48 Literary Inspired Halloween Costumes

by Vincent Salera 27 Oct 2017

What better way to show your love for your favorite characters from your favorite books than dressing up like them during Halloween? What books are inspiring your costume this Halloween? Share it with us @worldsbeststory on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram.

Catcher in the Rye’s Holden Caulfield via workitberk.blogspot.ca/2009/11/holden-caulfield.html

Love these via Timothy A. Clary AFP Getty

Carolyn Keene’s Nancy Drew series and Joe Hardy from Franklin W. Dixon’s The Hardy Boys books and TV shows via Russell McIntyre @russellmc03

Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland via brit.co/wig-halloween-costumes

Edgar Allan Poe via pagepulp.com

Charlotte’s Web and Wilbur from E.B. White’s Charlotte’s Web via @krishaleanne

Strega Nona from Tomie dePaola’s Strega Nona via seeker-of-happiness.com

Mark Twain via pagepulp.com

From Michael Bond and Peggy Fortnum’s A Bear Called Paddington via Cristi Oswalt / Via instagram.com

Thing 1 and Thing 2 from Cat in the Hat via brit.co/red-skirt-diy-costumes

Viola Swamp from Harry G. Allard Jr. and James Marshall’s Miss Nelson Is Missing! via Alyse Liebovich @LibrarianForYou

Mr. Darcy via pagepulp.com

The Fish from Dr. Seuss’s One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish via @ashleybedard

Mama Bear and Papa Bear from Stan and Jan Berenstain’s The Berenstain Bears series via @doula.devon

Game of Thrones
Season 6: Bran Stark Return – Via Rolecosplay

Coraline Jones from Neil Gaiman’s Coraline via @haleydfischer

Hunger Games

Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby via @busterreed

Game of Thrones: Dearly Beloved via felixize.deviantart.com

The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald via Instagram/@gatsbymovie

August Pullman from R.J. Palacio’s Wonder via @Danielle Davis

Hunter S. Thompson via The Mary Sue

The Exorcist, William Peter Blatty via captainhowdy.com

Tintin and Captain Haddock from Hergé’s The Adventures of Tintin series via acontratorrent.blogspot.com.es

Velma Dinkley From: Hanna-Barbera’s ‘Scooby Doo’ comic books, TV and movies

American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis via Pinterest

The Grady Sisters The Shining, Stephen King via JanaeGreen

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo via dailymail

Randle Patrick McMurphy and Mildred Ratched from Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest via @MarlaneBarnes

Wonder Woman via cosplayingwhileblack.tumblr.com

Great Expectations, Charles Dickens via happyprettysweet.com

Mother from Coraline by Neil Gaiman via Pinterest/Gothic Gourds

Breakfast at Tiffany’s via Sara du Jour

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets via randomtuesdays.com

A Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess via lookbook.nu/look/2625849-A-Clockwork-Orange

via @myhipsterkid on Instagram

Jurassic World via Pinterest/Grace C.

Edgar Allan Poe and raven via Pop Sugar

Charlotte’s Web via Pinterest/RegeniaThompson

Alice In Wonderland via JanaeGreen

Pipi via @landesadventures.blogspot.com

Harry Potter Moaning Myrtle, JK Rowling via tumblr

Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin via kxlu.typepad.com/zoocroo/2011/11/halloween-costume-showdown-winners.html

Fifty Shades Of Grey via writersrelief.com

Here are some of my easy breezy costume ideas…

Vincent Salera

Founder CEO/CCO @ World's Best Story™ amplifier of creativity & fun!