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Last Minute Bookish Costumes for Lazy People

We all know how this goes. You spend most of October binge-watching scary movies, going to corn mazes, and drinking pumpkin spice anything.

Then, suddenly BOOM. Halloween is actually here and OOPS you forgot to get a costume.

Panicking? No worries, we’ve got you covered.

 

Emika Chen – Warcross

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Grab some hair chalk! Time to rainbow-up that hair and low-key cosplay our favorite hacker. A cool jacket and snarky attitude might help too.


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A Sheet Ghost

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Bring a book. Read under the sheet. No one has to know.

 

The House of Hollow cover

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Hear me out: flowers and Elmers glue.

Helene – An Ember in the Ashes

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Never mind the cashier who’s looking at you all funny for your basket of silver face paint. You’ll make a badass Helene this Halloween. Just make sure you’ve got some makeup remover wipes handy later.

 

Go as an author

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This is your official excuse to wear your favorite comfy sweater and drink SO much caffeine this Halloween. 

 

A Sunai – This Savage Song

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Easy-peasy. Smear some black eyeshadow over your eyes and grab the closest portable musical instrument. Complete the look with a few tally marks. You’re done!


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Redtooth – Seafire

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This is really just an excuse to go crazy with the red lipstick. But really! Smear some of that red lip halfway across your face and add some braids. Ta-da!

 

Adelaide – The Glittering Court

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You know that prom dress you’ve been harboring in the back of your closet forever? Grab it. IT’S GO TIME.


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Feeling extra lazy? That’s okay.

 

Millard Nullings – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

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This one is arguably the easiest. Don’t want to attend any Halloween festivities? Stay home and say you were the invisible kid from Miss Peregrine’s!


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