Steampunk googles are a great way to complete your steampunk costume. They’re also functional, offering protection and shade from both the sun and harsh artificial light sources like HID bulbs. But they can also be a little boring. You can spice up your goggles by adding personal touches like kaleidoscopes, ornaments and lenses with animal themes!
Tools and materials
In addition to the goggles, you will need a screwdriver, pliers, wire cutters and strippers. You’ll also need an electric glue gun (if you don’t already have one). For materials, you will need kaleidoscope lenses, leather, metal bolts, and some decorative elements like colored plastic or metal sheets.
Remove lenses and strap (if applicable) Remove lens from frame. If you have lenses in your glasses, remove them before storing them. You may also want to remove the strap that holds the glasses together. This will prevent them from getting broken or crushed during storage.
Put glasses in a case or container. You can put your glasses into a small cloth bag, or if you have hard plastic frames, you can store them in their original case. Make sure that the case is closed tightly so as to prevent dust from getting inside.
Re-lens goggles are a must-have for any steampunk enthusiast. They give you a great look and are very cheap to make yourself. There are many different types of lenses you can use, but one of the best ways is with a kaleidoscope. You can purchase these at craft stores or on Amazon for around $10, which is much cheaper than buying new goggles!
If you want to get even more personal with your goggles, make sure they match your style and personality by re-lensing them with something that represents who you are as an individual. If you’re feeling whimsical, try putting on some sunglasses! Or if science fiction movies have always been more up your alley, check out this list of lenses for inspiration:
- Remove the lens from your goggles by unscrewing it. You may need to use a flat tool (like an old credit card) as leverage to loosen each screw.
- Place the lens face-up on a flat surface, so that you can easily see where all of its components are located, and count how many screws you removed in step 1: there should be four screws total—one near each corner of the lens and one in its center (which is usually longer than the others).
- Reattach your lenses using their original screws, making sure they are tight enough so that they don’t fall off easily but not too tight or else they could damage your glasses’ frame or prevent them from working properly
Attach Kaleidoscopes to goggles
Steampunk kaleidoscopes goggles are an elegant way to add some extra pizzazz to your costume. To make one, you’ll need a kaleidoscope tube, some mirrors and colored glass. You can find all of these things in arts and crafts stores or online.
Once you have the materials, it’s time to assemble them into a finished kaleidoscope! Here’s how:
- Take the kaleidoscope tube and line up the mirrors so that they form a triangle with sides equal to those of your eyes (they should be about 4 inches long). Secure this arrangement with glue or tape so that it stays put while you’re working on other parts of the project.
- Now take one end of a strip of colored glass and wrap it around the outside edge of one side at an angle as shown above (this will serve as your focal point later). Then repeat this step moving down another side until all three pieces are secured on either end by their own respective strips (see below).
Once again, if any pieces come loose or fall off during this process then go back over them with glue/tape before continuing! You want everything nice ‘n’ sturdy right now because once we move onto assembly there won’t be much time for fixing mistakes!
How to make your goggles personal
The first step to personalizing your goggles is to make sure they’re clean. Use a mild dish soap, warm water, and a soft towel or sponge to wipe down the goggles, giving particular attention to the lenses. Once you have cleaned off any dirt or grime on the outside of your goggle’s lenses, set them aside while you work on making your own personalized details.
Here are some materials that you’ll need:
- Metallic Paint (black or brown)
- Black Sharpie marker (or any permanent marker)
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