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« on: September 06, 2018 11:15:01 AM »

I made a Steampunk costume several years ago and I have worn variations of it for various Halloweens, Trunk or Treats, and Steampunk themed events. This year our Imagine Mainstreet/Strollin on Main Street event in our town for Sept. 6th was a Steampunk theme. I didn't want to wear the complete costume as it will be over 90 degrees and humid. I wanted to wear pants, so I whipped up a set of spats and finally finished the goggles I started last year. One UFO down!

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I also have a rule of making costumes out of whatever I can find in stash with minimal purchasing...usually from thrift shops and dollar stores. Hardly authentic, but sort of like a scavenger hunt.

The goggles are two canning jar lid rings, painted and distressed, plastic and amber film insets, and the obligatory gears/clocks/compass glued on. You can't see a thing through them, so they will be a forehead ornament.



The spats were made from rip-stop polyester/cotton legs of pants I made into shorts. Hey, the pants were on sales and quite a bit less than the shorts...go figure.

Some brown felt trim, more gears/clocks/compasses for fake buttons (Victorians used velcro right?).


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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2018 11:28:57 AM »

Super cool! I especially dig the spats.
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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2018 01:06:25 PM »

Very cool! Such an awesome idea for the goggles.
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« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2018 02:19:51 PM »

I like all that ingenuity but what I really want is to see it on you!
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« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2018 04:03:40 PM »

how fun and incredibly clever!
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« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2018 10:36:01 AM »

Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured Project! Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2018 11:20:58 AM »

So cool. And just in time for Halloween costume making time. Thank you so much.
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« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2018 01:54:46 PM »

These turned out so well! And now I need a goggles headband, which I didn't previously know I needed.  Cheesy

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Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured Project! Smiley

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