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The 37 best celebrity Halloween costumes of all time

by Jenna Fratello / / Source: TODAY

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When it comes to Halloween, celebrities like Katy Perry and Heidi Klum know how to take it to the next level. Take a stroll down memory lane and relive some of the best celebrity Halloween costumes through the years.

And, hey, if you happen to find your next costume idea, all the better.

1. Taylor Swift as a Pegacorn, 2014

The "Blank Space" singer captioned her photo perfectly.

2. Taylor Swift as Olaf, 2015

And then she one-upped herself the following year when she graced the stage of her "1989 World Tour" as Olaf, while singing "Let it Go" alongside Idina Menzel ... who was dressed as Elsa, of course.

3. Neil Patrick Harris, David Burtka and their kids as "Star Wars" characters, 2015

We'd say this family's Halloween costumes are always out-of-this-world.

4. Chrissy Teigen as Guy Fieri, 2015

What better way to pay homage to her love of food than by dressing up as the infamous restauranteur and Food Network host?

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5. Katy Perry as a Cheeto, 2014

Almost too hot to eat ... almost.

6. Katy Perry as a (literal) "mic drop," 2015

Yup. *drops mic*

7. Demi Lovato as a bloody vampire, 2013

While we're not sure exactly what Lovato is trying to channel, this costume was horrifying enough for the books.

Demi Lovato's Halloween Party
Scary ... yet beautiful!Christopher Polk / Getty Images for Philymack

8. Michelle Trachtenberg as Sally from "The Nightmare Before Christmas," 2011

This is how you do Halloween, folks.

Heidi Klum's 12th Annual Halloween Party
She nailed it! The pose and everything.D Dipasupil / FilmMagic

9. Tyra Banks as Richard Branson, 2015

Banks was virtually unrecognizable after transforming herself into successful British business magnate Richard Branson.

10. Bette Midler as a flower queen, 2005

Talk about upping the flower-power game.

Bette Midler's "Hulaween" Gala
Bette Midler attends "Hulaween," a celebration of her 60th birthday on Oct. 31, 2005.Paul Hawthorne / Getty Images

11. Joe Jonas as Derek Zoolander, 2014

Jonas is making us question if there actually is a lot more to life than being really, really ridiculously good looking.

12. Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb as Lucy Ricardo and Ethel Mertz from "I Love Lucy," 2010

Our own KLG and Hoda certainly gave TV's most beloved dynamic duo a run for their money when they dressed up as Lucy and Ethel on TODAY in 2010.

Kathie Lee Gifford, Hoda Kotb Halloween
What a perfect fit! Richard Drew / AP

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13. Rihanna as a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, 2014

Don't mess with RiRi.

Celebrity Sightings In New York City - October 31, 2014
Cowabunga, Rihanna!NCP/Star Max / GC Images

14. Paris Hilton as Miley Cyrus, 2013

14. Allison Williams as Belle, 2015

Williams is a Disney dream come true as the spitting image of the bookish princess.

15. Miranda Lambert as Rosie the Riveter, 2014

This powerful costume will never go out of style!

16. Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady as Dorothy and the Cowardly Lion from "The Wizard of Oz," 2013

Aw!

17. Ellen Degeneres as "Karla Kardashian," 2015

Ellen won Halloween when she created her own Kardashian sister. If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.

18. Bethenny Frankel as Marilyn Monroe, 2013

Some classic costumes become that for a reason.

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19. Liv Tyler's "bun in the oven," 2014

A pregnant Liv Tyler decided to make the most out of her baby bump back in 2014. If this isn't the punniest costume, we don't know what is.

20. Beyoncé and Blue Ivy as Janet Jackson and the King of Pop himself, Michael Jackson, 2014

One word: Legendary.

21. Emily Ratajkowski as Mia from "Pulp Fiction," 2014

This costume is iconic and super easy to recreate. You can't go wrong!

22. Kendall Jenner and Cara Delevigne as Mario and and Luigi, 2014

The close friends and supermodels make for a powerful duo.

23. Kim Kardashian as Anna Wintour, North West as André Leon Talley and friends as Grace Coddington and Karl Lagerfeld, 2014

This is "The Devil Wears Prada" meets Halloween.

24. Kim Kardashian as a skeleton, 2014

When she wasn't busy channeling fashion royalty, Kardashian decked herself out in a full-body skeleton costume. Don't worry, she didn't forget to contour.

25. Cindy Crawford as Marilyn Monroe, 1996

Just when you thought Cindy Crawford couldn't get any more stunning, she proved everyone wrong by dressing up as the ultimate blonde bombshell in an appearance on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" in 1996.

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno - Season 5
Cindy Crawford dresses as Marilyn Monroe for "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on Oct. 31, 1996.NBC / NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

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26. Kelly Ripa as Donald Trump, 2015

It was a huuuuuuge success.

27. Katy Perry and friend Shannon Woodward as Daria and Jane from MTV's "Daria," 2012

Perry and Woodward achieved peak Halloween goals with this one, mastering the unamused look to perfection. We're impressed, I guess.

Katy Perry, Daria, Shannon Woodward, Halloween, best celebrity Halloween costumes
"You're like ... my best friend," Perry captioned the photo on Twitter.Twitter: @katyperry

28. Savannah, Jenna and Meredith in mom jeans from "SNL," 2014

In another TODAY Halloween of epic proportions, three of our very own wore the best of the worst jeans around.

TODAY Show Mom Jeans Halloween
From left: Jenna Bush Hager, Savannah Guthrie and Meredith Vieira are wearing some serious mom jeans.NBC

29. Iggy Azalea as Cruella De Vil, 2013

Azalea went all out with a real Dalmation!

30. Dwayne Johnson as Popeye, 2015

He may just be the bulkiest Popeye we've ever seen. Somebody find him an Olive Oyl!

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31. Channing Tatum as Winnie the Pooh, 2015

"Magic Mike" has nothing on everyone's favorite bear.

32. Cher as Cleopatra, 1988

Yes, the queen has arrived.

Cher Halloween costumes
The inimitable Cher.Ron Galella / WireImage

33. Al Roker and Lester Holt as "The Blues Brothers," 2014

The pair even gave a timeless performance of "Soul Man" on the plaza.

NBC's TODAY Halloween
It's dark ... and they're wearing sunglasses.Getty Images

34. Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb as Wayne and Garth from "Wayne's World," 2014

Party time! Excellent!

Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee as Wayne and Garth from "Wayne's World."
Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee as Wayne and Garth from "Wayne's World."TODAY
Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee as Wayne and Garth from "Wayne's World."
These two know how to rock out!TODAY

35. Heidi Klum as an old woman, 2013

The supermodel and Project Runway didn't let one detail go unnoticed, varicose veins and all. Are we sure she didn't secretly pay her grandma to stand in for her?

Heidi Klum Halloween Party 2013
Is that Heidi Klum under there?Getty Images

36. Heidi Klum as Jessica Rabbit, 2015

The costume to end all costumes. Klum took it to the next level when she transformed into a cartoonish wax figure of the infamous animated vixen at her annual Halloween party last year. The only question is, how will the queen of Halloween outdo herself this year?

Heidi Klum Halloween Party 2015
Let's just say: *cartoon eyes pop*Getty Images

37. Matt Lauer as C.J. Parker from "Baywatch," 2013

We think this one speaks for itself.

Matt Lauer, Pamela Anderson in the classic Baywatch bikini
Talk about a beach babe!TODAY

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