Do you have your Halloween costume yet? Jay Gatsby does. And do does Edmund Penvensie, Pollyanna, The Three Musketeers, and Holden Caulfield. (Well maybe not Holden Caulfield.) This list of what we think literary characters would be for Halloween is for you to enjoy. And, if you're stuck for your own costume, you could always be Jay Gatsby as Benjamin Franklin or Edmund Penvensie as a box of Turkish Delights. How incredibly postmodern!
The Three Musketeers (The Three Musketeers): Athos would try to organize a group costume, either Destiny's Child or The Three Caballeros, but Porthos would rebel and insist on simply dressing handsomely.
Humbert Humbert (Lolita): Hannah Montana.
Bilbo Baggins (The Hobbit): Gary Coleman?
Daisy Buchanan (The Great Gatsby): Sexy bumblebee. (You know she would.)
Anna Karenina (Anna Karenina): Mean Girls' Cady Heron dressed as a scary ex-wife. Like Cady, Anna was ostracized by the society mean girls. So you can bet that if Anna Karenina went to a Halloween party, she'd be dressed to scare, while Countess Lydia Ivanovna would be dressed as a Playboy Bunny or something. Ivanovna could hang with Daisy Buchanan.
Godot (Waiting for Godot): Santa Clause. Where do you think Godot got his inspiration to, you know, not exist?
Scout Finch (To Kill a Mockingbird): Atticus Finch. Knowing Scout, a rambunctious little tom boy, she'd find nothing cooler than dressing up like not just a man, not just a lawyer man, but her father, who is also her hero.
Holden Caulfield (The Catcher in the Rye): Wouldn't dress up. ("Too phony.")
Pollyanna (Pollyanna): A glad Rainbow-Unicorn-Smileyface-Puppy. With a cherry on top. And then she'd donate all of her candy to orphans.
Who'd we miss? What would Harry Potter be for Halloween?
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