Sunglasses that make you look like you've had your eyes blacked out

These novelty "Embarrassing Photo Protective Sunglasses" make you look like you've had your eyes blacked out by a censor bar: "Worried a paparazzo took a shot of you doing that thing you do that nobody knows about, because it would get you fired, arrested or worse?" They used to be sold by Urban Outfitters, but appear to have been discontinued.

Embarrassing Photo Protective Sunglasses (via Geekologie)


  1. They are still sold in stores (next to the registers at the Urban Outfitters I work at), just not online.

  2. You know the last time I did this I got a restraining order issued against me…… Now people are paying for it?!?!?!?!??!

  3. I did this for a halloween costume about ten years ago. Prior art baby! Anyway, I made mine from a regular pair of sunglasses, some carboard, duct tape and a sharpie.

  4. Anyone that went to a punk or New Wave show in the early to mid-80s have seen these shades before. Not new.

  5. I saw one at the end of the Wikileaks/censorship panel at HAR2009, where one of the panelists received one of these.

  6. That nose-piece is horrific. The chance of accidentally plunging it into one of your eyes after stumbling or running into someone seems way too high.

    I would want to redesign that piece before I tried wearing these.

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