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Forget mini-skirts and cleavage; it’s time for women to Take Back Halloween

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Every year, it seems that female Halloween costumes get smaller and smaller. From a tiny Mickey Mouse to a skintight pizza, it’s almost impossible to find a female costume that hasn’t been sexed-up to the point of ridiculousness. (Seriously, who in their right mind would want to be a “sexy” lobster?) Thank god for Suzanne Scoggins, the creator of the popular website, Take Back Halloween. She has made it her mission to show women that there are options beyond dressing as a skimpy crustacean. From women of historical importance to goddesses and pop culture icons, Suzanne creates costumes that are beautiful, unique, and – most importantly – empower the women who wear them. We had the pleasure of chatting with…

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Five last-minute Halloween costumes for your guy

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In my Halloween opinion, men tend to fall into one of two categories—either they’ve been planning their costume for months and it involves elaborate structures and pyrotechnics, or they’ll slap together a makeshift costume right before you leave the house. If your guy is one of the latter, then don’t worry! Here are five last-minute literary costumes for the last-minute man in your life: Huckleberry Finn Halloween – Huckleberry Finn by rachelcarterya featuring Sperry Top-Sider Help your fellow get his vagabond on in this simple river-traveling outfit, complete with fishing pole and straw hat. Anyone will have the basics in their closet, though you might need to splurge on some suspenders and rope to make a belt. Holden Caulfield Halloween…

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Gettin’ spooky: 11 frightful, literature-inspired Halloween costumes

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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: Effie from The Hunger Games 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. Pride & Prejudice & Zombies 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. Wicked Gregory Maguire’s re-imagined tale of Oz comes alive in these Elphaba and Galinda costumes.   Edward Gorey All you’ll need…

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

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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 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 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 This costume might get you mistaken for Colonel Sanders, but you’ll still look great! Try to memorize a few…

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