Hailey Bieber kicked off Halloween celebrations in style this year, surprising fans by showcasing her first eerie look weeks before the spooky holiday arrived. Celebrities, A-listers and socialites consistently excel at Halloween costumes for an array of reasons.
First and foremost, their access to resources is unparalleled. With the help of professional stylists, makeup artists, and designers, they can transform into virtually any character, often with meticulous attention to detail. Glam squads ensure that their costumes are not only visually striking but also incredibly authentic.
The competitive nature of the entertainment industry drives celebrities to outdo one another, especially during Halloween. Spooky season pushes the style set to think creatively, resulting in innovative and imaginative costume choices that captivate audiences. And some do so just to generate buzz on social media with staged photoshoots and set ups… the Kardashians come to mind as the main arbiters of the ‘for the gram’ Halloween ‘fit. Their commitment to the cause elevates their Halloween costumes to a level of theatricality that is oddly awe-inspiring.
Fashion forward, Halloween loving, celebs are aware of the impact of their public image. The month of October provides them with an opportunity to showcase their sense of humour, creativity, and relatability to fans. By donning costumes, they engage with audiences on a personal level, creating memorable moments that we eagerly anticipate year after year - making their yearly transformations a celebrated tradition in the fashion world.
As the costumes start trickling in we take a look at the most stylish celebrity Halloween costumes of 2023:
Camila Cabello's Anne Hathaway costume
Camila Cabello dressed as Mia Thermopolis (AKA, Anne Hathaway's character in The Princess Diaries), wearing a lacey white mini dress by Nana Jacqueline, complete with headphones, a tiara and sunglasses.
Maya Jama's Storm costume
Not only did Maya Jama capture attention with her platinum blonde wig and leather jumpsuit, but her character 'Storm's name is remarkably similar to the name of her beau Stormzy, who she rekindled her romance with over recent months...
Heidi Klum's peacock costume
The unofficial queen of spooky season strikes again. Heidi Klum hosted her 22nd annual Halloween party and sported a peacock costume created by Cirque du Soleil's creative director Michel Laprise, which featured not one, but ten people dressed up as her feathers. It took 40 people to create at their design studio in Montreal and choreography was actually used to help bring the bird to life. Truly phenomenal.
Kim Kardashian and North West's Clueless costumes
In the world of notable Halloween moments, Kim Kardashian and her daughter North West unquestionably made history with their unforgettable mother-daughter Clueless costume. They recreated the iconic characters from the 1995 cult classic, with Kim becoming Cher Horowitz, the fashionable and clever lead, and North West stepping into the shoes of Dionne Davenport, Cher's equally stylish best friend.
Paris Hilton's Katy Perry costume
Paris Hilton dressed as two of her 'icons' this year and we can't get enough. After dressing as Britney Spears, Paris recreated the iconic mushroom outfit Katy Perry wore onstage in Las Vegas earlier this year. Putting the 'fun' in funghi, she wore a playful toadstool hat and latex chaps ensemble
Her look also proved that she can pull off jet-black hair just as well as her signature bright blonde.
Kourtney Kardashian's Kim Kardashian costume
Pregnant Kourtney recreated Kim's iconic look from the 2013 Met Gala, - a time when she was also pregnant with her eldest child North West. The eldest Kardashian sister wore a floral jersey dress almost identical to Kim's original Givenchy gown, featuring a skintight bodice, long sleeves with attached gloves and a thigh-high split. She also wore her hair in the same slicked-back ponytail with a vampy red lip.
Megan Fox's Gogo Yubari costume
Megan dressed as schoolgirl assassin Gogo Yubari, played by actress Chiaki Kuriyama in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill: Volume 1. The actress wore a 'dark academia' approved blazer and checked skirt outfit paired with white platform boots and knee-high socks. In a nod to the character's death in the film, Megan also had fake blood trickling down her cheeks.
Kendall Jenner's Marylin Monroe costume
After Kim Kardashian had her Marylin Monroe moment at the 2022 Met Gala, and Kylie had hers in that Schiaparelli dress during Paris Fashion Week in September, Kendall recreated an iconic Marylin photo shoot for Halloween. "In a daring tribute to Monroe's legendary 1953 Life photoshoot, the 27-year-old supermodel sported a curly platinum blonde wig that framed her face, complemented by a skin-tight black Intimissimi turtleneck and pristine white pants. The resemblance was uncanny, making it hard to distinguish Kendall from the original Marilyn," explains Hello! Fashion's Natalie Salmon.
Hailey Bieber's Pebbles Flintstone costume
Hailey Bieber had not one, but three iconic looks this spooky season. After starting us off early with a vampire costume, she stepped out for Vas Morgan and Michael Braun's Halloween Party in Los Angeles wearing a Pebbles Flinstone look complete with an orange wig and a latex cropped top and mini skirt. A day later, she took to Instagram dressed as Drew Decker from the 2000s parody film Scary Movie. She wore a custom lace Victoria's Secret underwear set in a look that was truly incredible.
Paris Hilton's Britney Spears Costume
Paris Hilton dressed as her pal Britney Spears for the annual Casamigos Halloween party on October 27. Specifically as the iconic blue-clad flight attendant in the iconic Toxic music video. The look was elevated with the addition of a silver chrome Bulgari handbag and matching boots, meanwhile her husband Carter Reum donned a coordinated pilot's uniform. Paris Hilton recently commented on Britney Spears' memoir, The Woman in Me. In an interview with Extra, Hilton expressed her hope that the writing process of Spears' book has been deeply therapeutic and "healing" for the pop star. Paris explained, "It’s very difficult to have to relive and remember things that you don’t want to remember.”
Vanessa Hudgens' Witch Costume
On Friday the 13th, Vanessa Hudgens captivated fans by channeling her inner witch, donning an authentic crooked hat and a mysterious choker necklace. Her enchanting attire cast a spell, showcasing her flair for fashion and creativity.
Hailey Bieber’s Vampire Costume
Taking to Instagram, Hailey Bieber unveiled her vampiric transformation, capturing the essence of a seductive vampire with a modern twist. Hailey flaunted a striking ensemble that included a luxurious 4-strand pearl necklace, adding a touch of elegance to her costume. She paired this with a sultry red lace corset featuring fur trimmings, red lace thigh-high stockings and a sophisticated vampiric up-do. Fake blood and cherry-cola lips completed the look.
Khloe Kardashian’s Cow Costumes
Khloe Kardashian delighted fans by hosting her annual pumpkin decorating party, where she and her son Tatum stole the show dressed as adorable cows. Donning cozy onesies and cow print makeup, they brought farmyard glam to the festivities.
Hailey Bieber’s Rachel Green Costume
Hailey Bieber also wowed fans and the internet alike with her impeccable portrayal of Rachel Green from Friend. In her homage to the character famously played by Jennifer Aniston, captured Rachel's quintessential '90s style, showcasing her admiration for the beloved sitcom's Central Perk cafe, with an oversized mug of coffee.
Vanessa Hudgens and Sarah Hyland Spooky Brides Costumes
During her Halloween-themed hen do, Vanessa Hudgens donned a spaghetti-strapped bridal gown paired with a celestial headpiece, while her friends, including actress Sarah Hyland, opted for eerie (yet suprisingly chic) all-black outfits. Hyland shared a picture on Instagram with the caption, "Dress code: All black for a bride in white." Hudgens is soon to be wed to professional baseball player Cole Tucker.
Amelia Dimoldenberg's Mr Bean costume
A contender for the most iconic outfit of 2023. Not only did Amelia aka the host of Chicken Shop Date recreate Mr Bean's look down to his wrinkled forehead but her hilariously awkward persona plays perfectly into Mr Bean's offbeat character.