Top Ten Tuesdays: Bookish Halloween Costume Ideas

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Top Ten Bookish Halloween Costume Ideas:

Happy Halloween all you spooky people! I’m not too obsessed with Halloween, to be honest. Halloween Day means one thing and one thing only to me: Time to bring out the Christmas decorations! Yes! That’s right! I’m that crazy person that sets up the Christmas tree first thing when November hits!

When I dress up for Halloween I tend to go all out, so here are a couple of ideas of book characters to dress up as this Halloween:

Halloween Costumes

Cinder {The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer}

Half cyborg, half mechanic plain Jane. With some ratty old clothes and body painting skills, Cinder would be an awesome character to dress up as. Add a tiara and Bob’s your uncle!

Catherine {Heartless by Marissa Meyer}

The Queen of Hearts is quite a popular character when it comes to Halloween costume ideas. This might not be the most interesting costume idea on the list, but now that we’ve seen who Cath was before becoming the Queen of Hearts in Heartless, she’s definitely a favorite of mine.

Lola Nolan {Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins}

I imagine Halloween isn’t a big deal for Lola as she wears a different costume every day. As an aspiring costume designer, Lola always wears very weird and wonderful costumes. There are so many ways in which you can dress up as Lola. The possibilities are endless.

Coraline Jones {Coraline by Neil Gaiman}

I’ve seen a couple of really cool Coraline costumes on Pinterest the last couple of days. With her short black cropped hair and yellow trench coat, Coraline would be an easy and fun costume to try this Halloween.

Ava Lavender {The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Lesley Walton}

I read The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender last year and absolutely LOVED it. So it should come as no surprise that she made it onto this list. Throw on some big ass angel wings and you’re basically good to go. Word of caution though: Unless you’re with a group of people who’ve actually read the book, I’d prepare myself for a lot of “I don’t know who you’re supposed to be” remarks.

Arya Stark {A Song of Fire and Ice by George R.R Martin}

Arya is by far one of the most loved characters in the Song of Fire and Ice series. She’s smart and cunning and just a total badass. Who wouldn’t want to walk around with a sword and a bag full of faces? Wait… That sounds creepy… PERFECT!

ANYONE in the Cullen family {Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer}

I am by no means a fan of the Twilight Saga, but I thought I’d just add this one for those of you looking for a quick and easy Halloween Costume. Buy some cheap vampire teeth and cover yourself in glitter and you’re good to go!

Daisy Buchanan {The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald}

If you’re looking for a classier costume idea, Daisy Buchanan is a perfect choice. She is stylish, wealthy and beautiful. Also, dressing up in 1920’s garb is always fun!

Violet Beauregard {Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl}

I saw this meme a while ago about the two types of girls at Halloween parties. You have the girls who dress sexy and then you have the violet Beauregard’s of the world. I am the latter, and thus Violet seems like an awesome costume idea!

Moaning Myrtle {Harry Potter Series by J.K Rowling}

I tried my best to keep the Harry Potter universe off my list, but I could not resist. I did, however, choose not to mention the popular costume ideas like Hermione, Luna Lovegood or Dolores Umbitch (wait… and I spelling that right?) Moaning Myrtle is a great character to dress up as because she is both witch and ghost! SCORE!


So there you have it, just some of the book characters that I might one day dress up as. What are some of the characters that you’d like to be? Or which characters have you actually dressed up as before?

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