Some of the best celebrity Halloween costumes to inspire you

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By Katie Wright, PA Fashion and Beauty Editor

Halloween is almost here, but if you haven’t got your frightening fancy dress finalised yet, don’t worry, we’ve got all the inspiration you need.

Over the last few years, famous faces have been trying to outdo each other with their spook-tacular outfits, giving us some incredible ideas for what to wear on the scariest night of the year (even if trick or treat is off the cards).

Here are some of the best celebrity Halloween costumes of all time…

1. Holly Willoughby

Holly Willoughby as Dorothy (Yui Mok/PA)

Who says Halloween costumes have to be scary? Holly Willoughby looked adorable dressed as Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz last year.

2. Alan Carr

Alan Carr (left) and his husband Paul Drayton leaving a Halloween party hosted by Jonathan Ross (Yui Mok/PA)

Barely recognisable Alan Carr donned a scaly bodysuit to become the Creature from the Black Lagoon in 2019.

3. Kim Kardashian West

Kim Kardashian West, who is doing a law apprenticeship herself, paid homage to Legally Blonde’s Elle Woods in 2019 by recreating the movie character’s law school admission essay, complete with a host of pink outfits.

4. David Walliams

David Walliams does Dr Evil (Yui Mok/PA)

David Walliams donned a brown suit and a bald cap, also in 2019, to become Austin Powers villain Dr Evil.

5. Liam Payne

Liam Payne (left) and Maya Henry (Yui Mok/PA)

Remember when One Direction star Liam Payne was part of a dynamic duo, dressing up as Batman while his girlfriend Maya Henry became Catwoman?

6. Beyonce

Beyonce paid tribute to fellow singer Toni Braxton when she sported a short black wig as ‘Phoni Braxton’ in 2018.

7. Davina McCall

Davina McCall as a horror movie heroine (Yui Mok/PA)

Recreating a scene from a famous scary movie, Davina McCall dressed up as Wendy Torrance from The Shining, complete with dungaree dress and baseball bat.

8. Heidi Klum

The undisputed queen of Halloween, Heidi Klum never fails to impress with her elaborate outfits. In 2013 the supermodel was almost unrecognisable when she dressed up as herself, except aged by 55 years.


9. Kylie Jenner

Kardashian clan member Kylie Jenner went under the sea for her costume last year in a long cherry red wig and shell bikini top, to become a grown up version of Ariel from Disney’s The Little Mermaid.

10. Ashley Graham

American model Ashley Graham was expecting her first child when she dressed up as a certain flame-haired cartoon character, joking on Instagram that, “Macho Man knocked up Jessica Rabbit”.

11. Craig Revel Horwood

Craig Revel Horwood (centre) arrives at a Halloween party hosted by Jonathan Ross (Yui Mok/PA)

Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood went all-out with his Cruella Deville costume, donning a huge wig and even bringing along three dalmation friends.

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