Characters Dressed as Other Characters for Halloween
Based on below-the-surface similarities, students decide which characters might dress up like others for Halloween and explain why.
Additional Character Examples
- Han Solo (Star Wars) as Wolverine (X-Men) - both are loners and rule-breakers who ultimately choose to do the right thing
- Syndrome (The Incredibles) as Darth Vader - both sought out training from a master who they eventually turned against
- Katniss (Hunger Games) as Dorothy (Star Wars) - both started as meek people who, because of an unexpected journey, transformed into leaders, toppling evil regimes.
Beyond simply creating drawings and presenting them, you might try these ideas:
- Have students share the two characters they chose, but ask the class to explain why.
- Collect everyone's ideas and create a matching game. Which characters in column A would dress up like those in column B and why?
- Students could write a longer piece: an essay explaining their choice, a conversation in which the two characters meet, or a short story about a costume party where many characters interact and find similarities.
- This extends easily into social studies as well, bringing in people from history or present day.
- Students brainstorm characters who have a parallel to another character and explain why they are similar.
- Students draw one character dressed up as another and explain why.