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Book Inspired Halloween Costumes

Written by Candace Carlson. Posted in Education

Despite the fact that it is still summer, we can’t stop looking for Halloween inspiration. On our search for the best 2015 Halloween costumes ideas, we came across some book inspired costume that we think most of you will enjoy. On Halloween, you can decide to dress up like a ghost or a zombie and be like everyone else or try to be more creative and look to literature for inspiration. Book inspired costumes are a great way to pay tribute to the most loved literature characters which played a significant role during your childhood. Discover these 5 Halloween costume ideas that were inspired from the most popular pieces of literature.

Pippi Longstocking

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Pippi Longstocking is an unforgettable character, a favorite among young girls, and not just for her amazing strength and oddness, but also for her one of a kind outfit and signature braids. Even though her outfit may seem outrageous, her look is actually easy to recreate. In the book series, Pippi wore a blue jumper/dress with many patches and long socks that were completely mismatched. Pippi’s braids are her trademark so if you’re planning to copy her hairstyle, make sure to look for hair tutorials that will help you achieve the exact look.

Sherlock Holmes

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For decades, Sherlock Holmes has been one of the most popular literary character. The great thing about trying to copy his look is that in the end you will have one of the most stylish and mysterious disguises at the Halloween party. You can easily look like the skilled detective with a vintage tweed coat, a deerstalker (cap), a pair of black trousers. Be sure to incorporate his trademark accessories in the Halloween disguise: a pipe and a magnifying glass.

Katniss Everdeen – Hunger Games

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Katniss Everdeen is a contemporary literature character who succeeded to inspire many teenagers girls, because let’s face it: she’s one strong and fearless girl. When it comes to recreating the Suzanne Collins-inspired costume, remember that you don’t need a lot of resources, most clothing items you probably already have in your closet. The only thing that’s missing is a fake archery set that you can purchase online or from a local store, such as Target or Wallmart. Wear your favorite brown leather jacket, put your hair in a braid and don’t forget to add a Mockingjay pin. While it is simple, the Katniss Everdeen costume will certainly be one of the best 2015 Halloween costumes ideas.

Harry Potter

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Everyone loves Harry Potter and almost everyone wishes to be a well-renowned wizard even just for a night. HP is a popular choice among Halloween disguises, so if you want to stand out from the rest, consider creating a Gryffindor Costume. A long black robe will be the trademark of this costume, while a sewn on badge, wand pocket and clasp will make your outfit perfectly resemble the one from the book. To complete your disguise just add a pair of thick glasses and a small lighting bolt on your forehead and now your look is done!