Fictional Characters I'd Love to See Come to Life this Halloween


Rey from The Force Awakens

It would not be an exaggeration to say that I’ve been thinking about a Rey Star Wars costume since last December when I saw The Force Awakens in a theater ADJACENT to the one John Boyega crashed to give a warm hello to fans.

Unfortunately I am not the least bit crafty or resourceful. Thank god for YouTube DIY tutorials (if you’re looking to save some $$ on buying a costume)!

Any of the Peculiar Children from Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Not going to lie, I thought this was a nonfiction book the first time I saw it because of the photograph on the cover. But isn’t that the whole spirit of Halloween?! Magic is real.

Personally, I’d go as Miss Peregrine and try to get my hair to do those crazy, swoop-y waves that Eva Green has in the movie!

A Stark and a Direwolf from Game of Thrones

This is for all you dog-lovers and dog owners out there. You can include your most faithful canine companion along with you as part of your costume for this one!

Fun fact: the dogs they use in the show are Northern Inuit dogs, which are crossbred relatives of the Siberian Husky!! Don’t worry if you don’t happen to own a Husky or even a Big Dog. I actually think it would be hilarious if somebody took their tiny dog out as a fierce direwolf!!

Janet Snakehole from Parks and Recreation

Janet Snakehole is my FAVORITE persona in Parks and Rec, and a costume that’s easy to pull off! All you’d need is your favorite little, black dress, tiny black hat and veil, and a cigarette holder. If you feel like accessorizing, fake pearl necklaces and long black gloves are usually available at most costume stores. Best of all, you could easily double as Audrey Hepburn in this very same costume. That’s going to be my back-up when I fail miserably at Janet Snakehole’s Old Hollywood mid-atlantic accent. Hello again, YouTube tutorials.

(Sidenote: Find a Bert Macklin to really drive home your Janet Snakehole! This year I’m going with a coworker and she’s going to use stick-on letters to spell out FBI on a dark-blue jacket!)

Jillian Holtzmann from Ghostbusters

HOLTZMANN IS MY FAVORITE GHOSTBUSTER but Victorian Mad Scientist....this is an outfit that could be expensive to pull off. But maybe not! If you already own a leather jacket, this is a definite step one for this outfit. Step One. Borrow a friend’s waistcoat (try not to spill any beverages on it through the evening). Step Two. Accessorize with a vintage silk scarf (or any light and glossy scarf) and of course THOSE UNBEATABLE vintage yellow glasses/goggles.

If there’s one thing I’d shell out for, it’d be those goggles.

May you all have a WONDERFUL, happy Halloween! But as a final note—Please dress responsibly! Cultures and ethnicities are not costumes. :)

Which fictional character are you going to dress up as for Halloween? 

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