Hi all! Tonight I’m here with an installment of Top 10 Tuesday hosted by The Broke and The Bookish!
This week’s theme is Halloween–very timely for this fun holiday week. I love Halloween for the chocolate and darling kids costumes. I’m not a big fan of scary though–I usually avoid scary movies and books and stories. But I loved the idea of literary Halloween costumes that they suggest on the prompt page. I made a list of some favorites that I have actually dressed up as and some that I would love to try in the future. So here we go, some of my favorite literary Halloween costumes! Enjoy 🙂
Harry Potter // I was Harry Potter myself for Halloween when I was in elementary school. I wore my dad’s bath robe, had my mom draw a lightning shaped scar on my forehead and confused all the parents as we trick or treated while the kids were impressed.
Harry Potter inspired items // Some favorites include the Firebolt or Nimbus 2000, Horcruxes, or the golden snitch.
Edgar Allen Poe with a Raven // Bonus points if you can recite all or a portion of the classic poem.
Madeline // One of my favorite children’s books. Such a cute costume idea!
Mary Poppins // We read this book together earlier this year and were surprised by some new twists to the story from the movie. A classic character!
Anne of Green Gables // Just finished this classic again this week. What would Anne think of us dying our hair red like hers for a costume? 🙂
Alice, the White Rabbit, or the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland // Classic characters. Classic costumes.
Oliver Twist, Little Dorrit, Pip, or any Charles Dickens protagonist // Grab some old, ratty clothes and rub some dirt on your face. Extra points if you can do an authentic Cockney accent.
Frankenstein // I’m thinking original Mary Shelley here. Definitely worthwhile.
Winnie the Pooh characters // Love these stories and love these characters. So cute!
Bonus: A Bookmark // Inspired by one of our favorite TV shows. Have you seen The Middle? If not, please check it out! It’s a hilarious (and clean) comedy about a quirky family living in the middle of nowhere in the US Midwest. Their youngest son, Brick, is obsessed with books and dresses up as a bookmark to inspire his classmates to support the library. Classic!
Happy Halloween! What are some of your favorite literary Halloween costumes?