October 24, 2011

Posh KidLit Costumes!!

During my 1 Year Blogiversary Celebration, I really wanted the girls from Kidsmomo to write a guest post for us! It wasn't in the stars last month, but we managed to arrange a Halloween Guest Blog Swap! How exciting! I am writing over on their blog, and they are writing here! You are about to learn about Polyvore.  Poly-what? Polyvore. It is an online space for people to create fashion collages. So cool! I am not much of a fashionista, but this looks like fun! You have to register to make a board, but you don't have to register to look around. Nancy and Karen from Kidsmomo have created some fun Polyvore collages to inspire your Halloween costume! Enjoy! And be sure to head over to Kidsmomo and read some great book reviews! Thanks, girls!
Halloween is just around the corner, and you know what that means… Candy! Chocolate! Sugar! Nom nom nom! Oh, yeah, and costumes too.
This year, we’re thinking about recycling our outfits from LeakyCon and dressing up as Hogwarts students:

Of course, there are tons of other kitlit characters you can be for Halloween, and that got us thinking – and designing!
Thanks to the website Polyvore, you can clip and grab images of clothing from across the web and create your own inspirational fashion collages. With Halloween in mind, we channeled our inner Cinnas and came up with these costume collages for some of our favorite children’s book characters:
(from The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins)
You’re fierce, and you know it. Put all those scantily-clad nurses and French maids to shame.
(from Percy Jackson and the Olympians and The Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan)
If you encounter any demons while you trick-or-treat, just slice them with your pen.

(from Percy Jackson and the Olympians and The Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan)
As described in the book or as depicted in the movie – either way, Annabeth is always ready to kick some butt. That Greek battle instinct will come in handy if anyone gets between you and your candy corn.

(from The Baby-Sitters Club series by Ann M. Martin)
If anyone can appreciate a holiday dedicated to junk food and dressing up, it’s the BSC VP!

(from the Goosebumps books by R.L. Stine)
We couldn’t come up with a clever caption for Slappy because it’s creeping us out just to look at this guy. Now if you’ll excuse us, we’re off to find a well-lit room full of bunnies and rainbows…

So, what about you? Have you ever dressed up as a kidlit character? Leave a comment and let us know how you pulled it off!
And now that we’ve addressed the apparel, let’s get on to the traditional candy bartering, shall we: Trade you this box of raisins for your chocolate bar? 
-- Nancy and Karen

Nancy Tsai and Karen Wang are the forces behind Kidsmomo.com, an independent website for readers ages 8-13. Kidsmomo covers new and favorite children’s books through podcasts, videos, author interviews, book giveaways, and blog posts, and kids are also invited to submit their own book reviews to share with their peers. Nancy and Karen can be reached at contactus@kidsmomo.com.

1 comment:

  1. My costume wasn't posh, but I was SkippyJon Jones for a faculty party. I have a picture that I can email you if you would like to post it.

    Laurie Fowler