Steal These Halloween Costume Ideas! 20 Awesome Celebrity Looks From Past And Present

Steal These Halloween Costume Ideas! 20 Awesome Celebrity Looks From Past And Present
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Getting dressed up is as much a part of the job for Hollywood’s elite as acting in front of the camera, and many of them take that job seriously—sporting all manner of high-fashion outfits and employing high-paid stylists just to make sure they look good on the red carpet.

As such, it’s no surprise that celebrities take their Halloween costume ideas incredibly seriously, often planning their elaborate costumes weeks ahead of time (we’re looking at you, Heidi Klum!). Stars’ costume decisions often mirror their personalities—is it any surprise that Kim Kardashian’s costume every year tends to be a “sexy” version of something?—but in some cases, they reveal a hidden sense of humor or a playful side. If not for her annual Halloween party, you might never guess that Heidi Klum gets seriously into her costume, and doesn’t care about looking good: in 2011, she dressed up like an ape-woman from “Planet of the Apes!”

From Heidi Klum dressed as an eight-foot-tall superhero to Kim Kardashian covered in poison ivy, we’ve rounded up 20 of our favorite celebrity Halloween costumes. Get inspired!

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Perennial Halloween fixture Heidi Klum premiered her 2012 costume this week — and we aren't disappointed. The Cleopatra ensemble will make its debut next Wednesday at Klum's annual party. Check out how it was made here

Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Heidi Klum

This was one of our favorite costumes of 2011 — but now it just makes us sad! For their last Halloween as a married couple, Heidi Klum and Seal dressed up as apes.

Photo: Jemal Countess/Getty Images

Okay, this is the last Heidi Klum Halloween costume — we promise. But seriously, no one gets into the holiday as much as she does. Back in 2010, she was an interesting cross between a cyborg and a female Iron Man. We kind of wish we saw her storming the runway in this ensemble.

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Prior to the arrival of Blue Ivy, a very pregnant Beyoncé attended a party at The Darby dressed as a bumble bee last year.

Martha Stewart's 2013 costume is a real pink confection: Glinda the Good Witch!

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Alexa Chung was spotted in London donning a Victorian-era gown and white face makeup. Of course, she makes this look totally chic.

Okay, so maybe there's someone else who does get into the Halloween spirit as much as Heidi Klum: Kim Kardashian. Here she is as a sultry Little Red Riding Hood at Klum's party. We guess this was before she was a big enough deal to have her own!

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Frequently referring to herself as Princess Jasmine on the first few seasons of her reality show, Kim Kardashian donned her best Jasmine ensemble back in 2009.

Covered in white face makeup, Debra Messing and her ex-husband Daniel Zelman looked creepy as can be at Bette Midler's Halloween party last year.

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This year there's sure to be plenty of people dressing up as Miley Cyrus, but for Halloween 2012, the "Wrecking Ball" singer went as pop star Nicki Minaj.

Talk about an amazing pair: Blake Lively and Martha Stewart pose together as Cleopatra and Medusa back in 2008. Maybe this is where they hit it off (Stewart was a guest — and planner — at Lively's wedding to Ryan Reynolds this year).

We don't even know where to begin with this one. Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey hosted a Halloween celebration at M2 Ultra Lounge dressed as angels.


Model Chrissy Teigen wore one of our favorite costumes last year. Cleverly dressed as one of the "Toddlers & Tiaras" girls, she did everything to perfection.

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Chloe Moretz is totally scaring us in this tattered witch outfit complete with zombie makeup.

Photo: Niki Nikolova/FilmMagic

Michelle Trachtenberg dresses as Tim Burton's Blue Girl. We think the look is perfect – down to the heart tattoo. 

Back in 2007, P!NK attended Heidi Klum's shindig dressed as a clown. It was a perfect take on a played out costume.

Heidi Klum walks like a very glamorous Egyptian at her annual Haunted Holiday Party.

Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Heidi Klum

Kate Upton went for a sexy—shocker—skeleton outfit, but we loved it.

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Model Alyssa Miller is one of very few who can pull-off the outfit immortalized by Julia Roberts in "Pretty Woman."

Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Heidi Klum

Who better than Gwen Stefani to be Cinderella? The platinum blonde stunner looked perfect as the Disney Princess last year at a party in Los Angeles.

Dressed as The White Queen from "Alice in Wonderland," AnnaLynne McCord attends the Veuve Clicquot's Yelloween at Lavo Las Vegas.

It's an oldie but a goodie, Gwen Stefani goes as a sexy Sandy from "Grease."

Photo: Niki Nikolova/FilmMagic

We can't get enough of a good Little Red Riding Hood outfit, and Lo Bosworth's was simple and sweet.

Jessica Alba, husband Cash Warren and daughter Honor dress up as The Incredibles, and naturally, look incredible.

Photo: Jerritt Clark/WireImage

Jessica Simpson, her fiancé Eric Johnson, and baby Maxwell follow a Braveheart farmland theme for Halloween 2012.

Bette Middler pulled out all the stops when she dressed as a tree in 2010 (and posed with Senator John Kerry).

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Former 90210 actress, Shenae Grimes, dressed as "Monster High's" Frankie Stein for Matthew Morrison's 3rd Annual Halloween Party in Los Angeles.

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Margherita Maccapani Missoni and her husband Eugenio Amos attend the Bloody Halloween Party dressed as a ghoulish bride and groom.

Photo: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images for La Posta Vecchi

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