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Why Do Most Celebs Have No Idea How Halloween Works?

The most basic premise of a Halloween costume is that it's supposed to be scary.

So why is it that when I was scrolling my Instagram feed last night, all I could see was international celebrities dressed up in costumes that well and truly do not fit the bill?

There was a distinct lack of witches and ghosts. In their place was an onslaught of celebrities twinning with their children and others dressed up as hot Jessica Rabbits (I'm looking at you, Ashley Graham).

This is NOT HOW HALLOWEEN WORKS. Halloween is supposed to be about looking scary, not turning up like this:

Or this:

Or this:

Look, I acknowledge that this is a dilemma as old as time itself. Celebrities dressing up as whatever they damn well please is nothing new and, yes, at the end of the day, they can do whatever the hell they like. That's one of the perks.

But it was best put by Lindsay Lohan's character Cady in 'Mean Girls' 15 years ago (yep, I'm feeling ancient too) when she said: "In the regular world, Halloween is when children dress up in costumes and beg for candy."

But in girl world Halloween is the one night a year when a girl can dress like a total sl*t and no other girls can say anything about it.

Cady wasn't told about the sexy rule, so she turned up as a zombie bride and points, Cady, because that is what Halloween is all about. So while she's talking about 'girl world' I'd go as far as to say it translates to celeb world too.

Except this year, it's worse.

Yes, there are the usual number of celebrities looking hot but there are also those, such as the likes of Kylie Jenner, turning their children into mini me versions of themselves for Halloween and, honestly, I've had enough.

Kylie Jenner, you are not a Halloween costume. Well, you might be, but you shouldn't be. You too, Gabrielle Union (your kid does look cute though).

Please enjoy the many celebrities who are:

a) Dressed as themselves (and I honestly wish I was vain enough to go to a fancy dress as... me on purpose, not because I forgot or didn't have time to find a costume)

b) Unashamedly sexy

c) Something entirely random

Elizabeth Hurley

Cardi B

Lisa Rinna

Nick Viall

Kourtney Kardashian

Nina Dobrev

Kate Beckinsale

Oh well, at least we'll always have Demi Lovato:

Until next year.

Featured image: Instagram