Over the years, celebrities have been at the forefront of the Halloween festivities, trying to outdo each other with awe-inspiring costumes.
Hollywood’s definition of Halloween has, over time, morphed into an outlandish costume contest. Celebrities go out of their way to come up with creative outfits that would turn heads in the real world and on social media.
Sure enough, their efforts have paid off. Over the years, fans have come to anticipate glimpses of their favorite celebrities’ Halloween costumes just as much as they anticipate the tricking and treating.
Many of these celebrity outfits stand out, so much that they continue making the rounds long after the festivity, and even years later. Some of these extraordinary pieces make the list of infamous Halloween costumes worn by Hollywood veterans in the last decade.
1. CHRISTIAN SIRIANO AND BRAD WALSH DISGUISE AS PICASSO ARTS
Fashion designer Christian Siriano and his then-husband, Brad Walsh, portrayed Picasso art pieces. They transformed their entire body into colorful artworks as they turned up for Heidi Klum’s annual Halloween Bash.
2. CHANEL IMAN IN A MUMMY COSTUME
When it comes to looking hot yet creatively stylish for Halloween, no one does it better than supermodel Chanel Iman. The model turned heads in her mummy costume as she hit the streets for the trick or treat fest.
3. CARDI B’S CRUELLA DE VILLE RENDITION
Straight out of the 1996 movie, “101 Dalmatians,” Cardi B proved herself as the queen of coordination in her 2018 dalmatian-themed outfit. Thankfully, unlike the movie’s antagonist, Cruella de Ville, the hip hop artist opted for a black and white fur coat, which certainly was not made out of dalmatian puppies.
4. RIHANNA AS THE TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES
Singer Rihanna teamed up with two of her friends to reproduce the fictional teenage mutant ninja turtles in the Nickelodeon animation. Bad girl Riri disguised as Raphael, the red ninja, completing the look with a green skin tone.
5. NAOMI CAMPBELL AS A MYTHOLOGICAL GODDESS
Supermodel Naomi Campbell slew in a goddess-inspired gold and black costume, complete with an outlandish headgear. She also donned gold armored bracelets and fishnet stockings to finalize her mythical look.
6. JOE JONAS AND SOPHIE TURNER AS THE “ADDAMS FAMILY” PARENTS
For the 2019 Halloween, Hollywood couple Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner stepped out in spooky outfits inspired by the “Addams Family.” While Turner disguised as the family matriarch, Morticia Addams, Jonas killed his Gomez Addams’ look, complete with Thing’s creepy appearance on his shoulder.
7. THE WILSON’S DISGUISED AS BLACK PANTHER CHARACTERS
Ciara Wilson’s family, comprising her husband, Russell Wilson, and kids Future and Sienna, donned costumes from “Black Panther.”
Russel dressed as the legendary superhero played by late actor Chadwick Boseman, while Ciara disguised as one of the iconic female warriors of Wakanda. Future and Siena also donned costumes cut out of the 2018 marvel superhero flick.
8. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE AND JESSICA BIEL AS TROLLS
The 2016 Halloween saw Justin Timberlake, his wife, Jessica Biel, and their son, Silas, as Trolls from the kids-favorite animation. They disguised as Branch, Poppy, and “Lil” Branch, respectively.
9. KENDALL JENNER AS “BARB WIRE” CHARACTER, PAMELA ANDERSON
For the 2020 Halloween, “Keeping Up With The Kardashian” star Kendall Jenner disguised as Pamela Anderson from “Barb Wire,” the 1996 film. Her costume, complete with the all-black leather bodysuit and a bike, made the rounds on social media.
10. CHRISSY TEIGEN AS THE WHITE SWAN
John Model’s wife, Chrissy Teigen, slew during the 2020 Halloween, with her replica of the white swan from the 2010 animation, “Black Swan.” She looked chic and glamorous, with her husband’s Spiderman costume accentuating the dreamy effect.
11. KIM KARDASHIAN AND KANYE WEST’S FAMILY AS BUGS
Never one to disappoint during Halloween, Kim Kardashian’s family opted for insect-themed costumes for the 2019 Halloween. The reality star’s husband, Kanye West, and their four children also dressed up as bugs, taking creativity to the next level.
12. HEIDY KLUM IN AN ALIEN COSTUME
2019’s Halloween saw entertainment icon Heidy Klum unrecognizable in a creepy alien outfit. No one would have believed Klum was behind the gory costume if the star had not documented the entire process of the makeover on social media. Creativity at its peak!
13. KHLOE KARDASHIAN DRESSED AS CRUELLA DE VILLE
Another Cruella de Ville inspired look that turned heads was Khloe Kardashian’s 2019 Halloween costume. With her black and white hair complete with a hat and a black and white fleece coat, the star’s ensemble was spot on. Taking it a notch further, she dressed her daughter, True Thompson, as one of the dalmatians clustered around her.
14. NICOLE SCHERZINGER DISGUISES AS CLEOPATRA
Singer Nicole Scherzinger portrayed one of the most iconic Halloween costumes in 2017. She disguised as the legendary Egyptian female ruler, Cleopatra. She looked the part in a gold dress, bracelets, and a black fringed wig.
15. HEIDI KLUM AS A WEREWOLF
It’s hard to believe a female figure was behind this top-of-the-art Halloween ensemble. Heidi Klum rocked the werewolf look for Halloween in 2017, portraying one of the werewolves in Michael Jackson’s song, “Thriller.”
16. NATALIA VODIANOVA AS A BALLOON ANIMAL
In 2017, Russian model Natalia Vodianova rocked the Halloween festivity in a red outfit made of balloons. The 38-year-old depicted one of American artist Jeff Koon’s balloon animals, wowing everyone.
17. LIL NAS X DRESSED AS NICKI MINAJ
American rapper Lil Nas X did the unimaginable with his portrayal of hip hop star Nicki Minaj for the 2020 Halloween. He left out no detail in his pink bodysuit, enhanced curves, pink fringe wig, and matching lipstick to go.
18. CARDI B’S MEDUSA COSTUME
Cardi B did not disappoint during the 2020 Halloween. The singer donned a medusa costume that easily passed as the most memorable Halloween costume in 2020. She gave the credits for the snake body to Laurel DeWitt, while Baba Jagne took the credits for the upper half.
19. HALSEY AS POISON IVY
In 2018, Halsey depicted the iconic plant, poison ivy. She managed to look chic and sexy in the all-green ensemble.
20. ALESSANDRA AMBROSIO AS THE LAST UNICORN
Brazillian model Alessandra Ambrosio stepped out for Halloween in 2017, dressed as the last unicorn from the 1982 animation of the same title.
There you have it! A list of 20 infamous Halloween costumes celebrities have stormed the world with over the years.