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Guess who? The best celebrity look-alike costumes out there

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It's fun to dress up like your favorite celebs for Halloween. But let's face it, most celebrity look-alike costumes just suck. But we found some we think hit the mark.

You can't just decide to have Heidi Klum's perfect legs for the evening, but with a little makeup, a wig and the right attitude, you can pull off looking like her for the night. We think these people scored major points with their odes to favorite celebs.


Your parents just don't understand buying diamonds for your boyfriend... but we say, "Go girl!"

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These guys did it right, rocking costumes of DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, Ciara, Rihanna and Justin Bieber. For DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince (aka Will Smith), colorful shirts a la the '90s, backward caps, tight jeans and Converse or white sneakers are the name of the game. Don't forget the crazy sunglasses!

Ripped jeans and a sassy top will get you halfway to pulling off Rihanna, but don't leave home without a healthy dose of in-your-face confidence.

Justin Bieber is all about the low-hanging jeans and a cap that shows off his perfectly coiffed hair. Shirt optional.

As for Ciara, we recommend going with one of her more casual looks with an urban flair showing off that fab bod. Don't forget that this girl loves her baseball caps! Backward or forward...


Hold your applause

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Over-the-top outfit? Check. Dramatic makeup complete and dramatic sunglasses on? Check. Engaging yet aloof attitude? Check. You're a go for a Lady Gaga costume.


Like diamonds in the sky

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OK, so we gave you a pretty big hint there. Yes, this cutie-pie is dressed as Rihanna during her pink hair days. With Rihanna, the key is flawless makeup, a beautiful smile and her fiercely creative hairstyles. She likes to have fun with her clothes, so a quick search of the internet should show you an outfit you can easily recreate.


Rap royalty

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We love this couple's costume of Drake and Nicki Minaj and didn't realize just how easy this might be for some couples until we saw this gem. Drake's simple style means your man can wear just about anything he has in his closet. Add a couple of tasteful gold chains and make sure the eyebrows are right. We think this guy may have taken it a bit far, but we got the point!

For Minaj, you need a short, tight, colorful dress of any kind, a wig and some killer heels, and you're ready to go.



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The other guy's apparently supposed to be Prince, but this King of Pop costume is second to none. To pull off Michael Jackson, you just need a black fedora, the signature single glove, high-water pants and a shiny pair of black Florsheim shoes over white socks. Pair it all with a plain white tee. If you've got one, a black leather jacket helps complete the look, but isn't necessary.


Create fireworks!

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Katy Perry is all about funky, girlie fun. To dress like Katy Perry for Halloween, you'll just need to find a loud girlie dress (look to her videos for inspiration, like this gal did), don a long wig with soft curls in a fun color and put on your dancing shoes.


"I'm taking his sperm and making babies out of it." (Snooki)

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Snooki's had more than her fair share of crazy nights on the town on Jersey Shore, so it's no surprise people were a little surprised when this bundle of debauchery had her own bundle of joy. To recreate this clever Snooki costume, you just need a low-cut, tight and very short dress, crazy-high heels, Snooki's signature Jersey bouffant, some oversized costume jewelry and a baby carrier complete with your own darling baby doll. Don't forget the sunglasses at night, and have an alcoholic beverage in your hand all night long.


We can't stop twerking for this costume!

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To recreate this Miley Cyrus costume, you just need tight leggings and a matching top. Twist your hair up into tight double buns on your head or rock your funky short-do or wig. Swipe on some bright red lipstick and line your eyes with jet-black eyeliner and mascara and you're ready to shake that thang.


Diamonds are a girl's best friend...

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This flirty and sexy Marilyn Monroe costume can be thrown together in a jiff. Just get your hands on a classic white sleeveless, knee-length dress and roll up your hair in a cute short do (or find a wig). Pair it with some strappy heels and you're ready to stand over a subway vent.


Eat your heart out, Harry Styles

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Spiral your hair and throw on a simple, easy dress or gown. It's time to be Taylor Swift for the evening. You can pick up an inexpensive dress like this at a thrift store. It's not about the color, it's about the effortlessness. Then spiral curl your hair and put on some tasteful makeup and a cute pair of easy heels.

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