Halloween costumes

It’s early August, just over three weeks to the start of classes, classes for which I am not yet ready for. I have approximately a million and twelve things to do, but what am I up to tonight? Looking for a good Halloween costume. Naturally.

I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with Halloween. I loved getting dressed up as a kid, but as I got older, it got harder and harder to find good costumes, and so I attended Halloween festivities less and less often. As an adult, I’ve had exactly four costumes: a sorority girl, a rabbit, a cat, and a unicorn. They were all half-assed costumes, and looking around at what all my peers were wearing made me a little bit ashamed of my last-minute ensembles.

So this year I’m going to start early and try to put together something awesome. Something literary, I think, or maybe just plain geeky (a style I much prefer to sexy). I’d love to go as Red from Once Upon a Time, or Tris from Divergent. Zelda would be pretty sweet, and so would Astrid from How to Train Your Dragon. Only you can’t really buy these costumes premade (at least not for anything I’m willing to pay), which means I’m left to put them together myself. Tris looks the easiest, since there’s no sewing involved (I can sew on a button or stitch up a small tear, but other than that I’m hopeless), but I get the feeling there will be a fair few Tris costumes running around this year. Here’s the complete list of what I’m considering.

What awesome literary and/or geeky costumes have you put together? What are you thinking of doing this year? And where on earth do you get the pieces for your costumes?

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