Still yet to figure out what you’re dressing up as for Halloween next week? Why not go for your favourite fictional character or person in the public eye who is defined by their signature style of specs.
So whether you’re inspired by Marilyn or Superman in the eyewear department, read on for some help with which shape of specs or sunnies to rock next Friday…
Fancy something bold and quirky? Complete your Halloween costume this year with a bold pair of rectangle frames.
Go for something different this Halloween with a pair of rectangle frames (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 (many of the other members of the Rat Pack also wore glasses if you fancy going as a group).
Cat Eye Glasses
From Hollywood icons of the 50s and 60s to modern television characters, you can never go wrong with a pair of cat-eye frames. Perhaps you could even go as witch’s cat with a pair of Derek Cardigan cat-eye glasses!? The best part is you’ll actually wear them again, unlike most things we buy for our Halloween costumes!
Some of our fave female stars have used cat-eye frames to get into character (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).
There’s no limit to the amount of characters or real-life icons who have opted for round glasses. From the look of The Great Gatsby to modern day celebs such as The Olsen twins, look no further than a pair of oversized glasses. Just remember to go as a zombie version of any of the below for a spookier take on Halloween dressing…
Be inspired by fiction or real-life icons who have worn round 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, Wally).
Aviator glasses manage to represent both the coolest personalities and the greatest antiheros of our time. Either could make for an awesome Halloween costume!
Aviators can be worn with clear glasses lenses or as sunglasses, depending on the costume you’re after (clockwise from top left): Walter White (Breaking Bad), Irving, Richie and Sydney (American Hustle), 1970s cool (courtesy of Charlotte Rampling), Pharrell (& hat), Tom Cruise as Maverick (Top Gun).