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Literary Halloween Costumes—Part Deux

October 31, 2013

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It’s been a few years since I shared about the popular and important topic of Literary Halloween Costumes, so I thought I’d post an update. Of course, there have been SO MANY book events to dress up for since then!

Personal favorites have included:  that great 50’s housewife Shoko from An American Housewife by Margaret Dilloway (Tip—this costume is quite versatile as I also wore it when our neighborhood book club celebrated The Help by Kathryn Stockett); the pioneering aviator and author Anne Morrow Lindbergh from The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin (I know—lots of “wives”…)(Tip: this could also be worn for Louis Zamperini from Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken); the grieving Irish gypsy grandmother from The Outside Boy by Jeanine Cummins; the brave civil war nurse (and eventually doctor) Mary Sutter from My Name is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira; a Reveur from The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern; and finally the spunky little German foster-child Liesel Meminger from  Marcus Zusak’s incredibly wonderful novel, The Book Thief. (Tip—I originally wore this as the courageous mother Anna from Jenna Blum’s Those Who Save Us.) Also, fans of Liesel, take note—the movie will be in theaters starting November 8th!

What do I plan to wear tonight while doling out candy to all the little neighborhood goblins? It’s a toss-up between Liesel Meminger and Anne Morrow Lindbergh—probably the latter since the aviator’s helmet is less scratchy than the blonde pigtailed wig…

Who will YOU be dressing as tonight? I want pictures!

Wishing you a Happy and Safe Halloween!



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Photo info: Top row left to right, BCC with Kay Hodges; BCC solo; BCC with Kay Hodges. Bottom row left to right, BCC solo; Carolyn Turgeon, Kathryn Casey, Jenny Wingfield, Marcia Fine, BCC, Jan Ward, ML Malcolm, and Deb Derrick; BCC.

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