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9 of the Best Halloween Costumes from Our Queer Faves

Janelle Monáe as Dr. Jekyll
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While most people think of kids asking for candy on Halloween, what the holiday really marks is the “gay Christmas” for queer people. There’s nothing better than seeing our friends and celebrities get frighteningly creative. It has also long offered a chance for trans and gender non-conforming people to be themselves, or see themselves represented, without dysphoria or stigma.

This Halloween weekend has come and gone, and our faves did not dissapoint, blessing us with their amazing costumes all over Instagram.

Between Tommy Dorfman and Janelle Monáe, our cup runneth over with amazing, spooky looks. Without further ado, here’s nine of the must-see celeb outfits.

Michaela Jaé as an Elephant

Simple yet fun!

 
 
 
 
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Angelica Ross as Venom

Is there any character Angelica can’t transform into?

 
 
 
 
 
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Chris Mosier as a Giant “Mascot-Style” Raccoon

This costume is definitely not trash, although this raccoon is definitely out to get some.

 
 
 
 
 
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Elliot Page as “Elliot” from E.T.

Elliot being Elliot. A simple yet inspiring homage.

 
 
 
 
 
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Tommy Dorfman as… 💤 Princess Diana

A very deep royal reference!

 
 
 
 
 
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Janelle Monáe as The Grinch…

If there’s a list of anyone I’d want to be fired by, Janelle Monáe and the Grinch would definitely crack the top five.

 
 
 
 
 
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…And Janelle Monáe as Dr. Jekyll AND Mr. Hyde.

Range! Versatility! Originality!

 
 
 
 
 
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Rihanna as Gunna

Rihanna may not be out like the rest of this list, but her costume was just too good to leave off the list.

 
 
 
 
 
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