Halloween costumes have come a long way from the elementary ghouls, witches and cats of the past. With exuberant, full-body transformations, these A-listers have recreated iconic characters with their own unique twists, resulting in outcomes that range from mildly eerie to garishly nightmare-inducing. Regardless of the effect, the outfits possess a certain level of panache that serve to inspire our own efforts as we piece together our looks this Hallow’s Eve.

There have been a number of notable halloween duos – newly-weds Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner stunned in gothic ensembles as Gomez and Morticia Addams, Beyonce and Jay Z  perfected Barbie and Ken, and Kim Kardashian and Jonathan Cheban were the superstar singing duo Cher and Sonny. Individually, Shanina Shaik was unrecognisable as a glammed-up Rihanna, Sarah Sampaio looked nightmarish as the girl from The Ring, while Cindy Crawford glowed as the iconic Marilyn Monroe. And lest we forget the reigning queen of Halloween, Heidi Klum, with her notorious annual costume party and disconcertingly realistic getups, from Princess Fiona to Jessica Rabbit.