Lauren is a former Deputy Editor of The Root.

Shaquille O'Neal

Shaquille O'Neal, with Hoops, his reality-star girlfriend, dressed as a character he calls Shaqueeta. Even better than seeing Shaq in a dress is seeing him lip-sync to Beyoncé while wearing a dress. He posted a video of his performance on Twitter over the weekend.

Janet Jackson

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Janet Jackson sported a mustache and fedora and toted a prop cigar at Lanvin's Halloween extravaganza in New York City.

Dwyane Wade

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Guess who? It's Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade as Justin Timberlake. Blackface is off limits — do you think "white face" should be, too?

Al Roker

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Al Roker's Superman costume was meticulously detailed, right down to the superhero's signature hair.

Ciara and LaLa Vazquez

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R&B singer Ciara, pictured with television personality LaLa Vazquez, also chose a comic-book character for her Halloween alter ego. X-Men's Storm works for her!

Ashanti

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Ashanti went for a sexy feline look.

Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon

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Pirate costumes never go out of style. Ask actress Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon …

Niecy Nash

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… and Niecy Nash!

Ice-T and Coco

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Ice-T and his wife, Coco, dressed as a doctor and the most scantily clad nurse ever.

Seal and Heidi Klum

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From barely there outfits to full-body costumes: Seal and Heidi Klum were robots at Klum's annual costume party.

Jon Legend

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Jon Legend, a The Root 100 2010 honoree, and girlfriend Christine Teigen took us to ancient Rome.

Russell Simmons

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Russell Simmons paid homage to his brother Reverend Run in his trademark hat and Adidas.

Lil' Kim

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Shockingly, Lil' Kim's sexy black cat costume wasn't overly skimpy. Is this a more mature Lil' Kim?