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Easy Lorelai Gilmore Costume for Halloween

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Learn how to create an easy Gilmore Girls-inspired Lorelai Gilmore costume for Halloween with these cheap finds from Amazon that help you create the iconic outfit that she wore when her daughter Rory Gilmore’s first day of school at Chilton.

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Lorelai has some of the best style (and most unique outfits) in all of Stars Hollow, Connecticut, but, arguably her most memorable outfit in Gilmore Girls was this Season One “cowgirl meets businesswoman” look that she threw together in a flash when she woke up late on one of the most pivotal days in Rory’s life. Nothing says, “Welcome to Chilton!” quite like it.

First, before we get to the costume ideas for Lorelei Gilmore, get in the full spirit to recreate Lorelai’s famous look. Below is a scene that features this classic style moment on Gilmore Girls:

Lorelai Gilmore Costume

Below are my top picks for your Lorelai Gilmore Halloween costume. All items are from Amazon for quick and easy shopping. And I specifically focused on looks that match the aesthetic best, are highly rated, and are on the cheaper side of what’s out there in order to keep your Halloween costume affordable.

Pink Tie Dyed T-Shirt


The first crucial piece of this Lorelai Gilmore costume is her pink tie-dyed t-shirt. This particular one is a great match for the real look and is highly rated as well.

Daisy Duke Cut Off Denim Shorts


Part of me has always thought that Lorelai Gilmore would love Jessica Simpson’s memoir, Open Book — perhaps it’s because of these “Daisy Dukes” that were short enough to compel her to throw on an overcoat before entering Chilton and making Headmaster Charleston blush… but we’ll get to that later.

Feel free to wear any denim shorts you already own, or wear these bestselling Levi’s.

Brown Cowboy Boots


Yeehaw! This quintessential Lorelai look wouldn’t be complete without cowboy boots. Even Rory jabbed that she didn’t know the rodeo was in town when she saw them. I especially like the white stitching on this particular option.

Black Coat


And now, the infamous overcoat. It totally makes Lorelai’s last-minute outfit unforgettable. At least it got her into the doors of Chilton, am I right?! The length of this particular option really fits the bill.

Luke’s Diner Mug


Now, while there was no time to stop at Luke’s Diner before racing to Chilton when Lorelai wore this outfit, one thing I still think is the perfect accessory to make it clear who you are dressing as is this Luke’s travel mug. (And maybe even sneak a few sips at the same time!)

Now you know how to create a Gilmore Girls-inspired Lorelai Gilmore costume. Have a happy Halloween!

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