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Mersaydee
08-17-2009, 06:52 PM
Hi all,

I'm interested in cosplaying Lust from Fullmetal Alchemist in my newest cosplay adventure (I've already done Fuu from Samurai Champloo and am working on an Imperial Crewman outfit for the 501st Legion - Star Wars). Most of the stuff shouldn't be too difficult. The biggest problem is getting contact lenses that are right. She has purple eyes with reptile slits, and I've found purple contacts - and contacts with reptile slits - but not a combination of the two. There IS a "purple cat eye" lens out there, but it has yellow in it, which... yeah, just no. Am I just not looking in the right place, or does this really not exist? Here are some reference pictures, if that helps:

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a330/Mersaydee/FullmetalAlchemist-14-Large27.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a330/Mersaydee/FullmetalAlchemist-17-Large35.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a330/Mersaydee/FullmetalAlchemist-16-Large33.jpg

Thanks in advance!

sexy_fairy
08-17-2009, 09:05 PM
I saw the one with yellow. so i hope this one looks better.

http://www.bodyjewelleryshop.com/online_store/terror_eyes_cosmetic_contact_lenses_pink_cat_eye_9 864896.cfm

sorry if thats not what you are looking for.

Moennet
08-19-2009, 08:37 PM
go to an optomitrist and have them custom made, they'll be the right look and they'll be more comfortable. ^_^

Mersaydee
08-19-2009, 11:32 PM
How much does that usually cost? (Optometrist probably wouldn't be a bad idea, seeing as how I've never worn contacts before!)

jounink
08-20-2009, 02:49 AM
i would recomend just getting just the purple contacts and if you plan to do pro photo's, then photoshop your pupils to the slits. The reason I say this is, the characters pupils are very thin and wouldn't be noticeale unless viewed closely. Any custome jobs to make them look that acurate, without greatly imparring your vision would and will be very costly. Either way, you'll still have to see an optometrist due to the fact that legit retailers require it.