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Tutorial – How to Make Your Own Pair of Steampunk Goggles [Geek Project]

You see everyone wearing those awesome looking goggles in so many steampunk photos and now you can make a pair of your very own. This great step-by-step tutorial from Fenris Designs comes with a suggested materials list and lots of photos to help you through the process from start to finish.

Note: The image shown above is a preview from the webpage-based version of the tutorial.

Steampunk Goggles: A Tutorial (Webpage-Based Version) [Fenris Designs]

Steampunk Goggles: A Tutorial (Image-Based Version) [deviantART via 9 GAG]

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  • Published 08/12/11

Comments (4)

  1. Two Replies

    Or you could just go to an Army Surplus store and buy actual WW2 motorcycle goggles for $20-$30, and avoid looking like you’re wearing an obvious pair of $40 canning jar rings on your face. ;-p

  2. Chris

    These may look antique on this picture because it is altered. The final product of the walkthrough ends up with something that looks cheap even for a knockoff. Few steampunk items are worthwhile. Once it became popular most steampunk items just look like cheap junk with no style.

  3. Daniel

    The comment about buying WWII goggles…..That is not Steampunk, that is the Dieselpunk era….Steampunk is steam era (Victorian), then it goes into Dieselpunk, from the 30’s to 40’s then Atompunk in the 50’s Think what technology was around and that is how the genres go. I am so tired of people calling Sky Captain Steampunik when it is Dieselpunk. Same with Hellboy.

  4. Desdemona

    FYI Daniel, they were of Course NOT the Actual WWII Goggles, but coming from a motorcycle family for the past 59 yrs, and having been to more Army Navy Stores than you could even begin to imagine, the Leather Flying Helmets with the REAL Sheepskin Linings, and the WWII Goggles, can very easily pass for Steampunk, as they Were wore wile racing Sulkies, and the very early automobiles did not even have windshields, so goggles, very much of this style. Don’t you even Watch ANY Movies??? Even the WWI Flying Aces wore them. And Sorry to Your Gangster Bull of the Prohabition Era……and Atomic came in, in the Very Late 50s. Some, Like Eames Saw the future a bit ahead of time…but the majority did not go in for it until the late 50s (and I’m talking 58 or 9) Early 60s. So My advice is to watch any movie of your Choice with the WWI Flying Aces (double wingers) Baron Von Rictophen (however he spealt it) for one of the very famous ACES of that era….and You Will SEE…GOGGLES & LEATHER HELMETS! Same if you prefer a Movies, Say Like “SEABISCUIT”….where “Jeff Bridges” Just Totally Adores Fast Autos that are being introduced to that Era…..You will See Goggles & Helments. I Rest My Case. And Hopefully YOU Have Learned Something, as I did not write all of this for Naught.

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