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Learn how to create an easy Gilmore Girls-inspired Luke Danes costume for Halloween with these cheap finds from Amazon for both women and men that help you create the iconic outfit he wore nearly every episode of the show.

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This beloved owner of Luke’s Diner isn’t exactly known for fashion and style in Stars Hollow. Rather, his looks are that of a classic American male. Below is a compilation of quintessentially “Luke” moments on Gilmore Girls which showcase his famous looks:

Luke Danes Costume

Below are my favorite items for your Luke Danes Halloween costume for both men and women. 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.

Baseball Cap

First, Luke Danes is known for always wearing his backward baseball cap at the diner, and this plain, unisex, adjustable one fits the bill. I prefer navy for this costume, but it comes in a variety of colors to choose from.

Plaid Flannel Button-Down Shirt

Nothing says Luke Danes like a plaid flannel button-down shirt. Buzzfeed compiled a list of SEVENTY-FIVE plaid shirts that Luke wore during Gilmore Girls, some numerous times.

So, you really can’t go wrong with ANY plaid flannel button-down shirt, but this Amazon Essentials plaid button-down shirt is highly rated and comes in dozens of options to choose from (I prefer red and blue the best for Luke).

It’s technically a men’s shirt so women can size down to wear it.


Luke is a denim guy, through and through, and I selected a few curated options from the classic American Levi’s brand, for both men and women, that I felt matched his very basic, comfortable aesthetic: regular fit for men and boyfriend fit for women.

However, feel free to wear any jeans you already own for your Luke Danes costume!


The final major component of your Luke Danes Halloween costume is a standard flat brown boot. Above are two great options that give the look of a work boot for both men and women.

However, I think you can also get away with wearing any sneakers you already own!


Now, for the fun part. In my opinion, a good accessory or two can really make or break a Halloween costume, especially since they can really help clarify who you are dressing as.

A few accessories that can work really well for your Luke Danes costume are a classic glass carafe (filled with Luke’s Diner coffee, of course) and/or a dish towel (slung over your shoulder).


This Gilmore Girls-inspired Luke Danes costume is a nod to the steadfast, plaid-clad, coffee-distributing heart of Stars Hollow. It’s not just about the cap and flannel but channeling the gruff exterior and golden-hearted nature of the beloved character. It’s a fun way to pay tribute to his charm.

If you loved this Gilmore Girls costume idea, you will love these posts including more Gilmore Girls costumes:

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