Stars' Cutest (and Creepiest!) Throwback Halloween Costumes

Celebrities always pull out all the stops on Halloween, and as these photos prove, they've been doing it for quite some time

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Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus - Halloween
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Miley Cyrus is famous for crazy and elaborate costumes — worn anytime of the year! — so it's surprising to see that as a child, she went for a relatively common Halloween costume: a princess.

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Kristen Bell

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The Good Place star Kristen Bell shared a number of her childhood costumes to Instagram in celebration of the spooky holiday. In one photo, a young Bell looks ready to trick-or-trick with a pointed witch hat and painted face.

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Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian - Halloween
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Kim Kardashian's birthday falls just 10 days before Halloween, so she's always had double the reason to celebrate! For her 4th birthday, she dressed as Minnie Mouse.

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Khloé Kardashian

Khloe Kardashian - Halloween
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A few years after Kim's snap was taken, she donned a flapper costume and posed with little sister Khloé Kardashian, who was dressed as a ballerina.

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Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran - Halloween
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Though many may be afraid of clowns, who could be scared of Ed Sheeran's adorable Halloween getup?

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Emma Roberts

Emma Roberts - Halloween
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Emma Roberts was foreshadowing her future role in American Horror Story: Coven with this witch costume.

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Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande - Halloween
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Ariana Grande doesn't scare easily: She clearly wasn't phased by big brother Frankie's "scaracter" costume!

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Drake - Halloween
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The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were never so adorable as they were when Drake took them on.

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Gigi and Bella Hadid

Yolanda Foster - Halloween
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Gigi and Bella Hadid could have gone as twins for Halloween — their younger selves were nearly identical!

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Katherine Heigel

Katherine Heigl - Halloween
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Katherine Heigl went full '80s for this Halloween throwback snap.

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Lucy Hale

Lucy Hale - Halloween
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Little Lucy Hale is just missing a magic carpet to complete this costume!

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Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan - Halloween
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Hale wasn't the only celeb who loved Jasmine: Lindsay Lohan dressed up as her, too!

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Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift - Halloween
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Taylor Swift's worn a lot of memorable outfits, but her Teletubbies costume — not to be confused with a "yellow pregnant alien" — may be the best-remembered.

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Olivia Wilde

Olivia Wilde - Halloween
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Why wear one Halloween costume when you can wear two? At least, we have to imagine that's what Olivia Wilde thought when she went as a Zombie-Wonder Woman hybrid.

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Ben Higgins


We saw Ben Higgins' Chicago Cubs pride on his season of The Bachelor, and turns out, the reality star has a been a longtime Bears fan, too!

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Lauren Bushnell


We all know the Bachelor star Lauren Bushnell grew up to basically be a Disney Princess lookalike, so dressing up as Cinderella as a child was a perfect choice.

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Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart - Halloween
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Before she was the ultimate domestic goddess, Martha Stewart was just a cute kid — especially in her Little Bo Peep costume!

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Rob Lowe

Rob Lowe spooked the streets of Oakwood, Ohio as Count Dracula back in 1971.

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Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon loves to dress up, and her choices have always been a hit. From Playboy Bunny to banana, Witherspoon can pull off anything.

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Cindy Crawford

Cindy Crawford pulled from her Halloween archives to post the time her and husband Rande Gerber dressed up as Kid Rock and Pamela Anderson.

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Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling shared a shot from her Office days with Angela Kinsey, when Kelly rocked her "skimpy 5th Element costume" and Angela (seen with a rare smile) was a cute spider.

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Kristen Bell

Seeing double? No one has done a better Tom Selleck as Thomas Magnum from Magnum, P.I. than Kristen Bell has. Check out that chest hair.

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Mariah Carey

No, this isn't what Mariah Carey wore on either of her wedding days and yes, she totally could have.

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Melissa Joan Hart

Melissa Joan Hart of Sabrina the Teenage Witch had the best costumes, including this one from 1998.

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Luke Bryan

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Country star Luke Bryan was the mane event on his street when it came time to trick-or-treat. Bryan wore a homemade lion costume while collecting candy in his hometown of Leesburg, Georgia.

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Trisha Yearwood

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The Yearwoods have always loved Halloween! Trisha Yearwood and her sister Beth wore homemade costumes that their mom would make every year, plus yummy cake with festive Halloween decorations.

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Carrie Underwood

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Carrie Underwood was the cutest little bunny at just 6 years old.

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LeAnn Rimes

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Halloween is LeAnn Rimes' favorite time of year, and her love for the spooky day started when she was young. She's seen here at 3, dressed as a teeny jack-o'-lantern.

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