If I had it my way, I would wear costumes all the time.
Ok, maybe not all the time, but I would wear a sweeping cloak to the grocery store if it was socially acceptable and people wouldn’t trip their carts on it.
But this time of year – all the costumes!!!
So I’ve compiled a list of some ideas of a more literary fashion than just a white sheet with some holes poked into it. Some “writerly” ideas
This one might seem obvious or even boring, but think about it, IT HAS SO MANY INTERPRETATIONS.
You could just dress up as yourself. Grab a pen, some notebooks, maybe a laptop, put on some sweaters or corduroy pants and you have it. Or pick a famous writer and dress as them.
Alice, from Alice in Wonderland. All you need is a blue dress, striped socks, and a black headband, and you are set to fall through the rabbit hole!
Get your cardigan, your glasses, a stack of classic works that nobody has read. Put your best “I’m the boss” face on and tell all the little tricker-treaters they better be quiet.
Bilbo Baggins. I mean you have to dress up as him at least once in your life, right????
Cut a table cloth into a cape, get a vest, find a branch from the back yard and use it as a walking stick and go run after some dwarves.
A book. I have no idea how you would dress up as a book but I dare you to try it
What am I dressing up as??? Possibly a newsie. But maybe I’ll bail and just be a pirate again because that pretty much is my default position.