Category Archives: Literary Chic Fashion

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.

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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!

 

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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!

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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!

 

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Literary Costumes for Halloween

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Good morning, book lovers! I want to do a series of  blog posts dedicated to Halloween costumes inspired by books and I would love your help deciding which books / authors / characters to feature. Can you take a moment and fill out the survey below? Thanks!!

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Autumn at 221B Baker Street

Give your fall fashion a little literary flair with this Sherlock Holmes outfit. Inspired by the famous Arthur Conan Doyle mystery books, this fall outfit is perfect for autumn adventures, solving mysteries with Sherlock and Watson and features a classic woolen dress, a plaid blanket scarf in gorgeous earth tones, knee high boots, and a handmade Sherlock Holmes Book Brooch from the C. S. Literary Jewelry Etsy shop.

Autumn at 221B Baker Street

Want to see more like this? Elementary, my dear book lovers!

Until next time, take care and happy reading!!

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Talk Like a Pirate Day for Book Loving Buccaneers

Arrr! I’m turning Talk Like a Pirate Day into Read Like a Pirate Day with pirate treasures for bookish buccaneers. First up, check out this fun Peter Pan outfit inspired by the dastardly Captain Hook. Featuring a dashing military style coat, a ruffled top and a Captain Hook Bangle Bracelet from the C. S. Literary Jewelry Etsy shop, this fun pirate outfit is perfect for Neverland style adventures with Hook and his band of pirates.

 

Captain Hook

 

Of course we all know the best kind of pirate treasure is the kind you can read. Check out these four pirate books for Talk Like a Pirate Day:

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Welcome Fall!

Labor Day has come and gone and while there are still a couple of weeks before the official start of Autumn, I am already looking ahead to the Fall season. Autumn is my favorite time of year. I love the cool, crisp weather, (especially after the heat we had this summer!), the beautiful colors of the leaves, picking apples, and carving pumpkins. And so, in honor of my favorite season, I decided to put together a fall outfit inspired by the famous poem, The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost. Featuring warm, autumnal earth tones and a Robert Frost Poetry Pin from the C. S. Literary Jewelry, this cozy outfit is perfect for all sorts of fall activities from exploring the road less traveled by, reading a book of poetry, or wandering around local fairs and festivals.

 

Welcome Fall!

 

Speaking of local festivals…. If you live on or near Long Island, NY,  you won’t want to miss the Sachem Library Fall Festival on Sept. 17th. The library is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year and has pulled out all the stops to put together a festival to remember! I’ve been hard at work, putting together my booth for the festival and I’m very pleased to announce that in addition to my handmade literary jewelry, I will also have a selection of beautiful book purses from Novel Creations. Hope to see you there!!!

Sachem Fall FestivalClick here for more information.

What’s your favorite thing about Fall, book lovers? Let me know in the comments!

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Until next time, take care and happy reading!

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