Is it even spooky season without a line-up of stellar celeb costumes?
It’s no secret that celebrities love to go all out for spooky season, and Halloween weekend 2023 was no different. Between the countless stars who got all dressed up to attend the buzziest parties in L.A. to those who shared their meticulously planned looks on social media, the best celebrity Halloween costumes of 2023 did not disappoint.
But while many big names sported looks that lived up to the infamous Halloween hype, this year’s costume planning was a bit more of a challenge for some SAG-AFTRA members.
Due to the ongoing Hollywood strike, the union issued strict guidelines on what members should avoid dressing up as this Halloween, which essentially included all TV or movie characters from major production companies. Instead, the union suggested that members wear more generic costumes, such as ghosts, witches and zombies. So, if you’ve been surprised to see much less Barbie pink from celebs than you expected, you can thank the strike for that.
Although many stars seemingly abided by the rule, it appears that Megan Fox flouted the guideline with her costume. Over the weekend, the actress shared an Instagram post that showcased herself and fiancé Machine Gun Kelly dressed up as characters from the 2003 film, Kill Bill. Not only were the costumes inspired by forbidden film content, but Fox also tagged SAG-AFTRA in the post’s caption, making it clear that her and Kelly’s looks were a protest of the guideline.
Despite the challenges, many other celebrities made the best of the occasion. And the best part? This year’s festivities are far from over.
As October 31 is still just around the corner, we expect to see more stylishly spooky looks fill our social media feeds in the coming days. We’ll be keeping an extra special eye out for Heidi Klum, the self-proclaimed “Queen of Halloween,” as she teased her “gigantic” upcoming costume on a recent Tonight Show appearance and through an Instagram post.
Until then, here are the best celebrity Halloween costumes of 2023 (so far!).
Megan Thee Stallion
The rapper dressed up as a flower from the 2010 live-action reimagining of Alice in Wonderland for a Tim Burton-themed Halloween party she threw.
Hailey and Justin Bieber
The duo opted for a matching couple’s costume, dressing up as Pebbles Flintstone and Bamm-Bamm Rubble while attending Vas J. Morgan and Michael Braun’s party in L.A.
The singer attended an L.A. party in a glamorous Snow White costume.
In one of two Halloween looks she posted over the weekend, Keke Palmer dressed up as the Bride of Frankenstein while her son “gave her life” as The Doctor.
Halsey went all out with her siren costume for Vas J. Morgan and Michael Braun’s Halloween party.
The musician celebrated spooky season in a cute Betty Boop costume.
Did the oldest Kardashian sibling win Halloween by recreating her sister Kim’s infamous 2013 Met Gala look? We think so.
The model channelled a low-key Marilyn Monroe this Halloween.
Kaia Gerber and Austin Butler
The celebrity couple attended Kaia’s parents’ annual Casamigos Halloween party in classic Edie Sedgwick and Andy Warhol costumes.
To perform her Las Vegas residency show, Adele dressed up as Morticia Addams from The Addams Family.
And it’ll surprise no one that Britney Spears was the celebrity Halloween costume of 2023. Here are some of the famous faces who channelled the pop star:
As a long-time friend of Spears, Hilton paid tribute to the pop star by recreating her flight attendant look from the 2003 “Toxic” music video. The businesswoman also got her whole family involved with the costume as they dressed up as the rest of her “cabin crew.” Adorable!
The Swedish singer also dressed up as Spears’ iconic flight attendant costume.
Jessica Alba and Kelly Sawyer Patricof
The duo honoured Spears at the Casamigos party too. Alba sported the nude, sparkly jumpsuit from the “Toxic” music video while her friend Sawyer Patricof opted for the singer’s iconic schoolgirl outfit from the 1998 “…Baby One More Time” video.