October 11, 2010

Book Character Halloween Costumes

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Book Character Halloween Costumes

Halloween is just around the corner and you still don’t have your costume picked out!? What’s a kid to do? Come to your favorite neighborhood book website for advice! (That’s us, of course!) Just for fun, here are some ideas for book-character costumes. For example, you could be:

Logan Modern-day Greek god or goddess from Percy Jackson 
For Ares: Pair jeans or black pants with a red shirt and leather jacket. Accessorize with silver chains, sunglasses, and a bad attitude.
For Argus (head of security): Use old clothes to draw on. Draw blue eyeballs all over them. Use face paint to draw additional blue eyeballs on your skin.


Ron_and_lavender Harry, Ron, Hermione, or any wizard from Harry Potter
Borrow dad’s black trench coat as a cape. Make sure he doesn’t need it for work the next day. Add a cheap black witch/wizard’s hat from the Dollar Store. Make a wand by wrapping aluminum foil around a chopstick or pencil.
For Harry, draw a lightning bolt on your forehead with some eyeliner (either your own, or salvaged from mom’s makeup bag). If you have a stuffed owl, duct tape it to your shoulders. Add a pair of round spectacles for full Harry effect. Viola – magic.


Diary-of-a-wimpy-kid-DF-01487_rgb Fregley from Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Start with a yellow gym shirt and blue gym shorts. If you already have messy red hair, you’re in luck. If not, use some temporary spray color of the red/orange variety, and gel it in all different directions. Draw a “secret freckle” onto your stomach with eyeliner, and reserve it to gross out those who deserve it! Put a bunch of band-aids on various parts of your body, and offer to let people smell your scabs. You can even rub raw salmon (or something just as disgusting) under the band aids for bonus gross-out effect.

Taylor_kristen_rob Bella, Edward, and Jacob from Twilight (ages 12 and up) Works well if you’re part of a group.
For Bella: Bella should be a brunette with her bangs pulled back from her face. Wear a flannel shirt, jeans, and hiking boots. Draw two red dots (ie. fang marks) on your neck, and try to look bored.
For Edward: Gel up your hair, and use white face paint to paint your face. Wear a black shirt and black wrist cuff (can just be a black piece of construction paper taped around your wrist!) If you want to go crazy, draw a drop of red blood running from your mouth with your mom’s lipstick.
For Jacob: Wear a fake muscle shirt, or lots of padding under a tight shirt to make you look muscular. Wear a wolf nose (or draw one on with eyeliner) and howl at the moon a lot.

Click here for some new costume ideas like One Direction Zombies, The Hunger Games characters, and more.

What do you guys think? We wanna hear from you. Describe YOUR best idea for a book character Halloween costume in the Comments below. Or let us know if you are already dressing up as a book character!

Happy Haunting!

—Ratha, STACKS Writer

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  1. ilovepercyandmax

    For all you Percy friends out there (like me!) here’s some ideas. Get a bright orange shirt and paint Camp Half Blood on it. Add in jeans and there you go. To be Annabeth, wear a New York Yankees cap. To be Percy, have a ballpoint pen stick out of your pocket, just visible. If you have a lot of time on your hands, you can make Camp Half Blood necklaces too!

  2. Adeline

    I’m going to be a character I invented named Mooncatcher! I paint ying yang symbols on my cheeks and eyes on my eyelids, wear a extra long vampire cape (that flows behind me. It’s super dramatic that way.) And a black and white dress. Remember Mooncatcher is a peaceful character if you want to be her for Halloween! This is a trademark of Adeline. So if you use this costume and get complements, mention Adeline.

  3. Anna

    I am thinking about being Annabeth chase for halloweeen. My mom says no one will know who I am supposed to be, but i don’t care!! i love PJATO!

  4. autumnapplebelly

    Before reading this, I had already decided to be Harry Potter. After Halloween, I’m going to wear the costume to the midnight showing of The Deathly Hallows part one. I can’t wait!!!

  5. johnathan m

    this is so cool and this awesome and I’m going to tell my mom and my dad about this too and this is how do I get on this too

  6. stuffedninja10111

    I was going to be alice for halloween but then changed the idea by alot. If you want to be alice then you could put curls on the bottom of your hair. And alice wears really mature clothes. Once I saw her wearing a short dress that was lite grey with a small jacket and black tights.

  7. gylfie97

    I would totally be a half-blood from Percy Jackson. I even have a camp half-blood t-shirt that I made. However, I’m going as Bastet, egyptian cat goddess.

  8. WaterKat

    Awww! I feel boring now! I’m going as a vampire, I designed my dress. My friend’s are going to be a Ballerina Vampire, and a Doll.

  9. pacohaley

    A friend of mine is dressing up as Artemis. I know another one is dressing up as Nancy Drew. One doppleganger said they are going as Gregg Sulkin/ Mason Greyback (yes, I know it’s not a book character, although I guess with a letter jacket they could be Will Wagner from Avalon High). I’m more into the whole Halloween spirit thing. I’m usually bright and cheery so at Halloween, I like to be all dark purple/blck colors and stuff. My plan was originally to go as a camper from Camp Half-Blood. But that phase was over before Halloween.

  10. s.snape2000

    Well, for Halloween this year, I plan to be Luna Lovegood:)We are going to make the butterbeer cork necklace!!And we are even going to make the radish earrings out of real radishes!!!

  11. Marytonga

    I’m going as a demigod from the PJO RP I’m in! We’re going to decorate a plain orange T-Shirt (including the pegasus), turn these beads into a necklace (with twelve beads- the average of our ages, and she’s been there her entire life), jeans, sneakers (no wings though), a foam sword with customized handle (thank you, Mist), and really, REALLY hopefully a blond wig and gray contacts.
    Even though I hate wigs, I’d go through it to look like an Athena kid.