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

Homer

The proverbial granddaddy of all the dead authors on this list, Homer lived so long ago that historians aren’t exactly sure when he existed. Herodotus, himself an ancient born in 484 B.C, estimates that the author of the epic poems the Iliad and its sequel the Odyssey made his mark on the world round about 850 B.C., while other sources maintain that Homer was a product of the Trojan War generation in the early 12th century B.C. Modern researchers, however, seemed to have settled on sometime between the 7th and 8th centuries B.C. To invoke the spirit of the Greek literary legend, wrap yourself in toga made from a light-colored bed sheet, put on a pair of strappy leather sandals, glue a white faux beard to your face, and crown your head with a fresh laurel wreath.