Wishing my American readers a safe and fun Halloween!
If you are celebrating and need a last minute costume, I'm here to help! Most of the stuff you need is probably sitting around your house right now!
Costume One: Tris from Divergent (Katherine Tegen)
This one is easy: dress in black, and maybe put some faux tattoos on your collarbone:
|Photo from http://thedivergenttrilogy.com|
Costume Two: Katniss from Catching Fire (Scholastic)
The movie is coming out soon -- help out all those people who haven't read the book with a great costume…
Option one: fire jumpsuit. Dress in black fitted clothing and use fabric paint to make it look glowing orange and red.
Option two: wedding dress. Head to the thrift shop or borrow an old wedding gown or white prom dress from a friend. Pile on the pearls. If you're really ambitious, you can make the white gown breakaway like in the book and have a slinky black one underneath….
Did you see the dress from the movie?
In case you missed my 2012 costume feature….here are even more ideas!
Costume One: Sydney Sage from the Bloodlines series (Razorbill)
Dress in Victorian-inspired clothing -- think high heeled lace-up boots paired with a black skirt, plus a corset or a lacy blouse or cami. Don't sweat the outfit, because we'll dazzle them with gadgetry!
Raid your junk drawer, craft drawer, jewelry box, toolbox, and garage. (Or just hit the hardware store.) Here's what you're looking for: gears, washers, brooches and pins -- any old costume jewelry you can take apart, fake gems, metallic buttons -- any interesting little bits of shiny stuff. Think like a magpie!
Superglue all your finds into a fabulous necklace and spray the whole thing with gold or silver spray paint. You'll get something like this:
Warning: it is entirely possible that people won't "get" who you're dressed as. Just see it as a chance to talk up your favorite book.
Have fun, don't take candy from strangers and don't forget to email me a picture!