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Costume ideas… for your books


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So you’ve figured out what to be for Halloween. But why shouldn’t your books get in on the fun, too?

The website Facsimile Dust Jackets sells reproductions of early-edition dust jackets, sized to fit whatever book you want–so you can “dress up” your volumes for Halloween or year-round. Here’s the cover of Of Mice and Men:

Image: Facsimile Book Jackets

Image: Facsimile Book Jackets

Or why not let your staid dictionary let its hair down and disguise itself as Barney O’Hara: Trapper?

Image: Facsimile Book Jackets

Image: Facsimile Book Jackets

If these are out of your budget, you can always make your own book costumes–uh, I mean, dust jackets. Craft blog Hydrangea Girl has a how-to. Can you guess which of the books below are “real” hardcovers and which are paperbacks in disguise? Click through to find out and for the tutorial.

Image: Hydrangea Girl

Image: Hydrangea Girl


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