Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday - Top Ten Characters Who I Would Totally Want To Be For Halloween

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted at The Broke and the Bookish.

This week's topic is Top Ten Characters Who I Would Totally Want To Be For Halloween.  I always loved dressing up for Halloween.  Putting on the costume was one of the best parts of the whole night!  Well, that and pouring out the bag of candy so you could gaze at it in all its sugary glory...

I don't think I ever dressed up as a book character, which is too bad.  There are so many opportunities for great costumes inspired by the literary world:

Alice

(Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll) - Though you probably can't pull this look off without a wig unless you're a natural blond, Alice's trademark dress and pinafore would make a very cute costume.

Anne Shirley

(Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery) - Though she's not my favourite Montgomery heroine, she's probably the most recognizable, and would therefore make the best Halloween costume.

Blue Sargent

(The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater) - Blue's quirky style of dress would probably make a good costume, though it might only be recognizable to fans of the series.  Bonus points if you can get one of your male friends to dress up like one of the Aglionby boys.

Dorothy Gale

(The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum) - All you really need for this costume is a cute farm-girl dress and a pair of shiny shoes: red if you're paying tribute to the movie, silver if you're more of a purist.  Put your hair in two braids, grab a stuffed dog, and you're done!

Elena Gilbert

(The Awakening by L. J. Smith) - Easiest bookish costume ever!  Just wear regular clothes.  If you've got blond hair, say you're the Elena from the books; if you've got brown hair, say you're the Elena from the TV series.

Elizabeth Bennet

(Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen) - Actually, any of Jane Austen's heroines would be great inspiration for a costume.  Just pick the one you most resemble!  I love those Regency-era gowns, and I wouldn't mind having one.

Ida Maclaird

(The Girl with Glass Feet by Ali Shaw) - I'm sure there's something creative you could do with plastic wrap if you wanted to go trick-or-treating as glass-footed Ida!

Karou

(Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor) - This could actually be a fairly easy costume: a blue wig and a wishbone necklace would probably do it.  Unfortunately, to anyone who's not read the books, you might just look like you're ready to go to a strange nightclub.

Katniss Everdeen

(The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins) - This has been a popular costume in past years, and I can see why: it's not terribly complicated.  Braid your hair, carry a bow and a quiver of arrows, and try to get your hands on a mockingjay pin.  You're all set!

Sabriel

(Sabriel by Garth Nix) - This would be one awesome costume... if a bit labour-intensive.  Don't forget the all-important bells!


What bookish characters would you want to be for Halloween?

20 comments:

  1. I love that Elena Gilbert works for either a blonde or a brunette. :D

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    1. I know! Though, in either case, you'd probably still have to explain who you're supposed to be.

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  2. I would LOVE to dress up like any heroine from the Regency era! So much fun :) - Maggie @ macarons & paperbacks

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    1. The costumes are one of my favourite parts of those film adaptations.

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  3. YES this is the first list I've seen with Sabriel on it! I would definitely dress up as her as well!

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    1. Sabriel is one of those books that seems to have been forgotten (unless you're one of the people who've read it). Hopefully that will change with the release of the new sequel!

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  4. Dressing up as Karou would be so fun! Who doesn't love blue hair? I absolutely love those books!

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    1. Blue hair would be cool! I'd have to go with a wig, though; I'm not brave enough to dye my hair blue!

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  5. I came so close to putting Katniss myself! :) And of course Lizzie Bennet and Alice would also be great choices! Great list!

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    1. I'd love to be Katniss for Halloween... but my hair is the wrong colour so people would probably just assume I was a generic archer!

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  6. Why have I never dressed up as Anne Shirley?!? So great. Also, Sabriel would be awesome - the bells!!

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    1. I'm Canadian and I've never dressed up as Anne Shirley, either. Now I'm thinking that that might be my first choice! It would be a really cute costume.

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  7. I was Katniss a few years ago!
    I'd love to Be Elizabeth or Anne - great ideas

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    1. I haven't dressed up for Halloween in years, so I kind of missed all the Katniss popularity. We got a few Katnisses trick-or-treating, though!

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  8. I only dressed up like a book character once (unless a random student at Hogwarts counts) I was Molly from the American girl books.

    I like costumes that are a little bit ambiguous, then you learn who the true fans are. hehe I like your Jane Austen idea so you get to wear a gown. Karou would make an easy costume, but you'd probably have to carry the book around. Katniss would be fun, plus you could always go all out and make a 'fire' dress. Kids probably can't be her at school though. Oh Sabriel would be awesome! But really really hard!

    Nice list! :) I don't know which book character I would go as for Halloween, Skulduggery Pleasant would be fun. Face painted like a skull and a suit and cool hat and I'm good to go.

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    1. I totally forgot about the American Girl books! I've never read any of them, and I'm too old to have had one of the dolls, but I somehow ended up on a mailing list for their catalogs, and I drool over them whenever a new one arrives! Molly is one of my favourites. I'm also partial to Kit and Samantha; any of those would make really cute costumes!

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  9. If I dressed up I totally would be Anne from Anne of Green Gables, Jo from Little Women or Laura from Little House on the Prairie.

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    1. Those are all great choices (and great characters)!

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  10. Oo being Karou would be so much fun! Though maybe I'd go crazy and try to make her original body ;-) Or make some moths or things to have little pets, haha.

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    1. That would be cool... but a lot of work!

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