For him to be able to see out of his mask, what is the eye part made of?

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This is considering that he was making the suit and mask himself in the movie,

And finally we see the finished suit, so what was the white part of the eyes made of, so he could see through them?


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As far as I know, there's no canon answer, but cosplayers have been solving this issue for decades. Basically, your options come down to:

  • Fine metal or plastic mesh - Surprisingly easy to see through but seemingly opaque even close up.
  • Translucent plastic - Obscures one's vision more, but very opaque.
  • Scrim fabric - Not very good for low-light scenarios
  • Buckram - Relatively stiff material already used for mask-masking. Oddly enough, you have to paint it to be able to see through it as otherwise it's too reflective.
  • Damn it, I'm almost sure there was a gag about this in the latest Deadpool game, but I can't remember it Aug 30, 2016 at 13:53
  • so... cosplaying has been going on for how many decades? I thought it was a post-2K thing.
    – Spandan
    Aug 30, 2016 at 15:26
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    @Spandan: Technically, it's been going on since the 1930s with the "futuricostumes" at the Worlds Fair, but the 1970s are probably more recognizable between Rocky Horror and the ComicArt costumes (enjolrasworld.com/Richard%20Arndt/…)
    – FuzzyBoots
    Aug 30, 2016 at 15:59

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