How to Be Chip and Joanna Gaines for Halloween

Learn how to nail the best couples costume of the year.

Remeber this gem? If ever there was an Instagram video that was ridiculously adorable, it's this one:

Thanks for creating and sharing this cuteness, Gina Lee and Becky Hales.

After watching mini Chip and mini Joanna do their thing a couple times (read: at least 10 times), I got to thinking. Hubs and I don’t have a Halloween costume yet; we’re both equally obsessed with Fixer Upper and Chip and Jo attire seems pretty comfortable. After all, they’re both jeans-and-boots kind of people. Also a bonus, we already own most of the components of the costume.

Chip and Joanna Gaines

Chip and Joanna Gaines

How do Chip and Joanna Gaines, hosts of HGTV's Fixer Upper, describe their style? Joanna's three-word explanation: "Simple, clean and unexpected," she says. Chip's take? "Whatever Jo likes," he jokes.

From: Fixer Upper

If you’re a fellow costume procrastinator, consider being the charming Chip or lovable Jo for Halloween. I’m breaking down exactly how to do it.

To Be Joanna:

Designer Joanna Gaines

Joanna Gaines

Joanna Gaines and her husband, Chip, transform homes on HGTV's Fixer Upper

From: Fixer Upper

Photo by: Larsen & Talbert Photography

Larsen & Talbert Photography

The Hair

It all starts with those gorgeous locks. You’re in luck if you have long, dark hair. Middle part it; add some waves and you’re all set. If your natural hair just isn't going to cut it, consider buying a Joanna-esque wig.

Photo by: Wig My Way

Wig My Way

Synthetic Woman's Wig,

The Clothes + Shoes

For your clothing, think casual but cute. Joanna often wears a stylish jacket over a solid-colored shirt. Two great jacket options are the popular military-style jacket or the fitted leather jacket. Tip: To really get in the Joanna spirit, practice working shiplap into casual conversations.

Photo by: L.L. Bean

L.L. Bean

Military-Style Jacket,

Complete your outfit with the jeans-and-boots combo. Joanna loves a good pair of skinny jeans, and she’s known for rocking classic leather boots or trendy booties.

Photo by: Nordstrom


Photo by: Macy's


Citizens of Humanity Skinny Jeans,; Steve Madden Booties,

To Be Chip:

The Top Half

Photo by: Magnolia Market

Magnolia Market

Chip frequently wears Magnolia Market gear, so if you’ve ever wanted to buy Magnolia apparel, now is the time. He usually wears a casual collared shirt or tee, and in the cooler months, you can catch him in a vest or zip-up hoodie. You can’t go wrong with the #DemoDay shirt and Magnolia vest combo.

Photo by: Magnolia Market

Magnolia Market

#DemoDay Tee,; Magnolia Vest,

The Bottom Half

For Chip's lower half, wear mid-wash jeans and leather work boots. Clip some tools to your belt to complete the ensemble.

Photo by: Kohl's


Photo by: Country Outfitter

Country Outfitter

Levi's Athletic Jeans,; Ariat Leather Boots,

Most importantly, don't forget to tell trick-or-treaters that season 5 premieres in November on HGTV.

A Day in the Life of Chip and Joanna Gaines

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Tag along with HGTV Magazine as they spend a day with the busiest twosome in Waco.

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