COSTUME: Classic Film Stars - The Hepburns

This Saturday (like every Saturday), is another fantastic theme night at Fallout. This week is Classic Film Stars. My best friend, Kit McSmash, is a HUGE fan of Audrey Hepburn. Since Kit and I sort of look alike...though I'm taller, I thought it would be fitting for us to go as Audrey (Kit) and Katherine/Kate (me) Hepburn. The nice thing about these film star choices it that their wardrobes are well classic, so it makes putting together a costumes very easy. I don't know what Kit plans to wear, but I plan on wearing something like the below photos...

I know she wore fancier outfits for formal things, but that was not her daily wear in which she is known better for, and also I don't own something similar to her fancy dresses. My plan is to wear a pair of light tan pants (mine have light colored pin stripes and a cuffed hem), a white button down shirt, a light tan collarless jacket (the picture above has a collared one, but there are other pictures of her with collarless jackets. Also, I don't have a light tan jacket with a collar), a plain belt, dress socks and flat shoes (I don't own loafers, but I do have nice black leather flats). The costume is the easy part. The make-up is even simple, very simple. The problem is the hair. I have thick bangs and she had none. If anything, her top front of her hair is slightly puffy. I think I will need to be creative with the help of heavy hold hair products and clips. The curled sides are easier to achieve with a large barrel curling iron.

Moving on, Audrey Hepburn stared in many wonderful movies, but to the general public, the one she is recognize the most for is "Breakfast at Tiffany's". I personally prefer her other outfits only because they are more unknown and still classic. However, again, it's easier for the general public to go with the classic Audrey look of a basic little black dress, long black gloves, black heels, pearl necklace (or costume jewelry equivalent), pearl earrings (or costume jewelry equivalent), a high up do and a small tiara. If you have a cigarette holder, even better. Cigarette holders can normally be found at your local nice vintage shop and costumer. Every woman should have a classic black dress in their wardrobe. As for the gloves and tiara, you can purchase those as Claire's or similar large chain accessory shops. Reason being, prom wear. They are normally available year round, but definitely at prom season. If you don't have the real pearl jewelry that is fine, classic costume jewelry can also be found at major retailers like Claire's and Target. I own both real and faux, but the only reason I on real is because pearl is my birthstone.

The up-do, well I'm no good at those, but a classic french twist could do nicely. Also, the introduction of Bump-its (that plastic thing that makes the crown of your hair larger...also available at Claire's) to the general public, you might be able to easily make one...maybe. Again, hair products are your friend in keeping this look still for the evening (or what ever time of day you might be wearing it). This is also a reason I prefer her other look of tight cigarette pants, a black turtle neck and a pony tail...much easier and more comfortable.

That is all for now. Happy costuming...


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