How to become Audrey Hepburn for Halloween

Oct 1, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. ET

Are you tired of always having to buy an expensive costume you'll get use out of for one night? Have no fear! SheKnows is here to help you make an elegant Halloween costume that costs forty bucks and not a penny more.

Audrey Hepburn costume

What you'll need:

  • Black dress
  • Hair bun
  • Pearls
  • Sunglasses
  • Gloves
  • Cigarette holder
  • Tiara
  • Black shoes

Audrey Hepburn costume supplies


Step 1: Black dress

Ladies, it's finally time to pull out your little black dress from the closet. If you don't have a black dress, you can always try Target or H&M. I found a great black dress at H&M for only $18!

Step 2: Hair bun

To get Audrey's hair look, you'll need to get a hair bun, which you can find at any drugstore. If you can't find one, you can always just use a sock. It's easy and simple.

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Step 3: Pearls

Costume jewelry is easy to find anywhere and for a low cost. I wore two pearl necklaces, but it's up to you on how many you would like to add to your costume. I found a set of pearls at a local Halloween store for only $5!

Step 4: Sunglasses

Any pair of sunglasses will do the trick. I would stick to dark black or a dark brown color. If you don't own a pair of sunglasses, you can find a pair at your local Halloween store for under $10.

Step 5: Gloves

In the movie Breakfast at Tiffany's, Audrey wore long black gloves that went to her mid-sleeve. These gloves are easy to find at any of your local Halloween stores. The gloves should be black velvet and will cost around $7.

Step 6: Cigarette holder

In the '60s, a lot of women smoked, so I incorporated a cigarette holder to complete the look of Audrey Hepburn. If you were to look up images of Breakfast at Tiffany's, you would see Hepburn holding one as well. I found my cigarette holder at Party City for only $5. What a steal!

Step 7: Tiara

Everyone loves to feel like a princess, especially if it's acceptable on one of the best holidays of the year. I added a tiara to fully complete the costume look. It's easy to snap in your hair. I found my tiara at Party City for only $1!

Step 8: Black shoes

All right, ladies, this is the last accessory needed to complete the full Audrey Hepburn look for Breakfast at Tiffany's. You can head over to your closet and choose black heels or wedges. If you aren't a heel person, you can always wear black sandals or flats.

Audrey Hepburn costume complete

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