This week’s prompt is:
Characters I’d Like to Be for Halloween
Elphaba (Wicked by Gregory Maguire)
Is this just a fancy way of saying the Wicked Witch of the West from The Wizard of Oz? Maybe, because the next one is…
Glinda (Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Look, her dress is just SO POUFFY and sparkly and I need it, ok? This is, of course, assuming money is no object, because I’ll bet all those layers would cost a LOT to recreate accurately…
Luna Lovegood (Harry Potter by She-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named)
Look, I know JKR is problematic AF and we’re all boycotting Harry Potter because we don’t want to support a gross TERF author. Luna still remains a character that is very close to my heart – and I’ve cosplayed her before so I have all the costume bits, haha.
Anne Shirley (Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery)
Is her outfit exciting? No, it absolutely is not. One of my favorite things about cosplay is getting into character, and I think it would be VERY romantical to be Anne Shirley for a day.
Cheshire Cat (Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll)
Let’s be real – I could have made most of this list Alice in Wonderland characters – Cheshire Cat, Alice, the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts, any of the talking flowers… I’ve actually done a couple of cosplays of the Cheshire Cat and they’re never quite what I want them to be. But wow, what a fun character to cosplay as at a con! Definitely the most fun I ever had in-character! XD
Stacey (Well Played by Jen DeLuca)
I love a good plus-sized heroine in novels, and adore Stacey in Jen DeLuca’s Well Played. And yes, I just want to dress up like a Ren Fest beer wench and carry around a grumpy cat.
(art by @montherox)
Olivia (The Duke is Mine by Eloisa James)
Do I just want fancy Regency gowns? Yes. Yes I do. Olivia is curvy and irreverent – bonus! I really need to reread this book… Eloisa’s Fairy Tales series was my gateway into genre romance and I will be forever grateful. 🙂
Marianne Dashwood (Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen)
Again, I mostly just want the regency dress… While Olivia’s would be a ball gown, Marianne’s would be a day dress. Also, I want to run around throwing myself onto furniture and sobbing about how nobody understand me.
Granny Weatherwax (various Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett)
She just seems like a quintessential sort of with. Plus, she can make something sounds stupid just be hearing it. That’s the level of judgmental witch I aspire to achieve!
Pippi Longstocking (Pippi Longstocking series by Astrid Lindgren)
WHAT a fun character to be! I’d like to have a real monkey as part of my costume though, please. Plus, my socks never match anyway, so I’m already halfway to being Pippi!
Well, there you have it. In no particular order, ten book characters I’d love to dress up as for Halloween (or a convention… or let’s be real, sometimes I have themed birthday parties to have an excuse to dress up).
What would your Top Ten look like? Let me know in the comments, or link me to your post!