Red carpet fashion has been pretty wild lately—wild enough, in fact, to provide some stellar Halloween costume ideas. In fact, there were entire events that seemed to exist for the sole purpose of providing costume inspiration—like the Met Gala, for example, which had a camp theme this year. These step-and-repeat-worthy get-ups are just the thing for those times when you want to dress up as a celebrity, but not necessarily as their most obvious iteration. And some of them look chic enough to wear all year, or at least to another formal event. Here, find 14 red carpet lewks to inspire your trick-or-treat ensemble.
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Kim Kardashian in her vintage 1998 Thierry Mugler gown is a good Halloween costume for those on a budget, considering there is much less fabric to work with up top.
For those wanting to dress like
Lover-era Taylor Swift, this is the one. Dan MacMedan/Getty Images
Anyone can wear Billy Porter’s tuxedo dress from the 2019 Oscars red carpet. Anyone.
Dressing as Billie Eilish wearing a
Powerpuff Girls ensemble is like wearing a Halloween costume that truly bridges the Millennial-Gen Z divide. Michael Stewart/Getty Images
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively are a fairly easy red carpet couples costume—just make sure you have a pokeball in hand to really sell it.
Janelle Monae’s Picasso-inspired, all-seeing eye 2019 Met Gala look was designed by Christian Siriano and one of the few to nail the “camp” theme, making it a perfect glam Halloween costume.
Another one to nail the theme at the 2019 Met Gala was its co-host, Lady Gaga. This gown is just one of many ensembles she wore before making her way to the end of the pink carpet, and isn’t that hard to replicate for Halloween. (Men in suits and umbrellas optional, of course.)
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Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid were double trouble on the VMA red carpet. This is an easy monochromatic costume to do with your best friend (or your sister).
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Of course, if you really want to nail this Halloween look, you need to be extremely detailed with a true-to-size replica of your entire head, and carry it around like a purse, the way Jared Leto did at the Met Gala this year.
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Forget dressing up as Danaerys Targaryen, that’s not the
Game of Thrones Halloween costume that will set you apart from the crowd. Gwendoline Christie’s saintly Emmys red carpet look, on the other hand, is exactly what you should be aiming for instead. Elisabetta A. Villa/Getty Images
There are many iterations of Timothée Chalamet that one could dress up as for Halloween, but Timmée in this Haider Ackermann space suit at the Venice Film Festival is undoubtedly the most chic.
A Halloween costume for when you want to dress up as J.Lo, but stand out from everyone else in the iconic green Versace dress.
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Kendall Jenner in her latex turtleneck and floral Richard Quinn gown is a Halloween costume that’s just goth enough for this year.
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If you want to go the meme costume route, you can dress up as Gwyneth Paltrow slowly walking across the stage in her vintage Valentino gown at the Emmys.