The 21 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 Halloween costume, here are some of the best celebrity Halloween costumes from the past few years.
1Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner
We can always count on Joe and Sophie to go all-out on costumes, and last year was no different. The floating hand on Joe’s shoulder? True dedication.
Ciara looks like even more of a badass than normal as Nakia from Black Panther last Halloween.
3Beyoncé 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.
Harry Styles as Elton John? It doesn’t get better than this. Elton clearly loved the tribute last year.
5Camila Mendes and Lilli 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?
Okay, Kylie looks exactly like a Barbie doll on a store shelf in her 2018 Halloween costume. Except Barbie is usually smiling, right?
7Chrissy 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.
Um, this is seriously incredible. Rita is unrecognizable as Post Malone in her 2018 Halloween costume. She nailed those tattoos.
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.
10Jessica 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.
This tweet says it all. We are so on-board for Demi Lovato channeling her inner Selena Quintanilla in 2017.
Kylie Jenner dressed up as Xtina from her “Dirrty” phase—braids, chaps and all, in 2016.
Ellen Degeneres never disappoints when it comes to celebrating Halloween on her talk show. For 2015, her costume long-lost Kardashian sister “Karla.”
14Jenna Dewan Tatum
So much glitter and sparkles! Jenna Dewan Tatum turned herself into a real-life unicorn for Halloween 2016.
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.
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.
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.
She just keeps outdoing herself. Last year, Heidi transformed into Fiona from Shrek, and she looks straight out of the movie.
Jessica Alba strikes again with another great Halloween costume.This time, she incorporated her actual pregnancy into her costume as Juno in 2017.
Miley channeled her inner Lil’ Kim with her 2013 Halloween costume.