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Just like the pair of knee highs that pull an entire outfit together, there are key socks for certain costumes that make people go “perfect!” instead of “who?” We’ve gathered some of our favourites for you to start out this month of costumes and disguises.
Now, when you see someone in a sharp suit—maybe with leather jacket—a fedora and patent black dress shoes, you might be thinking that’s one well-dressed fellow but how’s that a costume? But add a pair of white socks like the EG Smith Socklings in White (and make sure the hem of those pants is just short enough to show them off!) and you know it’s the King of Pop, Michael Jackson!
(If you’re going for Billie Jean video accuracy, you’ll want a pink sock to match your shirt, like the Bastia Comfort Top Crew)
A dark red pleated skirt, orange sweater and thick framed glasses is just nerdy-cute, but add cuffed orange knee socks like the O Rayon Flax Blend in Carrot or the O Basics in Sherbet (whichever matches the sweater best) and you’re Velma Dinkley of Scooby-Doo!
A couple more key sock suggestions after the jump!
A green tunic and a jaunty cap with a feather in it could be just Robin Hood without pants unless you add green tights like the Opaque Tights in Kelly or Lime. That’s when it comes together and you’re Peter Pan!
White shirt and pants could be southern gentleman or someone who doesn’t realise it’s well after labour day. But once you throw the iconic bowler in there and add some Basic Suspenders in White you’re one of the deadly Droogs of A Clockwork Orange.
In a gingham dress and pinafore, with a bright yarn wig you’re obviously dolled up, but which doll? Red and white striped socks like the Lycra Acrylic Striped Thigh Highs, the Leg Avenue Striped Tights or the Super Stripes make it clear that you’re Raggedy Ann.
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And if you want a little more of a ruffled scrunch to your Billie Jean socks, try the Harajuku Super Loose Socks in white!
The Opaque Solid Nylon Trouser Socks in rust have been popular for Velma costumes in the past as well:
Ooh, or the EG Smith Ribbed Bootsocks (http://www.sockdreams.com/products/eg-smith-ribbed-bootsock) in White for Michael Jackson. He’s not consistent with his socks, so for die-hard accuracy it depends. Some of his socks are spangled even!
Or our Cotton Slouch Socks in white, now that I think about it…
Or you could scrunch down the Lurex Shimmery Thigh Highs for the spangled look–
There are so many options! Maybe this post should’ve been all about Michael Jackson Socks, haha. 😉
Yes! totally the white bootsocks for MJ… if only we had the real originals! I am almost positive he is wearing them in at least one video.
Fantastic ideas! I also love the Sorcerer Socks (http://www.sockdreams.com/products/socks/knee-highs/sorcerer-socks) for all the fellow Potterphiles out there. And so many great anime cosplay outfits wouldn’t be complete without a great pair of knee high or thigh high stockings!
@Miss Pink—Oh yes! We love (and a lot of us Dreamers are) Potterphiles! We’ve even got a post about the Sorcerer Socks and other school-colour appropriate options for anybody wanting to look like they attend Hogwarts.
halloween is my favorite time of year lots of stripy socks leging gloves and stockings so sexy its awsome
I really wish you had longer socks for baby. I can’t keep socks on my 1 year old. I would LOVE to see knee high or longer for baby.
@Susan—Because babies and kids come in so many sizes, we try to limit ourselves to our favourite baby socks, so we can commit our focus to the nearly thousand grown-up socks that we currently carry. The MP Cotton-Lined Knee Highs do come in wee foot sizes, but you may be interested in KidsSocks.com, because their focus is babies they have all sorts of styles and sizes, including baby thigh highs!