10.25.2012

DIY Couples Costume: Holly Golightly & "Fred"


I had a lovely reader request I do a Holly Golightly Sleep Mask DIY from Breakfast at Tiffany's. Little did she know, that was my costume last year for Halloween:) I realized I never posted the DIY so if you need a last minute, easy, and fun couples costume idea, here you go! This is a great alternative to the popular black dress costume from the movie. 

Please note: this DIY is for the costume version of the mask not sleep version;)

Materials:
Thick cardstock
Tiffany blue fabric (cotton or satin)
Gold Metallic Velvet Trim (1/2- 3/4 inch)
Gold Ribbon (I used wire ribbon)
2 Big blue rhinestones (can find in the childrens craft section)

Instructions:
1. Using a tape measure, measure the width of your left temple to right temple. This will be the width of your mask.
2. On your thick cardstock paper, draw a line the same width. Draw your mask shape based of this. Cut out and place over your fabric. 
3. Draw around the mask shape leaving a two inch space so that your fabric will fold over the back. Cut out the fabric piece.
4. Tightly pull and wrap fabric over the cardstock cut out and hot glue the folds on the back. Do this slowly so there are no air pockets or wrinkles. 
Cut your eyelid shapes and repeat fabric and glue instructions. The extra edge on the fabric will be glued to the mask.
5. Hot glue your rhinestones where you want the eyes to be. (Widely placed.) Hot glue the eyelid shapes over the blue rhinestones so that the bottom of the rhinestones peek out slightly.
6. Measure out your metallic velvet trim to fit the width of your eyelids and cut. Cut slits along the edge for the eyelash effect. Hot glue to the rims.
7. Glue your gold braided trim around the edge of the mask.
8. Use the gold glitter glue to make the eyebrow arches. Let dry thoroughly.
9. Measure out your ribbon and cut two equal lengths long enough to tie around the back of your head.
Hut glue between trim and fabric or staple to the back along the edge.

And you are done! I still have the mask in tact to pull out for future use.


For the Rest Holly Golightly's Costume:
Trench coat or Mens button down shirt
Black leggings
 Ballet Flats
Gold Tassel Earplugs:
2 Gold Tassels (from upholstery aisle at Hobby Lobby)

For Paul "Fred" Varjack's Costume:
(Fred where's about the same thing the whole movie)
Tweed Jacket,
Skinny Tie (We couldn't find one in time)
Trousers
A pack of cigs
Parted and combed hair



This couples costume was for the Young-Old Hollywood Party we threw last year.
We had such a blast. I will have to show you sometime when we dressed up as Pocahontas and John Smith...probably our all time fave.

What are you going to be for Halloween this year?! Do you dress up?



40 comments:

  1. I adore this! What a fun costume idea! You look gorgeous :) xo

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  2. That is such a fantastic idea, wish I had a boyfriend just so I could do this (although my ex has a very suitable jacket). Ah well, we're all going as dolls on our halloween night out!
    www.dreamsinapoppyfield.blogspot.com
    xox

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  3. OH! One of my favorite movies EVER. Lovely idea!

    danielle of detrimentalbeauty.com

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  4. Also, you make an adorable Holly Golightly.

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  5. This was my costume last year! (I got my mask on fredflare.com, but making one sounds fun and easy!) I thrifted a men's shirt, had my MIL take it in, wore it with VERY short shorts, and nude flats.

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  6. Seriously adorable! You're such a DIY Diva!! We were thinking Patti LaBelle & Micael Macdonald...not nearly as chic as Holly & Fred but could be a lot of 80's fun - Patti's hair was SO big & her eyeshadow was SO blue. Lol. I'll keep u posted!

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    1. Pati LaBelle is pretty diva to me! So awesome! Have fun!

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  7. YOu all look adorable! And of course the cigarette is the finishing touch! Hope you and your readers can stop by and enter my Novica giveaway! It's a great way to support artists around the world!

    www.chattafabulous.blogspot.com

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  8. This is such an adorable couples costume idea! You two pulled it off so well :) This makes me want to search a little harder for a costume party to attend!

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  9. This is just the best!! It's my favorite movie of all time and you guys pulled the look off perfectly! Love it! xo

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  10. What a great idea! I love love love it!

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  11. Cute! Good spin on a classic favorite. Talk about a comfortable Halloween costume!

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  12. Best costume ever! I love this, you are so creative. -Heidi

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  13. One of my favorite movies!! LOVE this costume!!!

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  14. You guys look amazing! Love love this costume. Oh Fred, Fred baby!

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  15. Anna! This is so incredible! You both totally look like the characters. I feel like you really need to share the Pocahontas/John Smith outfits before Halloween. Dying to see!

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  16. Absolutely in loveee with this costume!! So appreciate that you dressed as Holly, but didn't go for the more typical black dress, pearls look. So cute!!

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  17. This is a seriously adorable couple's costume idea!

    Love the mask! For my daughter's spa birthday party this summer I had all the girls make sleep masks inspired by her mask in the movie. So fun!

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  18. Oh my god!! This is so freaking cute! I need to try this!!

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  19. You look so much like Audrey in the last picture! Possibly one of the cutest costumes I've seen. Reading your blog is always so refreshing and inspiring in the best way!

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  20. love the mask! i wish more people around here got into halloween but sadly, no, we haven't had an occasion to dress up for it in a long time (I suppose we could always start one).

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  21. this is kinda the bomb diggity. love it!

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  22. i love the couples costume! so creative


    www.studentswife.com

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  23. Oh my gosh the two of you look adorable, mainly you!!

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  24. SO fun! I opted for a member of One Direction for my students. Little do they know that five of their favorite teachers will become their favorite boy band. I obviously will be the one with the striped top and the colored pants.
    LOVE anything Audrey but unfortunately my little teeny boppers won't get it.
    xoxo

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  25. Ah, I love this. Stunning couple and fun costume concept. I'm going to try this DIY mask, it is just too cute.

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  26. Love the costume. BTW, Paul's last name is Varjak.

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  27. Cutest little DIY mask! Your costumes are adorable.
    xx
    The Fashionable ESQ
    http://www.thefashionableesq.blogspot.com/

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  28. I love this idea for a couples costume! And yes, very refreshing from the usual little black dress version more commonly seen. -jb.

    http://madewithlovebyjackieb.blogspot.co.uk/

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  29. I went as Holly this weekend. I wore the dress and hat from the beginning of the movie rather than the long black dress and cigarette holder from the middle. I considered doing this when I remembered you had made the mask and such. :) It was funny because my husband and I met another couple at the party/event we were attending, and our friend's wife was dressed as Holly Golightly, too! AND THEN WE FOUND TWO MORE! So the move of us Audrey's got our photo taken together. :) I was the only one with the hat though!

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  30. I'm obsessed with this costume. She looks adorable and steals the show. I just found your blog and I absolutely love it!!

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  31. Too freakin cute. It's not the typical outfit that everyone thinks of when they hear, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and I LOVE that. Good job!

    xo Ashley
    luckylittlebird.blogspot.com

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  32. Obsessed with this idea and had to share it in my post today and linked to you. Have a wonderful Halloween!

    http://katieokeefeblog.wordpress.com/2012/10/31/spooktacular/

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  33. i LOVE this DIY costume idea, you guys are too cute! I just wish I had seen it before halloween :)

    xo SideSmile,
    Ashley

    SideSmile Style Blog

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Love hearing from each of you. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts! <3

 
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