A Brief History of Ellen DeGeneres's Amazing Halloween Costumes
When it comes to Halloween costumes, you can always count on Ellen DeGeneres to bring it. While Heidi Klum is known for her over-the-top looks and Neil Patrick Harris does adorable family costumes, the daytime host has everyone else beat when it comes to cleverness. From her spin as Sia in 2016 to her Dr. Phil look during her talk show's first season, Ellen always manages to surprise and delight us with her Halloween costumes. This year, she stepped it up a notch by dressing up as Cardi E in front of Cardi B herself. See all of her costumes over the years ahead.
Cardi E (2019)
The Bachelor's Most Dramatic Contestant (2018)
Pregnant "Karla" Kardashian (2017)
"Karla" Kardashian (2015)
Amal Alamuddin and George Clooney (2014)
Last year was twice as fun, because Ellen dressed up as both George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin.
Nicki Minaj (2013)
Ellen perfectly mimicked the outfit Nicki Minaj wore as a guest on her show just a month prior.
Sofia Vergara (2012)
Remember when Sofia's dress ripped at the Emmys? Ellen captured the look perfectly. Just wait until you see the back.
Sophia Grace (2011)
After going viral with their rendition of Nicki Minaj's "Super Bass," Sophia Grace and Rosie became even more popular during numerous stints on Ellen's show — so much so that Ellen dressed up as Sophia. And yes, that's Tony — the show's resident DJ — as Nicki Minaj, and one of Ellen's writers as Sophia Grace's sidekick, Rosie.
Snooki's Hair (2010)
Jersery Shore became wildly popular after its 2009 premiere, mostly because of The Situation's abs and Snooki's impossibly tall hair. Ellen's attempt at the costume is only a slight exaggeration.
O Magazine (2009)
Ellen campaigned for a long time to get on the cover of O Magazine, and in 2009, it finally happened. Halloween was just a month before the cover hit newsstands, so Ellen prepared for the monumental event in the best way.
Ellen took Obama's first presidential campaign slogan a little too literally.
Jennifer Lopez (2007)
Jennifer Lopez's pregnancy was a matter of public debate in 2007, and rumors swirled constantly until she confirmed it. Since she was carrying twins, her bump got pretty big. Just wait until you see Ellen's costume sitting down.
Sabrina DeGeneres (2006)
Ellen DeGeneres introduced her (imaginary) evil sister during her 2006 Halloween episode.
An Inflatable Horse and Cowboy (2005)
Jane Kaczmarek joined Ellen during her season three Halloween special. It's hard to tell what exactly Jane was shooting for, but Ellen was in a pretty clear costume.
Scarlett O'Hara (2004)
While this costume wasn't necessarily tied to anything current, it definitely was very elaborate.
Dr. Phil (2003)
Dr. Phil's daytime show started in 2002, with Ellen's The Ellen DeGeneres Show premiering a year after. Clearly, Ellen was poking fun at the little daytime rivalry. We only wish Dr. Phil had played her in return.