A Bookish Halloween

BookFairyI’ve been trying to ignore Pinterest for some time now. It seems like something I could tumble into and groggily emerge hours later with nothing to show for it but a smile on my face. Not good when I have book deadlines to meet.

But I couldn’t resist peeking at some of the clever costumes bookloving folk are coming up with for Halloween. Just had to share a few: share a few:

This darling Book Fairy look totally rocks–and would be perfect for the Fairy Ball at the RTBooklovers Convention next May.. Only problem is that wings are devilishly difficult to pack in a carry on!

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Love book-centric costumes for kids. Looking for something for your little boy AND your dog? What could be better than Harry Potter and “Fluffy?”


HalloweenMaryandLauraAnd for the girls, it’s hard to beat this Laura Ingals Wilder with her older sister Mary from Little House on the Prarie. When my girls were small, we read the whole series aloud. Sweet memories.




Of course, when looking for inspiration, why look further than the classics? This little Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland even has the scowl down pat. I’d paint the roses red rather than face that, wouldn’t you?





And how about this Legolas, the coolest of the elves from Lord of the Rings? If this lad wasn’t a Tolkein fan before, he will be now.



Halloween IshmaelLastly, if you’re at work today and need a quick costume, this idea is nothing short of brilliant, IMO. From the first line of the immortal Moby Dick, this pithy costume is not only simplicity itself (all you need is a nametag!), it will let you know which of your co-workers actually crack a book once in a while!  

Have fun tonight and stay safe if you’re out and about with trick-or-treaters!



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