This couldn’t have come at a better time, considering I already have this week’s Halloween outfit planned (a casual TARDIS dress with blinking headband light) and next year’s in the works (I’m trying to decide between a Fire Lord crown or Avatar Roku’s headpiece…yeah, I’m totally a dork). If I was a cosplayer, I’d totally dress up more often, but as it is, I’m not nearly as creative in the fashion business. But now I’m meandering, so on with the Top Ten!
Top Ten Characters I Want To Be For Halloween
Vin from the Mistborn Trilogy (Brandon Sanderson) – I just want her Mistcloak. Is that so much to ask? I’ve seen people make Mistcloaks, and they all look tremendously awesome. I want one, too. Heck, if the cloak also includes Mistborn abilities, I wouldn’t mind getting that, too.
Death from the Sandman series (Neil Gaiman) – Alright, so she looks like a Goth chick with an Ankh necklace. So what? She’s iconic as far as Neil Gaiman is concerned, and let’s be honest here, she’s pretty damn badass. Oh, and yeah, she’s DEATH.
Daenerys from A Song of Ice and Fire (George R.R. Martin) – I would be in denial if I said I didn’t want at least one outfit from Dany’s wardrobe. That blue Qarth dress from the Game of Thrones series on HBO? Stunning. Now if only I had the figure and super-long platinum wig to pull that off.
Celaena Sardothien from the Throne of Glass series (Sarah J. Maas) – I don’t particularly remember what she wears during her time at the castle, but she struck me as some otherworldly assassin who’d look good on anything, even if it is just her fighting in a burlap sack (which I’m hoping she doesn’t, but I haven’t read the other two books yet, so you never know).
Eliza Braun from the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences (Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris) – Um, bulletproof corset anyone? If I had to stuff myself in a corset, I better be finding steampunk elements on it, and it better be bulletproof. Agent Braun has it right from the beginning. And she’s got explosives hidden somewhere in her clothing, too. That’s definitely a plus.
Lady Mara of the Acoma from the Empire Trilogy (Raymond E. Feist and Janny Wurts) – Decked out as she is on certain covers, I can’t help but want to wear her regal clothing. She looks fabulous and fierce and every bit as formidable as Kelewan’s Warlord.
Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen) – Well. I had to have something Regency-related here, right? Though I suppose I could have also gone with Cecelia or Kate from Sorcery and Cecelia…
Jenica from Wildwood Dancing (Juliet Marillier) – Fashioned after the story of “The Twelve Dancing Princesses,” Wildwood Dancing is a story of sisters who don clothing and join the revelry of the faerie realm. While Jenica isn’t necessarily the prettiest of the set, she’s certainly one of my favorite characters in the book, and I absolutely love her crazy curly hair and outfit in the book cover.
The Mad Hatter from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll) – Always. What’s great is this costume is actually attainable, since the Hatter is such a popular figure. And that top hat, man.
Azula from Avatar: The Last Airbender (Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko) – Yeah, seriously, I couldn’t help it. I’m throwing this in here because I’m a little obsessive of the show at the moment. Everything about the Fire Nation is just a barrelful of WANT on my list. Sure Azula’s batshit cray. Sure she’s practically one of the more despicable villains in the series. But those boots! That armor! Her general badassery! I’d definitely dress like her if I can help it.