Year after year, Neil Patrick Harris and his husband David Burtka have served us Halloween exellence. After welcoming their twins Harper and Gideon in 2010, they've taken to Instagram to turn out the looksdressing up as every thing from Peter Pan characters, to Wizard of Oz character, and more. Last year the family pulled off multiple looks: there werethe real-life art icons and then Burtka and Harris themselves tried their hand (successfully) at the Olsen twins. This year, the whole crew is back and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is the theme.
Lil Nas X got into drag as Nas Maraj for the holiday, ultimately winning whatever competition we thought we had going on. To get into full Nicki Minaj "Super Bass"-inspired geish, the performer called on Gottmik, a drag performer in his own right. Gottmik, who was on a digital cover of Out this year with his close friend Gigi Gorgeous, worked with a full team including stylist Hodo Musa, prosthetics artist Laney Chantal, hair stylist Cynthia Alvarez, and more. Of course the best part of it all is that Nas Maraj was the handle of a Nicki Minaj fan account that Nas X ran prior to becoming famous. At the beginning of his career he denied any affiliation with the account but earlier this year, admitted that he ran it and that he had previously said he hadn't as to not spark questions about his sexuality.
Though Halloween doesn't have to be scary, sometimes it is. Janell Monae took it back to that idea, channeling her inner Chucky Doll for her socially-distanced festivities.
One of our favorite parts of Halloween is the family-themed photo. Obviously Neil Patrick Harris and his husband Davd Burtka have a lock on that but they might soon have some competition. Jesse Tyler Ferguson and his husband Justin Mikita celebrated their first Hallowen with their new child in a Jurassic Park-themed look.
The reigning winner of RuPaul's Drag Race might have kicked her Halloween looks off early, but man was it worth it. The performer turned it out as Queen Akasha from Queen of the Damned, notably played by Aaliyah in the film.
While some people do one Halloween character, some go all out. Last year Jaremi Carey, who came to national prominence as Phi Phi O'Hara on RuPaul's Drag Race, did cosplay as one character from Harry Potter per day for the month of October. And while Eugene Lee Yang hasn't gone that far, the content creator has done a handful of looks from the Avatar series.
We love a good play on words and Adam Rippon served that up in spades this year. Riffing off the popular "WAP" track by Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, released this year, the Olympic figure skater served up "wet ass pussy." We truly love to see it.
Happy Halloween I’m a WAP. pic.twitter.com/cf3NbAZQvQ
— Adam Rippon (@AdamRippon) October 31, 2020
Puss in boots? What about flames in boots? The most followed drag queen on Instagram, Pabllo Vittar brought her inner fiery devil with some body paint, thigh-high boots and a flaming red-wig.
Garrett Clayton truly loves making new content for social media— if you follow him, that's evident. So it's little surprise that he would do multiple looks for spooky season. While we truly did love his Young Hercules, and the Beetlejuice recreation, it was another moment that won our hearts: Clayton as Winifred from Hocus Pocus.
Though the actress debuted a costume only weeks ago for her starring role on CW's Batwoman series, for Halloween she pulled out an entirely different look. Welcome to Scarecrow, an Arkham Asylum patient.