Literary costumes

Why Didn't I think of that?

With Halloween weeks away it is time to start thinking about your costume game. If you love books as much as me, you want to create something memorable. Something that pays an homage to the awesome outfits and characters in literature. 

Batman: The Killing Joke (Joker)

By Alan Moore

“Madness is the emergency exit. You can just step outside, and close the door on all those dreadful things that happened. You can lock them away…forever.”
The Joker”
― Alan Moore, Batman: The Killing Joke

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Game of Thrones (Sansa Stark)

by George R.R Martin

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“The northern girl. Winterfell’s daughter. We heard she killed the king with a spell, and afterward changed into a wolf with big leathery wings like a bat, and flew out a tower window.”
― George R.R. Martin, A Storm of Swords

The Hunger Games (Katness Everdeen)

By Suzanne Collins

“My name is Katniss Everdeen. I am seventeen years old. My home is District 12. I was in the Hunger Games. I escaped. The Capitol hates me……..”

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Curious George (Man in the Yellow Hat and George)

by George R.R Martin

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Cab Driver:
Where you headed, Yellow?

Bloomsberry Museum, and I’ll give you an extra ten if you don’t call me “yellow”, Okay?

Cab Driver:
Sure thing, Sunshine.”
― Curious George, Margaret Elizabeth Rey

Fight Club (Marla)

By Chuck Palahniuk

Marla Singer:
Candy stripe a cancer ward. It’s not my problem.”

― Marla Singer, Chuck Palahniuk


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Coraline (Coraline)

by Neil Gaiman

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“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”
― Neil Gaiman, Coraline


A Clockwork Orange (Alex)

By Anthony Burgess

“The important thing is moral choice. Evil has to exist along with good, in order that moral choice may operate. Life is sustained by the grinding opposition of moral entities.”
― Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange

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Pride and Prejudice (Mr. Darcy and Elizabethe)

by Neil Gaiman

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“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”
― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Where the Wild Things Are

By Maurice Sendak

“Oh, please don’t go—we’ll eat you up—we love you so!” …

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