The year 2019 has blessed us with an abundance of memes, sensational scammers, and viral celeb moments—all ripe for the picking this #SpookySzn. ELLE.com is here to help you win Hallowmeme with our complete guide to costumes for people who love the Internet.
Who is Lil Nas X/what are Yeehaw TikToks?
If you haven’t heard “Old Town Road” blasted during every social gathering, awards show, and commercial since Lil Nas X’s viral TikTok in December 2018, truly where have you been? In July, the song, which was jolted to success through the video app, broke the record for most weeks spent in the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
One major reason for that record-smashing number, which put 20-year-old Lil Nas X atop a record previously held by Mariah Carey, is the proliferation of the ear worm on TikTok. Memes typically include people going about their daily lives before Lil Nas X sings, “I got the horses in the back,” which prompts a Western-wear transformation. The part-time cowboy has also made history as the first artist to ever come out while having a number-one record at the time.
You should wear this costume if…
You’ve committed to listening to more than three of “Old Town Road’s” numerous remixes. (If you haven’t heard, he likes to release one from time to time…)
How to get it:
Luckily, the artist breaks down several items to secure to replicate his yeehawnsemble. He name checks a Gucci cowboy hat, boots, and Wrangler jeans. In May, Lil Nas X capitalized on the shoutout and designed his own line with Wrangler. So if you really want to commit to the part, it may be worth the investment. Other than that, you’ll need a plaid shirt, cowboy hat, boots, and a lasso. As with the rapper’s most ambitious outfits, the more bedazzled, sequined, or embellished, the better. All that’s left to do is locate said Old Town Road to showcase your look.