11 Literary Costume Ideas For Halloween


It’s about that time when everyone is starting to plan their Halloween costumes. Since we’re a blog all about books, we thought it would be fun to create some easy to create literary costumes based on some of our favourite books!

Recreate Cheryl Strayed’s experience by dressing up as her on October 31st.

Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Did he or didn’t he? Head out as Nick from Gone Girl.

Gone Girl

You can be that kind of girl if you dress up like Lena Dunham this Halloween!

Not That Kind of Girl

Why not head out as Canada’s favourite Commander of the International Space Station, Chris Hadfield?

An Astronaut's Guide to Life

Channel your inner Bridget this Halloween!

Bridget Jones

Prove you would survive and become one of the Gladers from The Maze Runner, Grievers not included.

The Maze Runner

Become a Shopaholic to the Stars by dressing up as Becky Brandon (née Bloomwood)


If you’re a fan of a good mystery, you might want to dress up as one of our favourite detectives!

Harriet the Spy

You could channel one of our favourite memoirs and a NetFlix phenomenon!

Orange is the New Black

What’s red, white and black all over? YOU!

The Night Circus

Keep things extra gory this Halloween with a Max Brooks inspired costume.

World War Z