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If you haven’t started planning your Halloween costume yet, it’s time you got moving. The holiday is right around the corner, but don’t worry – there are plenty of last minute Halloween costumes that don’t require too much beforehand preparation. If you’ve already got an elaborate outfit on deck but you’re looking to take your Halloween costume to the next level, then colored contact lenses should be your new best friend. The accessories can take an ordinary costume and make it scarier, more authentic to your source material, or give you that extra edge that is sure to help you win the costume contest. Looking to be a character with an iconic eye color you don’t have? Pop in some blue contacts. Want to scare the living daylights out of your trick-or-treaters? Get some black contacts for a terrifying costume in seconds.

Plus, another perk to wearing colored contacts on Halloween is having an immediate icebreaker. Whether you’re doing a party on Zoom or in real life with a large group, your costume is sure to get people talking. Ahead, you’ll find our favorite Halloween costume ideas using contacts to transform yourself for the night, from scary to sultry to downright cool.

– Additional reporting by Renee Rodriguez