Monday, August 11, 2008

Your Very Own Anime Eyes





(Above: From Worth 1000)

Ever dreamed of looking just like a cartoon character? Well here's your chance! Scores of Japanese websites now sell "extra wide contact lenses," which will give you the big-eyed gaze of an anime girl (or guy). They come in a wide range of colors and can even correct your vision (if you're into silly things like 20/20 eyesight).

I'm not sure what to think. Part of me says these would be super cool on Halloween. And part of me finds the whole thing really creepy. What about you?

(Below: The lenses in action.)


30 Comments:

Blogger Jin Ai said...

That's a little creepy. But then, I never really liked anime....it would be kind of scary bumping into someone wearing those!

10:38 AM  
Blogger liltomboyblue11;) said...

I love (some) anime, but my eyes are fairly large already. The first picture was really scary.... DX

11:09 AM  
Anonymous Patsee said...

My sister has really big eyes to begin with. I can't imagine how creepy these would be on her.

11:41 AM  
Blogger Traveling Gnome said...

That is kind of cool. Would they work on small eyes?

12:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SWEET! I would totally do those! Im part philippino, so my eyes are kinda slanty, so I dunno if the would work... but that would be so cool!

1:42 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

Lol, I would LOVE to get that!! But I wonder how it'll look if my sister has it... She has REALLY big eyes!

2:31 PM  
Anonymous kikistrike96 said...

those look like a description in uglies by scott westerfield!!!

3:17 PM  
Blogger Dante's.Inferno said...

These are so awesome! I love anime, and I think that these would be so awesome!

3:36 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

haha, If I get that... I will look even more like an anime character! [I already dress like one XD]

4:08 PM  
Anonymous Michele said...

I probably could use those...people say my eyes are too small. Psh.

7:35 PM  
Anonymous carmela said...

OH MY GOSH, anonymous! You're part Filipino? YAY! I'm 100%. Can I be your friend? Just so I'll have a Filipino friend here. :)

7:59 PM  
Anonymous leximel said...

how...do those work? I would get them in violent purple! But I already have big enough eyes for a half asian. I guess.

11:11 PM  
Blogger sakura said...

I'd love to have som of those (if they had gold.) I love anime!

Leximel: I don't even look -half- asian, so I guess I have pretty big eyes too (for a half asian person)
Kitty: how can you dress like I person from anime -they dress really weird sometimes....

11:33 PM  
Blogger Random Irregular said...

This is just plain creepy. It's a jolie/laide thing.

12:09 AM  
Anonymous Cupcakedoll said...

Wow that's... I'm torn between "cute" and "creepy" and of course, "are you sure that's safe for your eyes?"

Looks like one of those things that'd look totally cute on adorable Asian girls but totally dorky on big lunky Americans like me! Y'know, like kimonos on gaijin look like bathrobes...

1:11 AM  
Anonymous dangerous said...

dude... would NOT want to get into a staring contest with one of them. it would get freaky fast, and she wouldn't hae to blink! my friend has contact, and she just stares you down with her contacted eyes! *shudders*

10:15 AM  
Anonymous eternal espionage said...

So exactly how does it make their eyes bigger? Does it force the skin around the eyes to stretch out or something... it sounds painful. I think it is a scam, everything else on that website is; rollers that "melt the fat away"... Really?

11:14 AM  
Blogger liltomboyblue11;) said...

Kitty: Do you mean like cosplaying, or just like in everyday dress? If you mean like the latter, then it's same here for me! I love to, even if it makes people stare!

7:55 PM  
Anonymous Phoenix said...

Okay, I want some of those ASAP. Especially if they come in periwinkle (LS; I've always wanted periwinkle eyes...)

And kikistrike96 - RIGHT ON!

6:56 PM  
Anonymous ss (vampirecat) chick said...

weird. erm... creepy? but on japanese people it looks cute. erm... so... i dunno? personaly i would want cat eye contacts or vampire teeth. or both. ^v^

5:19 PM  
Anonymous ss (wince) chick said...

omg! kikistrike96! your right! gasp! uber creepy.

5:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

freaky!!!
that has to be painful.

5:43 PM  
Blogger falcon said...

creepey

6:21 PM  
Blogger falcon said...

liltomboyblue: Is your pic of Skullduggery Pleasant? I love that book!

6:23 PM  
Anonymous Kiel said...

Carmela and Anonymous, Im part Philippino too!!!

yah, these contacts are kinda creepy, but yes, they would be usefull on halloween

2:41 PM  
Anonymous Max said...

totally creepy.

4:45 PM  
Anonymous Paige said...

that looks really cool. i wonder how much it costs.

11:27 AM  
OpenID mightymaeve said...

Well, I don't have a problem with it: In fact, I think this is one temporary body mod that i WOULD do. (I hate being manipulated to feel that i HAVE to do something with my body. YOU know, like wear a BRA! Hahahaha.)
What is the difference between marketers going for 'eye modifying' contacts and marketers going for push-up bras or high-heeled shoes? IMHO, If these are creepy, then, to be consistent, shouldn't 4-inch heels be creepy too? Besides, that's WAY more painful. ;)

8:28 AM  
Blogger Ember said...

I think it looks interesting. Especially in the photo, it gives the girl a very inhuman look. But I'm not sure it would look good on someone like me who has super sharp facial features and euro eyes. I would be interested in how it would look though. (Plus i need contacts because I'm half blind... :)) Is this something that you could get at any vision center or do they have to be ordered special?

10:46 PM  
Anonymous F4c2a said...

@Mightymaeve: Tbh the limitation should go like this: high-heels & clothing is ok because everyone can see what you do: push ups and contact lenses are not cool 'cause they may fool others to think you're something you really aren't.

What makes this question difficult, is that makeup is the biggest "am I pretty or not" scam of them all, but still accepted.

I guess the more absurd media makes the beauty aspiration the more biased we become about "boosts".

But to me, buying LotR Frodo contact lenses(bright blue eyes) would be like wearing a Brad Pitt bodysuit. Total scam.

12:28 PM  

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