Halloween 2020’s best celebrity costumes, from Lizzo to Tan France

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Getting dressed up at home was the vibe of Halloween 2020 as celebrities took to social media to share their creative (and often hilarious) costumes. Here’s our pick of the best.

Updated 1 November: The coronavirus pandemic may have placed some restrictions on this year’s Halloween celebrations, but that didn’t stop our favourite celebrities taking to social media to share their fantastically extravagant costumes.

Alongside the spooky classics, there were a number of brilliant pop-culture takes which paid homage to some of 2020’s most iconic moments.

From Lizzo’s ‘fly on the top of Mike Pence’s head’ (seriously, she wins) to Tan France’s take on Schitt’s Creek’s Moira Rose, here’s our pick of the best celebrity costumes from Halloween 2020.

  • Chrissy Teigen

    This angelic Swan Lake-inspired look from Chrissy Teigen is a 10/10 from us.

  • Alicia Keys

    Butterflies may not be the most spooky of creatures, but Alicia Keys still managed to nail it with this glittery look.

  • Lizzo

    Lizzo’s take on one of 2020’s most viral moments (aka when the fly landed on Mike Pence’s head) is a massive yes in our books. 

  • Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes and Madelaine Petsch

    There is nothing better than a group costume, and this Powerpuff Girls ensemble from the Riverdale cast proves just that.

  • Jesy Nelson

    Little Mix star Jesy Nelson went all-out with her spooky Baphomet transformation.

  • Tan France

    Queer Eye star Tan France channelled Moira Rose from Schitt’s Creek with this take on her iconic season six outfit. 

  • Mindy Kaling

    Mindy Kaling went as Devi Vishwakumar from her own show Never Have I Ever, and the results were iconic.

  • Laura Whitmore and Iain Stirling

    Laura Whitmore and Iain Stirling went all-out with their The Royal Tenenbaums costume, and we’re seriously impressed.

  • Nicola Coughlan

    Talking about The Royal Tenenbaums, Derry Girls star Nicola Coughlan opted for a similarly brilliant costume. 

  • Saweetie

    Why dress up as one member of Destiny’s Child when you can dress up as all three, right?

  • Rebel Wilson

    Rebel Wilson’s corona-warrior costume is suitably 2020.

  • Christina Aguilera

    Christina Aguilera spared no expense when it came to her three Halloween looks, and the results are incredible.

As reported 21 October: From birthdays to Christmas and weddings, we accept that most celebrations will continue to be a little different for the foreseeable future. But nothing – and I mean nothing  – can stop people from dressing up in a Halloween costume

Sure, we might not be able to get together at a party to do the Monster Mash. That’s not to say we can’t still celebrate this ghoulish time of year with a bit of fancy dress. And this means that celebrities will once more be uploading plenty of scary selfies this year, too. 

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Last year, Maya Jama pretty much won Halloween with her evil mermaid costume. And let’s not forget Heidi Klum’s annual party, which saw her dressed as… well, nobody could quite work out what she was – but we can all agree it was damn scary. We also had a lot of fun reading celebrities’ comments on photos of people dressed up as them.

Earlier this month, Glenn Close kicked off this year’s celebrations by dressing up as her most iconic character. 

Glenn Close in 101 Dalmations.
Glenn Close in 101 Dalmations.

Close of course played Cruella De Vil in the 1996 adaptation of Disney’s 101 Dalmations. As part of Bette Middler’s virtual Hocus Halloween fundraiser for her New York Restoration Project, Glenn did a DIY job of reprising the role of Cruella and shared the photos on Instagram.

Giving instructions on how to achieve the “homemade Cruella” look, she wrote:

“Chopstick painted red = cigarette holder.

“Wig = online

“Red gloves with black nails = black gloves with nails under red gloves with cut off tips

“Leopard scarf = silk long Johns

“Dalmatian puppy ears = local Halloween store

“Coat = wardrobe from my movie The Wife

“Makeup: Didn’t have a really pale base so I tried baby powder. Looks weird on the side of my face. Not a rousing success. Also needed a liquid eyeliner…next time.”

Naturally, thousands of online fans have freaked out over how happy they are with Close’s revisit to one of the most famous and feared fictional villains in history.

And now, Lucy Boynton has just joined in the fun with her Halloween makeup look.

Makeup artist Jo Baker shared photos of Boynton with powdery skin, rosy cheeks and roses painted onto her face. She captioned it: “Fleurred lines… with dolly inspired blush and lip on #lucyboynton. We are still deep in #spookyseason…” She also cited Morticia Addams as inspiration for the look. 

We are 100% into it and think it looks eerily beautiful, Halloween or not. 

We can’t wait to see what other celebrities dress up as throughout the month, and we’ll keep you updated on them here.

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Hollie Richardson

Hollie is a digital writer at Stylist.co.uk, mainly covering the daily news on women’s issues, politics, celebrities and entertainment. She also keeps an ear out for the best podcast episodes to share with readers. Oh, and don’t even get her started on Outlander…