Top Ten Tuesday is hosted at The Broke and the Bookish.
This week's topic is Top Ten Characters Who I Would Totally Want To Be For Halloween. I always loved dressing up for Halloween. Putting on the costume was one of the best parts of the whole night! Well, that and pouring out the bag of candy so you could gaze at it in all its sugary glory...
I don't think I ever dressed up as a book character, which is too bad. There are so many opportunities for great costumes inspired by the literary world:
(Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll) - Though you probably can't pull this look off without a wig unless you're a natural blond, Alice's trademark dress and pinafore would make a very cute costume.
(Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery) - Though she's not my favourite Montgomery heroine, she's probably the most recognizable, and would therefore make the best Halloween costume.
(The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater) - Blue's quirky style of dress would probably make a good costume, though it might only be recognizable to fans of the series. Bonus points if you can get one of your male friends to dress up like one of the Aglionby boys.
(The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum) - All you really need for this costume is a cute farm-girl dress and a pair of shiny shoes: red if you're paying tribute to the movie, silver if you're more of a purist. Put your hair in two braids, grab a stuffed dog, and you're done!
(The Awakening by L. J. Smith) - Easiest bookish costume ever! Just wear regular clothes. If you've got blond hair, say you're the Elena from the books; if you've got brown hair, say you're the Elena from the TV series.
(Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen) - Actually, any of Jane Austen's heroines would be great inspiration for a costume. Just pick the one you most resemble! I love those Regency-era gowns, and I wouldn't mind having one.
(The Girl with Glass Feet by Ali Shaw) - I'm sure there's something creative you could do with plastic wrap if you wanted to go trick-or-treating as glass-footed Ida!
(Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor) - This could actually be a fairly easy costume: a blue wig and a wishbone necklace would probably do it. Unfortunately, to anyone who's not read the books, you might just look like you're ready to go to a strange nightclub.
(The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins) - This has been a popular costume in past years, and I can see why: it's not terribly complicated. Braid your hair, carry a bow and a quiver of arrows, and try to get your hands on a mockingjay pin. You're all set!
(Sabriel by Garth Nix) - This would be one awesome costume... if a bit labour-intensive. Don't forget the all-important bells!
What bookish characters would you want to be for Halloween?