There is nothing like Halloween to provide a quick temperature check on pop culture. Which scream queen reigned supreme in 2023? What deceased pop icon was resurrected ad infinitum? Just how many versions of Barbie, in homage to Greta Gerwig’s billion-dollar blockbuster, stepped out in style?
Celebrity costumes, too, are perhaps the most fun to pore over. With a team of professional makeup artists and hair stylists at their fingertips, the possibilities are endless. This Halloween New York, London and Los Angeles hosted a range of A-Lister gatherings and the ghoulish get-ups did not disappoint. Among the viral moments: Heidi Klum as a 12-person acrobatic peacock, Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly’s “Kill Bill” couple’s costumes, Ariana Grande channeling the camp classic “Showgirls” and Paris Hilton paying homage to her ’00s bestie as “Toxic”-era Britney Spears.
Scroll down to see some of the best celebrity costumes from Halloween 2023.
Queen of Halloween, Heidi Klum, came dressed as a peacock — her costume was completed by a team of acrobats dressed as her plume of feathers. - John Nacion/WWD/Getty Images Taylor Lautner and Taylor Dome dressed as Timothée Chalamet and Pete Davidson from their 2020 "Rap Roundtable" Saturday Night Live sketch. - Noam Galai/Getty Images Rachel Zegler stepped out as Daphne from "Scooby Doo." - Stephen Lovekin/Shutterstock Anok Yai came as Ashaka from "Queen of the Damned." - Noam Galai/Getty Images Influencer Alix Earle arrived as Jadis the White Witch from "Narnia." - Noam Galai/Getty Images Dylan Mulvaney attended the event dressed as Romy White from "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion." - Noam Galai/Getty Images Camila Cabello looked ultra-glamorous in her costume inspired by "The Princess Diaries." - Taylor Hill/Getty Images In London, TV presenter Maya Jama hosted a Halloween party and came dressed as Storm from "X-Men." - MEGA/GC Images/Getty Images Megan Fox as Gogo Yubari and Machine Gun Kelly as The Bride from "Kill Bill: Volume 1." - Michael Kovac/Getty Images From left: Austin Butler as Andy Warhol and Kaia Gerber as Edie Sedgwick, Cindy Crawford as Sandy Olsson from the movie "Grease," Presley Gerber as Raoul Duke from the movie "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" and Rande Gerber as Danny Zuko from "Grease." - Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images Channing Tatum and Zoë Kravitz were lauded online for their take on "Rosemary's Baby," featuring Tatum as the eponymous infant. - MEGA/GC Images/Getty Images Justin Bieber and Hailey Bieber stepped out in costumes inspired by "The Flintstones." - Rachpoot/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images/Getty Images Liz Gillies and Ariana Grande donned their best 'Ver-sayse' in costume as "Showgirls" characters Cristal Connors and Nomi Malone. - From Ariana Grande Kourtney Kardashian took advantage of her baby bump, going as pregnant Kim in a divisive Met Gala look from 2013. - From Kourtney Kardashian Kendall Jenner posted her beauty look as Marilyn Monroe to Instagram. - From Kendall Jenner Megan Thee Stallion hosted a Tim Burton-inspired Halloween party dressed as a flower from Burton's adaptation of “Alice in Wonderland.” - Shareif Ziyadat/Getty Images Perhaps inspired by the popularity of the recent Netflix docuseries, Shauna Robertson and Edward Norton dressed as Victoria and David Beckham in their 00s "Posh and Becks" era. - Michael Kovac/Getty Images Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox took inspiration from the manga series "Death Note" for a second set of costumes. - Rachpoot/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images/Getty Images Jenna Dewan and Steve Kazee as Kim and Edward from "Edward Scissorhands." - Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images Drew Barrymore showed up to her daytime talk show outfitted in the painter Bob Ross' signature denim and hairdo. - Ash Bean/The Drew Barrymore Show Jodie Turner-Smith opted for a bustier and printed dress as a devilish cowgirl. - Rachpoot/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images/Getty Images Halsey as a mermaid in a sheer skirt and silvery makeup. - Rachpoot/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images/Getty Images Ice Spice performed as Betty Boop over the weekend, wearing the cartoon's famous hot red mini dress. - Michael Loccisano/Getty Images Kelsea Ballerini wore the all-pink cowgirl outfit from "Barbie." - Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images/Getty Images Lori Harvey rocked thigh holsters as Lara Croft from "Tomb Raider." - Rachpoot/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images/Getty Images Paris Hilton as Britney Spears' iconic blue flight attendant outfit from the "Toxic" music video. - REX/Shutterstock And with a second costume, Hilton dressed as Katy Perry in a fringed pleather ensemble from a recent performance that went viral on social media. - REX/Shutterstock Kim Petras gave Jigglypuff a sexy makeover during a performance ahead of Halloween. - Dana Jacobs/Getty Images Kelly Sawyer Patricof and Jessica Alba also paid tribute to Britney Spears. - Michael Kovac/Getty Images While Victoria Justice (right) was channeling Cher. - Paul Archuleta/Getty Images Mariah Carey wore the trademark sultry red of Jessica Rabbit. - From Mariah Carey Demi Lovato opted for a corseted Snow White look. - Rachpoot/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images/Getty Images Justin Bieber's second look of the weekend was a diver costume, complete with mask, snorkel and flippers. - Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images Chloe Bailey donned latex as Catwoman. - Arturo Holmes/Getty Images
Correction: A previous version of this story misstated the number of acrobats making up Heidi Klum’s costume.
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