Oh, so sweet! 9 friendly, literature-inspired Halloween costumes

We’re all about Halloween here at BookTrib and love to draw ideas from our favorite books. However, we know that not everyone wants to wear a Halloween costume that will scare the neighbors. Check out these ideas for the sweeter side of the holiday.

 Curious George

Curious George

Lots of yellow, a polka dot tie and a stuffed monkey are all you need to make your childhood come alive in this Curious George costume.

 Nancy Drew

Nancy Drew

This look is a perfect excuse to wear a cute outfit and a headband. Just grab a magnifying glass and you’re instantly a girl detective.

 Mark Twain

Mark Twain

This costume might get you mistaken for Colonel Sanders, but you’ll still look great! Try to memorize a few quippy Twain quotes (like: “Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.”) to really sell this outfit all night.

 Mrs. Frizzle

Mrs. Frizzle

Who doesn’t love the Magic School Bus? Mrs. Frizzle is known for her zany adventures—plus she wears a great galaxy dress.

 Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Gather up your friends to complete the entire Alice in Wonderland cast. Dibs on the Queen of Hearts!

 Madeline

Madeline

How adorable is this Madeline costume? Extra points if you can get a bunch of friends to be “twelve little girls in two straight lines.”

 The Hungry Caterpillar

Catepillar

A nostalgic, G-rated costume that’s perfect for teachers and librarians.

 Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins

THIS is the best couple’s costume of all time.

 Dr. Seuss

 

Dr. Seuss

Pull off this Dr. Seuss look by enlisting the help of your adorable family. Or pick any of Seuss’s awesome characters and rock it solo.

Were you inspired? If so, tell us in the comments! If not, stay tuned for our collection of scary literature-inspired Halloween costumes.

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