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24 Halloween Costume Ideas That All Book Nerds Will Love

Paging all aspiring Harrys and Hermiones.

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We asked the BuzzFeed Community to show us the best literary-themed Halloween costumes they've ever had. Here are the results (that might get you inspired for your own costume)!


8. Impress your high school English teacher with this one.

Senior year of high school, I came to school as Hester Prynne. Sadly, my costume wasn’t nearly as good as the one in this post, but I brought a baby Pearl around school with me all day. My high school was a magnet school for the arts, so we took our Halloween costumes VERY seriously. This one was certainly a teacher favorite! —aldonoho


14. And you can even use it to wax philosophical.

Last year I went as the troubled prince Hamlet. As a high school teacher, I couldn't resist this play on the classic Hamlet line for my Instagram caption: "Alas, poor Yorick, your grades were just not that great this quarter. How's that for a scary Halloween?" —michaelan3


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