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« on: October 28, 2009 12:18:52 PM »

I want to go as Batgirl this Saturday and I'm having a problem with the mask. I wear glasses and haven't worn contacts in a long time:



My question is what should I do about wearing a mask with these glasses?
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« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2009 12:38:25 PM »

Attach the mask to your glasses - that's what I've had to do in the past.  You can use a sticky, peel off adhesive (I think they have some at Home Depot).
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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2009 12:40:41 PM »

Attaching the mask to your glasses would probably be more comfortable than having it right on your face all night too.
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« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2009 12:50:44 PM »

You could always try something like (http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2008/10/how_to_hairpin_lace_eyemask.html) this
to go over your glasses. I know its a bit fancy for batgirl, but I'm sure it could be simplified.

Or converted to a knitted pattern :-P
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« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2009 01:37:10 PM »

I agree with the other comments.  You'll probably have to stick your glasses over the mask. Although, you could also try going without glasses for the night (not an option if you're blind like me >.<).  Another idea: draw the mask on with face paint and wear your glasses.  You'll definitely want to clean them afterward though...

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« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2009 01:38:10 PM »

what about trying to do something with papier mache?
you could wrap your glasses in a plastic bag or something and use that as a base. it dries really fast if you use a blowdrier :-D
when it's dried it should be easy to attach it to your glasses.
or just cardboard? the fact that your glasses are black makes things easier i think.

i wear glasses (i don't see anything without them) and i had the problem often. i found it to be very uncomfortable if the mask was underneath the glasses. they always moved and i almost lost my glasses (a few times at one evening).
i'm not a big fan of lots-of-black-paint-under-glasses too again: to slippery. (at least everything i know that gets skin deep black) and it gets messy really fast with the glasses on top
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« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2009 03:10:56 PM »

I like the whole attach the mask to my glasses. I don't know if I want to using something that's sticky since my glasses have that non-glare coating on them and I'm not going to be home this weekend (visiting my sister at her college).

what about trying to do something with papier mache?
you could wrap your glasses in a plastic bag or something and use that as a base. it dries really fast if you use a blowdrier :-D
when it's dried it should be easy to attach it to your glasses.
or just cardboard? the fact that your glasses are black makes things easier i think.

i wear glasses (i don't see anything without them) and i had the problem often. i found it to be very uncomfortable if the mask was underneath the glasses. they always moved and i almost lost my glasses (a few times at one evening).
i'm not a big fan of lots-of-black-paint-under-glasses too again: to slippery. (at least everything i know that gets skin deep black) and it gets messy really fast with the glasses on top

I agree about the face paint and wearing a mask underneath - but if I was going to wear something underneath it might be like this ninja mask: http://stitch.peoplesmeat.com/?p=133 which I think would be fine for Batgirl.

Thanks so far guys!
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« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2009 06:21:55 AM »

I've painted my face and worn glasses over it without any slippage; the only issue was the glasses slowly rubbing some paint off where they rested on my nose. And if your drawn on mask is a basic color, it's no problem--just bring a stick of eyeliner and touch up periodically.
I've also done glasses OVER a mask and been fine... I've done glasses UNDER a mask (yes, really) and been totally boned because that suuucked.
Depending on the night--like, am I going to be somewhere safe?--I've also gone sans glasses and sucked up the resulting headache, and for a couple of hours of party that usually works fine.

I would think that if you knitted yourself a mask, you could maybe leave holes in which to stick/secure your glasses? Or you could buy a mask from a store and just quickly stitch the glasses onto the front, by the middle part of the glasses, between the lenses. End of the night, snip--and the glasses are freeee!
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« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2009 08:00:22 AM »

One of my friends sewed a mask like this from a stretchy fabric and wore his glasses underneath. It's not the prettiest thing but it worked... He borrowed my machine and made it himself and he's not exactly a perfectionist...
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« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2009 10:12:30 AM »

If you've got a spare set of old glasses with a close enough prescription - you can build the glasses into the mask. Put them on a mellon, that already is wrapped in black duct tape with the sticky side out. Then duct tape around the glasses to stick to the melon tape. Then cut the back side eyes and overall mask shapes.
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