Halloween costumes inspired by classic movies

Halloween is just a few days away! Why not add some Classic Hollywood to the holiday? Here are some costume ideas with a little movie twist.









Rick Blaine in Casablanca 

Rick Blaine’s iconic trench coat is a wardrobe staple that never goes out of style. With it being fall, you’re bound to find one at any clothing store. Pair that with a fedora and a manilla envelope for your letters of transit and you’re set. Here’s looking at you, kid!







Melanie Daniels in The Birds

Who wouldn’t want to be a Hitchcock blonde? Melanie Daniels’ emerald green dress suit from one of Hitchcock’s most memorable thrillers is a color that’s flattering on everyone. It’s a classic 60’s look but add her blonde locks and crows, you have the full package. What I like about this costume is it can be casual or gory depending on what type of mood you want to project on Halloween.








Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Everyone associates the little black dress from the opening scene of Breakfast at Tiffany’s with the film which is a travesty to Hubert de Givenchy! There are so many memorable costumes from the pink dress with tiara and the big hat Holly Golightly wears when she visits Sing Sing. Stand out above the crowd with this simple costume from the scene where Holly meets her neighbor Paul Varjack for the first time. All you need is an oversized white button down shirt and a turquoise sleep mask which you can easily make.


Jack Woltz from The Godfather

Okay, I know The Godfather isn’t ‘golden-age’ cinema but it’s a classic film nonetheless and I couldn’t resist this idea. Horse head masks have become so popular in recent years and this is a clever way to use one instead of just dressing up as a person with a horse head. I can imagine the pajamas are easy to find as well. This will definitely turn heads to one of the most memorable and disturbing moments from the film.

What are some of your favorite classic film-inspired Halloween costumes? Let me know in the comments below!


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