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When it comes to pop culture-inspired Halloween costumes, you can find inspiration from just about anywhere — but if you want to make sure that everyone gets the reference, then it’s best to go with a classic. One look that’s sure to never go out of style? An iconic Audrey Hepburn costume. While most people tend to dress up like Audrey’s character from 1961’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s (since it just requires a little black dress and some chic accessories), Holly Golightly isn’t the only DIY Audrey Hepburn look you can wear for Halloween this year, and if you’re looking for some style inspiration, then you’ve come to the right place.
Dressing as one of Audrey’s most popular characters is a great idea Halloween costume for women who are heading out solo, but many of her movies also feature other big-stars, which means you can easily find inspiration for a matching best friend ensemble or group getup. And, of course, there are plenty of love scenes to go around, which you can recreate for a totally romantic couples costume.
Looking to don a Regency-era costume? Then take on Natasha Rostova from 1956’s War and Peace. In need of a homemade getup you can do at the last-minute? For that, you’ll want to go with Jo Stockton from 1957’s Funny Face. And if you’re feeling meta, you can always dress up as a Big Little Lies character wearing an Audrey Hepburn costume, as inspired by the costume party in the season one finale. Whether you’re hoping to put together an elaborate homemade costume or something simple and sensible, then there’s an Audrey Hepburn-inspired idea out there for you.
So if you believe in pink, kissing, and that happy girls are the prettiest girls, then we’ve got all the best Audrey Hepburn Halloween costumes for you to recreate this year, from popular characters, like Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, to more obscure ones, like Gabrielle Simpson in Paris When It Sizzles.
DIY Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s
If you already have a LBD in your closet, then it couldn’t be easier to dress up as everyone’s favorite window shopper. Just throw on a pair of gloves and a few key pieces of jewelry, and you’ll be good to go.
DIY Princess Ann in Roman Holiday
Want to play a princess undercover? Then throw on a button down shirt and midi skirt to become Princess Ann from Roman Holiday. Bonus points if you pull up to your Halloween party on a Vespa scooter.
DIY Nicole Bonnet in How to Steal a Million
Audrey wears plenty of iconic Givenchy-designed ensembles as Nicole Bonnet in the 1966 heist comedy How to Steal a Million. However, her most memorable look has got to be the black lace ensemble she wears during her secret rendezvous at the Ritz, and it’s easier to recreate than you’d think.
DIY Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady
While definitely not the easiest look to pull off, you can transform into Cockney flower seller Eliza Doolittle from 1964’s My Fair Lady with the help of a long white gown, some strategically-placed ribbons and a comically large hat.
DIY Jo Stockton in Funny Face
For a last-minute costume that you probably already have hanging in your closet, pair a black turtleneck with a pair of black cropped pants, and you’ll instantly become shy shop assistant-turned-muse Jo Stockton.
DIY Natasha Rostova in War and Peace
Though people may mistake you for Daphne Bridgerton in this look, true Audrey Hepburn fans will recognize that you’re trying to emulate flighty young countess Natasha Rostova from War and Peace.
DIY Gabrielle Simpson in Paris When It Sizzles
You may not be able to get your hands on Gabrielle Simpson’s exact pea-green Givenchy skirt suit from 1964’s Paris When It Sizzles, but you can recreate it easily enough with some similarly-colored separates and the right accessories.
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