Tuesday, October 25, 2011

DIY Halloween Costume: Holly Golightly

Are you looking for a last minute Halloween costume? With a few items that you probably have in your wardrobe and a few extras picked up from the party store, you can channel your inner Holly Golightly this Halloween. This is a perfect year to portray the main character from the classic movie, Breakfast at Tiffany's, since 2011 is the movie's 50th anniversary.

Holly Golightly got ready in 5 minutes, even including the time she spent looking for her alligator shoes. You can put together your Halloween costume in about the same amount of time and it will look fabulous!

breakfast at tiffany's

Here's what you need...

Little Black Dress: Start with a little black sheath dress. You can wear a long or short dress to give the effect of Audrey Hepburn’s iconic little black Givenchy dress.

Sunglasses: Pull out your Ray-Ban Wayfarers from the back of the drawer. If you don’t have a pair handy, pick up a suitable and inexpensive substitute from any local store.

Pearls: Layer on the pearls. The more the better.

Basic Black heels.

Cigarette Holder, Black Opera Gloves, and a Tiara: These are easy props to find at Party City or another costume store…Because I doubt that you have these at your house!

Shopping List

Mango dress
£55 - mango.com

Vintage lace high heels
$65 - solestruck.com

Kenneth jay lane necklace
€140 - pret-a-beaute.com

Leather opera glove
$168 - nordstrom.com

Ray-Ban ray ban sunglasses
$145 - ray-ban.com

TIARA crystal hair accessory
$28 - directfashionjewelry.com

What are you going to be for Halloween this year?



  1. That is a fabulously easy costume idea....

  2. Love it! This was always my back-up costume idea in college. I have a vintage black cocktail dress that works perfectly :)

  3. That is perfect! I was a "witch going to a cocktail party" Friday night: black sheath dress, rhinestone and pearl necklace, bracelet and earrings, black heeled mules from my closet. "Velvet" cape and embellished and veiled witch hat from Halloween City. As it was quit chilly, the cape came in very handy!

  4. Now that is a costume I could handle. I haven't dressed up for Halloween since the 6th grade.



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