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17 Literary Costumes that Make Your Ebola Hazmat Doctor Suit Look Lame (Plus 9 Famous Scribes in Costume)

These are the costumes you should have dressed in this year.


As you’re making your way to the punchbowl at tonight’s Halloween parties, you will no doubt see some literary costumes scattered amongst the witches, wizards and this year’s favorite cliché, the Ebola Hazmat Doctor Suit.

Here are some of our favorite writer- and literary-inspired costumes from around the web. These are the costumes you should have dressed in this year. The costumes that make everyone else’s look lame. The costumes that will win you a $50 giftcard to Applebees or somewhere else you don’t want to eat.

Trick or treat, witches!

humpty-dumpty-costume

The “My kid is cuter than yours” Humpty Dumpty

 

alice-costume

The Alice in Wonderland

 

Typewriter-costume

The “I’m a sexy writer; push my buttons”

 

hemingway-costume

The Drunk Hemingway (er Hemingway)

 

Violet-Beauregarde-costume

The Violet Beauregarde

 

wild-things-costume

The Wildest Things at the party

 

mary-poppins-costume

The Mary Poppins

 

twilight-book-costume

The Twilight book cover

 

hunter-thompson-costume

The “Let’s smoke some pot after Mary Poppins and the Twilight book cover go home” Hunter S. Thompson

 

thing-1-thing-2-costume

Things 1 and 2

 

oscar-wilde-costume

The Oscar Wilde

 

nancy-drew-costume

The Nancy Drew

 

mark-twain-costume

The Mark Twain

 

gandolf-costume

Gandolf, the great (but unoriginal)

 

fifty-shades-costume

The “I’m three years behind on my reading list” Fifty Shades of Grey

 

edgar-allan-poe-costume

The ever-popular and not so creative Edgar Allan Poe

 

edgar-allen-ho

Or our personal favorite, the creative amalgam of two Halloween clichés, Edgar Allan Ho

 

If you’re lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time, you might even run into someone famous like these nine costumed scribes, shown together in a graphic by Essay Mama.

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A former journalist who sold out for the less romantic but more sustainable world of online marketing, Gary created Copywriter Brands, including StuffWritersLike.com, to help writers connect with each other and the people who hire us—but also to reclaim his love for journalism and storytelling.
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October 31, 2014
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