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 Contacts for Chiss Eyes

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Contacts for Chiss Eyes
« on: Aug 12, 2018, 05:14 PM »
Does anyone have any recommendations for where I should looks for eyes for Chiss? With the recent changes to Thrawn's eyes for Rebels it should be easier to do. I know there have been Chiss Mando's done in the past so I am just wondering if someone could point me in the right directions. I am thinking for the facepaint to use alcohol-based face paint so it doesn't come off on the inside of my bucket.

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Re: Contacts for Chiss Eyes
« Reply #1 on: Aug 12, 2018, 05:51 PM »
I looked on amazon for sclera lenses, and I found something similar to what a Chiss should look like (I think)

They're called "Red witch" dunno if it helps.

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Re: Contacts for Chiss Eyes
« Reply #2 on: Aug 12, 2018, 08:33 PM »
That looks really close to being the right thing! Thanks! Does anyone have any experience with these types of contacts? I was a contact wearer until I had lasik done a couple years ago, so I am familiar with the process of putting normal contacts in and taking them out, but I am just wondering about the whole eye business?

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Re: Contacts for Chiss Eyes
« Reply #3 on: Aug 14, 2018, 11:01 AM »
You're gonna want to do a huge amount of research on whatever you buy & the sellers and you'll also probably want to talk to your optometrist about it - generally, 'costume' lenses arent made to as high a standard as medical contacts which can potentially lead to some issues (And your optometrist will no doubt pretty much tell you not to do it, but their job is to inform you of the dangers and let you decide).
Firstly, just on a basic level, you'll want to do some reading on safe brands & types of 'cosmetic' contact lenses. here's a short article detailing basic contact lens details, here is an article listing brands of contact lenses (supposedly the top 3 are FDA approved, but I would double check that), and here is an article from the FDA. I'd also be a bit remiss not to link some of the easily found horror stories - these were what turned me off, honestly - but dont take it as me trying to encourage you not to, just trying to make sure you're aware of the fact that these injuries can happen very quickly and be permanent. 1, 2, 3.
Now! Onto more relevant to chiss stuff! You're going to need sclera lenses if you want the full red eye. Now, I dont actually have much experience with these, but all my reading & memories of what I was taught say that they can be even more dangerous, very uncomfortable & dry the eyes out significantly, and you should only wear them for 4-6 hours maximum and not multiple days in a row. A proper set can also cost you upwards of $300.. Think you can tell why there arent very many chiss around now, it's quite expensive! There are some great Thrawns out there who you could ask what they use - you basically just need to google 'thrawn cosplay'.

Good luck!

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Re: Contacts for Chiss Eyes
« Reply #4 on: Aug 14, 2018, 12:57 PM »
The 501st have CRLs for Thrawn, and even though red eyes are optional, I would guess you could find some good suggestions from their Imperial Officer Corps forums.

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Re: Contacts for Chiss Eyes
« Reply #5 on: Oct 11, 2018, 06:01 PM »
Thanks all for this information. I'm sort of thinking maybe of using them just for a photo shoot or two at some point, but who knows. The painting blue is the easy part... the eyes are definitely the hard part, maybe for a photo shoot though I could just use photo editing.

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