Trick or treat as Peeta: Literary-inspired Halloween costumes!
By Nadia on October 29th, 2012
Did everyone check out Megan’s post last week about literary-inspired Halloween costumes? Halloween is only 2 days away, so for those of you who haven’t come up with a costume yet, the OOM team came up with more literary Halloween costumes for guys.
If you’re thirsty for blood, dress up as a vampire!
For a more classic vampire, dress as Dracula. You’ll need:
- Black cape
- Black pants, black shirt, black shoes
If you want to go the Twilight vampire route, it’s pretty simple. All you need is:
- Long sleeve shirt or sweater
- Jeans or pants
- Body glitter for your face so you “sparkle”
We all love The Hunger Games, so why not dress up as Peeta or another district tribute? You’ll need:
- Basic gray t-shirt Cargo pants
- District seal
- Dirt and blood on your face (use brown and red face paint)
- Loaf of bread for Peeta or a toy knife for another tribute
- If you want to get really creative with your Peeta costume, try to camouflage your arm!
Looking for a ghost costume? How about Billy Broccoli and his ghostly friend Hoover Porterhouse from Ghost Buddy! For this, you’ll need:
- A baseball jersey on a clothing hanger
- A baseball cap attached to the top of the hanger
- Attach the wire to a stick
- Wear jeans and a t-shirt and carry the stick
It’s easy to dress as a super hero or comic book character, and there are so many options! (OOM fun fact: Dante won a costume contest with his homemade Flash costume when he was younger.)
To be Wolverine, you’ll need:
- White shirt
- Messy hair
- Plastic knives wrapped in tin foil for claws (note* you may have to get creative to think of a way keep the knives together and on your hands. A friend did this in college, but he was an engineer)
If you’d rather be in disguise, dress as Clark Kent. Here’s what you need:
- Dress pants or jeans
- Superman t-shirt
- Button down shirt (Wear the button down over the t-shirt and keep it partially open to show the superman logo)
- Notepad and pen (for your cover job as a reporter at the Daily Planet)
Some other options: Harry Potter, Willy Wonka, The Scarecrow from The Wizard of Oz, Max from Where the Wild Things Are (some ideas from pinterest), Sherlock Holmes, The Man in the Yellow Hat from Curious George…the possibilities are endless!
Are you dressing up as a literary character for Halloween? Have any other suggestions? Tell us in the comments!
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