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Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I’d Dress Up As

This is a post for Top Ten Tuesday, hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. You can find out more and follow along there!

The original prompt was “Top Ten Characters Who I Would Totally Want To Be For Halloween” but since I’m not that big on Halloween (I know, I know), I changed it. Also my list is entirely female, since I couldn’t think of any male characters I could convincingly dress up as. (Although I think Miles Vorkosigan is about the right height. THAT would be hilarious!)

1. Irene Attolia from The Queen’s Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner
Because she’s my favorite, more than because I could successfully pull her off

2. Sophie Hatter from Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
I think I would make a rather good Sohpie, on the other hand

3. Mae Crawford from the Demon’s Lexicon trilogy by Sarah Rees Brennan
The only person I’d wear pink hair for

4. Belladonna Took from Lord of the Rings (well, sort of) by J.R.R. Tolkien
I have finally accepted that I am a hobbit and not an Elf, but if I’m going to be a hobbit, I’m going to be a Took! (by gosh, by golly)

5. Rose Justice from Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein
I have already been someone from the 1940s! And of EWein’s characters, Rose is the one I’m most like.

6. Harry Crewe from The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley
Another one I’d have to stretch to pull off, but I love Harry, so.

7. Betsy Ray from the Betsy-Tacy series by Maud Hart Lovelace
I think I would make an excellent Betsy

8. Kate Sutton from The Perilous Gard by Elizabeth Marie Pope
Mostly for an excuse to wear Tudor clothes (but also because KATE)

9. Cassandra Mortmain from I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
Mostly so I could try to copy all of Ramola Garai’s costumes from the movie (but also because CASSANDRA)

10. Harriet Vane from the Lord Peter Wimsey books by Dorothy Sayers
Another one I probably can’t really pull off but would do anyway because Harriet is the best

By Maureen LaFerney

My name is Maureen. I currently work as a library assistant in a public library in the Indianapolis area, and also just so happen to be a voracious reader. I frequently end up under a cat.

9 replies on “Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I’d Dress Up As”

Sophie would be hugely fun to costume as! As would Betsy; I adore her outfits as described in the books (although I think I covet Emily Webster’s smoke-blue, ready-made dress most of all). Love all your picks!

Oh, so fun! Even if I have read only half of these books – hooray for Irene and Sophie and Belladonna and Harry and Betsy! I shall have to ponder to come up with my own list. Right off the top of my head, Lirael, Menolly, Eowyn, and Luna Lovegood.

I was in denial for quite a long time (because I want to be an Elf, dang it!) but I finally accepted my fate.

Yeahhhh. Maybe Eddis, but still.

I’d love to do Sophie. Maybe if I’m scheduled for the library’s trick-or-treat next year!

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