Choosing a Halloween costume each year is not something that I take lightly. It requires much thought to capture the essence of the character you wish to portray. A few years ago my subject was the one and only Dolly Parton. I must say this was my favorite costume ever! Should you chose to be Dolly for Halloween, allow me to fill you in on the must have’s to pull off your look.
- First, you must have big, and I do mean BIG, blonde hair. My hair is blonde, but even this Texas girl couldn’t get my real hair big enough for Dolly. I decided instead on purchasing a wig. This one is similar to the style I had and can be found at Amazon.
- I could no longer find my original Express tank top, but anything with sequins would do fine, such as this one.
- My costume consisted of a blue jean jacket similar to this one from Old Navy. Just make sure to have one with extra space as you will need to stuff it Dolly style!
- I purchased my belt at Sam Moon. There are so many options of rhinestone belts there.
- The skirt I originally wore I picked up at Old Navy on sale for $12. This one has a similar look though from Amazon.
- I couldn’t find the exact boots that I had originally purchased. Really any cowboy boots would work if you happen to already have a pair. With Dolly though it is always good to be a little extra sparkly! These are by Miranda Lambert.
The great part about this type of costume is that you likely have many items at home that can be paired together to get the same look. The one must have is, of course, Dolly’s top! To achieve this I used:
And I used lots of it. Just a warning, this gets a little itchy after a few hours. Due to this, I combatted the itchiness by wearing a tube top style top underneath and put the Poly-fil between that and my sequin top so that it wouldn’t touch my skin as much.
Also, if you have access to a guitar that makes a great accessory as well. You can also throw on random pieces of jewelry for more shine. Most importantly remember to smile as big as Dolly!
I hope you enjoyed this how to! Should you decide to dress like Dolly please share your pics!!
46 thoughts on “How to Channel Dolly Parton This Halloween”
What a fun costume – you look great! I love putting costumes like this together each and every year!
Thank you so much Debra! Me too! It is so fun piecing together a look to make it original.
I LOVE Halloween and I totally agree about taking it seriously and getting into character. You only get to be somebody else once a year, you gotta make it count! Cute and simple idea!
Thank you so much Shelby! So true! Halloween is the one day a year we can truly go all out. Why not!
I love this, Dolly Parton is a legend and her attitude towards the way she dresses is amazing! She once said something like, “it costs a lot of money to look this cheap” and this made me love her even more, I would definitely channel her at Halloween!
Charlotte, I completely agree. The fact that she is so unapologetic about her look makes her so loveable. She is truly a gem!
And how am I not surprised at this costume you are wearing?! Looking super Dolly-chic, girl! Love it…
Karen you know me too well! LOL! Thank you so much!
I laughed out loud when I first saw this!! But seriously, this is a great idea and you look adorable!!
Thank you Jena! Dolly certainly isn’t understated! LOL!
This is hilarious! Love Dolly & these are great costume ideas.
I can never think of a good costume for me. This is a great, fun idea!
Thank you so much Amanda! It can be so difficult to think of a costume every year. Some years I just end up buying something, but others I like to put them together from scratch.
Thank you Amanda! It was really fun being completely over the top! LOl!
You’re so cute! I love it very much! It suits your fun personality.
Thank you so much Ron! I appreciate that!
You look so cute and I love your Dolly Parton costume. This is a great how to!
Thank you so much! I appreciate that. It was so much fun to dress up like Dolly!
I believe this is my first time seeing a Dolly Parton costume. I love it!
Thank you!! She was so much fun to dress up like!
Great ideas! I love Dolly Parton! I think she is truly an amazing human being!
Roxanne thank you! I love her so as well. She is such a great role model for her long lasting career, humility, and personality.
Goodness – beautiful!
You are much too kind Intense!! Thank you!
What a cute idea. She is a favorite of mine! I’d have to stuff my bra, lol. But I would love to go as her.
Thank you Kim! LOL Trust me I had an entire bag of stuffing to pull that look off! 😉
Such a great halloween outfit! Halloween is definitely my favorite holiday. You nailed this look!
Thank you Krystel! It was a lot of fun to be Dolly for a day!
What a creative idea! For some reason I don’t ever think about celebrity costumes, but they can be the most fun.
Thank you Rebecca! I usually do something Disney themed, but I had wanted to do the Dolly costume for years before I actually decided to go with it.
I love this! I’ve always had a love for Dolly Parton and this would be the perfect costume! I wonder if I could convince my husband to join up with me and do a fun costume!
Wouldn’t it be cute if he would! I love couples costume, but it is very hard to get the hubby to agree to some of my ideas! LOL! Though he was Prince Eric to my Ariel so I can’t complain too much! Thank you for stopping by my blog!
This is so cute. I am a huuuuuge dolly fan so I LVOE this. Plus, it can be pulled together using items you most likely have laying around the house (I have the sparkly boots and tank top already…whoopps!)
Thank you Taylor! I already had the same things when I put mine together! LOL! You can tell those of us who are Dolly fans,because we don’t have to go out and purchase too much sparkle! 🙂
Girl, you ROCKED this costume! Halloween is one of my favorites as well! I especially love the big blonde wig! You’re adorable!
Thank you so much Donna! Halloween is so much fun to just become someone else for the day!
You did a great job with your costume. You looked adorable and I agree, the hair has to be big and blonde!
Thank you so much! It was so funny with that wig because it was so huge when I first saw it, but it totally worked for Dolly because she is so over the top!
Dolly is such a character! I’m not surprised if people go as her during the Halloween! I think you nailed the look, your costume is on point! Really awesome!
Thank you so much Amanda! I really appreciate that! She is such a fun character to be for a day!
You look awesome! What a simple but amazing Halloween costume, I love Dolly!
Christina thank you so much!! Isn’t Dolly the best!? She was my favorite costume ever!
Oh my goodness! You nailed this Dolly costume! Such a fun idea for a last minute Halloween costume!
Thank you so much! I am so glad you liked it!!
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