Dr. Horrible Goggles

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Introduction: Dr. Horrible Goggles

Make yourself some shiny, new Dr. Horrible goggles!
Even better than Australia!

Step 1: What You'll Need

You will need the following:

-Lab Goggles

-2 Round-Potrusion-Things ~ I found I couple of round containers at an army surplus store. I have no idea what their intended purpose was, but I drilled them up so that they had eye-holes. You could also use the bottoms of two mini yogurt containers. Just cut them down to size and drill in some eye-holes.

-Round Sunglasses - All we really need are the lenses, so they don't have to be fancy.

-Gluegun and appropriate ammunition

-Black and silvery/metallic paint

-Paintbrushes

Step 2: Lenses

Take the round glasses and pop the lenses out.

Step 3: What You See Through

Take the round lenses and glue them into the containers with the eye-holes.

Step 4: Basic Structure

Glue the containers with eyeholes onto the lab goggles. It should line up so that when you look through the goggles the world looks like you're seeing it through sunglasses.

Step 5: Black Paint

Paint the following areas black:
- the round protruding rims of the goggles
- the upper nose-bridge area of goggles
- the white knobs on the sides of the goggles

Step 6: Silver Paint

Paint all of the unpainted portions of the goggles with a silvery metallic color. I used silver paint with a little bit of gold paint.

Step 7: YES!

Now the nightmare's real.
Now Dr. Horrible is here
To make us quake with fear.
To make the whole world kneel.

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    This is a nice reproduction, but you could have saved yourself a ton of work by starting with cheap welding goggles. There are quite a few models out there that require very minmal modification other than a paint job (they're usually green instead of silver). Nevertheless, very well done.

    Yes this is what I was looking for. I want an instructable of how to paint the goggles I already have. There are so many different kinds of paints, and the plastic fusion doesn't come in metallic colors.

    While I know this comment may be a bit late to be of use to you, it may be helpful to someone else. What you can do once you have the right goggles (whether you bought cheap welding goggles or used the above method to make similar looking ones) mask off the part you don't want painted with tape (if any), and spray paint black or white with a spray paint (spray primer would be even better if you can get it) that will adhere and not flake off of the goggles and will fully dry (stores like Orchard's or Home Depot should be able to tell you what would work for that material). Once dry (it should not be tacky at all), you should be able to paint the goggles with regular acrylic paints to your liking. Just double check that the spray paint/primer you are using can be painted on before you buy it. No need to waste money on something when you can just ask if it'll work for what you need. :)

    You're welcome. I made my own a while back and learned how difficult it was to paint the plastic material that they're made of. Just be sure to give yourself plenty of time to let everything dry. I would suggest planning a few weeks ahead just in case it takes longer to dry than you'd hoped. I spray painted some black rain boots white for this costume and they took way longer to dry than I thought they would. I ended having to wear slightly tacky boots.

    oh c'mon guys, where would the fun in that be? :D
    besides, even cheap welding goggles are more expensive than cheap-o plastic goggles and yogurt containers...
     

    Got my glasses for 10 bucks. Cheap enough?

    Heck, I got mine for TWO. And they look to be the exact ones used in the production, just painted silver.

    I've just gotten into steampunk. What are some good books and movies?

    watch the music video for the ballad of mona lisa by panic! at the disco
    seriously steampunk