"Thelma & Louise" Costume Ideas

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Girls tired of the typical vampy Halloween costumes may partner with a friend or sister for a more feminist-friendly outfit, such as drawing inspiration from the famed 1991 film "Thelma & Louise." Played by actresses Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon, the characters remain somewhat interchangeable in terms of costuming, look and style. For true authenticity, spend the evening speaking with Southern accents.



Choose outfits similar to those of Thelma and Louise. Pick a pair of high-waisted acid-washed jeans tucked into a pair of rustic cowboy boots. Add a tank top or sleeveless shirt tied at the belly button. For added warmth on a cool Halloween evening, top the outfit with a light-colored jean jacket.

Hair & Make-Up

Purchase wavy, auburn-colored wigs, suitable for both Thelma and Louise. Try styling the wigs with tousled buns worn low at the neck. Wear bold makeup choices like lavender eye shadow and bright red lipstick. Add a cowboy hat atop the wig or wrap the wig in a silk scarf.



Top the outfit with a host of appropriately-themed accessories. For instance, add a pair of big sun glasses and toy plastic guns to the costume. Although the law technically never captures Thelma and Louise, use a pair of handcuffs to signify the duo's outlaw status.


For a truly grand entrance at a Halloween party, arrive in a rented or borrowed classic car. Although the heroines famously drove a blue Ford Thunderbird in the film, any classic convertible car can stand in for the iconic automobile.