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Steampunk Goggles by hever Steampunk Goggles by hever
I was in the mood to do something crafty--and I've been wanting to make some steampunk goggles for art prop purposes. They're made from assorted pieces I picked up at the hardware store and suede.

I'll probably move to to my scraps soon enough.
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mokell Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
did you make this or... 
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darkmousyshadows Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
gasp! hoodwinks!! i love hoodwinks!! :glomp:
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ReverendsVmask Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
i would better go with brown color material or better yet leather.
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xENIGMATISTx Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
interesting... i collected many of the same parts in my steampunk diy venture... gotta love it
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Hal-H-Wyatt Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009  Student Photographer
The goggles look amazing :)

I was wondering if you'd be able to help me?
I'm making a pair for my school design project, what materials did you use for this?
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electric-ace Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very very clever! I really love the purple suede!
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hyenacub Featured By Owner May 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Steampunk stuff seems to be in of late...these look very cool! I could definitely see these on Wild Wild West.
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BaronByronBalazs Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009  Student
I love these goggles! I would buy a pair! INSTANTLY! And wear them always...:D
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3-2-1-letsdance Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009
Seriously, these are incredible!
A friend has asked me to do steampunk costuming with her for New Zealand's Armageddon in october so I'm trawling the internet for ideas right now.
These are definitely something I want to make!

Is there glass in these? Sorry to ask a weird question but how hard would it be to add tinted glass or plastic?
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hever Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much...these goggles are essentially made from trash...toilet paper rolls, scraps of suede, plumbing parts that I painted gold, and the lenses are just thin pieces of plastic that I cut off of a box....so I'm sure it wouldn't be hard to add tinted glass or plastic at all. I used the plans from this tutorial: [link]
but then deviated, of course. If you end up making some, be sure to send me a link so I can see :)
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Celefilici Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thee look really cool! Thanks for sharing them.
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peannlui Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008  Professional General Artist
Dammit, I want a pair!!
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dijinstar Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008
Teh goggles, they is awesome
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Thomas-Felicis Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2008
Wow, the second set of steampunk goggles I've seen today, and they're equally amazing.

I might use a similar looking design for a 3D steampunk picture I'm working on.
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Macanleister Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008
Hmm...this picture has given me an idea for an actual functional device...
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absence-is-steel Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008   Photographer
Those are divine!
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RedExodus Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008
You should model them haha. They look pretty cool. They even look like they have a practical use haha
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:iconhever:
hever Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
me? bahhh. ew.
But thanks for thinking they look cool :) And although they may look it, they are anything but practical...haha.
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RedExodus Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008
haha but they look practical and that means you made them well!
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Athansor Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008  Professional Photographer
We totally have to do a Steampunk shoot one of these days. Assuming we can get Chris all decked out, of course! He's got the perfect look for it, either with short hair, or long, with his sideburns, and those little geeky glasses of his... These are FANTASTIC, of course. But then, you already knew that. And I'm jealous--of course. But then, you knew I would be, didn't you?! :P
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hever Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Honestly, I think Chris is spent. But like I said before, if we can convince my friend Matt to get his butt up to New England, he would do it in a heartbeat...and he has experience modeling. [link]

I've also started a digital painting self portrait with the goggles....it's looking pretty cool so far, but my photoshop was giving problems last night, so hopefully that was just a fluke and I don't have to reinstall it or anything.
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Athansor Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008  Professional Photographer
Poor Chris! It was the wig that finally did him in, wasn't it! ;)

Guess we'll just have to make do with Matter, then... :) Maybe we can do something this summer?

Can't wait tot see the self-portrait--it sounds intriguing...but then, EVERYTHING you do is. You're like an idea factory--I've no idea how you manage to keep coming up with no things all the time!

I'm sure your PS was just needing a reboot. A quick way to improve things with it, btw, is to purge your cache. Just click Edit | Purge | All. I do it everytime PS gets a bit sluggish...

Oh--and check out the brushes posted by `wroth over at =resurgere! (As well as other brushes he has in his scraps.) I think they'd be very useful to you, painting...they're really wonderful! :)
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hever Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I tried to purge, but the option was grey and wouldn't let me. The problem I kept having last night was I would be painting, and then when I went to the toolbar, my cursor wouldn't change...it just stayed as the little circle and then it wouldn't let me click on anything in the program. When I went out of the program, the paint cursor remained, but with the arrow on top of it...so I just had to close the program out without saving..it was very annoying.

And thanks for pointing towards the brushes....it'll have to sort through them all :)
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eatmyjesus Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008
Wo-ow, that sucks you quit without saving. Did you try whatever the Mac equivalent of Alt is? In Windows I'd try Ctrl+S (Save), and then try Alt to get into the menus and go through them with my arrow keys, failing that at least hit Print Screen to take a screenshot, then with that in the clipboard: Ctrl+Alt+Del to close off Photoshop, open MSPaint, Ctrl+V (Paste) and Ctrl+S (Save), then with the screenshot safely on my hard drive, reboot, open the image with PS and like quadruple the image size, transparency 30%, new layer and work over it like it was a template. But I don't know if you can do that on a Mac.
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hever Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
the equivalent of a ctrl on a mac is the apple command key and macs have alt keys. I tried saving with the keyboard commands, but the whole program freezes up. thanks for the suggestion though.
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Athansor Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008  Professional Photographer
Well...I don't know anything about Macs...but in the Windows world, that's definitely the sign that it's time for a reboot! ;) That's too bad, though--that you had to exit without saving. Been there, done that. :( Undoubtedly will be there again, come to think of it... ;)
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hever Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I had rebooted twice...and I left my computer off for the whole day and just turned it on. But I think I realized it was the brush I was using--I had downloaded those other brushes and tried them all out.....but when I started working again and switched to the brush I was using, it froze up again. Ugh.
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Athansor Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008  Professional Photographer
Ah--that makes sense, then! Check the dynamics on the brush--they can be real resource hogs, if they're set too high...too much tilt sensitivity, for instance... (Or else just forget about that brush. ;))
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hever Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I deleted it and made another one. I just thought it was weird because I had done the whole painting so far with that brush and then all of a sudden it started being a jerk last night...
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droxy Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Steampunk is all teh cosplay rage....nice goggles!
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Buddles Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
pretty crazy. toilet paper rolls you say??
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:iconhever:
hever Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
indeed. I started with toilet paper rolls and ran with it--got the idea from this tutorial: [link]
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Buddles Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
well thanks for that. I will check it out then. :)
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Aethergoggles Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
wow, awesome work, these came out really cool
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masshaver Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
ooo awesomeness
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ReincarnationsPF Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008
Awesome. Nice work. :-)
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:iconcaptaindannyofdakota:
The sunglasses of le future?
I dare you to wear them. In public.
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:iconhever:
hever Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
nah, that's alright. but some people actually do wear steampunk gear as everyday wear.
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:iconcaptaindannyofdakota:
I think I saw someone like that once,... I think he was the guy on Guinness World Records who ';pulled the most weight by meathooks in his back" (Is there a category for everything or what?)
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hever Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
hah.....ew.....
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WonderDookie Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
These are the coolest F'ing thing. I am ridiculously jealous.
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:iconhever:
hever Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Dude, they were so easy to make. I used toilet paper rolls and a hot glue gun.
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WonderDookie Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Damn. I have the glue gun, but where am I going to get toilet paper rolls?

That's awesome. So... is that not actually metal around the lenses?
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hever Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
no, it is metal around the lenses...I went to the hardware store and if you look in the plumbing section there are various types of metal washers and pieces for pipes. They were originally silver, but I have a talent for faux finishing so i painted them to look like an aged and roughed up brass. Hardware stores are amazing for art projects and usually much cheaper than things you can pick up at the craft store.
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WonderDookie Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
yeah. No kidding. Whenever I ever do anything crafty the hardware store is the first place that I hit!

Now that you mention it I can really see that plumbing piece in there. The faux brass looks great.
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katronmaster Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Gorgeous and amazing, I'd so buy a set of these!
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:iconhever:
hever Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks--they were pretty easy to make and there are a lot of sites that show you how.
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Greatest-Nightmare Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
These are really cool looking! They inspire me to draw something. XD
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:iconhever:
hever Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
hurrah! hopefully I'll get some cool drawings out of them as well ;)
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Greatest-Nightmare Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
cuul. ^^
i'll send u a link with the drawing k?
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