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Best Halloween Costumes for Bespectacled Boys and Girls

Halloween is one of the most beloved holidays of the year. But if you wear glasses, it can pose a challenge– big rubber monster masks might look cool, but they aren’t exactly eyewear friendly. And without your glasses, how are you going to be able to tell the tricks from the treats?

Luckily, there are plenty of great Halloween costumes that actually require glasses to pull off. So check out these Halloween costume suggestions — because being the life of the party is much easier when you can actually see the party.

Harry Potter

Harry Potter’s glasses have become one of the most iconic accessories in pop culture history. Add in a robe and a wand and you might find yourself mistaken for the Boy Who Lived. Just… Hopefully not by a Death Eater.

Clark Kent

Superman may get all the press, but his alter ego Clark Kent is significantly more stylish. A Superman t-shirt beneath a suit will make for a perfect Clark costume; finding a phone booth to change in is the hard part.

The Hanson Brothers

No, not the “Mmmbop” guys. We’re talking about the original Hanson Brothers: The trio of bespectacled hockey goons that became cultural icons thanks to the classic 1977 film “Slap Shot.” Not only is this a great solo costume, but it’s perfect for a group effort as well.


For over four decades, “Scooby Doo’s” big brain Velma has been the Halloween costume of choice for girls with glasses. A classic look that’s easy to pull off, especially if you don’t mind a little dog hair on your sweater.

The Baroness

For women wanting something a little more daring for Halloween this year, look no further than “G. I. Joe’s” femme fatale The Baroness. And don’t worry about getting the right style of glasses– everything goes well with black leather.

Edith Head

Classic Hollywood style icon Edith Head is the perfect choice if you want to have the most meta costume at your party. After all, she won eight Oscars – for costume design.