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These are the wildest celebrity Halloween costumes of 2023

· Updated on May 15, 2024

Though Halloween night has yet to come, Halloweekend is already over, and with it, most of us have already rocked our best costumes. That also goes for celebrities: our favorite stars paid tribute to pop legends, Halloween icons, classic cartoons, and more. Here are the good, the bad, and the ugly of this year’s crop of costumes.

Petrifying pop stars

What better excuse for idol worship than a Halloween party? Britney Spears has been a hot topic since the release of her new memoir The Woman In Me, and a few celebrities got the memo. Both Paris Hilton and Jessica Alba paid tribute to Spears, portraying her at different eras in her career.

Hilton double-dipped on the pop star costumes, also going as Katy Perry in a look from her recent Vegas Residency.

Lizzo paid tribute to the late, great Tina Turner, doing a ginger shag wig that instantly evokes the rock ’n’ roll legend.

Rosalía channeled Björk by wearing her most iconic outfit, the swan dress.

(Meanwhile, the inverse costume has also gone viral: a swan wearing a dress shaped like Björk. Yes, you read that correctly.)

And Julien Baker and Lucy Daucus of boygenius turned heads with their flawless recreation of Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson. Genuinely uncanny.

Haunting Halloween characters

Other celebrities leaned into the spirit of the season and dressed up as classic Halloween characters. Adele, for example, went as Morticia Addams, wearing a custom all-black look by rising designer Arturo Obegero.

Lizzo pulled out another costume to go as Elvira, recreating a back-baring photoshoot.

Keke Palmer went as the Bride of Frankenstein, even enlisting her son Leo to play the mad scientist.

And Saweetie channeled Edward Scissorhands in a glammed-up version of his strappy leather suit.

Creepy comics and cartoons

Plenty of celebs had the idea to go as a cartoon character, including Ice Spice, who showed up as Betty Boop.

Demi Lovato and Dylan Mulvaney twinned with their interpretations of Snow White.

On the villainous side of things, Karamo Brown went as Cruella de Vil, Dalmatian and all.

And though Riverdale has finally come to an end after seven painful seasons, its main cast members are still besties: Camila Mendes, Madelaine Petsch, and Lili Reinhart went as Catwoman, Poison Ivy, and Harley Quinn from DC Comics.

Eerie extras

Finally, we come to the celebs whose costumes truly stood out from the pack. For her Tim Burton-themed Halloween party (aka Hottieween), Megan Thee Stallion went for an out-of-the-box option: a flower from Burton’s 2010 version of Alice in Wonderland (and she showed off her top tendencies in the process).

Camila Mendes also did a couples costume with her boyfriend Rudy Mancuso, and though Mario Party costumes are nothing new, kissing while dressed as brothers Mario and Luigi is … a choice, to say the least.

Another head-scratcher is Kourtney Kardashian going as her sister Kim Kardashian in her look from the 2013 Met Gala, despite the duo’s recent feud as portrayed on their reality series The Kardashians. Does this costume mean they’ve buried the hatchet?

Then there are the girls doing brand worship, like actor Benito Skinner who portrayed a dolled-up version of the Starbucks logo.

And the entire House of Avalon, including Drag Race superstars Symone and Gigi Goode, dressed as the McNugget Buddies, part of a McDonald’s advertising campaign from the ‘80s. Talk about looking yummy.

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