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« on: October 13, 2008 06:08:15 PM »

Ok, since I'm a complete English literature dork, I really wanted to go as a character from a book...but I need suggestions!  It can't be anything too elaborate, as I'm on a limited budget.


« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2008 06:24:33 PM »

You could carry around a small cardboard coffin upside down with holes poked in where the feet should go, make a very slightly pregnant belly, and go as Dewey Dell Bundren  from William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying


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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2008 06:35:00 PM »

I don't know if you're looking for a character from a kid's book, or from something more adult. You could go as a femme fatale from a detective story - something out of Raymond Chandler or Dashiell Hammett.

Maybe if you wanted to go as something from a children's book, you could be Harriet the Spy. Wear glasses and didn't she wear a red sweatshirt? And of course carry a notebook to write secrets about people!

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« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2008 07:05:18 PM »

Lady Macbeth with blood spots on her hands! You could just wander around mumbling, 'out, out, damn spot' in a Renaissance-y dress.
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« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2008 07:27:41 PM »

What about Juliet, risen from the dead?  A pretty medieval gown, with a fake dagger stuck in the heart/ chest . . . might possibly make a good couple costume.  Also, not to get TOO cliche, but . . . Dracula and Frankenstein WERE characters in novels, before they got Hollywood-ized . . . or a lesser-known character, like Queen Titania from Midsummer Night's Dream, or someone from the Legend of Sleepy Hollow . . .

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« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2008 07:32:52 AM »

Go in PJs and cary a towel and tell everyone you're Arthur Dent.

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« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2008 08:27:03 AM »

Go in PJs and cary a towel and tell everyone you're Arthur Dent.

I actually forgot my suggestion, because I was laughing so hard at this one...

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« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2008 09:24:39 AM »

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« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2008 11:47:41 AM »

Go in PJs and cary a towel and tell everyone you're Arthur Dent.

I actually forgot my suggestion, because I was laughing so hard at this one...

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« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2008 11:53:26 AM »

seems like literary women got the short end of the stick, but there are still lots of interesting characters to choose from... hester prynne from scarlet letter, anyone from little women, jane eyre or anyone from that genre, a cross-dressing girl from shakespeare might be fun (viola/sebastian?), joan of arc, helen of troy, medusa, daisy from great gatsby, scarlett o'hara, anna karenina, dorothy from wizard of oz (or one of the witches), eliza doolittle, blanche from streetcar... maybe someone from sci-fi/fantasy (snow queen from lion, witch & wardrobe)?

i also love the lady macbeth idea!
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