Bookish Halloween Costumes (Top Ten Tuesday #9)

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This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is a Halloween freebie. I don’t read scary books or Halloween books (other than kids books). I did do a picture book round up for Halloween on my other blog if you’re interested. But here I wanted to discuss bookish Halloween costumes.

I don’t really enjoy dressing up as much now that I am an adult, but I loved a good costume when I was younger. I made a lot of really cool homemade costumes when I was little. If I were to go all out on a Halloween costume these days, I would choose to be one of these bookish characters.

  1. Hermione from Harry Potter (I was actually really hoping my son would want to be Ron for Halloween since he got the wand at Universal last spring. Then I was going suggest we all get wizatd robes and be wizards together for trick or treat or at least for Harry Potter Festival, which I am very sad to say we did not attend this past weekend.)
  2. Katniss from The Hunger Games
  3. Scarlett from The Lunar Chronicles
  4. any Jane Austen heroine
  5. Shae from Game of Thrones (I admit I’ve never read the books, but while watching the earlier seasons I kept trying to figure out how I could make one of her costumes for Halloween.)
  6. Pippi Longstocking (I just always loved her hair!)
  7. Mary Poppins (A co-worker of mine had the best Mary Poppins costume last Halloween, and I was one of the few people who recognized her costume.)

Since I cannot think of 10 hypothetical character costumes, I’ll fill the gap with some of my real life costumes. I actually have been a few bookish characters over the years. I tried to get pictures from my mother in time for this post, but it didn’t work out.

Age 2/3 – Raggedy Ann (My twin sister and I were both Raggedy Ann using the dresses from our life size dolls. I’m not sure on the exact age.)

Age 5/6 – Harlequin from Harlequin and the Gift of Many Colours (I can’t remember the exact year for this costume either. I remember making this costume in the house we moved out of sometime when I was 6 years old. I need to read this book again, but clearly it made an impression on me at a young age.)

Age 13 – Tweedle Dee or Tweedle Dum (Again, my twin sister and I were these twins from Alice and Wonderland together. I can’t remember which one I was, but I do remember that it snowed that year, and the pillows I had stuffed in my clothes to make myself fat enough were pretty heavy and wet by the time we returned home from trick or treating. I also know we chose these costumes because of a literary event we were attending at an area high school with some classmates. It was around Halloween and required the full team to be in costumes from a work of literature.)


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  1. Any list that has Pippi on it is a hit in my book! I’d also probably add Daenerys Targaryen for adults, and I don’t think you can go wrong with a Paddington Bear costume at any age!

    1. Paddington would be cute! I actually am not a fan of Daenerys Targaryen. She’s probably my least favorite character in the Game of Thrones TV series. I am so worried she’s going to come out on top at the end of next season, and then I’ll be pissed. Haha. I’m routing for the Starks. 🙂

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