DIY This Epic Gilmore Girls Group Costume for (Stars) Hallow-een
A true Gilmore Girls fan knows that Thanksgiving 2016 is extra, extra special for one reason: Gilmore Girls Revival! Rory and Lorelai Gilmore are arguably two of the coolest TV characters in history. I admittedly was a little late to the Gilly train — I started watching the show last year when it came out on Netflix. But from episode one, I was hooked. Suddenly I wanted to eat Pop-Tarts all day and talk really fast and drop pop culture references every other sentence.
To gear up for the revival, you and your bestie should dress up as our favorite mother-daughter / best buds duo, Rory and Lorelai, for Halloween. For extra Pop-Tart points, dress more friends up as other characters of the show. Stars Hollow is full of fun, zany characters — it was hard to choose a few to do in this tutorial. In the end, however, it came down to Rory’s boyfriends. Whether you are Team Dean, Jess or Logan, we all agree that dressing up as Rory’s love life would be an epic group costume.
Let’s get to it!
First up are the Gilmore Girls themselves: Rory and Lorelai! Throughout the season, their fashion sense is pretty out there — some for better, some for worse. It was hard to choose which outfit to do, but in the end, I decided to do Rory’s Chilton uniform and a classic ’90s Lorelai get-up.
For Rory’s Chilton outfit, I bought a Woman’s School Uniform Blue Plaid Skirt ($15) from Amazon, a Cat and Jack Boy’s Dress Shirt ($15) from Target and Forever 21 Ribbed Over-the-Knee Socks ($7). Paige, our Brand Partnership Planner, brought her own black flats.
I bought an Olympia Princeton Backpack ($23) for Rory’s classic yellow backpack. To finish off the outfit, I cut a strip of black felt with points at each end and wrapped it around Paige’s neck.
“Who cares if I’m pretty if I fail my finals?”
To nail Lorelai’s ’90s look, I bought an MBJ Turtleneck Pullover ($20) and an MBJ Pencil Skirt ($18) from Amazon. I bought a pair of Jessica Simpson Finnegan Boots ($36), which scream Lorelai Gilmore.
“Go back in your pajamas, go to bed, eat nothing but gallons of ice cream and tons of pizza.” Well said, Lorelai.
Meet the Gilmores and their best friend, coffee.
Which team are you on?
This may be controversial, but I’m Team Dean. Let me clarify, I’m Team Dean Round 1, not so much Dean Round 2.
Dean always had a casual, small-town boy look. I found each piece of the costume (the cargo pants, the beaten up shoes, the green polo and the gray long sleeve shirt) from a thrift store.
Meet Dean: Rory’s first boyfriend. He’s sensitive, kind and helps the Gilmores change their water jug.
Even though I love Dean in Season 1, the chemistry between Rory and Jess is undeniable. Jess’ costume was really easy to put together. I bought a Wantdo Men’s Pu Leather Jacket ($59) from Amazon — Josh brought his own jeans, white shirt, black shoes and smirky grin.
Meet Jess: He’s broody and has a smart mouth. He loves reading and Rory.
Logan is the fanciest of Rory’s boyfriends, and he has a real affinity for wearing sweaters. I bought Logan’s sweater from a thrift store and Paige’s fiance Jon brought his own pants and shoes.
Chilton Rory, meet your future boyfriend, Logan.
Meet Logan: He loves to rebel against the Huntzberger family name. He’s Emily and Richard Gilmore’s favorite boyfriend but Lorelai’s least favorite. He bought Rory a Birkin Bag.
Which boyfriend will Rory choose in the revival?
The gang’s all here!
Just a couple of Gilmore girls snacking on some Pop-Tarts.
DIY Production + Styling: Irene Lee
Hair + Makeup: Misty Spinney
Photography: Kurt Andre
Modeling: Paige Sager, Emelyn Baker, Jon Weber, Trevor Tillman, Josh Hadley
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