Notes from Crew Quarters: Literary Halloween Costumes
This week, we asked our editors and interns what literary characters they would like to dress up as for Halloween.
Jennifer Howard, Editor-in-Chief
None of you better say Harriet the Spy because she's mine.
Ethan Brightbill, Associate Fiction Editor
Kylo Ren counts as a literary character, right? Right.
Krys Malcolm Belc, Associate Fiction Editor
I would love to do a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory group costume with my family but they are way too cool for that.
Willow Grosz Managing Editor
I think I dressed up as Bunnicula three different times as a kid. Vampire fangs and bunny ears forever.
Jacob Hall Associate Fiction Editor
When I was young, I got a hooded mask with a dark face cover, so you couldn't see what was inside. I picked up a stick from the yard and draped what might have been a purple tablecloth over my shoulders. I was the coolest Voldemort around. I think I'd do that again.
Sara Ryan Associate Poetry Editor
It would be cool to go as Sylvia Plath or Virginia Woolf or like Mary Shelley because they’re all creepy/badass lady writers. But most Sylvia costumes I’ve seen are kinda... oven-y and slightly tasteless. I’m going as a triceratops instead. Jurassic Park reference?
Skyler Sars, Intern
The March Hare.
Melissa Orzechowski, Volunteer Reader
For years I've wanted to dress up as a hambone (more specifically as Scout dressed as a hambone). Maybe this year I'll actually get around to making the costume.