I’ve always loved Halloween; getting dressed up in costumes and becoming a different character with makeup and accessories. Our close family friend owned a Hallmark shop and she would always send me (and still often does!) the cutest Halloween cards, filled with confetti and glitter. I adore all the classic Halloween movies. And getting candy at every turn isn’t bad either.
If you’re like me, you don’t want to spend too much on your costume… They can get so expensive! So here’s an affordable costume you can easily put together at home that gives a nod to one of my favorite films, Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Can we ever forget Holly Golightly opening her apartment door after a late night, vintage tassels dangling from her ears and a quirky eye mask perched atop her forehead?
If you want to recreate the look, here’s what you’ll need…
- Tassel Ear Plugs: These vintage-inspired tassel ear plugs were designed to make any sleeping beauty look glamorous while getting her rest. Holly Golightly wore them during the day while catching up on sleep after a long night out. I found mine here and they can be purchased as a set with the eye mask or individually.
- Felt Eye Mask: In my opinion, the most important part of this costume! (Of course, that could be because I’m also fascinated with wearing it to bed!) Holly wore this felt eye mask with gold details to sleep. As I mentioned above, you can purchase the eye mask here as a set with the ear plugs or by itself.
- Men’s Tuxedo Shirt: If you can, borrow a tux shirt or dress shirt from your favorite guy. You can also buy fairly affordable tux shirts here and dress shirts here. For sizing purposes, J told me he has a 42/43 inch chest and his tux shirts are perfectly baggy on me. You really can’t go wrong… The baggier, the better as it will make for a more dress-like outfit. If you find that the shirt is too short, simply add opaque tights with heels as if you’re half-dressed from the night before.
- Cat Eye + False Lashes: Holly wore winged liner and thick false lashes for most of her looks. Get her look by lining your top lid with liquid liner and adding dramatic lashes. Tease the top section of your hair and pin it back for a half-up do with lots of volume on top.