Until fairly recently, the expressive eyes of Spider-Man’s mask were only seen in the comic books and in animated adaptations. The Spider-Men on the big screen used static masks that simply couldn’t convey the same effect. Tom Holland’s Spider-Man costume in the Marvel Cinematic Universe finally brought Spidey’s changing eye size to live action. Now a cosplayer in Hong Kong has taken the Spider-Man mask a step further by creating a new model that can control the eyes with a hands-free interface.
A cosplayer known as LensesFactoryHK recently posted a video of his new Spider-Man mask while using the footage to demonstrate the controllable lenses.
As you can see in the footage, this Spider-Man mask can wink on command and narrow each eye to simulate a squint. Back in 2017, this Spidey cosplayer showed off an earlier version of his Spider-Man mask that controlled the shape of the eyes with a device that was triggered by the movements of the wearer’s jaw. Presumably LensesFactoryHK’s current iteration of the mask is activated in a similar way.
Additionally, LensesFactoryHK showed off a few pictures of his full Spider-Man costume, and it’s also an impressive re-creation.
In another video, he once again demonstrated the mask’s capabilities while preparing for a photoshoot with another cosplay fan.
If Marvel were to make version of this mask commercially available, you'd have to think fans would have it flying off the shelves. But now that we know it’s a possibility, it may just be a matter of time before it becomes a reality.
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