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Top 10 Tuesday: Book Character Costume Inspirations (with pictures!)

Cosplay is a HUGE deal with manga and video games players! What if we bookworms went all out for our favorite characters?! Halloween is the perfect time of the year to get inspiration…

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This week’s Top Ten Tuesday over at The Broke and Bookish asks us to share our top ten Halloween Freebie! (Happy Halloween! Let your creativity run wild with a themed post to celebrate!) Thinking long and hard plus being inspired by my favorite characters… this is what I came up with!

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The Bone Witch
by Rin Chupeco

Costume? Richly detailed lux fabrics in the traditional robe patternss with wide sashes. Hairpins encrusted in gems and tons of jewelry, notably the necklace they all wear with a large stone that dictates their status and mood. These women are ready at a moments notice to unleash hell where needed!

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The Edge of Everything
by Jeff Giles

Costume? These elite of the lowlands lordy over the grunts… ALL souls who murdered someone in life and was dragged down to hell for their efforts. Tasked to pull down others who break that law. Pulled from every time period and forced to recoup clothing from incoming souls they are a hodge podge of grunge fashion.

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The Diabolic
by S.J. Kincaid

Costume? Deep in the future humans can be engineered and all manner of modification be made to the body… Allowing your face, skin and features to change whenever the elite will it. A sleek modern outfit to compliment the modern and edgy makeup… its a high fashion look for the future!

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Earth Flight
by Janet Edwards

Costume? When one is forced to save humanity from a monster race, sometimes drastic measures must be taken! Such as replacing one’s immune system… a side effect of which is neon lights under the skin. Sleek space outfits to head out into the galaxies round out the one of a kind look…

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The Alchemists of Loom
by Elise Kova

Costume? We are blessed to get actual character drawings to pull costume ideas from due to the marketing material! There are the dark skinned females that prefer a steampunk monochromatic palette. OR there are the dragons who prefer to show a little colorful skin with massive shoulder shields.

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Daughter of Smoke and Bone
by Laini Taylor

Costume? You could go the traditional route with the Karou from Prague with the blue hair and the bone necklaces and the wadjet… or you can get crazier and do the hoof and horn chimera! There are tons of humanoid types to take inspiration from…

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Immortal Fire
by Kristen Ciccarelli

Costume? To be a vessel of the gods is an honor but to work by their side to save the world is better… traditional Japanese uniforms and outrageous hair and ornaments can transform you into a goddess or their servant. Weapons round out the beautiful flowing outfits…

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A Court of Thorns and Roses
by Sarah J. Maas

Costume? Depending on how opulent your costume you could choose the simple hunter’s uniform… or you could go for one of Tamlin’s masked servants… the fae come in all shapes, and styles… easy to make your one while based on your favorite world!


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Strange the Dreamer
by Laini Taylor

Costume? A blue-skinned godspawn who must bestow nightmares every evening… A fanciful hair design with dusky blue butterfly hair clips and an evening gown worthy of a muse… all you need is a little blue facepaint to finish off the look!

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by Marissa Meyer

…or really any of the Lunar Chronicles crew!

Costume? I’ve only read the first book so I’ll have to go with Cinder… but she makes one of the easiest and funnest costumes… Get a cute but simple overall outfit, a tool belt and a robot buddy in the form of a replacement Iko plus a little silver makeup to stand in for her other 36.28% and you have one of the best book character costumes!

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Have you ever cosplayed your favorite book character?

Do you dress up for Halloween?

Who would you like to dress up as?!

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41 thoughts on “Top 10 Tuesday: Book Character Costume Inspirations (with pictures!)”

  1. Awesome! I wore Quiddich robes (from Harry Potter) this year for Halloween, but I’d love to have the opportunity to cosplay other book characters, too! These are some great ideas.

  2. I love these! The only book here I’ve read is Cinder (loved the series!) — the costume is adorable! As for the others, I’m not familiar with the stories, but the costumes are all gorgeous.

  3. So much inspiration here! I’ve never cosplayed, nor have I dressed up for Hallowe’en. I’m not sure who I would choose, but out of your list my favourites are number 2 & 3. Stunning costumes!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, Dani! 🙂

  4. Ahh, I wish I had seen this a few days ago and I definitely would have used one of these ideas as one of my costumes. I’m going to have to bookmark it for next year. 🙂 Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous post! ❤

    1. The books are too new 😭 but I SO AGREE! I feel like it was okay to include them because really they’re clothes are rather simple and easy to tell from the character art! But I really think there should be someone collecting cool costumes and how to pull them off and posting them on the internet! Thanks Lauren!

  5. I looove the way you handled this week’s prompt!! I especially love your idea of dressing up as someone from the world of The Diabolic! It could be so fun to play around with different colors and styles and create a totally futuristic costume.

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