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Unread 01-30-2015, 06:12 AM   #1
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First time cosplay contact user- suggestions?

Hello everyone. I'd like to start wearing colored contacts with my cosplays, but I am admittedly a bit new to contacts period, and I know that if I end up with a contact that is irritating, I'll probably end up taking it out.

I have small eyes, so I'd like to go the circle lens route if possible. I have a mild prescription for nearsightedness, olive green-ish eyes, and I have a fairly low budget (no more than about 100.00 for the three pairs I need, if possible). I've been looking around pinkie paradise, but I'm at a loss of what to choose because:

a) I know some lines of contacts they have are more comfortable than others.
b) I have no idea what the colors will look like on actual eyes.

These are the three characters I'm looking for contacts for:

Ledo (Suisei no Gargantia)


Lacus Clyne (Gundam Seed)


Alibaba (Magi)


Thank you for any suggestions!
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Unread 02-04-2015, 11:39 AM   #2
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This is a bit late, but I would suggest Vassen Lollipop Violet for Ledo, EOS Dolly Eye Brown for Alibaba, and GEO Bella Blue for Lacus-- I think they're all available at Pinky Paradise.
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Unread 02-04-2015, 02:21 PM   #3
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You can try EOS New Adult Violet for Ledo. New Adult shows up SUPER well, even on my dark eyes, but they aren't the best for enlarging. For Lacus, Super Pinky Blue. they make your eyes look really big ^o^ Alibaba, try GEO Bella Brown.
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Unread 02-05-2015, 11:01 AM   #4
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If I might make a recommendation...

If you are new to contact lenses in general, try to start with lenses that have the same diameter as your contact lens prescription before you go to larger diameter lenses. Even smaller diameter lenses (14.0-14.2 range) have an enlarging effect because the color goes all the way to the edge of the lens, whereas normal contact lenses with the light blue handling tint have a clear edge. You'll most likely find these lenses to be more comfortable because they fit right on the lens of your eye instead of surpassing it. Then you can build up to wearing larger lenses slowly.

Additionally, try to get used to the lenses gradually before you wear them all day--wear them for an hour or so at least a week before your con date, and wear them for longer and longer periods of time (2 hours, 3 hours, 4 hours, 6 hours, and so on) to get used to having them in for longer periods. However, you shouldn't wear them for longer than about 8 hours at a time, and also make sure to have eye drops with you in case they dry out. Carrying your contact case, a travel-size solution, and a backup vision aid (like glasses) is usually a good idea when you're at a con, just in case something gets in your eye or your contacts dry out beyond what eye drops can handle or you just can't stand to have them in any longer.
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