Okay, now the problem; My budget is severely limited. I got online and looked for a really cheap way to make my own special effect eyes. OMG! I suppose if you make 80K+ a year then $45 to make a set of eyes may seem cheap. Or maybe if your charging a hundred bucks for your set of molds to make acrylic eyes then yeah maybe. Nah, I needed something really cheap.
I got to thinking, if I'm in this situation then there are probably a lot of other people who might be too. So, I decided to do the searching for all of us and bring special effect eyes within reach of the poor college student, the underemployed budding indy filmmaker, the person who is sick of their next door neighbor always having cooler (is that a word?) Halloween decorations. What follows is the path which led me to what I feel was a satisfactory end result, especially considering the cash outlay. If I did the math correctly it has currently cost about 10 dollars a pair for the eyes and I still have enough supplies to make 4 more pairs without paying any more. If I get some more of the bases and some more acrylic paint, I could drive that cost down even further since I have enough of everything else to make another 20 pairs or so.
Step 1: Safety is always step # 1
My uncle taught us this.
Rule # 1 Don't hurt yourself
Rule # 2 Don't hurt anyone else
Rule # 3 Don't damage property
Rule # 4 Have fun but don't break rules 1 through 3