Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Today’s topic is Top Ten Books/Movies To Read Or Watch To Get In The Halloween Spirit OR Top Ten Characters Who I Would Totally Want To Be For Halloween. I don’t usually dress up for Halloween, and when I do, I generally keep it super simple. But I thought it might be fun to compile a list of characters that others might want to try out for Halloween.
Prom/Formal Dress Reuse
America from The Selection
If you have a blue, ruffled dress hanging in your closest, you can pretend you’re America participating in The Selection.
Kestrel from The Winner’s Curse
Have a dress that resembles Kestrel’s? Then brush up on your Bite and Sting game and strategize for a fantastic Halloween.
Lilac from These Broken Stars
With an emerald or jade gown you pretend to be Lilac on board the Icarus, or if you’re not afraid to, you can rip and tatter the dress for her look once she’s stranded on the planet surface with Tarver.
Katniss from The Hunger Games, The Girl on Fire dress
If you enjoy making your costume, you might enjoy this DIY tutorial for Katniss’ girl on fire dress!
From Your Closet (or Thrift Store)
Katniss in the Arena
There’s a chance you’ve got several of these basics in your closet: boots, khaki or olive green cargo pants, a black top, and a black jacket. Cap it off with a braid and bow, and don’t forget the Mockingjay pin!
Lizzie Bennet Diaries, Costume Theatre Style
Even though The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet isn’t really YA and I’m really pulling from the Youtube series for inspiration, who cares? You can dress in one of Lizzie’s more iconic looks or, for even more fun, sport one of the costume theater outfits!
Deryn (Dylan) Sharp, from Leviathan
For something unique, you might want to try this alternative history/steampunk look of Deryn disguised as a boy airman.
Tris from Divergent
With the simple outfit of pants, tank top, and boots, added with the flair of bird tattoos (though I would advise against permanent ink) you can achieve Tris’ Dauntless look.
Hermione from Harry Potter
Cinder from The Lunar Chronicles
There are several ways to approach a Cinder outfit, mechanic wear or ball wear or prisoner wear or fugitive wear, showing her cyborg parts through clothing like these leggings or through makeup, etc. And if you dress for the ball, don’t forget the iconic red heel from the cover!
Are you dressing as a YA character for Halloween? If not, which of these would you dress as?