The 21 best celebrity Halloween costumes in recent years
When it comes to Halloween costume ideas, we often look to celebrities for some major dress-up inspo. And even though the Hollywood set gets to walk the red carpet in elaborate ensembles more than just once a year, Halloween is still just as fun for them as it is for us mere mortals who aren’t fixtures on the step-and-repeat scene.
Yes, famous folks love Halloween costumes as much as we do, and we have the photographic proof. To get you inspired to find your own Halloween costume, here are some of the best celebrity Halloween costumes from the past few years.
We know that Heidi Klum takes Halloween very seriously, but this Jessica Rabbit costume from 2015 may be her most iconic look yet. She really does look like the cartoon character, complete with exaggerated eyebrows and body curves.
2Jessica Simpson and family
For Halloween 2016, Jessica Simpson and hubby Eric Johnson dressed up as post-makeover Sandy and Danny from Grease, while their kids opted out of the theme and instead chose to be a parrot and an octopus.
3Beyoncé and family
Here’s another cute family costume! Beyoncé and Jay-Z dressed up as Barbie and Ken, while daughter Blue Ivy rocked a “Barbie” jacket and pink shirt in 2016.
Scary! For Halloween 2016, Madonna dressed up as a creepy clown, looking very much like Pennywise from Stephen King’s horror classic It.
Kylie Jenner dressed up as Xtina from her “Dirrty” phrase—braids, chaps and all, in 2016.
Groovy baby! Singer Ed Sheeran paid homage to the movie character Austin Powers during Halloween 2014.
7Halle Berry and daughter
For Halloween 2016, Halle Berry and her daughter Nahla went as skeletons.
In an offbeat choice, Mindy Kaling dressed up as a beekeeper for Halloween 2016. We think she looks bee-autiful!
9Gisele Bundchen and son
Aww. Gisele and her son Benjamin look darling as Mario and Luigi during Halloween 2016.
10Fergie and Josh Duhamel
In 2015, Fergie and then-husband Josh Duhamel dressed up as designer Karl Lagerfeld and his famous cat Choupette.
Ellen Degeneres never disappoints when it comes to celebrating Halloween on her talk show. For 2015, her costume was that of a long-lost Kardashian sister, “Karla.”
12Jenna Dewan Tatum
So much glitter and sparkles! Jenna Dewan Tatum turned herself into a real-life unicorn for Halloween 2016.
We suspect that Zach Braff made many “wingman” jokes when he dressed up as Tom Cruise’s character from the 1986 movie Top Gun in 2016.
14Demi Lovato and Wilmer Valderrama
We’d like to think that Demi Lovato and Wilmer Valderrama spent Halloween 2014 in these Lucy and Ricky Ricardo costumes, exclaiming “Oh, Ricky” and “Luuu-cy!”
Billionaire Richard Branson was probably not the most obvious Halloween costume choice for Tyra Banks, but we are super-impressed that she pulled if off so well in 2015.
Khloé Kardashian gave Halle Berry a run for her money when she dressed up as the X-Men character Storm for Halloween 2016. Berry famously played the character onscreen.
Rocking Madonna’s trademark 1980s big hair and “Like a Virgin” getup, Paris Hilton’s 2013 Halloween costume was a total blast from the past.
Katy Perry and a mystery friend could have simply donned Hillary and Bill Clinton masks when they dressed up as the political duo in 2016, but instead, they took their costumes to the next level with some eerily realistic Halloween makeup.
19Nail Patrick Harris and family
NPH’s family always brings it when it comes to Halloween costumes, and 2016 was no exception! Harris and husband David Burtka dressed up like Charlie Chaplin, while kids Gideon and Harper went as fellow classic Hollywood stars James Dean and Marilyn Monroe.
20Jessica Alba and her BFF
Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion is one of our fave movies to quote, and apparently Jessica Alba and her friend Kelly Sawyer are fans. The ladies dressed up as the movie’s title characters for Halloween in 2015.
Singer Joe Jonas nailed his “Blue Steel” impression when he dressed up as Derek Zoolander in 2014.