The 28 Best Celebrity Halloween Costumes in Recent Years
When it comes to Halloween costume ideas, we often look to celebrities for 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 costume—even if it's just your roommates, your family, or a virtual Halloween party this year—here are some of the best celebrity Halloween costumes from the past few years.
1. Ciara and Russell Wilson
We have to bow down to Ciara and Russell Wilson, who dressed as Beyonce and Jay-Z from their "Apeshit" video in 2019.
2. Kim Kardashian West
KKW absolutely nailed her Elle Woods Halloween costume from Legally Blonde. The law student herself re-created Elle's famous Harvard Law School application video in 2019.
3. Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande dug into classic (and creepy) pop culture to pull off her perfect Twilight Zone costume from the 1959 "Eye of the Beholder" episode in 2019.
Lizzo "decided not to wear a costume" last year, instead opting for just being herself—aka 100% That Bitch. The reveal in her 2019 Instagram video is everything.
5. Stormi Webster
Kylie Jenner and daughter Stormi love to twin, but this Halloween costume was next-level. Last year, Stormi dressed as her mom at the Met Gala and it was adorable.
We did an actual double-take at Halsey's 2019 Halloween costume, in which she dressed as Marilyn Manson.
7. Beyoncé with Rumi and Sir
Even Zoë Kravitz was impressed by Beyoncé dressing up her mom, Lisa Bonet, and dressing her twins as baby Zoë. "I can't... is @beyonce my mom now or ?....," she wrote on Instagram with a side-by-side of the pictures.
8. Gabrielle Union and Kaavia
Gabrielle Union and her daughter Kaavia definitely "brought it" with their 2019 Halloween costume. Union and her mini-me threw back to her iconic role as Isis in Bright It On.
9. Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner
We can always count on Joe and Sophie to go all-out on costumes, and 2018 was no different. The floating hand on Joe’s shoulder? True dedication. You know they really loved this Halloween costume because Jonas just regrammed it to his feed to celebrate the start of spooky season 2020.
Ciara looks like even more of a badass than normal as Nakia from Black Panther last Halloween.
11. Beyoncé and Jay-Z
The ultimate power couple, Queen Bey and Jay-Z, are known for knocking their Halloween costumes out of the park. Their 2018 tribute to Olympic athletes FloJo and Tommie Smith was definitely one to remember.
12. Harry Styles
Harry Styles as Elton John? It doesn’t get better than this. Elton clearly loved the tribute last year.
13. Camila Mendes and Lili Reinhart
This pic of these two Riverdale costars dressed as Napolean and Pedro from Napolean Dynamite gets a good laugh out of us every time. Ugh, can we be best friends with them, please?
14. Joe Jonas
Joe Jonas paid tribute to his then-GF, now-wife, Sophie Turner, and opted for a Sansa Stark Game of Thrones costume. That's a dedicated partner.
15. Kylie Jenner
Okay, Kylie looks exactly like a Barbie doll on a store shelf in her 2018 Halloween costume. Except Barbie is usually smiling, right?
16. Chrissy Teigen and John Legend
Funniest couple costume of 2018 goes to these two jokesters dressing up as Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip. We can never un-see John wearing this wig.
17. Rita Ora
Um, this is seriously incredible. Rita is unrecognizable as Post Malone in her 2018 Halloween costume. She nailed those tattoos.
18. Heidi Klum
We know that Heidi Klum takes Halloween very seriously, but this Jessica Rabbit costume from 2015 may be her most iconic look. She really does look like the cartoon character, complete with exaggerated eyebrows and body curves.
19. Jessica Alba and Kelly Sawyer
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.
20. Demi Lovato
This tweet says it all. We are so on-board for Demi Lovato channeling her inner Selena Quintanilla in 2017.
21. Kylie Jenner
Kylie Jenner dressed up as Christina "Xtina" Aguliera from her “Dirrty” phase—braids, chaps and all, in 2016.
22. Jenna Dewan
So much glitter and sparkles! Jenna Dewan turned herself into a real-life unicorn for Halloween 2016. This costume is for people who want to spent more time on their makeup than their outfit, and we're here for it.
23. Tyra Banks
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.
24. Khloé Kardashian
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.
This is actually so scary. For Halloween 2016, Madonna dressed up as a creepy clown, looking very much like Pennywise from Stephen King’s horror classic It.
26. Heidi Klum
She just keeps outdoing herself. Last year, Heidi transformed into Fiona from Shrek, and she looks straight out of the movie.
27. Jessica Alba
Jessica Alba strikes again with another great Halloween costume.This time, she incorporated her actual pregnancy into her costume as Juno in 2017.
28. Miley Cyrus
Miley channeled her inner Lil’ Kim with her 2013 Halloween costume.