The best celebrity Halloween costumes of all time, from Heidi Klum as Jessica Rabbit to Katy Perry as Hillary Clinton

Sabrina Barr

For those who spend the majority of their lives in the spotlight, Halloween can provide the perfect opportunity to embody a different persona, character or creature for just one night.

Over the years, Halloween has proven to be an especially popular festivity among A-listers from the worlds of entertainment, fashion and more who have access to top make-up artists and costume designers.

Katy Perry, Heidi Klum and Lupita Nyong'o: Rex Features/Getty Images

From becoming Hillary Clinton to dressing as a vampire waking up for breakfast, celebrities including RihannaKaty Perry and Zoe Kravitz have been pictured donning their most inventive costumes as they attend star-studded parties.

Heidi Klum, the undisputed queen of spooky season, never fails to delight as she hosts her annual Halloween party, having dressed as the "Thriller" werewolf, an old lady and a sinful apple in the past.

Click through the gallery above to see a selection of some of the best Halloween costumes ever worn by celebrities over the years.

In 2015, Klum dressed as the glamorous Jessica Rabbit from the 1988 Disney film Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

After revealing her cartoon-inspired costume, the model disclosed that it took nine hours in a prosthetics lab to recreate the character's physique.

Two years ago, the 46-year-old was unrecognisable when she dressed as the werewolf from Michael Jackson's "Thriller" music video.

In a video shared on her Instagram account, Klum revealed the hours of work that went into applying the beastly prosthetics and those of her zombie clan.

Watch the video below:

In the lead up to 31 October, The Independent has compiled a list of seven of the best Halloween make-up tutorials on Instagram.

Click here to discover how you can transform yourself into characters including The Little Mermaid's Ursula and Maleficent.

To take a look at 18 of the best couple costumes, from the Doctor and the Tardis to "rum punch", click here.

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