Have you ever heard of Main Character Energy? It’s all about having an “it factor” or something that sets you apart from the rest. At Juniper Books, we really want you to be the main character this Halloween, and where better to look for inspiration than the main characters of our beloved books? Check out these literary mood boards and find your perfect aesthetic! We just know your costume this year is going to be killer.
Twilight really puts the “mood” in mood board. If you relate to these captivating and spellbinding books, we’ll probably find you reading quietly by the window on a rainy day. When it’s time to be social, you surround yourself with a small group of people who would *literally* die for you. (In the case of Vampires, maybe they already have).
When it comes to creating this main character costume, picture winter in Washington. Muted colors, long sleeve shirts, flannels, and lots and lots of layers. We also think the baseball scene would make SUCH a cute group costume for you and your friends!
Hogwarts Witchcraft and Wizardry
Harry Potter definitely has its twists and turns, but overall we think this series sets a witty and heroic tone. If you relate to Harry Potter, you must find yourself saying things like “the rules are just a suggestion” or “how much trouble will we really get in?”. You value friendship above all else, and put effort into long term relationships.
The first step for creating this costume is to get sorted into a Hogwarts House! You can base your outfit on the signature color of each house and can even throw in some cute glasses or wands. And if you have a furry friend at home, make sure to include them in your photos, because every Hogwarts student needs a pet!
We’ll admit, the magic of this epic series changes dramatically from the first book to the second. But if you relate to the ethereal Illyrian warriors of the Night Court, this one’s for you. At this point in your life, wearing all black has become less of a choice and more of a lifestyle. You’re a romantic, but will never let relationship strife get in the way of your goals. If you’re feeling lonely, don’t worry, because in this fandom we believe in soulmates.
To dress up as a character in the ACOTAR universe, don’t shy away from glitter! Make sure you're shining like the night sky this Halloween. Long gowns or battle armor are both great options, because either way we know you’ll be ready for anything.
Haunting Hunger Games
We volunteer as tribute! Well, actually, we volunteer you as tribute. If you relate to Hunger Game's gripping story, it means you must be unwaveringly brave, and you always put your family first. To survive in this universe you must be cunning, strong, and more than a little rebellious. We’d feel very safe with anyone who fits in this aesthetic.
When it comes to creating this costume, it’s best you learn how to braid! Katniss' iconic hairdo is the perfect way to represent this fandom. If you have a big friend group, why not dress up like each of the thirteen districts? Personally, we would want to be the Capitol! Effie Trinket is our spirit animal.
Finally, if you’re newly single and looking to debut again this Halloween, the sumptuousness of Bridgerton is for you! You’re looking for love and you’re not afraid for everyone to know. You also don’t mind a little glitz and glam along the way. Just remember, love at first sight isn’t everything, and enemies to lovers can be quite fun too.
To match the rich visuals of Bridgerton this Halloween, a ballgown is crucial. We recommend checking out your local thrift shops for fun dresses, gloves, and accessories. There’s no need to break the bank with this outfit, because what Halloween costume actually survives Halloween?
Feeling inspired? We hope so! Just talking about these iconic literary series has us feeling nostalgic. If you are also in the mood to re-read your favorite book series, why not spice up the experience with new book jackets? That way, both you AND your book will have a new look for Halloween. It’s a win win!