As you know by now, no steampunk costume is complete without a pair of steampunk goggles. Goggles are the must-have accessory for a steampunk cosplay!
Fashioned after antique goggles used for aviation, welding, and bombing, steampunk goggles are widely available from artisan outlets from a couple of bucks to an excess of several thousand US dollars, depending on complexity.
OK, you can buy nowadays a pair of steampunk goggles online, but if you are good with crafts and have some spare time, it might be interesting to make your own pair. Making your own goggles allows you the opportunity to customize them to your liking.
This advanced video tutorial will show you how it’s done.
In the first part, you’ll discover how to make those plastic welding goggles look like they’re made of well-worn metal.
The final episode for do-it-yourself steampunk goggles will show you the code, how to build, and download the files needed for a 3D printer. All the STL files are contained in the following ZIP archive. Thanks to Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ and Bryan Burnett for this astonishing DIY video tutorial.These are the parts you’ll need to order to make your amazing pair of steam punk goggles:
– GraceAngie 40Pcs Bronze Alloy Roung Clock Watch gears
– Magnifying Loupe
– Arduino Nano (Atmega 328P)
– WS2812 16-Bit RGB LED Ring
– 30AWG Silicone Wire [Red, Black, Blue] – 600mah batteries + Charging harness
Total: $50 to $55.You’ll also need a 3D Printer that can print the following parts:
– Steampunk Goggles Frame (Left Side)
– Steampunk Goggles LED Holder (x2)
Tools and supplies:
– Dremel (or another drilling tool)
– Hot Glue Gun
– Soldering Kit
– Pliers, Screwdrivers
– Heat Shrink Tubing (Black)
And remember: a pair of steampunk goggles made by your hands are the perfect gift for any occasion – birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, parties, events, or whatever!