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Dwarven Sunglasses by Armourdillo Dwarven Sunglasses by Armourdillo
Part of my new Dwarven LARP character. I based this on snow goggles used by 'Eskimos'.
I've sewn leather padding unto the inside and added three fastening straps
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Noctiped Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Lovely idea. I really like this kind of crafting, where you make everyday items that have a very real function. It gives very much depth to any costume, and makes it possible to modify your costume for different weather.
I might just make a pair myself, just in case i need to larp wintertime. =)
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Armourdillo Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Keep in mind that this version is a lot of work to make, look up Inuit snow goggles on Google, some versions are way easier to make! from bone, charred wood (usefull against glare!) or metal.
I m ade mine for LARPing with little kids, who kept hitting me in the face, this does protect against that , and more!:D (Big Grin)
And then I decided it would make a nice accessory for a mine working dwarf seeking protection from stone splinter ricochets.. Custom Character 
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Noctiped Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The amount of work is rarely a problem for me. =P
Ooooh, lots of cool inuit sunglasses out there. =D

I hope your dwarf has very good sight in the dark as he is wearing sunglasses in a mine. ^^
(Although I really like the idea of historical protective goggles. =))
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Armourdillo Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
He mostly uses it to protect against rock and steel splinters when working heavy machinery or when mining granite layers. That's why they are dsigned a bitn more heavy than the regular Inuit kind.
Also check out these  Great War flak masks etc; 

www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/10/how…
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yes! Brilliant. I have wanted some of those wooden eskimo "goggles" This is a great alternative.
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Armourdillo Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I found out while making this that one size does not fit all. I will make another one, a smaller more universally fitting one. Eventually.
I still have to solve the problem of not stepping on small dogs and kids while wearing these... (peripheral vision and all that)
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
uhhh I would think you'd have to make them fit each individual face, since it's rigid metal and all... unless there's padding between it and the face that allows for flexibility.
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Armourdillo Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ah yes, with smaller I mean it doesn't wrap around my temples as much. It's a very specific fit right now. and yes, ther's a 10MM thick layer of padded leather behind the steel. If I make a smaller version I could make them more like actual inuit goggles.
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
mmm right, less of the face to deal with.
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skipshot Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
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woodgolem72 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
Excellent design.
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Armourdillo Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks!
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