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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.

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

shiny metal suit sculpted to his body
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4. Zendaya's glowing Cinderella gown from the 2019 Met Gala.

ballgown that lights up
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5. Björk's swan attire from the 2001 Academy Awards.

a plush swan as a dress
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6. Z Lala's sea monster costume from the 2015 American Music Awards.

shiny tentacles going around her dress
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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
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8. Lizzy Gardiner's American Express gold cards dress from the 1995 Academy Awards.

gown made of expired credit cards linked together
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9. Nicki Minaj's Little Red Riding Hood gown from the 2012 Grammys.

ballgown with a cloak and dramatic hood
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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
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11. Annie Lennox's Minnie Mouse look from the 1995 Grammys.

mouse ears and a latex dress
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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
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13. Al Walser's astronaut suit from the 2013 Grammys.

a full spacesuit with a helmet and a flag bearing his name
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14. Lara Flynn Boyle's ballerina outfit from the 2003 Golden Globes.

a tutu and ballet slippers
Jeffrey Mayer / WireImage / Via Getty

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

a luxurious bathrobe and a towel on her head
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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
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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
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18. Kate Winslet's ren faire dress from the 1998 Academy Awards.

medieval-inspired gown
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19. Billy Porter's lampshade hat from the 2020 Grammys.

a wide-brimmed hat with crystals hanging from it
Rich Fury / Getty Images for The Recording Academy

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

long coat and rectangular sunglasses
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21. Katy Perry's throwback Britney Spears dress from the 2014 VMAs.

floor-length denim dress
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22. Yungblud's Cher Horowitz outfit from the 2020 NME Awards.

plaid blazer and skirt like in "Clueless"
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23. Amber Rose's cat costume from the 2018 VMAs.

latex mask with ears and matching boots and bodysuit
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24. Celine Dion's backward suit from the 1999 Academy Awards.

satin suit worn backward
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25. Fred Armisen's Freddy Krueger cosplay from the 2015 Emmys.

striped tie and claw hand
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26. Kim Petras's horse costume from the 2021 Met Gala.

a horse-printed skirt and a horse head mask as a shirt
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27. Jared Leto and his head twin from the 2019 Met Gala.

a gown and carrying a mannequin head of himself
Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

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

Monarch butterfly wings as a dress
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29. Evan Ross's Beetlejuice suit from the 2018 EMAs.

shiny striped suit
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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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