Still not sure what to dress up as for Halloween next Friday? Be inspired by your favourite fictional character or person in the public eye who is defined by their trademark style of specs.
From Audrey Hepburn to Mr. Peabody & Sherman, read on for some assistance with which shape of frames to go for next week’s spooky occasion…
If you feel like dressing up as someone bold and quirky this year, finish off your Halloween costume with a bold style of rectangular frames.
Opt 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 feel like going as a group).
Cat Eye Glasses
Whether you’re drawing inspiration from legends of the silver screen in the 1950s and 60s or contemporary film and television characters, you can’t go wrong with a pair of cat-eye glasses.
Some of our favourite female stars have used cat-eye glasses 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 fictional characters or real-life stars who’ve gone for round glasses throughout time. From the style of The Great Gatsby to current celebs such as The Olsen twins, look no further than oversized glasses.
Be inspired by fictional 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 pretty much represent both the coolest personalities and the greatest antiheros of our time. Either could make for a fantastic Halloween costume!
Aviators can be worn with clear glasses lenses or as sunglasses, depending on the costume you’re going for (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).