All Hallow’s Eve – a.k.a. Halloween – lands on October 31st, but costume parties will be in full swing over the weekend. While no one knows for certain how the tradition of Halloween costumes began, the folkloric custom has morphed into a modern-day reflection of the pop culture zeitgeist. Some put on costumes that are inexpensive, funny, and put together with little thought – and then there are those who go all out in order to totally transform into their favorite TV character, fantasy figure, or historical legend.
Former supermodel Heidi Klum, for instance, is known worldwide for her extravagant costumes, which have ranged from a clone army to a jaw-dropping 95-year-old version of herself. Halloween is a great time of year to test-drive a new personality or step into a different version of yourself. In the gallery below, you’ll see how celebrities like Cindy Crawford, Emily Ratajkowski, and even Martha Stewart have transformed themselves with astonishing Halloween costumes.
Alessandra Ambrosio as the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland.