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Edgy Halloween Looks Inspired By Books

With Halloween just two weeks away, I am still scrambling to put together this year’s Halloween costume. If you’re like me and still looking for some costume ideas and inspiration, check out these two edgy Halloween looks for book lovers.



Punk Poe


It’s no secret that I am a big Edgar Allan Poe fan and I’ve had a lot of fun putting together Poe – inspired outfits in the past, including this one featuring my Nevermore Ring, but this year I decided to go really wild and give my favorite Poe poem an edgy punk rock vibe.  So I started with my Raven Stacking Bracelets from my new line of Leather – Bound Book Bracelets and combined them with some distressed jeans, leather books and jacket, and lots of cool and creepy raven – themed accessories for a Halloween look with lots of poetic attitude.


The Raven –  Stacking Leather Bracelet Set


– MR. HYDE –

Jekyll and Hyde


Next up, I made this cool Halloween outfit inspired by the evil Mr. Hyde from The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. I really loved this dramatic black and red skull tank that I found on Polyvore so I used it as a starting point for the entire outfit. I added a tailored jacket and top hat for a cool steampunk vibe and then added a lot of fun accessories, including a walking stick with a skull topper, skull ring, and my new Jekyll and Hyde leather bracelet. As the perfect finishing touch to this Mr. Hyde costume, I added a red vial necklace to the outfit to represent Mr. Hyde’s transformation serum that will change him back into Dr. Jekyll.


Jekyll and Hyde Leather Bracelet



So what do you think, book lovers? Would you love to rock out as the Raven this Halloween or embrace your dark side as Mr. Hyde? Is there a particular book or character you would like to see featured in one of my bibliophile style guides? Let me know in the comments!

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Halloween Costumes for Book Lovers – Dracula’s Bride

Hello again, book lovers and welcome to the final installment of my Halloween Costumes for Book Lovers series. Today’s costume was inspired by the seductive but deadly brides of Dracula in Bram Stoker’s classic vampire novel. Featuring a dramatic black and red lace dress and handmade Dracula jewelry from the C. S. Literary Jewelry Etsy shop, this dramatic vampire costume is perfect for well-read creatures of the night and bibliophiles that REALLY love the night life.

Dracula's Bride


Still looking for the perfect finishing touches on your own Halloween costume? Don’t forget about my Halloween sale with a 25% discount on all Halloween jewelry inspired by horror books and Gothic literature. The sale ends in just a few days so don’t miss out. Click here to shop.

I hope you enjoyed my book – themed Halloween costumes. Have a great Halloween everyone and happy reading!


Halloween Party at Gatsby’s

You’re invited to a Halloween party at Gatsby’s house with this bookish Halloween costume inspired by The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald! This fun and flirty flapper girl outfit captures all the Jazz Age glamor and excess of the 1920s while beautiful Great Gatsby book jewelry from the C. S. Literary Jewelry Etsy shop adds just a touch of bookish charm for fans of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel.

The Great Gatsby


What do you think, book lovers? Are you ready to Charleston the night away with Gatsby and Daisy this Halloween? And what book lovers Halloween costume should I feature next? Let me know in the comments! And if you are looking for more Halloween costume inspiration, you can:

Until next time, take care and happy reading!



Bookish Halloween Costumes: The Time Traveler

The Time Traveler


I don’t know about you but I’ve had time travel on my mind a lot lately. Whether it’s the ability to fast forward to Nov. 9th or the comforting thought of a time traveler from the future coming back to save us all from this nightmare of an election cycle, I have been wishing hard for a time machine. But until the Doctor shows up with his TARDIS, this H.G. Wells Halloween costume is probably my only chance to be a time traveler. The second in my series of book themed Halloween costumes for book lovers, this Steampunk costume was inspired by the sci-fi classic, The Time Machine by H. G. Wells. Perfect for Halloween and for cosplay fun, this Time Traveler costume features a cool Steampunk top hat, gorgeous Victorian style boots, and a pair of  fun pocket watch earrings. And because no proper Time Traveler would risk being trapped in the past without a proper cup of tea, I finished off the look with an H. G. Wells Novel Tea Necklace from the C. S. Literary Jewelry Etsy shop.

What do you think, book lovers? Would you like to go traveling through time with this Steampunk lady? Is there a bookish Halloween costume you would like to see? Leave a comment and let me know!

I’ll be back with more literary Halloween costumes, (next up – The Great Gatsby), but in the meanwhile you can:

(Use the coupon code: CSLJ15 to save 15% on this fun Steampunk necklace. Offer ends Oct. 16th)

See you next time. Happy reading everyone!

Quoth the Raven… A Poetic Edgar Allan Poe Halloween Costume

Quoth The Raven...


Celebrate Halloween in poetic style with a Halloween costume inspired by the classic Edgar Allan Poe poem, The Raven. One thing I love about this Raven costume is that it is all about the accessories. You can go as crazy as you like with the outfit itself or you could opt to go with a basic little black dress and it would work just as well. You can also play around with the overall tone of your raven costume. I opted for a Goth style costume with a black lace top, a fringed skirt (to suggest the Raven’s feathers) and these stunning black lace boots. I added a black lace choker, raven feather earrings, one of Novel Creations’ gorgeous Edgar Allan Poe Book purses (a stylish way to carry all your candy from trick or treating), and a Raven Ring from the C. S. Literary Jewelry Etsy shop for lots of Gothic flair and drama.   But substitute a pair of ripped black jeans, a black t-shirt, (may I suggest this one), add a black leather jacket, and swap out the lace boots for combat boots and you have a pretty awesome Punk Poe costume. A black corset and a black feathered boa makes a sexier, burlesque-style raven, while a Raven top-hat and this awesome Raven walking-stick gives your Raven costume a cool Steampunk vibe.  So many options!!! Add a Raven mask like the one shown above or skip the mask and go wild with hair and makeup. It’s up to you.

For more Edgar Allan Poe – inspired Halloween fun, check out this Pinterest board of ideas for a Raven – themed Halloween Party!

Stay tuned for more book – themed Halloween costumes and ideas and inspiration for literary Halloween celebrations. Until then, happy reading!


Scaring Up Some Fun With Frankenstein’s Monster

Halloween is just one week away and I’ve been hard at work on my latest creation – a book lover’s Halloween costume inspired by Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. This classic horror story gets a modern interpretation with a costume straight out of a mad scientist’s laboratory. Featuring a ragged black denim skirt, a leather jacket and lot of fun Halloween accessories, like this Frankenstein Book Purse by Novel Creations, my Frankenstein costume is perfect for scaring up a night of Halloween fun – whether at a Halloween party, trick or treating, or relaxing at home with some Halloween candy and your favorite horror books!

Frankenstein's Monster



What do you think of my creation, book lovers? What character should I feature next in my series of bookish Halloween costumes? Let me know in the comments! Like what you see?

I’ll be back later in the week with more literary Halloween costume ideas but until then, take care and happy reading!

P. S. – Don’t miss the encore showing of the amazing production of Frankenstein starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Johnny Lee Miller. The show will be playing at many local movie theaters tomorrow, October 25th. Rob and I saw it the first time it played and were utterly blown away! You can check out my review of the show here or  get tickets here.


2015 Pumpkin Decorating Contest



It’s time for the 2nd Annual C. S. Literary Jewelry Pumpkin Decorating Contest. I am giving away a $25 Gift Card to the C. S. Literary Jewelry Etsy shop for the best bookish pumpkin! To enter, decorate a pumpkin using your favorite books, poems, or fictional characters from literature as inspiration and share a photo (or a link to a photo) of your pumpkin here on this blog post. Pumpkins can be carved, painted or decorated in any manner or medium you like but they must have a bookish theme and they must be handmade to be considered. You can decorate up to three pumpkins for additional chances to win.

We will be accepting entries from Friday, Oct. 16th to Friday, Oct. 23rd and voting to determine  a winner will be open from Mon., Oct. 28th to Fri., Oct. 30th.  I will announce the winner on Halloween. Good luck everyone and have fun!


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Friday Favorites – Pumpkin Treats
To help get everyone in a pumpkin-ish frame of mind, I gave this week’s Friday Favorites Etsy treasury a pumpkin theme and gathered some of my favorite pumpkin and jack o lantern themed gifts, accessories, art, and decorations. Like what you see? Click on any item to see (or buy) it on Etsy. You can also see the full collection here. Enjoy!

Burlap Pumpkin Wreath – Fall…


Pumpkin Candle Holder Hallow…


Pumpkin Card-Pumpkin Note Ca…


Halloween Lantern Bags / Tre…


Thanksgiving Banner Fall Ban…


Jack-O’-Lantern Burlap P…


Halloween Table Runner or Ac…


10 OFF Hand Painted Hallowee…


FALL Pumpkins, Fall Decor, S…


Crochet pumpkins, Autumn dec…


Crochet Pumpkin Hat / Newbor…


PUMPKINS still life photogra…


Orange Jack-O-Lantern Card, …


Pumpkin Spice Tutu – Perfect…


A Basket of Pumpkins #1


Small Book Page Pumpkin Tabl…


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Quoth the Raven, “Nevermore”

Halloween is coming up and I am getting in the mood with an Edgar Allan Poe – themed collection of handmade  Etsy items. Enjoy!

‘Nevermore’ by CiarraiStudios

A collection of great Edgar Allan Poe inspired items just in time for Halloween!

POE t-shirt


The Raven by Poe Book Scarf


Nevermore Raven T-shirt – Ed…


Complete Tales of Edgar Alla…


Black Raven Skull – Cast Bon…


Edgar Allan Poe Portrait wit…


Edgar Allan POE Wafer Papers…


custom Nevermore Edgar Allan…


Handcrafted black patina fly…


Quoth the Raven Nevermore Pl…


SALE Edgard Allan Poe Cereal…


Large Midnight Raven Enamel …


Edgar Allan Poe illustration…


Quoth the Raven Nevermore, E…


B20 Wax Seal Stamp Halloween…


Typography poster The raven …


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