The Best Celebrity Halloween Costumes Through the Years

See the silly, sexy, and scary ways celebs celebrate

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Halloween is the one time of year it's okay to reveal that wild, alter-ego usually kept under wraps (and to use body paint). Click through to see how our favorite celebs let their freak flags fly, from the undead to whatever iteration of Miley Cyrus suits their fancy. From the editors at ELLE.com.

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The Best Celebrity Halloween Costumes Through the Years

Halloween is the one time of year it's okay to reveal that wild, alter-ego usually kept under wraps (and to use body paint). Click through to see how our favorite celebs let their freak flags fly, from the undead to whatever iteration of Miley Cyrus suits their fancy.

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Lady Gaga (2012)

Lady Gaga tweets a photo from Halloween 2012 dressed as "Princess High The Cannabis Queen."

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Heidi Klum (2013)

Klum once again wows dressed as an 95-year-old version of herself at her 14th annual Halloween party in New York.

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Rihanna (2013)

Rihanna dubbed her zombie gangster alter ego "Shy Girl" and painted her skin blue.

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Chelsea Handler (2013)

The comedian gleefully dresses as a mom-to-be in a pale pink maternity dress and knee socks.

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Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady (2013)

Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady lock lips as Dorothy and the Lion from Wizard of Oz.

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Kate Moss (2013)

The model and her husband dress as an undead couple in Spanish Flamenco attire at Jonathan Ross's Halloween party in London.

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Ellen Degeneres (2013)

Ellen DeGeneres takes a page from the Nicki Minaj look book.

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Kate Upton (2013)

The ELLE cover girl blends themes, pairing Dia de los Muertos face make up with a sexy Marie Antoinette ensemble.

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Iggy Azalea (2013)

The singer works this Cruella de Vil ensemble with a real-life spotted accessory.

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Mandy Moore and Ryan Adams (2013)

The couple get gothic with The Addams Family themed costumes of lovebirds Morticia and Gomez.

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Liv Tyler (2013)

Tyler wears undead makeup to go trick-or-treating in New York.

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Melissa McCarthy (2013)

McCarthy goes trick-or-treating incognito in a fisherman costume and grey beard.

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Sandra Bullock (2013)

Bullock joins her Heat co-star in a matching ensemble for the occasion.

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Neil Patrick Harris (2013)

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka are Tweedledee and Tweedledum with daughter Harper as Alice and Gideon as the March Hare.

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Mara Hoffman and Pamela Love (2013)

The boho designers get mystical as black and white unicorns to co-host a Halloween party at the Jane Hotel in NYC.

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Perez Hilton (2013)

Just like Miley, he can't stop; Hilton updates the look with sharp, vampire fangs.

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Rita Ora (2013)

The singer dresses as "Instant Gratification" in a Barbie pink, unlimited credit card costume.

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Demi Lavato (2013)

The singer is ready to haunt your nightmares.

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Christian Siriano (2013)

Siriano chose a coiffed blonde wig and woodland gown for his fairy princess costume.

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Georgina Chapman (2013)

Chapman goes '70s glam rock for the Old Hallows Eve party at Tao nightclub in New York.

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Jay Manual (2013)

The make-up artist is ready for warfare in this gladiator meets fantasy ensemble.

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Jessica White (2013)

The model has a showgirl moment at Hedi Klum's party in New York.

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Tika Sumpter (2013)

The actress attends Hedi Klum's Halloween party in New York as Cleopatra.

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Dree Hemingway (2013)

Hemingway dresses as a fashionable skeleton with a leather print jacket and Chanel bag.

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Dean and Dan Caten (2013)

The DSQUARED2 twins wear a femme/homme pairing of haute noir Mickey Mouse outfits.

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Georgina Chapman (2013)

The designer bleeds black blood in a tulle gown at Heidi Klum's 14 annual Halloween party.

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Molly Sims (2013)

The model attends a Halloween party in L.A. dressed as the Copacabana girl in a sequin gown with a fruit headdress.

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Ashley Madekwe (2013)

Madekwe arrives at a Halloween party looking catty in winter whites; her boyfriend accompanies her as Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld.

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Bethenny Frankel (2013)

Frankel swaps out her brunette locks to embody iconic blonde bombshell Marilyn Monroe.

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