The release of the upcoming revival Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life is right around the corner, and as such, there's a lot of excitement floating around from fans. If you consider yourself to be part of this camp, what better way way to display just how much you're looking forward to your return to Star Hollow than dressing up as the characters from the show for Halloween 2016 with your bestie or bae? And, while there are plenty of characters from Gilmore Girls you could dress up as, I feel it makes the most sense to choose Luke Danes and Lorelai Gilmore, right? They're the perfect couple. This is why I've compiled all of the Luke and Lorelai couples costume ideas for Halloween that you'll ever need. Hopefully, bae is as big a Gilmore Girls fan as you are, or you have a bestie who you can rope in to what could be one of the most legendary outfits of all time.
When it comes to Luke and Lorelai, their style has stayed pretty much the same since the pilot episode. Both have iconic looks, and luckily for fans wanting to make Gilmore Girls -inspired costumes, it's possible to recreate their outfits fairly easily. With his trademark baseball cap and array of flannel shirts, Luke is a casual option for anyone wanting a laid back costume for Halloween. Dressing as Lorelai will give you a lot more options to choose from, but it's still a simple, but awesome, costume choice. Here's how to achieve their effortless looks.
Put The Theme Song On
For inspiration, you need the Gilmore Girls theme on repeat. It'll help you imagine you live in Stars Hollow.
Let's How To Recreate Luke Danes' Look
While he has been known to wear a suit on a special occasion, the majority of Luke's wardrobe seems to consist of flannel, baseball caps, simple t-shirts, and jeans. It really is a classic look, and I fully expect him to be dressed just the same throughout Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life.
So, what do you need?
A Baseball Cap
Any baseball cap will do. Luke always wears his backwards, of course, and for the majority of the show he wears a blue one that Lorelai gives him as a gift.
Blue Baseball Cap, $10.25, Amazon
A Flannel Shirt
Luke has a huge range of flannel shirts, so you likely already have one in your wardrobe that will work. If not, Urban Outfitters has flannel in every color.
Plaid Flannel Shirt, Urban Outfitters, $49
A Plain Tee
Another easy to source item: Luke can usually be found with a plain t-shirt underneath his flannel. Any color will do, and price is not a problem, as they start at $0.99 on Amazon.
Plain Tee, $6.30, Amazon
A Pair Of Boots
Luke usually seems to wear a pair of utility boots in black or grey. Luckily, his footwear is as easy to source as the rest of his outfit.
Steve Madden Men's Boot, $39.72, Amazon
A Pair Of Jeans
I'd be highly surprised if you didn't already own a pair of jeans that would work for this costume but, if not, Forever 21 has a big and inexpensive selection.
Cuffed Slim-Fit Jeans, $24.90, Forever 21
To complete the look, Luke should probably be carrying a coffee pot, considering the copious amounts of the beverage he's served Lorelai over the years. If you don't already have one at home, replacement carafes are pretty cheap on Amazon.
Black & Decker Carafe, $10.41, Amazon
How To Recreate Lorelai Gilmore's Look
Lorelai had so many memorable looks throughout the seven seasons of Gilmore Girls. From her penchant for wrap dresses, to her endless #hairgoals, you'll have so many options if you decide to dress as Lorelai for Halloween. Here are just a few ideas about what you could wear.
Lorelai Gilmore pulled off a plethora of styles throughout the run of Gilmore Girls, but some of her most iconic looks involved hats. One option would be to wear a cute beanie, especially as it might be a little cold in October. This one from Topshop comes in three different colors, all of which I think Lorelai would approve of.
You may need to employ a wig to get Lorelai Gilmore's perfect hair. Or maybe visit your hairdresser to achieve her awesome loose curls. Either way, her brunette hair always looks flawless, so keep that in mind.
Synthetic Brown Long Wavy KeeWig, $25.98, Amazon
A Cute But Quirky Wrap Dress
Lorelai rocked a lot of dresses in Gilmore Girls, but was especially keen on wrap dresses. Luckily, Topshop have many wrap dresses to choose from right now, in a variety of colors.
Ponte Wrap Dress, $44, Topshop
Lorelai is all about layering her outfits, so a cardigan will be a welcome accessory to your costume.
Open-Front Cardigan, $12.90, Forever 21
A Tailored Coat
Lorelai often finished her outfits with a cute coat. She's also partial to a denim jacket, so don't worry if you don't want to wear heavy layers on Halloween. As long as you've included several layers in your costume, you're following Lorelai's guide to fashion.
Tailored Coat, $49, ASOS
You can't go wrong with a pair of leather boots, as you can pair them with just about any outfit.
ASOS Heeled Ankle Boots, $57, ASOS
A Coffee Cup
Whether you carry a mug, or a paper coffee cup, it's essential that you have access to coffee at all times. Why not take the opportunity to invest in a Luke's Diner travel mug?
CafePress Luke's Diner Travel Cup, $14.99, Amazon
Dressing as Luke and Lorelai for Halloween will make you the envy of just about everyone in the world. Plus, you can help promote the new Netflix series, Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life, at the same time. It's a win-win situation.
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