Halloween is finally right around the corner. This time around, the spookiest day of the year is definitely going to look a little bit different, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be getting yourself into the holiday spirit. If you don’t have your costume picked out just yet, don’t freak yourself out. Here at SPY, we’ve dedicated tons of our recent content to help you get started on your scary look. From some pretty dope-looking masks to some hair-raising threads that will freak out all of your neighbors, we’ve got you covered. But if you want to take things to the next level, it’s time to snag yourself a pair of the best colored contacts money can buy.
If you’re a non-contact wearer, the idea of placing colored plastic onto your eyes sounds a bit daunting, but regular contact-wearers will assure you that it’s really no big deal. Yeah, you can feel them on your eyes for the first couple of minutes — especially when you aren’t used to them. But, once you forget they’re in, the feeling completely subsides. You’ll spend the rest of the night looking cool as hell and as spooky as can be.
To apply colored contacts, we just wanted to give some tips so you can comfortably ride out Halloween without damaging your eyes or breaking the contacts. So, be sure to follow these tips when applying:
- A whole 24 hours prior to applying, soak and rinse your colored contact lenses with contact solution to ensure they’re ready to go.
- Before handling your lenses, wash your hands with soap and water to rid of any germs.
- Check your lenses out to make sure nothing’s been torn or ripped. Applying damaged contact lenses could be a disaster when trying to take them out later on.
- Apply your lenses using only your fingertips and make sure they don’t come in contact with your fingernails.
- Be sure to place your contacts in prior to putting on any costume makeup or paint.
- Be careful not to touch or rub your eyes throughout wearing to ensure you don’t rip your contacts.
- If you need to take your contacts out for any reason prior to finishing your night them, clean, rinse and disinfect your lenses before placing them back in your eyes.
- Most importantly, remove your contact lenses immediately if you are experiencing any sort of eye discomfort, even if you don’t think you can rock your look without them. Your eyes matter more than looking cool for one night.
Whether you’re looking to go totally spooky or a little more whimsical, there are plenty of Halloween costume ideas that you can make work with colored contact lenses. These accessories can take the average Halloween costume and elevate it with an extra edge, adding a scary (and more realistic) result. Bright green and red contact lenses are commonly used for anime costumes, so pick your favorite Pokemon or Naruto character and get your cosplay on!
If you go with a witch, classic green is always a solid choice, but you can also go for some creepy glow-in-the-dark options instead. Just add a broomstick and pointy hat and you’re good to go. A devil costume is also foolproof and affordable — most commonly worn with red contact lenses (you can even find some with a pentagram) all you really need to finish this look off is a pair of devil horns and red clothing.
If dressing up like the undead is more your thing, zombie looks are perfect with either white or gray contact lenses that have a blinded effect. If you love Halloween and want to put a bit more effort in, deck this look out with gray body paint, and don’t be shy with the fake blood.
For those looking to amplify their look with a pair of the best colored contacts you can find online, we’ve gathered together some wild options you need to check out before finalizing your look. From demonic, glaring red eyes to enormous cat-like iris covers, here are the best colored contacts you need for Halloween.
1. FreshGo NONNO Deep Red Contacts
BEST RED CONTACTS
As one of the most sought-after, unnatural colored contact options on the market, we had to place these demonic red beauties in our top spot. There are so many costumes you can pull off by adding a bit of red to your irises, from age-old demons to blood-thirsty vampires to possessed clowns, the possibilities are endless. These contacts from FreshGo are also super realistic due to their dramatic black detailing you don’t really see from colored contact alternatives. There’s no doubt you’ll spook the hell out of the neighborhood kids when handing out candy this year.
2. Lens.com Zombie Blue Contact Lenses
BEST BLUE CONTACTS
Naturally-occurring blue contacts can look great for those wanting to experience another eye color on a regular basis, but it’s Halloween. Naturally-occurring? We don’t know her. Ice out your look with these bright, aqua blue colored contacts that will transform your spooky look into something unexpected. Pull off an insidious Jack Frost, an ice king that’s spooky enough to freeze someone in fear or a classic White Walker from Game of Thrones. No matter what kind of costume you choose to pair these with, you’re going to look awesome.
3. Coloured Contacts Violet Contact Lenses
BEST PURPLE CONTACTS
Maybe spooky isn’t your shtick this year. If you’re going for a more mystical vibe, we suggest getting yourself these violet contact lenses to pull off anything folklore-themed like an elf, gnome or fairy. Purple is a close enough color to blue that from afar won’t look too different, but up close will look magical and mystical to young trick-or-treaters. If you want to make purple more of an everyday thing, note that these contact lenses are also available in prescription options.
4. Lens.com White Out Contact Lenses
BEST WHITE CONTACTS
You’ve probably never wondered what it would look like if you were missing your irises, but with these white contacts, you can kiss those colored beauties goodbye. These white rings will pull all color from your eyes and leave you with nothing but your pupils, creating tons of white space that will surely freak your friends and family out. Wear these for zombie, ghost or fallen angel costume to finalize your look.
5. Lens.com Green Reptile Contact Lenses
BEST REPTILIAN CONTACTS
Have you heard about that wild conspiracy theory? You know, the one that theorizes the fact that transformable reptilian aliens have taken over the world and are living amongst us as people in the highest branches of government and celebrity statuses? We’re for real, it’s an actual theory. Whether you believe it or not, take the classic alien or reptilian Halloween costume look to the next level with these contacts. We suggest painting your skin green and cladding your body with tin foil to get the look across. Or, better yet, put on a navy blue suit and a fluffy blonde wig and pull off a reptilian Donald Trump.
6. Funky Lenses Walking Dead Contact Lenses
BEST FULL WHITE CONTACTS
Completely cover all parts of your eyes with these zombie-esque, all-white contact lenses that are frightening enough to send shivers down your own spine with just one look in the mirror. These lenses take all life out of your eyes by drowning both the pupils and irises in a white overcast to create a haunting look. Wear these when dressing as a classic zombie or take it to the next level and bring these into the realm of a rotting angel or braindead hospital patient. With these haunting lenses, the creative possibilities are genuinely endless.
7. Coloured Contacts Cat Eye Contact Lenses
BEST CAT CONTACTS
Here, kitty kitty. Cat costumes are probably one of the most common costumes for adults simply due to just how easy they are. Pair a black tee, black jeans, black sneakers, drawn-on eyeliner whiskers and some $2 cat ears from Amazon and you have an easy cat look in minutes. Yeah, it’s easy and doable, but boring. Take the kitty look up a notch with these sinister cat-eye contact lenses no other cat-clad adult will take the time to add into their look. Catnip sold separately.
8. Lens.com Rave Green Contact Lenses
BEST GLOW IN THE DARK CONTACTS
While raves have (mostly) been postponed and canceled until further notice, incorporate glow-in-the-dark contact lenses in your Halloween costume this year instead. These shocking lenses shine bright even in the darkest areas, so you can blend into bushes or trees and run out on a couple of trick-or-treaters to really give them the scare they’ve been looking for. These contacts are excellent to wear when dressing as an intergalactic alien, possessed scarecrow or glowing raver from the dead. While green is the OG color when it comes to glow-in-the-dark colors, these contacts are also available in blue, pink and yellow.
9. FreshGo Patient Zero Sclera Lenses
BEST SCLERA LENSES
While it’s in no way funny or cool to dress as a coronavirus patient this Halloween, dressing as patient zero in reference to your favorite zombie movie is a totally chill go-to costume to pull off in 2020. These full-eye sclera lenses bring zombie viruses only seen in movies and TV to life in order to scare the hell out of anyone that comes near you this Halloween. Note that if you’ve never worn sclera lenses before, they will feel a bit uncomfortable when in. Your eyesight will also be dramatically worsened during wear, so be sure to never operate machinery when in costume.
10. Lens.com Pokemon Contacts
BEST FOR POKEMON FANS
Ever wondered what Ash Ketchum looks like on acid? Well, you won’t have to any longer. Dress as your favorite Pokemon hero after he’s had too many Pinap berries by throwing on these Poke-entranced Pokeball contacts to finish off your look. Maybe add a few extra Pokeballs to your belt to show Ash has really gone of his rocker this time. Don’t forget to keep Pikachu by your side the whole night! He’s your DD.
11. Twinklens Gray Halloween Eyes
BEST GRAY CONTACT LENSES
If you’re not ready to go with a bright, opaque color, gray lenses are a perfectly subtle alternative for any look, from pirates to the undead. This smoky, low-key color won’t freak people out with bloody pupils, but it will add an element of otherworldly fantasy that beginners to colored contacts can experiment with. Gray contact lenses also have the ability to blend with your natural eye color, so every person that puts them on will portray a one-of-a-kind hue.
12. Lens.com Golden Twilight (Eclipse) Contact Lenses
BEST VAMPIRE PICK
Whether you’re looking to recreate a vamp from a movie or just creating the timeless classic as a general look, these Twilight-inspired contact lenses recreate the look from the franchise’s Eclipse film. Unlike the typical all-red vampire lenses, these give off a golden-hued mysterious glow that works for a range of looks. Gold covers your iris, while black detailing on the edges adds depth and makes the look appear more natural.
13. Twinklens Fire Werewolf Cosplay Eyes
BEST WEREWOLF PICK
Get your howl on at the full moon with these fiery werewolf cosplay eyes. Meant to imitate fire, these lenses have a bright yellow and red interior that completely covers up your natural color and mimics the print of a werewolf eye. They’re vibrant and hard to miss, even in a crowd. While this buy is frightening, it’s not excessively scary, so it’s ideal for a milder supernatural look as well. Just add some fangs and you’re good to go.
14. Lens.com Hellraiser Contact Lenses
BEST DEVIL PICK
Based on the horrifying film Hellraiser, this look makes a fantastic movie character recreation of the infamous Pinhead, but it also works as an effective devil’s look. An all-black center is surrounded by an ominous red rim, conjuring up every nightmare-inducing scary movie character that’s ever kept you up at night. Whether you’re in disguise as a devil, a demon, or a more specific spooky villain, you’ll bring the screams wherever you go, this Halloween.
15. Spooky Eyes Green Manga Contact Lenses
BEST ANIME PICK
Not all colored contact lenses are meant to make people shudder — sometimes, you need them to more accurately embody an animated character. While there are anime and manga-specific characters, the striking green-rimmed eyes with large pupils are one of the most common eye colors that can be applied to all kinds of costumes. They last for a full year, so you can always get more use out of them and wear these accessories at upcoming cosplay conventions.
16. Coloured Contacts Yellow UV I-Glow Colored Contact Lenses (Daily)
BEST UV PICK
Normal-colored contacts stand out at any time, but under the right setting, these unique lenses will start turning heads. Ideal for Halloween parties, these contact lenses don’t glow in the dark, but they do activate in the presence of a UV blacklight, creating a reactive glow that will have people wondering if you’re a human or mythical creature. Customers give this daily use pair by Coloured Contacts 5 stars — they’re also available in zombie white with a 30-day expiration.
17. Coloured Contacts Green Witches Eyes Colored Contact Lenses (30-Day)
BEST WITCH PICK
A witch or wizard costume is one of the easiest Halloween looks to accomplish, but the look is elevated from basic once you add the pop of colored contacts to your costume. The ultimate witchy eye color is green and this solid-toned product. Although it’s opaque, it’s soft and durable, so your eyes never dry out while wearing a pair. If you want to pack more of a punch, ditch the classic witch look and use these to accomplish a Hulk transformation instead.
18. Twinklens Cosplay White Mesh Halloween Eyes
BEST TEXTURED PICK
Colored contacts are one thing, but adding texture to the look brings a whole new dimension. While these might not be the easiest to see out of, they’re still comfortable to wear and allow you to play any character with white eyes. There’s no area for the pupil to see from, but with so many tiny holes, visibility isn’t as obstructed as you’d think. The mesh texture is also ideal for cosplay and adds a sense of specific effects details that would be hard to accomplish otherwise.
19. Twinklens Crazy Blood Splat Halloween Eyes
BEST BLOOD SPLATTER PICK
Any horror movie aficionado or lover of gore will instantly want to purchase these insane blood splatter Halloween contact lenses. Ideal with any bloody outfit or Patient Zero costume, these contact lenses for both light and dark eyes fit neatly around your pupils to make it look as though blood is coming out of the center of your eye. If you know anybody squeamish, it’s probably best to avoid them when you have a pair of these shockers on.
20. Twinklens White Web Halloween Eyes
BEST SPIDER WEB PICK
Snare bystanders into your web with these spider contact lenses that create an intricate cobweb around your iris. Unlike mesh contacts, which have no designated cutout for clear vision, this has a clear space for vision but stick transforms dark eyes. Whether you’re dressing up as a zombie, witch, or ghost, this is a versatile Halloween lens choice filled with mystery that pairs with many kinds of accessories. It also makes a killer add-on to a Spider-Man look.
21. Twinklens White Galaxy Halloween Eyes
BEST SCI FI PICK
If your character is out of this world or you’re just a big Neil Degrasse Tyson fan, consider these galaxy contacts, which are ideal for any sci-fi look. Featuring a bright white star and a crescent moon, your eyes will shine like never before, transformed into a starry night sky. A subtle but creative twist on black contact lenses that will have everyone doing a double-take, no matter what costume you pick.