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« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2008 12:20:16 PM »

What are some of the styles you like to read? It should be something near and dear to you to make it fun.

If you are a sci-fi fan, then Anne Elliot ain't gonna cut it.
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« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2008 01:15:52 PM »

I once put on a vaguely appropriate black dress, put my hair in a bun, took off my glasses, and informed everyone that I was Jane Eyre.

Not very distinctive, of course, but cheap and easy...

But an interesting point has been raised: what kind of literature are we talking, here? Get a little more specific and perhaps more ideas will flow. Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2008 01:39:57 PM »

Last year I was Ophelia and my bf was Hamlet. It was super easy; I just got a long black dress from Savers and some fall flowers from Michael's. All my bf needed was a black poet shirt and a plastic skull!

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« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2008 03:52:58 PM »

You could be Miss Havisham from "Great Exceptations". Thrift stores usually have cheap wedding dresses that you could distress it so it looks old and worn
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« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2008 05:12:57 PM »

I'm a literature dork.  Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: October 17, 2008 08:41:28 AM »

The Witch from the Chronicles of Narnia? Or perhaps Lucy or Susan, either as children or grown up like in The Horse and his Boy.

I'm drawing a blank on characters...blast. I'm really digging nonfiction right now so it's a problem, unless you want to go as a mountain climber...

How about one of the chicks from those grocery store books where they are posing next to a Fabio look alike and they have a ripped bodice, etc?

I like the idea of Ophelia from Hamlet, Eowyn from LOTR, Lady Macbeth, Oh the girl from The Scarlet Letter! I didn't like that book, but hey it's a good idea, I think.
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« Reply #16 on: October 17, 2008 09:33:54 AM »

I think Miss Haversham would be a great literary Halloween costume.

Off the top of my head I could only think of two other good ones: Medusa, or Salome, with J the B's head on a platter.



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« Reply #17 on: October 17, 2008 09:35:10 AM »

Hester Prynne...you could always do a contemporary Hester Prynne.  That could be fun.
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« Reply #18 on: October 17, 2008 10:23:15 AM »

Heck, with classical literature, the sky's the limit. English Gothic alone keep you in characters for years. Why not Katherine and heathcliff? Of Victor Frankenstein's bride (who's name i can never remember).

You've got your pickings from Jane Austen (Emma, Elizabeth Bennet, Fanny Price, the Dashwood girls) and you don't have to be one of the heroines but one of their funnier/nastier associates (Lucy Steele, Mrs. Palmer or Mrs. Jennings)

If tragedy is your thing then there's Anna Karenina or ... dang... what's her name - who leaves her husband for a younger man. (pick one, right?)

OR You could go as your favorite author!
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« Reply #19 on: October 17, 2008 09:15:00 PM »

you should go as DOOR...from neil gaimans Never Where book..kinda of alice in wonderland meets...london undergrounds...very steam punk esque style../ homeless cute lol grunge maybe.. you'de haveto read the book..


OR...

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any of the sisters from pride and prejudice..
you could break out the white shirt and short black shorts and be sookie stackhouse from the series f books that true blood was based on..

um...hrm...i read so much i should be better at this lol

OH you could be princess pea from the book desperaux and make a tiny polymer clay mouse and hold him ^_^
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