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Steampunk Goggles by Crimson-Fatalis Steampunk Goggles by Crimson-Fatalis
My first attempt at any sort of steampunk work. they're still not 100%, although I'm not sure what else I can do with them...Well, I'm sure there's something. They're still a bit rough and..well, dirty looking. If you look close enough, you can see glue coming from a couple of the seams, but it's nothing I can't clean up. ;D

Anyway, the whole process must've taken around 9-10 hours, excluding the large margins of time I spent NOT working on them and or course, the painful glue-drying times. The metal sections are made mostly of old clock/watch parts with a few nuts and rivets here and there for design. The strap and..uh..eye-cuffs deals are made of leather taken from a couple of belts, and the lenses themselves were taken from some sunglasses I had laying around. Real inexpensive to make. I'd say around $10, at the most. :]

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x-i-s-t-e-r Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
I love it dude fucking awesome i dont see any room for improvement. Give me some feedback on my first armor piece its just the armor right now without any of the mechanical junk.
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What did you use for the eye pieces? :O Thats the only problem i have i can never find eye pieces >.<
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Crimson-Fatalis Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
The surrounding metal fitting are caps I found on some old glass oil jars; the lenses are just taken from sunglasses. Hope that helps, sorry it's kinda vague. :)
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SchizophrenicRainbow Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
Oil glass jars? Thats plenty of info, i've been looking around town for things i could use as eye pieces, but nothing seems to be quite what i'm looking for.
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Crimson-Fatalis Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
The jars looked similar to this - [link]

I used a router to hollow out the center, but I'm sure there are several ways to go about doing that.
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SchizophrenicRainbow Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
Sweet! Thanks so much =3
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Crimson-Fatalis Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
No problem. Don't hesitate to ask me if you get stuck somewhere, I'll do what I can. haha
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SchizophrenicRainbow Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
Oh i will, i'm actually planning on making some awesome wrist cuffs. Like from a mental hospital.
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Crimson-Fatalis Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
Sounds cool :o You know what materials you're using yet?
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Jude848 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
These are so awesome!
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Crimson-Fatalis Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
Gracias!
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no3134321 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
would I be able to buy a pair?
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Crimson-Fatalis Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
How much are you willing to spend? c:
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no3134321 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
About $40 Australian. dont know how much postage would cost tho...
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Crimson-Fatalis Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
Sorry man, I don't think I could part with these so easily. They're one-of-a-kind, and I really don't expect to make other pairs.
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no3134321 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
Alright. No worries...
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Haerodiel Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
Wow!! Those are absolutely gorgeous! I'm trying to design my own pair, and this really helped!
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Crimson-Fatalis Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
Thank you! I'm glad I could be of assistance. Good luck
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pinochioO-5 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
These are beautiful. Usually you see goggles done in an older tarnished finish, but these shiny and new looking still look awesome. The detail is sweet. I love the little needle-like protrusions on the edge.
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Crimson-Fatalis Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
Thank you! Usually I'd go with an aged look, but this was my first attempt at anything steampunk, and I wanted to see what I could do without painting effects, aging techniques, etc. Lovely gallery, by the way
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pinochioO-5 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I loved the way it turnd out. I can only imagine what your next one will look like. I'm on my first attempt as well. I wanted to shoot for really different, so one thing I did is make the lenses interchangeable. I'm still working on the frame. I'm not happy with it yet I want to add some small corogated wire t o it somehow to give it a Giger alien look. I'm going to go ahead and post some pictures of the project, but it should look better as it nears completion. I tell you the workmanship in your piece is flawless.
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Crimson-Fatalis Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010
Those are impressive. How far along are they? Also, thank you, I really appreciate some input from another enthusiast!
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pinochioO-5 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I just added some details to he sides. I'm still not sure about the buttons on the sides. I' may just add some electrical cord wire as an edge treatment and call it a day. I worn them out today for Hickorycon, and people seemed to like them the way they were.
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Crimson-Fatalis Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
Might try a few different variants. I had a few details lined up for my goggles, and it worked out to be too much. So, I reworked it, and reworked it until I found a certain balance. I'm a huge believer in the power of trial and error. Good luck!
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xXGreenEyedGirlXx Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
i have to say i think this is the best i have seen for a first try. very cool! i hope to be making my own soon =]
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Crimson-Fatalis Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
Thank you very much! It's rough, since I really don't know what I'm doing, but I put a lot of work into them. c:
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Vovkun Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
OMFG! That's so great!
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Crimson-Fatalis Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
Thanks, I appreciate it. c:
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Nagem1891 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing details! It is really good and I can't wait for the finished product :)
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Linkfan196 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
also, did you use a set of goggles as a base, or used squares of leather? and if so, how did you craft the leather into a shape that is strong enough for goggles?
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Crimson-Fatalis Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010
It was mostly materials I had laying around from other projects. Hence the inexpens-ity. I didn't use a base. All the leather I used was from an old belt(apart from the strap, which was a dog collar). I suggust swap meets for inexpensive watches and clocks, or anything that you might see use in.
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Linkfan196 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
cool, thanks for the advice. i just bought a wooden box of old parts from ebay, and it wasn't over 10 bucks, so i hope to get at least a few good projects from those.
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Crimson-Fatalis Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
Cool, good luck. c:
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Linkfan196 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
how did you get all this for around ten dollars? what kind of watches did you take apart? i have an ld wristwatch im going to take apart, but im not sure how to get the glass off.
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l337CHEESE Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009
That's awesome, I'm trying to get into steampunk myself, and I'm starting at making a watch. I'm just stuck on where to find all the nifty pieces to work with. Is it best to plan out what I'll need or just dump a ton of random objects in front of me to mess with? Any suggestions where to look for all these random parts?
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Crimson-Fatalis Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009
Thank you very much! i would strongly suggest you just gather a bunch of parts and things and work from that. I usually find old clocks or clock insides from swap meets or garage sales, take them apart, and use whatever I can. Thanks for your interest. :]
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Taiki-Yoshitoki Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
omg! so beautiful :O
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Crimson-Fatalis Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
Thanks!
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LividDoll Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009
-Cream-

._. Ive been looking into steampunk lately. I kinda want to get a group together and cosplay it.
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Crimson-Fatalis Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
That would be fun. It's getting really popular this year though. 0__0
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:iconlividdoll:
LividDoll Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
Very true. But that will also mean there might be a photoshoot. <3 Want to join me?
Meybeh? x-x
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Crimson-Fatalis Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009
I always have wanted to set up a formal steampunk costume.
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LividDoll Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009
I think we should do it. I need to watch you create things though. I want like.. somewhat of a metal arm. Like Ivy's arm armour in Soul Calibur. I just always thought that look so.. cool. ._. -Is a dork-

But we should totally do it :love:
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Crimson-Fatalis Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009
Yeah, definitely.wonderflex would be a good choice for something like that arm. Also, ALA, I'm cosplaying K' DASH from King of Fighters...probably. :heart:
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LividDoll Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009
Oh~ Id like to see what you'd look liek with silverish hair :0 <3
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Crimson-Fatalis Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009
WIG TIME
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Virgil5 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Very awesome stuff man!! they look super :D
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Crimson-Fatalis Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
Thanks buddy. :D
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piratekit Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
Great job, I'd never have the patience to make something like this :XD:
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Crimson-Fatalis Featured By Owner May 11, 2009
Thank you very much! And to tell you the truth, it was a lot easier and didn't require as much patience as I thought it would. :]
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