White Out Contacts
So this is the 3rd and final article regarding standard solid costume contacts vs sclera lenses. We went over red contacts and black out contacts in the first 2 parts now we will discuss some cosplay ideas and when to use the standard vs when to use the sclera white out contacts.
White out contacts are the most popular of the 3 main solid color costume lenses. There are just far more characters to use white eyes with. One of the most famous cosplays to use white out contacts with is Storm from X-Men. When cosplaying Storm, you must get the white eyes portion down or it will literally kill the entire cosplay.
Another cosplay that some people use white out contacts for is The Walking Dead zombie. I personally think you could use other costume contacts such as blind design contacts to pull the look off a little better. Many people just settle with the regular white out contacts and the look doesn’t come off as realistic. You’ll see what I mean when we go over the examples in a bit.
Batman is another one that people could use white out contacts with. Due to the fact that most of the physical eye shown in a Batman cosplay shows only white, sclera lenses may do the best job for this specific cosplay. Lets take a look of some of the examples we just discussed in the following pictures.
Besides the fact that this cosplay looks like she could kick anyone’s ass and is in fact actually Storm from X-Men, I think the White Out Contacts helped with the finishing touches. Damn good job here. How many sit ups a day does she do? Geez!?!
The Walking Dead, Zombies
The zombie on the right used the standard white out lenses and the one on the left used similar ones to the Blind contacts I mentioned earlier in the article. As you can see the left zombie looks more realistic and I think for sure it has to do with the eyes. The left one is most likely from the set of the show, but it just shows if you want to get as close as possible then go with the blind contacts.
As you can see in the above picture you can’t see anything but white when looking at his eyes. When researching this, Batman seemed to be the perfect character to use white out contacts with. What I actually found was that most people just create white eyes into the mask and not with contacts. You could use the standard contacts here but most likely the sclera ones would look the best. However, there seems to be a lot of feedback stating that with sclera lenses it is almost impossible to see, so you might as well go with the standard or just building the white eyes into the mask. There are so many other cosplays to use white contacts with all you have to do is a simple google search and you’ll find a ton of ideas.
Now that we have completed our 3 part series of using solid color standard costume contacts vs sclera lenses we hope that you have some more insight on which style lenses to choose for which cosplays or costumes. Sclera lenses are great when the part you are playing calls for it, just remember they are super expensive so always count them into your budget.
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