Halloween is all about mimicking your favorite characters and celebrities, but what do you do when you’re one of those celebrities yourself? Why, you do Halloween bigger and better than anyone! As you’ll see, famous folks know how to do over-the-top costumes like no one else.
Whether you’re looking for inspiration of your own for the perfect costume or you simply want to gawk at what your favorite celebs have done, you’ll find plenty to enjoy in the pics below. Check out these 30 unbelievable celebrity Halloween costumes that are complete with incredible makeup, attention to detail, and downright creativity.
Heidi Klum as Fiona
When it comes to celebrity Halloween costumes, it’s difficult to outdo Heidi Klum. But the supermodel outdid herself in 2018 with her ogre costume that transformed the beauty into Fiona from Shrek. The transformation included facial prosthetics, wild contact lenses, and a whole lot of green makeup.
Complete with oversized hands and big, bare green feet, this costume is one of the most over-the-top we’ve seen for Halloween.
Rita Ora as Post Malone
Rita Ora’s pretty face is unrecognizable in this outstanding Post Malone costume. She takes care of every detail down to the teeth and tattoos.
If you’re looking for authenticity, this crazy costume has it in spades. You can hardly tell this photo is just a girl playing dress-up.
Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake as LEGOS
Jessica and Justin may have just won parents of the year with their family of LEGO costumes. The couple dressed up with their son Silas as blocky Batman characters.
Biel took on the role of LEGO Harley Quinn, Timberlake was LEGO Robin, and Silas was the star of the show as LEGO Batman.
The Disick-West Kids as Music Video Characters
An essential mention for cuteness goes to these oversized costumes worn by the adorable Saint West and Reign Disick. The two dressed up as Kanye and Lil Pimp’s characters from Kanye’s “I Love It” music video.
Though it’s not clear how they moved in these outfits, they sure look adorable.
Kris Jenner as Cleopatra
The idea of a Cleopatra costume is a bit cliche, but this one gets a mention for the elaborate details that went into the look. It’s clear the Kardashian matriarch has plenty of exciting Halloweens left in her.
Not only is the dress draped in gold chains but the headdress is also decidedly over-the-top.
Sophie Turner as Morticia Addams
The most over-the-top makeup look goes to Sophie Turner for her stunning costume representing Morticia Addams from the Addams family. Her fabulous cheekbones look even more remarkable with this highlighting.
Husband Joe Jonas helps complete the look with a flawless Gomez Addams costume at Sophie’s side.
Ciara as Nakia
Ciara dressed up as the character Nakia from Black Panther. The attention to detail in this costume is what really makes it stand out. It’s remarkable to see how carefully she crafted her look.
Clearly film-ready, it’s hard to believe this outfit is just for Halloween. This is definitely one notable pick.
Paris Hilton as a Fairy
We think Paris Hilton was going for a fairy look with this costume, but without any wings in attendance, it’s hard to tell. Her Instagram caption doesn’t clear things up much, offering us a to-do list that includes playing with fairies, riding a unicorn, and swimming with mermaids.
Whatever she is, this feathered, sequined get-up is certainly an over-the-top look.
ChrissyTeigen as Guy Fieri
ChrissyTeigen is a flawless Guy Fieri both in her costume and her mannerisms. The hair, sunglasses, and outfit all work together to create the perfect get-up.
This creative costume definitely makes us hungry for more.
Zoe Kravitz as a Morning Vampire
Nighttime is morning for hungry vampires, as Zoe Kravitz points out with her original costume. The celeb donned a robe, hair towel, and Seinfeld socks with a bloody top and makeup.
Though simple, this is a must-see Halloween costume for the originality factor and wild details that went into the look.
Kim Kardashian as Pamela Anderson
Nothing is more delightful and fascinating than when celebs dress up as each other for Halloween. Kim Kardashian took her look all the way when she dressed as Pamela Anderson from the 1999 VMAs.
The pants, belt, top, and hat are all right on the money when you look back at Pam’s original look. With the wig and copycat makeup, this costume is a perfect replica.
Beyonce and Jay-Z as Olympic Athletes
Beyonce dressed up as Flo Jo, aka Florence Griffith Joyner, who’s had the distinction of winning several Olympic medals and holding the world record for the 100- and 200-meter events. Meanwhile, Jay-Z donned a tracksuit to become Tommie Smith. Smith won the gold medal for the 200-meter sprint in 1968.
These costumes are outstanding for the light they shine on these admirable athletes. Beyonce, in particular, got the look perfect right down to Flo’s signature fingernails.
Kendall Jenner as a Fembot
In 2018, Kendall Jenner dressed as a Fembot from Austin Powers. Her sheer teddy and gloves were perfect picks for the costume, and she donned a giant blonde wig that made her nearly unrecognizable.
Though the pieces themselves probably weren’t too hard to find, we have to give Kendall points for creativity. This costume was wild in its unexpected originality.
Kardashian/Jenners as Victoria’s Secret Angels
Kim and her sisters dressed up as a quintet of Victoria’s Secret angels for Halloween, making a stunning scene. Not only were their skimpy outfits and giant wings impossible to miss but these pieces also have the added distinction of being originals.
Victoria’s Secret sent the girls authentic outfits and wings its models had used on the runway in the past.
Harry Styles as Elton John
This wildly entertaining costume is notable for the fact that it was approved and posted by Elton John himself. Complete with enough sequins to blind a whole neighborhood of trick-or-treaters, this is a fantastic look.
If you’re going to go as a music legend, having the icon promote your costume is definitely the best way to go.
Teyana Taylor as Princess Kitana
If you’re going to dress as a princess, why not make it a fierce one? Teyana Taylor fit this bill perfectly with her Kitana costume from Mortal Kombat.
The character was introduced in 1993 in the classic video game. Teyana brings her to life in a fierce and fearsome way with this outfit.
Sara Sampaio as a Werewolf
Sara Sampaio takes a wild approach to the werewolf look for Halloween. This makeup job is incredibly over-the-top, complete with bold contacts and facial prosthetics.
Don’t miss the details she put into the costume, either. This outfit goes all the way to the hands.
Gus Kenworthy as Dorothy
Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz gets an interesting update in this look by Gus Kenworthy. His costume is spot-on down to the quintessential ruby red slippers.
The real star of this show, however, is the pooch playing the Cowardly Lion. Together, the pair create a show-worthy look.
Katy Perry as a Sloth
Katy Perry’s costume is weird and wild all the way around. This blowup outfit turns Katy into a puffy giant sloth for the holiday, adding the perfect touch of humor to the look.
Don’t miss the elaborate sloth claws she dons for this costume. They truly complete her creative appearance.
Vanessa Hudgens as Alice in Wonderland
Alice herself might not count as a noteworthy costume, but we love what Vanessa Hudgens did to add more interest to her look.
Using a cardboard box, Hudgens transformed into the particular scene from Alice in Wonderland where she grows too big for the house. Too fun!
The Haim Sisters as The Hocus Pocus Sisters
The Haim Sisters, Este, Danielle, and Alana, rock theirHocus-Pocus-themed costumes. The trio transformed into the Sanderson sisters, Winifred, Sarah, and Mary.
The best parts of the costume are the makeup and facial expressions that really help these girls take on their alter egos. This look is sure to put a spell on you.
Lizzo as Ursula
We’ve heard a lot about The Little Mermaid lately. It’s no surprise that costumes themed to this popular Disney film are big right now. Lizzo transformed into Ursula for the holiday.
You can even catch her rendition of “Poor Unfortunate Souls” on her Instagram account. Wearing all-over purple makeup, she puts on a convincing show.
Sarah Hyland and Wells Adams as Taco Belle
If you like puns, you’ll swoon for this costume. Sarah Hyland dressed up as a taco alongside her partner Wells Adams, who dressed as the Beauty and the Beast character Belle. Both halves of the joke are funny on their own, but the pairing takes couples’ costumes to a new level.
As if the costume weren’t entertaining enough, Hyland captioned her post with #firesauce #dollopofdaisy.
Joey King as Voldemort
Joey King capitalized on her short hair to take on a villainous character for Halloween. Her elaborate Voldemort costume has her completely bald and covered in pale makeup that’s perfectly fitting for the Dark Lord.
Don’t miss the wand, which serves as an essential accent for this Harry-Potter-themed look.
Nina Dobrev as A Star Is Born
Don’t feel bad if it takes you a minute to catch on to this costume. Nina Dobrev takes an interesting approach to movie-themed looks for Halloween with her very literal take on A Star is Born. She dressed up as an actual star, complete with a fuzzy hat, pacifier, and bottle.
Get it? A star is born? If not, the “Campaigning for Best Picture” sign might help.
Kim and Kourtney as Madonna and Michael Jackson
For incredible celeb impressions, it’s hard to top what the Kardashian sisters did here. Kim transformed into Madonna while Kourtney became almost indistinguishable from the younger Michael Jackson.
The pair designed their look to perfectly mimic what the two wore to the 1991 Academy Awards. These girls make sister costumes look even more fun than couples’ costumes.
Camila Mendes as an Angel
An angelic look may not seem original at first glance, but just take a look at those wings! This costume deserves some attention for the sweet simplicity of the outfit combined with the brilliance of the feathered wings.
This is one angelic option that looks as though it could do no evil.
Victoria Justice as a Ouija Board
Victoria Justice offers up an extremely original take on a classic Halloween prop. She’s transformed herself into a Ouija board. While the shoulder images are particularly striking, the whole look is mesmerizing.
Just be careful what you ask her … Ouija boards often give up answers you don’t really want.
Kylie Jenner as Stormy Weather
Kylie dressed up with daughter Stormi to become “Stormi Weather.” This creative costume is sweet and playful, but was surely an over-the-top job for whoever crafted the fluffy dress.
Meanwhile, Stormi deserves a mention for dressing as a super cute bolt of lightning with this get-up.
Lady Gaga as Edward Scissorhands
Lady Gaga transformed into an astounding Edward Scissorhands for Halloween. The costume included picture-perfect makeup and a wild wig that looks like it’s straight from the film.
This outfit is perhaps tame for what Lady Gaga has donned in the past, but it’s an eye-catching choice for Halloween that does true justice to the original.
If you’re interested in trying for one of these looks, you’d better start planning early. Keeping up with these celebrities is no small task.