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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.
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).
Get this adorable
Gruffalo costume from Maii Berlin, you know you want to.
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 to the rescue with this Captain Underpants cape from 4 Seesters!
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.
Pair together this
mouse jumper from Wild Things Dresses and this cookie costume from Memories Made By Rose for the perfect look. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
Head on over to grandma’s house for some trick-or-treating with this
Little Red Riding Hood costume from Two Points Couture.
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*
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.
For another cute storybook look, you can get this
Corduroy Bear costume from Baby Stitches by MD.
Olivia the Pig dress and headband are available from Lolah Pop Vintage Baby.
For a unique
Harry Potter costume, get one of these Phoenix costume from Tree and Vine for an impressive Fawkes look.
To show off your general love of reading, dress up in this
Book Fairy costume from Restyled Costumes.
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’s Dress Robes from Ms. Stitchery Witchery are a truly iconic look.
Hufflepuff Quidditch robes from Queen Nerd Co are perfect for the proud sporty ‘Puffs out there.
Madeline costume from Lolah Pop Vintage Baby can never go wrong.
Or try this
Clifford dress from Little Miss Trendy Tutu.
And if you have a newborn, this
Hungry Caterpillar costume from Stacey Lynn’s Creations is just too cute for words.
Dress up in this
Coraline costume from Lolita Royalty, just watch out for strange doors and people with buttons for eyes.
If you want a low-maintenance Harry Potter costume, this
Gryffindor dress from OLO Designs might do the trick.
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.
Grab one of these
Peter Pan costume from Two Dots Shop if you never wanna grow up.
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.
Grab your Quick Quotes Quill! This
Rita Skeeter costume from Ms. Stitchery Witchery deserves to have stories written about it.
It’s inconceivable just how incredible this
Princess Buttercup dress from The Modest Maiden looks.
Luna Lion hat from Simona Sewing Works on for size to show both your love of Luna and Gryffindors.
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.
You can find this handmade
Knuffle Bunny Hat from Allie Hats.
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.
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.
Look adorable and fierce in this
Wonder Woman dress from Lover Dovers Clothing.
Looking for a cute siblings costume? Look no further. These
Hansel and Gretel costumes from Ada’s Accessories R Me are perfect.
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.
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.
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.
Pooh and Piglet rompers from Tsudama Twins are the cutest things ever.
Probably the trendiest literary/pop culture costume of 2019: a
Sabrina dress from Gift Fantasy.
Or if throwbacks are more your thing, try this
Lucy Pevensie Narnia costume from Era of Make Believe.
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.
Some mischief will definitely be caused in this
Cat in the Hat tutu from Tots Boutique.
A timeless favorite for all costume occasions. This
Mary Poppins costume from Liking Cosplay is practically perfect in every way.
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.