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Five Bookish Halloween Costumes Someone’s Gotta Try

With a week left until the big day, it’s time to iron out your costume. Here are a few based on books that break the mold a little (or a lot). But they’re mostly just straightforward to execute. Requiring things you probably have and very little explanation, try these outside the box ideas that’ll tell everyone “This is the one day a year I put down my book and leave the house.”

 

 

Queen of Hearts

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The card ruff makes this so simple. Red dress, red lipstick, and a pack of cards. All you really need that’s strange is a little crown, which you could probably fake with tin foil or something if you’re anything like me. Of course you have to own clothes that are colors, so you can’t be anything like me, but it seems like a good, easy play.

 

Edgar Allan Hoe

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Who doesn’t like wordplay? Who doesn’t like sexualizing dead authors? Plus, goth thot has a nice ring to it, and he’s so distinctive. Slap on a raven and a fake mustache and everyone will know what you’ve done. The vest with no shirt horrifies me. Not for very cold climates! Don’t freeze out there for the aesthetic, even if it would be what he’d want.

 

Clark Kent

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Is this lazy? I don’t think so. You’ve gotta find nerd glasses, and you’ve gotta wear two shirts. Really you can do this with any superhero, except maybe Deadpool. What shirt do you have? Wonder Woman? Supergirl? Spiderman?! All set! The only thing you need is normal clothes. If you wear real glasses like me, though, I have no suggestions.

 

 

Fifty(ish) Shades of Grey

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I know what you’re thinking, but you’re wrong – it’s not a pun, it’s word play. Plus, this costume has a lot of merits. Not only can you just wear your own clothes, the only element you need is the paint chips, which you can just walk in and take from anywhere that sells paint.

 

A Sexy Beetle

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If you’re thinking, “does that briefcase indicate he’s a traveling salesman?” the answer is yes. That is a sexy Gregor Samsa – post transformation. It’s great, because if you know the book you might be genuinely appalled, and if you don’t you still will be! This one looks more like a cockroach than a beetle, but the choice is yours.

 

 

 

 Featured image via Moda Magazine 

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Michael J Seidlinger Posts Humorous Kafka Writing Routine on Twitter

Filipino-American author, Michael J Seidlinger, is known for his novels My Pet Serial KillerThe Laughter of Strangers, and The Fun We’ve Had. He recently posted on Twitter to remind us all of renowned author and cultural icon Franz Kafka and his tumultuous writing routine, recorded in Kafka’s own diary. Followers and Seidlinger have had substantial fun with Kafka’s methods for creativity.

 

 

 

The aforementioned Twitter thread

 

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The Twitter thread, continued

 

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Would you follow this writing routine?

 

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