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The best celebrity Halloween costumes of 2015

Taylor Swift. Neil Patrick Harris. Heidi Klum. Which celebrity chose the best Halloween costume this year?


Gavia Baker-Whitelaw


Published Nov 1, 2015   Updated May 27, 2021, 5:28 pm CDT

A person’s Halloween costume choice can say a lot about their character. Store-bought or homemade? Classic witch or zeitgeist-friendly pizza rat? Harmless Disney character or potentially offensive joke?

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With these factors in mind, it’s time to judge some celebrity Halloween costumes.

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Straight off the bat, we already knew that Neil Patrick Harris and family would choose some of the best costumes on the market. Harris and his husband David Burtka always make an effort for Halloween, taking a different themed family portrait every year. This time round, it was Star Wars.

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Finally, we’ve got to hand it to Taylor Swift for staying on-brand for Halloween. She dressed as Olaf from Frozen and brought Idina Menzel (dressed as Elsa) onstage to join her in singing “Let It Go.” Swift never passes up an opportunity for a concert cameo.

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Update 9:48am CT, Nov. 2: Slightly late to the party but worth the wait: Jessica Simpson posted her National Lampoon costume to Instagram on Sunday afternoon.

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*First Published: Nov 1, 2015, 12:52 pm CST