Here are some of the best costumes from celebrities & politicians over Halloween weekend 2021

Pete, Chasten, and one of their two twin children dressed as "twinfrastructure" for Halloween
Pete, Chasten, and one of their two twin children dressed as "twinfrastructure" for Halloween Photo: Screenshot/Twitter

Halloween fell on a Sunday for 2021, making this entire weekend a “Halloweekend” of celebrations, costumes, and creativity for us to feast on.

Personalities and stars like Niecy Nash and Lil Nas X have shown out so far, and political figures and famous families from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and the Buttigiegs have joined in on the festivities, too.

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In the heat of the pandemic, last year’s Halloween was also filled with plenty of out celebrities showing off for “the great gay holiday,” as legendary lesbian feminist poet Judy Grahn once described it. Janelle Monae, Neil Patrick Harris, and Eugene Lee Yang stood out. Understandably, some of these Halloween greats have wowed again this year.

Here’s some great costumes from LGBTQ people, community icons, or allies we’ve seen so far this weekend.


The alleged “little gay demons” joined in on the festivities this year, with Tinky Winky, Po, Dipsy and Laa-Laa dressing up as Harry Styles, Ted Lasso, Bob Ross, and Olivia Rodrigo, respectively.

Joy-Ann Reid

The MSNBC host shared a picture taken during an episode of her show taped on Friday. She dressed up to share her “Absolute Scariest” scenario depicting “what America could look like in January 2025… [if] an even older, weirder Donald Trump” is back in the White House.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez dressed as Venkman from “Ghostbusters” while mingling amongst constituents at her fourth annual Community Halloween event.

Scott Wiener

California State Senator Wiener (D) said he “finally broke down & did it.”

He dressed as a… wiener. (Complete with buns)

Ira Madison III

The Keep It host was one of a few famous faces to don multiple costumes for this long Halloween weekend. His first was as Princess Diana in an early paparazzi photo…


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… And as the superhero Quicksilver as seen in Wandavision for his second.


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Angelica Ross

Ross put on a scarily-realistic portrayal of the Marvel supervillian Venom.


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Niecy Nash and Jessica Betts

The Claws actress and her wife dressed up as Kelly Rowland and Nelly, respectively, from the music video for their 2002 hit song “Dilemma.”


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Eugene Lee Yang

After dressing up as multiple characters from the Avatar cartoon franchise last year, Yang did not hold back once again for 2021, dolling himself up as O-Ren Ishii, Lucy Liu’s character from the Kill Bill film series.


The drag performer posted a photo posing as “Player 067” from the recent Netflix hit series, Squid Game.


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Johnny Sibilly

The acclaimed actor and Logo Live host dressed up as Mario from the Super Mario Bros. video game franchise this year. Ryan O’Connell was Luigi, and Fin Argus was Princess Peach.


The iconic music artist and dancer also went the route of multiple looks, paying tribute to musicians that were formative to her: Selena and each member of the girl group TLC.


Pete and Chasten Buttigieg’s twins

Easily leading the way in creativity thus far amongst political circles, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and author Chasten Buttigieg dressed up their twin children, Penelope Rose and Joseph August, for their first Halloween.

Pete, busy working through the weekend with different appearances on Sunday morning news shows, shared that Chasten had came up with the perfect costume ideas for the newborns: “infrastructure.”

Or better put by Chasten himself, “#twinfrastructure.” He shared a picture just earlier today with both he and Pete holding one of their kids.

Chasten revealed that the family have been “spending this Halloween in the hospital” to take care of Joseph August, or “Gus,” who has “been having a rough go of it” lately.

“We’re so thankful for all of the love and support shown to our family these last few months,” he added.

Lil Nas X (1)…

Last year, Lil Nas X made headlines for days (as usual) just based off his Halloween costume. Nas dressed up as Nicki Minaj in the music video “Super Bass” for one of them, sending anti-gay musicians and figures into a frenzy.

This year, in natural Nas fashion, the star set out to do it big and outrageous.

One of his costumes was as Seth Powers, a character from the Nickelodeon show Ned’s Declassified as played by Alex Black.

Lil Nas X (2)…

The second was Nas portraying his version of Voldemort, a character from the Harry Potter franchise who is infamously referred to as “he who shall not be named” throughout much of it, which is a clear opposite for the “Call Me By Your Name” rapper.

And Lil Nas X (3)…

Lil Nas X also attended Kid Cudi’s Halloween Party on Saturday. He appeared to dress as a wizard while Cudi appeared dressed as a zombie.

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