Lauren is a former Deputy Editor of The Root.
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 sported a mustache and fedora and toted a prop cigar at Lanvin's Halloween extravaganza in New York City.
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's Superman costume was meticulously detailed, right down to the superhero's signature hair.
Ciara and LaLa Vazquez
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 went for a sexy feline look.
Pirate costumes never go out of style. Ask actress Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon …
… and Niecy Nash!
Ice-T and Coco
Ice-T and his wife, Coco, dressed as a doctor and the most scantily clad nurse ever.
Seal and Heidi Klum
From barely there outfits to full-body costumes: Seal and Heidi Klum were robots at Klum's annual costume party.
Jon Legend, a The Root 100 2010 honoree, and girlfriend Christine Teigen took us to ancient Rome.
Russell Simmons paid homage to his brother Reverend Run in his trademark hat and Adidas.
Shockingly, Lil' Kim's sexy black cat costume wasn't overly skimpy. Is this a more mature Lil' Kim?