While most of Manhattan is dressing as Lady Gaga this Halloween, I decided to go with an easy costume: Sookie Stackhouse of True Blood and the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris. It got me to thinking about book-inspired costumes, so here's a quick list of my most random (and cost-effective) suggestions for a literary Halloween.
Boo Radley from To Kill a Mockingbird. I know, I know, this is totally inappropriate. But you can paint your face an ashen white and carry a pair of scissors--cheap and easily done!
Sabina from The Unbearable Lightness of Being. Wear a bowler hat and take a lover. Actually, take two lovers.
Randle Patrick McMurphy from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Requirements for this one include mental instability, a straitjacket, and a great Jack Nicholson impersonation.
Henry DeTamble from The Time Traveler's Wife. Go naked and carry a library card.
Dolores/Lolita from Lolita. Tiny white socks, a pair of Mary Janes, a short skirt, and a lollipop. Ask a man to buy you a drink because you're underage.
What do you think? Any book-inspired costumes I missed? What are you going as this year?