Taylor Swift, Dierks Bentley, Eric Church + More Share Halloween Stories
Tonight, boys and girls of all ages will be celebrating Halloween! To get in holiday spirit, Taste of Country gathered stories about some of your favorite country stars' most unforgettable Halloween costumes, memories and more. Whether you're stuck in an office all day or hanging out at home getting your kids (or yourself) ready for some evening Halloween fun, this list is sure to be a treat to the country music fan. From Eric Church's Big Bird costume to Taylor Swift's Chewbacca suit and Dierks Bentley's mischievous ways on the spooky day, here is what they had to say!
“When I was a kid, I remember I wanted to be the apple from the Fruit of the Loom commercials. My mom helped me make me into a giant apple. I remember getting made fun of as much as you could, but I didn’t care; the mission was candy. I loaded up on candy in my giant apple outfit. I couldn’t even fit through the door!” he tells Taste of Country with a laugh.
Gloriana’s Tom Gossin
“When I was in college one year I was Jim Morrison for Halloween, and I can't really tell you the rest of the night because it was a Jim Morrison kind of night [laughs]! I took on the character full on, and don't remember much more of it … but it was fun,” he admits to Taste of Country.
“Years ago, a few friends of mine and I showed up to a Halloween party as ourselves,” he tells Taste of Country. “That was pretty funny. I wasn’t into the whole costume thing. All the girls dressed up, and we showed up as rock stars!”
“Honestly, the most fun I've ever had was dressing up with Ellen [DeGeneres]. I got to go on the ‘Ellen’ show for her Halloween episode, and she was her magazine cover with Oprah, and I dressed up like Dolly Parton. It was really fun because we were on the Warner Bros. Studio lot, so I got to dig through all these different costumes that they have there, and we put my whole Dolly outfit together,” she shares with Taste of Country. “That was really fun.”
“[One year] I dressed up as 'The Burger King.' I had to kind of piece it together. We just went around town. Nobody knew who I was because I was completely in a big ole mask and everything. It was one of those masks that completely covers your head. It wasn’t like I went half way. I probably got more comments and more people taking their picture with me than I do on the road!” [Quote via The Boot]
“When I was a kid, I was all into fireworks. Growing up in Arizona, we couldn't get them, so we'd have them shipped in illegally. I still remember the name of the guy we'd call. His name was Joe, and he'd bring [them] in [and] ship them in a package with no writing on them. We were all about M-80s in the mailboxes and bottle rocket wars. To me, as a kid, Halloween was fireworks [and] blowing up stuff around home [laughs].” [Quote via Capitol Nashville]
“A good friend of mine lives pretty close to us, and for the last five or six years, we've taken our kids with their kids and just walk around. All the parents dress up, and [one] year I was Elvis. I had the white jumpsuit. It was pretty awesome. I always loved Halloween as a kid, and so I make sure I'm at home for the girls and make it fun for them.” [Quote via The Boot]
“My first year of college, there was this thing that they did every year in Chapel Hill, N.C.: Halloween on Franklin Street. [My friends and I] didn’t have costumes, and didn’t realize until we were on the way that we had to have costumes. So we end up finding this hole-in-the-wall place [that] had Sesame Street outfits. We were Elmo, Cookie Monster, and I was Big Bird. We had great costumes. That year, there was no other Big Bird on Franklin Street!” [Quote via Capitol Nashville]
Lady Antebellum’s Dave Haywood
“I was a die — 1/2 of a pair of dice — for Halloween. I had a big cardboard box that I had painted white and had the polka dots and stuff. I remember I was walking up this hill and literally fell back down the entire hill [laughs], rolling in this giant cardboard box that I couldn’t do anything about because I rolled down about 50 feet.” [Quote via Capitol Nashville]
“I think my most memorable Halloween costume was [when] my best friend Abigail and I dressed up as twin Chewbaccas, which was an actual Halloween costume. It was really, really wonderful. I just am never going to forget it. There was lots of Chewbacca noises being made. People were like, 'You're an abominable snowman.' I'm like, 'It's Chewbacca!'” [Quote via MTV]