{DIY} Audrey Hepburn – Breakfast at Tiffany’s Costume

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Happy Halloween!
Yes, I am aware it was last week, but I thought I should share the easiest costume I have made to date with you. This is the outfit I wore for All Hallows Eve 2016.

As far as I’m aware every girl has a little black dress, and if you don’t you should probably get one. It’s a wardrobe staple and this costume revolves around one!

For this Audrey Hepburn costume I decided to base it on her famous black dress, pearls and up do look from the opening scene of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, the look is so iconically Audrey! To recreate this look you will need a black dress, midi to maxi skirts work best and having a high neckline whilst being sleeveless is preferable, I decided to wear my $3.50 Lindsay Rib Midi Dress from January’s Supre Haul. You will also require a pearl necklace, looping around your neck a few times if possible, some black flats, a pair of long black gloves, a small tiara (or at least something sparkly to put in your hair), a cigarette extender and a pair of vintage looking glasses, like this pair of Hollow Out Black Cat Eye Sunglasses* from Zaful.

Once you have all the elements for your costume you can then proceed to apply your makeup. When applying your makeup remember that Audrey has a classically undone look about her, keep to subtle products. I used my regular base products followed by my lightest bronzer and matte blush, I also applied a soft brown, matte eyeshadow and a thicker, but not winged upper lid line. Audrey also had quite full brows, which was good for me, I just had to use a brow pencil to make mine look a little longer and curve further around my eye. Audrey always had very thick and full lashes so I also applied a pair of fakes, the Blink Lash Masquerade* lashes and blended them into my natural lashes with mascara. I finished the look off with a nude lip pencil to ensure I was perfectly “undone”.

The hair was definitely the most trying part of this whole costume for me, and it s honestly due to the fact that I decided to chop all my hair off shortly before this tutorial. Basically you want your hair in an up do, with height behind your tiara, and a smaller pouf in front of it, any way you are able to achieve this basic look should be good enough. I had to tie up the very front section of my hair and then push it back on itself and pin it in place to create a pouf. Next I gathered the rest of my hair on the very top of my hair and made it into the fullest looking bun possible, pinning up the wispy ends as I went. I then pulled out my shorter baby hairs from the front of my hair to try and imitate Audrey’s very short bangs. As I said, I really didn’t have much hair to work with, but the end result was still recognisable.

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What do you think of this costume?
Will you be dressing up as Audrey anytime soon?
What did you wear on Halloween?

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*Products kindly supplied for consideration, however all thoughts and opinions are my own.

4 Comments

  1. Amy November 8, 2016 / 10:31 am

    This costume is amazing and you look stunning 🙂

  2. Ashlyn & Sarah November 16, 2016 / 5:42 am

    Yes! This is amazing. You totally rocked this look girl!

    • Kez | acaciasdreams.com November 18, 2016 / 7:48 pm

      Thank you so much Ashlyn and Sarah, that means so much to me xx

      Kez | acaciasdreams.com

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