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A Sea Monster Costume, A Dress Made From Credit Cards, And 28 Other Red Carpet Outfits That Celebs Should've Saved For Halloween

Hallow-queens and kings of fashion. 🎃

Awards season is a magical time of year when celebs get to dress up like royalty or fashion models. Sometimes, their outfits are so unique that they might inspire your next Halloween costume — which leads me to wonder why they didn't reserve the 'fit so they could be the best dressed on Oct. 31.

Here are 30 celebrity red carpet outfits that should've been Halloween costumes instead:

1. Cardi B's oyster dress from the 2019 Grammys.

dress that fans out at her hips like an oyster shell, and she is the pearl

2. Lady Gaga's mysterious egg from the 2011 Grammys.

she's enclosed in a giant alien egg, which is on a litter carried by an army of models

3. Lil Nas X's golden Power Rangers suit from the 2021 Met Gala.

shiny metal suit sculpted to his body

4. Zendaya's glowing Cinderella gown from the 2019 Met Gala.

ballgown that lights up

5. Björk's swan attire from the 2001 Academy Awards.

a plush swan as a dress

6. Z Lala's sea monster costume from the 2015 American Music Awards.

shiny tentacles going around her dress

7. Katy Perry's suit/dress combo from the 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards.

a suit on the left and a dress on the right, with Converse and a drawn-on mustache

8. Lizzy Gardiner's American Express gold cards dress from the 1995 Academy Awards.

gown made of expired credit cards linked together

9. Nicki Minaj's Little Red Riding Hood gown from the 2012 Grammys.

ballgown with a cloak and dramatic hood

10. Ok Go's coordinated red carpet–inspired outfits from the 2007 Grammys.

faces covered in fabric the same color as the carpet and matching metallic suits

11. Annie Lennox's Minnie Mouse look from the 1995 Grammys.

mouse ears and a latex dress

12. Kim Kardashian West's Dementor cosplay from the 2021 Met Gala.

dark fabric completely covering her head to toe, complete with boots, a sleeve for her ponytail, and a dramatic train

13. Al Walser's astronaut suit from the 2013 Grammys.

a full spacesuit with a helmet and a flag bearing his name

14. Lara Flynn Boyle's ballerina outfit from the 2003 Golden Globes.

a tutu and ballet slippers

15. Rita Ora's bathrobe from the 2017 EMAs.

a luxurious bathrobe and a towel on her head

16. Frank Ocean's alien baby from the 2021 Met Gala.

wearing a tracksuit but carrying a robotic alien baby prop dressed in a onesie

17. Angelina Jolie's evil queen look — complete with a spikey tiara — from the Maleficent: Mistress of Evil photocall.

lacy black dress and a studded tiara

18. Kate Winslet's ren faire dress from the 1998 Academy Awards.

medieval-inspired gown

19. Billy Porter's lampshade hat from the 2020 Grammys.

a wide-brimmed hat with crystals hanging from it

20. Bad Bunny's The Matrix look from the 2019 Latin Grammys.

long coat and rectangular sunglasses

21. Katy Perry's throwback Britney Spears dress from the 2014 VMAs.

floor-length denim dress

22. Yungblud's Cher Horowitz outfit from the 2020 NME Awards.

plaid blazer and skirt like in "Clueless"

23. Amber Rose's cat costume from the 2018 VMAs.

latex mask with ears and matching boots and bodysuit

24. Celine Dion's backward suit from the 1999 Academy Awards.

satin suit worn backward

25. Fred Armisen's Freddy Krueger cosplay from the 2015 Emmys.

striped tie and claw hand

26. Kim Petras's horse costume from the 2021 Met Gala.

a horse-printed skirt and a horse head mask as a shirt

27. Jared Leto and his head twin from the 2019 Met Gala.

a gown and carrying a mannequin head of himself

28. Zendaya's butterfly dress from the Australian premiere of The Greatest Showman.

Monarch butterfly wings as a dress

29. Evan Ross's Beetlejuice suit from the 2018 EMAs.

shiny striped suit

30. And finally, Sasha Gradiva's Terminator arm from the 2012 Grammys.

a ballgown and a mechanical weapon-looking arm sleeve

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