Awesome: These German Safety Goggles made of shiny steel and safety glass are being imported to North America by Lee Valley Tools.
Even More Awesome: A quick lens swap turns them into incredibly cool costume 3D goggles.
On their own, they’re incredibly good looking goggles with an adjustable nose strap and adjustable elastic band to hold them on. The metal lens holders unscrew to add optional welding shades.
(Note: We’re not 100% sure what metal these are made of. It’s shiny. It looks like steel, and a magnet sticks to it. But the product page when you buy them mentions aluminum. Sigh.)
When you take the original lenses out, you can see that they are made of traditional safety glass: two layers of glass laminated together with a plastic layer in between. They’re 50 mm in diameter.
Remove the glass lenses and screw on the red and blue ones.
Now it should be noted that while these are brightly colored and beautiful, acrylic is normally not a suitable material for protective lenses. So, these are definitely for costume use only, at least until you put the original lenses back in.
Now you’re ready to party in 3D!
You can find more costume projects in our Halloween Project Archive.