It features a fixed magnification scope with a narrow / wide- beam illuminating laser.
Please see the video for how fun the laser is, I used a little bit of fog for it, but not much.
(I'll edit a bit at the weekend, add some more pics)
Step 1: Parts & Tools
Paper (Private Eye and a birthday card)
Some bits I pulled off the back of a TV tube
Some bits I pulled out of a Canon B95 FAXPHONE
Various screws, bits of metal wire and plastic
A Crosman laser (IIIA)
Cheap spray-paint (black and metallic)
A pair of very cheap field-glasses*
Fiskars scissors (good scissors)
A craft knife
*Binoculars have prisms in them
Step 2: The face plate
I set up the video camera to point at me, with the LCD display rotated so that I could use the whole thing as a "mirror". I put a pair of underpants on my head to keep my hairs out of the way. I applied PVA glue to my face and added pieces of paper. Having built up a few layers I let the mask dry whilst trying to keep a straight face. The mask then had to be peeled-off.
After cleaning my skin, and picking PVA out of hairs, I applied some tissue to the inside of the mask and re-seated it (repeatedly) as it continued to dry and harden.
The end result was a face-hugging mask, which would for the base of the monocle.
ModMischief said: Two things would have made this step less painful: Vaseline & a hairdryer
To make it even easier, you could have used plaster cloth like I did for this mask: http://www.instructables.com/id/SHB0P9YG1BBDUVL/
You must be either a brave man or a masochist.