It’s that time of year again! The time of year when the leaves turn that wonderful shade of red, grocery stores overstock their shelves with enough candy to give entire townships diabetes, and celebrities get dressed up in the most ridiculous costumes you can possibly imagine.
This year is no different, and we’ve got a bevy of celebs for you to look at and wonder “now why didn’t I think of that?” Probably because you’re a normal person that doesn’t put the amount of emphasis on Halloween as famous people do. Also, because they’ve got costuming people to do all the hard work for them. But hey, they’re good for a laugh.
7. Ariel Winter
Because it’s Ariel Winter, of course, she’s going to choose a costume that shows as much skin as possible. What better choice than Leeloo from Fifth Element? It looks like she didn’t quite get the costume right though, as in the movie her get-up is all horizontal rectangles, while Winter’s seems to make some accommodation for her endowment. Boyfriend Levi is naturally Korben Dallas. This shot was taken just as the pair were about to enter Matthew Morrison’s seventh Annual Halloween Party at Poppy nightclub in West Hollywood on Saturday night.
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6. Bruce Willis
Speakin’ of Bruce Willis, the John McClane actor decided to head to M. Night Shyamalan’s Halloween bash dressed as the twins from The Shining. Assistant Stephen J. Eads decided to sacrifice his dignity to pull off the costume, and neither of them decided to commit to the role enough to shave their beards. Or arms. Or anywhere. Shame, really.
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5. Gwenyth Paltrow
The mark of a truly successful Halloween costume is one that requires very little time or effort to assemble, but can still make everyone laugh. Gwenyth Paltrow shows us all how it’s done (along with boyfriend Brad Falchuk) by going as the movie Se7ven. Falchuk plays Kevin Spacey’s serial killer while Paltrow goes as the severed head of Brad Pitt’s wife.
It’s the expression on her face that really sells it.
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4. Neil Patrick Harris
You know how there’s always that one try-hard family on the street that gets really into Halloween? That’s Neil Patrick Harris’s family. Every year they make the entire world look bad by getting the entire clan into Halloween better than anyone else. This year’s theme is creepy, old-timey circus, complete with bearded lady, world’s strongest toddler, and nightmare-fuel clown.
I guess the descriptor is unnecessary—every clown is nightmare-fuel.
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3. Colton Haynes
Now, this is dedication to the role. The Teen Wolf and Arrow actor decided to be Marge from The Simpsons in what is perhaps the most elaborate costume yet. Note the googly eyes, ludicrous lipstick and the fact he painted his entire body yellow. We really hope that stuff comes off.
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2. Kim Kardashian West
Kim Kardashian West decided to kick off Halloween by dressing up as Cher while he BFF went as Sonny. The duo appeared at the 70s themed Casamigo Annual Halloween Party on Friday night. Cher (the real one) even tweeted her approval of the costume, writing, “Woke To See You Are Me 4 🎃You Look BEAUTIFUL Little Armenian Sister💋.”
@KimKardashian Woke To See You Are Me 4 🎃
You Look BEAUTIFUL Little Armenian Sister💋
Dream Of India”Is Perfect 4U,&@BobMackie at his best
— Cher (@cher) October 28, 2017
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1. Paris Hilton
There is some controversy on Paris Hilton’s look for Halloween – nobody’s quite certain who she’s trying to be. The juxtaposition of boyfriend Chris Zylka’s Roman getup has led many to believe she’s going as Cleopatra, but the costume seems to be Jasmine from Disney’s Aladdin. Whatever your opinion, it’s smokin’.
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