Raise your hand if you'd rather get a novel than candy this Halloween.
Book lovers, this one's for you.
If you've ever wanted to live inside the exciting world of a novel or experience life from the lens of one of your favorite literary characters, Halloween is the perfect chance. Whether you're a fan of Alice in Wonderland or Madeline, or your kids want to unleash their inner Very Hungry Caterpillar or represent Good Night Moon, there are so many creative ways to bring books to life. From classic children's titles to young adult novels, there's a perfect character costume for every bibliophile out there — and lots of great ideas for costumes that would work for the whole family too.
The best part is that all of our favorite book character costume ideas are extremely easy to pull together, even if you waited until the last minute to plan your look this year. These storybook Halloween costumes can all be pieced together in DIY fashion using items you have at home in your closet and basic materials like empty Amazon boxes.
If you're ready to show up at your next Halloween party, parade or school fair representing the wonderful world of literature with an unbeatable costume, and show off your book smarts at the same time, check out this list of character looks, and get ready to take home the award for "Best Costume" (the Halloween equivalent of a Pulitzer).