Halloween Costume Ideas | Costumes with Glasses

Some of our favorite characters and celebrities have been defined by their trademark glasses style. Find inspiration for your Halloween costume this year with glasses and sunglasses shapes that can help to complete your look, whether you’re inspired by celebrities, the style of a particular decade, or icons of film and television.

Rectangle Glasses

Many of the best Halloween costumes are made complete by a bold pair of rectangle glasses frames.


Find inspiration for your Halloween Costume, made complete with 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 sported glasses if you’d like to go as a group).

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Cat Eye Glasses

Whether you’re looking to emulate the screen goddesses of the 50’s and 60’s, or are looking for new character inspiration, Cat Eye glasses shapes are the ultimate style topper.halloween-costumes-glasses-cat-eye

Some of our favorite 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)

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Round Glasses

You’ll need very little extra styling when your costume incorporates the strong shape of round frames. This style was the epitome of 20’s fashion, and again made waves in the 60’s and 70’s. Whether you’re looking to embody the look of the Great Gatsby, cartoon figures, or celebrities, round glasses provide a great final touch.


Get inspiration with 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, Waldo

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Aviator Glasses

Aviator frames can represent both the coolest personalities, and also some of the greatest antiheros of our time.


Aviators can be worn with clear glasses lenses or as sunglasses, depending on the Halloween Costume you are looking for (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)

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