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Donning her best tutu and tiara, Jaclyn M. of Clinton Township, Mich., dramatically transforms into Natalie Portman's alter-ego from 2010 drama.
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From El Paso, Texas, to Albuquerque, N.M.: Melissa R. and her husband took their Bad boy roles seriously, donning safety goggles and Hazmat suits just like ruthless drug kingpin Walter White and his partner in crime Jesse Pinkman.
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When it came to perfecting their tribute to the terrorizing twin sisters from the 1980 horror flick, Deana S. and her pal from New York, N.Y., stayed persistent. "We hunted for a month to find the dress, and found nothing," she writes. "The night before our big party we almost gave up but went into a Halloween store for one last try. And we found the perfect dress to create our idea!"
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THE FIERCE FIVE
It's a team effort for Ainsley B. and her friends from New York, N.Y., as they strike a pose (or five) as Team U.S.A.'s gold-winning gymnastics team.
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Gangnam Style goes G-rated in Charlottesville, Va., thanks to Katherine C. "YouTube sensation Psy brings Gangnam Style to the 100-acre woods with Winnie the Pooh and friends," she shares.
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SOPHIA GRACE BROWNLEE & ROSIE MCCLELLAND
Mic check! Carley B. of Ontario, Canada, and her good friend look pretty in pink for their portrayal of the adorable YouTube celebrities.
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HONEY BOO BOO
Glitzy the pig, check! Go go juice, check! Laura L. brings her own version of the beauty queen's pageantry perks to Houston, Texas.
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ELLEN DEGENERES & PORTIA DE ROSSI
"My Ellen hair is a Justin Bieber wig!" writes Jessica N. from Kansas City, Mo., about her last-minute costume inspiration, which she and her friend put together using clothes they already had. "We got so many compliments!"
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Girl power! Headed to a Halloween party, Elizabeth G. from Knoxville, Tenn., spices up the night as Ginger Spice along with her best gal pals: Sarah A. (Posh Spice), Ericka F. (Scary Spice), Amanda L. (Sporty Spice) and Carol F. (Baby Spice).
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Jodi R. from Memphis, Tenn., shuts it down with her fashion-forward dedication to the celebrity stylist and reality TV star. "Just Bananas! Love her," she shares.
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Talk about a double-take: Kelly B. channels Bieber's swaggy style, right down to his shades, blazer and Kelly Kapowski shirt. "I dressed up as Justin Bieber from the 2011 MuchMusic Video Awards," the Los Angeles resident shares.
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A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN
Batter up! There was no crying in baseball for Sally G. and her good friends from Memphis, Tenn., as they donned their best uniforms in tribute to the classic 1992 sports dramedy.
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From braiding her hair to painting her body blue, it took over three hours for Sami R.'s transformation into the fictional Na'vi warrior from James Cameron's 2009 blockbuster hit. "I had two friends helping me through this creation and although the process was long, it was entirely worth it," the Edina, Minn., resident writes.
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OZZY & SHARON OSBOURNE
Emily J. and Nathan L. from Garland, Texas got ready to rock as the Prince of Darkness and his wife. "We loved dressing up as this legendary celebrity couple and Nathan perfected the art of sitting on the couch and yelling 'Shaaroonnnnnn!' the entire night," she writes.
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Turns out this Golden Girl can do it all! Juliann J. from Los Angeles hits the halfpipe decked out as the beloved comedienne.
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Fill 'er up! Rachel M. of Raleigh, N.C. gets the ultimate java jolt with her nod to the coffee company's twin-tailed mermaid logo. "I even went into a Starbucks store and earned myself a free espresso for the night," she shares.
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DOONEESE MAHARELLE FROM SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
And she's Dooneese! Although Kristin Wiig departed from the comedy show, one of her famous oddball characters, baby-armed Dooneese Maharelle, gets the last laugh, thanks to Heidi F. from Chicago.
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THE OLD HAG FROM SNOW WHITE
An apple a day ... keeps the witches away? Says Maydeline C. of Miami, Fla.: "My mother sewed the black cloak and i applied my own makeup. The chin and nose were the most difficult part to tackle since I wasn't able to find them in a flesh color."
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HONEY BOO BOO
A dolla makes her holla! Channeling TLC's feisty pageant princess, Jayne R. of Bloomington, Ill., made her getup girly and pink!
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Spooky! Kristina and David V., meat-pie bakers in Portland, Ore., dialed up their real-life profession with a tribute to the Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Mrs. Lovett from the 2007 horror musical.
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They've got the need for speed: Lauren F. and her husband of Forest City, N.C., honored the film's co-pilots and best friends, Maverick and Goose. "We felt like we made Top Gun proud!," she shares.
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Get the party started! Megan M. from Long Island, N.Y., brought all that sparkles and glitters for her tribute to the pop star.
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Ten-hut! Kelly P. from Baldwinville, N.Y., submitted a photo of her hubby, who nailed his life-size version of the iconic green toy. "It was a huge hit!" she shares. "He even flew it down from NY to Nashville for a party."
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KATNISS EVERDEEN FROM THE HUNGER GAMES
The odds are in her favor: Avid Hunger Games fan Riley R. of Lewisville, Texas, took her transformation as Panem's heroine seriously – and it worked.
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HARRY & LLOYD FROM DUMB AND DUMBER
Hopefully they made it to Aspen: Mindy K. from St. Louis, Mo., and her husband donned their best – and brightest! – formalwear as the knuckle-brained duo.
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Party on! Jessica K. and Jill M. from Haauppauge, N.Y., were more than worthy in their tribute to the ultimate slacker BFFs, Wayne and Garth.
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THE JONAS BROTHERS
Things are Burnin' Up for Orlando, Fla., resident John T., who dressed up as the eldest JoBro, Kevin, along with his pals Gary (as Nick) and Trevor (as Joe). "We went to a red carpet Halloween party and had the best time joking around with our guitar hero guitar, drum sticks, and fake microphone," he writes.
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MAD HATTER FROM ALICE IN WONDERLAND
"The minute I saw Johnny Depp as The Mad Hatter I knew I had to try to replicate his costume," Joni E. from Cedar City, Utah, writes about her transformation. "I love making costumes and this one by far was my favorite."
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Meow! Kelly B. of Toronto clawed her way to the top with her villainous turn as Batman's sexy archrival.
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In honor of her favorite holiday, Kristin S. from Columbus, Ohio, brought a fierceness to the pussyfooted creature from The Wizard of Oz.
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SNOOKI & PAULY D
The Jersey Shore got a taste of the South in Greenville, S.C.: Lacey. H and her pal looked fresh to death as reality TV's reigning guido and guidette. "I dressed up as Snooki and found Pauly D at the party," she shares.
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Trick-or-treaters from Berkeley, Calif., were definitely sold over Tianna H.'s perfect tribute to the bubbly insurance saleswoman: "The costume was a hit!" she shares.
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NICKI MINAJ & RICK ROSS
Noreika H. of Tampa, Fla., and her brother collaborated for a hip-hop duet, dressing as the outrageous Idol judge and the southern rapper from the Sunshine State.
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"Kardashian scandals!" wrote Page K. of Nashville, Tenn., who dressed up along with two pals as the reality star sisters – and depicting their most infamous moments.
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THE BIRDS & BEETLEJUICE
It was truly a fright night for New Orleans when Tiffany C. and her son combined Alfred Hitchcock's movie classic and Tim Burton's fantasy comedy into one family affair.
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CAPTAIN JACK SPARROW
This pirate means business! Wayne J. from Nova Scotia, Canada, went all out in his homemade transformation as the charming seafarer from Pirates of the Caribbean. "I added all the beads to a wig I got at a second hand store. I also made two small braids and actually hot glued them to my existing goatee!!" he shares.
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She has that Super Bass! Carly S. from Little Ferry, N.J., channeled one of outspoken rapper's colorful ensembles, donning a pink-tipped wig and a Barbie necklace. "I even wore her Pink Friday lipstick from MAC!" she shares.
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MEGAN FROM BRIDESMAIDS
Thumbs up to Racquel A. from Troy Mich., who kept the laughs coming as the boisterous (and puppy-loving) Bridesmaids character played by Melissa McCarthy.
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BRAD PITT & ANGELINA JOLIE
With their faux kiddies in tow, Tom B. from Cincinnati, Ohio brought baby back-up for his homage to the A-list couple.
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TOBIAS FÜNKE FROM ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT
Huzzah! It's Arrested Development for Andrew S. of Bainbridge Island, Wash., who took on one of the Bluth family's zaniest members, even paying tribute to Tobias's odd ailment: the "Never Nude" syndrome. "You can't tell from this picture but I am wearing the never-nude cutoffs underneath the pants," he writes.
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KATY PERRY & RUSSELL BRAND
Ah, the good old days. Donning a handmade cupcake bra, Vancouver resident Jackie P. and her boyfriend dressed up as the former lovebirds, months before the real-life couple parted ways. "It's a shame Katy and Russell split; we would have loved to do this again!" she admits.
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Everyday they're shufflin'! Melanie J. from Durham, N.C., and her boyfriend collaborated as party rockers SkyBlu and Redfoo. "They played the Party Rock Anthem in the club and we shuffled our little hearts out," she writes. "I think it's safe to say my bf's costume carried the team but both were a hit!"
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Talk about Keeping Up with the Kardashians: "I used some pieces from the Kardashian Kollection and dressed as Kim Kardashian for a Halloween Party!!!" Rachel K. from Haleyville, Ala., writes about becoming the reality star.
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They're sexy and they know it! Crafting their own costumes, Steve C. and wingman Jake H. of Bettendorf, Iowa, took party rocking to the next level, paying homage to the electropop duo. Steve writes, "People at the bar were wanting pictures with [us] all night!"
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JOAN HARRIS FROM MAD MEN
Thanks to some red hairspray and "extra padding" for her curves, American expat Ceci V. jetted Mad Men's resident bombshell from New York City to Paris. "It was a hit!" she says of the costume.
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RACHEL ZOE & RODGER BERMAN
So bananas! Desiree J. of Los Angeles transformed into the über-stylist in some glam duds – and her man gamely played along. "My husband and I went as Rodger Berman and Rachel Zoe and of course had all the MAJOR accessories in tow," she explains. "Baby Skylar, floppy hat, and, in true Rach and Rodg fashion, we wore tons of jewelry!"
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THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY
Talk about a pop culture throwback: Kristi G. (as Magda) worked her spray tan while joining forces with her Portland, Ore., pals (Colette as Mary, Shane as Ted and Jason as Warren) to bring the hit 1998 comedy to life.
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Whoa, babies! Lisa Elenburg of Ontario put her faux brood front and center as she channeled Nadya Suleman with a jumbo-size carrier.
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SHREK & PRINCESS FIONA
Going green had its rewards for Kevena V. of Lansing, Mich., and her boyfriend: The couple won first place in a costume party for their DIY portrayal of the ogre and his wife. "He is a UPS man," Vaughan writes. "We took an old work shirt, turned it inside out and cut it into Shrek's vest."
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Gene Simmons, is that you? Staying true to character, Brittany T. of Philadelphia joined her gal pals to rock (and roll) all night in their spot-on tribute to the flamboyant band.
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