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Tippi Hedren in "The Birds" Halloween Costume

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How to Dress Like Tippi Hedren in Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds"
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A good friend dressed up as Tippi Hedren in "The Birds" for Halloween years ago and it was my all-time favorite Halloween costume since.

Here's how to get this look:

You'll need to buy a few birds at a crafts store. Spray paint them black.

If you don't have blonde hair, then get a wig. You'll want one that fits into the 60s-era, which is when this film came out. Muss up the blonde wig so it looks as if you've been attacked by birds.

If you have blonde hair, style it into a classic French twist, then muss it up so it appears you've been attacked by birds.

You'll want a prim suit in any pastel color. Add pearls and proper white gloves. You'll need sensible black shoes and a sensible circa-60s purse. Think Jackie O.

Apply appropriate classic makeup. A nice red lip and false eyelashes will add glamour.

Now here's where the fun begins. You need to muss up your hair and your makeup with fake blood. The idea is that you've been attacked by black birds.

Pin a couple of the birds in your hair with fake blood dripping out of their mouths and onto your hair.

Pin a few birds along your dress in various places. Make sure you apply blood on your clothes to correspond with the bird "bites."

Carry cigarettes and a proper cigarette holder.

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