In spirit of Halloween, I'm doing something really cool! I've decided to combine costumes and books into one bookish post about costumes based on book characters or books in general. If you have a costume already, you might want to reconsider when you see your favorite book on this list!
1. The Diviners by Libba Bray
The Diviners takes place in 1926, the miraculous age of drinking, prohibition, and flapper girls. I'm actually including this one since I'm going to be a flapper girl for this Halloween. Flapper girl/guy costumes can range in so many different styles and colors. The thing I love most about these costumes is the hair and the headdresses! Wouldn't it be nice to travel back in time for a day?
2. Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
Michael Crichton's classic tale about dinosaurs integrated into modern society is a great way to spend this creepy holiday. Dress as a park ranger and paint on some blood or red claw marks to show your battle scars from fighting a dinosaur!! Represent Jurassic Park!
3. Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan
A Greek goddess/god is probably the easiest to dress up as! Let's be realistic, all you need is a white blanket or sheet, some painted gold ribbons or jewelry and some strappy sandals. Listen, it's not that hard once you search up some easy goddess/god DIYs.
4. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Oh, oh. Celaena Sardothien! Who wouldn't want to her in any situation? I was originally going to do this but no one in my school would understand the reference. If you go to her site (link is provided in the photo's caption), she'll tell you where to buy all of this stuff online. Give it a lookie!
|Courtesy of Alice Marvels|
5. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
When in doubt, dress as a Shadowhunter. Simple, use some eyeliner to tag yourself with runes, pop on your leather jacket. Girls, you're going to need those Doc Martins or super tall black boots and of course the dark eyeliner makeup. Anything leather, chains, you need black clothing as well. All that is fair game.
6. The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
Of course I had to do this book! You didn't think that my top book of 2015 so far was going to get off the hook that easily, did you? And if you love this book as much as I do, then go for something Arabian Nights themed or as a belly dancer. I love these costumes because they are so unique and really look good on anyone if you decide to do so. The third picture shown below actually is a good representation of the main character in this book!
7. Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Page
Dorothy is something easy to pull off if you have the right materials. Any plaid dress works, some red heels, a picnic basket, pigtails, and cute blue ribbons for your hair. I was debating whether to do this or not but I couldn't find any inexpensive costumes.