Aim: to make some realistic-looking eyes that could be seen out of, but not into. One-way eyes. We wanted the clearest vision possible, while still preventing people from seeing through from the outside. We also wanted them to 'sparkle' a bit, if possible; but without the use of embedded lights. I've done a couple of i'bles involving lights, and I decided I'm over the darn things (lights), even though I still love them in a slightly obsessed way.
We're hoping to learn how to make a complete fursuit. We already bought the fur! We bunched it around the eye for the photo.
Things like mesh, pantyhose or thin fabric; they all seem to cause vision impairment when it comes to putting them over your eyes. Last year, we made a costume where we used pantyhose to cover the area that the wearer was supposed to 'see' out of, but his vision was still seriously restricted. So how were we going to make some 'eyes' that afforded 20/20 vision (or as close to it as possible)?
For starters, we eyeballed our cat. She eyeballed us back, suspiciously.
After eyeballing our cat, we’ve come up with these quick and easy, one-way see-through eyes that give the wearer pretty good vision. No fine mesh. No pantyhose balaclavas like last year's costume. Just colour filter, window/windscreen film, clear acrylic orbs, and not much else!
This amazing tutorial here
, for Spiderman one-way eye lenses, helped me out a LOT, by putting the idea into my head about mirror tint as used on windows and cars.