With only a week or so left before Halloween, it’s time to finally decide what you’re going to wear. Need a little more book-related inspiration? Here are 20 of our favorite literary costumes:
There are lots of Hunger Games costumes to choose from (like Katniss or Peeta, obviously), but Effie is definitely the most vibrant. And will probably involve the most face paint.
Sure, you could just go as Elizabeth Bennett or Mr. Darcy, but where’s the fun in that? Spice up your regency-wear with a blood and guts twist.
Gregory Maguire’s re-imagined tale of Oz comes alive in these Elphaba and Galinda costumes.
All you’ll need is some dark, old-fashioned clothing and a great printer to be an infamous Gorey illustration.
Either of these costumes can stand alone—and who wouldn’t want to be the snotty Veruca Salt in her cute red dress?
You’ll need a friend of similar height and build to pull off the creepy twins from the Shining. And a lot of fake blood.
While all your friends go dressed as Harry or Hermione, up your Potter game by dressing as Sirius’ mug shot.
We admit it: this look is all about her awesome chest tattoos.
Be the master of horror this Halloween in a dark suit, white ascot, and raven balanced on your shoulder.
Maybe the best couple’s costume of all time.
Creepy, sad, and a great reason to buy an old wedding dress from the thrift store.
Not inspired yet? Check out our sweet Halloween ideas. Already planning a literary costume? Tell us all about it in the comments!