I found a toy gun for $4, so my Rocket costume has a prop! Clearly a green shotgun is no weapon for a spacefaring raccoon, so I needed to make some modifications.
First, I added a bunch of cardboard. The second handhold was missing entirely, so that was first. Then I added a scope and bulked up the barrel.
I play a lot of Borderlands, so I decided to paint the gun in the fashion of a Maliwan. If it’s not elemental, it’s not a Maliwan! I mean, yes, Maliwan stopped making shotguns by Borderlands 2, but whatever. I like me some corrosive, incendiary, and shock damage. Here’s the final product!