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Topic: Speciality contact lens.
Message: Posted by: WR (Aug 9, 2002 03:22PM)
My main show is around the H. Potter theme. In the books it says that many of the wizards have black eyes. I were contacts and have been Entertaining the idea of special contacts like spiderwebs or white etc... I really like the cats eyes. My question is will this work for or aginst me? I am also 6'6 and 270lbs.
Most magically yours,
WR :wow: :wow:
Message: Posted by: Stevethomas (Aug 10, 2002 05:52AM)
Check with your optometrist, especially around Halloween most of them advertise these. I think there are about 10 different styles of these speciality contacts. There's cat eyes, solid white, 8 ball, fire, I like the spiral, and there are several more. Your ability to use 'em will depend more upon your personal health and limitations...I can't wear 'em, since I have very dry eyes, and can barely make it in VERY LOW WATER content contacts, specially made in Australia...

Steve Thomas
Message: Posted by: x-treem (Aug 11, 2002 03:09AM)
Unless times have changed, the special contacts give you tunnel vision, you can not see peripherally, out the sides of your eyes, this may cause a problem during shows. You also can not legally drive in the US while wearing them. Like I stated times may have changed as my info is about two years old. Hope I've helped.

Message: Posted by: Mike Robbins (Aug 11, 2002 02:18PM)
Not knowing your character or show, I'll take a stab at it.

I think it may work against you. Although there is a level of fright in the Harry Potter books/movie, I think spider webs or cat's eyes would certainly have the ability to overly frighten children. Unless, of course, that's the effect you want.

Message: Posted by: Jim Reynolds (Aug 11, 2002 02:54PM)
For kids, I think it would work against you. With your size, you may do better as a Hagrid type character. The lovable, relectunt wizard.

But having said that, I personally think that dressing as a wizard, even a generic one, can intimidate kids. Especially the little ones (day care)

Watch Dan Garretts Kid Konnivery tape in which he dresses as Dan the Wizard. Dan is a big guy himself. You will see the little ones shy away from him. He opens with a bit by walking up to a child to "cut" an invisible hair he his holding between his fingers. The first kid gripped in fear refuses. Then he moves to another kid who also refuses to participate.

They are scared of this big guy dressed up funny (he just moved on as if one of the kids cut the hair for him).

Don't get me wrong, Dan has some great material on this tape for the kidshow performer. But I think his Dan the Wizard character frightens kids.