Halloween Hollywood Style

By Tatum Koster

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Oct. 31 is the one night of the year when it is socially acceptable to morph into someone or something else, and no one shapeshifts better than society’s elite.


Let’s take a look back at some of the best celebrity Halloween costumes over the years.


You can’t talk about Halloween costumes without talking about Heidi Klum, who, year after year, shocks the world with her elaborate character displays. One of the most memorable editions of Heidi was back in 2018 when she and her husband, Tom Kaulitz, took the roles of Shrek and Fiona from the Dreamworks classic movie, “Shrek.” The two hit the scene unrecognizable, from their fake oversized green feet to the tube-like green ears sprouting from the sides of their heads. They left people wondering if Shrek and Fiona jumped directly out of the movie screen, straight into reality.


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Who can forget Klum’s 2016 Halloween debut when she arrived at her party dressed as herself, alongside five other Heidis. In tan knee-high boots paired with pink and white bodysuits, the group mingled at the party as Klum clones, possibly one of the most effortless costumes Klum has put together, yet one of the most epochal.


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Sarah Hyland and Wells Adams left people a little confused at first in 2018, as Hyland dressed in a taco suit and Adams in a gold gown and brown wig as Belle from Beauty and the Beast. The two separate costumes seemed unrelated, but together, they were Taco Belle, a play on the well-known fast food restaurant, Taco Bell. This was sure to horrify all nearby bathrooms.


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Another comical moment in Halloween history was in 2017 when Bruce Willis and Stephan Eads paired up as the Grady twins from “The Shining”. The two grown men squeezed themselves into uniform style school girl shoes, white knee-high stockings, blue and white polka-dotted vintage dresses, complete with brown wigs and a flower bow. Neither of them shaved their beards or applied any makeup, leaving the startling image of an adult man as a schoolgirl to haunt witnesses' nightmares for years to come.


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Taking us into “The Twilight Zone,” Ariana Grande dressed as a character from one of the show’s most memorable episodes, “Eye of the Beholder” in 2019. Grande used prosthetic makeup to mold her face into a pig-like creature, identical to those from the episode. She left behind a statement greater than just the creepiest costume of the year. Grande reminded the world that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and that even a pig woman in a world of humans is beautiful.


Victoria’s Secret runway model, Kendall Jenner, recruited her sisters for a night as an angel in 2018. Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, and Kylie Jenner dressed in white lingerie sets and colossal fluffy white wings straight from Victoria’s Secret. The sisters spent the night flaunting their bodies for photos and paying tribute to arguably the most iconic runway series in fashion history.


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If you want to sit through seven hours of hair and makeup, you too could look as jaw-dropping as Anok Yai dressed as Storm from “X-Men”. When attending Klum’s Halloween bash, Yai needed to bring it to compete. Storm is a fictional character from the Marvel Comic series who possesses mutant powers. Yai depicted the character almost exactly, with sharp makeup, white contacts, white hair stretching all the way down her back, and a white suit holding a red stone at the center of her chest. This costume not only sent shivers down guests' spines but was also a marvelous display of what the creative team can accomplish in a look.


Although the streets of Albany may come with fewer hours spent in hair and makeup and a budget more attainable for college students, they are still sure to be just as startling and spooky.



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