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Kamina glasses (sometimes refered to as Kamina shades or Gar glasses) are a pair of orange, triangle shaped glasses that is used as a photoshop item that is added to a person or object. The idea of this is to take something plain looking and instantly make it look cool by adding the glasses. Although this is mainly done though photoshop, it can also be used in a drawing or even a real prop.
The glasses are named after Kamina from the anime Gurren Lagann. Kamina is has become known for his manliness and wearing his signature sunglasses (often being known as an example of GAR). Although Kamina is not the first person in anime history to wear this type of glasses, the glasses themselfs do not have an official name thus the glasses have become synonymous to him (he even goes as far as to mount a giant pair of them on his personal Gunmen mecha Gurren) and is now known as a symbol of epicness.
Despite the fact Gurren Lagann debuted in 2007, the Photoshop trend did not start until early 2008.
The glasses started spreading as meme when this LiveJournal post (link) was made, telling people to take Kamina glasses, and Photoshop it onto anything. It seemed to have laied dormant untill a post was made in the Baka Wolf forums challenging everyone to start Photoshopping the glasses onto other people. Today, you can find Kamina glasses on many things from the cool to the weird.
In addition to Kamina glasses, there is his foster little brother figure, Simon (the main character of the series) who gains a pair of red, star shaped glasses around the end of the series. This is also used, but not as common.
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