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    Updated on Jan 24, 2019. Posted on Sep 26, 2015

    49 Halloween Costumes All Book Lovers Will Appreciate

    Here's hoping you find a household passing out books instead of candy.

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    1. The BFG from Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake's The BFG

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    Get the costume here.

    2. Moby Dick and Captain Ahab from Herman Melville's Moby Dick

    3. Nancy Drew from Carolyn Keene's Nancy Drew series and Joe Hardy from Franklin W. Dixon's The Hardy Boys series

    Nancy Drew and Joe Hardy. Cute couple Halloween. @amandaleighh

    4. Dr. Hannibal Lecter from Thomas Harris's The Silence of the Lambs

    5. Charlotte's Web and Wilbur from E.B. White and Garth Williams' Charlotte's Web

    6. Amelia Bedelia from Peggy Parish's Amelia Bedelia series

    7. Strega Nona from Tomie dePaola's Strega Nona

    8. Harold from Crockett Johnson's Harold and the Purple Crayon

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    Learn how to make the costume at Generation T.

    9. Ryan Dean West from Andrew Smith's Winger

    This is Ryan Dean West. He wins all the awards. @marburyjack #winger #Halloween #literarycostumes

    10. Frodo Baggins from J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings

    11. Paddington Bear from Michael Bond and Peggy Fortnum's A Bear Called Paddington

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    12. Max and a Wild Thing from Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are

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    Learn how to make the costumes at Tell Love and Party.

    13. A Crayon from Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers' The Day the Crayons Quit

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    Learn how to make this no-sew costume (for under $10) here.

    14. Elephant and Piggie from Mo Willems' Elephant and Piggie series

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    15. Little Miss Twin and Little Miss Twin from Roger Hargreaves' Little Miss Twins

    16. Eleanor and Park from Rainbow Rowell's Eleanor & Park

    Happy Halloween from the Panther Media Center! Thanks @rainbowrowell for the inspiration. #eleanor&park

    17. Kirsten Larson from Janet Shaw and Renée Graef's Meet Kirsten

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    18. Viola Swamp from Harry G. Allard Jr. and James Marshall's Miss Nelson Is Missing!

    Miss L is MISSING! *gasp* Viola Swamp has taken over @LibraryHawks! #trw14 #halloween #LiteraryCostumes #librarylife

    19. Miss Havisham from Charles Dickens' Great Expectations

    20. Fly Guy from Tedd Arnold's Fly Guy series

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    21. King Azaz from Norton Juster and Jules Feiffer's The Phantom Tollbooth

    22. Nancy from Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser's Fancy Nancy

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    Get the costume here.

    23. James Henry Trotter from Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach

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    Learn how to make the costume at Small Fry.

    24. Hester Prynne from Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

    26. Elizabeth Bennet from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

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    Get the costume here.

    27. Mama Bear and Papa Bear from Stan and Jan Berenstain's The Berenstain Bears series

    28. An Old Man and a C in honor of Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea

    29. Pete from Eric Litwin and James Dean's Pete the Cat series

    30. A Greaser from S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders

    31. Coraline Jones from Neil Gaiman's Coraline

    32. Agatha Trunchbull from Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake's Matilda

    33. The Weather from Judy and Ronald Barrett's Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

    34. Lisbeth Salander from Stieg Larsson's Millennium series

    35. Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan from F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

    @lishsteiling and I as #Gatsby and #Daisy for Halloween on #GiadaAtHome set! Cheers, ole... http://t.co/1JoNYApEdq

    36. Clifford from Norman Bridwell's Clifford The Big Red Dog

    My mom dressed up as Clifford the big red dog for Halloween

    37. Junie B. Jones and Gladys Gutzman from Barbara Park and Denise Brunkus's Junie B. Jones series

    38. Camilla Cream from David Shannon's A Bad Case of Stripes

    39. August Pullman from R.J. Palacio's Wonder

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    40. Eloise from Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight's Eloise books

    I officially consider this costume a success!!! #Eloise #Halloween #HomemadeCostume

    41. Harriet M. Welsch from Louise Fitzhugh's Harriet the Spy

    42. The Gruffalo from Julia Donaldson's The Gruffalo

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    Learn how to make the costume at The Educator's Spin On It.

    43. Tintin and Captain Haddock from Hergé's The Adventures of Tintin series

    44. Randle Patrick McMurphy and Mildred Ratched from Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    @rjdanielhanna and I in our Halloween regalia #NurseRatty #McMurphy #bathroomselfie

    45. The White Witch from C.S. Lewis's The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

    46. Mr. Twit from Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake's The Twits

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    47. Madeline from Ludwig Bemelmans' Madeline

    48. Princess Elizabeth from Robert Munsch and Michael Martchenko's The Paper Bag Princess

    49. The Cat and Sam from Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham

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    Learn how to make the costumes at MADE.

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