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Top 5 characters I would dress up as

Good morning bookworms!! Happy Tuesday!! This week’s topic is top 5 characters I would dress up as!!

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It is BOOK WEEK in Australia this week (unless it’s been cancelled because of COVID?? I don’t know because we don’t have kids…) and that essentially means that all of the primary schools (elementary? The one with the smaller children) get to dress up as book characters and teachers encourage reading and parents feel like trash because of competitiveness on the playground and needing to be the best parent out there. I’ve heard it’s a fun time for all!!

So, this week I thought it would be fun to talk about which characters everyone would like to dress up as!! (And definitely not switch places with because jeepers I would never last long in a fantasy world setting – my sword skills leave a lot to be desired…)

Please don’t forget to either link back to a specific post of mine, or drop your post link below in the comments – either way hopefully I will see it!!

Mia Corvere

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

As much as I didn’t love the ending of Darkdawn, Mia is always a fave to dress up as. (There’s a lot of evidence in Jay’s instagram stories.) I think Mia would be fun because I basically have her hair anyway (long, dark, with a fringe) and Jay has always said that he based her looks on a grown up Emily the Strange. (Be still my poor, emo, beating heart… ?)

Also, it seems that Mia wears a lot of corsets and flowy shirts, with breeches and boots. Super comfy! (And honestly, isn’t that just what we should all be aiming for? I’m all about comfort over style… as I sit here in a MARVEL t-shirt and pyjama pants…) I also get to wear a lot of daggers, which while being pointy, is totally badass. It means I can take one of my black cats with me everywhere too!!

Mia Corvere is the (stabbiest) main character from Nevernight Chronicle by Jay Kristoff.

Nina Zenik

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

I love Nina. I love how comfortable she is in her own skin. She is described as curvy (and never fat shamed about it). She exudes confidence. Nina is the girl that all little girls should aspire to be like. She is strong, resilient, not afraid to be herself, and unashamedly loves waffles. (Why would you want to be skinny when you could want waffles instead?!)

Nina is also described as having long dark here (I might be starting a trend here), and wearing red dresses (also my aesthetic) with a dagger tucked somewhere.

Nina Zenik is a character in the Six of Crows duology, and (apparently) appears in King of Scars as well, all books in the Grishaverse series by Leigh Bardugo.


Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

When I read this series, it was my aim in life to have blue hair, just like Karou’s. I’ve accomplished that aim (I started off with one chunk of blue hair so that work would get used to it. This then expanded to a few chunks, which then went to like a ‘denim’ effect, and finally it went all blue), but alas, since COVID hit I haven’t seen a hairdresser and my naturally dark hair, even when bleached, doesn’t keep colour in it…

Anyway, Karou is described as having long blue hair, punk-ish style clothing and often has paint spatters, ink or some other artsy effect on her. Ripped jeans and boots are half of my wardrobe, so I feel like this is achievable!! (Likely that she also has a dagger somewhere…)

Karou is the main character from Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy.

Morrigan Crow

Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

Morrigan (Mog) is probably the only character listed here who is Book Week appropriate… and that’s because she wouldn’t carry weapons (yet). She’s also the only character here from a middle grade book…

Mog is about 12 years old (likely to turn 13 in Hollowpox) and is often portrayed as scowling (my natural facial expression). She has long dark hair with a fringe, and her entire wardrobe consists of black knee length dresses, kind of like a self-imposed uniform. When I said that Jay described Mia as Emily the Strange all grown up, I feel like Mog is Emily the Strange in an alternate universe. And I am 100% here for that.

Morrigan Crow (aka Mog) is the main character in the Nevermoor series by Jessica Townsend.

Jude Duarte

The Folk of the Air #1: The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

Look, I know I used this book last week, but I’m really just here for Jude (and Cardan) content all of the time. Apparently stabby characters who are lying t themselves about feelings are my thing… (this isn’t really very surprising though…) I think my favourite thing about Jude is that I would get to wear a ballgown with a giant sword, or a breeches/tunic combination with (just like Mia) lots of daggers. Probably the sword here too.

Jude is described as having long dark hair (tick) which she wears either braided or (when in ballgowns) pinned as to create horns (it’s a faerie court thing). I also wouldn’t have to smile a great deal, and can just carry on scowling at everyone, regardless of my mood (BONUS!).

Jude Duarte is the main character from the Folk of the Air trilogy by Holly Black.

What have we learned from this exercise? I’m still a very emo child at heart… and I don’t look good as a blonde. (Trust me: been there, done that!)

Please don’t forget to link to one of my posts (not my home page), and I will link back to all of your posts within 36 hours!! (Because I know it’s Tuesday morning here, but it’s probably still Monday lunchtime elsewhere…)


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