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TAKE IT FROM SOMEONE WHO was once a bespectacled Ginger Spice—Halloween can be a struggle for the four-eyed. (Especially if you are without a back-up pair of contacts.) So why not incorporate your own glasses into your costume? Here are some ideas to help you win the costume contest, or at least bag some candy.

The 10 Best Halloween Costumes for Glasses-Wearers

Cat

Cat costumes are popular, but a cat wearing cat-eye glasses takes things to a whole new, meta level.

GLASSES STYLE: Cat-eyes.

MODEL: JF2720/JF Rey

JUST ADD: Ears, whiskers and a tail.

The 10 Best Halloween Costumes for Glasses-Wearers

Photo Credit: Via blogger.com


The 10 Best Halloween Costumes for Glasses-Wearers

Harry Potter

The boy wizard never gets old, especially with the recent re-release of the original movies in theaters and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them coming out in November.

GLASSES STYLE: Round.

MODEL: Sigmund/neubau

JUST ADD: A robe and a stick.

Photo Credit: Via blogger.com


The 10 Best Halloween Costumes for Glasses-Wearers

Iris Apfel

Channel the nonagenarian fashion darling with big specs, big jewelry and big color.

GLASSES STYLE: Oval and oversized.

MODEL: Dinkley/Spectacle Eyeworks

JUST ADD: A colorful caftan or tunic and lots and lots of jewelry, preferably chunky bangles and necklaces.

The 10 Best Halloween Costumes for Glasses-Wearers

Photo Credit: Gabriel de la Chapelle


The 10 Best Halloween Costumes for Glasses-Wearers

Urkel

Be the life of the Halloween party as popular 80s sitcom character Steve Urkel. But don’t do his voice all night; you will annoy your friends and neighbors.

GLASSES STYLE: Double-bridge/Retro

MODEL: Tristan/Bon Vivant

JUST ADD: Suspenders.

The 10 Best Halloween Costumes for Glasses-Wearers


The 10 Best Halloween Costumes for Glasses-Wearers

Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Google “Ruth Baby Ginsberg” for inspiration.

GLASSES STYLE: Oval/Feminine.

MODEL: Eloquent/Geneviéve Boutique

JUST ADD: A black robe, a lacy jabot and a bun.

The 10 Best Halloween Costumes for Glasses-Wearers


The 10 Best Halloween Costumes for Glasses-Wearers

Steve Jobs

This is the costume to wear if you’re not sure anyone else will be wearing a costume.

GLASSES STYLE: Rimless.

MODEL: H132/Van Heusen

JUST ADD: A black turtleneck and an iPhone.

The 10 Best Halloween Costumes for Glasses-Wearers


The 10 Best Halloween Costumes for Glasses-Wearers

Holtzmann (from Ghostbusters)

Holtzmann was the breakout character from last summer’s Ghostbusters reboot and you will probably be seeing a lot of her—along with the original Ghostbusters gang—on Halloween night.

GLASSES STYLE: Steampunk.

MODEL: Glacier/Vuarnet

JUST ADD: A jumpsuit, boots and a ghost busting “weapon” of some kind, made out of an old backpack and cardboard.

The 10 Best Halloween Costumes for Glasses-Wearers


The 10 Best Halloween Costumes for Glasses-Wearers

Garth (from Wayne’s World)

It’s party time. Excellent.

GLASSES STYLE: Square/Wayfarer.

MODEL: Olivier/Zac Posen

JUST ADD: Wayne, a concert tee, a flannel shirt and bedhead.

The 10 Best Halloween Costumes for Glasses-Wearers


The 10 Best Halloween Costumes for Glasses-Wearers

Barb

Barb! Since #WeAreAllBarb, you might not win the prize for most original costume this Halloween, but you will certainly be on-trend. Other than presidential candidates, this year it’s all about Netflix’s hit series Stranger Things.

GLASSES STYLE: 80s Retro/Hipster.

MODEL: SL 1548/Sophia Loren

JUST ADD: Mom jeans, a Trapper Keeper and a friend who ditches you.

The 10 Best Halloween Costumes for Glasses-Wearers


The 10 Best Halloween Costumes for Glasses-Wearers

Bob Dylan

Refuse all costume contest prizes offered to you when dressed as reluctant Nobel Laureate Bob Dylan.

GLASSES STYLE: Wayfarer sunglasses.

MODEL: Gelt/Moscot

JUST ADD: A harmonica, a cigarette and a scowl.

The 10 Best Halloween Costumes for Glasses-Wearers

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