Socks in Costume

October 24, 2018

Socks in Costume

The spookiest day of the year is creeping up on us, and the best way to prepare is to find the perfect Halloween costume. It’s always harder than you think to think of the perfect costume, then source all the necessary pieces, so we came up with a few ideas for you! The advantage to these ideas is that you won’t have achy legs or swollen feet after a night of trick-or-treating and Halloween fun.

Witch

Who doesn’t love a good witch outfit? Start with the most classic witch attire: a big black hat, black robe or dress (bathrobes or long coats work perfectly here!) and a broom to carry. Then, pick your favorite Work-to-Play sock from our new Fall/Winter collection and pair with the most comfortable black heeled booties you own. For the final touch, add a ribbon to match your socks, wrap it around your waist and tie a bow in the front.

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Nerd

Another classic, but a good one to put your own spin on. For this costume, you will need to find the worst polo shirt you own - maybe something from high school if you are cool enough to hold on to that kind of stuff. Next, locate a pair of tan cargo shorts, pull them high and stick some pens in the pockets to add some accessories. You’ll also need a pair of suspenders to hook to your shorts and an old pair of 3D glasses. To be really convincing, pop the lenses out of the glasses and wind some masking tape around the bridge of the nose. Lastly, pull on your favorite Rugby Stripe sock from our Fall/Winter collection and a pair of old converse.

80’s Workout

This look may be 80’s mint, but trust us, it’s never going out of style. Start with the most colorful tights you own. Then, do some digging or thrift shopping and find a bright leotard or one-piece swim suit. Instead of some old leg warmers, find your favorite pair of compression socks or our retro-striped MOVE compression sleeves. Then, throw your hair up in a high ponytail with a scrunchie and a neon headband. Accessorize with a pair of big hoop earrings and extra scrunchies on your wrists for good measure.

Dalmatian and Fire Fighter

Lastly, here’s a perfect couple’s costume for you and your significant other. For the Dalmatian, use a white shirt and white shorts to paint some polka-dots on. Pair with your favorite polka-dot compression socks (we love the black & light brown for this) and a pair of white shoes. For the fire fighter, wear a simple navy-blue t-shirt and a pair of jeans. Next throw on red suspenders and a plastic fire fighter’s hat. This costume goes perfectly with a compression sock from our heathered collection and sturdy boots.

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Sizing, Fabric & Compression Levels Guide

Size Chart:

We have a different sizing chart depending on the type of compression garment. Please consider your foot and calf circumference when choosing your size.

If you're in between sizes, ask yourself a few questions:
What is my body type? Will I be more comfortable in a size up or down? Take your body type into consideration when choosing a size especially if you're in between sizes.

Size Chart - VIM & VIGR Fashionable Compression Legwear

Sleeves & Tights

 

Fabric Collections:

NYLON

  • 400 needle-count for flexibility and comfort
  • Excellent for athletic use
  • Multi-dimensional weave allows for breathability
  • Composition: 82% Nylon/18% Spandex

MOISTURE-WICK NYLON

  • 400 needle-count for flexibility and comfort
  • Moisture-wicking fabric to draw sweat and moisture off of the skin
  • Multi-dimensional weave allows for breathability
  • Composition: 75% Moisture-wick polyester/13% Nylon/12% Spandex

COTTON

  • 200 needle-count for flexibility and comfort
  • Natural breathability
  • High-quality double covered elastic fibers and premium cotton
  • Composition: 48% Cotton/42% Nylon/10% Spandex

MERINO WOOL

  • 200 needle-count for flexibility and comfort
  • Natural breathability and moisture-wicking properties
  • High-quality double covered elastic fibers and fine Merino wool
  • Light-cushioned sole
  • Composition: 40% Merino wool/45% Nylon/15% Spandex

Garment Care:

Machine wash after each wear, delicate and cold.

Air dry is preferred to maintain the elasticity and quality of fabrics.

Compression Levels:

Compression garments are made in a variety of support levels, each of which is designed to address different needs. These levels are most commonly expressed in millimeters of mercury (abbreviated as mmHg). Generally, graduated compression is displayed in ranges. The higher the numerical value, the stronger the support level indicated. For example, a 20-30 mmHg garment will offer more support and feel tighter than a 15-20 mmHg garment.

All of VIM & VIGR’s products are offered in 15-20 mmHg compression level and select styles are available in 20-30 mmHg.

VIM & VIGR Compression Levels

How to put on compression socks:

Slip your arm into the sock until your fingers reach the toes. Your palm should be resting in the sock's heel. 

Starting at the cuff, fold the sock over until it meets the heel. Make sure to fold the sock onto itself.

With the sock still inverted, pull the foot of the sock firmly onto your foot. Make sure your toes are securely in the toe pocket. Starting with the cuff, gradually roll the sock up.

Adjust so that your heel is properly positioned in the heel pocket and the cuff sits below the knee. Make sure the cuff is not pulled up too high.