It’s the time of the year where every one is busy preparing for their costumes, makeup, props and trick or treating – Halloween.
Halloween is celebrated every 31st of October. This is one of those moments where costume parties are really extravagant, putting everything from the best horror wardrobe to the best special effect makeup and of course, one of the most important details, the spooky eyes. Nowadays, these simple costume parties from the heydays are now an event of who is the most creative and talented makeup artists and fashion designer. Combined with a spooky special effect lenses or novelty contact lenses, it keeps on leveling up with the help of prosthetic artists enhancing that dramatic Halloween effect.
The Practical Use Of Red Lenses
Among all the special effect contact lenses, why is it that red is the most common color used, especially during Halloween? Imagine the red apple used by the queen stepmother of Snow White tried on killing her? Instead, she was put to sleep by the good fairy godmother. Aside from the fact that red is a seductive and food appealing color, red simple represents the gore, the color of blood.
As you can see, gore not just represents blood. But it also has connotation with murder, evil and violence. Vampires in vampire movies and shows like Dracula or the Twilight series are known to sip blood from the victims, has a fiery glowing scarlet eyes. That is why it is inevitable to associate the color red as vampire is the common costume during Halloween. This cosplaylens is great source of red contact lenses.
Red Lenses And Japanese Animation
Another reason why red is a popular color is the existence of Japanese animations. Remember Naruto? Naruto which is famous because of many reasons. One of which is because of SasukeUchiha’ssharingan technique. Every cosplayer knew the story and the characters of Naruto. Naruto is popular among teens and adults. And sharingan is one of the famous ninja arts technique in the animation. Sharingan is a technique in the anime that directly affects the eye that causes it to turn red with black and comma-like patterns called tomoe.
Naruto, sharingan and everything in it is similar to the representation of vampire and scarlet eyes. That is why during cosplay events where there is a competition for cosplaying, many fans still opted on imitating characters from Naruto and sharingan-inspired dramatic red contact lenses effect.
Not only during Halloween, but even during cosplay events, the popularity of red contacts as part of the costume is inevitable. Aside from it, the popularity of vampire-inspired movies in Hollywood are sure signs that red lenses will always be the highlight of these events. Red symbolizes a strong character and presence. Red represents fire element, and fire is a typical supernatural power both in nature and as ability. Red symbolizes blood and hunger for revenge. Lastly, it is because red usually represents the most superior color both in movie and in non-fiction stories.