Did Halloween even happen if Harry Style's doesn't dress up as Elton John? Between Heidi Klum's halloween countdown, Nina Dobrev's hilarious A Star Is Born costume and Beyoncé's predictably strong showing, A-Listers seem to love the 31st of October. With their bottomless pockets and professional make-up artists on speed dial, these celebrities make tremendous Halloween costume inspiration. Fact.
The Best 2018 Celebrity Costumes
This year, Halloween had one winner and one winner only, and that was Beyoncé. The singer took to Instagram last night to share her latest costume transformation, recreating the album cover for iconic R&B star Toni Braxton's eponymous 1993 record as - wait for it - Phoni Braxton. 'Sending love and adoration to one of our talented legends,' she wrote on Instagram. Thank you for the countless bops. Your tone, your beauty, your range, and your God-given talent is treasured. Loving you always.'
Of course, her title as Queen of Halloween is hotly contested by the reigning Heidi Klum, who chose to go as Princess Fiona with her boyfriend Tom Kaulitz dressed as Shrek. The hours of makeup alone have her stealing the crown for us, but it's a close call.
Nicky Hilton also pulled it out the bag with an ode to her sister Paris, who also took the ability to make ANY costume sexy to a new level going as a sexy Furby. Another favourite? Nina Dobrev's creative take on A Star Is Born(she went as a baby star) and of course Harry Styles' Elton John inspo.
The much anticipated halloween costume from Heidi Klum certainly didn't let us down. The model dressed up with her boyfriend Tom Kaulitz and went as the legendary Princess Fiona and Shrek.
Beyoncé channelled iconic R&B star Toni Braxton: meet... Phoni Braxton. See what she did there?
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend truly pulled it out the bag as the Queen and Prince Phillip.
Beyonce's second amazing costume was an ode to Flo-Jo.
Kehlani went for the absolute cutest costume we've ever seen having announced her pregnancy earlier this month
All of the Kardashian-Jenner's became Victoria's Secret Angels for the night and we are OBSESSED.
Nina Dobrev's inspired A Star Is Born costume had us crying laughing
Kristen Bell was at the whim of her daughter who demanded she be Elsa from Frozen for the second year running...
Zoe Kravitz as a vampire went down a storm online.
Bella Thorne and boyfriend ModSun went as Chucky and his bride.
Harry Style's dressed up as idol Elton John
Nicky went as her sister Paris in the ultimate 21st birthday dress...
Lauren Jauregui and Ty-Dollar Sign pulled the ultimate couples costume as the Joker and Harley Quinn.
Kourtney Kardashian's Ariana Granda was an absolute hit.
Camila Mendes and Lili Reinhart were our favourite couples costume this year
Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner took funny costumes to a new level this year
Kim dressed up Saint and Reign Disick as her husband and Lil Pump from the infamous I Love It video.
Rita Ora's Halloween costume was crazily realistic as Polt Malone.
Instagram went wild for Kendall Jenner's Halloween look this year.
Kaia Gerber killed her Joan Jett transformation
Jenna Dewan made a magical unicorn.
Olivia Munn made a perfect Goh Peik Lin
Paris Hilton pulled it out the bag as a sexy furby.
G-Eazy took scary to stylish this year.
Halsey went very Kim Kardashian with the ultimate-naked costume that we're obsessed with.
The Costume of 2016
Heidi Klum and her matching Halloween bots.
The Costume 0f 2017
Kim Kardashian as Cher.
Cindy Crawford as a biker chick Hell's Angel complete with prerequisite leathers and choker
Fergie and her husband Josh Duhamel dressed as Karl Lagerfeld and his pet cat Choupette
Gigi Hadid is an uncanny Sandy from Grease - post-transformation, of course...
Guy Richie and his son Rocco as Breaking Bad's Walter White and Jesse
Believe it or not, this is supermodel/Halloween queen Heidi Klum dressed as classic cartoon character Betty Boop
Heidi Klum eschews her usual frankly terrifying Halloween costumes for a beautiful turn as Egyptian queen Cleopatra
Heidi Klum finds out what she might look like in 50 years...
Heidi Klum as a very life-like butterfly
Kate Moss as fellow model Cara Delevingne, with a cheeky reference to one of her newspaper scandals...
Kate Moss and Jamie Hince as the ultimate gothic couple, Morticia and Gomez Addams
Katy Perry as a Cheeto - hands down our favourite Halloween costume, ever
Kim Kardashian, a keen fan of fancy dress, donned skin-tight latex for her Catwoman costume alongside husband Kanye West's Batman
Kim Kardashian as a mermaid - a costume idea she would pass on to her daughter, North
Kim Kardashian is clearly a fan of comic books - here she is as Poison Ivy, another one of Batman's enemies...
Kelly Osbourne dresses as one of our favourite film characters of all time, Gwyneth Paltrow's Margot Tenenbaum in The Royal Tenenbaums
Kourtney Kardashian and her boyfriend Scott Disick in matching Robin and Bat Girl costumes
Natalie Dormer relived her period drama past dressing as Marie Antoinette (post-guillotine, naturally)
Poppy Delevingne was the first to dress as everyone's favourite Halloween costume of 2015 (and no doubt, 2016), Suicide Squad's Harley Quinn
Rita Ora as Barbie and Daisy Lowe as a cat - both classic Halloween costumes
A History Of The Halloween Queen: Heidi Klum
No one does Halloween quite like supermodel Heidi Klum, who has been bringing her A game to fancy dress for a decade now.
The hostess with the mostess throws the most extravagant annual party, inviting everyone from fellow models to Hollywood stars, with Gigi Hadid, Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez all attending in recent years.
Heidi has become famous for her over-the-top, thoroughly-executed costumes; she dressed as Betty Boop in 2002, a skinless human (and then a monkey, following an outfit change) in 2011, and an old lady in 2013. We can't wait to see what she does this year...
The Not So Scary Costumes Of Kim Kardashian
Another big fan of All Hallows' Eve is Kim Kardashian, who surprisingly hasn't posted any Halloween looks so far this year! Previously she has dressed up as Catwoman, Poison Ivy and a mermaid in the past few years. Nowadays, she's more focussed on daughter North West's looks - we particularly loved her matching skunk costume with cousin Penelope Disick.
The UK Contingent
On this side of the pond, Jonathan Ross hosts London's biggest celebrity party, with past attendees including Kate Moss and Jamie Hince dressed as Morticia and Gomez Addams.
Our favourite Kate costume though was when she dressed as fellow model Cara Delevingne, posing in pictures with her tongue out just like the 24-year-old.
The Halloween Kids
Even if you're uninterested in the A-list's OTT attempts at fancy dress, you can't help but love the cute get-ups they coerce their children into wearing. Especially the Kardashians, who always seem to nail the group Halloween theme. We particularly loved the time Kourtney dressed her three kids Mason, Penelope and Reign, and cousin North West, in adorable superhero costumes.
The Costume Of The Year Throwback
While an honorary mention must go to Katy Perry for her hilarious Cheeto costume (clearly going down the 'unsexy' Lindsay Lohan in Mean Girls route...) Poppy Delevingne was undoubtedly the main inspiration for hundreds of girls in Halloween 2015 - and Lauren Jauregui this year- thanks to her timely Harley Quinn costume. With her blonde pigtails, hot pants and baseball bat, she was Margot Robbie's Suicide Squad doppleganger. We can't believe the film hadn't even come out at the time...