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Cosplay 101! Costume Dirt Is Like Regular Dirt, but Cleaner

By Janet Manley Oct 16, 2013

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Blind lenses are called blind lenses for a reason

As you get more into cosplay, you will probably experiment with more serious costumery. Most females find that wearing false eyelashes helps define their eyes and achieve a more exaggerated persona for comic characters.

You can also look at using contact lenses if you are after a more dramatic look. In the U.S., you need a doctor to sign off on your prescription, but if you order from overseas (try pinkyparadise.com), you can get almost anything. But watch out! White contacts don't leave any ink-free areas for your pupil to see out of.

"They're called 'blind lenses' for a reason," explained the panel. So it turns out those zombies on the Walking Dead really are that blind.

Tags: costumes, how to, fictional characters, cosplay, new york comic con

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Janet Manley

Janet's desk was moved into the hall for the duration of coursework on Roman numerals in grade four, and she cannot tell one Rocky from another to this day. Her spirit animal is a wombat, and she has not written a novel. Dauntless, Gryffindor, Mockingjay. She tweets @janetmanley

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