The Greatest Celebrity Halloween Costumes of All Time

is the perfect holiday for an actor. Not only are you encouraged to wear a costume, but it’s usually required. For people who spend almost every day of the year pretending to be someone else, Halloween provides a time for them to cut loose and show off the person they most want to be – depending on the year. Celebrity are always super cool because they have a somewhat infinite amount of time and money to spend on the perfect outfit, and people love seeing their favorite celebrities dress up. It’s a way to see into the mind of your favorite celeb. Are they a nerd? Do they keep a close watch on pop culture? Or do they wear a slutty school girl costume like everyone else? To find out, check out all of these pictures of famous people in Halloween costumes.
If you’re one of those people who waits until the last minute to figure out a Halloween costume, why not take a look at some of these ace celebrity Halloween costumes and maybe you’ll be struck with inspirado. And while there are a few obvious notes about this list (Beyonce is the best at Halloween – duh), there are plenty of surprises, as “celebrities Halloween costumes” is a recipe for lots of fun. They can be many things: a window into the soul, an excuse to look goofy, and a chance to cut loose – but all these costumes are certainly fun to look at.

Heidi Klum as Jessica Rabbit
The Greatest Celebrity Halloween Costumes of All Time
In 2015,  Heidi Klum went all out for her 16th annual Halloween party at LAVO nightclub in NYC, going through hours of makeup to become cartoon icon Jessica Rabbit.
Kelly Ripa Breaks The Internet
The Greatest Celebrity Halloween Costumes of All Time
For her 2015 Halloween special on Live! With Kelly and Michael, Ripa recreated Kim Kardashian’s famous #BreakTheInternet Paper Magazine Cover.
Dwayne Johnson as Popeye
The Greatest Celebrity Halloween Costumes of All Time
The Rock decided to dress up as Popeye for Halloween 2015 – no fake muscles or air pumps needed!
Beyonce, Jay Z, and Blue Ivy as Coming To America
The Greatest Celebrity Halloween Costumes of All Time
Beyonce and Jay Z went for a family costume with their daughter Blue Ivy in this Coming To Americarecreation.
The Greatest Celebrity Halloween Costumes of All Time
For Halloween in 2015,  Reynolds continued to show his excitement for being cast as Deadpool by dressing up as the Marvel character for Halloween. Here he is posing with a group of kiddies dressed as the X-Men – aww!
The Greatest Celebrity Halloween Costumes of All Time
Posted to her Instagram in 2015, Jessica Simpson and husband Eric Johnson show off their couples costume as Christie Brinkley and Clark Griswold from the 1983 cult classic National Lampoon’s Vacation.
The Greatest Celebrity Halloween Costumes of All Time
Keke Palmer dressed up as Aaliyah for Halloween 2015 with the help of the Scream Queens wardrobe department. She even recreated the singer’s famous “Try Again” music video.
The Greatest Celebrity Halloween Costumes of All Time
For 2015, Neil Patrick Harris and husband David Burtka continued their adorable Halloween tradition of matching family costumes.
The Greatest Celebrity Halloween Costumes of All Time
For 2015, Comedian Kevin Hart and  fiancée Eniko Parrish dressed up Martin and Gina from the 90s hit sitcom Martin
The Greatest Celebrity Halloween Costumes of All Time
For Halloween 2015, the Canadian singer decided to dress up as Will Ferrell’s character Jackie Moon from sports comedy movie Semi-Pro.
The Greatest Celebrity Halloween Costumes of All Time
With the help of a team of makeup artists,  Tyra Banks turned herself into her hero Richard Branson for Halloween 2015.
The Greatest Celebrity Halloween Costumes of All Time
In 2015, NBA star and very tall person, Dirk Nowitzki, dressed up as Lurch, while his wife and the wife of the Dallas Mavericks head coach joined in on the Addams Family fun.
The Greatest Celebrity Halloween Costumes of All Time
The Arrow star dressed as Ursula for a Halloween outing in 2015 with his costar Emily Bett.
The Greatest Celebrity Halloween Costumes of All Time
In 2014 singer songwriter Ed Sheeran stepped out as the international man of mystery while backstage at a show.
The Greatest Celebrity Halloween Costumes of All Time
In 2013, Padma and Susan showed off their bride and groom Day of the Dead costumes while in a New York church.
The Greatest Celebrity Halloween Costumes of All Time
In 2011, Heidi Klum topped the world by wearing a creepily authentic monkey costume to her annual Halloween party.
The Greatest Celebrity Halloween Costumes of All Time
In 2013, Duhamel and his wife, Fergie dressed up as  Rocky Horror Picture Show’s Riff Raff while Ferg dressed up as Elvira at Kate Hudson’s Halloween bash.
The Greatest Celebrity Halloween Costumes of All Time
In 2014, the director and his son attended the  UNICEF UK Halloween Ball held at London’s One Mayfair.
The Greatest Celebrity Halloween Costumes of All Time
For Vevo’s 2013 Halloween party, the Australian rapper got so Cruella Deville that she brought her own dog.
The Greatest Celebrity Halloween Costumes of All Time
At Kate Hudson’s 2014 holiday bash Zach Braff dressed up like Kurt Russell from Big Trouble in Little Chinaand ran into the man himself.
The Greatest Celebrity Halloween Costumes of All Time
The costars of The Heat  dressed up as fishermen in 2013 to take their kids trick or treating.
The Greatest Celebrity Halloween Costumes of All Time
At Ciara’s Halloween/birthday party in 2015, Beyoncé showed up dressed like Storm and made everyone forget about Halle Berry.
The Greatest Celebrity Halloween Costumes of All Time
While trick or treating with his wife in 2011, the Star Wars star dressed up as a hair metaler and he looked A. MAZ. ING.
The Greatest Celebrity Halloween Costumes of All Time
Borrowing a costume from her aunt, Emma Roberts dressed as the main character from Pretty Woman at a 2012 party in Beverly Hills.
The Greatest Celebrity Halloween Costumes of All Time
On the 2014 Halloween episode of The Today Show, Kathie Lee and Hoda conducted an entire interview in character. It was great.
The Greatest Celebrity Halloween Costumes of All Time
In 2012, Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart dressed up like nerds and drank wine, while trick or treating in Brentwood.
The Greatest Celebrity Halloween Costumes of All Time
Adam Levine and his Victoria’s Secret model wife  went all-out ’80s in 2014.
Matt Lauer as Pat
The Greatest Celebrity Halloween Costumes of All Time
On a 2014 Halloween episode of The Today Show, Matt Lauer looked too real as the SNL character, Pat.
Ellen DeGeneres as Karla Kardashian
The Greatest Celebrity Halloween Costumes of All Time
The Greatest Celebrity Halloween Costumes of All Time
On a 2013 Halloween episode of The Today Show, the former  TRL host went full   CHiPs with the ’80s TV star.
The Greatest Celebrity Halloween Costumes of All Time
At Heidi Klum’s  Halloween party at Voyeur nightclub in 2009, Jessica Alba looked way too realistic as Dora the Explorer.