Gemma StrongJonathan Ross hosts annual Halloween party, with guests including Holly Willoughby & Nicole Scherzinger: click to see best celebrity costumes
Jonathan Ross' highly-anticipated annual Halloween party is always a star-studded event, and this year was no exception. A host of famous faces dressed up and stepped out for the ghoulish gathering, which was held at the TV presenter's Hampstead home on Tuesday evening.
One stand-out look came courtesy of X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger who pulled out all the stops on the night. The 39-year-old Don't Hold Your Breath singer was transformed into the iconic Egyptian queen Cleopatra, complete with a metallic gold outfit, a bejewelled collar and a raven-black wig. She completed her look with a gold cape, strappy gold sandals, a number of gold bangles and striking shimmering eye make-up, featuring exaggerated cat-eyes, gold and blue eyeshadow and a nude lip.
Nicole was by no means the only star dressed to impress at the spooky party – click through our gallery to see some of the best celebrity Halloween costumes this year…
Another star taking inspiration from history was Game of Thrones actress Natalie Dormer. The 35-year-old, best known for playing Margaery Tyrell, donned a Renaissance-style pirate costume for the party, featuring a red coat adorned with gold buttons, black trousers and red boots. She completed her look with an oversized black velvet hat adorned with a large feather, as well as an array of belts and scarves in different colours and prints, a ruffled collar, pearl necklaces and a skull, which hung from her waistband.
Singer Ed Sheeran and his girlfriend Cherry Seaborn tamed up on their costumes, opting to dress as 70s hustlers in stand-out pink fur coats and carrying black skull canes as they arrived at the party. The pair completed their looks with matching baby pink trilbies adorned with neon pink feathers.
Alan Carr caused a stir with his outfit, opting to dress up as a zombie version of TOWIE reality star Gemma Collins. He took inspiration from Gemma's appearance at the ITV summer part this year, slipping on a near-identical dress complete with oversized shoulder pads. He completed his look with a blonde wig topped with a hair bow and ghoulish make-up. The ensemble proved a big hit with Gemma herself, who shared a photo of Alan in costume, writing: "Alan Carr I love you, this is pure jokes ha ha ha made my night x dressing up as me what an honour."
Holly Willoughby and her husband Dan Baldwin certainly turned heads as they arrived for the party. This Morning star Holly opted to stick with her unicorn transformation from earlier in the day, but changed her clothing to rock a leather jacket and skinny jeans. Dan, meanwhile, was dressed as a zombie version of the Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz, complete with silver face paint and an axe.
Claudia Schiffer showed off her incredible supermodel figure at the event, dressed in a skin-tight Power Rangers-style pink and gold catsuit, teamed with suede thigh-high boots. The 47-year-old arrived with her film director husband Matthew Vaughn, who covered his face with blood-soaked bandages and yellow-tinted sunglasses, and wore bandages on his hands.
Another couple arriving hand-in-hand at the event was Konnie Huq and Charlie Brooker, who pulled out all the stops with their costumes. Charlie was dressed in a Super Mario ensemble, complete with a fake moustache and blue dungarees, while his wife Konnie made a statement by wearing an outfit symbolising being banned on Twitter.
Leigh Francis, better known as his alter-ego Keith Lemon, seriously impressed onlookers with his costume, dressing up as David from the cult film The Lost Boys, complete with a black trench coat and face prosthetics. He attended with his wife Jill Carter, who went as the character of Lucy from Bram Stoker's Dracula.
Peep Show comedian David Mitchell arrived at the star-studded party dressed as Dracula, complete with white face paint, a black cape and his very own portable coffin! His wife, Victoria Coren Mitchell, meanwhile, dressed up in a dead Alice in Wonderland costume, stepping out in a blue and white outfit spattered with blood, and white tights.
Fellow comedian John Bishop and his wife Melanie had one of the stand-out looks of the night. They stepped out as Uncle Fester and Morticia Adamms from The Addams Family, with John dressed in a black robe, with a shaved head, white face paint and dark circles around his eyes, and Melanie in a black velvet dress and wearing a long raven-black wig.
Michael McIntrye added a ghoulish twist to a classic suit, attaching a skeleton arm to his shoulder to give the illusion he was missing part of his arm. The comedian, who attended the party with his wife Kitty, also wore stripes of red paint on his face to look like blood.