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Topic: Sunglasses/Goggles Mod? (Read 2428 times)
September 23, 2009, 04:53:49 pm »
I've seen people wearing these, but I haven't been able to figure it out myself yet. Most of the goggle how-tos I've seen (and searched for here in the forum) won't work for what I want.
I always have a pair of sunglasses perched on top of my head. So for my costume, it seems natural to replace them with a pair of goggles. But I'd like them to have ear pieces instead of a band.
I have a pair of sunglasses that I plan to take apart to use for the sides, and I was thinking of using some leather for the sides. But I can't figure out how to make the lenses. I'm on the hunt for a pair of sunglasses with non-curved large lenses to take out for the glass. And I have these wonderful filigree circles that are meant for earrings that will be perfect for the frame. But I can't figure out how to put them together. It seems like I need something that will make some sort of cup to drop the circles into and glue in place.
Any ideas? Or links to tutorials on how to make a similar style of goggles?
The Green Dungeon Alchemist
Re: Sunglasses/Goggles Mod?
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September 23, 2009, 05:06:12 pm »
Three words; Wilson welding goggles
They are the same kind worn by Dr Steel
They have arms that go over your ears, not a strap, round dark lenses, metal side peices (in mesh or grating) pretty much exactly what you want I think
P.S. And one more good image of them!
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Last Edit: September 23, 2009, 05:09:22 pm by JingleJoe
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Re: Sunglasses/Goggles Mod?
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September 23, 2009, 05:15:11 pm »
Those are pretty darn close, but a quick Google search didn't help. Were they purchased, or is there a tutorial somewhere? REVISED- Nevermind, I see where you have to hunt ebay for them. I'd rather make my own, but in a similar style.
And I'm still looking through ideas, and I realized that I should clarify. I'm hoping to fit the lenses over existing sunglasses as opposed to just using the arms, because I don't see how I would do the nose piece otherwise. I figure if the nose was just leather, they would just fall down.
Last Edit: September 23, 2009, 05:49:02 pm by MzHartz
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