AbeBooks: Literary Halloween Costumes: Halloween, for me, comes with a small amount of trepidation. I love the candy, the festive atmosphere, and the parties, but the costumes are always a problem. I struggle for inspiration. A good Halloween costume should be instantly recognizable, yet relatively easy to make.
And this is where books can help. Literature contains hundreds of famous characters that are ideal for Halloween from horror and non-horror genres. Distinct characters, period costumes and props are your best bet.