View Full Version : Any ideas on what to make goggles from?

04-18-2011, 08:25 PM
I'm working on a crossplay of the Disgaea Thief (http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110209010453/disgaea/en/images/thumb/d/d2/Dis2-thief.jpg/573px-Dis2-thief.jpg).

I've considered buying a pair of goggles and customising them, but I can't find any that have the right shape (all the frames I've found are round, rather than boxlike).

I've already tried making some by folding and gluing aluminium from drinks cans (yeah, only the finest materials ;)). But the results were disappointing (http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2905134/), since the goggles I made have a habit of folding. The lenses (which I made by printing them on OHP film) are passable, but I could probably do with something more hard-wearing.

Has anyone had any experience with making goggles from scratch? What kind of materials should I use (I still have plenty of paint left, so that won't be a problem at least)? Since they're only supposed to be worn on the hat, padding can be ignored....