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    What do you do if you have glasses??

    I've never tried on a Fett helmet before. Is there enough room inside for someone to wear their glasses (they aren't big and bulky but slim and trim.)

    edit: I realize that the helmet versions to differ in size but I'm speaking more generally here.
    Last edited by DannyBoy7783; Feb 26, 2009 at 6:39 PM.

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    Re: What do you do if you have glasses??

    Very good question, I am not able to wear my glasses with my Red Guard helmet, and it sucks to be blind! LOL

    I have not yet purchased contacts. My eyes are dry and contacts usually do not work out too well for me.

    I am sure someone here has some ideas about the Fett bucket.

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    Re: What do you do if you have glasses??

    I wear slim and trim glasses and I cannot wear them. I do not want contacts so I just suck it up and go blind. My Fett helmet is so much better to see out of then my Tusken or Guard but those are now my display costumes. Unless you have horrible eye sight you should be fine, I walked on a few occasions, several miles at night (parades) and had no problems.

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    Re: What do you do if you have glasses??

    I have a moderate astigmatism. While I can function without the glasses I don't like to. Maybe I can modify an old pair to work with the helmet or something...

    Thanks for the response.

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    Re: What do you do if you have glasses??

    Wear Contacts....However it would be nice to have a T-visor custom made with your vision specifications.. LOL...

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    Re: What do you do if you have glasses??

    contacts aren't a realistic option for me.

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    Re: What do you do if you have glasses??

    I get a new pair every 2 years or less, and took the hinges off of my last pare, and hot glue'd them into the helmet on the visor. Works pretty well! If you have the room...

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    Re: What do you do if you have glasses??

    Can you post some pictures?

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    Re: What do you do if you have glasses??

    I have glasses, and have never had an issue.

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    Re: What do you do if you have glasses??

    Which helmet do you have and, in your estimation, how big is your head?

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    Re: What do you do if you have glasses??

    I wear a size 7 baseball hat, and I have had Don Post, Mystery Helmets, and BobaMaker helmets.

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    Re: What do you do if you have glasses??

    I got lasik

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    Re: What do you do if you have glasses??

    Wes said: View Post
    I got lasik

    LOL Nice!

    I have glasses which I usually only use when I'm driving or seeing a movie at the theater. I tried to use them with my helmet, and it didn't work.

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    Re: What do you do if you have glasses??

    Can you not wear contacts for medical reasons, or is it the cost ? I've been wearing them for years and the cost has gone down dramatically, especially if you only get a few pair for trooping occasionally.

    If it's a matter of not liking them, I would still try them out, it's waaaay better than glasses.

    On a side note, why is it that folks who wear Imperial Officer costumes still wear their glasses ? Every other costume has to be authentic and detail oriented except for that. Plus it just looks silly, like Darth Vader in sneakers !

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    Re: What do you do if you have glasses??

    When I do my Imperial Officer or ANH Luke, I will wear contacts. Other than that, I refuse to wear contacts, I prefer glasses.

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    Re: What do you do if you have glasses??

    Timmer, I used to live in Clifton Park (now I'm in Troy (a nice part ))

    Regarding the cost/medical issue it's really not relevant. I don't want to get them. Maybe down the road but right now I am sticking with glasses. There seems to be mixed results here so I will wing it once I get my bucket I guess.

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    Re: What do you do if you have glasses??

    Danny, what about those wrap-around style glasses they make for athletic type activities ? They fit closer to your face and have the safety strap I think.

    I've seen stormtrooper buckets where the guys have mounted the frames, minus the earpiece part, to the inside on a little arm or something.. I find my Fett bucket , even though it's not done yet as far as the interior foam, etc. it has much more eyeglass room inside as well as ease of on and off with glasses.

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    Re: What do you do if you have glasses??

    I dont wear glasses but is it possible to get them made (prescription) tinted (hopefully dark enough), and big enough to fit as normal to the bucket instead of the normal visor? As your eyes are maybe an inch from the 'visor' would this allow for better optical viewing? I can't see it working for a Fett bucket but maybe a tk etc.......?

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    Re: What do you do if you have glasses??

    I remember from my Army days, there was a type of thick black rubber band-ish style of prescription lens insert that was worn inside the M-17 protective (gas) mask...

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    Re: What do you do if you have glasses??

    Ack... double post...

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    Re: What do you do if you have glasses??

    The sports goggles is actually a good idea. That sounds like the best option so far. Though mounting an older pair of glasses isn't bad either.

    Between being able to see and maintaining my comfort level (temperature) there seems to be some logistics I still need to work out. I'm not a wimp but I want to be comfortable while trooping if I'm going to put all this work into the costume.

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    Re: What do you do if you have glasses??

    Hey Dan, look into cooling devices used for things like construction work and mascots.

    There are several cooling devices that use absorbed H2O to cool you down. I have one of the neck coolers ( I work outside all year long) and it does work. they make a similar device for the roof of helmets. That and some fans will help. I know that in my TK, the body armor actually works well, it probably would keep your temp down under the flightsuit as well.

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    Re: What do you do if you have glasses??

    Thanks for the input Timmer!

    Body armor?

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    Re: What do you do if you have glasses??

    I made my custom bucket about the size as an MSH the opening is 9.75" and I fit with glasses, but my nose touches the visor, gotta add more foam to fix that little problem, as for cooling, I cut a HUGE opening in the left side where the ear cap it, and I cut out the vertical 'line', I plan on putting a slim cpu fan over the opening to pull in some cool outside air. If you want, I can post a pic of the opening.
    Last edited by adonian; Mar 5, 2009 at 10:07 PM.

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    Re: What do you do if you have glasses??

    Pics! Pics!

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