Literary Halloween Costumes- pt. 2
October 26, 2011 | Miscellania
After I wrapped up my list of literary Halloween costumes yesterday, I felt compelled to continue my search. Sure enough, I turned up even more costumes that would please the average book-lover. I didn’t want these costumes to go ignored, so I decided to make “Literary Halloween Costumes” a two-part series. Here are ten more intriguing selections:
Moby Dick from Moby Dick
This is a creative two-person costume (much better than a horse). If you have some extra friends, you could add on a Captain Ahab and an Ishmael and make it a group costume.
Ophelia from Hamlet
A white nightgown, ghostly complexion, and a few choice accessories make this costume. (Troubled relationship with men not necessary.)
Marquis de Sade
This is a complete costume for sale, but you could piece together one of your own. (It clearly needs a paddle.)
Mrs. Havisham, from Great Expectations
What better way to embrace your inner crazy than by dressing up as Mrs. Havisham, the original jilted bride?
Winston Smith, from 1984
This subtle costume is perfect for the homogeneity of Oceanian society.
Combine a modified Santa beard with a safari outfit, and you get Papa Hemingway. (Though it helps if you resemble him as much as the gentlemen above.)
Scout Finch as Ham, from To Kill a Mockingbird
Consider this a literary double doozy- dressing up in the infamous “ham” costume Scout wears to the Halloween pageant.
F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald
The stylish and swinging Jazz Age duo make a perfect couples costume. (Hopefully the night won’t end with one of you in a mental institution.)
A Book (Or the Good Book, if you desire)
This woman chose to make her costume biblical, but with this basic format, the possibilities are endless. (Enlarge your favorite book cover, perhaps?)
Sarcastic Book Nerd
This shirt is for those of you who want to avoid putting together a costume, this shirt does the work for you. In case you can’t read it, it says “I’m a character from an obscure old novel you’ve never read.”