According to history, All Hallows Eve or Halloween is an annual holiday celebrated each year on October 31st. It originated as far back as the eighth century, with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (festival of the Dead), when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. This day signified the end of summer and the harvest and the beginning of the dark, cold winter, a time of year that was often associated with death. The Celts believed that on the night before the New Year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred. On the night of October 31 they celebrated Samhain, when it was believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth. For many, Samhain also is the beginning of the spiritual New Year.

Ciara, Russell Wilson & kids went the Wakanda route while Kelly Rowland and husband were the real life Black Panthers.

Kevin Harts, Eniko Harts & Family were the Minions for Halloween

Yvonne Orji & basketballer Fiance Emmanuel Acho replicated the scenes from the year 2000 movie Love & Basketball played by Omar Epps and Sanaa Lathan

Rita Ora as Post Malone 

In commemoration of the event, the Celts would wear costumes, usually made of animal heads and skins, and participated in several activities including fortune telling and ritualistic bonfires. Today, most of the Celtic traditions have been displaced by modern practices but Halloween is still observed and enjoyed as an annual holiday. Americans have since revolutionized the observance as they do most things and  all around the world, Halloween is known to be  celebrated with activities such as trick-or-treating and costume parties.

Harry Styles as Elton John

Halloween has always been recognized a holiday filled with mystery, magic and superstition and is considered the second most widely celebrated holiday after Christmas. Each year, holiday makers outdo themselves with daring costumes, outrageous wardrobe choices and unusual styles. There seems to be a no holds barred policy on Halloween looks, rather the challenge lies in how far you can you’re your imagination and how creative you can get. Year in year out, the thrill never ends.

Ariel Winter and Levi Meaden as famous couple Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock

This time, Hollywood celebrities seem to be raking in all the Halloween attention, taking as much creative license with their Halloween looks as with their crafts. Some have opted for traditional, pop icon styles while the quirkier ones dress up as other familiar co-stars. Social media has been going berserk over these looks, an indication that we’re loving these transformations just as they loved putting the looks together!

Kaia Gerber as Joan Jett 

Olivia Munn as Goh Peik Lin from movie, Crazy Rich Asians 

Monica Brown and kids went all Mad Hatter from 1865, Edwardian Scissors Hands and Jack Sparrow played by Johnny Depp from the pirates of the Caribbean.

Winnie Harlow was a perfect replica of drag queen RuPaul in red

Kourtney Kardashian took on Arianna Grande and nailed it. Then the West/Kardashian kids brilliantly went with oversized costumes from Kanye’s music video.

Finally in bright blinding hues, the crew from the Blackish sitcom went the Jackson 5 family way while the hosts from the real daytime TV show paid homage to TV hosting legends.

Hopefully, Halloween brings all the thrill and excitement to keep us amped up for the rest of the year. Considering that some observers actually believe that the festivities launch us into a New Year tomorrow, it will be quite rewarding to end this month on a high note, wouldn’t it? At the very least, it wouldn’t hurt. Happy Halloween!

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