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

Oscar Wilde

Born in Dublin in 1854, Oscar Wilde’s full name – Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde – was as flamboyant as the Irish writer and poet himself. Before succumbing to cerebral meningitis in 1900, he was imprisoned for gross indecency and subsequently exiled, but not before he completed and staged his masterpiece The Importance of Being Earnest, a satire of society with subtle homosexual subtext. Dandify yourself the Wilde way this Halloween with a velvet notch-lapel blazer, pressed trousers, wing-tip shoes, a silk scarf tied in a bow around your neck, a swishy cape, and a top hat. Any other flashy accessories – like a vibrant boutonniere – will add to the fey effect.

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