The Best and Most Over-the-Top Halloween Beauty Looks Celebs Wore This Year

Celebrities redefine what it means to dress up for Halloween. For many A-listers, the holiday becomes a spectacle that is driven by their creative costume ideas and made possible by their talented hair, nail, and makeup teams. The result? Over-the-top beauty looks that sweep Instagram for weeks.

This year, the best Halloween beauty looks by celebrities so far involve voluminous wigs, vibrant costume makeup, and a commitment to their respective characters. Among the most exciting ones to emerge this year include Ashley Graham as Jessica Rabbit, Camila Mendes as Rick Sanchez, and Vanessa Morgan as Maleficent. Read on to see some of our favorites.

Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande stepped out with a Twilight Zone-inspired Halloween makeup look, which included prosthetics that gave her a heavy brow bone, turned-up nose, and uneven mouth. She credited special effects artist Julie Hassett with the impressive makeup.

Kylie Jenner

King Kylie was Disney royalty with her Little Mermaid costume, which came equipped with a monochromatic wig and lipstick that would make Ariel proud.

Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato dressed up as Pennywise the clown from the film IT. Her costume was complete with red-colored contact lenses and extra long stiletto nails.

Jessica Biel

Jessica Biel threw it back to the late '90s with her costume of one of her husband's looks from his N'Sync days, trademark curly hair and all.

Nina Dobrev

Nina Dobrev posted photos of her dressed as Billie Eilish, and the costume was spot-on. The actress wore some of Eilish's most recent beauty looks, like green nails and a center part.


Halsey dressed up as Cher with extra long dark hair, light blue eye shadow, and rhinestones beneath her eyes.

Ashley Graham

We had to do a double-take when we saw Ashley Graham's Jessica Rabbit costume, which featured the character's signature pastel purple eye shadow and vibrant red hair and lipstick.

Vanessa Morgan

Vanessa Morgan put on a berry lipstick and long horns to transform into Disney's Malificent.

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj wore paint-dipped pigtails for her version of Harley Quinn.

Cardi B
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Cardi B

We're loving Cardi B's monochromatic red lipstick and wig that perfectly matched her nurse costume.

Gabrielle Union

Gabrielle Union threw it back to her Bring It On days, securing her hair in a high ponytail and suiting up in her Clovers uniform yet again. Daughter Kaavia was also cheer-ready.

Jhené Aiko

Jhené Aiko's Halloween costume featured a short black bob, one of the season's trendiest haircuts.

Demi Lovato

Lovato channeled 18th-century royalty with her first Halloween costume, which involved heavy makeup and one voluminous wig.

Kelly Osbourne

Kelly Osborne dressed as a clown with dramatic costume makeup and a purple wig.