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25 Literary Halloween Costumes For Writers

Literary Halloween Costumes

This Halloween, show your passion for literature by wearing a costume that’s strictly “by the book”! We’ve found some fun, literary-themed costume ideas to inspire you:

These Fifty Shades Of Grey clever costume ideas will have everyone else turning shades of green with envy.

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Image via Pop Sugar


Should you go as Edgar Allan Poe or his raven this Halloween? “Yes,” quoth the raven.

THE RAVEN Costumes
Image via Pop Sugar


This costume will make people pause.

Semicolon Costume
Photo via Pop Sugar


Choose from a bevy of characters in Charlie And The Chocolate Factory! Have everyone in the family get involved. Also, check out Tim Burton’s version of Willy Wonka.

willy wonka










Image via Ranker



Willy Wonka Costume
Photo via allwomenstalk


Who could forget Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany’s?

Photo via Sara du Jour


Throw on a frame for The Picture Of Dorian Gray.

Dorian Gray
Photo via Flickr


Try some temporary tattoos and piercings to channel Lisbeth Salander from The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo series!

the girl with the dragon tattoo















Photo via dailymail



Feeling extravagant? Go as Effie Trinket from The Hunger Games.

Effie Trinket
Photo via Carleigh D. on Pinterest


Here’s another Effie costume!

Effie Trinket Butterflies
Photo via Emily Deen on Pinterest


We had to share this picture of Seth Green dressed up as Harry Potter for Halloween!

Seth Green As Harry Potter
Photo via The Daily Fig


Princess Buttercup and Westley lookalikes? “Inconceivable!”

Princess Buttercup and Westley
Photo via Katie Murphy on Pinterest


Want to look like Jack in The Shining? Nailed it.

Photo via The Sound Radio Station


Get a group of friends together and recreate the glitz of The Great Gatsby.

Photo via The Sound Radio Station


Step into the shoes of your favorite author. This guy went as Margaret Atwood.

Margaret Atwood
Photo via Buzzfeed


Or perhaps you identify more with Hunter S. Thompson.

Hunter S. Thompson Costume
Photo via The Mary Sue


If you could be any book, which one would you be? Goodnight Moon is one of our favorites!

Photo via Costume Works


This family is ready to go Where The Wild Things Are.

wild things are









Photo via jillianlauren


We love this little Frodo from The Hobbit!

Little Frodo
Photo via Buzzfeed


But we may love Frodo’s good friend, Gandalf, even more.

Gandalf Pug

Photo via The Poetics Project 


If you know someone who’s a good little egg, Humpty Dumpty is the perfect costume.

Humpty Dumpty
Photo via Buzzfeed



“I am the Lorax. I speak adorable.”

The Lorax
Photo via Random House Kids on Pinterest


We bet you couldn’t tell this cat is Edward Cullen from the Twilight books.

Edward Cullen Costume Cat
Photo via Bookriot


This Twilight-inspired costume is a little easier to recognize.

Twilight Book Cover Costume

Photo via Eve Proofreads


Writer QuestionsQUESTION: What literary-inspired Halloween costumes have you worn in the past?


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