5 Simple DIY Halloween Costumes for the Undecided Book Nerd

October 12, 2016
Isa Caban
Riveted Editorial Board

Still struggling to figure out what you should be for Halloween?

You are not alone. It’s not an easy task—especially if you’re trying to avoid dressing up like a vampire for the ten millionth time. This year, your goal is to kick it up a notch in the costume department and stand out in the crowd. So here’s a thought: why not skip a trip to Party City and MAKE your own costume? It’s not as hard as you think—trust me 😉.

This Halloween, unleash your inner book nerd and dress up in one of these 5 simple DIY Halloween costumes inspired by literary characters from some of our fave series!

Option #1: Dobby, Harry Potter Series

DIY Dobby

HarryWhat You’ll Need:

A beige t-shirt dress

A pair of beige espadrilles

A black sock

A pair of large elf ears





Option #2: Lara Jean, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Series

to-all-the-boys-ive-loved-before-9781442426719_lgWhat You’ll Need:

A light pink blouse

A blue skater skirt

A light pink bow

A pair of white lace flats

A notecard set




Option #3: Jace, The Mortal Instruments Series

DIY Jace

city-of-bones-9781481455923_lgWhat You’ll Need:

A black leather bomber jacket

A black t-shirt

A pair of black skinny jeans

A pair of black leather combat boots





Option #4: Magnus Bane, The Bane Chronicles

DIY Magnus Bane

What You’ll Need:

A long pea coat

A pair of faux leather pants

A collar dress shirt

A pair of black leather military boots

A collar chain necklace

Stainless steel rings


Option #5: Alana, Saga Series

DIY Alana

SagaWhat You’ll Need:

A beige cape sleeve jacket

A strappy black maxi dress

A silver belt

A pair of black gladiator sandals

Fairy wings

A short black wig

A baby doll toy

Do YOU have an awesome idea for a bookish Halloween costume? Share it with us in the comments below!

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