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October 29, 2019

top ten bookish costume ideas
posted by soe 1:21 am

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday post from That Artsy Reader Girl is Halloween-themed, so I thought I’d share some suggestions for Halloween costumes you could do based on literary characters. I have only used some of them personally:

  1. Pippi Longstocking:

  2. Phryne Fisher (the tv show demonstrates how many amazing outfits you could pick from)
  3. Raggedy Ann:

    Halloween 2017
  4. Sherlock Holmes (it helps if you own a deerstalker hat)
  5. Anne of Green Gables (I’ve noticed puffed sleeves are in right now)
  6. Anyone from Harry Potter:

    A Tonksish Night
  7. Any of the ragtag group from the Oz books (if you pick the literary version of Dorothy, your shoes will not be red and fewer people will recognize you; conversely, you could go as the tornado, although I would make it a two funnel-tornado in order to be able to walk)
  8. Go classic with Count Dracula, Frankenstein’s Monster, or Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (for the latter, you would need to divide your costume down the middle)
  9. Little Red Riding Hood:

    Little Red Riding Hood
  10. Paddington

Have you ever dressed up as a favorite bookish character?

Category: books. There is/are 5 Comments.

I love all your bookish costumes. We could have gone together on this post; I’ve dressed as book characters many, many times—Madeline, witches, Red Riding Hood….

Comment by Deb Nance 10.29.19 @ 5:35 am

These are some great costumes.


Comment by Lydia 10.29.19 @ 6:23 am

If I was dressing up for Halloween this year, I’d definitely be a Hogwarts student. I want a wand and robe!

Comment by Aj @ Read All The Things! 10.29.19 @ 8:54 pm

I don’t think so. But I love your raggedy ann! my kids do not like her..I don’t know why. So i have a scary halloween card Im sending them by i phone!!

Comment by kathy b 10.30.19 @ 4:40 pm

I’m going to school as Annie Wilkes from Misery tomorrow. We teachers pick a theme – this year is villains. I was trying for Dolores Umbridge but didn’t think I could get my hair styled enough, and I couldn’t find a pink hat.

Comment by raidergirl3 10.30.19 @ 5:23 pm