The 50 best celebrity Halloween costumes of all time

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Iggy Azalea as Cruella de Vil

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 31: Iggy Azalea dressed as Cruella de Vil attends the VEVO Halloween showcase at The Oval Space on October 31, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Michelle Tractenberg as Tim Burton's Blue Girl

Michelle Tractenberg attends Heidi Klum's 12th annual Halloween party at the PH-D Rooftop Lounge at Dream Downtown on October 31, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Katy Perry as Freddie Mercury

Singer Katy Perry attends her 24th birthday party hosted by Malibu Rum held at Siren Studios on October 28, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alexandra Wyman/WireImage)

Paris Hilton as Madonna

Paris Hilton attends Treats! Magazine's 3rd Annual Trick or Treats! Halloween Party presented by Jose Cuervo on Thursday, October 31, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision for Jose Cuervo/Ap Images)

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka as Tweedledee and Tweedledum and their children as Alice and the March Hare

Our costumes for the Halloween carnival at the kids' preschool yesterday. But 10/31 will be frighteningly different..! @DavidBurtka came up with both themes/costumes. He's amazing. (Instagram/instagranph)

Ellen Degeneres as Nicki Minaj

Trick or Treat. (Instagram/theellenshow)

Heidi Klum as Hindu Goddess Kali

TV personality/supermodel Heidi Klum attends her 9th annual Halloween party presented by Absolut 100 at 1 OAK on October 31, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Joe Corrigan/Getty Images)

Mandy Moore and Friends as TLC from the 'Creep' Music Video

So I creep.... W @bonsomerville and @rp1313 (Twitter/TheMandyMoore)

Perez Hilton as Miley Cyrus

Perez Hilton attends Shutterfly Presents Heidi Klum's 14th Annual Halloween Party sponsored by SVEDKA Vodka and smartwater at Marquee on October 31, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Heidi Klum)

Pink as a Clown

Recording artist Pink attends Heidi Klum's 9th annual Halloween party presented by Absolut 100 at 1 OAK on October 31, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Joe Corrigan/Getty Images)

Jason Biggs as Dorothy Gale

Actor Jason Biggs arrives at Heidi Klum's Annual Halloween party at Happy Valley October 31, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)

Derek Hough as Superman

Dancer Derek Hough arrives at Heidi Klum's 10th annual Halloween party in West Hollywood, Calif. on Saturday, Oct. 31 , 2009. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)

Elle Fanning as Mary Poppins

Actress Elle Fanning attends the 12th Annual Dream Halloween Fundraiser held at Santa Monica Airport October 29, 2005 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Marlee Matlin as Capt. Jack Sparrow

SANTA MONICA, CA - OCTOBER 27: Actress Marlee Matlin attends Dream Halloween, the annual fundraising event benefiting the Children Affected by AIDS Foundation, at Barker Hanger on October 27, 2007 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb as Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie

Pictured: (l-r) Kathie Lee Gifford as Princess Beatrice and Hoda Kotb as Princess Eugenie appear on NBC News' 'Today' show (Photo by Peter Kramer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Diddy as a Gladiator

Rapper/producer Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs stands on top of his Rolls Royce as he attends singer Mariah Carey's Halloween party at Cain October 31, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)

Laura Prepon as Pippi Longstocking

Actress Laura Prepon attends 'Mondrian Hotel Throws A Halloween Party...70's Style,' hosted by stars of 'That 70's Show' at The Mondrian Hotel on October 31, 2002 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)

Heidi Klum and Seal as Apes

Model and television personality Heidi Klum, left, and husband Seal attend her annual Halloween party at the Dream Hotel on Monday, Oct. 31, 2011 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)

Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady as Dorothy Gale and the Cowardly Lion

Having fun with my Lion last night! 😄❤️🎃#thewizardofoz #Dorothy #2013 #halloween #fun #love Me divertindo com meu leão ontem à noite! #omagicodeoz #diversao #amor (Instagram/giseleofficial)

Jamie Lee Curtis as Uncle Sam

Actress Jamie Lee Curtis arrives at the Dream Halloween annual fundraiser for the Children Affected by AIDS Foundation, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008, in Santa Monica, Calif. (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas)

Neil Patrick Harris as Frankenstein, David Burtka as Dracula and their children as a Werewolf and Elvira

Have a spooktacular night! Here's our family Halloween pic (via @projectphotoboo): Well done, @DavidBurtka (Twitter/ActuallyNPH)

Amber Rose as Slash

Amber Rose attends Heidi Klum's 12th annual Halloween party at the PH-D Rooftop Lounge at Dream Downtown on October 31, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Nina Dobrev as Hermione Granger

Happy "Do and Wear Crazy Fun Weird Funny and/or borderline Inapproriate Things" Day! AKA HALLOWEEN (Twitter/ninadobrev)

Brooke Burke as Catwoman

Actress Brooke Burke arrives at the Children Affected By AIDS Foundation's 17th Annual Dream Halloween event at Barker Hanger on October 30, 2010 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Marlee Matlin as Lucille Ball

Actress Marlee Matlin attends the 8th Annual Dream Halloween, a fundraising event for children affected by AIDS October 27, 2001 in Santa Monica, CA. (Photo by Sebastian Artz/Getty Images)

Teri Hatcher as the Queen of Hearts

Actress Teri Hatcher attends Dream Halloween, the annual fundraising event benefiting the Children Affected by AIDS Foundation, at Barker Hanger on October 27, 2007 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

Elle Fanning as Marilyn Monroe

Actress Elle Fanning, dressed as Marilyn Monroe, arrives for the 11th annual Children Affected by AIDS Dream Halloween fundraiser on October 30, 2004, in Santa Monica, California (Photo by Ana Elisa Fuentes/Getty Images)

Jamie Lee Curtis as the Pink Lightspeed Rescue Ranger

Hostess for the Seventh Annual Dream Halloween to Benefit Children Affected by AIDS foundation actress Jamie Lee Curtis arrives to the event October 28, 2000 in Santa Monica, CA. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Newsmakers)

Wilmer Valderrama as Ponch from CHiPs

Actor Wilmer Valderrama attends 'Mondrian Hotel Throws A Halloween Party...70's Style,' hosted by stars of 'That 70's Show' at The Mondrian Hotel on October 31, 2002 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)

Al Roker as Oprah Winfrey and Matt Lauer as Paris Hilton

Al Roker, as Oprah Winfrey, left, and Matt Lauer, as Paris Hilton, of NBC-TV's "Today" show, appear in the program's annual Halloween segment, in New York Friday Oct. 29, 2004. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Miley Cyrus as Lil' Kim

Happy Halloween @LilKim 💜💜💜 http://t.co/tJMMQgBu53 (Twitter/MileyCyrus)

Adam Levine as Rambo

Adam Levine of Maroon 5 attends Maroon 5's Halloween Bash presented by Bacardi at Hollywood Forever Cemetery on October 31, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/WireImage)

Fergie and Josh Duhamel as Dia de los Muertos Catrina dolls

Hasta la muerte. (Instagram/joshduhamel)

Naya Rivera as Carmen Sandiego

Last night was so fun! #halloween2013 (Instagram/nayarivera)

Katy Perry and Shannon Woodward as Jane and Daria

. @shannonwoodward You're like my... best friend. http://t.co/88jP2ZNR (Twitter/katyperry)

Matt Lauer as Pam Anderson in Baywatch

Matt Lauer dresses as Pam Anderson's character from "Baywatch" on NBC's "Today" Halloween show on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Fergie as Honey Boo Boo

Fergie attends Heidi Klum's 12th annual Halloween party at the PH-D Rooftop Lounge at Dream Downtown on October 31, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Shenae Grimes as Frankie Stein

90210 starlet, Shenae Grimes, dressed as Monster High's Frankie Stein, leaves for Matthew Morrison's 3rd Annual Halloween Party on October 28, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Mattel)

Kim Kardashian as a Mermaid

Kim Kardashian hosts the 2nd Annual Midori Green Halloween Party on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Bryan Greenberg as the Brawny Man

Actor Bryan Greenberg attends Bacardi and Maroon 5's Annual Halloween Bash held at Hollywood Forever Cemetary on October 31, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/WireImage)

Evan Rachel Wood as Magenta

Actress Evan Rachel Wood arrives at The Rocky Horror Picture Show 35th anniversary to benefit The Painted Turtle at The Wiltern on October 28, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for The Painted Turtle)

Martha Stewart as Glinda the Good Witch

Martha Stewart arrives at "Hub Network's First Annual Halloween Bash" on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, Calif. The star-studded special will be broadcasted on the Hub Network on Saturday Oct. 26, 2013. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision for the Hub/AP Images)

Heidi Klum as a Raven and Jessica Alba as Dora the Explorer

(L-R) Model Heidi Klum and actress Jessica Alba attend Heidi Klum�s 10th Annual Halloween Party Presented by MSN and SKYY Vodka held at the Voyeur on October 31, 2009 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alexandra Wyman/WireImage)

Adam Lambert as a Genie

Singer/songwriter Adam Lambert attends Fred and Jason's 8th Annual 'Halloweenie' Holiday Concert By The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles at Los Angeles Theatre on October 25, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rodrigo Vaz/FilmMagic)

Kim Kardashian as Poison Ivy

Kim Kardashian attends the Midori Green Halloween costume party at Lavo on October 29, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/FilmMagic)

Alexa Chung as Marie Antoinette

TV presenter Alexa Chung sighting on October 31, 2008 in London, England. (Photo by Sylvia Linares/FilmMagic)

Katie Couric as Donald Trump

Katie Couric, left, co-host of NBC-TV's "Today" show, is dressed like Donald Trump, right, during a spoof of his "The Apprentice" reality television show, on the morning program's annual Halloween segment, Friday Oct. 29, 2004. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Adam Levine and Anne V as Axl Rose and Stephanie Seymour from the 'November Rain' Music Video

(L-R) Musician Adam Levine and model Anne V attend Bacardi and Maroon 5's Annual Halloween Bash held at Hollywood Forever Cemetary on October 31, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/WireImage)

Heidi Klum as an Old Lady

Heidi Klum attends Shutterfly Presents Heidi Klum's 14th Annual Halloween Party sponsored by SVEDKA Vodka and smartwater at Marquee on October 31, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Heidi Klum)

Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan as Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke

Kelly Ripa (L) and Michael Strahan attend the 'LIVE with Kelly and Michael': Best Halloween Show Ever at Live with Kelly And Michael Studio on October 31, 2013 in New York City.

(Photo by Paul Zimmerman/WireImage)

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By EMILY CEGIELSKI

Anyone who claims Halloween is for kids hasn't celebrated the holiday in quite some time.

It's easy to argue that adults have taken over the holiday; costume shops are overflowing with 'sexy' versions of every possible get-up, and trick-or-treating has noticeably been replaced by alcohol-fueled parties. However, it would also be fair to say that celebrities (under the tutelage of Miss Heidi Klum, of course!) are actually the ones hijacking Halloween.

Proclaimed the 'Queen of Halloween' by BuzzFeed, Heidi Klum's annual Halloween party will celebrate it's 15th year this month, and the model has notably set the gold standard for over-the-top costumes. She's dazzled as the Hindu goddess Kali, a gorilla, Cleopatra, Betty Boop and a wrinkled old lady, just to name a few.

'I'd rather stay home than go out in an uninspired Halloween costume,' she explained in a 2013 Parade interview. And she expects her guests' costumes to 'wow' as well.

Of course, Klum isn't the only celebrity on Hollywood's Halloween scene. Bette Midler, Kate Hudson, Alan Cumming and Jamie Lee Curtis all host high-profile bashes, and costumed stars come out in droves to celebrate. TV hosts get in on the action, dressing up for special Halloween-themed episodes. Famous families post adorable selifes online. Young starlets impress even younger fans by sharing pics of their extravagant guises.

And to celebrate the spookiest of holidays, we've put together a gallery of the 50 all-time greatest celebrity Halloween costumes. Click through the photos above, and let us know what you think about our choices in the comments.

Related Gallery: Halloween Costumes Throughout The Years

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1990 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
1991 - The Terminator
1992 - Cat Woman
1993 - Genie (from Disney's Aladdin)
1994 - Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
1995 - James Bond
1996 - Ghostface
1997 - The Fifth Element's Leelo
1998 - South Park Kids
1999 - Britney Spears
2000 - Austin Powers
2001 - Harry Potter
2002 - Spiderman
2003 - Captain Jack Sparrow, 'The Pirates of the Caribbean" 
2004 - Spongebob Squarepants

2005 - Anakin, "Star Wars: Epidode III"

2006 - V, V for Vendetta 
2007 - Master Chief, Halo 3
2008 - Joker, "The Dark Knight"
2009 - Alan, "Hangover 3"
2010 - Cast of the Jersey Shore
2011 - Angry Birds
  2012 - Zombies, 'The Walking Dead'
2013 - Minions, "Despicable Me"
2014 prediction -  Elsa, "Frozen"
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