It was a spooky time in Hollywood where every A-list celeb, influencer, athlete, and model stepped out in their scary costumes for Halloween. While most of us dress up as our favorite celebs, it is always exciting to see what our favorite celebs wear for Halloween. Just like every year, we had a few hits and a few misses. One thing for sure is that a handful of Halloween enthusiasts – like Harry Styles, Neil Patrick Harris, Bretman Rock – never disappoint and fans are truly waiting all year to see what they come up with.
Generally, the shows/actors that made headlines during the year or iconic characters from the past are the go-to costumes for Halloween, so naturally this year, a few common themes this year were Squid Game (their signature tracksuit and schoolgirl doll look), Morticia Addams form the famous series The Addams Family and Lil Nas X and Satan from his iconic Call Me By Your Name music video.
But our beloved celebs showed us range in their creative thinking, so let us count down the best Halloween 2021 looks. Our criteria were – the idea and the resemblance to the character played in terms of execution, including clothes, makeup, and pose (and humor is always a plus point). So let’s begin –
8/8 – Troye Sivan
While attending the Spotify party in West Hollywood, Troye showed up as a punk rock alien ghoul. He painted his face green, which matched with his green lenses, extremely long spiky grey hair (as though just electrocuted).
He styled his Misfit screen printed tee shirt and sparkly see-through pants and shiny grey underwear with chunky black boots and antler-like nails. This is how you rock a Halloween look even without going for an obvious character.
7/8 – Tyga
Tyga served two extremely different yet equally spooky looks for this Halloween. His first costume was The Nun of the blockbuster 2018 movie.
The makeup is crazy good and the angle of the picture is even better, wouldn’t you agree? The outfit itself looks pretty cool to go out partying in LA.
Another costume he put on was Barnabas Collins, a vampire from the 1966 show Dark Shadows.
We love Tyga’s attention to detail, not only is the hair and the pose right, he even got the correct number of layers of clothes down to the scarf and necklace.
6/8 – Harry Styles
Being on tour during Halloween did not deter Harry Styles from putting on a costume. He dressed up as Dorothy of Wizard of Oz and his team dressed as the characters of the same movie, for his “Harryween” concert at NY’s Madison Square Garden
He carried a basket of stuffed Toto with a cloth of the same checkered blue fabric as his frock and bow on his head, red leggings, and red shiny Custom Gucci boots. With heavy rouged makeup, he performed a cover of Somewhere Over the Rainbow and it was magical, to say the least.
5/8 – Adam Rippon
Adam’s costume made several people spit their coffee. He dressed up as Nicki’s cousins’ friend who got the vaccine. Don’t know about him? Check out this tweet by Miss Minaj.
And now, gentlemen, we present to you, Adam Rippon –
It is so witty, humorous and unexpected, that we just had to include him in this list. Also, check out the vaccine certificate that he is carrying. Barbz will get why it’s so funny.
4/8 – Bretman Rock
Bretman has become a household name and is invited to most fashion shows as a first-row guest. But he knows when it is time to put on his funny hat. For Halloween, he always has a fun costume, usually a cartoon character which is instantly recognizable (which makes his costumes so good). This year he sported two looks – one with Ezekiel and another with Cleo
Ezekiel, his nephew was dressed as Sullivan, and Bretman himself was Boo of the famous Pixar movie Monsters Inc. We have assigned extra points for cuteness and committed (like Sarah Paulson) ugly cry face.
With Cleo, on her birthday, they dressed up as Nezuko and Inosuke from the Japanese animated series – Demon Slayer. Bretman is known for using his body (especially abs) as a perfect accessory to compliment his outfit and this is another example of that. His Margiela Tabi shoes are just the perfect addition to this whole fantasy.
Another point to note is that his costumes are simple yet effective. Anyone can recreate these looks easily with minimum effort but look chic and deliver on the theme.
3/8 – Neil Patrick Harris
Neil and his family are Halloween royalty at this point. They have served so many spooky looks over the years that no one can touch them. This year they turned their bedroom into a room of nightmare by dressing their kids up as characters from Chucky and The Exorcist, while he and his husband dressed up as psycho, innocent-looking killers.
2/8 – LeBron James
Oh, Lebron went all out with his costume. He got us screaming, so…. mission accomplished? He dressed up like Freddy Kruger, the extremely scary character from The Nightmare On Elm Street.
The prosthetics to resemble the exposed muscles on the face are just immaculate, the hat, sweater, glove, and knife nails are ditto and the pose – I mean do we even have to explain it? We’d give this look a 10 on 10
1/8 – Lil Nas X
For a few years now, fans have been counting on Nas to turn some dope looks for Halloween, and he delivers. Every. Year.
Nas had 2 costumes planned, his first costume was an homage to Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide – a hit Nickelodeon show. He put a spin on that and called it Nas’s Declassified School Survival Guide.
We love this look for several reasons, the major one being – It’s Lil Nas X.
Also because it fits so well with his song Sun Goes Down, which talks about his prom experience and life before becoming the pop star legend he is now.
The setup is impeccable, Hodo Musa did a good job nailing the look down to the two gold necklaces. And finally, we only have one thing to say.
Wig Another costume he wore was Voldemort
Recognizable. Classic. Witty (with his Instagram caption).
Nas posted on TikTok the process of his prosthetics and makeup, to share with the fans the amount of time, energy, and resources that go into the costume and that is exactly the kind of dedication we love, making him get the top spot on our best Halloween costume on our list!
Let us know in the comments below, which was your favorite Halloween costume.