13 Halloween Costumes Inspired By YA Book Covers

You’re guaranteed to have the most creative costume, especially since everyone else will probably go as sexy nurses or naughty school girls.

1. The Mortal Instruments: City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare

Take a page from Clary & show the other Mundanes how it’s done with this look from the cover of City of Lost Souls, book 5 in Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series. Get the book and get the look.

2. Endless Knight by Kresley Cole

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This perfect look for fall is inspired by the second book in The Arcana Chronicles, Kresley Cole’s YA series about the human counterparts of the 22 Tarot Cards in the Major Arcana. Get the book and get the look.

3. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

With Catching Fire in theaters soon, now’s the perfect time to be inspired by the girl on fire. Complete your outfit with your very own Mockingjay pin! Get the book and get the look.

4. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

For fans of Scott Westerfeld’s dystopian classic: get futuristic chic in all white with metallic blue nails. And don’t forget the scalpel! Get the book and get the look.

5. Mothership by Martin Leicht & Isla Neal

Inspired by the cover of Mothership (think Juno with aliens), you can add the toy gun & pillow to give you the perfect baby bump for Halloween or go without the props for a kickass space-inspired outfit. Get the book and get the look.

6. Perfect Ruin by Lauren DeStefano

It’s hard not to want to look like the girl on the cover of the first book in a new series by bestselling author Lauren DeStefano. And that cuff that echoes the branches on the cover! Get the book and get the look.

7. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

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Get the underwater feel from the cover of The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer with Redken Water Wax - And you’ll definitely want to go with waterproof mascara! Get the book and get the look.

8. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Inspired by the cover of Jay Asher’s Thirteen Reasons Why: a powerful novel about a girl that leaves behind tapes that explain the thirteen reasons behind her suicide. Get the book and get the look.

9. Such Wicked Intent by Kenneth Oppel

For something with a bit more drama, go with this look inspired by this prequel series to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Nothing makes a statement like a big dress! Get the book and get the look.

10. The Wicked Within by Kelly Keaton

For a night out in New 2 (a reimagined New Orleans), take a page from Kelly Keaton’s The Wicked Within & wow the crowd as a descendent of Medusa, accessorized with snake-y jewelry & a mask for the masquerade! Get the book and get the look.

11. Precious Blood by Tonya Hurley

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If you’re looking for something a bit more “party goth,” get this look inspired by the inside cover of Precious Blood with smokey eyes, a killer heel & a touch of goth with a rosary. Get the book and get the look.

12. Now I’ll Tell You Everything by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

You grew up with Alice. So why not celebrate the final book with this look inspired by the cover? A floral print, some light makeup, & stylish Oxfords that keep things casual with a touch of dressy! Get the book and get the look.

If you want to heat things up, you’ll want to go with this this look inspired the cover of Breathe by Abbi Glines: a mix of rock-and-roll with some Southern beach chic! Get the book and get the look.

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