There’s nothing more fun than dressing up for Halloween! If you’re a book lover and enjoy nothing more than reading about your favourite Literary characters, why not try a Halloween costume based on your favourite book?

With some creative Literary Halloween costume ideas like Dr. Hannibal Lecter from Thomas Harris’s The Silence of the Lambs, Frodo Baggins from J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, James Henry Trotter from Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach or why not try The Weather from Judy and Ronald Barrett’sCloudy With a Chance of Meatballs.

Literary Costumes Ideas

1. The BFG from Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake’s The BFG

The BFG from Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake's The BFG

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2. The Pequod, Captain Ahab, and Moby Dick from Herman Melville’s Moby Dick

3. Nancy Drew from Carolyn Keene’s Nancy Drewseries and Joe Hardy from Franklin W. Dixon’s The Hardy Boys series

4. Dr. Hannibal Lecter from Thomas Harris’s The Silence of the Lambs

5. Charlotte’s Web and Wilbur from E.B. White and Garth Williams’ Charlotte’s Web

6. Amelia Bedelia from Peggy Parish’s Amelia Bedeliaseries

7. Strega Nona from Tomie dePaola’s Strega Nona

Strega Nona from Tomie dePaola's Strega Nona

8. Harold from Crockett Johnson’s Harold and the Purple Crayon

Harold from Crockett Johnson's Harold and the Purple Crayon

Learn how to make the costume at Generation T.

9. Ryan Dean West from Andrew Smith’s Winger

10. Frodo Baggins from J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings

11. Paddington Bear from Michael Bond and Peggy Fortnum’s A Bear Called Paddington

Paddington Bear from Michael Bond and Peggy Fortnum's A Bear Called Paddington
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12. Max and a Wild Thing from Maurice Sendak’sWhere the Wild Things Are

Max and a Wild Thing from Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are

Learn how to make the costumes at Tell Love and Party.

13. A Crayon from Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers’The Day the Crayons Quit

A Crayon from Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers' The Day the Crayons Quit

Learn how to make this no-sew costume (for under $10) here.

14. Elephant and Piggie from Mo Willems’ Elephant and Piggie series

Elephant and Piggie from Mo Willems' Elephant and Piggie series
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15. Little Miss Twin and Little Miss Twin from Roger Hargreaves’ Little Miss Twins

16. Eleanor and Park from Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor & Park

17. Kirsten Larson from Janet Shaw and Renée Graef’sMeet Kirsten

Kirsten Larson from Janet Shaw and Renée Graef's Meet Kirsten
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18. Viola Swamp from Harry G. Allard Jr. and James Marshall’s Miss Nelson Is Missing!

19. Miss Havisham from Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations

20. Fly Guy from Tedd Arnold’s Fly Guy series

Fly Guy from Tedd Arnold's Fly Guy series
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21. King Azaz from Norton Juster and Jules Feiffer’sThe Phantom Tollbooth

22. Nancy from Jane O’Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser’s Fancy Nancy

Nancy from Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser's Fancy Nancy

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23. James Henry Trotter from Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach

James Henry Trotter from Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach

Learn how to make the costume at Small Fry.

24. Hester Prynne from Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter

25. The Fish from Dr. Seuss’s One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish

26. Elizabeth Bennet from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice

Elizabeth Bennet from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

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27. Mama Bear and Papa Bear from Stan and Jan Berenstain’s The Berenstain Bears series

28. An Old Man and a C in honor of Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea

29. Pete from Eric Litwin and James Dean’s Pete the Cat series

Pete from Eric Litwin and James Dean's Pete the Cat series

30. A Greaser from S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders

31. Coraline Jones from Neil Gaiman’s Coraline

32. Agatha Trunchbull from Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake’s Matilda

33. The Weather from Judy and Ronald Barrett’sCloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

34. Lisbeth Salander from Stieg Larsson’s Millenniumseries

35. Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby

36. Clifford from Norman Bridwell’s Clifford The Big Red Dog

37. Junie B. Jones and Gladys Gutzman from Barbara Park and Denise Brunkus’s Junie B. Jones series

38. Camilla Cream from David Shannon’s A Bad Case of Stripes

39. August Pullman from R.J. Palacio’s Wonder

August Pullman from R.J. Palacio's Wonder
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40. Eloise from Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight’sEloise books

41. Harriet M. Welsch from Louise Fitzhugh’s Harriet the Spy

42. The Gruffalo from Julia Donaldson’s The Gruffalo

The Gruffalo from Julia Donaldson's The Gruffalo

Learn how to make the costume at The Educator’s Spin On It.

43. Tintin and Captain Haddock from Hergé’s The Adventures of Tintin series

Tintin and Captain Haddock from Hergé's The Adventures of Tintin series

44. Randle Patrick McMurphy and Mildred Ratched from Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

45. The White Witch from C.S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

46. Mr. Twit from Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake’s The Twits

Mr. Twit from Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake's The Twits
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47. Madeline from Ludwig Bemelmans’ Madeline

Madeline from Ludwig Bemelmans' Madeline

48. Princess Elizabeth from Robert Munsch and Michael Martchenko’s The Paper Bag Princess

49. The Cat and Sam from Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham

The Cat and Sam from Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham

Learn how to make the costumes at MADE.

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