Check Out These 7 Last-Minute Literary Halloween Costumes

Halloween is right around the corner, so the time is now to prepare your costumes! With the holiday so close, what to wear is a huge question! Especially if you’re like me and have flies coming out of your wallet.


Thus, here is a small list of quick and low-budget costumes you could be donning for this year’s Halloween:



1. A Semi-Colon


Semicolon Costume

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For all you grammar lovers out there; just grab a white top, tape, scissors, and any black sturdy paper or material!



2. Coraline from Coraline by Neil Gaiman


Coraline Costume

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This might take a little bit of shopping, but maybe your second mom can help you with that.



3. The Old Man and The Sea, based on the classic novel by Ernest Hemingway



For any couples out there who share a love of Hemingway, these simple costumes are sure to



4. Jack Torrance from the mystery horror novel The Shining by Stephen King


The Shining Costume

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Just grab some flannel and craft wood and you’ll kill it!



5. Holden Caulfield from J. D. Salinger’s The Catcher In The Rye


Holden Caulfield Costume

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You’ll might be a phony wearing this costume, but at least you’ll be warm.



6. Charlotte’s Web, from the book by E. B. White



7. 50 shades of grey, based of the book Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James.


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We saved this colorful costume for last on our list!



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