Booktok has been really taking off, and thus bookish cosplay has been booming even more. Certain characters are shown more than others, and there has definitely been a trend in what books have been showcased over and over. ACOTAR has been one of those series and cosplays that has filled my feed. With Halloween on the horizon, certain costumes will be seen often, such as Loki, Wanda, and Black Widow, but where are the bookish costumes? I have compiled a list of five fun bookish costumes you can wear this year to embody the characters you love and admire.
Feyre Archeron (A Court of Thorns and Roses)
Feyre’s costume is probably the easiest, but it is also the most uncomfortable. Put on a long black dress, a crown, and some black heels and you’ve got it. The dress pictured above is from Fashion Nova, and the crown and shoes are from Amazon. Don’t forget to get a sharpie and put the tattoo on your arm!
Aelin Galathynius (Throne of Glass)
Aelin’s is one of ease and comfort. All you really need to do is dress in all black, find a fake dagger, and grab a black cloak and you’re done. Super easy and actually pretty comfy. This costume makes for a warmer evening if you’ll be outside in the fall weather.
Clary Fray (The Mortal Instruments)
For Clary, you can pretty much copy Aelin, but replace the cloak with a leather jacket. I am sure you could also hop on Etsy or Amazon and find a prop stele to add to the look. Be sure to grab a sharpie for this one and apply some runes to your arms and neck.
Grisha (Shadow and Bone)
For the Grisha look, simply get a steampunk trench coat and wear black everything else and you are set to go. You can add some silver detailing to the jacket with some fabric paint if you would like to make it further look like a Kefta. Feel free to find some hand lights to be your very own sun summoner.
Poppy (From Blood and Ash)
This one will be another popular one and probably another uncomfortable one. With this one, you can find a long sleeve white gown or a costume wedding dress, and then add a red wig, some white boots, and a white masquerade mask. For the dress, be sure to cover your skin, since The Maiden doesn’t show any. You can also add a short veil.