Did They Kill It Or Nah? Instagram’s Best Celebrity Inspired Halloween Costumes

2016 has definitely been the year of pop culture. Everything from music, movies, the Olympics, the election, viral moments and more has given us as viewers a gag worthy overload of sensational looks and moments that’ll stick with us for years to come. Speaking of looks, however, in the high spirits of Halloween, (Happy Halloween BTW) your friends here at Kontrol have decided to come up with our top pop culture/celebrity inspired looks for this costume season. So scroll through these 8 clever Halloween costumes via Instagram’s top posts and our favorites and you decide did they kill it or Nah?!

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Ryan Lochte

Because Lochte’s Olympic career is basically over now thanks to all the mischief that went down over at the Olympics in Rio this summer. I think it’s safe to say a Halloween costume is just in order to make light of his dead career right now. Anywho, did Pretty Little Liars actress Nina Dobrev kill this look or Nah?

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Jared Leto’s The Joker & Harley Quin

Even though the movie itself turned out to be a bit of a bust, Suicide Squad’s Harley Quinn and The Joker will definitely live on in Halloween stores for years to come. These two sexy, pop culture costumes are definitely meant for the ones who want to be seen and is perfect for the fun hot couple who wants the extra attention. Did Newly married couple Iman Schumpert & Teyana Taylor kill this look or Nah?

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Colin Kaepernick

Probably one of the most controversial costumes to be this Halloween, Colin Kaepernick has made it his mission to convey a strong message this football season on police brutality against minority people by sporting a more culturally appropriate hairstyle (afro) under his helmet and kneeling during the national anthem. All of that to say should he really be made into a Halloween costume??? …. Just some food for thought, although this costume is just so adorable on this toddler don’t you agree?

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When Beyoncé released Lemonade this year, it was one of the biggest if not the biggest cultural events of the decade, and it created an entire set of looks that are immediately recognizable. Did she kill their Beyonce inspired looks or Nah?

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TLC & Friends

Eniko Hart definitely takes the crown this year as best costume. Alongside many friends who also dressed as celebrity artists like Missy Elliot (Supa Dupa Fly era), Aaliyah, Lil Kim and Janet Jackson (Poetic Justice era) Eniko’s TLC inspired (No Scrubs) inspired costume is definitely a hit not a miss!

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Can’t forget about bae, RiRi has definitely given us a bunch of iconic looks that everyone has tried to mimic this Halloween season, but the question is did she kill this look or Nah?

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Christina Aguilera

Kylie Jenner, one of our favorites is definitely giving us body with this Christina Aguilera (Dirty) inspired look don’t you agree? Did she kill it or Nah?

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Joann the Scammer

The Internet went wild over Joanne the Scammer Prada this year, and even if you hadn’t heard of her from her Instagram feed (@iambranden), she made her presence clear after crashing the VMAs in August. It’s a simple look: a messy wig, sunglasses, a giant fur coat, and a scamming Caucasian attitude to match. Did Teyana Taylor kill this look or Nah?


Mark Pollard

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