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Alice and Rabbit's Shop has a new set of lenses and it's about time I replaced some of my older ones so I'll be talking about this new set! This series is called Cosplay Plus Lens.

:bulletblue: Store link: CosPlus Lenses on A&R Shop

The Cosplay Plus lens is a larger variant of Alice and Rabbit Shop's popular Cosplay Lens series.
You may read my review of the Cosplay Lens series HERE

Let's take a look at one of my favorites from the Cosplay Plus set, which I'll now refer to as CosPlus. Here's a look at CosPlus Grey:

The pattern is very similar to the original Cosplay Lens, however they differ greatly in diameter.



Cosplay Lenses 14.2 mm
CosPlus Lenses 14.8 mm

0.6 mm might not seem like a lot, but for something tiny like a contact lens, the difference is significant.



For your reference My natural eye color is very dark brown. They practically look black except when strong light hits them.

Sorry about the quality of this photo; I took this as the sun was going down. But it's enough to illustrate the difference between CosPlus and the original Cosplay Lenses.

1. CosPlus has a larger diameter, so it makes the eyes appear larger as compared to the Cosplay Lens which is closer to the iris' natural size.
2. CosPlus has a larger space in the center which allows your natural eye color to come through. For people with naturally dark eyes (like me) it gives the illusion of large pupils. Cosplay Lens has a smaller center space, which will conceal practically all of the natural eye color.
3. Both are striking, clearly visible light greys, but the Cosplay Lens has a lighter and more intense color. I think it's a pretty good lens for a more natural take on Byakugan.

In terms of cosplay, they might be suitable for different kinds of characters. When choosing lenses, I observe the way characters are drawn.


I will be using CosPlus Grey for Deidara, based on how he looks in the anime.
Notice how his pupils are large. While his data says his eyes are blue, I personally feel that blue lenses are usually too bright for his eye color. I think they meant something like blue-grey, like the eye color of some naturally blue-eyed people.


Meanwhile, I used the Icy Grey Cosplay Lens for my cosplay of the Protagonist / Yu Narukami from Persona 4
He has very intense, light grey eyes with small pupils.

That's how I choose to do it anyway. :) You don't need to follow this, but I wanted to share anyway!

Anyway, back to the lenses!


Here is how the CosPlus Grey lenses look on me.


Phone snapshot to show that even without advanced camera settings and fancy lighting, they are quite visible.


I thought I'd throw in this shot of how they look with direct sunlight.

The next color is CosPlus Golden. Here are some photos to show the lens pattern, which is quite nice.


Creepy closeup under harsh lighting, just to show the pattern clearly. The dark brown in the center is my natural eye color.


Photo taken with some diffused sunlight near a window. This photo shows the halo effect this lens gives on the bottom part (that crescent shape in which the color looks slightly lighter)


Golden hazel-colored lenses used to frustrate me because other lenses tend to be too brown or banana yellow. Alice and Rabbit's hazel is fantastic for golden-eyed characters. Bright enough to be more than brown, but not like unnatural yellows.


I think these would be excellent for cosplaying Ryota Kise from Kuroko no Basket

Others examples include Edward Elric from Fullmetal Alchemist, Alto from Macross Frontier and Yoko from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann


They are still very visible at a moderate distance


Shows up very well on my phone snapshots, too

Not all lenses in this series are quite the same, it seems. The next color is CosPlus Blue.



The pigment in CosPlus blue seems more transparent than the other lenses in this series, which keeps it from being a very bright blue all throughout. As you might be able to tell from my photo, most of my eye looks like a darker blue than usual.

However, the glowing crescent effect at the bottom is more prominent compared to the CosPlus Grey and CosPlus Hazel.


I think they still do look nice, but you shouldn't expect them to be as intensely visible as other colors in the CosPlus range.


I imagine these lenses would probably suit characters with large, dark blue eyes such as Sailor Neptune.


Here is a comparison between CosPlus Blue and Crystal Max Blue, which is my current favorite for cosplaying characters with bright blue eyes such as Naruto.


Here's how they look when worn. Crystal Max Blue comes out a much lighter and brighter shade.

The next color is a similar case: CosPlus Turquoise


Turquoise is one of my favorite colors, and this is such a beautiful shade. I don't usually come across turquoise lenses. However, this is not for people with dark eyes who are expecting a very bright color. I feel like it might look nice on those with lighter blue or green eyes, though.


Here's how they look when not in an extreme close-up. They blend into my dark eyes so they're not as vibrant as  the others. I think they'd be beautiful lenses if you were to do a portrait shoot with ample lighting, or would like to use them as everyday lenses.


The effect is subtle but I think they look quite nice.


It's such a beautiful, unusual color! They also give that glowing crescent effect at the bottom.


And I'm sorry for my face again, but I need to show how their overall effect ^^;

The last color I'll cover for this set is CosPlus Violet. The question is WILL IT BLEND?


Just see for yourself :lol: These are outstanding violet lenses. Violet is a dark color on the intensity scale so my experience with violet lenses in the past was that they'd just blend into my eyes and look like a muddy brown. I'm looking at you, FreshLook These however, are in a light lavender color that really stands out.


Will they show up on my phone? Yup!


Even in slightly backlit conditions, they're visible.


Here is a comparison between CosPlus Violet and Crystal Max Violet

1. Although they are both listed as having a 14.8mm diameter, the CosPlus lens looks larger to me. Maybe it's got something to do with the design, or perhaps the CosPlus really is slightly larger.
2. They are pretty much tied in terms of color intensity.
3. The large pupil makes CosPlus look more kind and innocent.

It makes me think of a certain character. Who has large, kind, lavender eyes?


Kenshin!

I think I'll start using these lenses for when I cosplay anime Kenshin. Let's practice:

Hahaha!

The CosPlus Lenses are currently limited on stocks because Alice and Rabbit weren't sure if a lot of people would like them. That's also why they don't readily come in prescription just yet. If there is enough interest for them, perhaps that will change!

If you like the CosPlus Lenses, let Alice and Rabbit know on their Facebook page! Or you could also drop a comment here and I'll ask them to take a look here. :D

Okay so I'll end this with some basic info about the CosPlus Lenses:
:bulletblue: Only available non-graded for now
:bulletblue: You can use them for 1 year after you've opened the vials
:bulletblue: FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING
:bulletblue: If you've never worn lenses before, get your go signal from an eye doctor before trying any!

Everything here is my honest opinion! I wasn't paid or anything to do this. I just wanted to share. :)

Thanks for looking! As always, sorry about so many pictures of my face! I don't particularly enjoy looking at myself staring right back at me on my computer screen but what can I do :laughing:

I've got a bunch of other updates coming up! May the universe grant me time and energy to post about them! I hope you'll stay tuned! Until the next update, see you!

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:iconchibiexorcistliz:
ChibiExorcistLiz Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
How long did they take to come in I'm tempted to get them but I'm not sure 
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acosplayer Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015
Really love the blue one, I'd like to cosplay as Sailor Neptune just like you suggest.
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Eve-Cinderflame Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist
:3 thankies! you totally helped me out. see, I wanna cosplay a girl with light grey eyes... or purple? idk, something close to that. and I couldn't ever find good cosplay lenses.. because like you said, they all look (when placed on dark brown eyes) like muddy brown. ^^ now, i can check out these stores and buy up their stock. ;) Thank you. This was very helpful.
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Larina-Satome Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Student Photographer
will never undertsand how crystal blue a lighter looking contact shows up more then the other blue one listed. that baffles me everytime. its like BUT LOOK THAT ONES BLUER SO YOUD LOOK BLUER NO? XD DO YOU KNOW WHY THAT IS? but ahh thanks for the review i saved them so when i have money i can order. i have dark brown eyes and contacts never show up unless ur a headshot pose. id like em to show up with at least waist up shots so heres hoping ><
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Ren-RenNightmare Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
When you buy contacts from A&R are they always nonprescription?
I just bought some and I am not sure how to care for them either ; w;

just like normal contacts?
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behindinfinity Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013   General Artist
Yup, just like normal contacts! Basically, store them in lens solution, keep your hands clean when you handle them, wash them with solution before and after use, limit the time you wear them so you don't deprive your eyes of oxygen. :)
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Ren-RenNightmare Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh mk *U*
Sorry for the late reply ; w;
I do appreciate this~

I will make sure to remember all of those things <3
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brunetteyes Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
I'd love to see a review of the Red CosPlus lens ^^ I'm considering getting red as I really liked the look of the Red Crystal Max for your Marshall Lee
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Heemajeebit Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, sorry to bother, but you don't happen to know where I could find a picture example of the red Crystal Max contacts, do you? They only have the blue ones in a picture on the website, and it looks like those are the only ones that'll come in a prescription. =P
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brunetteyes Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Jin did a review on the Crystal Max series here: [link]
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Heemajeebit Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Perfect, thank you so much!
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brunetteyes Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
you're welcome :)
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lonelymiracle Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi Jin! :wave: The new contacts look great, and as usual, wonderful review and pictures! I'm particularly interested in the CosPlus Turquoise lenses, I love the glowing crescent effect at the bottom :heart:

You may or may not remember, but on your Tumblr page I asked you to suggest which contact lenses from A&R would be most suitable for my Sailor Moon cosplay. You said the Cosplay Lens is your personal favorite, and I proceeded to order. I filled out the Local form and was going to pay through Western Union, but I didn't receive their details to proceed with the payment. After waiting a couple days, I submitted another form thinking maybe it wasn't sent due to our unstable internet connection at the time. I still didn't hear from them, so I ended up buying Korean doll lenses from a reputable optical store nearby. I was really hoping to get my first colored cosplay lenses from A&R but no worries, hopefully there will be another opportunity. I'm just wondering why I didn't receive a reply from them, if it was something on my end or theirs. ^^;
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kagami7 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
these are so cool, i wish they came graded though, I am blind without prescription.
I have the pink cosplay lenses and I love them, but even in the unnatural color I think these look more realistic then the regular cosplay lenses. I want a pair T_T

Thanks for the reviews as always. I look forward to the next one ^^
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ASBYAKU Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
You look thinner than before, I suppose it is because you are doing exercise :P
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Ab-ra-xas Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Student Filmographer
I also have brown eyes. Not dark brown, you can clearly tell they are brown, but contacts are HARD to find for me nonetheless, and this particular store is amazing! I ordered blue contacts from them, and they work perfectly, unfortunately (my one and only complaint) the contacts getting here (I live in America) was a big pain in the butt! They messed up a bunch of stuff, and it didn't get here until like a MONTH later, fortunately it came in time for the convention so I could not complain too much.

But still, hopefully that was just a one time incident because I would like to buy from them again. x3
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behindinfinity Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013   General Artist
Oh, that was unfortunate! I know the people behind Alice and Rabbit, and it's not like them to make a mistake like that. Perhaps the problem was with the shipping service. My friends and I have similar problems with shippers who mess up sometimes, and it's sad that it reflects badly on us. :<

But I'm glad your lenses made it in time! I know how much of a relief that is, hahah
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Ab-ra-xas Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Student Filmographer
It might have been the shipping that messed up, I don't quite remember what it was seeing as I put it out of my mind after the contacts made it on time, but I was scared for a little bit haha I almost postponed a cosplay, and my friend was like on the verge of being super upset cause she was planning to surprise me via cosplaying with me from the same thing.

Tell da folks at Alice & Rabbit thank you. ^^ I really do appreciate their business, even if the shipping messed up once. They haven't lost a customer, I was just... Frightened for a bit hehe.
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jaRoukaSama Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
same prob... i has very dark eyes and a bad one at that...
alice and rabbit, graded cosplus lens onegai!
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ur-a-baka95 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks for the info! Whenever I get around to buying contact lenses for my cosplay(s), I will probably end up getting these kinds! :D
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0nSilverWingsX Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
Thanks for the review! While I still need to make an appointment with my eye doctor, I've been looking around for a nice golden color lens for an upcoming cosplay and like you said - most are too brown or too yellow. These look perfect so I'll keep them in mind. :D
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Samy-Consu Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
amazing!!!
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AderiAsha Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
they all look greeeeat! I love the lavender ones! >v<
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KuroiTaiyou Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I love the Alice and Rabbit lenses. I, unfortunately, have a very difficult time putting anything in my eyes. To put them in, I had to have my sister-in-law pin me up against a wall and put them in herself. They did irritate me, but looked so awesome. I think it was just because I'd never worn contacts before, or my eyes are sensitive. Really annoying... but what can ya do? I'll keep trying!!

Also, I'm sure no one minds looking at your face, Jin. XD
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behindinfinity Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013   General Artist
Oh, it's natural for the eyes to be a little irritated by contacts at first! It was the same with me when I first started wearing lenses. Even clear ones which are really thin made me want to cry, and it took me 30 minutes to try wearing them. XD I just got used to them eventually.

If you're having someone put them on for you, it helps if you're lying down in a bed :lol:

Erk, I hope so!
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KuroiTaiyou Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I really need to try again. I think it took me twenty minutes and I eventually got frustrated and gave up. That's when my sister-in-law put them in for me lol

:heart:
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Bunnygirle26 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
They look awesome
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kingdom3 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
so cool
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Witchiko Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful contact lens >.<
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Nepesi Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you so much for this! This will be my first time buying from Alice and Rabbit and this really helped me choose which pair to buy. Thanks!
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WanderingDarkness205 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is so helpful! :D
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behindinfinity Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013   General Artist
I'm glad! :aww:
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elvenham Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks as always for these little reviews. I have purchased contacts from Alice and Rabbit before, and it was a good experience. My only issue with these larger-diameter contacts is that I have medium grey-blue eyes, so it creates an odd effect. I bought the Crystal Max in red, and my blue shows through the middle before going harshly into the dark pupil. I think that these look much better on darker eyes. However, it might be nice with the violet or turquoise. (I might have to get some of the turquoise!!)
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behindinfinity Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013   General Artist
I thought that too about the turquoise! That they might look great on cool-toned light eyes. :) It's such a beautiful color, I'd love to see it really show on someone's eyes. If you do decide to get it, please share a photo with me! :D
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elvenham Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'll be sure to do that. :)
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tori-no-uta Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think this is the best guide I ever seen about lenses, thank you!!!
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behindinfinity Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013   General Artist
I'm glad you feel that way! You're very welcome!
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Shinku-no-Tenshi Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
OMG those look great!! I was debating on which lenses to get and the CosPlus look pretty dang good! I might still get the crystal max blue but the CosPlus blue looks good to. Definitely would be interested in the CosPlus!
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behindinfinity Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013   General Artist
Yay! Alice and Rabbit will be happy to read this!
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Shinku-no-Tenshi Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
That's great!!!! Now just to save up a little more money so I could get both sets!! Lol

But definitely great lenses!! My friend buys them and loves them! I'm just getting into cosplay but can't wait to buy some!
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Yunimori Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks, this is a great help.
I do have a couple of questions, though. What do you do if you want to "condition" your eyes to be able to take contact lenses? As of right now, I have one remaining pair of blue-green contacts I'd love to wear for everyday use under my glasses, but the irritation when keeping them in my eyes for even a few seconds is unbearable. Is there any way I can remedy this?
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theWHITErabbitsKISS Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
My brother had this problem. The lenses were causing a rare reaction with his eyes giving it an infection type problem making him unable to wear contact lenses. If you talk to your doctor they can prescribe a different, more specific kind and that should solve the problem. You may just have super sensitive eyes.
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behindinfinity Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013   General Artist
Hmm, that is strange. First off, has an optometrist approved your use of contact lenses?
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Yunimori Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yes. I used to wear prescription ones a while back, and I'm still approved.
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behindinfinity Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013   General Artist
It seems strange that contacts would be unbearable even for a few seconds. That only happens to me when my contacts have expired. Are they a new pair?
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Yunimori Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Brand new. That's what is confusing me so much.
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behindinfinity Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013   General Artist
If that's the case, there really might be some sort of factory defect with the lenses :( It could be a miniscule tear or the slightest unevenness of the surface. I've experienced those before. I really couldn't keep them in my eye.

I guess a way to find out is to get another pair of lenses and see if it's really your eyes that's the problem or that pair of blue-green contacts.

If it's the blue-green contacts, then it's a shame that you weren't able to make use of your investment but you shouldn't try to condition your eyes to make use of them. You can earn money back and get new lenses, but you can't get new eyes if you damage yours by forcing on what it's obviously rejecting. :<
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Yunimori Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Alright. Thanks for trying to help, at least. I'll save up and try another pair, see if they work or if my eyes are just being hateful. ^^;
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behindinfinity Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013   General Artist
Maybe you can try with those disposable clear lenses. At least they are cheaper and you can use them instead of your glasses if your prescription is within range. There are ones meant for just a month, a week, or just a day. At least you'd know :)
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Miivei Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow *^* you're so pretty
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