The Most Creative Celebrity Costume Looks to Steal
Celebrities get paid to dress up — whether on a movie set, during a concert performance or simply walking the red carpet. So, it’s no wonder that they enjoy creating their own costume looks for Halloween, costume parties or, if you’re Lady Gaga, an average Monday. Hey, no one’s judging!
Of course, there’s one celebrity who’s name is now ubiquitous with Halloween. Supermodel Heidi Klum has hosted her annual “no costume, no entry” Halloween party since 2000 and has had an equally impressive costume each year. While she certainly provides a lot of inspiration, there are several creative celebrities who go all out for their own blowout parties.
So, if you’re in need of a creative costume idea, look no further than these experts who make dressing up look fun for the whole family.
Princess Fiona: Heidi Klum (2018)
For her 19th Annual Halloween Party in 2018 in New York, Klum was unrecognizable when she dressed up as Princess Fiona from "Shrek."
Shrek: Tom Kaulitz (2018)
Of course, what would a Princess Fiona costume be without Shrek by her side? Klum's husband, musician Tom Kaulitz, dressed the part for the annual party.
The duo married in private in February 2019 and then a second time in Italy this past August.
Football Player: Harry Connick Jr. (2018)
Harry Connick Jr. often talks about his New Orleans roots, so it's no surprise that he showed up as a Saints football player to show his city pride at Klum's 19th Annual Halloween Party.
Victoria and David Beckham: Mel B and Gary Madatyan (2018)
In what seemed like a not-so-subtle dig, Mel B (of Spice Girls fame) dressed up as fellow Spice Girls member Victoria Beckham to Klum's 2018 party. Her sign read, "No, I am not going on tour," likely in reference to the fact that Beckham is the only one to have not reunited with the other members, who are interested in a comeback tour.
Mel B's friend, Gary Madatyan, dressed as David Beckham to round out the look.
Westley and Inigo Montoya From "The Princess Bride": Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka (2018)
Actor Neil Patrick Harris, left, and his husband, David Burtka, attended Klum's party as some of the best characters from "The Princess Bride."
Autumn Theme: Kyle MacLachlan and Desiree Gruber (2018)
Actor Kyle MacLachlan and wife Desiree Gruber were dressed for the season in these autumn-themed outfits for Klum's 19th Annual Halloween Party.
The Mask: Kat Graham (2018)
"Vampire Diaries" actress Kat Graham brought back a favorite blast-from-the-past character dressed as The Mask at Klum's 2018 Halloween party in New York.
Black Swan: Padma Lakshmi (2018
"Top Chef" host Padma Lakshmi attended Klum's Halloween party as what can only be described as the Black Swan.
Shark: Questlove (2018)
Musician Questlove attended Klum's 2018 Halloween party as a lovable shark.
Dionne Davenport From 'Clueless': Lupita Nyong (2018)
Every fan of the movie, "Clueless," will love this look from actress Lupita Nyong.
She dressed up as Dionne Davenport (or Di), Cher's best friend from the movie, for Klum's 2018 Halloween party.
Willy Wonka: Zac Posen (2018)
American fashion designer Zac Posen dressed as a very fashionable Willy Wonka from the popular kid's movie for Klum's 2018 bash.
Samara From 'The Ring': Betty Taube-Gunter (2018)
Model Betty Taube-Gunter attended Klum's 2018 party as one of the scariest recent horror movie characters: Samara, aka the girl from "The Ring."
Corpse Bride and Groom: Cara Santana and Jesse Metcalfe (2018)
Actors Jesse Metcalfe and Cara Santana hit the Casamigos Halloween Party in Beverly Hills, California, on Oct. 26, 2018, as a rather risque corpse bride and groom.
The two got engaged in 2016 and have no plans to rush to the alter just yet.
Blondie: Cindy Crawford (2018)
Cindy Crawford attended the Casamigos Halloween Party as famous '80s rocker, Blondie.
She managed to turn the night into a family affair, attending with her husband and two children, who also dressed up for the theme. Her husband, Rande Gerber, dressed as David Bowie, while her daughter dressed as Joan Jett, and her son kept it simple in a punk rocker outfit.
Cosmic Kitten: Paris Hilton (2018)
Last year, Paris Hilton also attended the Casamigos Halloween Party in what can only be described as a cosmic kitten costume.
Check out those platform shoes!
Madonna: Kathie Lee Gifford (2018)
On point for an '80s theme, Kathie Lee Gifford dressed as Madonna during her "Material Girl" phase for the "Today" show's Halloween celebration at Rockefeller Plaza on Oct. 31, 2018, in New York.
Bruce Springsteen: Carson Daly (2018)
Continuing the '80s theme, Carson Daly dressed as Bruce Springsteen for the "Today" show's same 2018 Halloween celebration at Rockefeller Plaza.
Bubble Gum Machine: Taissa Farmiga (2018)
How sweet! Actress Taissa Farmiga, of "American Horror Story" fame, dressed as a bubble gum machine at the Just Jaredís 7th Annual Halloween Party at Goya Studios in Los Angeles on Oct. 27, 2018.
Elvira Hancock From 'Scarface': Ariel Winter (2018)
"Modern Family's" Ariel Winter paired up with boyfriend, actor Levi Meaden, for "Scarface" themed costumes at the Just Jaredís Halloween party.
She attended as Michelle Pfeiffer's character, Elvira Hancock, while he played Mister Scarface himself.
Burrito: Sarah Hyland (2018)
Winter's "Modern Family" co-star, Sarah Hyland, attended the same Halloween party as what looks to be a burrito with HOT sauce.
Devil: Adam Lambert (2018)
Dressed as the devil, musician Adam Lambert also attended the Just Jaredís 7th Annual Halloween Party on Oct. 27, 2018.
Michael Jackson From 'Thriller': Heidi Klum (2017)
Klum got into the werewolf spirit at her annual Halloween party in 2017.
Dressed as Michael Jackson from the "Thriller" video, she certainly turned heads.
La Catrina: Heather Graham (2017)
Actress Heather Graham attended Klum's 2017 bash, decked out in this La Catrina costume created to represent the Dia de Los Muertos tradition.
Black Panther: Nick Cannon (2017)
Actor Nick Cannon showed some political pride dressed as a member of the Black Panther Party at Klum's 18th Annual Halloween Party in New York.
Zombie: Zac Posen (2017)
American fashion designer Zac Posen brought out his dark side, dressed as a zombie at Klum's 2017 event.
'80s Track Suit: Jon Batiste (2017)
We love the '80s vibe from musician Jon Batiste — complete with an orange fanny pack no less — as he attends Klum's 2017 Halloween party.
Dooneese From 'Saturday Night Live': Gus Kenworthy (2017)
Actor and freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy got very creative, dressed as Dooneese from "Saturday Night Live" at Klum's 2017 party.
Garden of Earthly Delights: Bette Midler and Eric Schmidt (2017)
Another celeb with quite the reputation for Halloween parties is Bette Midler, who founded the New York Restoration Project in 1995 to help revive green spaces in New York. With that came her annual Halloween benefit, "Hulaween," named as a nod to Hawaii, where Midler is from.
Here, she poses with Google co-founder Eric Schmidt at the 2017 event that had a "Garden of Earthly Delights" theme.
Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton: Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer (2017)
NBC's "Today" show did not disappoint during it's 2017 Halloween special at Rockefeller Plaza in New York.
In tune with a country music theme, Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer dressed as Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton, respectively.
Shania Twain: Megyn Kelly (2017)
Megyn Kelly even dressed as country singer Shania Twain alongside Twain, herself, who made a guest appearance on the 2017 show as a leopard.
Billy Ray Cyrus: Carson Daly (2017)
Country singer Billy Ray Cyrus also joined the "Today" show cast in 2017 alongside Carson Daly who dressed up as him for the Halloween special.
Miley Cyrus: Kathie Lee Gifford (2017)
Kathie Lee Gifford rounded out the country music fun dressed as none other than Miley Cyrus.
Princess Jasmine and Gladiator: Paris Hilton and Chris Zylka (2017)
Even though the hotel heiress, Paris Hilton, called off her engagement to Chris Zylka last year, the two once provided great costume inspiration, dressed up at The 2017 Naked Heart Foundation Fabulous Fund Fair at Skylight Clarkson Square in New York on Oct. 28, 2017.
Heidi Klum Cloned: Heidi Klum (2016)
At her 17th Annual Halloween Party in 2016, Klum opted to "clone" herself, showing up with five other models that were decked out in Klum get-ups of their own.
Kale: Kyle MacLachlan (2016)
Who knew actor Kyle Maclachlan had such a playful side?
While he often played more serious characters on TV shows "Twin Peaks," "Sex and the City" and "Desperate Housewives," he attended Klum's 17th Annual Halloween Party in a rather hilarious kale costume.
Akeem Joffer and a Troll Doll: Trevor Noah and Jordyn Taylor (2016)
Leave it to "Daily Show" host Trevor Noah to dress up as Eddie Murphy's character — Akeem Joffer, the prince of the fictional African nation of Zamunda — from "Coming to America" at Klum's 2016 party.
His then-girlfriend, Jordyn Taylor, went a different route, dressing as a beloved troll doll.
Movie Concession Worker: Questlove (2016)
At Klum's 17th Annual Halloween Party in 2016, musician Questlove showed up as a movie concession worker with all the goodies in tow.
Junior Mints, anyone?
Jessica Rabbit: Heidi Klum (2015)
Klum dressed in red from head to toe as Jessica Rabbit at her 16th Annual Halloween Party on Oct. 31, 2015, in New York.
Vivian Ward From 'Pretty Woman': Dascha Polanco (2015)
"Orange Is the New Black" actress Dascha Polanco dressed as Vivan Ward, the leading lady from "Pretty Woman," at Klum's 16th Annual Halloween Party.
Marge Simpson: Emily Ratajkowski (2015)
Model and actress Emily Ratajkowski dressed as cartoon-mom Marge Simpson for Klum's 2015 bash.
Hulaween: Jane Krakowski, Michael Kors and Bette Midler (2015)
From left, Jane Krakowski, Michael Kors and Bette Midler attend Midler's 20th Hulaween celebration at The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on Oct. 30, 2015, in New York.
This year's theme was "Hell Night on Hulaween Island: A Night to Dismember."
Butterfly: Heidi Klum (2014)
You can hardly recognize Klum in this colorful butterfly get-up she wore to her 15th Annual Halloween Party in 2014, which was held at TAO Downton in New York.
Broken Doll: Michelle Trachtenberg (2014)
Actress Michelle Trachtenberg showed up as what can only be described as a broken doll — complete with rosy red cheeks and a colorful lollipop — to Klum's 15th Annual Halloween Party.
'80s Rocker and Exercise Instructor: Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo (2014)
Adam Levine and his wife, Behati Prinsloo, dressed up in their coolest '80s outfits at the 10th Annual Maroon 5 Halloween Party at the Sportsmen's Lodge on Oct. 31, 2014, in Studio City, California.
Old Woman: Heidi Klum (2013)
In 2013, Klum channeled her inner older self, dressing up as an old woman for her 14th Annual Halloween Party in New York.
Melanie Daniels From 'The Birds': Keren Craig (2013)
Fashion designer Keren Craig attended Klum's 14th Annual Halloween Party as Tippi Hedren's famous character, Melanie Daniels, from the Alfred Hitchcock classic, "The Birds."
Tinkerbell: Christian Siriano (2013)
Fashion designer Christian Siriano made a very colorful Tinkerbell at Klum's 2013 Halloween party in New York.
Wilma Flintstone and Betty Rubble: Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb (2013)
Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb took audiences back to a more prehistoric time dressed as the two leading ladies from "The Flinstones" on the "Today" show's Halloween special in New York City on Oct. 31, 2013.
Cleopatra: Heidi Klum (2012)
Heidi Klum's Halloween party was postponed in 2012 due to damage from Superstorm Sandy.
What became her Haunted Holiday Party, benefiting Superstorm Sandy relief efforts, was held on Dec. 1, 2012, in New York. And Klum dressed as Cleopatra.
Mermaid: Kim Kardashain (2012)
Kim Kardashian took the Midori Green theme to heart when she dressed as a mermaid with a flattering green "tail" at the 2nd Annual Midori Green Halloween Party on Oct. 27, 2012, in New York.