40 Great Halloween Costume Ideas from Books

Book Cave
5 min readOct 13, 2017


If you’re still struggling to come up with a costume idea for this Halloween, then look no further than your bookshelves! You can get thousands of great costume ideas from books. All you need is a little creativity and thriftiness, and you can choose from countless original ideas. Don’t feel like you have to stick with the main characters from books to be recognized. You can also go with literal interpretations of the titles, fun side characters or creatures, or dress up as your own character from the novel style, or even just print out a large sized image of your favorite book and go as the book itself! Below are some books filled with fun costume ideas to inspire you right in time for the costume parties to start.

1. Goldilocks and the Three Bears

2. Sherlock Holmes

3. Pied Piper

4. Lord of the Rings

5. Jack and the Beanstalk

6. The Grinch

7. The Borrowers

8. Alice in Wonderland

9. Little Red Riding Hood

10. Harry Potter

11. Nevermore

12. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

13. Madeline

14. Mary Poppins

15. Pinocchio

16. Goosebumps

17. The Very Hungry Caterpillar

18. Pippi Longstocking

19. Rosie Revere Engineer

20. Humpty Dumpty

21. Where the Wild Things Are

22. The Invisible Man

23. Hollow Monster

24. The Paperbag Princess

25. There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

26. The Magic School Bus

27. Gone With the Wind

28. The Great Gatsby

29. The Hunger Games

30. Paul Bunyan

31. Rapunzel

32. Three Blind Mice

33. Fifty Shades of Gray

34. The Princess and the Pea

35. Nancy Drew

36. Raggedy Ann

37. Peter Pan

38. Peanuts

39. Diary of a Wimpy Kid

40. Clifford the Big Red Dog

What are some of your favorite and most clever costume ideas from books? Let us know in the comments below.

Happy reading!

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Originally published at https://mybookcave.com on October 13, 2017.



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