Friday, October 29, 2010

Your favorite star's favorite Halloween tricks, treats and costumes

Darius Rucker says he usually dresses up for the holiday. "The year before [last], I was a Star Wars Ninja. My son wants us to dress up together this year. He's going to be Robin, so I have to be Batman. I'm very excited about that. [laughs] But Halloween's big for me, because the kids love it. It's my kids' favorite holiday, so anything they're into, I'm into."

When Blake Shelton was a teen, he and a bunch of friends went out "egging" on Halloween, and they hit the wrong car. "The lights came on, and it was a police officer! He started chasing us. I looked back and saw his flashlight tumbling. [He] tripped trying to chase us down. My buddies went back and started hitting him with eggs. To this day they were never caught ... until now."

Luke Bryan has his ideas of what to dress his two sons, ages two-and-a-half and two-months, for Halloween, but his wife doesn't exactly agree with him. "I put in for Bo to be a fisherman and Tate to be a worm, but I don't know if that'll happen!"

Alan Jackson would take his daughters trick-or-treating when they were younger, and he wasn't always happy with the costumes his wife would pick out for them. He recalls one getup that he truly hated. It was an infant costume that made one of the girls look like a little peapod. "I thought, 'Man, that's awful.' But Denise liked it, and I guess it was cute."

Dierks Bentley has a great time dressing up daughter Evie. "She was Yoda last year, and it was almost too eerily of a resemblance! It's probably not the most flattering picture of her, but she was barely one years old and it was just really funny ... She's not the princess type. She is big into Elmo, though, and maybe [this year] she'll dress up like Elmo [laughs], or maybe I will."

Justin Moore is not a big fan of Halloween. "I absolutely hate Halloween," he says. "Everybody makes fun of me because I despise Halloween, and I don't know why. As a child, I was a very serious child, which makes no sense because I'm never serious now. But I never wanted to dress up as a kid."

Taylor Swift loves Halloween, but she doesn't like the seasonal treat. "I'm not into candy corn. I've never understood it. It's too many different tastes," she says. But Taylor does, however, have a strategy for seeking out the best candy. "You always tried to find that jackpot house with the giant candy bars, like the giant Hershey bars or the giant Reeses."

Lady Antebellum's Dave Haywood had an ingenious costume idea one year, but it nearly landed him in the emergency room. "I was a die for Halloween. I had a big cardboard box that I painted white [with] polka dots. I was walking up this big hill and literally fell back down the entire hill, rolling in this giant cardboard box about 50 feet."

James Otto on his Halloween a few years back."I went as 'tough s---,'" he tells The Boot. "I wore a big feces costume with big tough arms and gold chains like Mr. T. It was incredible." And what did his wife, Amy, think of this? "She went as a one night stand," he recalls with a laugh. "She was a night stand with some change on it, and I think a condom and stuff. It was a funny costume."

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