Top Ten Tuesday: Liter-scary Halloween Costume Ideas
So Halloween's nearly here, and this week The broke and the bookish set us a Halloween themed post of our own choosing. I've gone with Halloween costume ideas based on literary characters. I tried to keep to ideas that you could put together easily, but I don't know if that's quite worked. For another creepy countdown, check out my new blog We'll meet it when it does to see my seven favourite films to get you in the Halloween spirit.
Sirius Black (Azkaban escapee)
from Harry Potter
You will need:
Long raggedy coat, black and white striped onesie, longish straggly hair, beard (could be drawn on?) Azkaban prison number, neck tattoo.
The White Witch
from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
You will need: Long white/silver dress, crown, white fur wrap or stole, witch's staff/wand - and maybe some Turkish delight to hand?
The Child Catcher
from Chitty-Chitty Bang-Bang
You will need: Black suit (with tails and/or long black coat ) crumpled top hat with colourful flowers, lollipops, net.
from Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
You will need: Regency style clothing, fake blood, zombie make-up.
From Peter Pan
You will need: Feathered hat, long red coat, big black boots (or black shoes with buckles) hook (can be improvised using old coat-hanger) sword and cutlass and/or gun-belt.
Cruella De Vil
from 101 Dalmatians
You will need: Black and white hair spray paint (or Cruella wig), something made of fur, long gloves, cigarette holder, bold eye-shadow and a red lip. Maybe something dalmatian patterned.
from The Wizard of Oz
You will need: Blue/grey face paints, grey leggings and jumper, red and blue jacket, fez, something for wings and a tail!
from Great Expectations
You will need: Long white dress and veil, lots of lace, streamers, raggedy bits. Maybe a cane and some dead flowers.
The Other Mother
You will need: Mumsie clothing, beauty spot, and something for the buttons - actual buttons, facepaint or round painted glasses?
The Grand High Witch
You will need: For the Witch in disguise - Black evening dress, long black gloves (essential!) hat. For her true form - bald cap, mask/fake nose and make-up, black evening dress.