This post comes from Galleycat: The First Word on the Publishing Industry and is written by Jason Boog. There also are some great links at the end of the article for more “book” halloween costume ideas.
Halloween Costumes Based on Books
Halloween is almost here, and all GalleyCat readers should be planning their literary costume ideas. Below, we’ve collected five obsessive and brilliant costumes based on books or comic books.
What’s the best literary Halloween costume you’ve ever seen? Share all your ideas at the handy #literarycostumes hashtag created by Random House last year. They’ve already started a Pinterest page and a Facebook conversation dedicated to more costume ideas.
1. Make a wolf suit like Max from Where the Wild Things Are. For the child in your life, you can honor the legacy of the great Maurice Sendak with a homemade kid’s costume from Running With Scissors.
“I used a pair of his winter pajamas as the pattern, and a hood from one of his jackets. I wanted the costume to look like the illustrations from the book, so I made it with white fleece. I debated about whether to make actual button holes to fasten the front of the costume, or to just sew a zipper with decorative buttons. I ended up adding the zipper, out of practicality–to make it a little warmer, and easier to get on and off. For the whiskers, I used black pipe cleaners.”