The celebrities are doing Halloween wrong.

It's spooky season, or perhaps more accurately, it's 'dress as a 'not-at-all-scary pop culture reference' season.

For the final weekend of October, the celebs have done what they do best: posing for unnecessarily extravagant photoshoots of themselves in weird and wacky Halloween costumes that probably cost more than my annual salary. 

Perhaps the scariest part is how badly they've missed the brief of... Halloween, broadly. Because absolutely none of them have dressed in anything remotely spooky.

There was another glaring omission as well this year: pink. If you're wondering why, in the year of Barbie and Just Ken, there were surprisingly few Barbie movie inspired ensembles, it's probably strike related. 

SAG-AFTRA, the union body for actors, had earlier sent out an email asking members to only dress as "generalised characters and figures" (like a ghost, zombie, or prisoner) and not anything from specific films or TV shows (like, say, Barbie, Marvel or Star Wars) so they are not supporting the streaming giants or production companies they're currently at odds with.

The demand received some major backlash from a lot of stars, but based on the costumes so far it seems like most have heeded the call.

But no worries, because you know what is a strike-safe alternative? It's Britney, b*tch.

So, from multiple looks from the 'Toxic' music video to... f*ck, marry and kill, here's a roundup of the best celebrity Halloween costumes this year. 


Paris Hilton as Britney Spears.

Image: Kevin Ostajewski/Instagram @parishilton.

Baby can't you see, Paris' calling?

Marking both Halloween AND the week that her friends' memoir was released, Paris Hilton dressed as flight attendant Britney Spears in the 'Toxic' music video for the annual Casamigos Halloween Party in LA.

"Icons support icons," she captured her post.


Jessica Alba as Britney Spears.

Image: Getty.

Just in case there's was any debate about 'Toxic' being a truly iconic piece of pop history...

Oops! Jessica Alba did it too.

Alba wore a Britney-inspired bodysuit, based on another look from the same video, to the same party, alongside her pal, Baby2Baby charity co-founder Kelly Sawyer Patricof, who dressed as Britney circa-'Hit Me Baby One More Time'.


Edward Norton and Shauna Robertson as David and Victoria Beckham.

Image: Getty.

Halloween is perfect for those who 'Wannabe' a Spice Girl (I'm so sorry, I should probably stop the puns now).

So, Edward Norton and his wife, producer Shauna Robertson, went to the Casamigos party as Posh and Becks, circa the '90s.

Florence Pugh as Guy Fieri.

Image: Twitter.


Ok, fine. If you aren't going to go full scary, leaning into a funny costume is the next best option. 

That is why Florence Pugh as restaurateur, author and presenter Guy Fieri is a winner. I mean, the attention is detail is just fantastic, right down to the speed dealer sunnies.

Kourtney Kardashian as... Kim Kardashian.

Image: Instagram @kourtneykardash/Getty.


Kourtney Kardashian, who is pretty heavily pregnant, recreated her sister Kim's much-discussed Givenchy look from her first-ever Met Gala in 2013. At the time, Kim was pregnant with her and Kanye West's first child, North, and the look was hugely picked apart, which she has said led to her "crying the whole way home".

Considering Kim and Kourtney's 'feud' of late, as seen during episodes of The Kardashians, Kourt's costume is a pretty iconic way to bury to hatchet.

Kaia Gerber and Austin Butler as Edie Sedgwick and Andy Warhol.

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Austin Butler dressed as Andy Warhol and Kaia Gerber as his famous muse Edie Sedgwick.

Amelia Dimoldenberg as Mr Bean.

Image: Shahram Saadat/Instagram @ameliadimz.


The comedian and Chicken Shop presenter won the holiday weekend with her VERY accurate Mr Bean costume.

Demi Lovato as Snow White.

Image: Instagram @ddlovato.


It's a scientific fact (it's not) that there is nothing less scary than Snow White. 

But Demi looks great!

Randy Gerber and Cindy Crawford as Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsson.

Image: Getty.


It's not Halloween until someone dresses as John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John in Grease.

Machine Gun Kelly & Megan Fox as Kill Bill characters.

Image: Getty.

Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox attended the Camamigos party dressed as Uma Thurman and Chiaki Kuriyama's Kill Bill characters. 


Things got a little shady when they shared their costumes — which were of film characters, so went against the SAG guidelines — online and tagged SAF-AFTRA, seemingly calling the union out for its rules.

The Selling Sunset cast and f*ck, marry, kill.

Image: Getty.

Chelsea Lazkani, Emma Hernan and Chrishell Stause, from Netflix's Selling Sunset, dressed as 'f*ck, marry, kill' and honestly, points for creativity!


Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes and Madelaine Petsch as DC villains.

Image: Instagram/Cibelle Levi.

Over the years, the Riverdale girlies have earned a reputation for their iconic trio costumes. 

In the past, they've done the PowerPuff Girls and the witches from Hocus Pocus, and this year they took the villain route, dressing as DC Comics characters Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy and Catwoman.


Megan Thee Stallion as a flower from Alice in Wonderland.

Image: Instagram @theestallion.

Megan Thee Stallion hosted a Tim Burton-themed party and nailed it as one of the flowers from Alice in Wonderland.

With Heidi Klum's INFAMOUS Halloween party still to come, we're expecting more celeb costume mayhem before November comes around.

Feature image: Instagram/@kourtneykardashian/Getty.

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