Both in a basement AND wearing my 1970s Australian Army slouch hat! Definitely down under. And yes, that is a bow tie. Also featured are my green goggles.
The object I am holding is the shaft and funnel-like top of a lamp I have taken apart. The shaft can be taken apart at three places, and I intend to use one or two of the pieces with the funnel to make a prop gun. I have been gathering other supplies I've found, such as a large piece of a rain gutter, and hope to install a tesla lamp in the bell, or musket, end.