Last-Minute The Martian Costume (Lit Lovers Link Party)

Now that I have read The Martian, I am seriously excited to see the movie when I get a free evening. I loved the story and can’t wait to see it on the big screen.

This fall, I was excited to see all of the new Star Wars themed costumes that are coming out, but when I actually saw the selections for women, I was less than pleased. Women get to be sexy storm trooper in a skirt, sexy Darth Vader in a skirt, or sexy Leia. Needless to say, I am not a fan of any of those.

However, you can promote both geekery and books when you wear this super-simple, last-minute The Martian costume.

Here is a screen shot from the movie, courtesy of People Magazine.

Looking for a last-minute costume idea that isn't ridiculous? Why not embrace space travel and literature and dress in this last-minute The Martian costume?

Of particular note is the large amount of white, blue and orange on the space suits. You get to see what the different crew members are wearing. I’m assuming that the different chest emblems represent where they are from. I can’t tell where the woman in blue is from, just that she has something orange in her neck area, which I have chosen to represent with a necklace. My version of the costume is female, but it would be just as easy to find pieces for the male version as well.

The suit pants look like riding pants to me, which is what I have chosen to use as the base of the costume. We don’t see their feet, but it looks like their suits have bulky astronaut shoes when the go outside, but they may just wear socks inside. At any rate, I’ve given our costume lady tough boots for survival on Mars.

Looking for a last-minute costume idea that isn't ridiculous? Why not embrace space travel and literature and dress in this last-minute The Martian costume?

These are the specific items in the costume photo:

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Last week,  I especially loved two posts. Verushka shared an interview with an Australian author who started her writing career late, which I thought was quite inspiring. And Skye shared a post about why all kids (and I believe adults as well) need to read diverse books.

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