Steampunk is a specific style in fiction books, film, fashion, music and computer games. A distinctive feature of this style is the use in the work of attributes and technologies of the 19th century in combination with futuristic mechanisms and technologies.
What is Goggles?
Goggles are special glasses that were used by workers in the Victorian era. Initially, such types of goggles had an absolutely utilitarian purpose: they performed the function of protecting the eyes from dust, sparks, and wind. They were used by pilots, drivers, racers, welders, desert travelers.
It is not surprising that goggle has become one of the favorite accessories of steampunk fans, whose inspiring force is Victorian steam locomotives, retro planes, and retro cars. In the steampunk style, the goggles are usually modified with various additional magnifying glasses or other futuristic elements.
Goggle is a hallmark of the steampunk style
Over time, steampunk goggles have evolved from a functional accessory into a charismatic symbol. Every steampunk image can be complement by stylish authentic goggles. There are many people who want to buy goggles even among those who do not quite know what it is and why they are needed.
After all, this is an unusual and charismatic accessory. Goggles, (cyber glasses) as an element of style in clothes most often use cyber Goths. Other representatives of subcultures, for example, such as Steampunk or Anime, also love this accessory.
Goggles in Steampunk
Unlike historical goggles, steampunk model is no longer a protective accessory but perform a decorative function. They can be created with gears, rivets, leather, and spikes. Steampunk glasses can be painted in different colors: red, brown, blue, and also, instead of eyepieces, compasses, elements of clock mechanisms, camera lenses and so on can be inserted. The most important thing that the masters who create steampunk glasses are trying to achieve is matching the atmosphere of the Victorian era and steam engines.
Varieties of goggles
Goggles are so diverse thanks to the imagination of the masters involved in their manufacture. It can be elegant glasses or half masks covering half of the face. They can have batteries inside and glow, and they can have a camera diaphragm that responds to changes in lighting. As with any other steampunk accessory, goggles can be of completely different designs and equipped with various functional devices:
- Thanks to magnifying lenses, telescopic goggles can serve as binoculars of a limited distance
- Goggles of night vision are often found in military steampunk
Multifunctional composite goggles have wheels, levers, and switches. Often the goggles have an asymmetry of the sides, in which one eyepiece remains simple, and the other – modified (sometimes in several ways).
How to wear goggles
The specifics of wearing cyber glasses in the style of cybergoths involve wearing them on the forehead or head, less often on the neck or forearm. Colored glass, nets, protective grilles, coolers, fragments of electronic circuits, lenses, inserts with the image of signs of biological and chemical danger (biohazard, radio hazard) and other elements are widely used in their design.
All kinds of spikes, tubes, LEDs, screws, rivets and other improvised materials, including those glowing in ultraviolet light, are also used as design elements. You will be surprised at the variety of Gothic goggles on this page. You can complete the Gothic look or steampunk with these models. Here you will find glasses for a theme party and for a stylish classic look.
Showing all 18 results