20 January, 2022

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

Miguel de Cervantes

Father of the first modern European novel – the influential Don Quixote – Miguel de Cervantes entered the world in 1574 in Alcalá de Henares, a Spanish city about 15 miles outside Madrid. Cervantes died in 1616, around the same time as Shakespeare, and buried according to his will in a convent of Trinitarian nuns, one member of which was Cervantes’ daughter; where he rests today, however, nobody knows. To party down as the man who dreamt up the Man of La Mancha, assemble an outfit of Elizabethan proportions, which should include a shirt, stockings, codpiece, and corset as underclothes, and a doublet, separate sleeves, breeches, belt, ruff, cloak, shoes, and hat as the exterior ensemble.

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