17 Awesome Literary Halloween Costumes

Because you were Harry Potter last year. And the year before.

1. Gregor Samsa, Metamorphosis

Also known as the sexiest costume on this list.

2. Ishmael, Moby Dick

Easiest costume ever. Way easier than say, hunting a whale.

3. Hobbit, Lord of the RIngs


4. Hester Prynne, The Scarlet Letter

The lit nerd’s idea of a slutty costume.

5. Max and Wild Things, Where the Wild Things Are

Coolest family ever.

6. Miss Clavel and Madeline(s), Madeline

Three little girls, all in a row.

7. Sirius Black, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Get your I’m-being-tortured-by-dementors face ready.

8. Mr. Twit, The Twits

Real beard or fake beard, make Roald Dahl proud.

9. Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet, Pride and Prejudice

Via lilymonster

Think you can get your boyfriend to dress as Mr. Darcy? Goldmine.

10. Your Favorite Author

This guy is Margaret Atwood.

11. The Paddington Cat

Your cat wants to join in on the fun.

12. Your favorite book cover

When in doubt, BE the book.

13. Alice, Alice in Wonderland

Way cooler than the typical Alice you see every year.

14. Humpty Dumpty


15. 50 Shades of Grey

A little paint-strip humor.

16. Nancy Drew

Magnifying glass, sixties dress and hair. You’re adorable.

17. Gandalf, Lord of the Rings

Um. This pug is Gandalf. Clearly nothing can top this. End of list. Happy Halloween!

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