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« on: August 10, 2008, 08:05:34 PM »

Anyone who's seen Japanese comics, cartoon videos or anime art is instantly struck by the common look of the girls - big eyes that, by making the rest of the face look small, add the cuteness and sex appeal prized by many Japanese men. Since no amount of cosmetic surgery will make actual human eyes larger, some girls are trying another way to up their cute quotient: extra-wide contact lenses!

These are no ordinary contacts - they're not only tinted, but tinted prominently in the extra-wide outer ring. The result is the appearance of a bigger, wider iris.

To quote the sales copy, "Wanna get big, watery shiny eyes without any surgery? CRAVE AND ENVY NO MORE!"

The extra-wide contact lenses are made by a variety of companies including Geo and Dueba, and cost in the $30-$50 per pair range. It seems they're not just cosmetic - send in your prescription and the lenses will be made to order.

The site featuring the lenses sells a few other beauty aids, including a painful-sounding "nose clipper" and a Crystal Colagen Breast Mask which demands a posting of its own - keep a big, watery, shiny eye on this blog!

http://inventorspot.com/articles/girls_get_anime_look_with_extrawide_contact_lenses_16872

Edit - I've tried fixing the main title three times and it won't stick. Wtf?
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« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2008, 08:11:22 PM »

Man, real people are not supposed to look like anime characters.  Those big bug eyes would make people, like that girl in the link, look like creepy possessed aliens.

Oh well, props to the guy for such a marketable product.  He'll make an absolute killing on them.  Even if normal people get over the fad, obsessive cosplayers will line up for these anime eyes contacts.  Cosplay= proof that anime characters look totally doofy in the real world.
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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2008, 08:17:15 PM »

OH GOD NO.  THE ANGEL WINGS AND CAT TAILS AND EARS ARE COMING.  Which reminds me, I think I read of an abomination real world scenario with one of those two being researched/implemented in some news article a half a year or so ago, just another sign of the apocalypse.
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« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2008, 10:05:00 PM »

holy fucking fuckshit what is wrong with these people jesus christ.

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excuse me.

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« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2008, 10:42:56 PM »

I always wondered how cosplayers got their eyes so big.

I'd be lying if I said they didn't add a sort cuteness to a person (hence the term; big puppy dog eyes), but it is kinda off colour.
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« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2008, 11:31:58 PM »

Now they just need something that makes the nose look invisible.
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« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2008, 11:46:25 PM »

When I think invisible noses... All I can think of is FFT...
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« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2008, 11:50:05 PM »

I always thought that if the nose was cut off a person and put on a plate...It'd be hideous looking.  I find noses are ugly and difficult to be pretty.

Though being nose-less would be odd.
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« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2008, 01:03:34 AM »

Circle lenses! I've seen them a couple of times now in RL. A girl I know imports them from Korea.
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« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2008, 02:10:49 AM »

Looks creepy. Not cool. Not even novel.

Then again, I've never managed to get over those opaque white lenses *shudder*
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« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2008, 05:49:57 AM »

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Now they just need something that makes the nose look invisible.


I can see the headlines; ALIEN SIGHTINGS UP 500%!!
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« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2008, 10:10:46 AM »

The problem isn't the contacts, it's that chances are most of the people who would order this kind of thing wouldn't be as cute as the girl in the article. =P
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« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2008, 11:52:38 AM »

Quote from: "Jimmy"
Looks creepy. Not cool. Not even novel.

Then again, I've never managed to get over those opaque white lenses *shudder*


These aren't that bad, or atleast the more natural colours aren't. You get used to seeing them after a while. It's not as if wearers constantly assault you with the deer-caught-in-headlights look. Okay, some do, but...
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« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2008, 12:04:06 PM »

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The problem isn't the contacts, it's that chances are most of the people who would order this kind of thing wouldn't be as cute as the girl in the article. =P


Cute?  Really?  I wanted to punch that goggle-eyed bitch square in the mouth when I saw her.
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« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2008, 12:06:11 PM »

I didn't say anything about her being cute. I said the girls who would buy those things wouldn't be AS cute.

;P

I'm sure she looks fine when she's not making stupid faces though.
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