Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Bookish Halloween Costumes

For a child
  • The Good: Hedwig from Harry Potter. A little white owl costume. Seriously, how cute is that?
  • The Bad: Dorothy.  Sure it's cute but isn't it kind of like saying you want you child to get sucked up by a tornado?
  • The Cat-Like: Cat in the Hat classic.


  
Teen
  • The Good: .Cheshire Cat, I like how this teen girl costume isn't basically just a bikini with wings attached.
  • The Bad: It looks like the cheekiest rip off costume is an Edward-from-Twilight wig.  But if it doesn't make the model look like Edward, I don't see how it would help anyone else.
  • The Bemusing: Sexy Hester.  Yep.  Sexy pilgrim.  Because the Scarlet letter taught us about those pilgrims and their crazy sexiness.  This costume is made of WTF because it doesn't include, um, the scarlet letter in the Scarlet Letter costume.
Adult

  • The Good: No one has an Edgar Allen Poe costume? Seriously? All you would need is a white shirt, black suit, eye kohl, a wild wig and a fake raven. So, okay, how about Gandalf?

  • The Bad: For a grown up man, never never never Peter Pan.  but for a woman? Maybe.

  • and the Slutty: Sexy librarian. No that isn't a book character per se, but close enough.
So, does anyone have halloween costume plans?  Please share!

4 comments:

Ava Quinn said...

Great costumes, Emily. Slutty Hester. Yeah, it's all about standards.

I'm going to have to go with the dead red ridinghood costume. http://cgi.ebay.com/Unhappily-Ever-After-DEAD-RIDING-HOOD-Costume-Large-14-/360302210896?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item53e3af6f50
Red has a bloody knife, and the head of the wolf in her basket.

I could do without the slutty factor, but for bad-ass-ness, this zombie inspired ensemble rates about a 7.4 on the kick butt Richter scale.

Emily Veinglory: said...

I generally go for more of a full body suit costume. But I haven't picked anything for this year....

Ava Quinn said...

Yeah. On second thought, I don't think I'll be able to pull off the zombie Red Ridinghood costume. Your idea of a full body costume is inspired. Now I think an inflatable Sumo wrestler costume might be best.

Emily Veinglory: said...

I wish they made some the kids ones full size I would totally dress as an owl or a unicorn :(