Go Back   Cosplay.com > Cosplay Chat > General Cosplay Chat

Reply
Thread Tools Rate Thread
Unread 09-25-2016, 02:05 PM   #1
bundle_o_styx
Registered User
 
bundle_o_styx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 8
The Glasses Problem

So as someone who is slightly visually impaired (Stuck with eyeglasses) and unable to yet get over my blink reflex to wear contacts does anyone have any advice (I'm not dropping a couple thousand dollars every month for new frames with my prescription)
bundle_o_styx is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Unread 09-25-2016, 02:09 PM   #2
ShinobiXikyu
Embroidery Enthusiast
 
ShinobiXikyu's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 15,531
Take them off for photos and put them on when walking around (you could flip them into a pocket, hand to a friend, etc.), Or, invest one time in rimless eyeglass frames that are nearly invisible on camera. (Not sure if they're still really a thing as I remember the TV ads from well over a decade ago, but Google Crizal lenses for an example. There's no rims around the lenses and the lenses tthemselvesare reflection free, so they're nearly invisible).
__________________
Deviantart
Storenvy
Facebook (Artist alley only)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Moofingham View Post
There's a vibe here that says "We're in this together!Through thick and thin fabric! Through cold water washes and burning hot irons! Though we might super glue ourselves to our projects, cut holes/gashes/oh-god-mom's-gonna-kill-me into the dining room table, we will stand strong together. Unless there is a 75% off sale at the Fabric store. Then you're on your own. And get the hell out of my way."<3
ShinobiXikyu is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 09-25-2016, 03:41 PM   #3
Yujin
Registered User
 
Yujin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 256
^I second what Shinobi said! I see cosplayers all the time walking around with glasses that clearly don't go with their character, but when they're stopped for a photo they just slip them off, no problem.

People do walk around blind (my friend does this when she wears plano contacts i.e. no prescription ones, or sclera lenses) but it's very important to be with a friend and be extra careful. It's not worth it to get hurt or hurt someone else just because of cosplay, haha.
__________________
Tenth Moon Cosplay
----------------------
AUSA '06, '15, '16
Otakon '09, '13, '14, '15, '16
Katsucon '11, '14, '15, '16
OmegaCon '13
Saikoucon '15
NekoCon '15, '16?
MAGfest '16, '17 pre-reg'd (Classic '15, '16)
-----------------------
AUSA plans: Emilia (Re:Zero), Maki (Love Live, Dancing Stars on Me)
Yujin is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 09-25-2016, 03:45 PM   #4
Elycium
Applique ate my soul
 
Elycium's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 2,149
Just take them off for pictures. Its what my twin does when she cosplays, and its definitely the easiest solution if you can't go without them.
Elycium is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 09-26-2016, 08:34 AM   #5
kandell
Registered User
 
kandell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 2,146
My best friend wears glasses and doesn't enjoy wearing contacts, so she'll just take her glasses off for photos. She usually finds a way to hide them in a prop or behind her costume or something.
__________________
Tumblr
World Cosplay
Instagram: @kellyelldanger
Facebook
AC Paradise
Twitter
kandell is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 09-28-2016, 11:48 AM   #6
Scunosi
Registered User
 
Scunosi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 540
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yujin View Post
People do walk around blind (my friend does this when she wears plano contacts i.e. no prescription ones, or sclera lenses) but it's very important to be with a friend and be extra careful. It's not worth it to get hurt or hurt someone else just because of cosplay, haha.
I've been doing this lately depending on the con. My vision isn't so bad that I'm totally blind without my glasses, but I do have to squint quite a bit more. If I'm at a con where I'm more focused on cosplay than the booths I'll go without then put them on when needed, whereas if I'm at a con where I'm mainly there to check out the booths I'll do the opposite. I also can't really wear my glasses under my Sans head (I can but it's a lot more effort to get it on/off which is important when I'm by myself) so I tend to go without for him.

I tried doing contacts once (not even colored just regular prescription) for a glasses-less look and it was just too stressful for me. I don't recall them being uncomfortable or anything but taking them on and off practically had me in tears. I'm not sure I'll ever go back to them, especially when I could always just Photoshop my eyes in any really good pics if I wanted to.
__________________
Past Conventions
Radcon-'12 : Akicon-'13 : KuroNekoCon-many years ago : Sakuracon-'13, '14, '15, '16 : PAX West-'11, '12, '13, '14, '15, '16 : Rainfurrest '15

Upcoming Conventions
Sakuracon 2016
Possibly: RenCon, NewCon, AkiCon

Latest cosplay
Lunara (HotS)
Scunosi is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 09-28-2016, 11:58 PM   #7
Yujin
Registered User
 
Yujin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 256
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scunosi View Post
I tried doing contacts once (not even colored just regular prescription) for a glasses-less look and it was just too stressful for me. I don't recall them being uncomfortable or anything but taking them on and off practically had me in tears. I'm not sure I'll ever go back to them, especially when I could always just Photoshop my eyes in any really good pics if I wanted to.
Contacts definitely take practice, so if you only tried a couple times, you should give it a few more go's (maybe while you're just at home chilling, so it's a stress-free situation) to get more accustomed to putting them on/taking them out without being in a rush. I have reaaaaaaally small squinty eyes so it was very difficult for me to get used to putting them in, but soon you get used to it and it's like second nature.
__________________
Tenth Moon Cosplay
----------------------
AUSA '06, '15, '16
Otakon '09, '13, '14, '15, '16
Katsucon '11, '14, '15, '16
OmegaCon '13
Saikoucon '15
NekoCon '15, '16?
MAGfest '16, '17 pre-reg'd (Classic '15, '16)
-----------------------
AUSA plans: Emilia (Re:Zero), Maki (Love Live, Dancing Stars on Me)
Yujin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:40 AM.


Copyright 2002-2016 Cosplay.com, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
All comments and posts in our forums are the opinion of the respective poster.