This was a surprisingly hard prompt for me since I’m not really interested in cosplaying in general. I think people have created some amazing and beautiful costumes, but it has never been something I’ve had a strong interest in trying. Even for Halloween, I had the same costume for most of my life — a long black robe which could be either a witch or a vampire, depending what I felt like that year. I also had a hard time with it because many of my favourite books are contemporary, and it seems hard to cosplay a character who is basically a regular person.
Top 5 Wednesday is a meme created by Gingerreadslainey on Youtube, and is now hosted by Sam at ThoughtsOnTomes. The official GoodReads group with the weekly topics can be found here.
Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series – When I first read this series, I immediately felt a connection to Hermione, especially when she was described as being a bookworm with bushy hair. At the time I first read the book, my curly hair was always bushy and frizzy. I also really related to her Yule Ball moment where everyone got to see her dressed up and with straight hair for the first time, since something similar happened to me.
Violet Baudelaire from A Series of Unfortunate Events – I still think Violet is one of the most underrated characters, who doesn’t get nearly enough recognition. To cosplay as Violet, I would need a hair ribbon and probably some kind of tool belt to show the talent for invention which makes her such an interesting character.
Wednesday or Morticia Addams from The Addams Family – I’ve always been obsessed with the Addams family, and Morticia and Wednesday are both my favourites. I would love to be able to pull off a Morticia costume well although I’m neither tall enough nor thin enough to make it work. I did once try to dress up as Wednesday for a costume day at the summer camp I worked at, only to realize that the children there were too young to have any idea who Wednesday was.
Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games – This would be a fairly easy costume to put together. Katniss is another of my all-time favourite characters, and I remember the costume being quite trendy when the books and movies had just come out. All I’d need for this one would be a bow and arrow, and to find an outfit that looks a bit like hers.
Karou from Daughter of Smoke & Bone – It was between this one and Feyre from the ACOTAR series, but I decided to give the edge to Karou just because of her blue hair, which would at least make it a bit more of a costume. I have never dyed my hair any colour, and I don’t think I’d ever be bold enough to dye it blue if it wasn’t for a costume.