Bookish Halloween Costumes – Jane Austen Heroines

Still looking for a great Halloween costume idea? How about one of the lovely heroines from Jane Austen’s novels. Ladies like Elizabeth Bennet, Anne Eliot, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood, and Emma Woodhouse would all make very suitable Halloween costumes, either just as they are written or (for fans of books like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) with a little additions of macabre, undead flair.

Etsy is a great source of Jane Austen / Regency Era costuming pieces. There are a ton of beautiful dresses (both ball gowns and dresses for wearing during the day). Bonnets, shawls, gloves, fans, reticules (or purses), and other accessories complete the look of a lovely (if generic) Austen lady.

However, you can make your costume specific to your favorite Austen heroine with one of Ciarrai Studios’ Jane Austen themed necklaces.

Mr Darcy's Heart Necklace Inspired by Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

Tea at Pemberley - Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice Inspired Charm Necklace

Either the Mr. Darcy’s Heart necklace or the Tea at Pemberley charm necklace would be perfect for ladies who wish to dress as Elizabeth Bennet, while the Captain Wentworth Love Letter Charm Necklace is the perfect addition to an Anne Eliot Costume.

Captain Wentworth Love Letter Charm Necklace, Inspired by Jane Austen's Persuasion

You can go as either Elinor or Marianne Dashwood with the Tea with the Dashwoods Charm Necklace.

Tea with the Dashwoods Charm Necklace, inspired by Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility

And my new Emma pendant is perfect accessory for a young lady in search of her own Mr. Knightly.

Jane Austen Emma Pendant

Here are some great Etsy finds to help you put together the perfect Jane Austen costume for Halloween. I hope you enjoy them!

‘Jane Austen Costume Ideas’ by CiarraiStudios

Beautiful Regency Dresses (both for evening and day wear), bonnets, shawls, and more make a beautiful Jane Austen themed costume for Halloween. Add a piece of Ciarrai Studios Austen inspired jewelry to dress up as a specific Austen heroine.


Regency Empire Waist Dress C…

$160

Naturally Dainty Muslin Rege…

$194.95

Regency White Satin Gown Wit…

$165

Regency Reticule,Bag. Victor…

$12

Summery Regency Dress – Size…

$99.95

Austentation Jane Austen Reg…

$50

The Somerset

$95

Black Velvet Spencer Jacket

$50

100% Cashmere Lace Shawl wra…

$125

Regency Shawl or Georgian, V…

$22

Sophia – elegant regency ro…

$53

An ivory lace elbow length w…

$17

Mr Darcy Heart, Jane Austen,…

$35

Jane Austen Persuasion, Capt…

$32

Jane Austen Sense and Sensib…

$39

Jane Austen Emma Necklace, J…

$28

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About Ciarrai

Hi. My name is Kerry but here online I tend to go by the Gaelic version of my name, Ciarrai. I am a woman in my mid-30's who lives on Long Island, NY, with my husband, Rob, several guitars, a Nikon D40, more yarn, beads and books than I care to admit to and a cat who has a million nicknames and quite a few theme songs. I have a B.A. in Psychology and have recently returned to college to pursue a teaching degree so that I can eventually get a job as a High School English teacher. In addition to my major obsessions (Reading, Beading, Knitting, Music and Photography), I also enjoy playing Board Games, going to Renaissance Faires, Museums and Broadway Musicals.
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