Aug 26, 2012

Make-do

I apologize for my lack of posts recently.  The sad truth is, there hasn't been anything for me to post.  My job has been more stressful than it ever has before and my kink life is currently in a low point.  Of course, as you've read, I recently purchased a couple of new toys for myself.  One of those toys was a gas mask.

I have only recently gotten more acquainted with gas masks.  In fact, before this past year I had only been in the most basic of gas masks, the Russian GP-5 gas mask.  While a gas mask can help with the obvious task of breath control, it has some other perks.  One of those perks is the ability to help separate the sub from the outside world and keep him in his own.  To truly complete the effect, it helps to block eye site.  Well that can be an annoying task with a gas mask.  There are some options that are easy, like covering the eyes with a bandana, which isn't the most attractive option, or covering the lenses with tape, which makes returning eye site and taking it away again much more difficult.  For these reasons, I came up with my own solution.

I cut out a circular piece of card stock with a cut from the outer edge to the center.  Rolling the circular sheet into a shallow cone gives it a slight spring-like quality, which holds it in place inside the recess of the lens.  After I tested the concept, tweaked it a little, and found that it worked, I just needed to find a more durable material that was still thin enough to work.  A simple 50¢ pocket folder, courtesy of just about any store that sells school supplies, was perfect.  Here are the results:



No comments: