Given how much they get ogled the other 364 days of the year, you would think that famous folk would use Halloween as an excuse to lay low. Au contraire. Celebrities can be counted on for some of the most extravagant costumes around (ahem, Heidi Klum). Check out our best-dressed list from recent years and don’t be shy about telling us if we missed anyone.
WHO: Katy Perry
WHAT: Spotted at a party in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery last year.
WEAR: Pal Shannon Woodward brought MTV’s acerbic cartoon teen, Daria, to life while Perry dressed as her ultra cool sidekick, Jane Lane.
WHO: Chloe Grace Moritz
WHAT: At the 2012 Jonathan Ross Halloween Party in London.
WEAR: The Carrie star looked straight up scary as a deranged witch.
WHO: Alessandra Ambrosio
WHAT: Attending a Halloween bash last year in Beverly Hills.
WEAR: The Victoria’s Secret model accessorized her naught general costume with fishnet stockings and a Saint Laurent clutch.
WHO: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
WHAT: At a party in Beverly Hills last year.
WEAR: Day of the Dead diva? Sexy librarian? Louche 1920’s floozy? We’re not exactly sure who Huntington-Whiteley is channeling here but we love the look nonetheless.
WHO: Ali Larter
WHAT: Trick-or-treating in Manhattan Beach in 2011.
WEAR: Larter dressed as a queen bee while her son, Theodore, was an adorable baby drone.
WHO: Gwen Stefani
WHAT: At an L.A. Halloween party in 2008.
WEAR: The pop star lived up to her reputation as a good egg.
WHO: Kate Upton
WHAT: Attending Heidi Klum’s 2011 Halloween party in New York.
WEAR: The Sports Illustrated model paid homage to the original blond bombshell with a spooky Marilyn Monroe costume.
WHO: Doutzen Kroes
WHAT: At Heidi Klum’s 2011 Halloween fete in New York.
WEAR: Taking a cue from Karen’s (Amanda Seyfried) costume in Mean Girls (“I’m a mouse. Duh!”), the Dutch beauty worked a sexy rodent look.
WHO: Kate Moss
WHAT: Arriving at Jonathan Ross’s Halloween party in London last year.
WEAR: Moss was a glam Morticia Addams to husband Jaime Hince’s dapper Gomez while daughter Lila Grace was a black cat.
WHO: Miranda Kerr
WHAT: Hosting a circus-themed Halloween party in New York in 2011.
WEAR: The supermodel sizzled as a sexy ring master, whip at the ready.
WHO: Heidi Klum
WHAT: At her annual Halloween party in New York last year.
WEAR: When it comes to Halloween, nobody plays dress up better than Klum. Her extravagant 2012 costume (an homage to Elizabeth Taylor’s Cleopatra) was no exception.
WHO: Lauren Conrad
WHAT: Attending Glee star Matthew Morrison's 2012 Halloween Party.
WEAR: Conrad looked supercalifragilistic as Mary Poppins.