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Halloween is around the corner and there’s usually one place most of us turn to for inspiration, Hollywood. The amazing transformations, the shocking outfits, the humorous get-ups, it’s all there and it’s a sight to see.

Here’s a list of some of the most iconic celebrity costumes of all time.

1. The Hallow-Queen

Heidi Klum as an old lady with white hair and prosthetic makeup.
Heidi Klum as an old lady with white hair and prosthetic makeup.

No one does Halloween better than Heidi Klum, and this disguise was probably one of her most iconic.

2. The funny punny couple

Sarah Hyland and Wells Adam as 'Taco Belle', with Wells dressed as Belle from Beauty and the Beast and Sarah as a taco.
Sarah Hyland and Wells Adam as ‘Taco Belle’, with Wells dressed as Belle from Beauty and the Beast and Sarah as a taco.

Sarah Hyland and Wells Adams as “Taco Belle”. Love a good pun on Halloween and these two are especially cute.



 

3. Pouty perfection.

Heidi Klum as Jessica Rabbit, with bright red hair, a voluptuous red dress and prosthetic makeup.
Heidi Klum as Jessica Rabbit, with bright red hair, a voluptuous red dress and prosthetic makeup.

Heidi Klum as Jessica Rabbit was such an iconic costume. Not only did she spend hours getting into the look, she pulled it off to perfection!

4. Barbie Bey

Beyonce as Barbie. She's wearing a black and white bathing suit in pink Barbie packaging, posing as the doll still in the box.
Beyonce as Barbie. She’s wearing a black and white bathing suit in pink Barbie packaging, posing as the doll still in the box.

Beyonce as Barbie was such a sight for sore eyes. To top it off, she looked absolutely gorgeous.

5. Go as a snack

Katy Petty looking funny, dressed as an orange Cheeto. She's wearing head-to-toe orange and holding a bag of Cheetos.
Katy Petty looking funny, dressed as an orange Cheeto. She’s wearing head-to-toe orange and holding a bag of Cheetos.

Katy Perry as a Cheeto isn’t something I’ll forget anytime soon. I mean, how creative is this costume?

6. The Troll family

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel with their daughter transformed into Branch, Poppy and Lil’ Branch from the Trolls. Justin is all blue in the leafy vest, matching his daughter, while Jessica is all pink wearing a teal dress and pink Troll hair.
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel with their daughter transformed into Branch, Poppy and Lil’ Branch from the Trolls. Justin is all blue in the leafy vest, matching his daughter, while Jessica is all pink wearing a teal dress and pink Troll hair.

It was awesome to see Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel with their daughter as Branch, Poppy and Lil’ Branch from the Trolls. Especially since Justin is also the voice of Branch!

7. The 90s are back

Jessica Alba and Kelly Sawyer dressed as Romy and Michele from the movie with the same title. They're in shimmery blue and pink outfits respectively, with golden platform heels and big blond hair. Very 90s outfits, just like the movie.
Jessica Alba and Kelly Sawyer dressed as Romy and Michele from the movie with the same title. They’re in shimmery blue and pink outfits respectively, with golden platform heels and big blond hair. Very 90s outfits, just like the movie.

Jessica Alba and Kelly Sawyer as Romy and Michele just brought back the 90s while making this an awesome costume for besties.

8. A yum bun in the oven

Liv Tyler, looking cute, dressed as a stove with a bun in the oven, because she was pregnant during this Halloween.
Liv Tyler, looking cute, dressed as a stove with a bun in the oven, because she was pregnant during this Halloween.

This iconic costume by Liv Tyler back when she was pregnant with her son is such an iconic costume for any mom-to-be!

9. I’m a star

Lance Bass dressed in denim jeans and jacket, as himself during his N'Sync days. He has a #TBT poster pinned to his jacket, as a tongue in cheek reference to his costume.
Lance Bass dressed in denim jeans and jacket, as himself during his N’Sync days. He has a #TBT poster pinned to his jacket, as a tongue in cheek reference to his costume.

Lance Bass as himself was hilarious yet so on-point. Why go as anything else if you’re already famous, right?

 

10. Such a treat.

Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen, the cute couple, are dressed as Avocado Toast. Gisele is the toast wearing a picture of one on her shoulder, as Tom stands behind her dressed as a giant avocado.
Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen, the cute couple, are dressed as Avocado Toast. Gisele is the toast wearing a picture of one on her shoulder, as Tom stands behind her dressed as a giant avocado.

The cute couple, Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen, as Avocado Toast was such a fun twist on costumes.

11. Oh no Anna!

Kirsten Bell is dressed as Elsa in a blue Frozen gown, with a crown. She has a sardonic expression on her face as she is actually the voice of Anna in the movie.
Kirsten Bell is dressed as Elsa in a blue Frozen gown, with a crown. She has a sardonic expression on her face as she is actually the voice of Anna in the movie.

Kristen Bell as Elsa was hilarious just because she’s actually the voice of Anna in the film. The things we do for our kids, right?

12. Modern Markle

Eric Stonestreet dressed up as Meghan Markle is worth a double take! He's wearing a blush pink skirt suit with a wide brimmed pink hat, and a dark-haired wig.
Eric Stonestreet dressed up as Meghan Markle is worth a double take! He’s wearing a blush pink skirt suit with a wide brimmed pink hat, and a dark-haired wig.

Eric Stonestreet as Meghan Markle is everything. I love him in any role, but this costume was a clear winner.

13. You’ve got good jeans

Meredith Vieira, Savannah Guthrie, and Jenna Bush Hager are dressed as 'Mom Jeans'. The Today's hosts are wearing actual mom jeans, matching white sneakers and posing coyly with their derrières sticking out.
Meredith Vieira, Savannah Guthrie, and Jenna Bush Hager are dressed as ‘Mom Jeans’. The Today’s hosts are wearing actual mom jeans, matching white sneakers and posing coyly with their derrières sticking out.

Meredith Vieira, Savannah Guthrie, and Jenna Bush Hager as Mom Jeans was such a tongue-in-cheek costume. The Today’s hosts really nailed the look.

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14. Double trouble

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka dressed up as the Olsen twins, with all-black outfits, long blond wigs, pouty makeup and cigarettes in hand.
Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka dressed up as the Olsen twins, with all-black outfits, long blond wigs, pouty makeup and cigarettes in hand.

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka as the Olsen twins is a look I won’t forget anytime soon.

15. Whatever!

Lupita Nyong'o dressed up as Dion from Clueless. she's wearing the iconic black and white tartan mini skirt and jacket set, with a red cardigan over a white t-shirt. Her hair is braided and she's wear Dion's signature nose ring and black and white hat, as she pretends to talk on a mobile handset from the 90s.
Lupita Nyong’o dressed up as Dion from Clueless. she’s wearing the iconic black and white tartan mini skirt and jacket set, with a red cardigan over a white t-shirt. Her hair is braided and she’s wear Dion’s signature nose ring and black and white hat, as she pretends to talk on a mobile handset from the 90s.

Lupita Nyong’o as Dion from Clueless was such a simple yet iconic look. I mean, who doesn’t love that movie?

16. Klum again.

Heidi Klum transformed into Fiona from Shrek, wearing the velvet gown, red wig, little tiara and the green full body green prosthetic makeup.
Heidi Klum transformed into Fiona from Shrek, wearing the velvet gown, red wig, little tiara, and the green full body green prosthetic makeup.

Heidi Klum as Fiona from Shrek was the stuff of hours of makeup and so much creativity.

17. Rita who?

Rita Ora transformed into Post Malone with his signature tattoos, curly hair and full beard. she's wearing a denim embellished jacket over a yellow shirt, cigarette and beer in hand. It is almost impossible to tell that it's Rita under the get-up.
Rita Ora transformed into Post Malone with his signature tattoos, curly hair and full beard. she’s wearing a denim embellished jacket over a yellow shirt, cigarette and beer in hand. It is almost impossible to tell that it’s Rita under the get-up.

Rita Ora transformed into Post Malone and almost impossible to recognize! Now that’s a great look.

18. Absolutely heavenly

Michael Kors dressed up as the The Garden of Eden, wearing a suit with apples and leaves on it, a snake around his neck, a red mask with horns, while holding an apple.
Michael Kors dressed up as the The Garden of Eden, wearing a suit with apples and leaves on it, a snake around his neck, a red mask with horns, while holding an apple.

Michael Kors was amazing as The Garden of Eden. Who would’ve thought this would have made such an epic costume?

19. Costume as art

Natalia Vodianova as a Jeff Koons balloon animal, was unique and beautiful. She's wearing a red outfit made up of baubles, headgear with the same, and green leather knee-high boots to complete the look.
Natalia Vodianova as a Jeff Koons balloon animal, was unique and beautiful. She’s wearing a red outfit made up of massive baubles, headgear with the same, and green leather knee-high boots to complete the look.

Natalia Vodianova as a Jeff Koons balloon animal is the stuff of artsy dreams. So iconic!

20. Mr. and Mrs. President

Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry dressed up Bill and Hillary Clinton. The prosthetic makeup completely transformed their faces and Orlando is wearing a grey suit, while Katy is wearing Hillary's iconic red suit with short blond hair.
Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry dressed up Bill and Hillary Clinton. The prosthetic makeup completely transformed their faces and Orlando is wearing a grey suit, while Katy is wearing Hillary’s iconic red suit with short blond hair.

Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry as Bill and Hillary Clinton was scary and fascinating all in one.

21. Channeling Chanel

Josh Duhammel and Fergie as Karl Lagerfeld and Choupette was beautiful! He's wearing Karl's iconic white wig, black suit, with a fan in one hand. Fergie is in all white, with cat ears, a metallic white wig and a megaphone in one hand.
Josh Duhammel and Fergie as Karl Lagerfeld and Choupette was beautiful! He’s wearing Karl’s iconic white wig, black suit, with a fan in one hand. Fergie is in all white, with cat ears, a metallic white wig and a megaphone in one hand.

Josh Duhammel and Fergie as Karl Lagerfeld and Choupette is just so creative and completely out of the box.

22. Jackson 2

Beyoncé and Blue Ivy dressed up Janet and Michael Jackson in their most iconic outfits. Beyonce is in all black with a baseball cap as she kisses Blue Ivy, who is dressed in MJ's red jacket, black fedora, silver socks and a microphone in hand.
Beyoncé and Blue Ivy dressed up Janet and Michael Jackson in their most iconic outfits. Beyonce is in all black with a baseball cap as she kisses Blue Ivy, who is dressed in MJ’s red jacket, black fedora, silver socks and a microphone in hand.

Beyoncé and Blue Ivy as Janet and Michael Jackson created such a cute mom-son look.


23. Girl you’ll be in costume soon

Carmen Kass as Mia Wallace from Pulp Fiction, wearing the iconic blunt cut black wig, open white button-down shirt with the black bra showing, the black mini with black tights pantyhose and heels. She had a cigarette in her hand and the signature nose bleed as in the movie.
Carmen Kass as Mia Wallace from Pulp Fiction, wearing the iconic blunt cut black wig, open white button-down shirt with the black bra showing, the black mini with black tights pantyhose and heels. She had a cigarette in her hand and the signature nose bleed as in the movie.

Carmen Kass as Mia Wallace from Pulp Fiction. This costume is so easy to do but so iconic.

24. Old school

Cher as Cleopatra was a vision. She wore the elaborate glittering headdress, the sequinned harem pants and matching crop top.
Cher as Cleopatra was a vision. She wore the elaborate glittering headdress, the sequinned harem pants and matching crop top.

Cher as Cleopatra in 1988 will forever be one of my favorite looks.

25. What a transformation!

Heidi Klum as a multicolored butterfly was a work of art. She's wear prosthetic makeup, with bug eyes, giant translucent wings and a colorful bodysuit.
Heidi Klum as a multicolored butterfly was a work of art. She’s wear prosthetic makeup, with bug eyes, giant translucent wings and a colorful bodysuit.

And lastly, Heidi Klum as a butterfly. Just look at the work that has gone into this costume. She really is the queen of Halloween.

No one does Halloween better than the celebs right? From the transformational makeup to the tongue-in-cheek, Hollywood knows how to up the game, every single year. So with just a few days left for Halloween, do you think this year will be as interesting? I’m thinking there will be tons of quarantine looks, so let’s see what Tinseltown serves up on the 31st.

Still unsure of what to wear yourself to your Zoom party yourself? Check out some fantastic ideas here, some more for history nerds, and some not-so-fantastic ideas to avoid here.

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  • Sarah Khan

    Sarah B Khan is a published short story writer based out of Dubai. She has written for publications such as HuffPost, Prohze and Desi Writers Lounge to name a few. Sarah has worked in Advertising for over 13 years and enjoys flexing her creative muscles both when writing for clients and crafting compelling fiction. She has a BA from the University of South Florida in Mass Comm and Creative Writing.

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