Top Ten Characters I’d Want to Be (or Have Been) For Halloween

Posted October 27, 2014 by Cristina (Girl in the Pages) in Top Ten Tuesday, Weekly Features/Memes / 32 Comments

TTTcustombannerTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by the fantastic blog The Broke and the Bookish. There were a few options for this week’s topic, and I chose “Top Ten Characters I Would Want to Dress Up As for Halloween.” I decided this would be really fun (if not realistic, because my sewing skills are basically non-existent) and perhaps one day I’ll be able to replicate a few of these! Some of these ideas are taken from costumes I’ve created in the past as well.

1) Katniss from The Huger Games Trilogy- This is actually a costume that I’ve been wanting to do for a while, as I have a super cool Mockingjay pin given to me by a friend who received it as there work a few years ago to promote the release of the movie. I have long hair so I could put it in Katniss’ trademark braid, get a faux archery kit, put on some combat boots and go around shouting “I VOLUNTEER AS TRIBUTE” as parties.

2) Zuze from Daughter of Smoke and Bone Ok, do you remember when Zuze and her boyfriend put on the street show where she’s a broken ballerina-doll marionette and there’s a giant puppet that looks like it’s controlling her? Am I the only one who thought that image was extremely cool? (And who thought it was really cool that Zuze was a puppet maker?) It would be awesome to be able to replicate that costume!

3) “A” from Pretty Little Liars An easy costume idea, just a red trench coat, a blonde wig, designer sunglasses and some high heels. Just shadily slip away when anyone tries to talk to you at parties, and bonus points if you leave cryptic messages in red lipstick on walls and mirrors. (EXCEPT I’M NOT CAUGHT UP ON THE SERIES/SHOW SO NO SPOILERS AS TO A’s IDENTITY PLEASE)

4) Daenerys Targaryen from A Song of Ice and Fire series- Call it basic if you must, but she is a) gorgeous and b) a total B.A. and I may have a slight obsession with all things Targaryen. Bonus points for wearing purple contacts and dressing up one of my cats as a baby dragon.

5) A Horcrux from Harry Potter Ok, so I actually DID dress up as a Horcrux one year (although it wasn’t for Halloween but rather for the last Harry Potter midnight book release party). I wanted to do something *different* and younger me thought I was pretty clever. So I donned a green plaid school girl skirt, white button down, kneesocks, cape, etc. along with a giant silvery locket I own and TA-DA I was “Slytherin’s Locket.”

6) Daisy Buchanan from The Great Gatsby Because I am not above wanting to wear pretty, sparkly things, fancying myself in love with Leo, and going around dramatically sighing and proclaiming “I hope she’ll be a fool — that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.”

7) Sailor Moon/Queen Serenity from the Sailor Moon Manga- I grew up with Sailor Moon as my all time heroine/role model/inspiration as a small child, and proudly dressed as her for Halloween in first grade. I’d love to revive my time as her and/or her gorgeous mother who lived on the moon as the Queen and ruled benevolently in fabulous white dresses.

8) Madeline from Madeline Blue trench coat, cute yellow hat, knee socks and an air for defying authority is all that’s needed to recreate one of my favorite childhood book characters!

9) The Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland- I don’t mean one of those pre-made, super revealing costumes you can find in abundance online, but a real, sweeping gown, scepter, and playing-card inspired makeup.

10) Kevin from Up Ok, ok, so this is a movie not a book, but Kevin was sooo colorful and so elusive, and it would be so much fun to have an overzealous need for rainbow feathers!

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32 responses to “Top Ten Characters I’d Want to Be (or Have Been) For Halloween

  1. This is such a great list – dressing up as a Horcrux is such an original idea, and I love the idea of dressing up as Kevin from UP. πŸ˜€ You could have so much fun with feathers!

    • I think Kevin would be so much fun with costume and make-up, and you could totally use in as an excuse to photo-bomb people all night, as Kevin is known for his rare (and often untimely) appearances!

  2. Katniss is the perfect costume for you! You’ll have to figure out how to do a fishtail braid. πŸ™‚

    I didn’t even thing of Zuzu as a puppet! The Horcrux idea is genius! I loved sailor moon too! This list is great! πŸ™‚

    • I haven’t chose this year, mainly because I don’t have any Halloween plans quite yet! I think there’s a lot of great inspiration though from looking back at childhood favorites!

  3. A, haha. You made me think of adding Red Coat to my list. Though I feel it’d be mistake for Little Red Riding Hood in real life. Lol.

    Who doesn’t want to be Katniss? Or Daenerys. Or Sailor Moon. I had all three of them on my list, though the Sailor Moon was harder, since there are the different transformations to take into account, then there is her princess form and Neo-Queen form. Such hard decisions. πŸ™‚ Great list!

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