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ryoma45
02-01-2008, 02:57 PM
Hi. I've been trying to make a pair of Kamina's from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann glasses. I have the plastic cut and polished up a treat, but i can't figure out a way of wearing the thing. In the anime he simply just places them on his face, but obvioulsy i don't have that ability ( not yet it seems). Any help or ideas as of how to wear them would be appreciated as i'm pretty much stuck.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y143/ryoma45/kamina.jpg

EDIT - sorry, i've just noticed i wasn't in the right category when i posted this, must of clicked one too many tabs along. Please move this topic to the right area unless it can't be.

The Hag
02-01-2008, 04:21 PM
You can have a mod move it for you by using the "report thread" button (its the ! in the triangle, to the left and down).

Where ever your thread ends up, it would help if you add a link to a reference picture!

bandXaided
02-01-2008, 06:30 PM
i would do some clear cheapos hunting, cut (or screw) off the two side thingies that hang on your ear and glue them on the plastic...

i do envy those anime/manga characters to make accessories magically stick...>____>;
it'd make life so much easier XD

ryoma45
02-01-2008, 06:41 PM
i would do some clear cheapos hunting, cut (or screw) off the two side thingies that hang on your ear and glue them on the plastic...

i do envy those anime/manga characters to make accessories magically stick...>____>;
it'd make life so much easier XD

ye that was what i was thinking would be my main way of doing them. The cheapest i seen a pair of glasses to buy though were £12 ($24-25 ish) with the right arms to unscrew. I was thinking of buying a nose plug from ebay that swimmers use and glueing that onto the middle, but i reckon that the plug will be too soft and will not stay on the bridge of my nose well under the weight of the plastic ( it's only 3mm, but as you can see from the picture the glasses are quite big).

one last way i was thinking was just drilling 2 holes much like for the arms of the glasses, but using thin elastic that i have. By using 2 or 3 straps, it could be hidden under my hair easily, with only the knot on the glasses showing.

What do you think? Which would look best? I'm pretty sure i've seen someone on this site with a picture of them in a Kamina outfit with the glasses on, but i can't tell how they are on him.

bandXaided
02-01-2008, 07:06 PM
i dunno, i personally think that elastic would be kinda wierd-looking...but if this con is a while from now, just go "shopping"/glasses hunting alot...but if the con's really close then i'd just use the elastic...

edit:// also, make sure that your comfort is put into your decision...i'm telling you from expierence that glasses that don't fit right are a nightmare... =/

ryoma45
02-01-2008, 07:13 PM
from the shape of the glasses, wearing them for long times is gonna be a pain, which is why i smoothed and polished the edges of the plastic to make sure there were no sharp edges or corners. they feel alrite when i try them on, but without wearing them for a while i won't know.

cheers for the help and all, will post some pics when i get round to sorting it all out.

bandXaided
02-01-2008, 08:35 PM
good luck then. i hope i helped :3

waterdancer
02-01-2008, 10:05 PM
i like the swimmers plug idea. i was gonna suggest to you to affix some of those nose things for comfort anyway. you might, and i do stress MIGHT, be able to just stick with the swimmers plug. toy with it and se what you get.

also, if after you figure out what you want and decide you dont like how you can see it through the plastic, you can prob get some orange paint that matches your glasses and lightly brush some on the inside so that you cant see past it. but... that woudl take some toying. 8D have fun and good luck! ^-^

FallingAngel
02-01-2008, 11:05 PM
Have you thought about trying to actually glue them straight to your nose? I know they make skin safe glues, I just don't know whether it would be strong enough to hold the weight.

Okami Yokai
02-02-2008, 08:05 PM
How about using spirit gum to adhere it to the area between your eye brows?

Nikle
02-05-2008, 10:29 AM
I've been thinking of "surgically" placing small magnets around and under the eyebrows. Then glue some small magnets unnoticeably onto the glasses, then weird people out with your awesome, magically sticking glasses.

I don't know really.
That's how it worked out in my head.