How Famous People Escape Reality: 30 Wildest Celebrity Masquerade Costumes Ever

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It’s not a secret celebrities like to dress up. Whether it’s some special occasion, a red carpet event, a movie preview, or a huge celebration like Halloween, celebs like to put on their best (and weirdest) outfits to amaze the crowd.

Sometimes they wear truly outstanding fashionable outfits, but other times their attires seem to be straight out of a designer’s nightmare. Either way, in the end, the press is happy, the photographers are in awe, and fans have something to discuss for at least a few weeks or even years if the outfit was truly bizarre. Here are 30 of the wildest celebrity masquerade costumes ever.

29. Gorgeous Jessica Rabbit

Jessica Rabbit is one of the most popular cartoon characters ever created. She’s sultry, stunning, and beautiful beyond words. She’s been cosplayed on numerous occasions by lots of different people, including celebs, but this version of Jessica Rabbit really stands out from the rest.

Heidi Klum, the Queen of Halloween costumes and a stunning supermodel, always gives the best performance ever when transforming into a character. And this time is no different!

Her Jessica Rabbit seems too real to be true. She maintained her cartoonish vibe, looking like she just got out of the TV screen and started walking around the Red Carpet. The makeup is superb, too!


28. Spider-Man and the White Swan

Seems like an odd couple, right? But only till you find out who’s hiding behind the Spider-Man’s mask!

It turns out this unlikely pair is none other than Chrissy Teigen and her husband, John Legend. The model carefully planned her White Swan look, but it seems that her hubby didn’t have that much time to prepare.

Or was this weird pairing created intentionally? It does look appealing in a way. Who knows, maybe this crossover will become a new Internet sensation.


27. The Fierce Goddess Kali

What better way to turn everyone’s heads than dressing up as the fierce goddess Kali from the Hindu religion? Everyone was quite shocked to see Heidi Klum rock this look, but for different reasons. Some people were amazed at the craftsmanship of the look, while others were quite outraged that someone would use the image of the Goddess for fun.

Still, we have to admit that the model looks quite stunning in this attire! The whole thing happened around 12 years ago and fans still can’t get over it.

Yet one must be careful when dressing up as a religious figure – some people could get really hurt by it!


26. The Balloon Costume

When dressing for Halloween, some celebs choose to transform into famous characters, while others go in a totally different direction with their look.

Natalia Vodianova donned a bright red latex costume that looked like it was made from balloons. It’s definitely a costume you wouldn’t see at your average Halloween party!

Being a model, she could afford wearing an avant-garde piece that was unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. Was it too much? We believe it was exactly what she wanted it to be – exciting, beautiful, and slightly weird.


25. The Shrek Family

Can you guess who’s hiding behind the green ogre skin and that broad flashy smile? You’re right, it’s Heidi Klum again! Whether you’ve heard her name before or not, remember that she is the ultimate Costume Queen when it comes to daring and awe-inspiring Halloween looks.

No one really remembers when it all started, but every Halloween the model rocks costumes that are worthy to appear in movies. Here you can see her as Shrek’s Fiona – you can’t really tell there’s a slim model hiding inside that green ogre!

And if you’re wondering who’s hiding behind that funny Shrek face, you need to guess no more – it’s Tom Kaulitz, Heidi Klum’s husband. The guy is unrecognizable in that suit!


24. The Red Face

Lady Gaga is a true fashion icon when it comes to stage performances. She likes to create mind-bending looks and often requests famous designers to make something special for her one-of-a-kind appearance.

Everyone likes to show off their crazy style at the MTV VMAs and Lady Gaga is no different. Each of her performances was accompanied by carefully designed looks and meticulously crafted dresses.

Her red lace outfit with a crown and fully covered face looks like something you would see in a horror movie, but not on stage. It’s definitely the stuff of nightmares!


23. Gorgeous Fembot Look

We don’t know if you watched the hilarious movie Austin Powers or not, but Kendall Jenner certainly did! To commemorate this funny comedy and its characters, she decided to rock one of the most memorable looks from the film.

She looks exactly like the evil Fembots from the movie! Don’t be deceived by their appearance – they might look gorgeous, but they are incredibly dangerous.

Kendall Jenner copied the Fembot look to the smallest details. She looks totally gorgeous in that pink baby-doll dress with a huge blonde wig to complete the look.


22. The Gorgeous Cat

Heidi Klum is one of the most passionate Halloween-lovers in the world. Her costumes are always top-notch and she puts a lot of effort into her each and every look.

In 2006, Heidi Klum went for a simple, yet stunning look – she dressed as a cat. Well, that may not seem very special at first, but just look at all the details of her costume!

Her makeup is on point, as well as the whiskers and pointy teeth. Heidi Klum definitely looks like a huge cat! She’s one of the most versatile Halloween fans who always comes up with incredible ideas for Halloween costumes.


21. The Ferrero Rocher look

Whether you’ve heard about CeeLo Green or not, you’ve probably already seen this photo as one of the weirdest celeb appearances of 2017. His wacky golden costume certainly puzzled thousands of netizens all over the world!

Is it a Ferrero Rocher wrapping? Is he cosplaying C3PO from Star Wars? Or is he, in fact, trying to recreate the infamous Dalek look from Dr Who TV series? Nope, all of these guesses are wrong, although they are quite believable.

CeeLo Green wasn’t cosplaying anyone but himself. That’s right! It turns out the singer has an alter ego named Gnarly Davidson and apparently that’s what he looks like. He doesn’t look very human, that’s for sure.


20. Legally Blonde

It wasn’t all that hard for Kim Kardashian to transform into the main character of the Legally Blonde movie. If you grew up in the 90s, you’ve probably seen this lovely film about a rich blonde girl striving to become a lawyer.

Starring Reese Witherspoon, this movie tells a story of Elle Woods who followed her boyfriend into Harvard just to be with him after a break-up. She soon understood that there is more to life than just being someone’s girlfriend and realized she actually wanted to be a lawyer herself.

Here we see Kim K rocking the iconic Elle Woods look. She even recreated the infamous application video from the movie when Elle applied to Harvard from her home’s pool. Kim Kardashian definitely looks like her!


19. Guy Fieri Costume

It’s not uncommon for celebs to dress as each other, but it’s not every day you see a woman dress as a male star! That’s right, underneath those sunglasses and spiky hair is none other than Chrissy Teigen herself, a popular model and a Twitter influencer.

We all know her as a gorgeous woman who looks stunning no matter what she wears, but in this case, she’s totally unrecognizable!

For Halloween 2015 Chrissy Teigen decided to transform herself into Guy Fieri, ditching all those colourful wigs and funky dresses everyone loves to wear for Halloween. Needless to say, her transformation was perfect!


18. The Lion Controversy

Ashley Benson is a great actress, but even she got her share of Internet hate after an unfortunate caption for her Halloween costume. Making a joke about Cecil the Lion was certainly not the smartest move and thousands of people pointed that out.

Cecil the Lion is the famous lioness that was slain right near the reserve where she lived by an American dentist some 6 years ago. Needless to say, everyone was shocked!

Ashley Benson apologized for the whole situation, confessing that the caption was created by one of her staff members. The tragic event aside, the actress looks great dressed as a lion!


17. 101 Dalmatians

One of the perks of being a celebrity is that you can rent (or buy) actual dogs to complete your Halloween look. That is exactly what happened when Khloe Kardashian decided to turn herself into Cruella de Vil, the one and only.

Cruella de Vil is one of those villains we just love to hate. She has style, she’s obsessed with clothes, and she would stop at nothing to get what she wants. She’s definitely a fun villain to watch!

Khloe Kardashian completely transformed into the posh villainess with a bunch of Dalmatians she’s so crazy about. Look closely at the dogs, though, because one of them is actually human! Khloe Kardashian’s cute little daughter is also sporting the spotted attire.


16. Elton John

It’s not very often you see celebrities dress as other celebrities, but when they do – it’s an unforgettable sight! Harry Styles, for example, decided to freshen up his Halloween routine and dressed up as Elton John.

Elton John is famous not only for his amazing songs, but also for his spectacular looks and stage performances.  Going with an Elton John look is always a win-win!

We must admit Harry Styles is quite the spitting image of the famous singer! He could easily play him in a movie.


15. Posh Skull Makeup

You might have seen Ashley Tisdale’s skull-inspired Halloween look because it has quite a bad rep on the Internet.  For Vanessa Hudgen’s Halloween party, Ashley Tisdale went for a Mexican culture look and some people didn’t think it was very appropriate.

The star admitted she never meant to harm anyone and didn’t think it was weird to use a Dia de Los Muertos look for Halloween.

Her husband, who has Mexican roots, fully supported his wife. After all, she looked so gorgeous wearing this makeup!


14. Barbie Doll

Celebrities love Barbie just as much as anyone else. And why wouldn’t they? She dresses good, likes posh clothes, and has quite a distinctive style that can be recognized by anyone.

Maybe that’s why Beyoncé decided to go with the classic Barbie look for Halloween? That pink fur coat alone is a real show-stopper. She paired it with high heels and signature Barbie sunglasses.

What can we say, Queen B is one of those few celebrities who can pull off a Barbie look without looking cheesy! Instead, she looks hip and trendy.


13. A Couple… or Not?

Rumours have been going around for ages about Noah Centineo, a famous Disney and movie star, and one Stessie Karanikolaou. So did they or didn’t they get married in Las Vegas a few months ago?

Well, we don’t know the answer to that, but what we do know is that the two appeared together as a couple, wearing matching Halloween costumes, so that must mean something, right?

Stassie dressed a female version of Chucky, the murderous doll, and Noah looked like he might have been a victim of the vicious doll.


12. The Pope

All kinds of weird things happen at Met Gala, so it doesn’t really come as a surprise that someone would dress as a Pope. No, but seriously, why on Earth would anyone want to dress like that? Well, it was a Catholic-themed party and dressing as a nun would have probably been too cliché for Rihanna.

Rihanna is famous for her daring outfits and bold statement dresses, which means she just had to stand out from everyone else. The singer's spectacular gown was created by Margiela, and she’s rocking some Louboutin shoes to complete the look.

We must admit her outfit is among the most memorable ones we’ve ever seen. And it’s not even Halloween! Imagine what outfit she would wear for a Halloween costume party…


11. Miss Cheeto

Katy Perry is a gorgeous woman and like most beautiful celebrities she has to wear makeup, high heels, and posh dresses most of the time. So it's completely understandable why she would want to ditch her stage persona and just have fun with her Halloween costume.

We all love Cheetos, right? Snacks are amazing - they make us happy in a very simple and straightforward way. Maybe that’s the reason why Katy Perry chose to dress as a Cheeto?

She’s holding a pack of Cheetos in her hand so she doesn’t get mistaken for anything else (as if that were possible).  This flaming Halloween costume is definitely something we would never, ever forget.


10. The Infamous Meat Dress

Lady Gaga is one of the biggest fashion influencers of all time. She’s worn so many crazy outfits that fashion simply wasn’t the same after each of her bizarre appearances! We have to give it to Lady Gaga - you need to have the guts to appear wearing something as mind-blowing as a meat dress.

Lady Gaga’s meat dress was named one of the most controversial outfits ever made and for good reason! The singer meant no disrespect, though, and the dress certainly wasn’t created to abuse the animal’s rights.

In fact, it had nothing to do with animals at all! Lady Gaga is vegan and the flashy dress was created as a protest against the hush-hush policy surrounding the rights of gay people in the military.


9. The Addams Family

Dressing as the Addams Family for Halloween is such a classy move! Morticia and Gomez Addams are one of the most macabre couples ever created by the movie industry. Still, they are fun and incredibly romantic in their very own dark way.

Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas decided to rock the looks of the famous Addams couple, changing into black clothes and putting on some grim makeup. Sophie Turner went even further, requesting the help of a pro makeup artist to create the exact makeup Morticia Addams was wearing in the movies.

Well, what can we say – they look very good together! And their Halloween costumes are top-notch.


8. The Royalty

Who doesn’t like dressing as British royalty, right? Dressing as kings, queens, and princes is the closest most of us would ever get to becoming royalty. This is not quite the case with Chrissy Teigen and her equally famous husband, John Legend.

Both are often called the Royalty of Social Media, meaning they are the true King and Queen when it comes to posting, sharing, and interacting with their followers in a fun and humorous way. That’s why it’s not really surprising to see them wearing these outfits!

John Legend dressed as Prince Philip and Chrissy Teigen transformed herself into Queen Elizabeth II, the one and only. She really captured the Queen’s simple, yet elegant style.


7. The Black Queen

Oh wait, it’s actually a Black King… But it doesn’t really matter because Ezra Miller, the star of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, doesn’t really care what others think about his eccentric looks as long as he likes them himself.

You can see it on Ezra Miller's face that he’s super happy with what he’s wearing! This black weird-looking puffer coat is worthy to be in some kind of a creepy movie, but it did look stunning on the Red Carpet as well.

Ezra Miller doesn’t regard himself as some kind of rule-breaker or fashionista – he just likes to express himself through extravagant clothes that make him happy. That’s all there is to it!


6. A Bold Fashion Statement

It’s really hard to choose the weirdest outfit of Nicki Minaj because most of them are more than crazy. Her style is punky, freaky, bright, often gaudy, and very fluid, changing with the singer’s mood and ideas she wants to convey.

Photographers love Nicki Minaj because each of her appearances is a festival of colour and stylish weirdness. People may not necessarily like her looks, but they will surely remember them for years to come!

Nicki Minaj was wearing masks long before it became a trend! For MTV VMAs 2011 she wore this reflective dress paired with cartoonish accessories and mad coloured hair that looks like candy.


5. The Furry Head

There isn’t really a word to describe what’s going on in this picture… Is it some kind of iteration of Chewbacca from Star Wars? Because if it is, we’re kind of lost as to why would anyone want to create such a look.

Can you guess who’s hiding behind that furry head and equally furry arms? Maybe you can guess by the overall style and super high heels that it’s none other than Lady Gaga herself. It’s hard to imagine another person who could pull off this outfit without looking totally ridiculous.

Lady Gaga doesn’t look funny, but her outfit is beyond weird. Photographers probably forgot to click the camera when they saw this look – that’s why there are not so many pics of this furry ensemble on the web. Well, now that you’ve seen it you cannot unsee it. And neither can we!


4. The Little Red Riding Hood

Apparently, you can see all kinds of things at the Grammys. Just like with the MTV MVAs, artists like to dress in crazy costumes, wearing the most beautiful and hideous attires they could imagine. Sometimes it’s a hit, and sometimes it’s a total miss. What do you think about this one?

Nicki Minaj, a hip-hop artist famous for her punky style and straightforward lyrics, decided to go all Lady Gaga on the Red Carpet, dramatically changing her style to shock the audience. Did she succeed?

Oh yes, she did! Her bright red gown with a huge hood definitely impressed everyone, including the photographers, who simply couldn’t stop taking pictures of the singer’s stunning look. If the Little Red Riding Hood performed hip-hip and dressed in designer gowns, that’s probably what she would look like!


3. The Sea Urchin

Yes, we’re back to Lady Gaga once again. And you know what? She just keeps on delivering crazy outfits one after another. Please mind that it is not a stage outfit – just something she decided to wear to impress whoever happened to be watching.

Needless to say, she did impress dozens of paparazzi wearing this crazy outfit out in the street. She arrived in something that looked like a shimmering cloak, but then it started inflating!  We kid you not, it was one of the weirdest fashion moments ever.

She ended up wearing a crazy spiky outfit that looked like a huge sparkly sea urchin. The designer behind this bizarre gown is Jack Irving, who finds inspiration in deep-sea creatures and showgirls.


2. The Gorgeous Alien

We don’t know much about Z LaLa, but judging from her outfit she’s one of those artists who like to outshine everyone on the Red Carpet. After all, it’s all part of a singer’s persona! The gown she chose to wear for the Billboard Music Awards seven years ago is both weird and stunning.

Just look at that spectacular cone hair! It must have taken hours just to create that hairstyle, not to mention the incredibly complex gown that looks like something from a sci-fi movie about spaceships and aliens.

Whether a celebrity or not, one must be really bold to pull off a look like that. We’re also feeling a bit of a Lady Gaga vibe going on, which is also not a bad thing. Z LaLa’s style is fresh and peculiar – she definitely stands out from the crowd!


1. The Butterfly Effect

It’s not every day we get to see someone dressed a butterfly, especially a celebrity. Who is this gorgeous star rocking a full butterfly ensemble right in the middle of Times Square? You’ve probably guessed by now that it is the Queen of Halloween, Heidi Klum.

In 2014, she decided to transform herself into one of the most beautiful insects in the world and, dare we say it, she’s the most impressive human-sized butterflies we’ve ever seen! Not that we’ve seen too many of them…

Her mind-boggling look is beyond complex – it’s not just a dress, but there is also some prosthetics involved to create the insect-like look, as well as body paint and artistic makeup. We can’t even imagine how many hours it took to create this outstanding look!