How to Be a Gift from Tiffany & Co.
Now I am not literally saying that you need to look like a box here, in fact I am advising against that. You don't want to have to drive around or navigate your way through a crowded room while wearing a box. If you have gotten a gift from Tiffany's before you know it comes in that beautiful box that is Tiffany Blue [yes they really trademarked that name], it has "Tiffany & Co." printed on the top of the box, and it has a white ribbon tied neatly around it.
To create this look, you will need a nicely fitted, longer t-shirt that is robin's egg blue or as close to Tiffany Blue as you can get. Next you will need to carefully write Tiffany & Co. on the front with fabric paint using a photo or one of their actual boxes as a reference for the font. Once the paint is dry, put on the t-shirt and take a long piece of white ribbon and tie it around the small part of your waist. Pin the ribbon to the shirt on the seams on each side and make a few white stitches there once you have taken the shirt off. This will ensure that you're not constantly adjusting your ribbon all night on Halloween night. All you need now is a nice pair of black pants
How to be Holly Golightly
Hair: I've never been the best at doing my own hair let alone trying to explain to someone else how to do their hair. This website does a great job of explaining the whole process of getting the "pineapple" hairdo and it will confuse you much less than my explanation would. You are also going to need a small tiara for your hair, I suggest the ones that are attached to a comb so it sits further back and will stay put all night.
Makeup: This is another thing that I feel could better be explained by someone else... Especially since there is actually this video that does an amazing job explaining it so you would have a really good visual guide. Seeing is better than reading and trying to interpret for makeup because with my instructions you would probably end up looking ridiculous. The video even shows you how to properly shape your eyebrows and is a must-see if you are trying to duplicate Audrey Hepburn's look from Breakfast at Tiffany's.
The Little Black Dress: There is a prepackaged costume of Holly Golightly that comes with a dress, hat, and gloves, but frankly I think it looks cheap and if you are going to be Holly Golightly, you should do it right! There are black dresses at almost every store so you should be able to find something suitable. You should try to find something that is black [of course] with a boat neck and the bottom of the dress should fall just at your knees. Try to find something as close to this criteria as possible, or if you are feeling really adventurous, you can make your own. This blog has a guide to which patterns you could order that are similar to dresses that Audrey Hepburn has worn in Breakfast at Tiffany's and other movies.
Accessories and Props: You should try to find black opera gloves and a long cigarette holder. Layer together a few pearl necklaces and, if you want to look more authentic, attach a broach to duplicate the look of the pendant that Audrey wore on her pearl necklace. Whatever you do, don't forget that tiara that I mentioned before. You are also going to need some medium sized stud earrings that match your broach and tiara as closely as possible. As for your shoes, you will need black heels, I would go with kitten heels with closed toes so they are easy to walk in and no one will be stepping on your toes. You might want to get a hat, but it is really up to you. I would choose either the hat or the tiara and I think the tiara would be prettier and easier for Halloween.
Hopefully I have helped you find a costume that is classy and beautiful for Halloween. Whether you choose to dress up as Holly Golightly or a gift from Tiffany's, you will be sure to stand out in a crowd full of people who bought their costume in a bag!
I also published this piece on AssociatedContent, but the beautiful visuals are not available there so I felt the need to post the whole article here