Oct. 31 may have come and gone, but the Halloween festivities aren't over yet! This year's holiday yielded some truly inspired celebrity costumes, from Kelly Ripa as Miley Cyrus to Matt Lauer as Pamela Anderson. Now, as the world's collective sugar high wears off and Hollywood gets back to business, Us Weekly wants to know: Which star won Halloween with the best costume of the year?
The most costumes of the year definitely goes to Ripa, who --along with co-host Michael Strahan -- rocked more than a dozen getups during Live With Kelly and Michael's one-hour episode on Thursday, Oct. 31, aptly touted as Live's Best Halloween Show Ever. Among the petite blonde's best looks was a near-identical replica of Miley Cyrus' MTV Video Music Awards outfit: a gray teddy bear leotard over a nude latex bra and hot pants set.
(Ripa and Strahan also paid homage to several other celebs and pop culture phenomena, including Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, Kate Middleton and Prince George, Lindsey Vonn and Tiger Woods, the cast of Duck Dynasty, and Breaking Bad's Jesse Pinkman and Walter White.)
Elsewhere in daytime talk shows, Matt Lauer stole the spotlight from his Today show co-hosts with a hilarious take on the classic TV show theme. Bravely baring his legs in a high-cut red swimsuit, which he paired with a platinum blonde wig, the 55-year-old veteran anchor channeled Pamela Anderson's Baywatch character, C.J. Parker. (He even did a slow-motion run through the sand!)
Heidi Klum got in on the action, too. In recent years, the supermodel and Project Runway host has become famous for her elaborate, show-stopping Halloween costumes and annual Oct. 31 bash. (This year's was held at New York City hotspot Marquee.)
After teasing fans with photos of her in the makeup chair before her big party, Klum revealed her 2013 getup. Thanks to a team of makeup artists, she completely transformed herself into an old lady, with ultra-realistic wrinkles, white hair, and a cane.
Last, but certainly not least, is Ellen DeGeneres. For her Halloween episode on Oct. 31, the comedienne went as a scantily clad Nicki Minaj, complete with a long blonde wig and bubblegum pink lipstick. She copied the exact outfit the rapper wore on her show back in September: black leather pants, a gold chain belt, and a cropped black cardigan left mostly unbuttoned to expose her massive cleavage. (Minaj's underboob was real; DeGeneres went the fake route.)
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This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Halloween 2013: Which Celebrity Wins Best Costume of the Year?
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