Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Put a Literary Twist on your Holiday

Halloween is just around the corner. If you've exhausted all of the usual costume ideas over the years, why not think about transforming yourself into a literary character or a book title? Try these on for size:

  • The Grapes of Wrath: purple balloons over green tights
  • Old Man and the Sea: a fishing hat, rod, a plate of fried bananas, and wrinkles
  • Lady Macbeth: fake blood on hands, a candle, and a nightgown
  • Ophelia in Hamlet: a crown of flowers and a frantic expression
  • Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire: a ripped undershirt, preferably with sweat stains
  • Raskolnikov in Crime and Punishment: an ax and a cross
  • Miss Havisham in Great Expectations: a frayed wedding gown and some of last week's cake
  • Montag in Fahrenheit 451: fireman’s hardhat, a pile of books, and a lighter
  •  Fifty Shades of Grey: go monotone
  • The Kite Runner: assorted kites (broken glass optional)

We would love to hear your costume ideas, so think about posting a comment before October 31st.  Happy Halloween!

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