Halloween and Sunglasses: A Guide to DIY Costumes

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Every year when October arrives we peruse the Internet for exciting and creative costumes for our upcoming Halloween parties. In the wide range of available costumes, you have the minimalist to the extravagant. The minimalist is exactly that; someone that wants to spend the least amount of money for a costume while still passing for a costume. However, not all minimalists are ineffective at assembling a worthy costume. A creative costume doesn’t necessarily need all the bells and whistles of built-in air conditioners, prosthetics or a $1,000 suit.

With the right combination of props, you don’t have to break the bank to achieve a great costume.

Eyewear is usually treated as an added accessory to an already-established costume. Since sunglasses are usually associated with warmer weather,

Halloween and sunglasses may not be the first prop that comes to mind.

Sunglasses however are a significant fashion icon that can be easily associated with celebrities, pop culture icons and movie characters. Think Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator.

For these three costume concepts, eyewear is what sets the costume a part from others. Anyone can dress like a 1960s flower child but with the right pair of sunglasses, you can emerge as Penny Lane, Kate Hudson’s character from the film, Almost Famous. The same reigns true for the infamous and often-imitated “Clark Kent” costume. Sure, Superman costumes are the more popular adaptation of this comic book hero but achieving a convincing Clark Kent costume can be easily achieved with the right pair of personality clears or optical frames. Then there is the classy, traditional costume of the famous celebrity, Audrey Hepburn. In the end, Halloween and sunglasses make a great combination for when you arrive at your next Halloween party.

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