Halloween isn’t until Tuesday, but it’s not spooky season if the parties don’t kick off the week in advance. From Hailey Bieber’s early vampire costume to Kelsea Ballerini’s take on Barbie, here are the best celebrity costumes of the year.
Note that 2023 will be an interesting Halloween for actors who are on strike with SAG-AFTRA. The guild shared controversial guidelines ahead of the holiday advising members not to dress up as characters from struck work (so no movie or TV characters from major studio productions). This might result in far fewer Hollywood references in this year’s costumes, at least among those in the acting industry.
The guild clarified their stance on October 20, saying, “SAG-AFTRA issued Halloween guidance in response to questions from content creators and members about how to support the strike during this festive season. This was meant to help them avoid promoting struck work, and it is the latest in a series of guidelines we have issued. It does not apply to anyone’s kids. We are on strike for important reasons, and have been for nearly 100 days. Our number one priority remains getting the studios back to the negotiating table so we can get a fair deal for our members, and finally put our industry back to work.”