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I need to make fake hipster glasses Answered

Hello.  In two weeks, I need to look something like this guy: http://dsc.discovery.com/fansites/mythbusters/meet/gallery/mythbusters-adam-savage-bio-2-324x205.jpg

I've already got someone doing Jamie Hyneman.  The only problematic bit for me is the glasses.  See, I already wear glasses, and my frames aren't that thick.  So, in maximizing authenticity, I'd like to do a DIY-conversion for my glasses to make them look like Adam Savage's hipster glasses. 

Here's my working hypothesis.  I get some kind of thick, lightweight, cut-able material and cut it into two parts, with a groove lining the inside.  Then I glue the two halves together, fitting around the frames of my current glasses.

I'm thinking my best option for a material is thick posterboard - the stuff that's sort of foamy in the middle, with card paper on either side.  The foamy bit would make it easy to carve a groove and fit it around my glasses.

Here are my current blueprints: <a href="http://tinypic.com?ref=3093kg2" target="_blank"><img src="http://i50.tinypic.com/3093kg2.jpg" border="0" alt="Image and video hosting by TinyPic"></a>

Would love to fish for a few more ideas, though, before I dive headlong into this.  Are there any other materials that might do me better, or a better method altogether?  Input of any sort is appreciated!


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8 years ago

I'm afraid you current plans don't show up.

It would be useful to know what your existing glasses look like, but my first thought is to get hold of a pair of cinema 3D glasses, remove the lenses and simply wear them around/over your existing frames.