Contact Lenses for Cosplay and Theater in Everett, WA

Our eyes are often the first things people notice about us, so they can play a huge role when we dress up as someone (or something) else. Custom contact lenses can be a great addition to a cosplay outfit, as they can help to enhance the accuracy and realism of the character’s eyes. With custom lenses, it’s possible to achieve various effects, such as changing the color of the iris or adding a particular pattern or design to the eye. By choosing the right contact lenses, actors and cosplayers can bring their characters to life, creating a memorable and immersive experience for themselves and those around them. 

What are Costume Contact Lenses?

Also known as cosmetic or decorative contact lenses, costume contact lenses change how your eyes look. These contact lenses can dramatically alter your experience, from changing the eye’s color to adding effects such as blood, flames, or bright colors or giving cartoon or film character effects. They can be used whether you normally wear eyeglasses or contact lenses.   

Like regular disposable contact lenses, costume contact lenses are made from hydrogel or silicone hydrogel and have an opaque tint to mask your natural eye color altogether. In contrast, the center of the lens, which lies over your pupil, is clear so you can see. You can get costume contact lenses in a full spectrum of dramatic colors and designs.   

What are Costume Contact Lenses Used For?

The magic of costume contact lenses is that they can transform your look from your everyday self into the character you are dressing up as. You can use these contact lenses in several ways, such as:   

  • Cosplay  
  • Theater  
  • Costumes   

Types of Contact Lenses for Cosplay and Theater  

There are several types of contact lenses for cosplay and theater:   

  • Colored contacts: Colored contact lenses can be used to accentuate your existing eye color, giving it more brilliance and pop, or they can be used to change your eye color entirely with very bright, striking colors.    
  • Custom-painted contact lenses: These lenses are custom painted to make the eyes look unnatural to help complete a costume or for special effects.   
  • Custom contacts with a prescription: They are tailored for your exact eye shape and are a great choice if you can’t wear regular contact lenses because of problems such as an irregularly shaped eye or too much astigmatism.  
  • Over-the-counter costume contacts: These contacts are usually non-prescription and can cause serious eye damage if not used under the supervision of your eye care provider. 


Custom Costume Contacts in Everett WA
Cosplay Contact Lenses in Everett WA

Why Should You Get an Exam for Custom Contact Lenses?  

While costume contact lenses are considered just another accessory, like costume jewelry, scarves, or no-correction glasses, they’re medical devices that require a proper lens fitting and should not be worn without first consulting an eye doctor. Packaging that claims ‘one size fits all’ or ‘no need to see an eye doctor’ is wrong – your eyes are as unique as your fingerprints, and your contact lenses must be custom fitted just for you.   

Contact lenses that are not prescribed by an eye doctor mean you’re likely to receive contacts with a poor fit. Improperly sized lenses can cause serious eye damage, including painful bacterial infections like keratitis, conjunctivitis (pink eye), corneal abrasion, corneal ulcers, decreased vision, and even blindness. Costume contact lenses also let less oxygen through to the eye because the paints and pigments that add color make the lenses thicker and less breathable. This is why it’s important to first consult with an eye doctor to ensure your lenses are suitable for you to wear safely.


Specially Designed Costume Lenses  

Whether you are recreating your favorite anime characters, superheroes, or comic book characters or starring in a play, matching your eye color to that of your character will give that extra finishing detail to your costume. At Novel Eyes, we provide comprehensive eye care services, including specially designed costume contact lenses in Everett, WA, to help give your ensemble an extra edge. Dr. Lenning will examine your eyes and prescribe contact lenses that perfectly fit your eye shape and size. We’ll also give you instructions for wearing, cleaning, and disinfecting your contact lenses to ensure your safety. Schedule an appointment today!