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12 Costume Ideas for People Who Wear Glasses

11 Costume Ideas for People Who Wear Glasses

Ah yes, it’s that time of the year again when ghouls and goblins roam the night, and flickering pumpkins rest upon neighborhood porches casting eerie shadows upon the streets. It’s the time of year when we trade in our flip flops and tank tops for tricks and treats; it’s Halloween.

One of the best parts about Halloween is dressing up; however, it may seem challenging to find a costume that works for your look if you wear glasses.

Sure, you could ditch your specs and spend the evening with blurry vision, but you don’t have to. There are hundreds of fantastic costume ideas for glasses wearers!

Below you’ll find 12 of our favorite Halloween costume ideas for people who wear glasses.

  1. Cousin Itt
  2. Colonel Sanders
  3. Walter White
  4. Clark Kent
  5. Harry Potter
  6. Austin Powers
  7. Steve Urkel
  8. Napoleon Dynamite
  9. Velma from “Scooby Doo”
  10. Tina Belcher from “Bob’s Burgers”
  11. Arthur
  12. Alex from “Orange Is the New Black”

1 | Cousin Itt From The “Adams Family”

If you’re a fan of the Adam’s Family, you’ll love this costume. Cousin Itt’s body is covered with hair, and we really don’t know what’s underneath it all; however, it’s a great look if you can pull it off. Here’s what you’ll need to make it happen:

  • Goo Goo Eyes 866 (bonus: grab these glasses to match the dog)
  • A black French beret
  • A hairy suit (it’s probably best to purchase one from a Halloween store)

2 | Colonel Sanders

The 11 herbs and spices that go into creating that “finger lickin’ good” Kentucky Fried Chicken may be one of the best-kept secrets in American history. And it’s no doubt that showing up to a Halloween party as Colonel Sanders will turn heads. If you’d like to dress as the Colonel himself and pay tribute to his deep fried gift to the world, you’ll need the following clothing items:

  • Eyewear like the Ray-Ban 5154 frames
  • A white combover hairstyle or wig
  • A white suit with a black bowtie
  • Black dress shoes
  • A white Van Dyke beard and mustache style

3 | Walter White from “Breaking Bad”

A high school chemistry teacher gone bad, Walter White is an excellent option for those who wear glasses. While his style may seem easy to replicate, you’re going to need to match his personality as well to pull this one off. He is often seen wearing a hazmat suit, but for a classic Walter outfit, you’ll want the following items:

  • Glasses similar to the Eurospec 46
  • Stetson style hat
  • Checkered button-up shirt
  • Goatee beard
  • Khaki pants
  • Brown loafer shoes
  • Brown golfer jacket
  • Bald cap (or brown wig if you’re looking for the younger Walter look)

4 | Clark Kent

There’s no better way to show your love for comics than dressing like Clark Kent himself! Clark Kent, also known as Superman, is one of many superheroes that wear glasses, and the look is pretty easy to achieve. To match Clark’s legendary style this Halloween, you’ll want to gather the following things:

5 | Harry Potter

All aboard the Hogwarts Express! If you’re looking to wander into the wizarding world this spooky season, then Harry Potter is for you. But muggle beware, this costume may attract the attention of He Who Must Not Be Named. To recreate Harry’s magical look, you’ll need the following items:

  • A pair of round, wire-frame glasses similar to the Morrison frames
  • Black robe
  • White button-down shirt
  • Red and gold striped tie
  • Black trousers
  • Black dress shoes

6 | Austin Powers

Take it back to the 1960s this Halloween with the International Man of Mystery himself, Austin Powers. Creating your own Austin Powers look is very easy, and not to mention super groovy, baby! Start with the items below, and in no time, you’ll be saving the world from the wicked Dr. Evil!

  • Specs similar to the Shuron Freeway glasses
  • Blue velvet pants and blazer
  • Light brown wig
  • Black, ankle-high leather boots
  • Silver necklace
  • White renaissance ruffle shirt

7 | Steve Urkel

One of the most iconic characters of the 1980’s sitcom world, Steve Urkel creates a unique style with his super hip glasses and colorful outfits. He’s very kind and has an out-of-this-world personality that you can’t help but love. If you’re looking to celebrate the nostalgia of the 90s, then this costume is for you! Here’s what you should wear to get the look:

  • Glasses like the 5207 frames from Tod’s
  • Curly black hair or wig
  • Cardigan and striped shirt
  • Denim flood-pants
  • Rainbow suspenders
  • Converse shoes

8 | Napoleon Dynamite

Eccentric yet awkward, Napoleon Dynamite is a classic look that anyone can appreciate. Napoleon has a special place in his heart for mythical creatures and loves to show off his impressive set of skills. The good news about this costume is that it’s easy and affordable to recreate. To dress as Napoleon for Halloween, you’ll need the following:

  • A pair of wire metal frames like the Persol 2483V
  • A classic white ringer t-shirt; preferably with “Vote for Pedro” on the front
  • Blonde curly hair or wig
  • Loose-fitting, high-waisted blue jeans
  • Black high-top shoes

9 | Velma from “Scooby Doo”

Zoinks! Gas up the Mystery Machine and grab the gang this Halloween! Velma makes a great costume for those who wear glasses. This fun look is super easy to create, and you can include your friends to construct the entire Scooby Doo crew.

To dress as Velma, you’ll need the following items:

  • A Pair of Square-Framed Glasses like the Ray-Ban 1971V.
  • Brown Bob-Style Hairstyle or Wig
  • Orange Turtleneck Sweater
  • Burgundy Skirt
  • Red Heels
  • Orange High-Top Socks

10 | Tina Belcher from “Bob’s Burgers”

Step into the world of Bob’s Burgers and meet Tina Belcher. Tina is loved for her lack of social skills that can lead to some interesting conversations. In her spare time, she enjoys thinking about horses, zombies, and rainbows. If you dress as Tina Belcher for Halloween, it will draw lots of attention. If you’re up for the challenge, here’s what you’ll need:

  • Persol 3275VL
  • Black bob hairstyle or wig
  • Yellow hair clip
  • Light blue t-shirt
  • Royal blue pleated skirt
  • Long white socks with red stripes
  • High top converse-style shoes in black

11 | Arthur

Based on a series of books, Arthur the Anthropomorphic Aardvark first aired in October 1996 as an educational program for children. Not only does Arthur make for a great costume for the kiddos, but the look also works for adults as well. To recreate Arthur, you’ll want to start with the following base items:

  • Glasses such as the Goo Goo Eyes 866
  • Bunny ears (or similar animal ears)
  • White shirt
  • Mustard sweater vest
  • Blue jeans
  • Red and white high top tennis shoes

12 | Alex from “Orange Is the New Black”

Alex Vause is one of the main characters in Orange Is the New Black. While she is pretty snarky and extremely manipulative, Alex is very intuitive. In the show, she can often be seen reading books and spending time bettering herself. She wears thick acetate frames, which sets her apart from other characters in the show. To dress like Alex, start with these basics:

  • Smarty Pants frames by Jeepers
  • Khaki scrub set
  • Long sleeve thermal t-shirt in white
  • Red Rose temporary tattoo (for your right arm)
  • Tribal barbed vine temporary tattoo (for your right wrist)
  • A name tag
  • Black biker boots

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