Trick or Treat Country Style!
Halloween is one of the most fun holidays of the year and country stars get into the spirit as much as you do! Here's how some artists are getting their trick or treat on.
Miranda Lambert hosted a Halloween party at popular Nashville hangout Loser's. And Ran dressed up like her favorite television personality—Honey Boo Boo! Party guests included husband Blake Shelton, Chris Young, Easton Corbin, Rae Lynn and the Pistol Annies' Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley.
Lee Ann Womack did it up big-time when daughter Anna Lise suggested the family dress as characters from the popular Comedy Central show South Park for their party. Lee Ann spent three-and-a-half weeks making papier-mâché heads out of giant fitness balls, newspaper, flour and water and then painted them herself. The results were a pretty believable Cartman, Kenny, Kyle and Stan. Can you guess who is who? Hint: Nobody killed Lee Ann.
Dierks Bentley took an easier road for costuming when his eldest daughter, Evie, decided the family would go as characters from The Wizard of Oz. He tells Country Weekly, "My Tin Man costume came in the mail today. It's a very odd-looking thing. I tried it on and got a good laugh out of all the girls." Evie takes the lead as Dorothy for her costume, and baby Jordan will be the Cowardly Lion.
Love and Theft's Stephen Barker Liles and Eric Gunderson embraced the holiday by attending the CMA Awards radio remotes in costume! The boys tweeted a photo of themselves as woodland creatures in . . . camouflage?
Kelleigh Bannen is a self-professed candy addict, but she'd never blatantly trick-or-treat for herself. Instead, she dresses her pugs, Rugby and Cabell, in costumes and lets them collect the loot—which her husband, Jeff, will undoubtedly hide from her.
Kelleigh's label mate Luke Bryan is also into candy, but he's a bit picky about it. "You can find out a lot about your neighbors by what kind of candy they put out," he says. "Full Snickers bars and Reese's cups, stuff like that. The old popcorn ball of stuff or Dots—you get Dots one time of year and they pull your teeth out."
Trace Adkins and his family got their home ready for trick-or-treaters before he went to New York for his stint on The Celebrity Apprentice. Wife Rhonda tweeted photos of how they go all out.
For Brett Eldredge, not every Halloween was a fun time. When he was just a young boy, his mother foisted a certain set of mouse ears upon him. "I thought to myself, this is so unfair that my brother gets to be a dinosaur and I'm stuck with Mickey Mouse," he groans. "I mean, dinosaurs could eat a mouse in a bow tie in a matter of seconds. Dang it, Mom! I'm still not letting it go."
Hunter Hayes fared a bit better with his creepy costume. He recalls, "One year I dressed up as a skeleton. All you could see was just the bones. I went around and trick-or-treated, but when I got home, I laid down like I was dead—like I was some kind of mannequin or something. And then as the kids would come into the yard, I'd jump up and scare the daylights out of them. It was the best!"
Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles may win best costume out of all the country stars. The very expectant mom-to-be took her look to a very personal level when she painted her belly to look like a pumpkin. She tweeted photos and wrote, "Total pumpkin smuggler. Happy Halloween! Love, me and the lil' punkin."