Halloween 2012 has come and gone, with the music world leaving its mark on the annual excuse for cheating on diets and overdoing it on makeup as only it can. Pop culture icons, drug paraphernalia and controversy reigned supreme, with surprisingly very little influence from Psy to be seen. What, nobody likes our Halloween masks?
As always, there were adult kitty cats and more than one Batman heading out into the night—yes, you really are the only person left who hasn't seen The Dark Knight Rises. Should Chord Overstreet go all the way and film commercial to complete his Brad Pitt spoof? Did Lady Gaga's sticky greenery trump Wiz Khalifa, the human blunt? Is there any way to justify Chris Brown's Taliban garb? Check out all this and more below, and vote for your favorite celebrity costume in our poll.
ALICIA KEYS AND SWIZZ BEATZ
A power couple if we ever saw one.
AVRIL LAVIGNE IS A SEXY SAILOR
Keep dreamy, Deryck.
GLEE'S CHORD OVERSTREET WAS BRAD PITT...
Circa his new commercial for Chanel No. 5. Well played, Trouty Mouth. Well played.
HIS CASTMATE DARREN CRISS KEPT THINGS SQUEAKY CLEAN AS A BOY SCOUT
MEANWHILE HIS TV TEACHER REALLY MISSES '90s BOY BANDS
That would be Lance Bass (yes, THE Lance Bass), J.C. Chasez and Mr. Schue, posing as the 'N Sync-era Justin Timberlake.
DRAKE STILL HASN'T TIRED OF BORAT
[Insert obligatory "very nice!" here.]
DIDDY IS MORE OF A DICTATOR FAN
Guess he's still feeling a little crabby after that fender bender.
ED SHEERAN IS ACTUALLY VERY SCARY
We've never seen gingers at night!
ELLIE GOULDING KEPT THINGS LIGHT
Despite breaking up with her wub-wub-wuber so recently.
FERGIE GETS A FEEL FOR LIFE AS A TROPHY WIFE
What was the last movie you were in, Josh Duhamel?
GWEN STEFANI WAS A PINK LADY
Although we have a feeling she'd be able to school all the boys in shop class and kill it at the race track as well.
HILARY DUFF CELEBRATES DAY OF THE DEAD A LITTLE EARLY
We hope you saved some of the makeup for November 1, Lizzie McGuire.
JAY FROM THE WANTED WENT FOR SOMETHING MORE CUDDLY
And is apparently struggling to wash it off.
JESSICA SIMPSON TURNED HER NEW BABY INTO A COSTUME ACCESSORY
Happy Holidays 2012?
KIM KARDASHIAN ASKED KANYE WEST TO BE HER PRINCE ERIC
As long as boat shoes are involved, 'Ye's down.
AND REPAID HIM BY SLIPPING INTO SOMETHING MORE COMFORTABLE
Every Batman needs his Catwoman.
BUT WHAT ABOUT LIAM PAYNE OF ONE DIRECTION?
This is your chance for a fourth movie, Christopher Nolan.
HIS BUDDIES ZAYN AND LOUIS PREFERRED TO EXPERIMENT WITH FACE PAINT
Do they have Juggalos in England?
THE WANTED'S TOM PARKER DOESN'T ALWAYS JOKE AROUND
But when he does, it's very (very) frightening.
KATY PERRY GIVES A SHOUT-OUT TO OLD SCHOOL MTV FANS
By dressing as the Jane Lane to her BFF Shannon Woodward's Daria.
LADY GAGA JUST DISCOVERED THAT POT COMES FROM A PLANT
And thus can be the inspiration for a cheeky Halloween idea.
WHILE WIZ KHALIFA WAS MORE BLUNT ABOUT THINGS
Who cares if he can't see?
LEANN RIMES DRESSED AS SANDY FROM GREASE
Her path of destruction continues.
MILEY CYRUS PAID TRIBUTE TO NICKI MINAJ
Stepping up her wig game considerably.
The cutest roar there ever was.
RITA ORA PROVED SHE'S A HORROR MOVIE BUFF
Shine ya light, Jason.
RIHANNA WAS THE BELLE OF HER OWN HALLOWEEN BALL
AND THEN THERE WAS CHRIS BROWN.
Let us know if you can defend his costume choice. We have no words.