October 31st, 2010 by Nancy
It’s October 31st, and I don’t have a Halloween costume. Uh oh. Luckily, I have some costume ideas inspired by some books I read and/or re-read this year…
Luna Lovegood from the Harry Potter series:
- Hogwarts uniform with a blue and bronze Ravenclaw scarf and tie
- Funky colorful sneakers
- Radish earrings (make sure they’re fresh)
- Wacky glasses for her Spectrespecs
- Blond wig (if your hair isn’t already blond, which mine is not)
- A wand
Pros: I get to act like Luna!
Cons: The costume is rather elaborate for something “last-minute,” and I always get pretty bummed that I can’t actually cast any real spells.
Kate Weatherall from the Mysterious Benedict Society series:
- Striped red and white T-shirt
- Jeans (make sure you can easily scale rafters in them)
- Sensible sneakers
- Hair tied in a ponytail
- Red bucket attached to your belt
- Optional: 3-year-old girl riding piggy back
Pros: A pretty straightforward outfit — it’s the confident attitude that will make you a true Kate.
Cons: Kate is pretty athletic, and I get winded going up one flight of stairs.
Madeline, from the Madeline picture book series:
- Blue dress with large white collar
- White gloves
- Black Mary Janes
- White socks
- Short auburn wig
- A giant yellow hat with a giant blue bow on it
- Speak with a French accent!
Pros: Did I mention I get to speak with a French accent?
Cons: It might take some maneuvering to avoid hitting people with that giant hat.
Since I have about… five hours to get this ready, I’m probably going to go with the Kate Weatherall costume. Minus the 3-year-old (they’re hard to find last minute), but definitely with the red bucket. Anyone interested in being Reynie, Sticky, or Constance?
Nancy would also like to dress up as Max from Where the Wild Things Are one day. Mostly because the costume looks like a comfortable pajama set.