15 Genius Halloween Costume Ideas Inspired by the Red Carpet

If you’re a Halloween costume straggler, don’t sweat it, because we’ve done the brainstorming for you and come up with 15 iconic red carpet looks for you to recreate. From Björk’s swan dress to Jennifer Lopez’s iconic Versace look, check out these recognizable red carpet moments that would make for awesome Halloween costumes. 

Click through to find a red carpet-inspired Halloween costume. 



What: 2001 Academy Awards

Costume Essentials: Nude bodysuit, white tutu, white feather boa, and a stuffed swan doll. 


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What: 2001 American Music Awards

Costume Essentials: A head-to-toe denim outfit and sparkly accessories. 


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What: Post-premiere party of Hugh Grant's 1994 film, Four Weddings and a Funeral, in London

Costume Essentials: Embellish a sexy black dress with oversized gold safety pins


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What: 1999 Academy Awards

Costume Essentials: Pink ball gown with matching shawl and diamond choker. 


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What: 2001 Original Sin premiere in Los Angeles

Costume Essentials: White dress and a necklace with a vial of fake blood. 


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What: 2000 Grammy Awards

Costume Essentials: Green dress with an extreme deep-v neckline and thigh-high slit. 


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What: 2009 Met Gala

Costume Essentials: One-shoulder gold minidress with matching headpiece and heels. 


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What: 2010 MTV Video Music Awards

Costume Essentials: Foam meat costume, fishnet pantyhose, and a diamond choker and cuffs. 


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What: 2013 Met Gala

Costume Essentials: Long-sleeve floral dress and gloves, fake pregnant belly, and a sleek ponytail. 


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What: 2013 MTV Video Music Awards

Costume Essentials: Embellished black crop top, black high-waisted leggings with jeweled detailing, and two topknot buns. 



What: 1995 Academy Awards

Costume Essentials: Long dress covered in old credit cards. 


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What: 1999 MTV Video Music Awards

Costume Essentials: Nude leotard covered in purple floral decals. 


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What: 2014 Grammy Awards

Costume Essentials: Fitted tuxedo, wide-brim black hat, a black cane. 


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What: 2014 CDFA Fashion Awards

Costume Essentials: Sparkly gown, gloves, and headpiece, and a faux fur shawl. 


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What: 2012 Grammy Awards

Costume Essentials: Little Red Riding Hood-inspired dress and an oversized hood.

Which look is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below! 

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