This year, dress up as the person you’ve always wanted to be: an artist. If you’re still stumped on your Halloween costume, we’ve rounded up some easy, foolproof costumes that’ll totally impress your friends. From Andy Warhol to Yoko Ono, check out our specs-friendly costumes below:
“Art is what you can get away with.”– Andy Warhol
Putting together a quick Andy Warhol costume is simple – and if you own a black turtleneck, you’re already halfway there. Throw in a vintage camera, a messy white wig, and a transparent pair of specs, and you’ll be ready for your fifteen minutes of fame.
“Art is my life and my life is art.” – Yoko Ono
Sure, you might get mixed reactions with this one – but that’s probably what you were going for, anyways. Top an all-black outfit with a bowler cap and a square pair of shades, and you’re good to go as Yoko Ono.
“Art has to move you and design does not, unless it’s a good design for a bus.” – David Hockney
As one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century, you can’t go wrong with David Hockney. And a Hockney outfit is simple, too – you more than likely have most of it already hanging in your closet. Wear a pair of black circular spectacles with a cozy bomber jacket and a slick paperboy cap, and stick a paintbrush or two in your pocket (if you’re really committed to embodying the Hockney image, you’ll switch that with a pack or two of cigarettes). Bonus points if you pair this with a cheeky attitude.
Framework Magazine is a digital arts magazine that explores the stories behind the creative people and the beautiful things they create that inspire us at Classic Specs. Founded in 2015, Framework Magazine explores everything from the stories of artists, photographers, designers, and other creative professionals working in Brooklyn, New York to the vintage styles of the mid to late twentieth century that inspired the styles and shapes of the glasses and sunglasses we create at Classic Specs. Whether you’re an artist or an art enthusiast, we’re focused on helping you live a creative life, every single day. If you’re looking to the next art gallery to check out in your city, we curate a guide to art galleries and openings in New York City, San Francisco, and Los Angeles every week to make sure that you’re up-to-date with the art scene happening around you. Love a pair of Classic Specs but aren’t sure how to style them? Check out our Instagram style guides, which show you how bloggers and influencers on social media style our glasses and sunglasses. If you’re going for more of a retro inspired look, read our vintage style guides to learn how to choose and style your glasses and sunglasses like fashion icons Marilyn Monroe, Andy Warhol, and Audrey Hepburn. We’ve also got plenty of interior design inspiration in our What’s On Your Wall? series, where we invite artists from all over the world to show us what their art walls look like at home. We’re inspired by the lives of artists and creatives at Classic Specs, and we want to inspire you to live creatively, every day.