October is one of my favorite times of the year, and this post is directly inspired by one of its most colorful aspects; Halloween. This holiday is known as that one time of the year where everyone gets to tap into their imagination and bring it to life.
In celebration of Halloween, people dress up in garments meant to represent a wide variety of fictional characters. Costume stores offer their patrons all manner of disguises, anything from classic creatures like vampires or werewolves, to modern day icons like super heroes. These shops are also a veritable fountain of inspiration for writers and creators of all sorts, looking for ideas for anything from protagonists, antagonists or settings.
The following are pictures I took from a locale Halloween Costume specialty store back in October 2015. These are a good example of how these establishments can be a good source of inspirational material.
In closing, I recommend to every writer who is having issues creating a character to take a trip to a costume shop and take a look around. I can guarantee you will walk out of there with a few ideas.
Until next time.