Bookish Etsy Costumes To Buy Right Now

If you’re like me and wondering how it’s October already—and also still 90 degrees where I am, yikes—and how the heck you’re expected to have already picked out a costume, I have good news. Well, sort of good news. The good news: this list of literary Etsy costumes will definitely satisfy all your costume needs! The bad news: it’s already October, my friends, so you may be picking out your costumes for next year. Just think of it as finally getting really, really ahead for once.

And whether you’re looking for a unique Harry Potter costume or a storybook look for book character dress up day, you’re sure to find something here.

Steampunk Slytherin Dress from Bookish Etsy Costumes | bookriot.com

First things first, get this steampunk Slytherin costume from Silver Leaf Costumes because you need it in your life. (And if you want to deck out the whole crew, find the Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Gryffindor versions, too).

Gruffalo costume from Bookish Etsy Costumes | bookriot.com

Get this adorable Gruffalo costume from Maii Berlin, you know you want to.

Titania Fairy Costume from Bookish Etsy Costumes | bookriot.com

Got a spunky little one who would shine as a Shakespearean fairy? Try this fairy costume with big Titania vibes from Atelier Spatz on for size.

Captain Underpants Cape from Bookish Etsy Costumes | bookriot.com

Captain Underpants to the rescue with this Captain Underpants cape from 4 Seesters!

Frodo Baggins Costume from Bookish Etsy Costumes | bookriot.com

Feeling like an adventurer up for a long journey? Try this Frodo Baggins costume from Elsa Emporium. Don’t forget to let that foot hair grow out to really sell the look.

Mouse Costume from Bookish Etsy Costumes | bookriot.com

Pair together this mouse jumper from Wild Things Dresses and this cookie costume from Memories Made By Rose for the perfect If You Give a Mouse a Cookie look.

Little Red Riding Hood Costume from Bookish Etsy Costumes | bookriot.com

Head on over to grandma’s house for some trick-or-treating with this Little Red Riding Hood costume from Two Points Couture.

Pennywise Costume from Bookish Etsy Costumes | bookriot.com

Want something super spooky? Doesn’t get much spookier than murder clowns, so you might like this Pennywise costume from Gifts Season. It will be very scary. *exaggerated pun wink*

Baby Mandrake Hats from Bookish Etsy Costumes | bookriot.com

What’s cuter than a couple of babies? A couple of babies dressed up in these Mandrake hats from Hush Little Baby Crafts. Just don’t forget your earmuffs.

Corduroy Bear from Bookish Etsy Costumes | bookriot.com

For another cute storybook look, you can get this Corduroy Bear costume from Baby Stitches by MD.

Olivia the Pig Costume from Bookish Etsy Costumes | bookriot.com

This adorable Olivia the Pig dress and headband are available from Lolah Pop Vintage Baby.

Fawkes Phoenix Costume from Bookish Etsy Costumes | bookriot.com

For a unique Harry Potter costume, get one of these Phoenix costume from Tree and Vine for an impressive Fawkes look.

Book Fairy Costume from Bookish Etsy Costumes | bookriot.com

To show off your general love of reading, dress up in this Book Fairy costume from Restyled Costumes.

Kiki Costume from Bookish Etsy Costumes | bookriot.com

This Kiki costume from Shecos will have you looking just like the title character from Kiki’s Delivery Service—broom and black cat not included.

Ron Weasley Dress Robes from Bookish Etsy Costumes | bookriot.com

Ron Weasley’s Dress Robes from Ms. Stitchery Witchery are a truly iconic look.

Hufflepuff Quidditch Robes from Bookish Etsy Costumes | bookriot.com

These Hufflepuff Quidditch robes from Queen Nerd Co are perfect for the proud sporty ‘Puffs out there.

Madeline Dress from Bookish Etsy Costumes | bookriot.com

A timeless Madeline costume from Lolah Pop Vintage Baby can never go wrong.

Clifford Tutu Dress from Bookish Etsy Costumes | bookriot.com

Or try this Clifford dress from Little Miss Trendy Tutu.

Hungry Caterpillar Costume from Bookish Etsy Costumes | bookriot.com

And if you have a newborn, this Hungry Caterpillar costume from Stacey Lynn’s Creations is just too cute for words.

Coraline Costume from Bookish Etsy Costumes | bookriot.com

Dress up in this Coraline costume from Lolita Royalty, just watch out for strange doors and people with buttons for eyes.

Hogwarts Gryffindor Dress from Bookish Etsy Costumes | bookriot.com

If you want a low-maintenance Harry Potter costume, this Gryffindor dress from OLO Designs might do the trick.

Regency Elizabeth Bennet Dress from Bookish Etsy Costumes | bookriot.com

Where are my Janeites at? This regency dress makes for the perfect Austen look (it’s pretty much the character of your pick) or, if you want to go with a recognizable look, Elizabeth Bennet’s Netherfield gown (both from Fashions from the Past) is another great choice.

Peter Pan Costume from Bookish Etsy Costumes | bookriot.com

Grab one of these Peter Pan costume from Two Dots Shop if you never wanna grow up.

Effie Trinket Butterfly Costume from Bookish Etsy Costumes | bookriot.com

If you really want to stand out, take a page out of The Capitol’s fashion handbook with this Effie Trinket Butterfly dress from Any Shape Necklaces.

Rita Skeeter Dress from Bookish Etsy Costumes | bookriot.com

Grab your Quick Quotes Quill! This Rita Skeeter costume from Ms. Stitchery Witchery deserves to have stories written about it.

Princess Bride Buttercup Dress from Bookish Etsy Costumes | bookriot.com

It’s inconceivable just how incredible this Princess Buttercup dress from The Modest Maiden looks.

Luna Lovegood Lion Headdress from Bookish Etsy Costumes | bookriot.com

Try this Luna Lion hat from Simona Sewing Works on for size to show both your love of Luna and Gryffindors.

Baby Hobbit Costumes from Bookish Etsy Costumes | bookriot.com

Have some little ones who would look adorably tiny in these Baby Hobbit costumes from Era of Make Believe? Doesn’t get much cuter than tiny hobbits.

Knuffle Bunny Hat from Bookish Etsy Costumes | bookriot.com

You can find this handmade Knuffle Bunny Hat from Allie Hats.

Fancy Nancy Dress from Bookish Etsy Costumes | bookriot.com

Have a Fancy Nancy running around? This Fancy Nancy dress from Lover Dovers Clothing is spot on for all those fancy little ones who just can’t have enough frills.

Max Where the Wild Things Are Costume from Bookish Etsy Costumes | bookriot.com

Grab one of these Max costumes from The Playtime Shop and this Wild Thing costume to go along with it from Boo Bah Blue for the perfect Where the Wild Things Are look.

wonder Woman Costume from Bookish Etsy Costumes | bookriot.com

Look adorable and fierce in this Wonder Woman dress from Lover Dovers Clothing.

Hansel and Gretel Costumes from Bookish Etsy Costumes | bookriot.com

Looking for a cute siblings costume? Look no further. These Hansel and Gretel costumes from Ada’s Accessories R Me are perfect.

Ms. Frizzle Dress from Bookish Etsy Costumes | bookriot.com

We’ve all secretly (or not so secretly) wanted to be Ms. Frizzle, and now you can with this Ms. Frizzle costume from Ace Place Studios.

Hobbes Hat from Bookish Etsy Costumes | bookriot.com

Pair this red striped Calvin shirt from Dreaming Kids 01 and this Hobbes hat from Wooly Knits and Crochets together for what will probably be some serious shenanigans.

Custom Weasley Sweaters from Bookish Etsy Costumes | bookriot.com

Ever wanted to be a Weasley? Now you can get in on the family tradition with your own Custom Weasley sweaters from Brave Girls Club.

Winnie the Pooh Romper from Bookish Etsy Costumes | bookriot.com

These Pooh and Piglet rompers from Tsudama Twins are the cutest things ever.

Sabrina Dress from Bookish Etsy Costumes | bookriot.com

Probably the trendiest literary/pop culture costume of 2019: a Sabrina dress from Gift Fantasy.

Lucy Pevensie Narnia Dress from Bookish Etsy Costumes | bookriot.com

Or if throwbacks are more your thing, try this Lucy Pevensie Narnia costume from Era of Make Believe.

Camp Half-Blood Shirt from Bookish Etsy Costumes | bookriot.com

A Camp Half-Blood shirt from Alan’s Gear has to be one of the easiest literary costumes ever, whether you’re going solo or as a group.

Cat in the Hat costume from Bookish Etsy Costumes | bookriot.com

Some mischief will definitely be caused in this Cat in the Hat tutu from Tots Boutique.

Mary Poppins Costume from Bookish Etsy Costumes | bookriot.com

A timeless favorite for all costume occasions. This Mary Poppins costume from Liking Cosplay is practically perfect in every way.

Alice in Wonderland Costume from Bookish Etsy Costumes | bookriot.com

Take a trip through the looking glass for some trick-or-treating in this Alice in Wonderland costume from Mayela Couture.


And if one of these bookish Etsy costumes didn’t catch your fancy, check out some more ideas in this list of literary Halloween costumes, these Alice in Wonderland costumes, or the best bookish Halloween costumes of 2018.

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