Halloween is just another opportunity to strut your literary predilections. Here’s a roundup of clever ideas that have crossed my desk this month.
- Turn books into Halloween art pieces – pulp fiction, 3-D constructions, collage, bent, torn, printed on—books can do more than sit on shelves
- Jack o’ lanterns for readers – more Maurice Sendak than Jane Austen, but still . . . you know where the wild things are, and so will the neighbors!
- Easy-to-challenging costumes – is the need “to die your hair” a bit too Freudian a slip? And for the Lizbeth Salander costume, find someone delicious to draw that dragon on your back!
- Then check to see whether your costume idea is being overdone in your area with Google’s Frightgeist!
It may be more practical to look to short stories for costume inspiration (fewer people have probably read them)
- But if you’d rather focus your creativity on writing, here’s a list of horror fiction ideas straight from recent news headlines – I have dibs on “Important Ohio bridge infested with thousands of spiders”
- And a little of everything in this gallery of “literary Halloween” ideas. Love the “Nevermore” wreath.
- Wearing your best Victorian garb, propping your foot on a pumpkin cushion, settle back to enjoy a “Hyde potion.” Bloody good cocktail, that.
(Thanks to Book Riot, Electric Literature, Pinterest, and HGTV for the inspiration!)