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.

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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. Emmy

    I am being Hermione Granger! Heres how you can too, whare your hair in flufy, pufy curls.(Not a problome for me haha.)Whare a black bath robe, a white shirt and a gray v-neck. Add a gryffidor bage(iron on pachs work fine.) Use red listick to write mudd blood oh your arm. Make a time turner I made mine out of duct tape and cordbord.(Sorry not realy sure of the diritions just kind of did it haha.)You can find a beaded bag online. You can cut a big circle out of cordbord and wirte SPEW and/or a lion standing by a capitl ‘P’ on it and tape a safty pen on the back. Then carry a stuffed cat and big books! Then like magic you are Hermione Granger from “Harry Potter”!

  2. S

    Oh yeah a few more things. I’m going to add Headphones and listen to rock music while I’m trick or treating haha! On the highest volume but just around my neck so my ears don’t get damaged haha. And I might even add winged sneakers from Adidas. And blue temporary hair dye on a few strands in my hair. I might even add the spear that she holds. Its going to be awesome!

  3. S

    I’m going as Thalia Grace. I’m going to wear an oversized winter army jacket like in the third book, unzipped, dark blue super skinny jeans, combat boots and a camp half blood shirt. I might get my shirt from hot topic (I might not go because where I live it takes hours to get to nearest mall with hot topic in it) or I might just get a plain orange shirt and get fabric marker from michael’s and write camp half blood on it. I’m going to add beads, too. I don’t think Thalia has any but I’m just gonna make up events that might’ve happened if she was there for a long time just like Annabeth.

  4. Acacia

    For my school Book Character Day, I’m going to dress up as Thalia Grace, with a Death to Barbie t-shirt (that I made), black jeans, boots, a silver jacket and a bracelet that looks like hers in TLO. My friend’s going to dress in complete silver and we’re having a competition to see which is best! It’s be great!

  5. littlemam2nd

    If you seen the movie Diary of a Wimpy kid in the movie ther is a boy that is crazy and pulls up his shirt it was not pretty

  6. Lollipop

    Its nowhere near hollaween anymore it passed 2 months ago with is a while so its not really around the corner!!

  7. cutiesurfergirl

    i went as cookie monster this year. i even made my own costume!!! i was fuzzy, and blue, and a fuzzy-blue!!! you know, you are never too old to be your favorite carahcter!!!

  8. Nannerlmozart

    Percy Jackson is AWESOME AND IMAGINATIVE. I love the plot of the story and Rick Riordan’s preciseness and conciseness of words and history is flawless. The books are consistent and accurate in terms of the mythology. Bravo, Mr. Riordan! I cannot wait until the library has some availability with the book. Every library I see on the website, the books are checked-out! GREAT COSTUME ideas and very inexpensive!

  9. Mari

    I’m goin as Annabeth and pepole knew who I was PJATO is sooooooo awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!’!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!