Sure, this homemade Arc gun from District 9 is pretty awesome looking. But if you want to look like a real badass, let's go through the progression of what people will think when they see you holding it.
1. Oh my, that man is holding a large weapon!
2. Ah, I see that it is a replica based on a movie.
3. That is some impressive attention to detail!
4. I wonder how long that took to make?
5. I bet he sat in his basement for like 6 months with a tiny paintbrush and a magnifying glass and hasn't seen the sun in ages.
6. Let's go have sex with a guy in a band!
You've just gotta follow the process through to its logical conclusion, is all. [GadgetHim]