Whether you loved 2016’s Ghostbusters–like me–or whether you can’t stop complaining about the audacious reboot, one shining thing people of both camps can at least try to agree on is the greatness of Kate McKinnon’s Jillian Holtzmann character. Holtzmann was the lovable eccentric of the gang, and it was her innovative technical prowess that created the Ghostbusters’ arsenal. I mean, cripes, she had dual proton pistols that retracted into her power pack. She was the primary comic relief of the ‘Busters and the action hero all rolled into one package; a badass package that has inspired tons of cosplayers already. And while a major part of serious cosplay is the fabrication of one’s own gear, sometimes it doesn’t hurt to accessorize with, say, some authentic-looking final touches. That’s where these glasses come in:
Holtzmann’s signature yellow lenses and silver mesh goggle cages (with vintage wrap-around ear loops, no less) are available for preorder from the O’Riginals Trading Co. The current preorder for the Spectres–that’s the on-theme model name for the lenses–is actually for the second production run. The first round sold out before the film even premiered, and demand has only increased since then. The release of the Sterling Spectre frames is the second half of November this year, so if you want a pair it would be advisable to get your orders in now. The sale page even includes a buyer testimonial that should quell any qualms you might have about the quality of the $87* pair of spectacles:
“The frames somehow manage to be both very light and substantial; they have a “heft” to them that shows off their quality without weighing too heavily on your face.” – Spectre owner, cosplayer Heather Marshall Mason
The Sterling shielded-cage model also comes in other colors besides the canary-tinted Spectre, so if you’re looking for a new pair of shades, they’re probably available in a color that suits your mood.
Booyah! Is your ghost-busting future so bright you gotta wear these shades? Let us know in comments if you’re buying in.
*advanced knowledge of proton physics not included in sale price.
Images: Sony Pictures, O’Riginals Trading Co.