The 37 best celebrity Halloween 2016 costumes

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From Jay Z to Katy Perry, these celebs went all in.

Ah, yes. Halloween—everyone's favorite holiday to unapologetically bash candy corn and praise the actual pumpkin king, David S. Pumpkins. (Move over, Jack Skellington, you had your chance).

Even celebrities, the pretty people who constantly get glammed up to go to galas and award shows, take some sort of pleasure in getting to be someone else for the Halloweekend. These 37 celebrities surely took the pumpkin spice-flavored cake with their theatrical trappings. (Sorry, Hillary Duff, your offensive couple's costume did not make the list.)

Katy Perry renewed her pledged devotion to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton with her festive front.

And yes, that is Orlando Bloom dressed up as an even more cartoonish Donald Trump in the background.Keke Palmer absolutely nailed this look from Selena.

@lizzybott you always slay me!! What shall we GAG about next year?!?! 🤔

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Jessica Alba and her pal Kelly Sawyer kicked off the weekend as Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone from the '90s BBC sitcom, Absolutely Fabulous.

#ABFAB w my boo @kellysawyer #patsyandedina #bff 🍾🍾👯 #Halloween

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Demi Lovato showed us there's no place like home.

Happy Halloween 👻💀🎃

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And her pal Nick Jonas even agreed to go as a less-sexy Scarecrow. 

Dorothy and scarecrow #halloween

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Blurred Lines and Gone Girl actor Emily Ratajkowski channeled Cleopatra this Halloween.
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Rihanna got downright adorable and dressed up as her mini-me.

👯 🎃

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Actor Jenna Dewan stole hearts with the unicorn costume of our dreams.

Ok last one I promise 🦄🦄🦄🦄

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Vanessa Hudgens wants to read your aura in this getup.


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Kylie Jenner and Tyga coupled it up as a pair of... skeletons? Undead ivy vines? We're not entirely sure here.

thanks for joining our dinner tonight 💀

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Kylie did pull out all the stops with this unmistakable Christina Aguilera costume from her Dirrty video.

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Elizabeth Banks pulled off a simple Mia Wallace from Pulp Fiction.

Mia Wallace on the way out w Eleven #halloween #party #pulpfiction #strangerthings

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Paris Hilton was a woman of many looks this Halloween, the latest of them being Superwoman.

#GirlPower 👊🏻 #SuperWoman ✨💙👸🏼❤✨

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Paris' former partner-in-crime Nicole Richie celebrated in a group costume of Siegfried and Roy (white tiger included).

Happy Halloween from Siegfried & Roy 🐯🐯

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Bette Midler reprised her role as Winifred Sanderson, much to fans' delight.

Winifred Sanderson flies in to Hulaween! Says thanks to everyone who made it such an electrifying evening!!

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Kelly Rowland pulled out all the stops for this amazing Clueless Dionne costume.

"AS IF" #clueless

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Nina Dobrev and a friend went as Olympic medalist Jimmy Feigen and America's favorite hot dummy Ryan Lochte. At least Jimmy was a good sport about it?

First and last time in Rio #GoUSA 🇺🇸🏅🏊🏼 #RyanLochte #JimmyFeigen

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Meanwhile, Ryan became one with the Mad Hatter for his couple's costume.

Last night me and my beautiful Alice in Wonderland🎩👸🎃#casamigos #halloween

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Supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio has her Jessica Rabbit on lock.

💋💋💋 Happy Halloween !!!

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Victoria Justice channelled a chic Beetlejuice this Halloween.

Beetle juice beetle juice BEETLE JUICE !! 🎃

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OK, some celebs did rely on Stranger Things for their costume. Amy Schumer and pals dressed up as Eleven, Dustin, and... Barb?


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Martha Stewart went as a very scary Richard Prince nurse...

Prettier? Scarier?

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And even managed a Marilyn Monroe look the following day.

@bydaisymakeup transforming my face into a facsimile of "Marilyn" I have one of those faces that can be transformed luckily

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. transformed into a solid Iron Man.

If I'm going to be any superhero, I have to be the richest superhero. #TonyStarks aka. #IronMan #Halloween2016

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Ariel Winter also transformed into a series of characters this weekend, from a Playboy bunny...


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To Emma Stone's character Olive in Easy A...


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And even this semi-vague sexy undead nurse getup.


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Model Sara Sampaio pulls off a convincing girl from The Ring.

Definitely not a morning person! 😂

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Tori Spelling creatively incorporates her baby bump into this DIY gum ball costume.Colton Haynes and his friend Ally Maki pull off what may be the scariest Halloween look of them all: This couple's costume with a semi-realistic Miss Piggy.

Miss Piggy & Kermit. My OG @allymaki

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Kourtney Kardashian and her mini-squad fought crime as a cute group of Power Rangers.

Happy Halloween!! May the power be with you. ⚡️

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Khloé Kardashian took the superhero vibe to the next level as Storm.


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Ellen DeGeneres and Heidi Klum really pulled out the stops as Sia and her favorite dancer Maddie Ziegler.

Happy Halloween from me and @HeidiKlum!

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At least Zendaya's being honest about her half-assed costume.

Mindy Kaling opted for a very curious Captain Sully Sullenberger from Sully.But of course, Beyoncé slayed all other celebrities with her Salt-N-Pepa Halloween family costume. Meanwhile, Jay Z went as A Different World's Dwayne Wayne.

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Sorry, everyone—Queen Bey is the victor once again. Better luck next year?
And now, Halloween 2016's finest and most geeky pumpkins
Halloween is known for festive costume, treats, and frights, but it’s also a ripe time for geeks to let their flags fly high. And there’s no better indication of that than what they can do to a holiday classic.
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