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Another week, another Top 10 Tuesday! This one was a Halloween freebie, and because I’m going as a book character to my work party tomorrow, I thought a list of Bookish Halloween Costumes would be fun!
Newt Scamander (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them)
I’m listing Newt first, because he’s the character I’m dressing up as! It’s a relatively simple costume to put together: blue coat, white button-up shirt, mustard/beige-colored vest, brown or dark grey pants, brown boots, brown or dark-colored bow tie (but it’s not really a bow—I don’t know if that’s called something different??), and a wand.
Optional: brown old-school luggage case and a Hufflepuff scarf. The wand, luggage case and scarf are proving the hardest accessories to find. If I had planned sooner and more efficiently, I probably could have just gotten them all on Etsy. But I did not. Well, you know what they say: The fun is in the hunt. Or something.
Feyre (A Court of Mist and Fury)
Dressing up as this badass female Fae shouldn’t be too hard. You could either wear really fancy clothes or more combat-style, depending on your mood, and then just ink up your arms with tattoos. I’ve seen people use everything from non-toxic paint to eyeliner. (But you could be hardcore and get permanent ones!)
Bonus: Find accessories to make your ears and canines look elongated. Maybe some fake vampire teeth and elf ears? Depending on your hair color, you might also get a brunette wig. And if you’re feeling cheeky, get a crown to represent your High Lady status.
Rhysand (A Court of Mist and Fury)
Conversely, this male Fae character would be just as easy to mimic. Rhys also has tattoos, Fae-like features and a Night Court-inspired crown, along with dark clothes.
Celaena Sardothien (Throne of Glass)
If royalty isn’t your style, consider dressing up as assassin Calaena. I’d suggest wearing form-fitting, dark-colored clothes, particularly leather (if you can find some that don’t make you look like you’re in a motorcycle gang). Accessories could include a wide belt with knives/daggers attached to it (I assume fake, but more power to you, especially if you own the infamous Bookstagram dagger) and a long, blonde wig.
Manon Blackbeak (Throne of Glass)
Manon’s look would be similar to Calaena’s, with the addition of a red cape and a long, blonde wig braided back.
Bonus: Find accessories to make your eyes look golden, and your teeth and nails look like they’re made of iron! (Aluminum foil could work for the nails, but I wouldn’t suggest it for teeth *cringes*)
Kaz Brekker (Six of Crows)
I imagine Kaz in all-black everything, including his signature black gloves. If you can find a crow-head cane, I bow down to your resourcefulness. If not, it should be possible to get a regular walking cane and attach something crow-like to the top.
Bonus: Don’t smile or laugh the entire time you’re dressed up.
August Flynn (This Savage Song)
Lucky for you, August is a monster, but looks like an ordinary human. All you would need are tally mark tattoos, a shirt with sleeves that keep riding up and showing off said tattoos, and a violin case to tote around!
Bonus: Include an actual violin in the case if you can play it, and pretend to steal people’s souls.
Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles)
Let’s face it: This is basically a Little Red Riding Hood costume. But it would actually be way easier, because Scarlet wears a red hoodie instead of the traditional riding hood. The rest of the outfit could just be jeans and whatever shoes you imagine her kicking butt in (my mind goes straight to black Converse).
Bonus: A long, red-headed wig and a grouchy attitude.
Vampire Lucy Westenra (Dracula)
This one is a bit of a cheat, because I imagine Lucy looks like any other vampire out there, complete with red lips, sharp canines, and puncture wounds on her neck. But since she was given a funeral, you could wear a really nice dress, preferably white to signify the pure versus tainted theme in the book.
Bonus: Find three friends to be the other vampire sisters that “live” in Dracula’s castle.
Blue Sargent (The Raven Cycle)
Blue might be the easiest costume of all, since she already makes her clothing by hand. Find an old sweater to cut up, overalls to distress, etc., and clip your hair back in a crazy, spiky way.
Bonus: Carry a container of fruit-on-the-bottom yogurt, and only eat the yogurt part. (Maybe you’ll get lucky and spot a Gansey to offer the fruit to!)
That wraps up my list! Are you dressing up for Halloween? Has this list inspired you in any way? Let me know!