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Keeper of the Cave


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Re: Batman white eyes


I think the lenses give a cowl more of a non-emotional, detached kind of thing...try to stare back at someone who's wearing sunglasses, kind of unpleasent.
I also dig the way white contacts look to give the wearer a more demonic look, adding to the supernatural aspect of the night creature who is the Bat.
Just look at Mr. Bravo's avatar.
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i like how impersonal it is. batman is not meant to be your friend he's meant to be terrifying and i think the lenses achieve that. i think a more blank stare is better. you dont know where he's really looking

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I cant decide on GA's cowl.

I like the primal mad eyed look but I also like the cowl with lenses.

Ive put scrim/mesh on my Dead End cowl and it looks loads better.




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haha Brin beat me to my point. curse him and his superior typing abilities! :rollin

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I knew you were gonna say that. :lol

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The deal breaker for me will be how it looks (with the full cape) from a distance - in close up pics the eyes have it, but from a bit of a distance lenses seem to show up & catch the light better.

Anyone else got some lensed cowl pics? Lets see em!



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Here's a crappy licensed Beyond cowl that I convert for a costume but never completed. The lens-look for this costume looked amazing to me. I loved how it came out (in the eye section, the mask for the most part still looked like crap) Depending on the way the light hit it they looked either chrome or they look black and blended into the mask, leaving only the white smokescreen section and the red symbol. I thought that was very "Batman" and gave a demonic feel to it.

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GoldenAge wrote:
in close up pics the eyes have it, but from a bit of a distance lenses seem to show up & catch the light better.



Ex-frigging-zactly. Bingo. Nail/head etc.

That's why I think semi-transparent lenses are the solution. In close up, with the right lighing, you'll be able to see eyes (remember how sometimes in Star Wars you could see through Vader's mask and see David Prowse's eyes?).

And then, in wider shots, with different lighting, you'll be able to bounce a little light bit of light off the reflective lenses and get white glowing eyes standing out from a black shadow.

It just introduces more cinematic possibilities. Add eyebrow movement to the actual cowl and you've got a huge range of expressive choices.

As for your cowl, GA, I still think the lenses/eyeholes need to be more angular - more like the ones in the Pat Lee comic page I posted abovethread. I don't know... maybe try setting them into deep sockets like he does as well? If that's a possible shape to attain with the leather? They need to look wicked.

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Lujho1 wrote:

As for your cowl, GA, I still think the lenses/eyeholes need to be more angular



Funny you should say that... wait till you see V2.
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With my cowl, I tried several different types of driving lenses, and they all looked pretty good, with of course, varying levels of "good". :p

Fogging up, that would be a big drag. We're nearly all covered up, without venting the cowl, that could easily be a drag. Going inside from cold to a warm room...

I almost bought the white contact lenses for my cowl, at $100- from my optometrist, it was too much to guess whether it would look cool / scary, or to the public, Batman is blind??

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