Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
holy crap, this is just gorgeous!
So my very first pair of circle lenses arrived in the mail today, so I decided to take a test photo. I’m still wearing them as I type this, mind you, and I can definitely say that had I not already been used to wearing contact lenses (I wear them for purely cosmetic reasons, mostly for cosplay or during performances) I would not have enjoyed these at all.
Circle lenses are HUGE, first of all, and when they were still in the bottles they came to me in, they looked the same size as my normal contacts. When I actually put them on, I could feel the difference. Despite that, these are actually really comfortable now that my eyes are used to ‘em.
Since they’re prescription lenses, I still have a small amount of trouble adjusting. Reading was a bit awkward at first and my depth-perception suffered for about two minutes. There’s also a tiny smudge of blue at the edge of my peripheral vision when I look up. Looking down or straight ahead is the same as my normal contact lenses.
My eyes are also naturally dry, like the rest of me (my skin loses 90% of its natural oils from just taking a shower), so I’ll have a bottle of eyedrops handy, just in case.
I definitely like these, and for a first pair of circle lenses, I’m definitely satisfied too. I already wanna buy a few more pairs for other costumes and regular outfits too! :)
DC Comics Group
Tarzan and Jane
Circle Skirt Tutorial by Kapalaka
Circle skirts are one of the handiest things you can learn to make for cosplay. As far as simple-to-make skirts go, there are two types: circle skirts and rectangle skirts. A rectangle skirts is where you cut out a large rectangle, and gather or pleat all of the excess material until it will fit your waist, giving you a nice full skirt (we explained it in a bit more detail on this over here).
Circle skirts, on the other hand, give you a lot of nice fullness, but with minimal bulk at the waist. For example, my Babs Bunny skirt:
It might not seem like it, but there are a ton of different things you can do with circle skirts. Long circle skirts (as outlined in the tutorial) are perfect for ball gowns. If you need less fullness, you can make a half circle skirt or a 3/4 circle skirt (just use a half circle or 3/4 of a circle, instead of the full circle). If you need more fullness, make several circle skirts (make sure you adjust the waist measurement accordingly, i.e. for 2 circle skirts, use half your waist measurement on both of them), and sew them all together. Here’s an example of that technique (with gathers and horse hair braid in the hem. Tutorial for how she made it here)
You can add pleats or scallops in the hem, layer a whole bunch on top of each other, or whatever else you want to do:
I’ve even known some people to make capes and cloaks and the like using a circle skirt as the basis of their pattern. So go forth! Go forth and use circles!
My blue cape it a body-sized circle skirt and it’s the best ever to twirl in