When you’re one of the popular celebrities, you can rarely get a moment’s peace. Whenever you walk out of your door, fans can’t help but want to talk to you and share how much they love your work. They want your autograph. They want your attention. They want you to know how much you’ve changed their lives.

After a while, the majority of fans all start sounding much the same and it’s no wonder that stars need a moment to relax and find their bearings again. Halloween is the perfect time for celebrities to hide their real identities in creative costumes while at the same time having loads of fun and eating loads of candy.

In order to give you some great Halloween costume ideas, Bored Panda compiled this list of famous people wearing Halloween costumes, so scroll down, upvote your faves, and drop us a line in the comments telling us what you think of these cool costumes. We know that you love Halloween posts, so check out our last year’s list of celebrities whom we could barely recognize when they put on their costumes. In case you’re in need of a more serious Halloween pick-me-up, take a look at the posts here, here, and here. And be sure to scroll down for Bored Panda’s interview with the world’s foremost expert on Halloween, Lesley Bannatyne.

#1

Kevin Hart As Dwayne Johnson

Kevin Hart As Dwayne Johnson

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Bobert Robertson
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1 year ago

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Kevin Hart looks more like Kanye every day... even when he tries to look like the rock

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#2

Paul Rudd As Weird Al

Paul Rudd As Weird Al

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Kimberly Irving
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1 year ago

WOW! He looks JUST like him!!

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#3

Neil Patrick Harris As Burtka-Harris Boo-Seum Of Art

Neil Patrick Harris As Burtka-Harris Boo-Seum Of Art

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Bobert Robertson
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1 year ago

This family always nails Halloween

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When celebrities dress up, Halloween approaches weirdness: these are people whom millions of their fans want to be like, but who choose to be someone else for the holiday. It just goes to show that everyone has someone they look up to, no matter how high and mighty they might appear from the sidelines.

Some people love Halloween; some hate it. But most people think of it as a holiday that isn’t very serious and don’t give it much thought. However, Halloween is a deep topic that has been studied by professional academics, the greatest among them being Bannatyne. Bored Panda spoke to her about the holiday’s popularity in the West, especially in the United States, and she gave three main reasons for it.

“Halloween’s popularity, especially among adults, began to surge in the 70s and has been growing ever since. Nostalgia is one reason. Kids who grew up in the golden age of trick-or-treating (50s, 60s — before the rumors of razor blades in apples and stranger danger) didn’t want to give it up, and threw Halloween parties where they could still get into costume and go out at night.”

#4

The Weeknd As Joker

The Weeknd As Joker

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Bored Phoenix
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1 year ago

Haha I love this!

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#5

Jason Momoa As Elvis Presley

Jason Momoa As Elvis Presley

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Cat on a bike
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1 year ago

He even danced the part in Ellen 😍

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#6

Jessica Biel As Justin Timberlake And Justin Timberlake As Microphone

Jessica Biel As Justin Timberlake And Justin Timberlake As Microphone

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glowworm2
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1 year ago

He doesn't look like a very happy microphone.

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Bannatyne continued: “Halloween’s edginess is another. Wonderfully outrageous parades erupted in gay communities in the late 60s and 70s (San Francisco’s Castro, Greenwich Village, etc.) that painted Halloween as a renegade holiday; it was both inclusive and extreme, a night where, whatever box you were in during the day, you could bust out at night. My gay friends tell me that Halloween is their Christmas — no gifts, no family, no travel, just a great costume.”

#7

Heidi Klum As Alien

Heidi Klum As Alien

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Katinka Min
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1 year ago

The boobs!! O.o :-D

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#8

Ariana Grande As Nurse From "Eye Of The Beholder"

Ariana Grande As Nurse From "Eye Of The Beholder"

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glowworm2
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1 year ago

She looks more like Miss Piggy with her outfit. The face is spot on though.

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#9

Kim Kardashian West As Elle Woods From Legally Blond

Kim Kardashian West As Elle Woods From Legally Blond

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Bobert Robertson
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1 year ago (edited)

Is this title backwards or is there someone named legally blond? It’s 2019, anything is possible **edit they fixed the title

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The Halloween expert went on to explain what the third reason for the holiday’s popularity in the US was. “A third reason is horror. Up until John Carpenter’s 1978 movie Halloween, the holiday had been eerie, spooky, and creepy, but not necessarily bloody or violent. Hollywood hadn’t figured out that Halloween and horror movies were a winning combination—1973’s The Exorcist, for example, was released at Christmas. But Halloween was set on Halloween, titled Halloween (rather than ‘The Babysitter Murders,’ its original title), and featured Halloween icons—jack-o’-lanterns, masks, etc.—and forever changed the image of Halloween in our imaginations. In the next two decades a flood of horror franchises became associated with Halloween, and Freddys, Jasons, and Michael Meyers masks appeared everywhere. What this did was turn fans of horror, of which there were many, into fans of Halloween, and the celebration grew even more popular.”

#10

Lebron James As Edward Scissorhands

Lebron James As Edward Scissorhands

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glowworm2
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1 year ago

I kind of want to watch him try to play basketball with those hands!

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#11

G-Eazy As Edward Scissorhands, The Joker And Frankenstein

G-Eazy As Edward Scissorhands, The Joker And Frankenstein

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The cation
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1 year ago

woah!!! he was 3 things in one night??

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#12

Gabrielle Union And Daughter Kaavia As "Bring It On" Cheerleaders

Gabrielle Union And Daughter Kaavia As "Bring It On" Cheerleaders

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DrGirlfriend
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like she has diastasis, that hole almost through her stomach wall. I got same hole from having twins my stomach muscles didn't reattach and I also have this hole where my organs protrude from. Hurts when they get stuck. Was told it's not medical it's vanity and to go pound sand unless I had big money for tummy tuck. Just surprised to see a rich chic have it out like that.

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"American markets began to understand that Halloween could be shaped into a retail season to fit between Back-to-School and Christmas. Coors made it a beer holiday in 1986 by launching a highly successful campaign using Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, as a spokesperson. Other manufacturers saw possibility for the same revenue streams as Christmas, and soon Halloween lights, cards, trees (they’re black, natch), and yard decorations were added to costume offerings," Bannatyne explained.

#13

Geri Halliwell As Tommy Shelby From "Peaky Blinders"

Geri Halliwell As Tommy Shelby From "Peaky Blinders"

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TheExtremeSmell
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1 year ago

Perfect

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#14

Ashley Graham As Jessica Rabbit

Ashley Graham As Jessica Rabbit

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MissUndastood
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1 year ago

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Geez... Jessica Done Ate The Rabbit.

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#15

Ciara And Russell Wilson As Beyoncé And Jay-Z

Ciara And Russell Wilson As Beyoncé And Jay-Z

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Christina Sersif
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1 year ago

She nailed Beyonce, but he’s too attractive to pull off JayZ lol

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Bannatyne is regarded as the foremost authority on Halloween by some and is a true expert about the history of the holiday. She has written many books on the subject, which show that Halloween can be just as serious as it can be fun.

One of the many things that Bannatyne found out about the holiday is that the roots of Halloween first formed over 1,000 years ago in the British Isles. Eventually, after passing through various American ethnic groups, the holiday grew into what it is today. If you’re not a fan of the holiday, the next time you see someone dressed in a Halloween costume, don’t be quick to judge; think about the holiday as a living, breathing thing that changes with each generation into something new. And any 1,000-year history is bound to hide some interesting and horrifying-yet-fun insights.

#16

Drake As His Father

Drake As His Father

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Brenda
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1 year ago

That's cute :)

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#17

Michelle Visage And Giovanni Perniceas As Morticia And Gomez

Michelle Visage And Giovanni Perniceas As Morticia And Gomez

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Saulo Frota
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1 year ago

who and who?

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#18

Bradley Cooper And Lea As Old Lady

Bradley Cooper And Lea As Old Lady

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Brenda
Community Member
1 year ago

Okay this is hilarious haha

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#19

Patrick Starrr As Shrek

Patrick Starrr As Shrek

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A Rose Among Thorns
Community Member
1 year ago

Thanks I hate it

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#20

Halsey As Marilyn Manson

Halsey As Marilyn Manson

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Thai Ya Long
Community Member
1 year ago

I thought she's Jeffrey Star

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#21

Demi Lovato As Marie Antoinette And "It"

Demi Lovato As Marie Antoinette And "It"

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Ale_Vidal23
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1 year ago

it's not "it", it's pennywise, duh

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#22

Liza Koshy As Anna Wintour

Liza Koshy As Anna Wintour

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Brenda
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1 year ago

Never seen Liza looking this serious before lol

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#23

Gigi Gorgeous And Nats Getty Gorgeous As Jack Skellington And Sally

Gigi Gorgeous And Nats Getty Gorgeous As Jack Skellington And Sally

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Kimberly Irving
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1 year ago

This is what a costume looks like when you have no spending limit!

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#24

Tallulah Willis As Leeloo From "The Fifth Element"

Tallulah Willis As Leeloo From "The Fifth Element"

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Holly Stevens
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1 year ago

That's kind of weird because her Dad has sex with leeloo in that movie

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#25

Luna Legend As Wonder Woman

Luna Legend As Wonder Woman

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Cyndi H
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1 year ago

Luna Legend is the perfect superhero name!

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#26

Stormi Webster (Kylie Jenner's Daughter) As Kylie Jenner

Stormi Webster (Kylie Jenner's Daughter) As Kylie Jenner

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Ale_Vidal23
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1 year ago

no

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#27

Kate Beckinsale As Holly Golightly

Kate Beckinsale As Holly Golightly

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Kristy P
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1 year ago

I love it, I just wish it weren't patent leather...

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#28

Chrissy Metz As Beetlejuice

Chrissy Metz As Beetlejuice

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LoveWinz
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1 year ago

Awesome!!

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#29

Mario Lopez

Mario Lopez

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ƒιѕн
Community Member
1 year ago

oh look, an actual costume, and spending time with his kids

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#30

Michael Angarano And Maya Erskine As John Lennon And Yoko Ono

Michael Angarano And Maya Erskine As John Lennon And Yoko Ono

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Shireen
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1 year ago

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I can't tell if that's her hair or if she's wearing a Hijab...

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#31

Elvis Duran As Wonder Woman

Elvis Duran As Wonder Woman

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Elias Galvez
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1 year ago

I can't decide whether I'm revolted or enticed

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#32

Kylie Jenner As Ariel

Kylie Jenner As Ariel

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Juririn
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1 year ago

If she dared to be Hulk, I would have upvoted.

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#33

Linda Phan And Drew Scott As Russell And Carl From Up

Linda Phan And Drew Scott As Russell And Carl From Up

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hobbitly
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1 year ago

They are Russell and Carl from Up.

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#34

Lily Aldridge As Lydia From Beetlejuice

Lily Aldridge As Lydia From Beetlejuice

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G.
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1 year ago

WOW she's so similar as Winona

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#35

Rebecca Romijn And Jerry O'Connell As Fire And Rain

Rebecca Romijn And Jerry O'Connell As Fire And Rain

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Rebekah
Community Member
1 year ago

"So the wife told me I had to wear a shiny silver suit, and I said: cool." Hes' so lovable.

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#36

Abby Champion And Patrick Schwarzenegger As A Fembot And Austin Powers

Abby Champion And Patrick Schwarzenegger As A Fembot And Austin Powers

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Ed Souza
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1 year ago

lol, perfect.

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#37

Cindy Crawford

Cindy Crawford

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Cat on a bike
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1 year ago

Yeah Punk 🤘🏻🤘🏻

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#38

Nina Dobrev As Billie Eilish

Nina Dobrev As Billie Eilish

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Kika González
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1 year ago

I don't understand??

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#39

Molly Sims As "I Dream Of Jeannie" And Cindy Crawford As Disco Diva

Molly Sims As "I Dream Of Jeannie" And Cindy Crawford As Disco Diva

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juice
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1 year ago

but...isn't her name just "Jeannie"?

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#40

Nikita Dragun As Totally Spies

Nikita Dragun As Totally Spies

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Misty Suarez-Forehand
Community Member
1 year ago

Nice

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#41

Logan Paul As Karate Kid

Logan Paul As Karate Kid

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K. Blanchette
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1 year ago

We haven't forgotten about the suicide forest thing.

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#42

Jay-Z And Lil Nas X As Vincent Vega

Jay-Z And Lil Nas X As Vincent Vega

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Nash Nopper
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1 year ago

love it!

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#43

Cardi B As A Nurse

Cardi B As A Nurse

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Ale_Vidal23
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1 year ago

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there's always those Kind of female human beings that use Halloween as an excuse

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#44

Black-Ish As Tethered

Black-Ish As Tethered

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Brenda
Community Member
1 year ago

Spot on!

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#45

Jhene Aiko As Ash Ketchum

Jhene Aiko As Ash Ketchum

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LoveWinz
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1 year ago

Gotta Ketchum all... sorry for the bad pun, im really bored lol

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#46

Vanessa Hudgens As Sally

Vanessa Hudgens As Sally

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DamnBecky
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1 year ago (edited)

And Austin Butler!

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#47

Lisa Rinna As Jennifer Lopez

Lisa Rinna As Jennifer Lopez

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Bobert Robertson
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1 year ago

Did she have an allergic reaction to something she ate?

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#48

Christina Hendricks As Ginny Weasley

Christina Hendricks As Ginny Weasley

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Elizabeth Wilson
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1 year ago

this should be higher up!

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#49

Kelly Osbourne A Clown

Kelly Osbourne A Clown

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Monday
Community Member
1 year ago

Are we gonna ignore that this is a harlequin outfit and not a clown one?

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#50

Maria Menounos As Vintage McDonald's Workers

Maria Menounos As Vintage McDonald's Workers

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MsM
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1 year ago

I'm hungry now.

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#51

Camila Mendes As Rick

Camila Mendes As Rick

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Zackary Certa
Community Member
1 year ago

OOOOooOOoo

#52

Liam Payne As Superman

Liam Payne As Superman

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Bored Phoenix
Community Member
1 year ago

I like that

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#53

Elizabeth Hurley As Beatrix "The Bride" Kiddo

Elizabeth Hurley As Beatrix "The Bride" Kiddo

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Martin Řezáč
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1 year ago

why does she have Jack Sparrows sabre?

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#54

Stephen Amell And Cassandra Jean As Hotdog And Beans

Stephen Amell And Cassandra Jean As Hotdog And Beans

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Emma B
Community Member
1 year ago

Cute!

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#55

Amber Valletta As Twiggy

Amber Valletta As Twiggy

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Sue Grigg
Community Member
1 year ago

Wish we could see her outfit.

#56

Paloma Elsesser As An Elf

Paloma Elsesser As An Elf

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Demi Zwaan
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1 year ago

What happened to her eye?

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#57

Jameela Jamil As "Silly" Eilish

Jameela Jamil As "Silly" Eilish

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#58

Camilla Luddington As Casey Becker In Scream

Camilla Luddington As Casey Becker In Scream

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Kristy P
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1 year ago

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Weak

#59

Stephanie Beatriz As Billie Eilish

Stephanie Beatriz As Billie Eilish

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Samantha Pines
Community Member
1 year ago

Rosa kicks ass every time.

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#60

Ashley Greene & Joseph Chase As Sonny & Cher

Ashley Greene & Joseph Chase As Sonny & Cher

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
1 year ago

I got you babe, dada dada........

#61

Bella Hadid As Fred Flintstone

Bella Hadid As Fred Flintstone

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Olivier Caissy
Community Member
1 year ago

More like Halle Berry‘s character in the Flintstone movie.

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#62

Nicki Minaj As Harley Quinn

Nicki Minaj As Harley Quinn

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Cyndi H
Community Member
1 year ago

Joker looks like he's ready to call it a night...

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#63

Tracee Ellis Ross As Rapper Dj Quik

Tracee Ellis Ross As Rapper Dj Quik

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Melanin Mo
Community Member
1 year ago

so accurate its crazy lol

#64

Winnie Harlow As A Cheerleader

Winnie Harlow As A Cheerleader

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Kirah Bettis
Community Member
1 year ago

She’s so pretty

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#65

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman

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Brenda
Community Member
1 year ago

As?

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#66

Candice Patton As Cruella De Vil

Candice Patton As Cruella De Vil

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Kjorn
Community Member
1 year ago

why the need to dress sexy for Something that wasn't sexy at all?

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#67

Lele Pons As Maleficent

Lele Pons As Maleficent

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hobbitly
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1 year ago

i like the headpiece, not sure on why she would wear shorts, doesnt fit the costume.

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#68

Bella Thorne As 70s Disco Queen

Bella Thorne As 70s Disco Queen

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
1 year ago

Tasteless cultural appropriation. This isn't disco.

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#69

Gus Kenworthy As A Skeleton

Gus Kenworthy As A Skeleton

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Hannah Dobbins
Community Member
1 year ago

Lowkey love this....

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#70

Anne Marie As Billie Eilish

Anne Marie As Billie Eilish

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Kirah Bettis
Community Member
1 year ago

This is the best Billie Eilish costume on he4e because she kinda looks like her

#71

Holly Madison As Harley Quinn

Holly Madison As Harley Quinn