They weren't scary, but they definitely drew attention to my eyes and were a perfect fit for the costume I had. They look really nice and aren't terribly uncomfortable to wear. Would purchase these again.
The color of these lenses are great! As with most costume lenses, they completely cover the iris and had a great effect. They worked great for the cosplay I used them for! I will say that despite these lenses being my exact base curvature (8.6), I did find that they became uncomfortable after a couple hours and my eyes started to deposit protein on them (i.e. they became cloudy) -- I wouldn't recommend wearing them for an entire day, but they'd be great for a party or photoshoot!