Celebrity Hot Seat: Everything you need to know about celebrities’ Halloweens


Photo by Michaela Teachey

Dressing up for Halloween, these celebrities go all out with their costumes this year. This holiday was different for everyone this year, but celebrities still made the most of it.

Michaela Teachey, Staff Reporter

  Because of COVID, Halloween looked different for everyone this year, but even a global pandemic could not  stop celebrities from celebrating the holiday in unique ways. Most stayed home with their families, but still posted pictures of their costumes on social media. Among the most popular costumes were pop-culture references to Tiger King and Schitt’s Creek, as well as timeless classics such as Power Rangers and Little Red Riding Hood. 

  Even with nowhere to go, celebrities still flexed their original costumes on Instagram. A fan favorite this year included both of Kylie Jenner’s costumes. She and her four closest friends dressed up as Power Rangers last week, followed by her king cobra costume. Another favorite was Lizzo, who committed to the role of the fly on Mike Pence’s head during the vice presidential debate. Other celebrity costumes  were Jonathan Cheban, Kim Kardashian, and her children, who dressed as Carole Baskin, Joe Exotic, and their tigers, as well as Kelly Ripa, who dressed as Moira Rose of Schitt’s Creek. Some of the funniest costumes from this year were Lil Nas X’s tribute to Nicki Minaj and Jennifer Garner’s grandma emoji. Only a few were universally disliked, two of those being Jaden Smith, who dressed as a COVID patient, and Alyssa Milano who dressed as Ruth Bader Ginsburg, but misspelled her name and initials in an Instagram caption.

  Many celebrities went all out with their costumes this year, dressing up their entire household just to take pictures and stay home. However, some celebrities, like Kendall Jenner, broke COVID rules to celebrate the holiday. Dressed as Pamela Anderson’s Barb Wire character, Kendall broke pandemic social gathering guidelines by throwing a Halloween and 25th birthday party at Harriet’s Rooftop at 1 Hotel in West Hollywood. This was not a small event, reportedly having one hundred guests. Some of those guests were Kylie Jenner, Saweetie, Doja Cat, The Weeknd, Justin Bieber, and many others, who ironically encourage their followers to social distance and wear a mask. Attendees were told not to post anything from the night on social media, but many still did. Kylie posted multiple pictures on Instagram of many celebrity guests. Kendall and everyone who attended the event are facing backlash from fans who took to Twitter to express their anger. Senior Haley Yopp commented on the party: “I was in shock to see all the celebrities partying together on Halloween this year. They always post about COVID rules, but then they do not follow them. It made me so angry.” The coronavirus caused Halloween to look much different this year, but people learned to adapt and make the most of what they can do amidst the pandemic.