Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by the fine folks over at The Broke and the Bookish. They totally rock, so check them out!
This week there was a choice, and I wanted to do Top Ten Characters Who I Would Totally Want To Be For Halloween because I don’t get to dress up, as I have nowhere to go… so I tend to fantasize a lot about costumes. Please note that these aren’t characters I necessarily love or know a lot about, but I think the costume potential is AMAZEBALLS! And, I am going to do them in an order this time!
10. Alexia Tarabotti as created by by Gail Carriger
A highly fashionable lady in an alternative Victorian-era England who is adept at using a parasol as a weapon? COUNT ME IN!
9. Sherlock Holmes as created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
A genderbent Sherlock Holmes would be so amazing! I could dress in sexy tweed with killer shoes and a magnifying glass. Armed with wit and my skills of deduction, I would be good to go! Also, a cape. I would get to wear a cape.
8. The Rainbow Fish as created by Marcus Pfister
A multicolored dress with sparkly bits. Maybe some fin armbands… Tres cute, no?
7. Bellatrix Lestrange as created by J.K. Rowling
Crazy hair? Tattered outfit? Maniacal expression? Wand? All combined = one great costume!
6. Manon Blackbeak as created by Sarah J. Maas
I fell madly in love with this character as soon as I read her first chapter in Heir of Fire. The iron teeth would be tough, but other than that, this would be a pretty simple costume!
5. The Mad Hatter as created by Lewis Carroll
A genderbent Mad Hatter would be super awesome, especially if the costume was more on the feminine side. For reals. I want this.
4. Madrigal as created by Laini Taylor
A very intense and intricate costume, what with fur, horns, wings and hooves. But it would be amazingly worth it in the end!
3. Effie Trinket as created by Suzanne Collins
The crazy colors, the amazing makeup, the wigs, the clothes? Effie Trinket would be easy and FUN to do!
2. Daisy Buchanan as created by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Who doesn’t want to be 1920’s flapper-chic?
1. A Night Circus performer as created by Erin Morgenstern
Red, black, white, maybe some sparkle. An air of mystery… so easy and so elegant. I think this will be my next costume!
So, what are your top ten bookish costumes? Leave a comment or link me to your Top Ten Tuesday post!