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75+ Best Celebrity Halloween Costumes Over the Years

Over the course of Bellyitch’s 12+ years existence, we’ve featured some of the most creative costumes that celebrities have worn. In my opinion, Beyonce and Jay Z, along with Heidi Klum and Neil Patrick Harris, and his husband David Burtka and family, and Kim Kardashian West have really gone above and beyond each Halloween.

I would throw in Monica Brown in the mix too.

This year, I thought to reshare some of the collages that I’ve posted to accompany past coverage of Halloween in remembrance and homage to a time in history when everything wasn’t so muted as they are these days in this uncertain time during the global coronavirus pandemic.

Enjoy!

Kim Kardashian West as the late Aaliyah Houghton

Beyonce and Jay Z as Lil Kim and Biggie Smalls

 Beyonce and her twins Sir and Rumi as Lisa Bonet and daughter Zoe Kravitz

Beyonce , Jay Z and Blue Ivy Carter as Lisa McDowell, Queen Aoleon, and King Jaffe Joffer  

 Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner as Gomez and Morticia Addams complete with Thing on his shoulder!

Kylie Jenner as Barbie 

Heidi Klum as Princess Fiona and Tom Kaulitz as Shrek

Jenna Dewan Tatum and Channing Tatum  as Sally and Jack Skellington From Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Bethenny Frankel as Candy, Marilyn Monroe, a Skater Girl and Hello Kitty

Crazy Rich Asians actor Harry Shum Jr. as Eric Draven from the 1994 film The Crow

Monica Brown s Pennywise, Romelo as Chuckie, LaiYah as Annabell and Rocko as Jason

Fergie  and Josh Duhamel as a child pageant queen, Cleopatra, Dia de los muertos and Elvira

 

Kourtney Kardashian as Ariana Grande

Neil Patrick Harris, David Burtka and family as Alice in Wonderland, Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan and The Munsters

Beyonce as Lil Kim’s 90s career in costuming and music video and award show outfits.

 

Alicia Keys as a Ninja Movie Poster

Beyonce  as Toni Braxton cover album for “Another Sad Love Song.

Jaime King  as Joan of Arc

Ciara as  Black Panther heroine Nakia

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend  as Queen Elizabeth the II and Prince Phillip.

Winnie Harlowe as RuPaul

Bella Hadid and the Weeknd dress as Beetlejuice and Lydia

Padma Lakshmi  as The Black Swan

Madison Pettis  as Coachella Beyonce,

Kat Graham as The Mask

Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson as Danny DeVito and Arnold Schwazzeneger in “Twins”

Kelly Clarkson as a penguin and Jennifer Hudson as Catwoman

The Kardashian/Jenner as Victoria’s Secret Angels

Bethenny Frankel also as a Victoria Secret Angel

 

The Ladies of The Real TV talk show dressed up as iconic TV talk show hosts. Tamera Mowry-Housley was Tyra Banks. Jeannie Mae went as Ellen Degeneres. Loni Love  as Oprah Winfrey and Adrienne Houghton as Sally Jessy Raphael.

 Al Roker and Dylan Dreyer as Marty McFly and Doc Brown From Back to the Future.

Kelly Ripa as Vicki the Robot From Small Wonder.

Secrest and Ripa as  Jeannie and Major Nelson From I Dream of Jeannie.

Secrest and Ripa as Laverne and Shirley‘s Laverne DeFazio and Shirley Feeney.

Seacrest as Ricky Stratton From Silver Spoons

Kelly Ripa, Ryan Seacrest, and Art More as a modern twist on the Friends Cast.

 Disney Channel stars Jenna Ortega and Asher Angel as Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson.

Monica as Johnny Depp‘s portrayal of the Mad Hatter.

Sarah Michelle Gellar as Harley Quinn.

Gwen Stefani as Sally From Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Get Blue Ivy’s NBA Courtside Look

 

Before the NBA (and many other major American sports leagues) could cancel the season because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, Blue Ivy Carter and her dad Jay Z got to sit court side at an Los Angeles Lakers versus the Los Angeles Clippers this week.

The stylish tot showed up to the Staples Center in a custom personalized denim jacket, a grey cropped ruffle sleeve short sleeve shirt, with black leggings and a chic pair of on trend lug-sole combat boots with a sock-style upper. She wore her hair in individual braids that were curled at the very ends

Blue’s boots were from Fendi Kids, its FF logo boots, which feature a lace-up design and a rounded toe, and retails for $714 and you can get over at Farfetch.com.

[Get a less expensive look with a $49.99 H&M Jacket , a pair of Daria Girl Combat Boots by Madden Girl for $49.99,  a pair of high waisted pants by Zella Girl for $35 and a simple grey short sleeve ruffle sleeve graphic tee from like H&M for $15.]

 

After the game, she was shy about starstruck over seeing All-Star LeBron James and seemed hesitant to ask him something.

“If you want it, you gotta tell him,” Jay-Z can be heard telling his daughter in a videotaped encounter of the 8-year old asking for an autographed baskedtabll. “You almost got it out. Yeah, just do it.”

She eventually made her request and James responded: “You want a ball from me?… By the time you get out of school on Monday, you’ll have it.”

Blue, who was born on Jan. 7, 2012, is the first child of Beyoncé and husband Jay-Z. The couple also share twins Rumi and Sir, who are 2.

 

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Trademarked Their Two Week Old

Kim Kardashian-West and Kanye West have trademarked their fourth child, son Pslam West‘s name for 70 businesses.

This all happened just 14-days into the newborn’s life. It’s not uncommon for the famous duo (or many celebrities these days, Beyonce and JayZ have trademarked their kids’ names).

However, for North, Saint and Chicago who were trademarked earlier this year, she hadn’t specified so many companies.

TMZ reported on Thursday that the savvy couple secured the bag by filing for the baby’s trademark at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on May 18 under Kardashian-West’s company, Kimsaprincess.

The product categories include: fashion and beauty sectors, baby goods, children’s clothing, jewelry, watches and skin care among others were included in the request.

Currently, Kardashian-West is studying to become a lawyer and plans to take bar exam in 2022. She and Ye also revealed that their family doctor Paul Crane, the same one who delivered Psalm’s bis sisters North and Chicago and big brother Saint delivered Psalm.

She and Kanye celebrated their 5th wedding anniversary yesterday, May 24th.

Big happy news all around for the family!

Beyonce Vogue Cover Takeover: Talks Twins’ Labor, Delivery, Motherhood (PHOTOS)

In an unprecedented move, Vogue permitted Beyoncé to have editorial control over its popular September issue and not only did Queen Bey make history by hiring the magazine’s first Black photographer, Travis Wright, in its 126 history to shoot a cover, but she also gave us unprecedented insight into her pregnancy, labor, delivery and her perspective motherhood in her own in-person first person narrative!

It is a glorious issue! On Newsstands now. Here are some of the nuggets she shared with us all:

About the evolution of the magazine and fashion industry towards black people and people of color:

“When I first started, 21 years ago, I was told that it was hard for me to get onto covers of magazines because black people did not sell,” Beyonce told the magazine. “Clearly that has been proven a myth. Not only is an African-American on the cover of the most important month for Vogue, this is the first-ever Vogue cover shot by an African-American photographer.”

About the delivery of her twins who were born via C-section due to Preeclampsia:

“I was 218 pounds the day I gave birth to Rumi and Sir,” she wrote. “I was swollen from toxemia and had been on bed rest for over a month. My health and my babies’ health were in danger, so I had an emergency C-section. We spent many weeks in the NICU.”

It was a shocking experience that she credits her husband, Jay Z for helping her deal with:

“My husband was a soldier and such a strong support system for me,” she continues. “I was in survival mode and did not grasp it all until months later.”

About realizing that C-Section recovery takes a lot longer and is harder than vaginal birth recovery:

“After the C-section, my core felt different,” she stated. “It had been major surgery. Some of your organs are shifted temporarily, and in rare cases, removed temporarily during delivery. I am not sure everyone understands that. I needed time to heal, to recover.”

About embracing her new extra set of curves that have come compliments of being a mom to three:

After giving birth, “my core felt different,” she shared, and  added that he “embraced being curvier” and as she was preparing for her Coachella headlining shows.  And thought she went vegan temporarily, gave up coffee, alcohol and fruit drinks while getting in shame for that performance, she is cool with her different, more full and rounder body.

“To this day my arms, shoulders, breasts, and thighs are fuller,” she wrote. “I have a little mommy pouch, and I’m in no rush to get rid of it. I think it’s real. Whenever I’m ready to get a six-pack, I will go into beast zone and work my (butt) off until I have it. But right now, my (bigger bikini area) and I feel like we are meant to be.”

About lessons from succumbing to societal pressures for celeb women to peel off baby weight shortly after giving birth:

“I believed in the things society said about how my body should look,” she wrote. “I put pressure on myself to lose all the baby weight in three months, and scheduled a small tour to assure I would do it. Looking back, that was crazy.”

About the different way she is approaching recovering from twin delivery:

“During my recovery, I gave myself self-love and self-care, and I embraced being curvier,” the “Apesh*it” singer pens.  “I accepted what my body wanted to be… was patient with myself and enjoyed my fuller curves.”

Going back to Natural for the Vogue shoot

She purposefully went with the bare stripped away, back to nature, theme and for the Vogue shoot avoided “the wigs and hair extensions” and wore scant makeup in an attempt to inspire other women to embrace their natural bodies.

On growth from her 20s to today:

“I look at the woman I was in my 20s and I see a young lady growing into confidence but intent on pleasing everyone around her,” the multi-platinum global artist revealed. “I now feel so much more beautiful, so much sexier, so much more interesting. And so much more powerful.”

About connection to her slave and African ancestry:

“I researched my ancestry recently and learned that I come from a slave owner who fell in love with and married a slave,” she shared. “I questioned what it meant and tried to put it into perspective. I now believe it’s why God blessed me with my twins. Male and female energy was able to coexist and grow in my blood for the first time,” adding,  “I pray that I am able to break the generational curses in my family and that my children will have less complicated lives.”

On exposing her heritage and roots and culture to larger audience during Coachella:

“I had a clear vision for Coachella. I was so specific because I’d seen it, I’d heard it, and it was already written inside of me,” she writes about singing “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” known as the black national anthem, during her performance and quoting Malcolm X in between songs.

“I know that most of the young people on the stage and in the audience did not know the history of the black national anthem before Coachella. But they understood the feeling it gave them,” she explained. “It was a celebration of all the people who sacrificed more than we could ever imagine, who moved the world forward so that it could welcome a woman of color to headline such a festival.”

About what she wishes for her daughters and son:

As the mother of two girls, Beyonce says she wants her daughters to know that they can be anything, “CEOs, as bosses, and that they know they can write the script for their own lives.”

“They don’t have to be a certain type or fit into a specific category. They don’t have to be politically correct, as long as they’re authentic, respectful, compassionate, and empathetic,” she writes. “I want the same things for my son. I want him to know that he can be strong and brave but that he can also be sensitive and kind. I want my son to have a high emotional IQ where he is free to be caring, truthful, and honest. It’s everything a woman wants in a man, and yet we don’t teach it to our boys.”

Beyonce is currently embarking on the On The Run II tour with Jay-Z, which concludes on Oct. 4 in Seattle.

Awesome!

The Awesome Way Beyonce Shut Down the Pregnancy Rumors (VIDEO)

bey and jay and monalisa

After fan speculation that Beyonce was wearing clothes covering her tummy and touched her stomach a bit during her performances while on her On the Run II (“OTRII) world The Carters tour with her husband, the Queen B shut down the rumors in a very awesome way during the DC stop! (my city!)

While introducing the song “Flawless”, the multi-platinum artist told the audience, “yall know your flaws make you beautiful!” then tore into the adlib of the song, “I woke up like this! I woke up like this!” while gesturing towards her belly!

There you have it! The mom of one year old twins is like the rest of us: her weight fluctuates throughout the week, month and year. No scene!

The rumor mill went into overdrive regarding Mrs. Carter’s fertility earlier this summer following confusion about her wardrobe choices during her recent European stops on the tour but she did a great job shutting that done, eh?

Love her! Cannot wait to see her on tour one day! Hope some of my readers got a chance to check her out this round or last!

 

#PressPlay: #Beyoncé letting y’all know she good! #AintNoBaby

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Beyonce Shares First Photos Of Rumi and Sir and They’re Gorgeous!

Beyoncé finally shared a photo of her twins Rumi and Sir on her website this week.

The “Apesh*t” singer posted a photo of herself holding her 13-month-old twins on her lap during the family’s time during the European leg of her and hubby’s “On The Tour II”  tour

In the photo, Beyoncé smiles while looking off to the side with her gorgeous daughter Rumi giggling as she follows mom’s gaze. We cannot see son Sir’s face too well because he is looking down in the photo.



In a second photo, hubby JAY-Z holds Rumi’s hands as they stand on the deck of their yacht looking into the water. The toddler looks so cute in an adorable  white tank top and a yellow ruffled skirt.

Big sister Blue Ivy is there too posing with mom in matching “mom and me” pink kaftan type dresses on the yacht.



This is a refreshing “real deal” because you may recall back in early June, when the couple launched their summer tour, fans attending the very first show thought an on screen image of Jay holding two babies were the twins but that belief was quickly shot down by a spokesperson for the couple who assured us we were wrong.

Beyonce Shares Photo of Twins Rumi And Sir at OTRII Tour Opener

Update:  Beyonce’s rep states that the babies she is holding are not her twins. Hrmph!

Beyonce gave the audience in Cardiff, Wales the first glimpse of her twins Rumi and Sir Wednesday at the opening of her and husband Jay Z’s “On the Run II” Tour.

In a large screen video showcase, an image of the superstar in beads and braids appears with Queen B cradling each child in one arm.  The words “Love is Universal” appears as well. The photo is reminiscent of her first photos that she shared shortly after the twin babies were born last July 2017.

One fan capture the image and it quickly went viral. The photo is old’ish because, by now, her son and daughter are close to 1-year old. The show features  another showcase with Jay-Z holding the twins too.

 

Now, a lot of people’s curiosity is piqued as to whether Blue Ivy or other precious family moments will be shared.

Beyonce HBCU Tribute Headliner and Celeb Moms at Coachella 2018

Nicole Richie, Beyonce Headliner, Christina Milian, Behati Prinsloo and Alessandra Ambrosio at the 2018 Coachella mMusic festival.

Many of our celeb moms headed to Empire Polo Field in Indio, California this weekend for the annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

 Nicole Richie  showed up in white to her  Revolve x Nicole Richie House of Harlow x Urban Decay lunch. Behati Prinsloo was there looking fly in Alexander Wang zip-front pants, Vans and a bucket hat. Alessandra Ambrosio showed up looking fab and outfitted to the free spirit theme that is common among attendees.

Kourtney Kardashian and Kendall Jenner along with Kylie Jenner and her bestie Jordyn Woods headed down.  

Whitney Port and Rachel Zoe were photographed in an iconic all white pic. Loved Christina Milian‘s Boho dress too!

Beyonce headlined by opening up her set in a regal gold and black caped outfit that resembled the regal African queen Nefertiti but then she quickly stripped from her opener fit to a custom Balmain athleisure look complete with a gold cropped hoodie with her initials embezzled in jewels on the front, denim cutoffs and shimmering high high toots.

Before it was over, mom to Rumi, Sir and Blue Ivy Carter had a few costume changes including a PCV leather leotard, and she brought her husband Jay Z out to do their duet of their 2006 song together “Deja Vu” and her sister Solange to perform “Get Me Body.”

There was also a Destiny’s Child reunion as our other alum Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams joined Queen By for a few of their hits, “Lose My Breath”, “Say My Name” and “Soldier”.

Her set was an ode to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) because it featured a large marching band, drum and majorette line, reminiscent to the types you’d see performing during a homecoming game at Howard, Flordia State or Grambling State.  (edit: There were actual FSU bandmembers playing). There was even an interlude when she acted as the prophyte initiating a new line into her fictional fraternity “B A K” — which could stand for Beyonce and Knowles or, Beyonce Phi Knowles or Beyonce Delta Knowles (couldn’t tell if that was an A, Delta or Phi symbol)  who knows. The mock probate was entertaining!

A few of the dance moves during the set include “stepping” which is a traditional hand, clap and stomp movement common in Black Greek step shows with roots in African dance, ritual and customs.

Beyonce was supposed to headline at the festival last year, but she postponed her appearance after she announced she was pregnant with twins.

Here is Beyonce’s complete set per JustJared.com‘s snoops. See the entire performance HERE!

CIRCLE ONE

1. “Crazy in Love”

2. “Freedom”

Interlude with “Lift Every Voice and Sing” (Poem by James Weldon Johnson)

3. “Formation”

4. “Sorry” / “Me, Myself, & I”

5. “Bow Down” / “I Been On”

6. “Drunk in Love”

7. “Diva”

8. “***Flawless.” / “Feeling Myself” / “Top Off”

9. “7/11″

CIRCLE TWO

10. “Don’t Hurt Yourself”

11. “I Care”

12. “Partition / “Yonce”

13. “Mi Gente”

14. “Baby Boy” / “You Don’t Love Me”

15. “Hold Up” / “Countdown”

16. “Check On It”

17. “Deja Vu” with Jay Z

CIRCLE THREE

18. “Who Run the World”

19. “Lose My Breath” with Destiny’s Child

20. “Say My Name” with Destiny’s Child

21. “Soldier” with Destiny’s Child

22. “Get Me Bodied” with a dance break from Bey and Solange Knowles

23. “Single Ladies”

24. “Love on Top”

photos: YouTube, Beyonce.com, Getty, Instagram

NEW: Jay Z Drops Visually-Stimulating Celeb-Studded Futuristic Video for ‘Family Feud’ (PHOTOS and VIDEO)

If you follow this blog, you know I am a die-hard Beyonce, also a Jay and Bey fan and a fangirl of sci-fi and action movies so, I was quite geeked to immediately open up and peep the brand new video for Jay Z‘s song “Family Feud” off of his 444 album which melds all of my faves into one fantastical, visually-stimulating treat.

And I must say, the cinematography is on point….

All the Yeses to the Ava DuVernay-directed futuristic video which gives me “Black Panther” vibes, because it is set the year 2444 in a universe where Power‘s Omari Hardwick is the co-President of the Free World and is the direct descendant of the matriarch of a fantastical diverse group of women, dubbed the Fore-mothers, who re-configured the US Constitution in the year 2050 along with a pact called the “Confessional Papers”, per the prose in the video.

ETA: the director explained the video:

Westworld’s Irene Bedard plays a co-President

A Native American woman is the co-President played by Westworld’s Irene Bedard.

Yes to This is Us star Susan Kelechi Watson playing an adult Blue Ivy Carter who quotes her dad during that meeting saying “ Nobody wins when the family feuds,” a line from the song.

The Mindy Project’s Mindy Kaling heads the meeting

Yes to the union of leaders led by a character played  by a then-pregnant Mindy Kaling and featuring council members portrayed by ….

Claws‘ Neicy Nash, Angie Tribeca and Parks & Recreation‘s Rashida Jones, Room‘s Brie Larson, Marvel’s Luke Cage and The Defenders‘ star Rosario Dawson, trans advocate, journalist and and social commentator  Janet Mock, who are among the women who are tasked to lead the effort to set the world straight — as it should be because you know, given this “Me Too” era in the nation (and world), it really will take a small army of Women to do the job.

Fresh Off the Boat‘s Constance Wu

The Office’s Rashida Jones and Rosario Dawson, who stars in Marvel’s The Defenders, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage

Yes to the fictional president’s feuding for power family played by a Thandie Newton outfitted in a LeeLo from The Fifth Element-like bandage onesie  who fights with her brother played by Creed and Black Panther’s Michael B. Jordan .

Creed and Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan

Thandie Newton wearing the heck out of a bandage outfit reminiscent of LeeLo from ‘The Fifth Element’

Jessica Chastain cameos

David Oyelowo

Yes to the president’s ancestors saving the world from a time when “Make Us Great” meant make us fear one another!

America Ferrera is a warrior

Yes to Beyonce sitting on her throne on the other side of a Catholic confessional, metaphorically and literally, waiting to assign penance to Jay for reportedly cheating on her, as is referenced in the song.

Beyonce sits inside a Catholic confessional

Oh and yes to Blue making a cameo too!

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From People:

All the celebrities who made cameos shared behind-the-scenes photos from filming once the video was released exclusively on Tidal.

This is far from JAY-Z’s first video featuring some Hollywood heavyweights.

He previously dropped the Friends-inspired clip for “Moonlight” with Tessa Thompson, Tiffany Haddish, Jerrod Carmichael and Issa Rae as well as the Lupita Nyong’o-starring “MaNyfaCedGod” and “Adnis” starring Mahershala Ali.

JAY-Z’s 18th studio album, 4:44, recently received eight Grammy nominations, including Album of the Year and Best Rap Album.

 

 

Yes to these other screen grabs of the close to 8 minute music video:

A Dozen Of Our Faves On Elle’s Best Dressed Couple List

All of our faves were recognized among Elle magazine’s 33 Best Dressed Couple listing in a recent post.

I found a dozen of the celeb moms (and dads) featured on Bellyitch Blog on the list, including…

Amal and George Clooney

Beyonce and Jay Z

Current second time Mom-to-be Chrissy Teigen and her husband John Legend



Duchess Kate and Prince William

Ciara and Russell Wilson

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Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

Gabrielle Union-Wade and Dwayne Wade

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds



Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka

Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian

Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake

Jenna Dewan Tatum and Channing Tatum