It’s official: Halloween has arrived, and who better to inspire us than our favorite celebrities? There are a ton of incredible celebrity Halloween costumes to take inspiration from, including Lizzo’s fly on Mike Pence’s head outfit before changing into a “WAP” catsuit and Kendall Jenner’s corpse bride look.
Rihanna portraying the rapper Gunna, Anderson Paak dressing as the Stevie Wonder, Prince, and Bruno Mars album covers, and Hailey Bieber paying tribute to Britney Spears are among the other notable moments. What about the times that Margot Robbie passed as Ginger Spice, Cardi B appeared as Medusa, and Bella Hadid donned a Roy Lichtenstein painting costume? Another appearance to keep in mind was that of a hugely pregnant Emily Ratajkowski, who imitated Demi Moore’s renowned Vanity Fair cover photo.
Here are the coolest celebrity Halloween outfits to inspire your costumes.
Lil Nas X
In 2021, Lil Nas X once again ruled Halloween with his scary appearance as Voldermort.
Hailey Bieber recreated four of Britney Spears’ most recognizable outfits in 2021 as a tribute to the music princess.
In 2021, Harry Styles hosted a special “Harryween” concert at Madison Square Gardens and encouraged his fans to join him in celebrating Halloween. Styles wore a Dorothy costume from The Wizard of Oz for the event, thanks to Alessandro Michele of Gucci.
Halloween weekend in 2021 saw Lizzo dressing out in not one, not two, but four distinct costumes—among them, a Baby Yoda getup.
At least one celebrity dons the iconic Morticia Addams costume each year for Halloween. The eerie persona inspired Cardi B to create her own interpretation, and she shared photos of her outfit on Instagram.
TLC was personified by Ciara and her friends in 2021, especially the quirky ’90s attire from the girl group’s “No Scrubs” music video.
For Halloween 2021, Winnie Harlow portrayed the illustrious Grace Jones.
For her second costume in 2021, Martian Girl from Mars Attacks, Kendall Jenner ditched her risqué corpse bride undergarments and donned a huge wig.
For Halloween 2021, singer Chloe Bailey wore a gorgeous Lola outfit from the film Shark Tale.
For All Hallow’s Eve in 2021, Rihanna embraced a very specific niche. She recreated a look from rapper Gunna’s September New York Fashion Week ensemble to mark the start of the Halloween season.
Kourtney Kardashian & Travis Barker
In order to channel the True Romance characters Alabama and Clarence in 2021, Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker exchanged their gothic garb for retro attire.
2019 saw Kendall Jenner hold a spectacular fairy-themed birthday celebration.
Megan Thee Stallion
Megan Thee Stallion, who never does anything half-heartedly, went as Cruella de Vil in 2021.
In order to come up with her 2020 outfit, Saweetie looked to the past. She imitated the iconic hot-pink Bootylicious album cover by Destiny’s Child.
For Halloween 2019, Ariana Grande dressed as a character from The Twilight Zone, reenacting the notorious pig-like visage from “Eye of the Beholder,” a 1960s-era episode.
In 2021, Mindy Kaling went as a variety of “female comedy legends,” such as Elle Woods from Legally Blonde.
Ciara and Russell Wilson
IN 2019, Ciara and her husband Russell Wilson paid tribute to the Carters by dresseing up as them in their “Apes**t” music video.
Demi Moore’s 1992 Vanity Fair cover photo served as inspiration for pregnant Emily Ratajkowski in 2021.
To get her 2020 look, Cardi B joined the ranks of other A-list celebrities who used the amazing world of photo manipulation. Her go-to model? Medusa.
Famous Tiger King actors Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin were Kim Kardashian and her companion Jonathan Cheban’s costumes. Kim’s kids, who were decked out in tiger costumes, joined them.
Janelle Monáe transformed into Chucky in 2021.
Tracee Ellis Ross
in 2021, Tracee Ellis Ross channeled Lupita Nyong’o’s Red in Us.
Joan Smalls and her friends channeled the ’90s girl group TLC in 2019.
Cardi B dressed up as Poison Ivy for Halloween in 2019.
Anok Yai dressed up as Storm in 2019, the weather goddess of the X-Men.
Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas
Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas as Morticia and Gomez Addams in 2018.
Even while Khloe Kardashian’s take on Cruella de Vil wasn’t as as complex as that of her younger sister Kylie Jenner in 2019, it was nonetheless stunning.
Karlie Kloss, a supermodel, gave the phrase “doll face” new meaning in 2019.
2019 saw Gabrielle Union reminisce about her Bring It On days.
The second Halloween outfit Kylie Jenner wore in 2019 was a Disney fantasy come true. The reality personality dressed like Ariel from The Little Mermaid by donning a mermaid tail.
Using the alias Phoni Braxton for this holiday-themed Instagram post, Beyoncé paid tribute to Toni Braxton in 2018.
The Kardashian-West family initially dressed as The Flintstones in 2019. The clan adopted their second costume to represent “West Worms.”
The Weeknd and Bella Hadid
The Weeknd and Bella Hadid drew costume inspiration from Beetlejuice in 2018.
Lil Nas X
Cam’ron’s classic pink fluffy dress from 2002, which he wore at New York Fashion Week, was recreated by Lil Nas X in 2019.
Adwoa Aboah chose a Saks Potts coat and painted blue skin for her Halloween outfit in 2018.
In 2018, Winnie Harlow wore a RuPaul costume.
For Halloween 2018, Lupita Nyong’o dressed as Dionne from Clueless.
Obsessed with Halloween – In 2018, Heidi Klum imitated Fiona from the movie Shrek.
Kate Moss emulated Morticia Addams in 2012.
For Kate Hudson’s yearly Halloween celebration, Katy Perry donned a Hillary Clinton costume.
Kendall Jenner wore an Austin Powers Fembot costume in 2019.
In 2018, Harry Styles replicated the glittering LA Dodgers outfit that Elton John wore in 1975 to play at a game.
For her costume in 2018, Zoë Kravitz opted for a morning appearance with a vampiric touch.
Jay-Z & Beyoncé’
Blue Ivy wore a specially made Barbie leather jacket in 2016, while Jay-Z dressed as the Ken to Beyoncé’s Barbie.
Kylie Jenner dressed up as pop diva Christina Aguilera for her second night of partying in 2016.
Another year, another show-stopping Heidi Klum outfit. She changed into Jessica Rabbit in 2015.
Shanina Shaik dressed as Rihanna in 2015.
Emily Ratajkowski dressed up as Marge Simpson in 2015.
Katy Perry arrived at Kate Hudson’s Halloween party dressed as a Cheeto in 2014.
For a Halloween party in LA, Paris Hilton dressed as Miley Cyrus in 2013.