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Four literary Halloween costumes that are already in your closet

Four literary Halloween costumes that are already in your closet

With October 31 just a few short weeks away, it's the perfect time to start thinking about your Halloween costume. What better way to commemorate the occasion than with a costume inspired by your favorite literary characters? Here are some of our favorites using pieces you already have on hand.

Hermione Halloween costume

Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series: With the recent release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the Harry Potter series is as popular as ever. While any number of the series’ characters could make for a great Halloween costume, Hermione Granger is a girl we can relate to: smart, independent, and a serious book lover.

two-in-one sweater | skater skirt | Gryffindor-colors tie | riding boots

Daisy Buchanan from The Great Gatsby: Daisy Buchanan is the ultimate example of the flapper inspired fashion of the 1920s. Her glamorous style and sophisticated wardrobe are the stuff of our dreams. 

flapper dress | art deco earrings | faux fur stole | nude jeweled kitten heels

Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones: You have a number of outfits to choose from as Khaleesi, but we love this iconic dress. Pair a long Grecian gown with soft makeup and loose waves (or a blonde wig!) to achieve this stunning look.

grecian gown | gold belt | blonde wig

Nancy Drew: We love how this Nancy Drew costume came to life with a few wardrobe staples. Pair it with a few sleuthing essentials such as a flashlight and magnifying glass for this classic look.

classic trench | polka dot dress | oxfords | magnifying glass

Bonus Effie Trinket from The Hunger Games trilogy: You're less likely to already have what you need for this costume but it would be worth the shopping trip. The District 12 mentor is known for her theatrical outfits and her upbeat catchphrase and this tutorial will show you just how to achieve her signature look from head to toe. 

Which literary heroine will you be dressing up as this Halloween?

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