Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Halloween Costumes

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic: 
Bookish/Literary Halloween Costumes
This week's theme is a Halloween freebie and since I don't go for the scary reads, I'm instead turning my attention to some bookish Halloween costumes I've come across. There are some seriously creative people out there! Here are some of my favorites...

    
 
Madeline | The Madeline books by Ludwig Bemelmans
Love the Madeline costumes on these little girls - and there's even a Miss Clavel!

    

Charlie Brown | The Peanuts books/comic by Charles M. Schulz
Such a simple costume but there's no doubt who he's supposed to be. :)

    

Fleur Delacour | Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Who could forget Fleur Delacour and the Beauxbatons girls?

    

Creepy Twins | The Shining by Stephen King
"Come play with us, Danny."
Gaaaaaaahhhh!!!!!

    

Willy Wonka | Charlie and the Choclate Factory by Roald Dahl
Love how the whole family got into it. Not just Willy Wonka but also Violet Beauregarde and an Oompa-Loopma.

    

Mary Poppins| Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers
This lady makes a good Mary Poppins! Wonder if she can pull a lamp out of that bag?

    

Peter Pan | Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
Another family act - this time with Peter, Wendy, Captain Hook and Tinkerbell.

    

Holly Golightly | Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote
So iconic.

    

Harry Potter and Dobby | Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Bonus points for Dobby wearing one sock.
"Dobby is a free elf!"

    
   
Effie Trinket | The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
"Happy Hunger Games!"
   

Have you ever dressed up as a bookish character

32 comments

  1. I have never dressed up like a book character. My favorite of these were the twins from The Shining, but my God I hope they've never seen the movie! LOL

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    1. Ha! Yeah, hopefully they haven’t been allowed to see the movie. They’d be scarred for life!

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  2. these costumes are adorable, except for the creepy twins. those little madelines are so cute!

    I don't dress up but if I did, I would probably be batgirl or supergirl or a female harry potter.

    have a lovely day.

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    1. Yeah, I definitely wouldn’t be dressing up as those scary twins. Ack!
      A female Harry Potter would be awesome! :)

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  3. I love your list and the example costumes!

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  4. This is BRILLIANT Tanya! You illustrating with these pictures ;-) Well done!

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    1. Thanks Sophie! It seemed a safe bet since I don't read scary books. :)

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  5. Oh wow these are awesome. Effie!!!! Love it. And Mary Poppins too, as well as Holly Golightly. And the Charlie brown one is adorable lol.

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  6. Haha, that baby is cute. I love bookish costumes. I’d totally be a Harry Potter character if I had anywhere to go.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  7. These are all great, but the babies were the best for me. Too cute!

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    1. So cute! That little Charlie Brown baby is my favorite. :)

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  8. Fun post! The boy dressed up as Charlie Brown has got to be the most precious thing I've ever seen!

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  9. Those are all great ones!! I love Charlie Brown - too cute!

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  10. These are awesome. Love Dobby wearing one sock, and the little hair drawn on Charlie Brown. I think Madeline is an adorable costume too!! The only literary character I've been is Hermione Granger back in like...8th grade I think?

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. Them putting one sock on Dobby was so clever. And the Charlie Brown one is my fave. :)

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  11. OMG the Snoopy and Madeline costumes! So cute. I don't dress up by my dog was Harry Pawter one year lol

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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  12. These are so creative and awesome! And these people did such great jobs with the costumes! I love the Dobby and Charlie Brown ones especially, haha. Too cute.

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  13. These are all so fun---well, except the twins. Don't think you could call them "fun," but they're definitely in the Halloween spirit! I love that little Dobby!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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    1. Yeah, the twins are pretty creepy. But the Dobby baby was adorable. :)

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  14. GREAT list!! I love all of these ideas so much!!

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  15. Charlie Brown baby and baby as Dobby win. They were adorable!

    I can't remember ever dressing up as a book character but the little dude has done quite a few. His school have the kids dress up on world book day as a book character. It's awesome.

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    1. Those are my favorites, too. :)

      How fun! I’d love to see all the costumes.

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