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Posted on: October 25, 2018

Literary costumes to inspire you this Halloween

Wildwood Library staff in Halloween costumes

There's no better place to draw costume inspiration from than characters from your favorite books. We asked Washington County Library staff to share their Halloween get-ups from years past that were created with a little literary inspiration. If you don't have your costume sorted out yet, hopefully this will help!

Margaret, our senior manager at R.H. Stafford Library, looks like she's straight out of the pages of Caps for Sale.

Librarian dressed in Caps for Sale costume

The staff at Wildwood Library represent a whole host of children's characters: (L to R) Arthur, Cat in the Hat, Pete the Cat, Stanley the Farmer, Bob the Builder, and The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear

Wildwood Library staff in Halloween costumes

Alaina, Youth Services Librarian at R.H. Stafford, gave us this throwback to her days dressing up like Laura Ingalls Wilder, the author and main character from The Little House on the Prairie series. (She said she got a lot of mileage out of this costume -- she wore it to visit different historical sites around the state of Minnesota!) 

Girl dressed in Little House on the Prairie costume

Margaret seems to have a knack for the literary theme costumes. Here she is again, this time as Ms. Frizzle from The Magic School Bus series

Librarian dressed as Ms. Frizzle from the Magic School Bus

And as Russell from the movie Up (which she admitted was NOT a book, but the costume is too clever not to share!) 

Librarian dressed as Russell from the movie Up

And although they aren't technically Washington County Library staff, Program Coordinator Angie Noyes shared her dogs, Jack and Max, dressed up as Charlie Brown and the Great Pumpkin. Lookin' good, guys! 

Dogs dressed as Charlie Brown and the Great Pumpkin

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