28 Eye-Popping Halloween Costume Looks With Colored Contact Lenses

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



If you want to add a creepy factor to your marionette costume, ice blue or white and black contacts will do the trick.


Black Swan

Sure, you could throw on a ballerina costume this Halloween, but if you want to truly get into the "Black Swan" vibes, you've got to get yourself a pair of red colored contacts.



Whether you're going for a sexy or scary vampire this Halloween, adding in colored contacts will take your look to a whole new level.



Sure, skulls don't actually have eyes, but the way to make the costume look realistic is by adding some creepy colored contacts like the ones shown here.


Black Cat

While some people might consider a black cat a basic costume, the way to level up is with a simple pair of colored contacts — any shade will do.



Grab some body paint, your favorite purple eyeshadow, and a bold red lip and you've got yourself the perfect Ursula costume. The colored contacts are the icing on the cake.


Porcelain Doll

Nothing says creepy doll like a pair of dead eyes, which you can easily achieve with colored contacts.



We love a trippy alien costume, and what better way to make your looks stand out than with a cool pair of contact lenses?


Fortune Teller

Fortune teller costumes are easy to put together at the last minute, but if you throw in a pair of colored contacts it'll look like you spent hours planning.



Abbacchio's eyes can't be missed, so make sure you add a pair of colored contact lenses to your cart if this is your Halloween costume this year.



We're obsessed with how detailed this Sally costume is, down to the dark colored contact lenses.


Harley Quinn

If you want to take your creepy Harley Quinn costume to the next level, get a contact lens like the one on the right.



Although there's no serious need for colored contact lenses with a fairy costume, it sure does spice up the look, doesn't it?


Dark Elf

If you're going all out this Halloween, might we suggest this creepy dark elf costume? The makeup is wild, but the eyes are what we can't stop staring at.



No time to buy an outfit? No problem. You can fashion this Beetlejuice costume from things you've got at home, and the contact lenses make it look realistic AF.



A Storm costume just isn't a Storm costume without her signature eyes.



This Halloween look is actually fairly easy to achieve with a little face paint and some red colored contacts.


Alice in Wonderland

Always dreamt of dressing up as Alice in Wonderland, but missing the blue eyes? Grab some colored contacts and your whole look will be made.


Pennywise the Clown

As if Pennywise isn't creepy enough, these red contact lenses really take the costume to the next level.



Honestly, we aren't sure how this Cyborg face makeup works, but we know it's creepy and cool as hell.


Scary Pumpkin

If you're ready to scare some trick-or-treaters, this scary pumpkin costume is surely the way to do it.


Dökkálfar Elf

This Dökkálfar elf costume wouldn't be complete without the deep black eyes.



Is any snake costume complete without a creepy pair of colored contact lenses like the green ones shown above?



Step up your angel Halloween costume game with some fun colored contacts, like this intense blue pair.