- Fashion and Beauty
Vintage Goggles - For Steampunks and other Eyewear Lovers
Vintage Goggles for Today's Eyes
If you love the look of vintage goggles -- from Aviator and Motorcycle Goggles to Military Goggles and Welder's Goggles -- Ebay and Etsy both have quite an enormous selection of great pairs and you'll be able to find some cheap ones on Amazon as well. Of course , I also like to hunt around thrift shops for suitable vintage goggles that I can wear on the cheap! So protect your eyes fashionably and pick up a pair of Vintage Driving Goggles.
And be sure to keep a look out for brass goggles, so you'll be the envy of every Steampunk. :)
This week's featured Goggles
Dr Horrible's Goggles
The original goggles that Neil Patrick Harris wears in Dr. Horrible's Sing a Long Blog were made by a company called Fibre-Metal. They are just a particular style of welding goggles.
Unfortunately, that particular style number, VG800-H5, is no longer made by Fibre-Metal, so you'll have to either cobble together your own pair or make do with a pair of welding goggles that are reasonable close.
The goggles listed below are probably the closest styles to the Doctor Horrible goggles that Amazon carries.
For the best selection of vintage goggles in all styles, be sure to visit my Vintage Goggles website. And for another great pair of movie goggles that are hard to find, check out my page about the Chronicles of Riddick goggles.
Some of the Best Vintage Goggles on Ebay
Okay, I know what you are really here for -- gorgeous vintage goggles. When this guy has auctions listed, he always has some of the best goggles available. Positively drool-worthy and I'm sure you will love them.
If there's no listing, he doesn't have any auctions online this week, but be sure to bookmark and check back as he is adding new auctions frequently and so it usually is only a few days here and there when he doesn't have some hot looking goggles available.
Brass Goggle Links - The Must Have Steampunk Accessory
It's too bad we don't see this sort of thing on Ebay very often. I'm a little surprised that so few designers have exploited the obvious market for them. Don't get me wrong -- the vintage goggles are spectacular, especially the art deco styled goggles, but I'd love a pair of these babies, and I really don't feel like making my own.
- Cyberpunk Goggles
Custom made goggles for Cyperpunks and Steampunk. They have some cool goggles on this site, but the site is scary -- it's like the worst of MySpace and early 90s web design, circa Geocities (shudder!).
More Cool Goggles
I'm featuring these brand new goggles because they are great buys for the money. These are a couple of pairs of new goggles that I think look pretty spiffy and they'll definitely be easy on your budget. I think the Industrial Bug Goggles are especially cool and they only cost $11.99.
Welding Goggles & Other Safety Glasses - New Goggles!
Okay, these are not vintage. They're all brand new. But if you are looking to complete your Steampunk attire, some of these might be perfect. You certainly can't beat the prices and most of them could easily be adapted or simply worn as is. So check out the welding goggles, and also some of the cool motorcycle and ski goggles.
More Steampunk Goggle Links
- The Definitive Goggle Thread
On the Steampunk Forums, this is the thread where any link to great looking goggles, etc. get posted.