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90 Halloween costume ideas inspired by celebrities

Julie Sprankles is a freelance writer living in the storied city of Charleston, SC. When she isn't slinging sass for SheKnows, she enjoys watching campy SyFy creature features (Pirahnaconda, anyone?), trolling the internet for dance work...

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Best of the best

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Best of the best

Still hunting for the perfect Halloween costume? Let the likes of TSwift and Lady Gaga spark your imagination!

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Lauren Conrad

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Lauren Conrad

Conrad's Minnie Mouse is so adorable, yet so easy to pull off.

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Heidi Klum

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Heidi Klum

There's no doubt about it, Klum is the queen of Halloween.

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Katy Perry

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Katy Perry

Katy Perry, like most of us, can't resist a Flamin' Hot Cheeto.

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Beyonce And Blue Ivy

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Beyonce And Blue Ivy

Bey looked fierce channeling Janet Jackson with daughter Blue Ivy, er, Michael Jackson in tow.

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Taylor Swift

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Taylor Swift

In a play on the lyrics from her song "Blank Space" from 1989: "Cause, darling I'm a nightmare dressed like a PEGACORN."

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Katie Lowes And Ellen DeGeneres

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Katie Lowes And Ellen DeGeneres

Scandal actress Katie Lowes showed off her creative tooth fairy ensemble while Ellen rocked her own clever costume.

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Kate Hudson

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Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson as a Sons of Anarchy-inspired leather-clad biker chick looks dangerously hot.

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Queen Latifah

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Queen Latifah

Is it too soon to say Queen Latifah's elaborate Maleficent costume is our favorite spooky getup this year?

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Liv Tyler

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Liv Tyler

Liv Tyler dressed as a retro oven with a bun in it — the most adorable celebrity maternity costume ever.

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Kelly Osbourne

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Kelly Osbourne

Kelly Osbourne slayed as Magenta from The Rocky Horror Picture Show at her themed party.

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Kelly Osbourne As Margot Tenenbaum

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Kelly Osbourne As Margot Tenenbaum

Here's Kelly as Margot Tenenbaum, aka Gwyneth Paltrow's character from The Royal Tenenbaums.

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The Lucky Magazine Crew

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The Lucky Magazine Crew

The Shining's "Redrum" twins came courtesy of the mag's creative director, Katia Kuethe, and features editor, Hayley Phelan.

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Michelle Trachtenberg

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Michelle Trachtenberg

Michelle Trachtenberg creeps the hell out of us as The Black Dahlia.

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Molly Sims

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Molly Sims

Pregnant Molly Sims get major style points for going "pregogogo" in a '70s-inspired hot pink jumpsuit.

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Molly Sims As Snow White

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Molly Sims As Snow White

Here's Molly as Snow White and her 2-year-old son Books as Batman.

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Paris Hilton

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Paris Hilton

You have to admit socialite Paris Hilton looks gorgeous as a grown-up version of the iconic Disney character.

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Maria Menounos Jason Kennedy And Ross Matthews

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Maria Menounos Jason Kennedy And Ross Matthews

As Saved By the Bell's Zack, Kelly, Screech and Jessie, the Live from E! hosts made our inner adolescent hearts skip a beat.

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Colton Haynes

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Colton Haynes

When it comes to most remarkable transformations, Teen Wolf actor Colton Haynes might just have that title in the bag.

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Chris Colfer

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Chris Colfer

Chris Colfer's Grumpy Cat costume made us especially happy. Or should we say Glee-ful?

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Lucy Hale

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Lucy Hale

Pretty Little Liars' Lucy Hale and guy pal Drew Osborne went digital, dressing as Twitter and Instagram, respectively.

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AnnaLynne McCord

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AnnaLynne McCord

AnnaLynne McCord left little to the imagination as the "Creepy Chick" muse to her fabulous companion's Karl Lagerfeld.

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Drake Britton

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Drake Britton

Red Sox pitcher Drake Britton sports a Superman costume to bring Halloween cheer to kids at Boston Children's Hospital.

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Jessica Alba

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Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba and her gal pal went all-out as Axl and Slash of Guns N' Roses fame.

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Kim Kardashian

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Kim Kardashian

No ifs, ands or bones about it — Kim Kardashian makes one sexy skeleton.

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North West

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North West

It wouldn't matter if Kim and Kanye's daughter North was smelly like a skunk — she'd still be as cute as all get out.

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Julianne Hough And Brooks Laich

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Julianne Hough And Brooks Laich

Hockey pro Brooks Laich and DWTS judge Julianne Hough looked groovy, baby, as Austin Powers and Felicity Shagwell.

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Lady Gaga

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Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga glams it up in an elegant Roberto Cavalli flapper costume.

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Neil Patrick Harris, David Burtka And Kids

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Neil Patrick Harris, David Burtka And Kids

Neil Patrick Harris, husband David Burtka and their precious twins Gideon (Batman) and Harper (Batgirl) went Gothan City chic.

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Ashley Benson

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Ashley Benson

PLL's Ashley Benson was undoubtedly going for creepy with her supernatural Annabelle doll look.

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Joe Jonas

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Joe Jonas

Joe Jonas as Derek Zoolander is perfection. That is all.

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Axl Jack

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Axl Jack

For his first time trick-or-treating, we think it's safe to say Josh Duhamel and Fergi's son Axl Jack nailed it.

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Lea Michele

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Lea Michele

Yowza. This ain't the Little Red Riding Hood of your childhood, people.

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Diddy

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Diddy

As the self-proclaimed "King of Harlem," Diddy strikes a regal pose alongside his trumpeters.

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Diddy's Daughter, Chance

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Diddy's Daughter, Chance

Meanwhile, Diddy's daughter Chance looked flawless as Cleopatra. 

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Rumer, Tallulah And Scout Willis

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Rumer, Tallulah And Scout Willis

It's pretty darn adorable that Rumer, Tallulah and Scout Willis skipped the festivities to stay home together.

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Donald Faison And Cacee Cobb

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Donald Faison And Cacee Cobb

Donald Faison and Cacee Cobb threw it back 3-D style with this incredible King Kong costume.

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Amanda Seyfried

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Amanda Seyfried

Amanda Seyfried and celebrity chef Vikki Krinsky embraced the dark and undead with zombified face makeup.

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Bob Harper

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Bob Harper

The Biggest Loser's Bob Harper busted out a spot-on David Bowie costume this Halloween.

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Rachel Zoe And Family

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Rachel Zoe And Family

Leave it to celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe to pull together super-stylish Halloween ensembles for her whole cute family.

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Allessandra Ambrosio

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Allessandra Ambrosio

Dressed as a sexy kitten, Victoria's Secret model Allessandra Ambrosio looks, well, sexy. And like a kitten.

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Zach Braff

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Zach Braff

Here's Zach Braff's brilliant Kurt Russell from Big Trouble in Little China costume.

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson And Justin Mikita

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson And Justin Mikita

Modern Family's Jesse Tyler Ferguson and husband Justin Mikita crack us up as Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne.

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Adriana Lima And Family

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Adriana Lima And Family

Adriana Lima and her daughter rock Ariel costumes, while her ex-husband, Marko Jaric, went as Triton. 

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Ryan Seacrest

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Ryan Seacrest

Ryan Seacrest looked electrifying as as an Albert Einsten-esque mad scientist.

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January Jones

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January Jones

Mad Men actress January Jones got cheeky with a little friend as "#hashtag Christmas tree."

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Colin Hanks

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Colin Hanks

Dressed to the nines as The Green Lantern, funny guy Colin Hanks jokes that he may as well put the costume to good use.

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Carmen Electra

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Carmen Electra

She might not be the "California Gurl," but Carmen Electra does a pretty fantastic job of channeling Katy Perry.

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Gisele Bundchen, Tom Brady And Kids

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Gisele Bundchen, Tom Brady And Kids

Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady let their 4-year-old son choose the family costumes this year.

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Justin Bieber

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Justin Bieber

It's sweet that Justin Bieber dressed up as a Power Ranger to please his little buddy.

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Cindy Crawford And Rande Gerber

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Cindy Crawford And Rande Gerber

Supermodel Cindy Crawford and husband Randy Gerber hit a high note as Cher and Greg Allman.

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Kaley Cuoco And Ryan Sweeting

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Kaley Cuoco And Ryan Sweeting

Kaley Cuoco and now ex-hubby Ryan Sweeting as the Biebs and his on-again-off-again girlfriend Selena Gomez.

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Heidi Klum

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Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum shares the behind-the-scenes insight on how she was transformed into a butterfly of epic proportions.

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Heidi Klum as Jessica Rabbit

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Heidi Klum as Jessica Rabbit

Here's Klum in 2015 as Jessica Rabbit. "Killing it" would be an understatement.

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Lauren Conrad

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Lauren Conrad

DIY queen Lauren Conrad got into the Halloween costume game by whipping up her very own mermaid outfit.

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Gwen Stefani

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Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani rocks a fierce tiger costume on Halloween day.

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Live With Kelly And Michael Crew

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Live With Kelly And Michael Crew

We love all things Orange Is the New Black, which now includes Kelly Ripa and her Live with Kelly and Michael crew.

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Jenny McCarthy

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Jenny McCarthy

Jenny McCarthy and her Sandy from Grease costume go together like rama lamma lamma ka dinga da dinga dong. 

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Adam Lambert

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Adam Lambert

Adam Lambert is terrifying (and terrifyingly hairy) as a werewolf headed to "howl at the moon."

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Colton Haynes

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Colton Haynes

Whoa. Haynes' make up artists deserve an award nomination for his epic Ursula transformation.

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Dirk Nowitzki

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Dirk Nowitzki

The Dallas Mavericks player is perfect as Lurch from The Addams Family.

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Chrissy Teigen

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Chrissy Teigen

Teigen is completely unrecognizable as celebrity chef Guy Fieri!

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Puddy Teigen-Legend

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Puddy Teigen-Legend

Teigen took her brilliant Guy Fieri costume one step further by dressing her bulldog, Puddy, as bacon. 

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Beyonce (and more!)

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Beyonce (and more!)

Bey killed it as Storm for Ciara's superhero bday, along with Serena Williams, Kelly Rowland and other besties.

 

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Ciara and Russell Wilson

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Ciara and Russell Wilson

Ciara and her NFL BF went all out as Catwoman and Batman for Ciara's 30th. 

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Aubrey O'Day and Shannon Bex

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Aubrey O'Day and Shannon Bex

Danity Kane's Aubrey O'Day and Shannon Bex coordinated as Cruella de Vil and Pepper. 

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Brody Jenner

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Brody Jenner

Would it be weird to say Brody Jenner looks hot even as a hillbilly?

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Christina Milian

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Christina Milian

Meow! Christian Milian looks fierce as a feline on the set of Grandfathered

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John Stamos and Joshua Peck

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John Stamos and Joshua Peck

Not to be outdone by costar Milian, John Stamos and Joshua Peck show off their devilish sides. 

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Kourtney Kardashian and Fam

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Kourtney Kardashian and Fam

Kourtney Kardashian proves she's from a family of superheroes. 

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Kendra Wilkinson

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Kendra Wilkinson

As a skeleton with blue hair, Kendra Wilkinson partied sans hubby Hank Baskett. 

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Mark Ballas and BC Jean

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Mark Ballas and BC Jean

DWTS' Mark Ballas and singer/actress BC Jean wowed as 90s royalty Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love. 

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Mark Ballas

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Mark Ballas

Someone give Ballas all the awards for this Edward Scissorhands ensemble! 

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Lauren Conrad and BFFs

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Lauren Conrad and BFFs

Lauren Conrad and her besties give us major squad goals as "Party Animals." 

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Lily Collins

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Lily Collins

Lily Collins and her friend are poised to save the day as Supergirl and Wonder Woman. 

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Nina Dobrev's Posse

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Nina Dobrev's Posse

Nina Dobrev as Posh with her besties rounding out the Spice Girls is everything right now. 

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Heidi Montag & Spencer Pratt

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Heidi Montag & Spencer Pratt

Love 'em or hate 'em, you have to admit this group costume is pretty stinkin' cute.

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Ellen DeGeneres

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Ellen DeGeneres

DeGeneres got creative and dressed as long-lost Kardashian cousin, Karla Kardashian.

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Michael Strahan

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Michael Strahan

Strahan went all out on his Cookie Lyon Empire costume.

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Kelly Ripa

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Kelly Ripa

Ripa is poised to #breaktheinternet with this Kim Kardashian costume.

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Kelly Ripa

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Kelly Ripa

Her Donald Trump costume is terrifyingly hilarious.

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Kelly and Michael: Part 1

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Kelly and Michael: Part 1

The talk-show team nailed this Katy Perry/Left Shark recreation.

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Kelly and Michael: Part 2

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Kelly and Michael: Part 2

But their Lando Calrissian/Princess Leia Star Wars costumes are amazing as well.

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Kelly and Michael: Part 3

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Kelly and Michael: Part 3

Their group Magic Mike costumes win! Who knew Gelman was so ripped?

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Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer

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Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer

These two look adorable as Peanuts' Sally and Lucy.

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Kathie Lee and Hoda

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Kathie Lee and Hoda

This dynamic duo looks hilarious as Snoopy and Woodstock.

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Meredith Vieira

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Meredith Vieira

You really can't even tell that's Vieira dressed as Pig-Pen.

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The 'Today Show' crew

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The 'Today Show' crew

Peanuts for the win!

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Iggy Azalea

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Iggy Azalea

Iggy Azalea nails it in her White Chicks Halloween costume — a perfect response after Snoop Dogg said she looked like Marlon Wayans in the movie.

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Lebron James

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Lebron James

A timely tribute if we ever saw one. Last year, Lebron James went as Prince before the legend's passing.

Originally published Oct. 2015. Updated Aug. 2016.

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