9 Hot Costume Ideas Paired With Books to Read This Halloween
If you have yet to find your costume this year, step away from the spooky Halloween stores and find a costume inspired by your next favorite read, instead! These Halloween costumes based on new books, all out this Fall, are sure to be standouts at your next Halloween party.
Daenerys From Game of Thrones / One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake
As the Game of Thrones withdrawals kick in, there's no better time to pick up a new series about a battle for another coveted crown. With the release of the sequel to Three Dark Crowns comes more magic, danger, and discovery in the fight to see who will survive and become the rightful queen. This Fall, Blake brings us one step closer to the conclusion of this New York Times bestselling series.
What to wear: Daenerys Costume ($43 to $107)
What to read: One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake ($19)
Eleven From Stranger Things / The Power by Naomi Alderman
At the beginning, everything in the world seems normal — a group of strangers are going about their daily lives as they ordinarily would. When teenage girls begin to wake up feeling power pulsing through them, the reality everyone once knew flips. As this mysterious magic begins wreaking havoc on men, the search for a healing antidote begins — a cure that may not exist.
What to wear: Eleven Costume ($50)
What to read: The Power by Naomi Alderman ($26)
Doctor / Perfectly Undone by Jamie Raintree
Feeling the need to live the life her sister never had isn't easy for Dr. Dylan Michaels, and neither is saying "no" to her boyfriend when he gets down on one knee. As the struggle to be perfect for everyone in her life continues, the young woman must come to terms with the path she has gone down while possibly forging down a new avenue: one where she finds being perfectly undone isn't necessarily a bad thing.
What to wear: Doctor Scrubs Costume ($18)
What to read: Perfectly Undone by Jamie Raintree ($16)
Wonder Woman / Reset by Ellen Pao
Ellen Pao will tell you that being a woman in the professional world isn't easy. In her debut release, this businesswoman gives readers an inside look into the ugly side of business. She tells her story of fighting back against those who oppressed her along her journey to becoming one of the most badass CEOs in the tech industry.
What to wear: Wonder Woman Costume ($49)
What to read: Reset by Ellen Pao ($28)
Flapper / Swearing Off Stars by Danielle Wong
It's been years since college, and all Amelia has left of Scarlett and their whirlwind romance is fond memories. Set in the 1920s, Amelia comes across a shocking letter that will forever change the girls' future together. Traveling across the world to find her lost love, she must find a way to win their love back, no matter how difficult it may be.
What to wear: Flapper Costume ($78)
What to read: Swearing Off Stars by Danielle Wong ($17)
Avocado / It Devours! by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor
This fresh new read isn't for the faint of heart. With plenty of mysterious aliens, ghosts, and angels, the town of Night Vale is far from normal. New to the strange community, Nilanjana's roots are in science and reason, making the things she begins to see hard to believe. As she falls further down the rabbit hole of mystery and secret, she must question everything she once thought about fact and fiction.
What to wear: Avocado Costume ($40)
What to read: It Devours! by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor ($22)
Westworld’s Dolores / A Dangerous Woman From Nowhere by Kris Radish
Briar Logan is on a mission to get her husband back. Living the life she had always dreamed of, this dangerous woman is forced to battle the darkest elements of the Western frontier if she wants to maintain the sense of love and belonging she's found in the desolate landscape she calls home. Radish's new adventure is a story of epic girl power.
What to wear: Dolores Costume
What to read: A Dangerous Woman From Nowhere by Kris Radish ($17)
Hocus Pocus Witch / Gwendy's Button Box by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar
The paperback release of this novel is back to haunt just in time for Halloween. In a mysterious town with a shrouded history, a new story is brought to light when Gwendy encounters a strange man with a box, destined to wreak enduring havoc. Gwendy's responsibilities and willpower are tested as she is given the doomsday box in this dark novella.
What to wear: Winifred Sanderson Costume ($50)
What to read: Gwendy's Button Box by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar ($25)
Vampire / Archangel's Viper by Nalini Singh
New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh's newest novel details the trial for survival of a young, bloodthirsty vampire. Aided by a dark past, Holly Chang has an immense power running through her, putting a heavy price on her head by a centuries-old vampire destined to take her out. Will her dangerous new skill set be enough to outrun the deadly bounty hunter?
What to wear: Vampire Costume ($40)
What to read: Archangel's Viper by Nalini Singh ($7)