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.
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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Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!