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Erik Rehfeld of Monroe, Wash., writes: "I am a perfectionist when it comes to costumes so I spent almost a year piecing this costume together…I had a lot of help from my mom and wife with input and won 1st place in the Halloween costume contest at a local bar."
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KATY PERRY & SNOOP DOGG
Dana Powell of Pittsburgh, Pa., writes: "My husband and I decided to go as Katy Perry and Snoop Dog from the "California Gurls" video. I tracked down the same fabric used for Snoop's costume and with the help of a friend, put together a three-piece suit. I also tried to recreate Katy's costume as best I could. We just loved the fun, loud style of these costumes."
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KHLOE, KOURTNEY & KIM KARDASHIAN
Erika Sherwood of San Diego, Calif., writes: "The Kardashian sisters complete with baby Mason."
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REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA
Cordelia Tullous of Houston, Texas, writes: "All of us attend law school together and are fans of the Real Housewives of Atlanta so we dressed as them for our Halloween party. We are from left to right: Lindsay Bealor (Kim), Tamecia Harris (Kandi), Tiffani Walker (Sheree), Natasha Hawkins (Lisa) and Cordelia Tullous (Nene)."
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SUE SYLVESTER & CHEERIOS
Mary Beth Hutchins of Arlington, Va., writes: "My coworkers and friends Allison and Megan and I decided to go as our favorite Glee characters, donning our outfits to work. I still had my soccer warm-up from high school and Allison worked some magic to add "WMHS" to cheerleading costumes Megan found online."
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Elizabeth Tassone of Farmingville, N.Y., writes: "I just straightened my hair, poofed it up and wore lots and lots of bronzer! I had the rest of the outfit in my closet and completed the look with some pickle juice!"
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RUSSELL BRAND & KATY PERRY
Keri Taylor of Livingston, La., writes: "I LOVE Katy Perry so my boyfriend and I decided we would be Katy Perry and Russell Brand and I think this pretty much nails it!"
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Christine Stirrat of Westfield, N.J., writes: "I'm Lady Gaga. I am a huge fan of hers and was so excited to be her for Halloween. I even made my bag and glasses."
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Susie Montano of Tucson, Ariz., writes: "My mother-in-law Ana Davila dressed up as Kris Jenner. She even cut her hair for the costume."
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OZZY & SHARON OSBOURNE
Heidi Weidmann of Midland, Texas, writes: "This is a picture of my parents Bob and Karen Weidmann from last Halloween. Us kids thought it would be way funny to have my dad dress up as Ozzy Osbourne because he's the total opposite of him. My mom was way interested in it and actually dyed her blonde hair that pretty red."
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Shannon Michaels of Milton, Wis., writes: "My wife made me up for a Poison concert in 2009 as a joke for some friends. Well it did not turn out to be a joke when I had people chasing me down for pics and autographs. The clincher to this was when Bret Michaels requested to meet me and when I met him on his bus, he said, 'Holy Crap, there is my twin but you are better looking.'"
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Christina Fontana of Baltimore, Md., writes: "My girlfriends and I, sophomore year of college, really wanted to be a group. There have always been five of us and we always joked we could be the Spice Girls, so we finally got our acts together and spiced up our Halloween that year."
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Cassie Maher of Wellington, Fla., writes: "I got my boyfriend's stuff off eBay and I made my costume by hand. People kept stopping us and taking our picture. A lot of hard work but totally worth it."
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Michael Zimmonz of Dracut, Mass., writes: "My son told me 4 years ago, 'Dad, you should let your hair grow long, you kind of resemble Gene Simmons.' So ever since then, I pay tribute to the great Gene Simmons of KISS and Halloween belongs to me."
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AXL ROSE & SLASH
Gal Hershkovits of Yavne, La., writes: "I love Guns N' Roses very much, and because I thought my friend looks a lot like Slash, we decided to make this costume together."
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Abbey Fragosa of Santa Barbara, Calif., writes: "I love Jersey Shore, and Snooki is definitely my favorite character on the show."
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ADAM LAMBERT & KE$HA
Billy Markowski of Dix Hills, N.Y., writes: "This weekend there was a huge Halloween party, so my friend Marlena and I went dressed up as Ke$ha and Adam Lambert, and we were hands down the best dressed…I was getting complimented all night on how uncanny the resemblance was. Needless to say, I definitely stole the show in typical Lambert fashion."
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Julie Arthur of New Orleans, La., writes: "[I'm a] HUGE Britney fan! I made this costume to look like her opening ensemble from the Circus tour."
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JOHN LENNON & YOKO ONO
Denise Robinson of Louisville, Ky., writes: "My boyfriend and I, Halloween 2009, [dressed as] John Lennon and Yoko Ono. We took advantage of his long hair amp beard and my being Asian."
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Nadine Kozak of Milwaukee, Wis., writes: "My husband and I watched Pulp Fiction just a few weeks before Halloween and so the idea was born. A quick trip to the party store for wigs, fake blood, and a plastic syringe, along with everyday clothes from our closet, and this was the result! We took second place in the costume contest!"
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RUSSELL BRAND & KATY PERRY
Marne Busatto of Sewickley, Pa., writes: "[We dressed as] Russell Brand and Katy Perry (with Elmo). We made our costumes!"
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SARAH PALIN & ELLE WOODS
Jennifer Strangis of Zimmerman, Minn., writes: "I went as Sarah Palin back in 2008 when she was running for Vice President! There were a lot out there, but people said mine was dead on! My friend Heather went as Elle Woods from Legally Blonde."
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LarryBret Kinder of Cincinnati, Ohio, writes: "My son asked me to dress like Bret Michaels one year and it was a huge hit! I am a huge fan and love paying tribute to someone so driven, dedicated to his fans and doing what he believes in!"
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James Morrissey of Santa Clara, Calif., writes: "Me as Ali G. [It was] hard to find that particular tracksuit."
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RACHEL ZOE & D--K IN A BOX
Mary Vaughn of Folsom, Calif., writes: "Me as Rachel Zoe. My boyfriend Chris as JT, and his best friend Corey in their D--k in a Box costumes. We made them ourselves it was bananas, OOC!"
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Diane Jennings of Lake Helen, Fla., writes: "This was put together by going to Goodwill and thrift stores."
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Holly Foss of Springfield, Mo., writes: "For Halloween one year, my boyfriend Ben Black and friend Justin Foss dressed up as ZZ Top. They had official ZZ Top t-shirts from a ZZ Top concert. I made their beards out of fuzzy fabric trim and even covered their toy guitars with white fuzz to match ZZ Top. The costumes were a big hit."
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Jenny McClain of Nashville, Tenn., writes: "Every year, we enter a Halloween contest hosted by the Greater Nashville Apartment Association and for the last 6 years, [we] have won Best Group Costume. The year before last, we really shocked everyone when all 5 of us (who are very much girlie girls) showed up as KISS. We ROCKED IT OUT!"
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Denise Schleifer of Michigan writes: "I went as Lady Gaga. I wore the red lace outfit she wore at the  VMAs. My sister, Dana, and her husband, Dan, made the costume for me."
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Jan Cooper of Pennsylvania writes: "In 2008, I dressed as Sarah Palin because a few co-workers told me there was a resemblance. So I thought, 'Why not?' I [won] 3rd prize that year at work."
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EDWARD & BELLA
Jillian Mariutti of New York writes: "My boyfriend Joe and I dressed as Edward Cullen and Bella Swan from the Twilight series. This picture is of him gently giving me a kiss on my neck like Edward gave Bella at the end of the first movie."
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Casie Lopez of Washington writes of husband Danny Lopez: "The Hangover was one of the biggest movies last year, so my husband Danny decided to dress up like Alan…We used my daughter for this picture, but at a Halloween party, we used a kid's sister doll dressed up!"
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Ellen Gibson of San Antonio, Texas, writes: "I made this homemade Axl Rose costume in one night at a Goodwill store. I love Guns N' Roses and always thought it would be a fun character to portray."
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Shannon E. of Massachusetts writes: "This is me dressed up as Vivian from Pretty Woman. I spent a month getting all the items together to make it look identical to her outfit in the movie. I even painted the skirt with fabric paint so that the colors matched the ones in the movie. The costume was definitely a hit!"
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Megan Baldridge of South Dakota writes: "After a couple trips to Goodwill for the various leather-ish pieces, the dollar store for the plastic blades, and my stockpile of leftover costume pieces to be repurposed, Meg's version of Edward Scissorhands was born."
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KAT VON D
Candice Brune of Ohio writes: "I love tattoos so I thought this would be the perfect costume. I made it myself and did my makeup by looking at pictures of Kat. The stars on the face were the most fun!"
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HEIDI KLUM & TIM GUNN
Lauren Cavanagh of Michigan writes: "My boyfriend and I are super into Project Runway (OK, I lie. I am, and he does what I want him to do most of the time), so we went as Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn last year. My BF Matt was so convincing, people were majorly creeped out!"
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Will Broom of Oklahoma writes: "No one could figure out who I was and everyone was shocked at how much I looked like [Jack Sparrow]! I drove all of the women crazy!"
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Liz Hawthorne of Virginia writes: "Me as Amy Winehouse, ca. 2007 (before she totally hit the skids). My friend Brodie hand drew all of my tattoos, even a BLAKE on my chest!"
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DAVID & VICTORIA BECKHAM
Jenn Christensen of Utah writes: "My fiancé is a big soccer player, and I was overdressing for the games apparently, because everyone started calling me Posh Spice. We thought it would be a fun joke to show up as the couple at the soccer team's Halloween party."
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Dan Dekker of Nevada writes: "My wife made this costume to honor Billy Mays. This was our baby's first Halloween."
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Karli Larsen of Nebraska writes: "We decided we wanted to be Juno and Paulie Bleeker. We're high school sweethearts so it fit perfectly and everyone thought we looked just like them!"
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Elisabeth Wright-Ivec of Washington writes: "I have always loved Boy George amp his music with Culture Club! I also thought it would be interesting to be a girl impersonating a female impersonator. I looked at several photos to replicate the hair amp makeup!"
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LINDSAY LOHAN & SAMANTHA RONSON
Monica Cebula of Illinois writes: "My roommate Amy and I both wanted to do our Halloween costume together. With Lindsay Lohan and Sam Ronson all over the tabloids, we knew that our costume would be a hit."
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