Country Music Halloween Costume Ideas

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Eddie Montgomery Costume

Eddie Montgomery (left) with Troy Gentry
Eddie Montgomery (left) with Troy Gentry. Michael Buckner / Getty Images

If you're looking to dress up as one of your favorite country music stars, I've got some ideas of what you should wear to create the perfect costume.

Eddie Montgomery is one half of the country duo Montgomery Gentry. He dresses all in black, and while performing is known to twirl a microphone stand with ease. Best known songs are "Hillbilly Shoes," "Hell Yeah," "If You Ever Stop Loving Me" and "My Town."

Most Distinguishing Clothing:

  • Long black duster jacket
  • Orange cowboy boots

Other Clothing:

  • Black dress shirt
  • Black denim jeans with conchos up the sides of the legs

Props:

  • Microphone stand (to spin)
  • Wide brim black cowboy hat or navy blue do-rag
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Alan Jackson Costume

Alan Jackson
Alan Jackson. Country Music Association

Alan Jackson is a country superstar, best known for hits like "Chattahoochie," "Don't Rock the Jukebox," "Midnight in Montgomery" and "Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning.)" He usually dresses in a Western-style shirt with ripped and faded jeans.

Most Distinguishing Clothing:

  • White cowboy hat
  • Western style shirt (with or without fringe)
  • Ripped and faded denim jeans

Other Clothing:

  • Cowboy boots

Props:

  • Acoustic guitar
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Kenny Chesney Costume

Kenny Chesney
Kenny Chesney. Country Music Association

Kenny Chesney is a country superstar, best known for his island laid-back look, and songs like "She's Got It All," "You Had Me From Hello," "Summertime" and "When the Sun Goes Down."

Most Distinguishing Clothing:

  • Tank top
  • Faded jeans
  • Cowboy hat

Other Clothing:

  • Roper boots
  • If no cowboy hat, can wear a baseball style cap or do-rag

Props:

  • Fake abs (Kenny has a six pack any guy would die to have)
  • Puka shells
  • Electric guitar with a pirate skull & crossbones on it
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Toby Keith Costume

Toby Keith
Toby Keith. Sue Bauman

Toby Keith came on the scene in the early 1990s, and amassed quite a few hits, especially on his debut album, which contained the smash hits, "Should've Been a Cowboy," "He Ain't Worth Missing," "Wish I Didn't Know Now" and "A Little Less Talk, and a Lot More Action."

Most Distinguishing Clothing:

  • Well worn straw cowboy hat
  • Levi jacket
  • Faded wash jeans

Other Clothing:

  • Black t-shirt that says "Top Dog"
  • Roper boots

Props:

  • Bring along a bulldog on a leash
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Blake Shelton Costume

Blake Shelton
Blake Shelton. USA Network

Blake Shelton released his self-titled debut in 2001. This tall, brown-haired, blue-eyed cutie had an immediate hit with "Austin," and has also scored big with "The Baby," "Nobody But Me" and "Home."

Most Distinguishing Clothing:

  • Dark long-sleeve shirt
  • Denim jeans

Other clothing:

  • Roper boots

Props:

  • 5x7 picture of Miranda Lambert
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Willie Nelson Costume

Willie Nelson
Willie Nelson. Jeff Gentner / Getty Images

Willie Nelson is a country icon. He's a rebel, and one of the leaders of the outlaw movement. He wears his red hair long and braided, and usually dresses in casual jeans and a black t-shirt with a bandanna around his forehead. Best known for "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain," "Mama's Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys," "Always on My Mind" and "On the Road Again."

Most Distinguishing Clothing:

  • Black t-shirt
  • Denim jeans
  • Long, red wig (braid hair in pigtails)
  • Short, gray beard

Other clothing:

  • Roper boots
  • Blue or red bandanna worn on head

Props:

  • Fake marijuana joint
  • Beat-up acoustic guitar
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Miranda Lambert Costume

Miranda Lambert
Miranda Lambert. Shelly Fabian

Miranda Lambert came to national attention when she was a contestant and third place finalist on the first season of Nashville Star. She's got a real country rock sound with some in-your-face songs like "Kerosene," "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," "Gunpowder and Lead," as well as the more poignant "More Like Her."

Most Distinguishing Clothing:

  • T-shirt (perhaps with a skull on it)
  • Denim jeans

Other Clothing:

  • Cowboy boots
  • Silver chain with skull pendant

Props:

  • 5x7 picture of Blake Shelton
  • Pink guitar
  • Temporary tattoo of "Don't Mess with Texas"
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Taylor Swift Costume

Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift. Great American Country

Taylor Swift is a rising teen country star, best known for her long curly blond hair, halter-style dresses, and cowboy boots. Her best known songs are "Teardrops on My Guitar," "Tim McGraw," "Should Have Said No" and "Our Song."

Most Distinguishing Clothing:

  • Halter-styled dress
  • Cowboy boots

Other Clothing:

  • Several bracelets on one wrist

Props:

  • Sparkly acoustic guitar
  • Long blond wig with lots of curls (if you don't have long blond hair already)
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Carrie Underwood Costume

Carrie Underwood
Carrie Underwood. Kevin Winter / Getty Images

Carrie Underwood came to country music as the winner of season four of American Idol. She fast became a favorite and has risen to superstar status quite quickly. She doesn't have any set look, but wears a variety of clothes from casual tanks and slacks to designer dresses. She's best known for songs "Jesus Take the Wheel," "Before He Cheats," "Just a Dream" and "Wasted."

Most Distinguishing Clothing:

Doesn't have any specific look.

Other Clothing:

  • "Before He Cheats" look - black halter tank top with red bra straps showing
  • Cropped denim pants
  • Strappy sandals
  • OR - like in the picture - black all-in-one shorts set
  • Strappy sandals
  • Black knit legwarmers

Props:

  • Baseball bat
  • Key chain with a number of keys on it to scratch her name in his leather seat
  • Long blond wig (if you don't have long blond hair already)
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Reba McEntire Costume

Reba McEntire
Reba McEntire. Shelly Fabian

Reba McEntire is a country superstar who has done it all -- singing, acting in motion pictures and in her own TV show, and performing on Broadway in Annie Get Your Gun. The fiery redhead is best known for her songs "Fancy," "Whoever's in New England," "It's Your Call" and "For My Broken Heart."

Most Distinguishing Clothing:

  • She doesn't have a specific look. (But she does have her own clothing line at Dillards.)

Other Clothing:

  • "Fancy" look -- long, red satin dress "with a slit right up to her hip"
  • Red wig with lots and lots of hair, teased to heaven
  • Black heels

Props:

  • Roach crawling across her shoe.
  • Necklace with charm that says "To thy own self be true."
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Dolly Parton Costume

Dolly Parton
Dolly Parton. Matt Carr / Getty Images

Dolly Parton is an American treasure. Singer, songwriter, musician, and actress, Dolly has accomplished so much in her career. Some of her most popular songs include "I Will Always Love You," "Jolene," "Coat of Many Colors" and "9 to 5."

Most Distinguishing Clothing:

  • Dolly doesn't have a specific look.
  • Most always her top is low cut to accentuate her ample bust.
  • Matching skirt to complete the ensemble.
  • OR Sparkly white dress (see picture)
  • Strappy sandals with at least 3" heels.

Props:

  • If not overly busty, wear a fully padded bra.
  • Big blonde wig with a teased hairstyle.
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Shania Twain Costume

Shania Twain
Shania Twain. Frank Micelotta / Getty Images

Shania Twain is the biggest selling country female ever. She's released four studio albums and a greatest hits package in her short career, which started in the early 1990s. Best known for "That Don't Impress Me Much," "Any Man of Mine," "You're Still the One" and "Honey I'm Home." Shania doesn't have a certain look. She goes from casual to glam and always looks great, no matter what.

Most Distinguishing Clothing:

  • Shania is unique. She doesn't have a set look.

Other Clothing:

  • Going for the "Man, I Feel Like a Woman" video look -- black duster coat
  • Black top hat with black netting covering part of face
  • White dress shirt
  • Black tie
  • Very short black mini skirt
  • Over-the-knee black boots
  • Leather (or faux leather) gloves
  • Use lots of black liner to outline eyes
  • OR if you want, you can wear a short black dress (see photo above)
  • Long black leather (or faux leather) gloves
  • Over-the-knee black boots

Props:

  • Microphone on stand