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Thor’s glowing eyes have been an iconic symbol of the god of thunder’s power ever since they lit up in Thor: Ragnarok. Naturally, cosplayers have been eager to recreate this effect, but without the advantage of CGI it’s difficult to capture the luminescence as Thor channels lightning. For the most part, they’ve been limited to very light blue contact lenses and Photoshop:
But New Zealand-based cosplayer Kyle Simpson created a different, and much more convincing, technique using a blacklight LED and blacklight-reactive contact lenses. In his recent build, Simpson made this setup wireless and built it inside a 3D-printed Thor helmet to make the effect even more seamless:
As you can see, it works pretty well, though it’s worth noting
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