Are you looking for the best way to make your Halloween costume stand out from the crowd this year? If so, there’s a simple way to do it that’s both cheap and effective. Adding a pair of black colored contact lenses to your costume makes it unique and customized, two things that work well in Halloween costume contests as well as getting noticed in general.
What are Black Colored Contacts?
If you’ve seen any recent number of Hollywood flicks where a character has completely blacked out eyes, you’ve seen black colored contacts. When they first came out, they were referred to as “squirrel” or “chipmunk” eye contacts since the enormity of the pupil resembled those two creatures. On humans, the black contact lenses looks just plain creepy, scary and other-worldly. It can make someone seem detached or non-human.
And while these probably aren’t the greatest “everyday” qualities you look for in someone, when it comes to accessorizing a Halloween costume, these are perfect traits to have.
How do Black Colored Contact Lenses Work?
Colored contact lenses work just like any regular contact lens does. You insert them into your eye, only instead of helping you see, colored contacts just change your eye’s appearance. This means that you won’t be seeing black, even though they are black colored contacts. The color is actually around your pupil—the naturally black part of your eye—which is left free and clear for you to have unimpeded sight.
Most black colored contacts aren’t corrected for vision, but it is possible to order prescription black colored contact lenses—although that costs more money. But for those who don’t need any corrected vision prescription, black colored contacts are inexpensive and disposable.
Different Types of Black Colored Contact Lenses
Of course, it’d be pretty boring if the black lenses were just available in plain black. On the contrary—black colored lenses come with all sorts of designs, shapes and cutouts in them so that you can fully accessorize and customize your Halloween costume.
For instance, if you just want to be an alien, that’s fine—plain black colored contact lenses should do the trick, giving you that other-worldly, glossy eyed look. Or, if you want to be a puppy dog, plain black contact lenses will work out great for you. In fact, you should probably go for the black scleral lenses in these cases as those are the “full eye” black contact (meaning no white is showing at all as opposed to the regular contacts, where white is showing, but the color of your eyes aren’t).
But let’s say that you wanted to be pool shark or a gambler. Then, you could spice up your costume with black contact lenses that have either an 8 ball on them or suits of cards. Or how about a spiral to round out your magician’s costume? Or a white ring with full black scleral lens to dress up like a snow owl? In fact, most animals have larger black areas in their eyes than humans do, so dressing up with black colored contacts makes sense.
But lets say that you do want to go with that puppy, or that cat, or that vampire. These are fairly popular Halloween costumes so unless you’re taking your version to the next level, you might not get much notice. How do you do that? For example, our cat costume— what if you not only had black cat eye contacts, but if they also had a crescent moon or a witch’s hat design on them? This adds an extra layer to the costume since you’re obviously channeling your inner Halloween black cat, instantly making your costume that much better.
The bottom line is that the designs and cutouts make you stand out from the rest of the crowd. Plus, they don’t interfere with your vision either so they’re perfectly safe—even if you’re trick or treating at night.
Getting the Best Deal on Black Colored Contact Lenses
So, where do you get these types of contacts? It used to be that you’d have to go to an optometrist to get them specially made, but thanks to advancements in science and eyecare, manufacturers are now able to offer their products directly to the public. If you want colored contact lenses, all you have to do is either find a store that sells them or get online.
Online stores offer better prices for their colored contact lenses, plus they carry a larger selection. This will help you further customize your costume for the best results possible.
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About the Author – Gary Bode, the author of this article writes on behalf of Coloured Contacts Hut, a premier provider of cheap colored contact lenses at affordable prices. Don’t forget to check out his website to find out more about the selections of black colored contacts available, now and make your next Halloween costume one to remember.