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.
- 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.)
- Katniss from The Hunger Games
- Scarlett from The Lunar Chronicles
- any Jane Austen heroine
- 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.)
- Pippi Longstocking (I just always loved her hair!)
- 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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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.