The term, "Redneck" is one that is considered to be a derogatory slang. Throughout history, it has taken on many definitions. In the earliest years of its usage, it referred to poor farmers that lacked an education located in the southern region of the United States.
Today, to call someone "Redneck" or "Hillbilly" is still derogatory, however they don't care, honestly, they proudly wear the label. Ultimately the whole culture reflects an air of independence, people that live in cut off communities, but communities that are tight. And they love to dress to match the stereotype.
In recent years there has been a growing audience of shows celebrating the redneck lifestyle and culture. For example, shows like Duck Dynasty, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Moonshiners, Bayou Billionaires, Hillbilly Handfishin, Rocket City Rednecks, My Big Redneck Wedding, have increased in popularity. And while you're watching, take some notes.
And fear not, if your stylish enough not to own any of the items that you'll need to make up the outfit, then you just need to go to the thrift store. I guarantee you that a few dollars should be more than enough to cover the entire outfit, head to toe.
Redneck costumes for Halloween and fancy dress parties are becoming more and more popular these days, they are one of the best DIY outfits you can wear. Most people own or have family members that own many items that are ideal for this look.
And in these cash strapped times who doesn't love the idea of not having to fork out a huge chunk of cash on something that can only be worn once. Are if your worried that your outfit might offend someone because of cultural appropriation or racism, well with Rednecks you don't need to worry about offending them. It's impossible. If anything they will be flattered that you're following their style, or lack thereof.
Redneck Costumes are one of the simplest and most creative things to come up with. And who doesn't like looking like an over the top piece of trash every once in awhile. Just for the sheer shock factor. You could also make it a Zombie Redneck if you really wanna turn heads.
If you want to use this as the perfect excuse to go shopping for the perfect outfit, follow these suggestions: A printed polyester robe or something similar. Knee highs stockings or socks for men. Slippers, Sandals, Cowboy boots. Big hair curlers, preferably mismatched, hairnet.
The obligatory hairnet. Plastic, garish jewelry. Funny shaped sunglasses, the more over the top, the better. Fake beards, or if you can just grow your own. Ugly wigs.
If you liked what you see on this page please share with your friends and family. If it doesn't inspire them, it might just make them LOL. But chances are they will want to join you this year in saving money and creating their very own redneck Halloween costume.