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The author of ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’ has the purest reaction to everyone’s Lara Jean Halloween costumes

By Alison Foreman From Mashable

It’s not like in the movies. It’s better, because it’s real.”

From a small mountain of adorable, quotable moments to the iconic and timeless dreamboat that is Peter Kavinsky, Netflix’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before gave us all a lot to love this past summer.

Now, in the heart of October 2018, the gift of protagonist Lara Jean Covey keeps on giving. This paradigm of effortlessly sophisticated teenage fashion—seriously, has the Peter Pan collar ever looked this good on anyone?—is inspiring dozens of fabulous Halloween costumes and author Jenny Han is taking notice.

Han published the film’s source material, also titled To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, as a YA novel in April of 2014. She later executive produced Netflix’s adaptation of the high school love story and, with help from costume designer Rafaella Rabinovich and actress Lana Condor, brought Lara Jean to life.

Since then, tons of young women have taken to treating Netflix’s imagining of Lara Jean as both a style icon and fictitious big sister. Naturally, in traditional autumnal fashion, that also means plenty of fans are honoring her through, you guessed it, Halloween costumes.

Han discovered the array of Lara Jean looks on social media this past weekend and instantly began sharing them on her Twitter account.

“It was such a dark weekend and I started seeing them pop up in my feed,” Han toldBuzzFeed News. “I started sharing them just because it was bringing me a little bit of sunlight.”

Han also noted the importance of Lara Jean costumes in the landscape of representative options for young Asian girls.

“As an Asian American woman, I think there’s a sense of belonging to something when I saw those photos. Belonging to something, but also knowing that something belongs to you. And, for me, I think that was what made me feel really emotional about it.”

In honor of the legendary Lara Jean and fearless Jenny Han, here are our (and some of Han’s) favorite To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before Halloween looks.

This horizontal striped beauty

A cutie with a red skirt and kicks

This gal who completely nailed the movie poster

Everyone recreating that selfie magic

This Lara Jean and drinkable yogurt fan

And, of course, the Lara Jean/Croft crossover you didn’t know you needed


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