Famous Authors Get Dressed Up In Costume Because, Well, They Want To

What an author does in his or her spare time might be completely opposite to how you imagine them to be. And Flavorwire proves just this by taking us on a 20-picture journey into the world of authors and their costume habits! This one is perfect for Halloween time and documents authors Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde and even F. Scott Fitzgerald in incredible transformations through costume. Not all these costumed authors are dressing up for Halloween, though.

Click through the collection of images to see Susan Sontag at the computer in a bear suit, Virginia Woolf in a somewhat racist outfit for the great Abyssinian hoax on the Dreadnought, and Truman Capote as a Grecian-style Santa

Via Flavor Wire

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About the author

Rachel Oakley is an Aussie writer based in NYC with an obsession for the creepy, cool and quirky side of life. Some of her main passions include philosophy, art, travel, and sarcasm.