From scandalous lingerie to special effects make-up and prosthetics, Halloween for celebrities is one of the biggest events of the year. Whether stars choose to show their love for a pop culture icon or create a bit of controversy, costumes of the rich and famous are #goalsaf.

Apart from free chocolate and lollies (YAASSSS), one of the best parts of Halloween is the costumes, in particular, celebrity costumes. After all, there’s no dress code for Halloween – Mean Girls says it all:

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But who doesn’t love a bit of celebrity skin sometimes? Here are 7 superstars who have nailed their costumes year after year.

Rihanna

The ‘Work’ songstress certainly lives up to her bad girl reputation, dressing as a naughty tiger and an alien gangsta. One of her best outfits is definitely her Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles costume from 2 years ago – green skin and her make-up is still on fleek?! What a badass.

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Beyonce

The legendary singer has really stepped up her costume game since the birth of her beautiful daughter Blue Ivy, and their matching costumes are 10/10. That’s not to say her queen bee attire is anything less than adorable, dressing as her deserved title. And her take on artist Frida Khalo in 2014 is timeless.

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Katy Perry

The ‘Rise’ singer deserves a round of applause for some of the most original dress-ups, including a hilarious mic drop and a Cheeto. Being a huge supporter of Hillary Clinton, this year she completely outdid her fellow celebs by spending hours in the make-up chair to look like the presidential candidate herself.

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Gwen Stefani

No Doubt frontwoman Gwen Stefani has experimented in the costume department, dressing as everything from a fried egg to Cinderella to a zombie schoolgirl. One of her best looks was in 2009, when she took inspiration from Toy Story‘s cowgirl Jessie.

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Kim Kardashian

It’s no secret Kween Kardashian LOVES dressing up for, well, anything. While her Halloween costumes aren’t the most original, she gets a gold star for effort, often putting together 2 or 3 outfits for the numerous parties she appears at. And when there’s nobody else more famous to dress as? Go as your pregnant self.

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Ellen DeGeneres

She’s one of the world’s most lovable people, and she brings out costumes every year that we can’t help but love. From Nicki Minaj to Dr Phil to an Oprah magazine, she’s worn some of the funniest celebrity costumes, often poking light-hearted fun at her own celebrity guests. Nobody does Halloween like Ellen.

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Heidi Klum

Of course, the ultimate Halloween Queen has to be supermodel Heidi Klum, who throws an star-studded party for the occasion year after year, not to mention the crazy costumes she dons. Everyone who’s anyone attends the invite-only party – it’s up there with the Oscars and the Grammys (well, almost).

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This year’s costume, in which The Project Runway star dressed as her cloned self, was extremely time and labour intensive: Using a mold of Klum’s face that was customised for each of the girls, they all underwent two hours in the makeup chair, before being turned over to another team for wigs. To complete the outfit, they all sported identical beige ensembles.

Was Klum’s result worth all that effort? Is there another celebrity that deserves a mention for their Halloween get-up? Let me know in the comments below!

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