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Steampunk newbie. I want to start building some of these things, but I don't know where to start. Lend some advice?

I just got in steam punk recently. The whole thing seems pretty cool, and me and some friends want to create some costumes. I found some steampunk items on here, and I'd like to build some, but I've never built anything in my life before. Any items you guys would suggest starting on for newbies? Any advice to give?

Hello! If you're looking to make costumes I'd suggest starting with some goggles. I've seen plenty of things on here that don't require 'building' much, but still look nice. :) Also, if you don't want to make clothes, try going to your local goodwill, salvation army, ect. Many of the clothes there are inexpensive and if you're creative can be changed into something properly steampunk with little work. ;) PM me if you need any other help.

A good Instructable for goggles: http://www.instructables.com/id/Goggles
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