Halloween Costume Ideas From Famous Writers [Infographic]

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Get yourself ready for yet another epic Halloween holiday! Now is probably the right time to start looking for ideas of the right kind of outfit to intrigue people with. More often than not, we tend to be attracted to scary figures in some movies of some of the renowned names. This piece however, will give you some new ideas of looking for exemplary Halloween costumes. It focuses on some of the most famous authors, essayists and writers. You can copy one or two things from them and make your Halloween a success. propose you some ideas:

  • Fancy to make an appearance as a royal member, do not worry, Virginia Woolf has got you covered. Woolf together with some of her friends rocked on as Abyssinian royalty for the famous Dreadnought hoax.
  • Do you want to try something outrageous for the holiday? Hold on one minute… is their anything really outrageous for Halloween? You can ponder that for a while! Try the “showgirl look” which was well played by F. Scott Fitzgerald. He wore this costume while at Princeton’s Triangle Club musical and managed to steal many. The costume even managed to make it into the New York Times. That is how awesome it was!

Halloween Costume Ideas From Famous Writers [Infographic]

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Halloween is just around the corner and again we have this problem – what to wear on Halloween night? Our answer is simple – be your favorite writer! Famous authors, writers, and essayists can help you with your Halloween costume, be sure!

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde and his traditional Greek costume. He was Irish, by the way.

Mary Gaitskill

A 21-year-old Mary Gaitskill in some kind of gorgeous costume.

Yukio Mishima

Yukio Mishima posing as St. Sebastian – one of his obsessions.

Normal Mailer

Normal Mailer as Stanford White in Ragtime. Look at this mustache!

Anne Rice

Anne Rice and her, hmm… bright costume at a book signing for Memnoch the Devil in 1995.

Truman Capote

Truman Capote as a youthful Santa Claus, or perhaps some kind of holiday spirit. Photo by John Dornes. Who knows.


Colette in her costume for “La Chatte Amoureuse,” a nightclub mime show in which she portrayed her favorite animal.

Susan Sontag

Susan Sontag and her Teddy Bear costume. Sweet.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Here’s F. Scott Fitzgerald in full costume for Princeton’s Triangle Club musical, “The Evil Eye!” The leftmost shot appeared in the New York Times, where Fitzgerald was described as “the most beautiful” showgirl in production.

Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf (far left) and her friends dressed up as Abyssinian royalty for the famous Dreadnought Hoax.

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