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

Charles Dickens

Widely regarding as one of the greatest English novelists of all time, Charles Dickens brought life to such iconic characters as Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby, David Copperfield, and Ebenezer Scrooge. Born on Great Britain’s Portsea Island in 1812, Dickens died of a stroke in mid-1870 and was laid to rest in the Poets’ Corner of Westminster Abbey. To conjure up the spirit of Dickens this Halloween you’ll need to hunt down Victorian-era style essentials, which include a collared-shirt, cravat (a silk patterned scarf will suffice), waistcoat, high-waisted trousers, suspenders (no belt!), gloves, a top hat or bowler, dark socks, period shoes or boots, and an overcoat. A pocket watch with a chain and a walking stick will add authenticity to your dapper Dickensian ensemble.

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