Monday, April 9, 2012

Steampunk Goggles DONE!

Yes, that's right! After 3 sessions, we finally finished our steampunk goggles! That means it's picture time...

I couldn't resist. The bob-ombs were the perfect size. And then the mushroom and pokeball had to balance it out. And then the star just leaped in with Leafeon.

Look! The steampunk party decorations are still up!

I tried really, really hard to make mine straight. They were having none of it.

Headband goggles it is then.

This picture is awesome in so many ways.

Aviator Amy... has a nice ring to it.


We discovered a few things as we made these. First, it takes me 2-3 tries before I do something right/like it. I pretty much started all the way over with the eye cups tonight (just the sewing part, not the sawing metal in half) because I decided I didn't like the way it looked 100%. Nobody else will probably notice. But it made me happy. (If only they sat straight on my face too...) Second, these things give you mad tunnel vision. I think I will mainly wear them on top of the head as a result. It wouldn't have been so bad if we could have cut the plumbing coupler halves down more, but that wasn't going to happen with our limited tools.

Anyway, we had lots of fun making them! I still have a few finishing touches to put on ours (mostly something to keep the strap from flapping up on the far side of the buckle) but they are completely functional!

In case you want to know where we drew our inspiration, we mostly pulled from Epbot's tutorial here.

Full album of pictures can be viewed here.


  1. Yay!! You forgot about the discovery where Nathan looks like Cid.

  2. I was gonna say that Nathan needs a shave, but the goggles fix everything.

  3. AWESOME!! Also, I got your package :)