If Halloween had an official slogan, it would most certainly be along the lines of, "Go big or go home." It's a holiday which requires a sizeable amount of effort in the costume department, and if you turn up to a party without making a considerable effort, you're going to be looked down upon as a fun sponge who doesn't have an ounce of festive ingenuity. So to avoid being the elephant in the room, we recommend taking a leaf out of the books of these Halloween-loving celebrities whose brilliant costumes were certainly more treat than trick.
Read on below as we list some of the best celebrity Halloween costumes.
1. Taylor Swift & Co
Does Taylor Swift ever do anything wrong? She seems to be a perfectionist in every sense of the word, and Halloween seems to be no exception. Just take this awesome photo of Taylor and her squad celebrating Halloween. Tay smashed it in this incredible Deadpool costume, while fellow besties and celebs Martha Hunt, Gigi Hadid, Lily Donaldson and Camila Cabello look equally as impressive.
Captioning the awesome Instagram post, Swift wrote to her millions of followers, "Happy Halloween from Deadpool, a Cub Scout, Martha Brady, a space cadet, a granny with a lost cat, black swan, and a birthday girl dressed as a cat."
2. Alesandra Ambrosio
Is this one of the best celebrity Halloween costumes of all time? We think so. The lithe Brazilian supermodel looks good in anything, but we believe this snow leopard outfit has to be one of the most magnificent fancy dress costumes of all time.
Of course, it helps that Ambrosio is wearing it, but we think anyone could pull this off if they have that supermodel confidence.
3. Heidi Klum
The Queen of Halloween a.k.a. Heidi Klum can look good in any season, and Halloween is yet another excuse for Klum to flex her beauty and remind us how inadequate we are when faced with leggy blondes who look like reincarnations of Greek goddesses.
All jealousy aside, Klum's Halloween costumes have gained a reputation for being out-there and wacky, and this costume at her famous 2016 Halloween party was another example. The innovative guile that went into this costume made it hard to decipher who the real Klum was. If you look closely, however, you'll be able to spot the German model as her 5 lookalikes, clad in prosthetics, line up next to her.
Creepy or hot? You decide.
4. New Girl Cast
New Girl is one of those shows everyone can watch on a lazy, hungover Sunday, but on Halloween, the cast did away with their usual attire in favor of recreating the major characters of the compelling American Crime Story drama, The People v. O.J. Simpson. If you haven't already noticed, Zooey Deschanel was the best of the bunch as Marcia Clark. Lamorne Morris also did an excellent job of reprising the appearance of do-good lawyer Christopher Darden, while Jake Johnson dressed as Robert Kardashian.
Completing the fierce judicial lineup was Hannah Simone as Judge Lance, and Max Greenfield as Robert Shapiro.
5. Amy Schumer
Netflix's hit series Stranger Things has had us all glued to our screens ever since it came out to critical fanfare, so it's little surprise celebrities in Tinseltown want to jump on the bandwagon and replicate the famous children's characters.
In this case, the American comedian Amy Schumer caught the Stranger Things bug. However, rather than going as Elven, the Trainwreck star gave that honor to her then-boyfriend instead.
6. Nina Dobrev & Taylor Lautner
If you were to pick the biggest douche of 2016, it would be the laughable American swimmer Ryan Lochte, whose embarrassing antics at the 2016 Rio Olympics shamed an entire nation.
Cottoning onto his buffoonery, Lautner decided to use him as a primary muse for his 2016 Halloween costume by dressing up in the athlete's swimwear. He also dyed his hair a cool silver. Close pal Dobrev went a step further and decided to don a fake bodysuit replicating Lochte's impressive torso.
7. Ariana Grande & Mac Miller
Mac Miller's tragic passing shocked the hip-hop world when he died from an overdose in his Los Angeles home last month. Here, the rapper, who dated Ariana Grande for 2 years, is pictured in happier times as he poses alongside a sultry-clad Ariana Grande.
Taken in 2016 during the Pokemon Go craze, Grande and Miler dressed on trend with the Dangerous Woman hitmaker donning an impressive Eevee costume with Miller opted for a Pikachu outfit.
8. Jessica Simpson & Eric Johnson
Jessica Simpson has been seen wearing a plethora of exotic outfits over the years, but Simpson's 2014 Halloween outfit paled in comparison to her husband Eric Johnson's panties-on-head costume.
"When your husband doesn't have a mask... A Hanky Panky lace option will be the hit of the party!!!" Simpson comically wrote when captioning the photo on Instagram.
8. Ashley Tisdale
Zombies seem to have fallen out of favor in the Halloween department in recent years following the global success of vampire movies and hit t.v. shows, but one celeb who seems determined to revive the sleepy blood-eaters is High School Music star, Ashley Tisdale.
"Oops I did it again..... #zombies #infected,” read the caption as Tisdale posed alongside her then-boyfriend Christopher French on Instagram.
9. Gisele & Tom Brady
There aren't many couples on Earth that are as beautiful as these two, even when they happen to be clad in silly Halloween costumes! Perhaps rather appropriately, the 6'4" football player was pictured in a Cowardly Lion's costume while his beautiful model wife wore a Dorothy costume from the famous children's story, The Wizard of Oz.
Can they get any more adorable?!
10. Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus has never been someone who prefers to go unnoticed and drift into the background. She's a showperson, the kind of women Halloween was made for! However, she might have given those in proximity nightmares when she wore this creepy baby mask.
Sharing it on her Instagram account, we're sure she permanently scarred her millions of followers as well.
11. Lucy Hale
Lucy Hale smashed Halloween when she opted for one of our favorite avian animals, the Twitter Bird. Modeling the blue fur and large white wings to a tee, Hale also sported blue lipstick!
The Pretty Little Liars star may just have the best costume on this list.
12. Cara Delevingine
Cara Delevingne is known not to take herself too seriously, which is part of her appeal as one of the world's most successful fashion models, as this photo proves yet again.
"No planning, just matching," the caption on her Instagram read. Never change, Cara!
13. Kelley Osbourne
Kelley Osbourne was celebrating her 30th birthday around the same Halloween came around, and of course, the quirky personality looked raving mad in this Magenta costume from The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Her hairdresser came as her fictional brother, Riff Raff. A dynamic duo if ever there was one.
14. Kate Hudson
Kate Hudson's mother, if you didn't already know, is the formidable Goldie Hawn, whose relationship with her daughter has given both the personal accolade of Hollywood's best mother-daughter duo.
Along with a group of friends, these two amazing actresses and all-round good people dressed up as Sons of Anarchy characters in racy leather attire for Hudson's Halloween party in Los Angeles.
Last but by no means least is the wonderful Adele, who went all out in this brilliant replica costume of Jim Carrey's famous comic character, The Mask.
The Hello hitmaker owned the 1994 character, with a polka-dot tie, chino trousers and a lookalike mask completing an outfit that can only be pulled off by those with a gregarious personality and unique sense of humor and Adele is most certainly one of those.