Halloween isn’t just for the ghouls and us mere mortals — it’s also the opportunity for celebrities to obscure their faces, walk red carpets in costume, and may homage to other (often deceased) famous people.
Some celebs take the holiday extremely seriously, and go all out with intricate makeup and expensive costumes. Others, however, simply put on a cheap wig and call it a day.
Here’s a handful of the best celebrity Halloween costumes that have been spotted so far this year: the good, the bad, the ugly … and the lazy.
Emily Ratajkowski dressed up(?) as a scantily-clad woman with purple hair.
Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson dressed as Daenerys Targaryen and Khal Drogo.
Samual L. Jackson dressed up as a cardinal.
LeBron James was Pennywise the Clown from IT (and I’m emotionally scarred forever).
Former Bachelor in Paradise stars Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson were a fembot and a biker, respectively.
Ryan Seacrest and Kelly Ripa dressed as … each other?
Sarah Paulson and partner Holland Taylor went as a low-key, Snuggie-style panda bear and Harley Quinn.
Usher dressed up like “Super Freak” singer Rick James.
Hillary Duff dressed as a bunny, while her son, Luca, dressed as a Lego Ninja.
Bruce Willis and his assistant, Stephen J. Eads, dressed up as the Grady twins from The Shining. (Truly did not see that one coming.)
Stranger Things‘ Joe Keery dressed as Harry Potter.
Kristen Bell went as Frozen‘s Elsa (per her daughter’s request).
Jennifer Garner was a “cat nap.” (Har har har.)
Sarah Michelle Gellar got all painted up like a unicorn.
Gabrielle Union and her husband, Dwyane Wade, dressed up as Milli Vanilli.
Karlie Kloss stepped out as Marilyn Monroe.
Neil Patrick Harris’ family recreated creepy carnival performers.
Jessica Alba and her business partner, Kelly Sawyer, dressed as Paulie and Juno from Juno.
Gwyneth Paltrow dressed as her own character’s decapitated head from Se7en.
Michelle Trachtenberg was Persephone, Queen of the Underworld.
Robert Downey Jr. dressed up as some sort of skeleton clown?
Kim Kardashian and her bestie, Jonathan Cheban, dressed up as Sonny and Cher.
Kim also dressed as Marilyn Monroe for another event, while her sister, Kourtney, dressed up as Michael Jackson.
Ariel Winter and boyfriend Levi Meaden got painted up as sexy (cheeky) skeletons.
And Demi Lovato dressed up as a truly incredible iteration of Selena Quintanilla.