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The 20 Best Celeb Halloween Costumes

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Lilly Blomquist


Celebrities know how to sport an eye-catching outfit for any occasion, but during Halloween, the fashion game is taken to new heights. From horror to humor, check out our list of the best costumes to hit Instagram this year. 

Kourtney Kardashian

The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star pushed pause on reality TV to get a taste of the pop star lifestyle. She transformed herself into singer Ariana Grande for the day by wearing a long blonde ponytail, light pink dress and over-the-knee boots with a microphone in hand. 

Teresa Giudice 

This celeb from Real Housewives of New Jersey showed off her best Game of Thrones costume at a Halloween costume party at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek in Florida. To get into character, she wore a spooky chic getup in all black that gives us Khaleesi-meets-The-Night’s-Watch vibes.

Demi Lovato 

It’s no secret this star loves Halloween. In “Halloween round one,” the singer, songwriter and actress claimed the throne and the whole holiday in her charming version of Marie Antoinette. As if one costume was enough to celebrate the holiday, Lovato glammed up Pennywise the clown in frills and facepaint. 

Carmen Electra

Actress, singer, model and fierce feline? The entertainer celebrated Halloween early as a snow leopard. She took the classic black cat costume and added a fun twist with a tight leopard jumpsuit, neon yellow nails, spiked black headband and leopard face makeup.

Dorothy Wang

Dorothy Wang kicked off the holiday as a femme-fierce ninja donning a black leather bodysuit with edgy fingerless gloves, and and a slicked-back braided hairstyle.

Heidi Klum 

Heidi Klum’s Halloween spirit yet again goes unmatched. Klum has a history of going all-out, dressing in full costume makeup and is usually completely unrecognizable. This year was no different, as she stepped out after 13 hours of hair and makeup (😱), as a full-blown extraterrestrial. 

Kailyn Lowry

The Teen Mom star covered her face with a mask of makeup to dress as a skeleton for Halloween. But, her version of the bag of bones had much more vitality than the declining human structures. Wearing purple face makeup adorned with crystal rhinestones, the celeb breathed some new life into the holiday’s theme of demise. 

Nina Dobrev

Nina Dobrev has already had two costume changes this Halloween season. First, she channeled her inner Billie Eilish by wearing layered chain necklaces, adding a touch of green in her hair and painting black teardrops on her face. Then, she wowed Instagram with her creative costume idea as the Chanel runway crasher during Paris Fashion Week.

Gabrielle Union

The actress and her mini me turned up the holiday spirit as cheerleaders from Bring It On. They wore green cropped shirts and flared mini skirts with matching yellow ribbons in their hair. The series of photos she posted on Instagram show a little muscle and a lot of attitude.

Jessica Biel

After past footage of Jessica Biel admitting she isn’t a fan of NSYNC resurfaced, the model and actress decided to make up it by dressing up as her husband, Justin Timberlake, from his boy band glory days in the ‘90s. She brought in some laughs and feelings of nostalgia in a curly blonde wig and teal jumpsuit while her husband dressed as a microphone.

Lisa Rinna

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star took a stab at transforming herself into Jennifer Lopez. She wore a costume inspired by the green Versace gown that J.Lo wore to the Grammys in 2000.


Halloween is no match for Halsey. The celeb proved she could pull off a gothic look by dressing as Marilyn Manson and a girly, glittery costume as Cher. From pale makeup and a bright red wig to long, dark hair and blue eyeshadow, Halsey can do it all. 

Lele Pons

The Youtube star and singer embraced the horror in Halloween this year. First, she dressed as the evil Maleficent in a long black cape, horns and a corset. Then, she made a quick costume change into Victoria from Corpse Bride by painting her hair blue and her skin a chalky white and wearing a tattered wedding dress.

Kelly Osbourne 

This celeb took the idea of a classic clown costume but made it scary chic. With her purple wig tied into pigtails, her carefully contoured face and her button-up plaid shirt, she redefined every child’s worst nightmare.

Cardi B

We probably wouldn’t trust Cardi B to take our temperature or give us a flu shot, but her nurse costume definitely gives us some Halloween inspo. Her over-the-knee red boots, white dress and stethoscope accessory make medical professions look trendy. 

Liam Payne 

It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s Liam Payne! The singer celebrated Halloween as Superman in a shirt with the Superman logo, a blazer and trousers. He made the superhero look sleek, and he made fighting villains look fashionable. 

Liza Koshy

Some enjoy giving others a fright by choosing the spooky approach to Halloween costumes. Others would rather use the opportunity to go all out with punnery. Liza Koshy decided to go with the latter in an Anna Wintour look, captioning her photo: "Halloween is here and Wintour is coming."

Vanessa Hudgens

Vanessa Hudgens is a Halloween queen. Her entire Instagram feed and profile photo at the moment are full of Halloween costumes and a spooky black-and-white aesthetic. Her bio even says, “This is Halloween.” One of her latest Halloween getups is her take on The Nightmare Before Christmas in a patchwork dress and stitches painted on her face. 

Camila Mendes

With over 2 million likes, this Rick and Morty costume was definitely a fan favorite. Camila Mendes showed off her take on the sitcom with a blue bob and trench coat. To top it off, she even painted drool on her chin. 

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj and Kenneth Petty celebrated their first Halloween together as a married couple, and they blew it out of the water in their Harley Quinn and Joker costumes. Minaj rocked fishnet stockings, long pigtails with patches of dye, blue metallic shorts and a fitted white shirt. 

Published on 11/01/2019