2. The Monster from Mary Shelley‘s Frankenstein – We are all familiar with the green-skinned metal-rimmed monster from the Hollywood films, but has anyone actually done their homework to mascaraed as the real thing?
What follows is a description by Victor Frankenstein of what Mary Shelley really made her monster to look like: “His yellow skin scarcely covered the work of muscles and arteries beneath; his hair was of a lustrous black, and flowing; his teeth of a pearly whiteness; but these luxuriances only formed a more horrid contrast with his watery eyes, that seemed almost of the same colour (get some white contacts!) as the dun white sockets in which they were set, his shrivelled complexion, and straight black lips.” (Chapter 4).
So ditch the green skin, spiked hair, and zombie-like walk, put on a 17th-century-styled suit, and impress the classically read at your Halloween party.