A truly classic costume to make is a Holly Golightly costume from Breakfast at Tiffany’s. This is an iconic movie as is the character herself. It can be used as a halloween costume but is much better suited to a fancy dress party.
Holly Golightly Costume – Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Making your own Holly Golightly costume is quite easy. This makes a great last minute costume idea. The clothes you will need are relatively simple with the most difficult part of this costume being her jewellery and cigarette holder. Here is a complete list of everything you will need to make your own Holly Golightly costume.
Holly Golightly Dress
|Possibly the most important item of clothing you will need for your Holly Golightly costume is the iconic black dress the character wears.
This dress should have no sleeves and should be slightly longer than knee length. You may be able to find an actual replica of the dress worn in the movie.
Holly Golightly High Heels
|A simple pair of high heel shoes will be needed for this Breakfast at Tiffany’s costume.
These should be relatively low high heels and they should be black in color.
A pair of formal black leather high heels would work well.
Holly Golightly Cigarette Holder
|No Breakfast at Tiffany’s costume would ever be complete without the iconic cigarette holder that Holly Golightly uses.
This cigarette holder should be quite long. It should actually be much longer than you would expect.
Holly Golightly Sunglasses
|Sunglasses are an optional item for your Holly Golightly costume. With that said they are a really nice touch.
The glasses you choose should have a rounded shape to them and, ideally, should have dark brown frames.
Holly Golightly Gloves
|A pair of formal long black gloves will be required for your Holly Golightly costume.
These gloves should obviously be black and should have a velvet or satin look to them. Ideally they should also be long enough to sit over your elbows.
Holly Golightly Necklace
|A necklace will be needed when making your Holly Golightly costume.
The necklace worn by Holly Golightly in the movie is a pearl necklace. While the pearl necklace the character wears features a large pendant at the front a simple pearl necklace will work just as well.
Holly Golightly Earrings
|When choosing earrings for your Holly Golightly fancy dress you have several choices.
You can choose diamond earrings, simple pearl earrings, or larger earrings which feature a black stone with silver rim.
Holly Golightly Hair Clip
|The final item you will need for this costume is a hair clip.
This hair clip should look as close to what the character wears in the movie as possible. Therefore, this hair clip should appear to have diamonds fixed to it.
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