Kelsea Ballerini Already Wins Halloween 2023 With Her Epic Barbie Costume

The singer-songwriter hosted a costume party in New York City on Oct. 25.
Kelsea Ballerini

Kelsea Ballerini.

Halloween may not be until Tuesday, but Kelsea Ballerini already wins “best dressed” in our book this year. The 30-year-old singer-songwriter hosted a costume party with The Original Donut Shop Coffee in New York City on Oct. 25, and showed off her cowgirl Barbie ensemble on Instagram on Thursday.

In the carousel’s initial image, the “Penthouse” singer donned cowgirl Barbie’s signature cropped pink vest, lace-up bell bottoms, neck scarf and white hat as she strutted along a street at night. Her long blonde locks cascaded over her shoulders as she looked off to the side. She then fluffed her locks in an elevator in another pic, and photographer Rebecca Smeyne also captured a photo of the back of Ballerini’s costume, complete with star-shaped decals on her backside.

“💕🤠 HI BARBIE, HAPPY (early) HALLOWEEN 🤠💕,” the Grammy Award nominee wrote in her caption. She also credited her glam team, including makeup artists Kelsey Deenihan Fisher and Brittany Leslie, as well as stylist Molly Dickson.

We’re not the only ones obsessed with her look, either. Tons of Ballerini’s 3.9 million followers piped in to the comments section to applaud the incredible costume.

“Ok this might be your most iconic look yet slay queen,” one fan wrote.

“Nobody else can top this omg🩷,” someone else noted.

“obsessed with you is an understatement 😍😍😍,” the official CoverGirl brand added.

“You were made for this costume,” another user observed.

In case you’re in need of a last-minute Halloween costume of your own, shop your own cowgirl Barbie getup on Amazon here.

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