So you like The Hunchback of Notre Dame enough to dress-up from it for Halloween? But you don’t want to be too on the nose, you want to be weird or clever or just not a “character” from the novel.
Well here is a list for you. A List of Vaguely Hunchback costume ideas that can be as big and crazy as you want or something more last minute.
Also these don’t have to be strictly for Halloween, any costume party would do.
There are ten costume ideas. The are in no order.
For whatever reason Gargoyles are NOT a popular choice for Halloween and I think that is a darn shame. Not ONLY are the monstrous but they ward off evil spirits. They are also iconic for Hunchback as they a prominent feature of Notre Dame and they are liken to Quasimodo.
A Medieval High Justice
Basically a costume inspired by Frollo from either the 1939 or Disney version. You could also do the scepter Priest.
An Animal costume is classic costume choice. Plus Goats have scary connotations so it works on that level too. If You WANT to make it Book Djali make the horns gold and add some card that spell Phoebus in a pretty script. Disney version add a hoop earring.
This one is open to interpretation. Basically inspired by Gringoire. You could opt to make a prop chair to balance in your teeth too.
A weird out there pick but very creative.
Inspired by Fleur de Lys but you would be free to choose any color and decoration you want so long as you have the headgear. Though you are free to add Fleur de Lys in you want.
Inspired by Phoebus. More or less a basic staple idea UNLESS you go Burgundian in style. That would require research. Or you a do a Medieval take on a Roman look which is sort of what Disney did. Or you could just be a very shiny Knight as handsome as the sun.
Frollo did practice Alchemy in the book. What would an Alchemist wear????? Up to you. Though some wear red jackets with the Flamel cross on the back.
A Stained Glass Window
Another Creative pick. This one could be very striking and crazy. You could take inspiration from the Notre Dame Rose Windows or some other motif. This is the one I’d most liked to see done.
And last but not least A Bell. You can’t have Hunchback without a Bell. You could go ONE STEP further and be Belle Bell. Do with that as you will.
Which of these ideas would you pick???? I’m Curious.Follow thehunchblog