Stars are used to donning costumes for an on-screen role or a concert tour, but for Halloween they bring even more energy.
While Halloween 2020 was a flop due to the coronavirus pandemic, Halloween 2021 was greeted with caution as the virus still loomed – but Halloween 2022 feels like a throwback to what the spooky season used to be as Hollywood parties take over on Instagram.
Stars such as Kylie Jenner and Vanessa Hudgens don spooky costumes as Bride of Frankenstein and Spooky Raven. Other celebrities, including Paris Hilton, dress up as childhood favorites. Couple Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly dress like another famous couple as they dress like Pamela Anderson and rock star Tommy Lee.
Here are some of the Halloween costumes that celebrities have prepared this season.
Diddy Gets Into Character With Heath Ledger’s Joker
Diddy was serious about Halloween this year. Not only did he do it all, but he made sure to get into character by channeling Heath Ledger’s version of the Clown Prince of Crime from “The Dark Knight Rises.”
Before revealing his costume, Diddy shared a video of himself on Instagram getting ready and wished everyone a “safe and happy Halloween!!! Let’s live higher and move with LOVE.”
He later shared videos of himself laughing creepily as the Joker in the character’s signature purple costume, white makeup, and smudged red makeup on his lips and face.
“Hello my friends, I’m the Joker. I’m hijacking Halloween!” Diddy captioned his post.
“Riverdale” becomes “Hocus Pocus”
If anyone knows the power of magic, it’s the kids of “Riverdale.”
CW stars Lili Reinhart, Madelaine Petsch and Camila Mendes channeled “Hocus Pocus” Sanderson sisters Sarah (Sarah Jessica Parker), Winifred (Bette Midler) and Mary (Kathy Najimy). “SISTAAAAAS,” Petsch captioned a group photo with his co-stars.
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Chloe Bailey as Storm
Chlöe did it all as the “X-Men” comic book character Storm. “I’m STORM for the night,” the “Have Mercy” singer captioned her photo on Instagram.
She posted side-by-side with the comic book version of Storm to compare her replica outfit of a black bodysuit with an “X-Men” symbol, “a matching cape, intricate headband, flowing blonde hair and lightning bolts in Halle Berry, who portrayed Storm in the films, gave her approval by commenting with three heart-shaped emojis.
Keke Palmer as Rapunzel
Palmer let her hair down for Halloween, dressing as Rapunzel. The actress shared that her costume was a response to fans wanting her to play the Disney princess in an action movie with “100ft box braids.”
Palmer filmed a comedy skit where she initially refused a suitor’s request to let her hair down. “Last time I did this my hair and I got caught in a tangle,” she said with a wink. When the suitor played a boom box, Palmer let her braids fall off the balcony.
Frankie Jonas and his girlfriend recreate Joe Jonas’ performance with ex Taylor Swift
Frankie Jonas trolled his older brother Joe Jonas and his relationship with ex Taylor Swift, which inspired some of the breakup tracks on his album “Fearless.” Frankie dressed up as Joe and his girlfriend Anna Olson dressed up as Swift from a performance the couple did of “Should’ve Said No” which aired in the 2008 concert film “Jonas Brothers : The 3D Concert Experience”.
Mocking his brother even more, Frankie posted a photo of him and Olson wearing “matching purity rings.” The Jonas Brothers infamously swore celibacy and donned purity rings in their early days of fame.
Newlyweds Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz as Romeo and Juliet
Brooklyn Beckham channeled Shakespeare’s Romeo alongside his wife Nicola Peltz, who dressed up as Juliet. The forbidden lovers (real-life newlyweds) attended Patrón Tequila and Tings Magazine’s Halloween party in West Hollywood.
Beckham wore armor to be the Knight of Peltz. She opted for a classic white dress.
Kendall Jenner channels Jessie from ‘Toy Story’
Kendall Jenner stepped into “Toy Story” persona, Yodel Jessie’s cowgirl. The model sported a pigtail auburn wig to match the Pixar toy, a red cowboy hat, a button down shirt with yellow cufflinks, barely there denim shorts and cow print chaps.
“Well aren’t you just the cutest space toy,” she captioned an Instagram post, a reference to a line Jessie (Joan Cusack) says to Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) in ” Toy Story 2″.
Ciara and her daughter Sienna are Venus and Serena Williams
Ciara got creative with her daughter Sienna Wilson for Halloween. The mother-daughter duo channeled sister duo Venus and Serena Williams from their Got Milk? advertisement in 2000. Recreating the look, Ciara and Sienna had matching milk mustaches, braided hair with white beads, and black tank tops and shorts. The singer was also holding a tennis racket like Serena in the original ad.
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“Chrissy…it’s time,” he captioned a series of photos.
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Lizzo becomes Marge Simpson
Lizzo kicked off Halloween weekend by dressing up as rapper Chrisean Rock but for her second costume she went yellow.
The singer donned a high-end blue wig and green sequined dress to transform into Marge Simpson from the animated series “The Simpsons.” Marge Simpson memes have become very popular and Lizzo made sure to ask as many to share with the internet.
“I AM HIM – HIMMY NEUTRON – MARGE HIMPSON,” Lizzo wrote in her Instagram caption on Saturday.
Kardashian-West kids dress up as music icons
Kim Kardashian showed off her children’s costumes at the start of the Halloween weekend as her youngsters adopted looks from Aaliyah, Sade, Snoop Dogg and Eazy-E.
Eldest daughter North, 9, wore a full Tommy Hilfiger outfit to look like the late singer Aaliyah, her younger sister Chicago, 4, wore a double denim outfit and a long braid to look like the singer Sade.
The boys dressed up as West Coast legends Snoop Dogg and Easy E with Saint, 6, wearing Snoop Dogg’s signature braids and Psalm, 3, wearing the quintessential Eazy-E Compton hat.
Kardashian went the Marvel route with her costume, dressing up as “X-Men” villain Mystique. “Hi Marvel“, she wrote in a follow-up tweet.
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Bride of Frankenstein by Kylie Jenner
Jenner donned her best bridal costume as the Bride of Frankenstein this Halloween weekend.
Jenner posted three sepia photos of herself with a black and gray bun with seams drawn across her jawline.
“HAPPY HALLOWEEEKEND,” she wrote on Instagram.
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Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly as Pam and Tommy
Fox went blonde for a day, and Machine Gun Kelly took on another rockstar persona for the spooky occasion.
The two dressed as the late 90s pair Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee.
Fox wore a brown and pink latex dress as her blonde hair hung down over her shoulders and Kelly wore a simple tank top with her tattoos acting as her accessory.
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Lori Harvey as Beyonce
Lori Harvey channeled her inner queen Bey on Halloween as she dressed up as a singer in her ‘Me, Myself and I’ music video.
“All the ladies, if you feel me, help me sing it,” Harvey wrote under his Instagram post, quoting the lyrics to the classic tune.
Latto as the Corpse Bride
Latto is powering up Big Corpse Bride this Halloween, or “Lattoween” as she dubbed it on Instagram.
The rapper shared that she had “too much fun with this look” in another video revealing the before and after of her costume.
JoJo Siwa as Draco Siwa
JoJo Siwa made great use of her dazzling blonde as she adorned the Slytherin cape for her Draco Malfoy Halloween costume.
The singer and dancer showed off her “Harry Potter” themed costume with the green tie and slicked back hair with a bob on Instagram. Siwa synchronized the scene in “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” when Draco introduces himself to Harry Potter and Ron Weasly.
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Sailor Moon by Paris Hilton
Hilton and husband Carter Reum dressed up as Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask from the manga series.
Hilton wore her hair in two ponytails as she wore a bedazzled version of the Sailor Moon costume. Reum wore a tuxedo, mask and cape to pull off her accompanying look.
“Disguised as my childhood icon, Sailor Moon,” Hilton wrote on Instagram.
Jennifer Garner (and her dog) go ghostly
To the tune of Britney Spears and Madonna’s “Me Against the Music,” Jennifer Garner unveiled two ghost costumes. One was a ghost bride and the other a Victorian ghost.
She showed off her gruesome look in an Instagram video that also had a cameo of her dog, draped in white fabric, to match the theme of the costume reveal.
Vanessa Hudgens as Creepy Raven
Hudgens flapped her wings towards the spooky side of Halloween as she dressed in black feathers to look like a crow.
Her eye makeup included black and gray feathers for an even bigger look as she attended Prince Michael Jackson’s Thriller Night Halloween party.
She showed off her detailed dress on Instagram as she walked away. In the caption, she asked her followers if they could “edit me becoming a crow.”