This year we found Halloween costume looks inspired by our love of the transformative power of a great pair of glasses. Whether you start with the character and build the look from there, or would like to start with a glasses or sunglasses style that best suits you, this year offers a plethora of fun character and vintage costumes for your festivities.
Rectangle glasses shapes complete the look of some of our favourite current character and vintage inspired costumes.
A few of our favourite costumes that use rectangle glasses shapes to their advantage (clockwise from top left): Sam (Moonrise Kingdom), Clark Kent/Superman, Mindy Lahiri (The Mindy Project), Alex Vause (Orange is the New Black), Jim Cutler & Roger Sterling (Mad Men), Leonard, Bernadette and Amy (The Big Bang Theory) and Sammy Davis Junior (plus various members of the Rat Pack if you’d like to go as a group).
Cat Eye Glasses
Cat Eye glasses costume ideas (clockwise from top left): Louise (Thelma and Louise), Cosima Niehaus (Orphan Black), Marilyn Monroe as Sugar Kane Kowalczyk (Some Like it Hot), Myrtle Snow (American Horror Story: Coven), Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly (Breakfast at Tiffany’s), and Joan Harris (Mad Men)
Round glasses frames have provided an iconic look to the style of the 1920’s, and again the 1960’s and 1970’s, and also have been the identifying feature of beloved characters. Throw on round frames and you’ll quickly have a great Halloween costume this year with minimal styling.
Icons of round glasses frames (clockwise from top left): Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, costume design from The Great Gatsby, Theodore (Her), John Lennon, 1920’s style, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, Waldo
Cool or creepy, depending on your costume Aviator glasses can epitomize either characteristic, and can represent most historical eras with the right attire.
Our picks for Halloween costumes made complete with a great pair of aviator glasses or sunglasses (clockwise from top left): Walter White (Breaking Bad), Irving, Richie and Sydney (American Hustle), 1970’s cool (courtesy of Charlotte Rampling), Pharrell (& hat), Tom Cruise as Maverick (Top Gun)