Oct 27, 2016

Don't Look Behind the Bookshelf: Day 4

Gather around, morsel mortals! Welcome to Don't Look Behind the Bookshelf, a (typically) annual Halloween feature here on Beauty and the Bookshelf. What Don't Look Behind the Bookshelf entails varies from year to year so that, like a haunted house, you never know what to expect. It is, however, always comprised of two things: it's Halloween and it's bookish.

This year Don't Look Behind the Bookshelf encompasses one of my favorite aspects of Halloween: dressing up. Am I the only one who sees things in a store and is reminded of a book, or thinks that a certain character would totally wear that shirt? What about actually dressing up as your favorite characters? HELLO, BOOKISH HALLOWEEN. Cosplays, costumes, whatever--either way, you can dress up as--you can be--characters from books. And for Don't Look Behind the Bookshelf, I'm going to do just that: put together a series of character costumes (complete with lists of where you can buy everything) just for you. I'll be doing female versions of all the costumes, buuut they can also all be gender-swapped (or some may be gender-swapped), which is super fun! Check it all out...if you dare. (Insert evil villain laugh here, mwahaha.)

You can find day one--a certain witch with iron teeth--here, day two--a guy with, er, dirtyhands--here, and day three--a girl with naturally blue hair--here.

Today's costume is...


Ah, that blasted Pan, and one of my most favorite people in the history of ever--and a boy whose retellings I'm obsessed with. Peter Pan is the symbolism of youth and dreams, and he's a witty, spritely boy who absolutely must be real. To dress like him would be cool, but unfortunately if you're a girl all the Pan costumes are for boys or are, well, what some people call "slutty." So today I present to you a gender-bent, modern day, hipsterish version of Peter Pan--three different ways! Get dressed up then it's off to Neverland!

Peter Pan's color is obviously green, but his green is not, apparently, very fashion forward, because I can't find it anywhere. So I went with the green I could find, in a skirt look, dress look, and pants look. You've got the feathers and the belt and the brown shoes and the orangeish reddish hair, and then from there you can accessorize with all kinds of Peter Pan-inspired jewelry (hint hint: Etsy).

Will you be growing up this Halloween?

BEFORE YOU GO...it's not really Halloween without some trick-or-treating, it? So I have a treat for you: a giveaway. One lucky winner will get their choice of a hardcover or paperback copy of any book that has a character featured on Don't Look Behind the Bookshelf. Enter if you dare, my beasties! (But beware the very important rules.)

-This giveaway is international (so long as The Book Depository ships to you for free).
-No cheating or bending the rules whatsoever.
-No private accounts, giveaway accounts, shady entries, or the like. I check. And if the majority of your account is giveaway after giveaway your entry will not be accepted. Also, one-word, meaningless comments are not preferred (hint hint).
-Winner will have 48 hours to respond to my congratulatory email or else another winner will be chosen.
-I reiterate: no cheating.

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1 comment:

  1. I'd like to be Polgara from the Belgariad by David Eddings because she is an inspiring character and I think her clothes must be amazing.


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