Halloween is upon us, so I thought I’d remind you about my Halloween posts on MomeeFriends, a blog I’m excited to be a part of. I also have some last minute literary Halloween costume ideas for all ages.
I write about history for kids in one column. For October, I feature Raynham Hall, believed to be haunted by one of Washington’s spies! Read about it here:
In my other column, for teens, I discuss creative writing and give prompts. This month’s features, of course, writing horror.
Creative writing for teens:
Poe is the creator of the psychological horror story! You can read many of his quotes at NotableQuotes.com.
On to the costumes!
If you still need Halloween costumes for kids, here are some great literary ideas! My favorite, because you don’t need to buy a costume, is Oliver Twist & friends. Also, using a Cockney accent would be a blast!
And a few for adults:
—For men, put on a suit, look sullen & serious (J.D. Salinger – you can also carry a copy of The Catcher in the Rye. He was obsessed with himself.)
—A couple could dress up in roaring Twenties costumes, as F. Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald.
—Don a Santa mustache & beard, carry a bottle of absinthe & you could be Hemingway. (See quote below.)
“Got tight last night on absinthe and did knife tricks. Great success shooting the knife underhand into the piano.” —Hemingway’s Letter to a friend in 1931
(Actually, you’re safe with pretty much any alcohol for Hemingway.)
—-Dress up as a fisherman and people can call you Ismael.
Maybe this inspires you to dress up as your favorite author or literary character! As for me, I’m staying home and writing. Enjoy!
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