What did you decide to dress up as this past Halloween? Were you happy with your choice? Sometimes you may think you have the best outfit at the entire party, until you look and see someone else wearing the exact same thing! You may have thought your dress looked great, but then you didn't consider the 45 minute wait to get into the club!
The amount of pressure to get a costume that is just right can be enormous every year. That pressure may get increased even more dramatically if you are a celebrity and know you are going to be having hundreds of photos taken of you.
Every year after Halloween people will get together and debate which celebrities had the best costumes this year. Whether you want to see something that is low cut, something that is clever, or a family effort, there was no shortage of great costumes in 2015. Granted, it might also help when deciding on who you are going to be, if you could sink some serious coinage into making sure your costume looked great. Some celebrities on this list, such as Heidi Klum, spare no expense on their costume every year, but the results are always spectacular (and this year was no exception).
As social media continues to grow in popularity, there is no doubt that these outfits will be Tweeted and Instagramed by millions of people. Check over the list for inspiration, and perhaps next year with some proper planning you can have some amazing costumes that are inspired by some of the best celebrities in Hollywood.
I assure you that no matter your style, these are 20 of the coolest costumes worn by celebrities in 2015!
J-Lo used to be Jenny from the block, but she has since excelled into a multi-talented superstar. Whether you love her music, her acting, or just J-Lo in general, you know she is often going to make one hell of an entrance. Jennifer Lopez made no exception to that rule as she attended Heidi Klum's Halloween party this year, decked out as a...skeleton? I never knew Skeletons could wear such elegant black dresses. I also was unaware that skeletons still possess the ability to have both a booty, and some cleavage. That being said, if you look like Jennifer Lopez does, especially at age 46, I don't think a costume that hides your body is exactly what you are looking for.
19 Keke Palmer
At the young age of 22, Keke Palmer has already had success in a variety of different mediums. Whether you love her for her acting or her music, it is clear that Keke is a talented individual. It is also clear that Keke Palmer is absolutely gorgeous, dressing up as Aaliyah this past Halloween. Aaliyah was a recording artist whose career tragically was cut short at the age of 22 due to a plane crash. Keke must have loved Aaliyah to don her classic look from the music video "Try Again" on a chilly October night.
18 LeBron James
Now granted King James is probably going to have the least amount of cleavage showing of anybody on this list, but he still earned his spot! LeBron went all out as he dressed up as Prince. What better costume for a King then to dress it down a little bit and go as a Prince for Halloween? LeBron had it all, from the hair, to the outfit and even carrying around a guitar. The night would not have been complete without LeBron going up to the mic and attempting to nail the classic Prince song "Purple Rain". Sure, he may not have sounded fantastic, but who is going to have the courage to tell LeBron that?
17 Kylie Jenner
How do you make sure no creepy guys come up and hit on you? Make sure you are carrying around some ninja swords. That was Kylie Jenner's strategy as she donned the classic look of Xena, warrior princess this past Halloween. It is a good thing that Kylie is in great shape, as playing the part of a warrior princess is no easy task. It’s not even like you get to sing fun musicals like if you were Jasmine! Jenner’s outfit is strategically cut to show off different parts of Kylie's upper thigh (but would totally weaken her in battle). The joke is on you though, Kylie, as your swords are going to be absolutely useless when faced with the element of coldness that comes with Halloween being in October.
16 Gigi Hadid
The biggest downfall with Gigi Hadid's Halloween costume, is that it probably lead to Grease being stuck in everyone's head for the rest of the night. Gigi attended Heidi Klum's Halloween party this year and her outfit did not fail to live up to the hype of the event. Gigi donned the classic look of Sandy from Grease, including the curly hair and an iconic cigarette. Granted Gigi is a model, and there is no proof of whether she can sing or not, but thankfully it did not take away from the overall look. There is no word on whether there was a John Travolta look alike also somewhere at the party.
15 Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan
You always run a risk when you are dressing up in a couples costume for Halloween. What are you going to do if you cannot find your other half? You better hope your costume still makes sense as a solo act. That being said, when you look as good as Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan, it really does not matter what you decide to go as. The couple chose this year to try and capture the iconic look of The Cat In The Hat. Now granted, only Channing made the full on effort to put on the cat suit, whereas Jenna Dewan just decided to go in a black dress...with a smaller hat on her head. At least they get a solid effort as a team?
14 Paris Hilton
George Clooney made sure that only some of the biggest names appeared at his Casamigos Tequila Halloween bash this year. That of course is why Paris Hilton showed up! Who doesn't love Paris?...Well, most people. That did not stop Paris for showing up as a Norse Valkyrie. Paris' outfit was adorned with countless accessories including a winged helmet, daggers, a hammer and a shield. Perhaps she needed the shield to help keep back the haters? Just to help make the outfit make more sense, Paris also donned some high heels. At least she was able to keep the bronze look accented throughout her outfit, giving her a super rustic appeal.
13 Miley Cyrus
I'm going to be completely honest, I am super tired of hearing the name Miley Cyrus. It seems like Miley has decided that being edgy is the way to go, and her whole act has just grown tired for me. That being said, I can still totally rock out to "Wrecking Ball," much to the chagrin of all of my friends. This year Miley decided to add her own twist to the classic Cinderella costume. Donning the classic blue dress, Miley added a joint to the picture in order to create "Cinder-Smelly." A twist not only on the character, but a reference to her past days with Disney as Hannah Montana.
12 Ellen Degeneres
It's hard not to love Ellen Degeneres. She's hilarious, hard working and has added countless hours of entertainment to the world. While she may not exactly rank high in sex appeal, that has never stopped her from having some unforgettable Halloween costumes throughout the years. That was no exception this year, as Ellen decided to go as a Kardashian. Ellen announced on her show that she was the new Kardashian sister, Karla (with a K!). While there is no telling if this got an Ellen an invite to Thanksgiving dinner (probably not), it was surely another memorable costume from one of the most creative minds in Hollywood.
11 Gwen Stefani
Gwen Stefani is one of the most acclaimed artists to ever hit a recording studio and is the winner of several awards. On top of that she can record some incredibly catchy tunes. If you don't believe me, just listen to "Hollaback Girl" and try and not get that stuck in your head. Gwen's recently all over the tabloids due to her new relationship with country superstar Blake Shelton. Perhaps Gwen was trying to show Blake that she can support his country roots, when she donned a sexy cowgirl outfit this past Halloween. Now, I'm not digging the boots or the yellow tights, but I suppose Blake is a fan and I guess that's the only person that matters!
10 Nicki Minaj
Whether you love or hate Nicki Minaj, there is no doubt that she is not one of the more popular celebrities around. It's hard to imagine what kind of wish the 32-year-old sensation would want granted, but that did not stop her from dressing up as a sexy fairy for Halloween. As if Nicki did not need any more reason to have attention drawn to her, her outfit sparkled from head to toe and included a sexy tiara. Perhaps Nicki just wanted to carry around a wand and order people to do things for her all night? With an eye-catching outfit, it's hard to imagine many people did not ask her to grant some wishes.
9 Neil Patrick Harris
How do you not love Neil Patrick Harris? After starting out acting from a young age as Doogie Howser, NPH has gone onto create a fantastic career. This ranges from hosting award shows, to being in a hit television show and countless other successful projects. NPH's family must have been in the Star Wars spirit as they donned iconic characters for this year's Halloween. NPH rocked out as Obi-Wan, and his husband (David Burtka) did his best impression of Han Solo. NPH's Halloween picture every year would not be complete without his two adorable children (Gideon and Harper), who went as Luke and Leia.
8 Jessica Lowndes
As a Vancouver resident myself, I always find it cool when someone local becomes famous in Hollywood. Jessica Lowndes is no exception to that rule, as the actress-songwriter is a Vancouver resident and has been active since 2005. Lowndes' top claim to fame may be her role on the rebooted version of 90210. Perhaps she was trying out for a new role when she rocked out with some Harley Quinn makeup this past Halloween. While she was lacking the trademark baseball bat, and general crazed look, it's hard to not credit Lowndes for trying as she dyed her hair in the iconic Quinn colors.
7 Paulina Gretzky
When someone thinks of Paulina Gretzky, their mind may not immediately go to her 2006 album Collecting Dust. Despite being the daughter of hockey legend Wayne Gretzky, Paulina's interest in men led her to a different sport. Paulina was dating, and is now engaged to professional golfer Dustin Johnson. The couple has recently had their first child in January of this past year. The pair decided to do matching costumes this past year, both dressing up as "sexy vampires." When you are looking as good as Paulina did, I cannot imagine many men would be resisting her if she decided to go after their neck.
6 Emily Ratajkowski
I'll be honest, I do not know much about Emily Ratajkowski. As a model, and smaller-time actress, she may not often jump out in a crowd of celebrities. However, it was impossible not to notice Emily after she decided to go as Marge Simpson this past Halloween. Emily had the entire look down, ranging from the iconic blue hair to the smaller details such as the red pearled necklace. Not to mention that she had her entire body pained in the classic Simpsons hue. There is no telling if whatever went on her skin transferred to every surface on the inside of the party, but nobody can question her dedication to the holiday!
5 Nina Agdal
Everyone knows that superheroes are the coolest trend of 2015. Unfortunately for many of the superheroes, it involves covering your face. That just can't be an option when you are a model such as Nina Agdal. The solution? Nina decided to rock her own superhero, which essentially just consisted of a lot of neon blue (including a wig). The joke was on her for probably stepping on her cape all night long! That being said, being able to catch every guy at the party staring should definitely count as some form of super power, right?
4 Beyonce and Jay-Z
There are certain advantages to becoming a parent when you are a famous celebrity couple. One of those perks is that every Halloween, should you choose, you can dress your family up in some fantastic costumes. Some couples, such as Neil Patrick Harris, clearly embrace this opportunity to the fullest. Others such as Beyonce and Jay Z are also getting into the swing of things with their daughter Blue Ivy. The couple decided to dress up as the iconic characters from the Eddie Murphy comedy Coming To America. Both outfits were fantastic and had small details to make them winners, such as the cat skin slung over Jay Z's shoulder.
3 Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian is one of the most polarizing names in Hollywood. While not everyone loves her, it's clear that when the spotlight is pointed at her, Kim likes to put on a show. It was in 2013 that Kim decided to wear a now iconic dress to the Met Gala. Dubbed the "Mrs.Doubtfire" dress, it earned the then very pregnant Kardashian backlash from the fashion community. Kim decided to poke fun at the backlash this past Halloween, as she wore the very same dress. She expressed to her daughter that she was going as "Mommy when you were in my tummy," at least the look won't get duplicated, Kim!
2 Dwayne Johnson
I have a tremendous amount of respect for Dwayne Johnson. Once a renowned wrestler, Dwayne has gone on to absolutely take Hollywood by storm with fantastic performances in some massive films (such as the Fast and the Furious series). One thing that is clear when looking at Dwayne is that he is absolutely ripped (probably due to the whole wrestling background). It should be no surprise that with his physique, he was able to pull off a convincing Hulk last Halloween. This year, Dwayne mixed it up a little bit and promoted eating your spinach as he donned the classic look of Popeye.
1 Heidi Klum
There might not be anybody in Hollywood that is better at costumes than Heidi Klum. Despite being a renowned model, Klum significantly transforms her look every Halloween and this year was no exception. Klum upped the prosthetics and glam as she went as Jessica Rabbit this year. For those uninformed, Jessica Rabbit is the redheaded, glittery bombshell from the classic film Who Framed Roger Rabbit which came out in 1988. I suppose you couldn't expect anything less from Klum, whose enthusiasm for the holiday extends to her hosting an annual Halloween party that brought out some of the best in Hollywood.