Last Minute Halloween Costume: Tippi Hedren in The Birds


Not sure what to be for Halloween yet? Here’s a last minute costume that’s easy to pull together and totally awesome: Melanie Daniels (as played by Tippi Hedren) in Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds.

My friend Erin went as this one year, then I stole the costume from her a few years later (right after baby was born and I hadn’t quite pulled myself together yet). It took about three minutes to get the elements together and I had a great response at our annual halloween bash. This year my friend Anna (mom of adorable Niko that you’ve seen featured on Prudent Baby before) asked to borrow the get-up, so I forced her to pose for pictures as payment. All you need is an old dress, a blonde wig done up 60’s style (or your own hair), and some dollar store black birds.  Stick a few in your hair…

Glue a few to your dress…

Accessorize with some drips of fake blood (or a lip liner works just as well) and act spooked out all night long!

Think you might give it a try?

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Pat V.

Oh,man, this is awesome! Especially the last photo. That movie really spooked me, back in the day. Thanks for sharing this.

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WOM-MOMS

OMG, Tippi Hedren is my cousin! She and my grandpa are first cousins, so we're 2 removed. Never thought to do this, since we've never tried to copycat anything she's done, but this really is great. Follow us on our blog (my bff) and I'll post up a few pictures of my grandparents with her. ~Ethne Hedren Denham

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Jessica

yeesh, I really wish I had a costume party to go to this year. I would wear this trick r treating, but I think it would freak out my two year old. Maybe I'll just wake up one morning this week wearing it and scare the tar out of my husband.

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