Whether you’re attending Halloween parties this year and looking for costume ideas or you just want some new cosplay inspiration for any other day, these book characters would be a great start!

1

Howl’s Moving Castle

by Diana Wynne Jones

You can check out my review of the book here and movie here.

You can go as:

HOWL JENKINS PENDRAGON

What you need

  • a flamboyant cape
  • blonde shoulder length wig
  • blue contacts
  • green teardrop earrings
  • white undershirt
  • tight pants

SOPHIE HATTER

What you need

  • a hat
  • a braid
  • a ribbon to tie your braid
  • drab green dress
  • brown contacts

CALCIFER

What you need

  • a cardboard that you could cut out into a flame shape and paint with red/orange hues

2

Daughter of Smoke & Bone

by Laini Taylor

REVIEW HERE

You can go as:

KAROU

What you need

  • blue hair
  • brown eyes
  • casual all black outfit
  • a wishbone necklace

MADRIGAL

What you need:

  • gazelle horns
  • black, short cropped hair
  • huge bat wings
  • gazelle hooves

AKIVA


What you need:

  • abs
  • swords
  • giant fiery wings
  • amber contacts for that fiery eyes
  • generally you need to be hot

3

Illuminae

by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

REVIEW HERE

You can go as:

AIDAN

What you need:

  • a cardboard to paint black and write code with. Simple as that

4

This Savage Song

by Victoria Schwab

REVIEW HERE

You can go as:

AUGUST FLYNN

What you need

  • a violin
  • black hair
  • gray contacts
  • casual outfit
  • a black sharpie to paint your arms with tally markings

5

Strange the Dreamer

by Laini Taylor

REVIEW HERE

You can go as:

SARAI

What you need:

  • mahogany/reddish, wavy locks
  • blue eyes
  • black paint over your eyes and around the temples (like a blindfold)
  • blue paint all over your body
  • and the easiest part: a slip/vintage night dress as your outfit

SPARROW

  • brown, wavy hair
  • blue paint all over your body
  • flowers to accessorize your hair with
  • a vintage slip/night dress as your outfit

LAZLO

  • long, brown hair
  • gray eyes
  • square jaw (sorry that’s a requirement)
  • a brown scholarly robe
  • a string to tie your long hair with
  • books as your props

6

Gemina

by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

REVIEW HERE

You can go as:

HANNA

What you need

  • blonde hair tied in braids
  • tight suit ala Black Widow’s
  • blue eyes
  • also some DD’s (so basically you need to be hot too)

NIK

What you need

  • any casual, all black outfit would do
  • black hair
  • wing tattoo around your neck
  • cigarette to complete the look

A LAMINA

What you need

  • cardboard and plastic to wrap around your body; shape it like a giant snake

7

These Broken Stars

by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

REVIEW HERE

You can go as

LILAC

What you need

  • an emerald evening gown worthy of Oscar’s
  • Oh and a red wig

8

Warcross

by Marie Lu

REVIEW OF WARCROSS

You can go as

EMIKA

What you need:

  • rainbow wig
  • black fingerless gloves
  • any black outfit
  • skateboard

9

Hunted

by Meagan Spooner

Review of Hunted

You can go as:

YEVA (Beauty)

What you need

  • red hair
  • bow and arrow
  • green cape
  • medieval gown

10

The Cruel Prince

by Holly Black

You can go as

CARDAN

What you need

  • A white victorian undershirt plus pants
  • pointed ears
  • black hair, dark eyes
  • good looks
  • crown optional

Have a blast this Halloween season!