The Most Controversial (And Sexy) Celebrity Halloween Costumes Of 2016

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Halloween is DEFINITELY one of America’s favorite holidays. After all, who doesn’t love candy, costumes, and festive parties? Even celebrities love to get in on the action! Sometimes their costumes are stunning (they have a HUGE budget, after all), but they can also be downright offensive.

We put together a list of the craziest Halloween costumes that celebrities put on for the festivities this year. We have to admit, some of these are pretty impressive while others … well, we’ll leave it up to you. Keep reading to check out some of this year’s most controversial, inspiring, and shocking costumes! Be forewarned, though- some of these celebs need to cover up!

Katy Perry as HRC

Katy Perry as HRC

Singer Katy Perry made headlines for her absolutely BRILLIANT Halloween costume this year! She employed a full team of makeup artists to transform her into Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton. We already knew that Katy was an HRC supporter, but we had no idea that she was willing to go to such extremes to get out the vote!

Emily Ratajkowski as Celopatra

Emily Ratajkowski as Celopatra

Emily Ratajakowski turned heads in her Cleopatra costume this Halloween, but she also got some harsh criticism! People have claimed that what she was actually showing is cultural appropriation, meaning that she was taking someone else’s culture and turning it into something she can make light of for personal enjoyment. That’s DEFINITELY not cool!

Abigail Ratchford as …?

Abigail Ratchford as …?

Abigail Ratchford took advantage of her amazing curves this Halloween! She chose not to wear any costume at all… or any clothes at all. At least she wore those rhinestone pasties to cover up her nipples. We have to wonder, though… what exactly IS this costume supposed to be? The world may never know…

Maria Sharapova as Pippi Longstocking

Maria Sharapova as Pippi Longstocking

Maria Sharapova looked super adorable dressed as Pippi Longstocking this year. She managed to turn a figure from all of our childhoods into a great costume that nearly everyone can appreciate. It seems that kids these days don’t know as much about classic literature as they used to, so kudos to Maria for remembering this classic character!

Kylie Jenner as Christina Aguilera

Kylie Jenner as Christina Aguilera

Throwback Thursday! For Halloween this year, teen phenom Kylie Jenner dressed up as Christina Aguilera in her 2002 music video. No worries, though: this costume got a seal of approval from Xtina herself. “YAAAAS QUEEN work it!!!” she tweeted. Kylie really can rock that styling blonde bombshell head of hair!

Keep reading to see her boyfriend Tyga’s costume!

Gigi Hadid as Jessie

Gigi Hadid as Jessie

Gigi Hadid looked PRECIOUS in this Toy Story inspired costume. She has somehow managed to turn cowboy boots into high-fashion. The only things missing are Jessie’s signature freckles. Still, she rocked this costume! We’re sure that there will be plenty of girls wanting to replicate this look next year!

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel as Trolls

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel as Trolls

Justin Timberlake and his wife Jessica Biel dressed their newest addition, Silas, up as a troll for All-Hallow’s-Eve. They even made it a family affair and got into costumes themselves. Given the recent release of the Trolls movie, this is a culturally relevant and adorable costume. Way to go, Justin and Jessica!

Sofia Richie as a Race Car Driver

Sofia Richie as a Race Car Driver

Sofia Richie showed off her cleavage in this sexy race car driver costume. This is traditionally a very popular costume for little boys, though she can definitely pull it off. Another thing about this outfit is super impressive is that she can really rock those stiletto high heels! 10 for you Sofia, 10 for you!

James Dunmore as a Sea Monster

James Dunmore as a Sea Monster

Made in Chelsea star James Dunmore turned into a living, breathing sea monster this Halloween. He even had a wig and a totally convincing outfit. This costume was a total hit with his fans because there is absolutely nothing controversial about it. Maybe more stars should be taking his lead???

Chanel Iman as a Mummy

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Model Chanel Iman looked picture-perfect in her mummy costume this Halloween. She walked the line between beautiful and creepy ghoulishly well. We especially like the contact lenses that make her eyes look white. Still, we wouldn’t want to come across her in a dark alley. That’s sure to bring out some screams!

Kourtney Kardashian as a Zombie Bride

Kourtney Kardashian as a Zombie Bride

KourtneyK put on her best zombie bride costume to celebrate America’s favorite spooky holiday! She really nailed the details with this outfit right down to the garter straps. Her escort also has a spot-on costume. We are super impressed by this star-studded duo and their costuming skills.

Keke Palmer as Selena

Keke Palmer as Selena

Umm… upon first look it might be confusing just what Keke Palmer was aiming for with this outfit. To some, it just looks like she’s wearing leather leggings and a sparkly bra. All that’s missing is a whip. But fans of Selena Quintanilla know that Palmer is just paying the late singer tribute with this getup. This is a great replica of an outfit that Selena wore during a performance.

Martha Hunt as Marilyn Monroe

Martha Hunt as Marilyn Monroe

Martha Hunt took after one of her idols this Halloween: Marilyn Monroe! She wore a classic white dress and styled her hair in a sleek blonde bob. She even wore the classic red lipstick that Marilyn was so famous for! This is a pretty spot-on imitation if nothing else.

Zoe Kravitz as Princess Peach

Zoe Kravitz as Princess Peach

Zoe Kravitz and her pals were certainly a motley looking crew this October 31st! We have a ghost, Princess Peach, and an FBI agent all standing here looking very intimidating. Kravitz and her crew bring out an important message: Halloween costumes can be fun without being too scary. In fact, that’s what Halloween is all about!

Another mega-star is on the next slide!

Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas as Wizard of Oz Characters

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Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas absolutely KILLED it in their Wizard of Oz inspired costumes. They look super realistic, and we’re sure that long-time fans of “Nimi Lovas” are thrilled to see their pair spending time together once again. We must admit that we’re pretty excited ourselves!

Colton Haynes as Miss Piggy

Colton Haynes as Miss Piggy

Colton Haynes certainly had a controversial costume this year! He stepped out dressed as Miss Piggy. In a normal year, this would be perfectly okay. But, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has recently faced backlash for referring to TV personality Rosie O’Donnell as “Miss Piggy.” Needless to say, this wasn’t a great choice!

Hailee Steinfeld as a Skeleton

Hailee Steinfeld as a Skeleton

Eeek! Hailee Steinfeld was seriously appropriating some cultures with her Dia De Los Muertos inspired costume. People of Mexican descent have long asked for other people to NOT wear their culture as a costume, but it seems like stars like Seinfeld and her beau haven’t gotten the memo yet!

Lewis Hamilton as the Joker

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Race car driver Lewis Hamilton arrived at Heidi Klum’s annual Halloween bash decked out as the Joker. His costume looks like it was taken straight off a set in Hollywood. We imagine it must have been pretty hard to find a crushed velvet purple coat, but the American people are still pretty wary of clowns these days!

Nicola Peltz as a Cat?

Nicola Peltz as a Cat?

Nicola Peltz is another celebrity with a super nondescript costume. The black leather look fits her well, but it seems like she may have been trying to transform into an earless and tailless cat? We honestly aren’t sure, though we’re totally willing to hear other’s interpretations of her outfit!

Perrie Edwards as a Mermaid

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Member of the British girl band Little Mix (perhaps best known for their hit single “Wings”), Perrie Edwards decided to don a mermaid outfit this Halloween. Can you imagine how cool it would have been if the entire Little Mix crew had also been mermaids? They should definitely consider it for one of their next live shows.

Coco Austin as a Referee

Coco Austin as a Referee

Coco Austin decided to strut her stuff at Heidi Klum’s yearly Halloween party this year. Alongside her husband Ice-T, she dressed as a scantily clad referee. What sport she’s supposed to be refereeing is hard to say. In fact, we can probably be safe in assuming that if she were actually a referee, she’d just distract the players.

Nicki Minaj as a….?

Nicki Minaj as a….?

Nicki Minaj has a whole lot of accolades to boast about. She was the first female artist on MTV’s Annual Hottest MC List, her songs have been number one on the Billboard 200 chart, she’s won six American Music Awards, gotten 10 Grammy nominations, won three MTV Video Music Awards, and won 11 BET awards. Apparently these things make her famous enough to make up a costume on Halloween. That is is, if you can call the above a costume. Whatever it is she’s dressed up as, you can’t say she doesn’t look good!

Tyga as a Dipset Rapper

Tyga as a Dipset Rapper

In his typically unusual way, rapper Tyga dressed up as a Dipset rapper for Halloween this year. This is an interesting costume choice, but he manages to do it well. Critics have accused him of appropriating such a sacred American symbol for his personal uses. That’s definitely a hot topic right now!