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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.

Costume FIFTY SHADES OF GREY
Image from Gurl.com


FIFTY SHADES OF GREY Costume
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?

HollyGolightly
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.

THE SHINING Costume
Photo via The Sound Radio Station

 

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

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!

GOODNIGHT MOON
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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