Halloween is once again upon us, and with it, the time to choose the right costume that will get you noticed. Unless this is the year when you decide to rock that Optimus Prime costume in the back of your closet, then most of your regular clothes can actually be used to create some really clever costume ideas. Detail matters when dressing up for Halloween, and the right accessory can make or break your entire look. As we peruse these ideas for ways to use sunglasses in Halloween costumes, consider the most important question: Do you want to be funny, scary, or sexy this year?

Costumes with Aviators

Cops are a classic Halloween costume for both men and women, and no police costume is complete without a pair of aviators. In addition to other obvious types who wear aviators, such as fighter pilots and bikers, certain characters from movies, like Zach Galifianakis’s character in the Hangover trilogy, often wore aviators. For those thinking outside the box for a costume, consider Hunter S. Thompson who rocked a pair of aviators in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. 

Costumes with Wayfarers

If you want to be a wide range of awesome characters ranging from Tom Cruise in Risky Business, or Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, then wayfarers are a crucial part of those costumes. About as iconic as an accessory can get, a pair of dark wayfarers are a staple of Blues Brothers, the Wolf of Wall Street, hip-hop moguls, and numerous other memorable icons that would make for interesting costumes.

Costume Idea: Style of a decade

Another costume idea that maximizes the use of sunglasses is to dress like you’re from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, or whatever other decade. While everyone has an impression of a typical 70’s costume, what would a costume for someone from 1990 look like? If you happen to be older, how would you create a hilarious outfit that pokes fun at the Gen X kids? Every decade has its quirks, and with the appropriate clothes and accessories, you can go completely 90’s grunge this Halloween.

Costume Idea: Trending styles and people

One way that normal clothes can be strategically worn to create a hilarious costume is to dress like that one public figure who everyone will react to. These could include popular political candidates like Hilary Clinton or Donald Trump, hip-hop artists such as Nikki Minaj or Drake, or even people who are currently in the midst of their 15 minutes of fame. Either way, dressing like that one person who will make everyone’s eyes roll can be a fun way to go this Halloween.

Happy Halloween 2015!

Only on Halloween do you get to dress up as hilarious, hot, or creepy as you want, and still blend in perfectly. Whether your ideal Halloween involves finding a wild party, visiting haunted houses, or trick or treating with kids, hopefully you get all the candy and fun you’re looking for this holiday season. Even if you aren’t dressing up this Halloween, there are plenty of fall sunglasses available to keep you up with the latest trends. Shop all our collections today from Nectar.

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