This year marked the 5th annual Text Ball, organized by the Independent Publishing Resource Center and an integral part of the Wordstock festival. This year’s theme, "Text Appeal," inspired a variety of alluring costumes—all home-made—ranging from clothing and accessories made from newsprint and book pages (including fiery Dante’s Inferno), to punny getups focusing on letters, phrases, and book titles. Watch the slideshow for mo...

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