White eye contacts are some of the most striking contact lenses out there. There's nothing subtle about these lenses, which makes them the perfect finishing touch for cosplay or costuming, especially for inhuman (and often terrifying!) characters.
There are a number of different styles of white eye contacts, from standard-sized lenses that white out the iris and sometimes add further colors or patterns to your look to full scleral lenses that cover the entire surface of the eye. Whatever the style, white lenses are what is known as ""plano"" lenses, or lenses intended for cosmetic purposes only.
They won't provide any correction to your vision, though because some styles of white out contacts cover the pupil as well as the iris, you might find they impede your sight a bit. You'll want to practice wearing them before you turn up at your costume party or convention!
Like most plano contact styles, white lenses range in appearance from naturalistic to downright impossible. Full white-out lenses can provide the filmy appearance of cataracts or otherwise damaged eyes and immediately indicate a character's blindness.
Plain white out contacts are made using several different techniques, some of which use a mesh to limit vision impairment, while others provide better coverage for close-up photography.
But of course plain white contacts aren't the only options! There are lots of other styles available, and some are even more unnerving. Look for lenses that add splashes of red, swirls of black, or even a cat's eye pupil to the whited-out background.
Whatever character you're looking to create, white lenses are a fantastic way to tie the look together and really bring your costume to life.
Ideas and Inspiration for Styling Your White Contacts
One of the best things about white contacts is their versatility. They can be used for all kinds of cosplays as well as original costume and makeup looks. Here are a few ideas to get you inspired!
There are so many specific cosplay characters that work well with white contacts—too many to list them all! But we couldn't resist listing a few examples to get those creative juices flowing.
Storm from X-Men
Whether you're channeling Halle Berry's character from the X-Men film franchise or her comic book counterpart, white lenses are a must since Storm's eyes go completely white when she controls her powers of wind and lightning.
Riddick from Pitch Black and Chronicles of Riddick
One of the key elements of Vin Diesel's character from this early 2000's film franchise were his eerie silvery white eyes, which allowed him to see in the dark.
Chiana from Farscape
Like many white-eyed characters, Chiana (played by Gigi Edgley) didn't have permanently white eyes, but when a series of events left her able to catch glimpses of the future, her eyes turn white with vertical cat's eye pupils.
Geordi from Star Trek: The Next Generation
Throughout this series, Geordi La Forge (played by LeVar Burton) is most frequently seen wearing his visor, a futuristic device that allows him to see despite being blind. Behind the visor, however, his eyes are cataract white.
Lilith and Alastair from Supernatural
Many characters in this series are noted for unusual eye colors, particularly the demons. Two such characters, Lilith and Alasair, have milky white eyes that are perfect to portray with contacts.
Gyomei Himejima from Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Despite his blindness (signified by blank white eyes) Himejima becomes a strong and capable demon slayer in this series.
2) General Costume Ideas
Beyond specific characters, there are also broad classes of creatures and character types that are perfect for white contact lenses.
It's almost a given that zombie costumes need white or foggy contact lenses, especially if they've been dead—or undead—for a while. This is supposed to signify the desiccation and damage that's occurred since death, indicating that the creature is very much no longer human. White zombie contacts can be worn in both eyes, or, for an even more unnerving look, try using just one lens. For a gorier look, consider trying out white lenses with added ""blood splatter.""
Like zombies, ghostly characters often use white contacts lenses to demonstrate their otherworldliness. Sometimes these provide a full white-out effect through the use of white sclera contacts (those that cover most of the eye's surface), and sometimes they're a more translucent look that helps give a faded, dulled look to the eyes, as if the character is peering through the veil of the afterlife.
Oracles and Seers
Another very traditional costuming trope is the blind seer. By losing their sight in the here and now, these characters gain supernatural abilities to see into the beyond, and it's often signified through the use of white lenses. Some characters (like the cosplay characters listed above) may use lenses only sometimes, such as when they're channeling powers, so if you're using lenses to portray a character over time, make sure you have comfortable, high quality lenses that you can remove and place repeatedly.
How to Choose the Best White Contacts
Whether you're planning a cosplay look, costuming for theatre or film, or just looking for the white contacts Halloween costumes sometimes call for, you want to choose the best contacts for your money. There are three main factors to consider:
Safety and Comfort: Are the contacts quality lenses that are well made and comfortable to wear?
Appearance: Do the lenses actually give you the look you're trying to achieve?
Affordability: Lots of costume shops and websites offer cheap white contacts that are obviously poor quality, but remember, paying top dollar doesn't necessarily guarantee the better option.
So how does Myeyebb stack up in these three categories?
Safety and Comfort
The ideal white contacts non-prescription wearers prefer are thin, breathable, and moisture-rich. This makes them easy to place, comfortable to wear, and easy to remove when you're ready. Here at Myeyebb, we offer lenses as thin as 0.08mm, which provides not only superior comfort, but also excellent breathability for longer wear.
Additionally, all our lenses are subject to thorough safety procedures and meet or exceed regulatory standards. With first-class production facilities and secure packaging, you can be confident that your lenses arrive safe, sterile, and ready to wear!
When it comes to white contacts Halloween is just the beginning. From theater to conventions and film to performance art, there are so many applications for white lenses! And, with more than a dozen styles in white alone, Myeyebb has just what you're looking for.
With options that vary in style from full white-out scleral lenses to mesh versions with better visibility to printed designs that feature patterns and additional colors, you'll find just the look your costume calls for.
Best of all, with Myeyebb, you don't need to break the bank to find contacts that meet your other needs! We offer cheap white contacts that are both affordable and high quality. Not only are our prices for each pair competitive, but you'll also get free shipping worldwide on most orders, and our special offers mean that the more pairs you buy, the more you save!
These offers are perfect for long-term projects that might require more than one pair of lenses, group costumes or crowd scenes, or simply for building up a collection of different options to create different white eyed looks.
Whether you're just getting started with colored contact lenses or you're a pro looking to build up a preferred source for your projects, we've got you covered.
White contact lenses with prescription have so many different applications that you'll definitely want to have a pair (or two, or three!) on hand to put the finishing touch on your next zombie, blind oracle, or cosplay character. Even better, with so many styles to choose from in our collection, you won't have to look hard to find the perfect stunning addition to your next project.