Monday, May 4, 2009

The Monday Menagerie:
Literary Costumes for Learned Cos-Players

1. Cthulhu, from H. P. Lovecraft's The Call of Cthulhu.
(Cosmic evil never looked so cuddly!)

2. Zombie Hunter S. Thompson, from the inevitable Seth Grahame-Smith release, Fear and Loathing (and Zombies!) in Las Vegas.
(If this actually happens, I call copyright.)

3. Those Wonder Bread dullards from Twilight.
(Note: These kids clearly went overboard with the white face paint, but they certainly succeeded in capturing the lifelessness of Meyer's prose. My only complaint: NEEDS MORE GLITTER!)

4. Captain Ahab, from Herman Melville's Moby Dick.
(I hate to come off as overly-critical, but 1.the 'wooden leg' looks more like the bottom half of a plastic spoon, and 2.Ahab's drum set had a cowbell.)

5. Almost every woman in nearly every
Candace Bushnell novel.
(Points subtracted for missing handbag, heels. Points added for physician love interest. You go, girl!)

6. Luba, from Gilbert Hernandez' Palomar stories.*

*Thanks for the tip, Heidi!

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