Turn yourself into a bookworm or the Tree of Knowledge with these erudite Halloween costume ideas that you can make yourself. Then personalize your erudite costume to say the things you want it to say, turning you into a walking literary billboard or an ancient map of far-off lands. All these erudite Halloween costume ideas are unique and sophisticated, yet cheap and easy to make. Just follow the how-to steps for the erudite Halloween costume of your choice, and become a banner of truth and wisdom on Halloween night.
Tree of Knowledge Halloween Costume
This erudite Halloween costume idea will cover you in homemade scrolls on which you can write any message you like, from Halloween poetry to witty quotes or declarations of love. You’ll need to wear a brown full body suit to mimic the boughs of a tree, which will lend realism to your erudite Halloween costume. Each scroll will be glued to the suit with glue or brown duct tape while you’re wearing the suit. To make the erudite Halloween costume scrolls you’ll need printer paper and access to a printer, as well as strong tea. Begin by printing something on a page, then crumple the paper and dip it in strong tea for 2 minute. Next unfold the paper which should have yellowed. Take care not to tear the page as you flatten it and leave it to dry. Give each erudite Halloween costume scroll and antique look by burning its edges with a match. (For step-by-step instructions, see my article on making a scroll wall plaque). You can twirl silk vines or ferns around your arms, neck and legs and secure them in place with duct tape to further enhance the illusion of a tree for this erudite Halloween costume idea.
Book Worm Halloween Costume
This erudite Halloween costume idea will cover you in faux parchment books on whose covers you can write any witty thing you like, from Halloween rhymes to brilliant quotes. You’ll need to wear a full body suit to match the color of your skin, which will mimic the appearance of an elongated worm, lending realism to this erudite Halloween costume. Next, while wearing the suit, you will use matching duct tape to adhere homemade book covers all around your body, as real books are too heavy. To make each book cover you’ll need touch cardboard, parchment or faux-leather printer paper and access to a printer. (You can also create a parchment finish by dipping the paper in tea as described above.) Cut the cardboard to be 1 inch smaller than your printer paper all around. Use glue to paste the printed book cover to the cardboard, overlapping it around the edges, then bend the cardboard 1 inch from the center on both sides to create a spine. To add whimsy to this erudite Halloween costume idea, choose several types of paper for your book covers and hang them at funny angles, with one book spread open on top of your head like a graduation cap.
Literary Billboard Halloween Costume
This erudite Halloween costume will turn you into a herald of truth and beauty. If you are fair skinned, you’ll need a white full body suit and white balaclava to match, as well as white kit gloves and white shoes (sneakers will do). If you’re dark skinned, get these items in dark hues that will match your face. Using two strips of duct tape that matches your suit, attach two large thick cardboards to each other, so as to hang them over your shoulders with one cardboard facing back and the other facing front. If possible, choose cardboard in the color of your suit to create the illusion that your erudite art is hovering. Now turn this erudite Halloween costume billboard into a message center for your kind of art. Print images of your favorite music band or book covers. Create poetry scrolls as described in the Tree of Knowledge Halloween costume at the beginning of the this article, or hang dry leaves, dry flowers or anything else that strikes your fancy and forms a collage of the things you love best. This erudite Halloween costume is all about personal self expression, even though you yourself will vanish beneath body covers.
Ancient Map Halloween Costume
This Halloween costume will turn you into a symbol of knowledge and exploration. Buy 2 world maps printed in the antique style (sepia colors). Brew a strong pot of tea to fill a medium sized bowl half way. Crumple each map and immerse it in turn in the tea, leaving it to soak for 1 minute. Squeeze the water out and flatten the map carefully, then let it dry. To add beauty to this erudite Halloween costume you can burn the edges of the map carefully after it dries. Then glue each map on a stiff cardboard and connect the cardboards with strips of duct tape. Hang the aged maps off your shoulders, one facing front, one back. Enhance this erudite Halloween costume even more by wearing a half globe over your head like a hat. To fit the globe to the dimensions of your skull glue a seat cushion (or foam) inside and hollow its center to make a cavity for your head.
And for all lover’s of fiction and poetry, close the lights and listen to this collection of dark audio poems, or these Halloween audio poems that will start your holiday off just right. And be sure to implement these cunningly scary ideas for Halloween decorations.
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