Halloween is just around the corner and those who are serious about the spookiest holiday of the season have already made arrangements for their costume. But if you are like most of us, you probably won’t start thinking about your costume until the week before All Hallows’ Eve.
If you wear glasses and the thought of LASIK is still scarier than any ghoul or serial killer costume, consider a few of these Harry Potter themed costume ideas that aren’t just helped by glasses, but require them as well.
Did they not have LASIK in the wizarding world? It’s rather curious that in a world with garbage that teleports people and portraits that talk there are still witches and wizards running around with glasses. Everyone from Dumbledore (the most respected sorcerer in the wizarding word) to Harry (the most famous kid in the wizarding world) were not cured with a simple flick of someone’s wand and some garbled words in Latin. Expecto Lasik, maybe?
But all the better, because now bespectacled individuals in the Muggle world can benefit from dressing up as these characters who all could use a little LASIK.
The Boy Who Lived also happens to be the Boy Who Really Needed Glasses. So much so that he is never found without them throughout the entire series. Clearly, our famous boy wizard suffers from myopia, with maybe a hint of astigmatism as well. Imagine how much easier sneaking through the Forbidden Forest at night would have been with LASIK. In any case, when you survive a death curse at the tender age of one, a little nearsightedness as a side effect sounds about right. Plop on a wig of messy black hair, find a cape and a gold and orange scarf, draw a lightning scar across your forehead and voila! You’re Harry Potter. And you won’t even need to buy costume glasses.
For this costume a cap and a long white beard would be helpful, but in reality all you need is your glasses and a palpable air of wisdom floating around you. For such a formidable wizard, Dumbledore still suffered from the rather pesky problem of blurry vision. Between keeping dark wizards at bay, running a magic school, and looking after a restless Harry he probably did not have enough down time for LASIK.
Perhaps the most respected figure at Hogwarts next to Albus Dumbledore, Professor McGonagall served as the stern yet noble and caring Transfiguration professor at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. She serves as Dumbledore’s right hand woman running the school, looking after Harry, and protecting the school especially as things take a dark turn near the end of the series. The wonderful thing about dressing up as McGonagall is you can either be a human…or a cat.
Real fans of the series will remember that McGonagall was an Animagus who could transform into a cat. And her cat form even had special markings around her eyes where her glasses were as a human.
The most important thing is to have fun with your costumes. Fictional characters are subjective, so no matter how you look or who you are, you can dress up as whichever character you please. But if you do decide you’d like to ditch the glasses any time soon, LASIK may be the solution for you.
Stop by our Newport Beach location and chat with a Feinerman specialist to find out if you are a suitable candidate for LASIK. And if after getting LASIK you miss your glasses a bit, you can always commemorate them with a few marks around your eyes in the style of feline McGonagall.