16 DIY Literary Costumes You Need to Wear This Halloween

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Every year when Halloween rolls around, people are pretty quick to make costumes based on characters from TV and movies. I think that’s expected since they’re visual. I’m not knocking them, though. I mean, I love costumes based on cartoons and nostalgia! However, I do think Halloween is your one chance every year to really think outside the box and do something new. What I don’t see a lot of is people dressing up as book characters!

Sure, a lot of movies are book adaptations. But what about some characters that haven’t been adapted to the big screen? Characters from old children’s books and popular novels make for great Halloween costumes. To help you get into the literary spirit, I rounded up some of my favorite literary DIY costumes for you to try this year:

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