How to Dress as 13 Famous (But Dead) Writers This Halloween

Zora Neale Hurston

The youngest writer on this list – edging out Agatha Christie by less than four months – American folklorist and novelist Zora Neale Hurston, celebrated for her 1937 literary triumph Their Eyes Were Watching God, was born in Notasulga, Alabama, in 1891. After spending her life living in various parts of the East Coast, including a stint in New Jersey in the 1930s where Langston Hughes was among her neighbors, Hurston died of hypertensive heart disease in Fort Pierce, Florida, in 1960. Channel fashion-forward Harlem Renaissance Hurston with a dazzling flapper-style cocktail dress adorned with sparkling rhinestones; silk gloves; high heels; a coordinating hat, slightly tilted to the side; and a vintage cigarette holder that you can find on eBay.

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