When you’re a celebrity, 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 while at the same time having loads of fun and eating loads of candy.

In order to give you some great ideas for costumes to wear, Bored Panda compiled this list of celebrities wearing Halloween costumes, so scroll down, upvote your faves, and drop us a line in the comments telling us what you think of them. 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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Kristy P 1 month ago

I have seen that pic of The Rock quite a few times, but I JUST noticed that he has a tissue under his arm so he doesn't get his black turtleneck's sleeve dirty! XD

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#2

Paul Rudd As Weird Al

Paul Rudd As Weird Al

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Kristy P 1 month ago

I had to do a double take!!

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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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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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Danish Dynomummy 1 month ago

Heidi never disappoints at Halloween!! She's way beyond Level Expert

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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 1 month 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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E A M 1 month ago

I don't recall Elle wearing a trashy ripped bodice dress.

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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 1 month 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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Catherine Hankinson 1 month ago

Frankenstein's Monster. The scientist was called doctor Frankenstein.

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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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Maricela Ramirez 1 month ago

She looks Amazing and her daughter looks so adorable . Lets go East Compton Clovers!!!!

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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 1 month ago

Perfect

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#14

Ashley Graham As Jessica Rabbit

Ashley Graham As Jessica Rabbit

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OhForSmegSake 1 month ago

She's got a bunny in the oven :D

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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 1 month 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 1 month 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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Hope Floats 1 month ago

This was taken from their Halloween performance on Strictly Come Dancing... On which they were brilliant.

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#18

Bradley Cooper And Lea As Old Lady

Bradley Cooper And Lea As Old Lady

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Miranda Panda 1 month ago

I love this!!

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#19

Patrick Starrr As Shrek

Patrick Starrr As Shrek

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ktdidit 1 month ago

How are You Tube people celebrities ???

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#20

Halsey As Marilyn Manson

Halsey As Marilyn Manson

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Thai Ya Long 1 month 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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Bored Phoenix 1 month ago

I LOVE IT

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#22

Liza Koshy As Anna Wintour

Liza Koshy As Anna Wintour

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Brenda 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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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#27

Kate Beckinsale As Holly Golightly

Kate Beckinsale As Holly Golightly

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Kristy P 1 month 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 1 month ago

Awesome!!

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#29

Mario Lopez

Mario Lopez

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Awkward Manatee 1 month ago

The floof in the background omg!

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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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Toby McFarlane 1 month ago

hair bed peace peace

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#31

Elvis Duran As Wonder Woman

Elvis Duran As Wonder Woman

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Elias Galvez 1 month 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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Louisiana Lover 1 month ago

Thanks for ruining my childhood

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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 1 month 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. 1 month 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 1 month 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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MsM 1 month ago

Machine gun jubblies

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#37

Cindy Crawford

Cindy Crawford

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Cat on a bike 1 month ago

Yeah Punk 🤘🏻🤘🏻

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#38

Nina Dobrev As Billie Eilish

Nina Dobrev As Billie Eilish

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Luna Lovegood 1 month ago

Wow! Spot on!

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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 1 month 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 1 month ago

Nice

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#41

Logan Paul As Karate Kid

Logan Paul As Karate Kid

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K. Blanchette 1 month 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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Riz Leslie 1 month ago

Lil Nas X is obviously dressed as Cam’ron

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#43

Cardi B As A Nurse

Cardi B As A Nurse

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Demi Zwaan 1 month ago

Wow. Those dresses are in the outfits isle of our sex shops. That’s not a nurse.

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#44

Black-Ish As Tethered

Black-Ish As Tethered

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RM RyRo 1 month ago

Groundbreaking show wears groundbreaking movie costumes!

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#45

Jhene Aiko As Ash Ketchum

Jhene Aiko As Ash Ketchum

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LoveWinz 1 month 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 1 month ago (edited)

And Austin Butler!

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#47

Lisa Rinna As Jennifer Lopez

Lisa Rinna As Jennifer Lopez

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Brenda 1 month ago

I actually think she looks pretty good.

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#48

Christina Hendricks As Ginny Weasley

Christina Hendricks As Ginny Weasley

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Elizabeth Wilson 1 month ago

this should be higher up!

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#49

Kelly Osbourne A Clown

Kelly Osbourne A Clown

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Monday 1 month 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 1 month ago

I'm hungry now.

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