Bookish Costume Inspiration for a Literary Halloween

Bookish Costume Inspiration for a Literary Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner, and we bet you could use a little costume inspiration. Lucky for you, the internet is full of fabulous literary costumes spanning genres and fandoms. Here, we’ve rounded up some of our very favorite bookish costumes from around the internet. Read on and get ideas for your very own bookish Halloween!

Atangleoftales dressed up as Delilah Bard from A Darker Shade of Magic, and made a gorgeous jacket for the occasion.

 

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Check out this Arthur Dent costume, complete with a Babel fish and towel. We think Douglas Adams would approve.

 

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Lindsette17 went all-out in transforming into Genya from Leigh Bardugo’s Grisha trilogy.

 

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Hoarding.chapters was inspired by Zélie Adebola from Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Blood and Bone.

 

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Author C.B. Lee took her cues from Howl’s Moving Castle in creating this flashy Howl Pendragon costume.

 

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Bookish’s own Kelly Gallucci dabbled in the dark arts and became J. K. Rowling’s Bellatrix Lestrange.

 

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Deerprincesscosplay spread her wings and embodied Anthony Crowley from Good Omens.

 

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Thatnerdydragon looked stunning as Helene Aquilla from A Reaper at the Gates.

 

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To all the costumes we’ve loved before: Jensamg’s interpretation of Jenny Han’s Lara Jean is a new favorite.

 

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We love the cheeky minimalism of paintboxsoapworks’ Moby-Dick-inspired costume.

 

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We have one thing to say to cutecatcosplayart: nailed It.

 

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Pixelghosts looks downright magical as J.K. Rowling’s Hermione Granger.

 

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The family that cosplays together stays together. We love dailycasualcosplays’ take on Saga.

 

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True.myth.makeup’s Coraline makeup is spot-on and mega creepy.

 

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Kayyybear captured Deadpool’s Domino perfectly.

 

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Koalacosplay really delivered in dressing up as Kiki from Eiko Kadono’s beloved childhood classic.

 

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We think artgalleryofnswshop’s Witch-king of Angmar from The Lord of the Rings is nothing short of precious.

 

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Simplylovelearning transported us straight to Paris with her Madeline-inspired costume.

 

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Seamscmplx take on Frances from The Prince and the Dressmaker makes us want to become dressmakers ourselves.