Halloween is around the corner, and trick-or-treaters will be donning their costumes for parties and door-to-door quests for candy. On this eve of total disguise and transformation, there may be some glasses-wearers who perhaps feel challenged in achieving total authenticity in their costumes, should the costume choice traditionally be a non-glasses wearer. Personally, in Pearle Vision’s range of stylish frames I’d happily compromise total accuracy in favor of dressing up as Frankenstein in Vogue Eyewear, or a Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz who just happens to be chic in Burberry frames. But, that’s not to say I don’t have the utmost respect (and awe) for the Halloween costume pro who masks themselves flawlessly down to the last detail in their assumed Hallow’s Eve identity. These enthusiasts in mind, and for all glasses and sunglass-wearing people out there in search of costumes that incorporate eyewear as accenting and mandatory accessorizing touches, I put together some costume ideas especially for you. We’ll take a look at the actual character and real folks’ costume interpretations. Read on for some fun glasses-obligatory characters and the perfect pair of frames from Pearle Vision to complete the costumed look.
Totally groovy baby, everyone’s international man of mystery Austin Powers most important piece of iconography (aside from shag rugs, his Mini Cooper, and martini glass) are his signature retro frames. Try Ray-Ban RX5150 with a velvet blazer and neck-tied blouse for the grooviest costume of the night.
Simple, utterly chic, and incredibly iconic, Audrey Hepburn’s character in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Holly Golightly, is forever singed into our memories as a demure, black-dress clad young woman in dark wayfarer-style sunglasses peering into the Tiffany’s store window. Wear the black Ray-Ban RB2132 frames with a black dress, sparkling necklace, and hair pulled back with a dazzling tiara clip.
Magic wand-wielding, and one of the world’s most famous wizards, who wouldn’t enjoy dressing up as Harry Potter for Halloween? Harry’s unmistakable circular round frames make him immediately recognizable. Get the look with Polo Ralph Lauren’s PH2083 frames, draw a lightning bolt shape to your forehead, and wear a gold and maroon tie under a cape and you’ll look the part.
There would be no Superman without Clark Kent—doesn’t that make Clark a hero worth dressing up as? As Superman’s secret civilian identity, Clark has a sharp business style uniform including a suit, tie, and black-rimmed glasses. For Halloween, dress up as Clark by wearing a Superman logoed shirt underneath a suit and tie, with a pair of sleek black frame glasses like Burberry BE2086 .
Wonder Woman/Diana Prince
Wonder Woman is certainly a popular superhero many women choose to dress up as for Halloween—but get creative and like Superman’s Clark Kent, dress as Wonder Woman’s alter ego, Diana Prince. As a military intelligence officer, Diana Prince’s Wonder Woman attire is masked beneath her military uniform, and glasses. Dress up as Diana with a Wonder Woman costume beneath an unbuttoned matching military suit and some stylishly retro frames like Prada PR120V .
An easy costume and household favorite is dressing up as popcorn king Orville Redenbacher. Channel his trusty look in red suspenders, matching red bow-tie, and bold black rim frames like Vogue VO2597
KFC Col. Sanders
Another food empire icon worth dressing up as this Halloween is the unmistakable styling of Kentucky Fried Chicken’s founder Colonel Sanders. Get his trademark look with a white suit, black western string tie, and horn rimmed glasses like Ray-Ban RX5154 . Bonus points: use an empty KFC fried-chicken bucket to collect your candy!