Avoid The "Mean Reds" With These Creative Holly Golightly Costumes

Bianca Heyward

If you're ever in New York, there's nothing quite like the feeling of walking along Fifth Avenue and stumbling upon the windows at Tiffany's. And if you happen to magically have a doughnut and a coffee in your hands — hey, how'd that get there? — let's just call it serendipity. If this scene sounds familiar, that's because, like us, you, too, are a Breakfast At Tiffany's buff.

And if after watching the rom-com masterpiece based on Truman Capote's novel (and singing along with Audrey Hepburn during "Moon River ") you can't help but feel more Holly Golightly than your actual self, then may we suggest playing the part this Halloween? Here's what you'll need: a pair of black, Godard-style sunglasses, a pearl necklace (Tiffany's not required), a black dress (Givenchy optional), some black gloves, black kitten heels, your favorite morning snack, and... Oh! Don't forget the sassy updo.

Now, if all of that seems a bit much for you last-minute folks out there, fret not, because ahead, we've got every type of Holly Golightly costume you can think of. From the all-outs to the inspired-bys, we hope you meet your inner Hepburn in the middle. See you at Tiffany's.

The wide-brimmed hat with a silk ribbon — classic Holly.

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Some would say it's an outfit fit for a queen (of no-named cats and house parties).

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Stellar use of props as accessories to mimic that iconic opening scene. And, beaucoup bonus points for the "Holly" cup.

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If you can't carry your actual cat on your shoulders, a fake one is kind of your only other option.

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A cheeky sleeping mask and fringe earrings, because why not be stylish even when you're sleeping?

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"Why must one have a reason to dress up?"

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We wonder whether this cat made it out of the house...

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"Nothing very bad could happen to you at Tiffany's."

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For a more casual Holly, this is a perfect Hepburn look that everyone will recognize (just don't forget your flats).

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And the award goes to...

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Because aren't we all a little bit of Holly singing on our fire escapes? No? That one just us? Okay...

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Hey, Fred!

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Anything that comes out of that blue box is worth smiling about, no?

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Or, opt for Holly's rebellious side with the cat mask she wears while stealing from the 5-and-10 store.

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A flowing cream ribbon on a wide black hat is always a good idea — a styling tip courtesy of Hepburn.

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Sleepwear so stylish you can take it out of the house. For real.

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Little black dress, anyone?

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Extra points for the monogrammed cuffs.

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"What, do you think you own me?"

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See, this costume couldn't have taken longer than five minutes to put together.

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Pro tip: If you don't have a cat, how about a baby? Everybody loves cat babies.

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Gloves, the accessory that keeps you warm and fancy as hell at the same time.

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This is how Holly would wear an off-the-shoulder look, for sure.

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"How do I look?"

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Okay, this DIY crossbody is pure genius.

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So, this isn't exactly Tiffany's, but sometimes...you have to improvise.

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Can we all agree that Holly Golightly would have totally rocked a shoelace choker?

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"Did I tell you how divinely and utterly happy I am?"

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We'll take one Holly T-shirt and two croissants, please.

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Finally, you have an excuse to wear makeup to bed.

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