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. Thalia Grace

    i`m going as annabeth case a.k.a percy grilfrind after the 2,00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 changings my mom has to get the stuff cuz i have a party 2day

  2. 8wildnreckless

    I made up a character named Lia. (you may know me from Fan Fiction)
    How you do it: Well from my post she wears a dash of pink a day. So wear a pink shirt. Also wear ripped jeans and a black belt. She’s kind of goth except for the shirt. If you get any compliments on this if you wear it please mention 8wildnreckless
    Thank you so much 4 reading this!!!

  3. lauren_b

    im going to be a siamese twin, my friend and i sewed two dresses together. its going to be great. Im sort of worried about walking….LOL wish me/us luck?

  4. SuperSapphireSpy

    2 things:
    1. I liked the part on Bella’s costume where you said to try to look bored. Lol!
    2. I’m going as a demigod for halloween. Either Thalia Grace in her Last Olympian outfit, or a Poseidon kid.

  5. Cherrybelle Rocks

    Good! Being inspired by mythology! Well, I’m not a Rick Riodan fan but I LOVE SCHOLASTIC!! HOW CAN YOU DISAGREE?

  6. kristen

    i am going to be Hermione from Harry Potter. People are alwsays telling me I look like her so I am going to rock it witchy this year. LOL.