Halloween is just around the corner, and what better way to announce to the world what a (proud) nerd you are than to dress up like one of your favorite literary characters? Here, eight bookish costumes to inspire your selection, so that in a world of sexy nurses, you can be Lisbeth Salander.
8 Literary Character Costumes You Can (and Should) Wear for Halloween
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1. Mary Poppins from Mary Poppins
Channel your inner Julie Andrews or Emily Blunt for this one. Take your pick.
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2. The Mouse from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
4. The Cat in the Hat
Make all of your sentences rhyme for the full effect.
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7. Lisbeth Salander from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larson’s antihero is actually pretty easy to channel. Just pull out all the black clothes in your closet, then top it off with white face powder, dark eye makeup and a spiked necklace.
8. Matilda Wormwood from Matilda
Depending on how much you want to commit to Roald Dahl’s bookish leading lady’s look, drag around a Radio Flyer filled with books. (Or just force one of your friends to be Ms. Trunchbull.)