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Unread 07-24-2010, 01:32 PM   #241
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So I will be cosplaying mukuro and he has a red eye and a blue one.
Though sadly I couldn't get red contacts in time.
I was wondering what would your opinion be on me wearing only the blue contact and my other eye being my natural eye color which is light brown.

My cosplay is still incomplete(I need the jacket and trident). And I was thinking if I wore the blue contact it will make it better, but I'm also thinking I should not and just wait until I get the red contact and finish the rest of my cosplay.

So what would be a good idea for you?

I didn't want to make a new thread cause I figured that there would be a quick answer.
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Unread 07-26-2010, 05:53 PM   #242
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I have perfect vision. Will I still be able to get a perscription or should I just give up? I really want some red contacts for two of my costumes.
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Unread 07-26-2010, 08:30 PM   #243
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Hello :]
So I will be cosplaying mukuro and he has a red eye and a blue one.
Though sadly I couldn't get red contacts in time.
I was wondering what would your opinion be on me wearing only the blue contact and my other eye being my natural eye color which is light brown.
TBH, people don't notice your eye color unless they are about 3-4 feet from you and even so, anyone with a bit of sense will understand that contact lenses are not for everyone (meaning some people can't handle putting things in their eyes, some people have insufficient funds for them, some people like you didn't have time to get lenses, etc etc). Whatever the case may be, I always think it would be more prudent to focus on major details (like your costume & footwear) first before worrying about small things like eye color. You can always use a photo-editing program to make the color red in the meantime.

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I have perfect vision. Will I still be able to get a perscription or should I just give up? I really want some red contacts for two of my costumes.
Yes, presuming your eyes are suited for contact lenses, you'll get a prescription that will tell the base curve and diameter of the lenses you need. For people who need vision correction, their prescription would include a lens power. Regardless, the script will contain essential information that will help you get the correct lenses for your eyes whether cosmetic or otherwise Getting a prescription from a doctor is definitely worth it and a much safer process than randomly buying lenses without knowing what you're getting into.
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Unread 07-27-2010, 07:43 PM   #244
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Hi there, I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask but have you found/heard of any user reviews for the new ad up on CosCom's front page: the website PrettyCircleLens.com?
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Unread 07-28-2010, 09:58 PM   #245
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Hi there, I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask but have you found/heard of any user reviews for the new ad up on CosCom's front page: the website PrettyCircleLens.com?
I never heard of their store until the ad popped up on the front page...I took a look and it seems legit, but that's the first circle lens shop that i've seen without sections for customer reviews, and you have to already know the brands of contacts they're selling to know the diameter and base curve of the lenses.
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Unread 07-28-2010, 11:20 PM   #246
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Spurred by the ad for PrettyCircleLens.com, is it common for sites that sell contacts to have sales? I fully believe that you get what you pay for and there's no cheaping out when it comes to your eyes, but the bargain hunter in me wonders if it's possible to get the exact same lenses from a reputable store for a better deal.
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Unread 07-29-2010, 03:30 AM   #247
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Talk to your optometrist. They sell GEO lenses http://www.geo21eye.com/ , your doctor and look them up in the catalog and tell you whether or not they are FDA approved (if they aren't, avoid them at all costs).

Your optometrist will carry a catalog of all brands that are FDA approved. HAve a look through their catalog. And the catalog will include several Cosmetic/Halloween contact brands ( like Ciba Vision and Cooper Vision - there are others)

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Unread 07-29-2010, 01:56 PM   #248
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Spurred by the ad for PrettyCircleLens.com, is it common for sites that sell contacts to have sales? I fully believe that you get what you pay for and there's no cheaping out when it comes to your eyes, but the bargain hunter in me wonders if it's possible to get the exact same lenses from a reputable store for a better deal.
Actually, yes. Tokioshine, PinkyParadise, and other reputable online circle lens stores have promotion deals and sales quite often to boost sales and to get rid of old stock as they get new stock in.
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Unread 07-30-2010, 12:20 AM   #249
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Talk to your optometrist. They sell GEO lenses http://www.geo21eye.com/ , your doctor and look them up in the catalog and tell you whether or not they are FDA approved (if they aren't, avoid them at all costs).

Your optometrist will carry a catalog of all brands that are FDA approved. HAve a look through their catalog. And the catalog will include several Cosmetic/Halloween contact brands ( like Ciba Vision and Cooper Vision - there are others)
I didn't even realize this. Thank you for the great advice! I think I will do just that and see what I can come up with.
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Unread 07-31-2010, 01:09 AM   #250
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So as I've mentioned many times before, I have an 8.8bc. I'm curious about these circle lenses(14.4mm dia?), would they fit my eyes or is the base curve the same as a 14mm diameter lens?

Why do I have to have such a difficult prescription to match?
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Unread 08-01-2010, 05:51 AM   #251
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TBH, people don't notice your eye color unless they are about 3-4 feet from you and even so, anyone with a bit of sense will understand that contact lenses are not for everyone (meaning some people can't handle putting things in their eyes, some people have insufficient funds for them, some people like you didn't have time to get lenses, etc etc). Whatever the case may be, I always think it would be more prudent to focus on major details (like your costume & footwear) first before worrying about small things like eye color. You can always use a photo-editing program to make the color red in the meantime.
So, in other words- to answer my own question- the eye contacts are not horribly horribly essential to the cosplay... right?
I ask because I'm going to be going into college soon, and I wanted an easy cosplay to do so that it's not expensive to put together and simple to bring around and so I've figured Death the Kid (Soul Eater) would be a great choice. But he has yellow eyes. But I'm going to be a college student which means little to no money- and I'd rather spend what money I do have on things like the actual costume itself, the wig, and the con rather than a trip to the optometrist (I have 20/20 vision otherwise) and contacts. Plus I get allergies, and my eyes get irritated easily.

For those who are tl;dr:

Even though contacts certainly enhance a costume, they aren't 100% necessary to make a cosplay good, right?
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Unread 08-01-2010, 03:55 PM   #252
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So, in other words- to answer my own question- the eye contacts are not horribly horribly essential to the cosplay... right?
I ask because I'm going to be going into college soon, and I wanted an easy cosplay to do so that it's not expensive to put together and simple to bring around and so I've figured Death the Kid (Soul Eater) would be a great choice. But he has yellow eyes. But I'm going to be a college student which means little to no money- and I'd rather spend what money I do have on things like the actual costume itself, the wig, and the con rather than a trip to the optometrist (I have 20/20 vision otherwise) and contacts. Plus I get allergies, and my eyes get irritated easily.

For those who are tl;dr:

Even though contacts certainly enhance a costume, they aren't 100% necessary to make a cosplay good, right?
I think you shouldn't have to wear contacts. For one, they can get a bit expensive, and you'd only be wearing them a few times. Most likely people won't see the eyes or if they're the right color. I've cosplayed characters with different colored eyes, but I never get contacts (mainly because I can't get colored contacts to fit my prescription), I spend my time/money on making sure the costume itself is perfect.

Colored contacts are the last thing you should worry about for your costume, but they aren't absolutely necessary, and most people won't notice unless they're two inches from your face.
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Unread 08-01-2010, 04:49 PM   #253
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So as I've mentioned many times before, I have an 8.8bc. I'm curious about these circle lenses(14.4mm dia?), would they fit my eyes or is the base curve the same as a 14mm diameter lens?

Why do I have to have such a difficult prescription to match?
As far as I know, most circle lenses have an 8.6 base curve.
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Unread 08-01-2010, 09:15 PM   #254
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As far as I know, most circle lenses have an 8.6 base curve.
What I mean is, is the bc on a 14.4mm dia lens the exact same as on a 14mm dia lens?
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Unread 08-01-2010, 09:25 PM   #255
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What I mean is, is the bc on a 14.4mm dia lens the exact same as on a 14mm dia lens?
Are those toric lenses? Because I don't think regular circle lenses come in 14.4 diameters usually. It's often 14.0, 14.2, or 14.5. If they're toric, then don't they come with a different bc?
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