The best celebrity Halloween costumes of 2023 have a few things in common, including originality, creativity and a sense of humor. Each year, celebrities from all realms enjoy Halloween as the perfect canvas for expression and artistry, choosing stylish costumes to pay homage to pop culture icons at Hollywood‘s coveted Halloween parties.
This year, film and television characters reigned supreme as stars like Megan Fox, Machine Gun Kelly and Camila Mendes channeled their favorite on-screen heroes and villains. Meanwhile, celebrities including Paris Hilton, Kourtney Kardashian and Austin Butler decidedly took notes from their fellow famous contemporaries.
Ahead, WWD recaps the best celebrity Halloween costumes of 2023.
“In honor of our queen,” Hilton wrote on Instagram of her Britney Spears-inspired getup. The heiress saluted Spears’ futuristic flight attendant garb from her “Toxic” music video. Hilton added on a pair of silver point-toe booties and a 2000s staple: oversize shield sunglasses.
Kaia Gerber and Austin Butler
Kaia Gerber and Austin Butler’s couples costume nodded to Andy Warhol and his ill-fated muse, model Edie Sedgwick. Gerber traded in her brunette tresses for a dirty blond crop. The supermodel’s Halloween costume also channeled one of this season’s biggest trends, tights as pants, pairing her stockings with a very ’60s high neck sleeveless sweater.
Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly
Fox and Machine Gun Kelly dressed as characters from Quentin Tarantino’s “Kill Bill.” MGK wore a bloodied yellow and black tracksuit reminiscent of Uma Thurman’s The Bride, while Fox went as her Mace-wielding nemesis, Gogo Yubari.
Rande Gerber and Cindy Crawford
Gerber and Crawford took a note from “Grease,” dressing as Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsson. Both wore all-black ensembles accessorized with leather motorcycle jackets. Crawford’s look also included pair of bright red mules and a curly blond wig.
Kardashian took notes from her younger sister, Kim, wearing a floral gown inspired by the “Skims” founder’s first Met Gala appearance back in 2013.
After dressing as Pamela Anderson in 2020, Kendall Jenner went as another blond bombshell in 2023: Marilyn Monroe.
Camila Mendes, Lili Reinhart and Madelaine Petsch
The “Riverdale” trio dressed as DC Comics villains Catwoman, Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn.
Kelsea Ballerini did her best Barbie impression in a matching Western set inspired by Margot Robbie’s character in the 2023 blockbuster.
Below, see a list of 105 celebrity Halloween costumes from years past.