When Halloween falls on a Monday, the festivities start early. Sure enough, the weekend saw celebrities reaching for their wigs, face paint and skintight latex, with tributes to Catwoman, Eazy E, sexy cowgirls and infamous couples emerging as popular picks. Read on to see which costumes made the scene, and check back for the latest looks as the fright fest continues.
Lizzo as Marge Simpson
A towering blue wig, sparkly green dress and head-to-toe yellow stage paint transformed the "Juice" singer into the Simpsons matriarch.
Emily Ratajkowski as a sexy cowgirl
All hat and no cattle: The newly single model hit the town in fringed chaps and cheek-baring briefs.
Kelly Rowland as Catwoman
Like Amanda Kloots, the former Destiny's Child singer channeled Michelle Pfeiffer purr-fectly.
Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly as Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee
The lovebirds looked to another notorious couple for inspiration.
Kim Kardashian as Mystique
While her kids channeled music icons, Kardashian broke out the blue paint for this figure-hugging nod to the X-Men vixen.
Elle Fanning and Max Minghella as Tiffany Valentine and Chucky
These skinny brows and bloody overalls definitely aren't Child's Play.
Rebel Wilson and Ramona Agruma as the Grady twins from The Shining
Buh-bye, Barbie. Rebel Wilson and girlfriend Ramona Agruma's second costume pick was less Mattel and more Stephen King.
Ciara as Serena Williams
The singer and daughter Sienna recreated Venus and Serena Williams's retro Got Milk? campaign.
Audra Mari and Josh Duhamel as Anna Nicole Smith and J. Howard Marshall
The newlyweds poked fun at their own 20-year age gap by dressing up as the late model and her 89-year-old billionaire groom.
Kendall Jenner as Jessie from Toy Story
The buzz on Jenner's costume is that she gave Toy Story's resident cowgirl a racy update.
Frankie Jonas as Joe Jonas
Taking sibling heckling to new heights, Bonus Jonas and his girlfriend, Anna Olson, went as big brother Joe and his former flame, Taylor Swift.
JoJo Siwa as Draco Malfoy
Ditch the bow and the teen sensation is secretly a Slytherin.
Jeff Ross as Queen Elizabeth II
Royalists, be warned. Comedian Jeff Ross's Queen Elizabeth II get-up features a shot at Meghan Markle and a gory Prince Philip cameo.
Lori Harvey as Beyoncé
Harvey went all out to recreate Bey's "Me, Myself and I" visuals.
John Boyega as Eazy E
More than 27 years after his death, N.W.A.'s Eazy E has emerged as a popular costume this year, with tributes from both Psalm West and John Boyega.
Diddy as the Joker
To quote Tyler, the Creator, the music mogul's take on Heath Ledger's Joker was "top tier."
Kylie Jenner as Elvira
Another star with multiple costumes, Jenner replaced her haunting Bride of Frankenstein look with a pitch-perfect ode to Elvira.
The Today show goes Vegas
The morning show crew wore looks inspired by Sin City with Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb as as Cirque du Soleil acrobats, Al Roker as Sammy Davis Jr., Carson Daly as David Copperfield, Jenna Bush as Celine Dion and Craig Melvin as Muhammad Ali. The Weekend Today team Peter Alexander and Kristen Welker also joined in on the fun, dressing as Bennifer because Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck eloped there this year.
TODAY in Vegas 🤩
All of our anchors understood the assignment.
📸: Nate Congleton pic.twitter.com/MDdba2feT0
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) October 31, 2022
Kerry Washington as Lionel Richie
The Scandal star said she was ready to embarrass her kids "all night long" by dressing at the smooth crooner.
Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest
The Halloween episode of Live featured 79 costumes, including some revealed live and others in pre-taped bits. The best included the duo as Barbie and Ken, a nod to the upcoming movie, newlyweds Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker, Marvel Cinematic Universe's Scarlet Witch and Doctor Strange and Mighty Thor and Thor.
We went into the multiverse with Hulk, Loki, Scarlet Witch, and Dr. Strange! pic.twitter.com/hHpCqpLBdG
— LIVEKellyRyan (@LiveKellyRyan) October 31, 2022
Jennifer Hudson as Sister Act's Sister Mary Clarence
The singer channeled her inner Whoopi Goldberg on her first Halloween as a talk show host. Not only did she perform songs from the famed movie (her fave), of which there's a third film in the works, but at the end, she even took flight.
Tamron Hall as The Little Mermaid
The talk show host's costume was inspired by Halle Bailey, who's playing the first Black Ariel in a live-action adaption next year. Hall also welcomed Jodi Benson, who voiced the original character over 30 years ago, as a guest for the special episode.