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Luna1375
« on: July 19, 2012 09:47:23 AM »

A while back I made some steampunk goggles out of an old purse and some other random junk:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=283815.0

But after 4 years, cheap faux leather and hot glue haven't held up very well, so I decided to remake them for my steampunk costume for this year's DragonCon.



This time, I got real leather from a leather store. I bought quite a bit because I need some for other projects too, but you could just as easily use leather from a thrift store purse, boots, or old jacket or something. I used the same party favor tin lids from last time, but Dollar Tree doesn't have them any more so I had to get a container of 25 of them from Party City. Which means I have plenty to make more goggles! Or, I could use them for storage for small craft doo-dads. They were still less than a dollar each.

To attach everything together, I poked holes in the leather and the tin lids with a . . . sharp pointy tool I have, I don't know what it's called but I call it "that pokey thing" and I used brads from the scrapbooking section of Michaels. That's also where I got the gears on the sides. Here's a shot where you can see the brad prongs on the inside:



For the lenses I used a purple binder pocket from an office supply store. Since the plastic isn't quite stiff enough on its own, I left in the plastic insert that came with the tins and just put the purple pieces behind it. To color the tin more brass looking, I just used a sharpie, which does wear off with handling but I think that just makes it look more old and weathered. I also used brads to attach the strap of elastic in the back.

Here are some more pics from different angles, just because Smiley







Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2012 10:12:04 AM »

Wow! very clever!! pinning this one!  Cheesy
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jillrbassett
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2012 11:36:40 AM »

AMAZING!! These are AMAZING! i Love them! Great job!! I'd love to see what else you've made for dagoncon
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Luna1375
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2012 07:41:08 PM »

AMAZING!! These are AMAZING! i Love them! Great job!! I'd love to see what else you've made for dagoncon

Thanks! I will be posting the full costume pretty soon.
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« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2012 08:21:02 AM »

Wow, you are so creative!  LOVE those!!
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