Like most girls who've been exposed to Audrey Hepburn at a young age, I became obsessed with Breakfast at Tiffany's, particularly with the sheer elegance of the character (and her enviable wardrobe). Being a brown-eyed brunette myself, dressing up as Holly Golightly "someday" had long been a plan of mine.
Finally, I got my chance for a Breakfast at Tiffany's Homemade Costume. My second year of college, I had a roommate who had THE dress. The perfect, Little Black Dress I could wear as Holly Golightly. It was a vintage piece she picked up in CA, where she's from. She agreed to let me borrow it, since it fit me nicely, and the rest of the costume came together easily from there.
When I was 12, my grandmother had bought me the Audrey Hepburn Breakfast at Tiffany's Barbie doll, and that was what I looked to in taking my cues for what the costume required. I picked up the tiara ($12) and cigarette holder ($3) from a costume shop, both of which were essential to making the look work.
The necklace (which you unfortunately can't see very well in the picture) was another borrowed bit. It's a costume piece, three strings of faux pearls attached to a jeweled brooch in the center, much like the necklace Hepburn wore in the movie.
The shawl was particularly dear to me, since a friend's mom had made it for me a few years ago. The gloves and the wrap were both leftovers from my high school formal days, and the shoes were my standard, black, all-purpose heels.
I've never put together such a costume so easy, classy and easily-recognizable. It was a huge hit!
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Homemade Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany's Costume
I LOVE Audrey Hepburn movies so naturally I was dying to recreate the iconic Holly Golighty.
I started this Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany's Costume with a LBD (little black dress) and black pumps I had in my closet. At a costume store, I bought some pearls, long black gloves and a cigarette holder. I found the perfect little crown at Claire's and my costume was complete! I kept the makeup natural and put on some false lashes. Since I had the dress and the shoes, the whole costume cost me about $20. It was a lot of fun being something so different and everyone got a kick out of me playing beer pong in it!
This is a Homemade Audrey Hepburn Costume when she was in Breakfast at Tiffany's. I wore a black dress, black sunglasses, and flat pointy shoes that I already owned. I purchased long black gloves and a (fake) pearl necklace at a costume store, along with a long cigarette holder.
I also bought nylons to be more true to the times. I slightly teased the top of my hair and then pinned it back into a bun. Overall it is a very simple costume to put together, and I received many compliments!