Want to make your costume really amazing? Then you will need to change your eyes as well and Halloween costume lenses can help with that. Find out how to get the best looking costume lenses without paying a fortune.
Who offers best selection of Halloween contacts
Have you already planned your costume and are now looking for the right Halloween contacts to go with it? Or do you just want to browse for costume lenses until you see a pair that you really like, and make the costume to match? In either case, you should first check out the two most popular collections of Halloween contact lenses – Crazy Lenses by Cooper Vision and Wild Eyes by Ciba vision. Both brands offer high quality, affordable Halloween contact lenses that create great effects.
The most popular Wild Eyes lenses are:
Blackout and whiteout
While favorites among the Crazy Lenses are:
Black, red and white spiral
If you didn’t find a suitable design from Wild Eyes or Crazy Lenses, there are many other collections from individual artists on the Internet.
How much do costume lenses cost?
If you think that theatrical costume lenses are very expensive, you might be pleasantly surprised – you can pick up an exciting looking pare of Halloween costume lenses for about 40 dollars. Mass produced lenses like Crazy Lenses and Wild Eyes are very affordable. You can save even more if you order them online.
On the other hand, hand-painted, custom-made costume lenses could cost a few hundreds of dollars. Particulary expensive are scleral costume lenses, which cover not only your pupil and iris, but the entire visible area of your eye. Also, custom-made lenses are usually painted to order, so you would need to order them several weeks in advance.
How to care for your Halloween costume lenses
Caring for your Halloween costume contacts is quite simple – all you need is a no-rub multipurpose solution, a pair of plastic tweezers and a contact lens case. You can get it all from any chemist shop. There is no special solution for costume contact lenses so you can use any multipurpose solution – only make sure it’s marked “for soft contact lenses”. If you have several pairs of scary contacts, each should live in its own case.
Step by step care for costume lenses:
always wash your hands with soap before handling contact lenses
pick up the lens gently with tweezers (be careful not to tear it), place it on your fingertip and rinse it with a no-rub contact lens solution
now it is ready to put in your eye
after taking your costume lenses out, give them another rinse and place them in their case with fresh solution, until the next time you use them.
If you are not planning to wear your lenses for several weeks, it is recommended that you change the solution and rinse them once a week. If you forgot to do so and your lenses spent a few weeks in their case unattended, give them a double rinse and place them in fresh solution for at least a couple hours before wearing them.
For people who wear corrective or color contact lenses every day, costume lenses will feel pretty much the same as usual. If you never wore contact lenses before, at first you might feel a slight discomfort and an urge to rub your eye. One suggestion is to use lubricant drops, which you can buy from any chemist shop. Also, start wearing your lenses a few days before the party – a couple of hours the first day, 3-4 hours the second day, and so on.
Get yourself a pair of exciting and scary Halloween contacts and be the center of attention at any party!