Keyshia Cole, Christina Milian, Big Boi, & More Show Off Halloween Costumes

Holly Robinson Peete

Halloween is still a day away, but the stars got into the spirit early by dressing up for the weekend festivities. Holly Robinson Peete piled on the chains, dreads, tattoos, and grill while attending the Dream Halloween Los Angeles AIDS benefit as everyone’s favorite martian, Lil Wayne. “Think I scared the kids,” joked the actress, who called herself “Lil Holleezy.”

“The Voice’s” new social media correspondent Christina Milian debuted two costumes in one night. She played a sexy nurse before changing into a barbarian woman while attending a Halloween bash at the Playboy Mansion.

Asher Roth partied on as Wayne from Wayne’s World, Big Boi and his wife hosted their annual costume party as a zombie sheikh and Wonder Woman, Adrienne Bailon leaned like a chola, Rye Rye looked fierce as a Native American warrior princess, and Kevin Cossom chilled out as a rastaman with production duo The Runners.

Keyshia Cole and her husband Daniel “Boobie” Gibson turned the holiday into a family affair, going as Vanity and Bruce Leroy from The Last Dragon, while their son DJ was a karate kid.

Who had the best costume? Browse the first round of outrageous outfits below.

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Lil Wayne Gets Ready for Halloween

Lil Wayne

While many people will be dressing up as Lil Wayne this Halloween, Weezy himself has opted to go incognito. The hip-hop martian donned a green skeleton mask and a camouflage Creature trucker hat in a photo posted on Twitter. “Happy holidays,” wrote Tunechi.

According to Google (via MTV News), the “female Weezy” Nicki Minaj is the most-searched celebrity Halloween costume, beating out Charlie Sheen, Captain America, and Smurfette. Overall, she ranks fourth on the list of most-searched Halloween costumes, behind “Angry Birds,” “Black Swan,” and “Playboy Bunny.”

Will you be dressing as Wayne or Nicki this Halloween? Let us know!

Rap-Up Pumpkin Carving Contest 2011

Pumpkin Carving Contest

Break out the knives. Rap-Up’s pumpkin carving contest is back for a third year. With Halloween around the corner, we’re once again looking for the best hip-hop-inspired jack-o’-lanterns. Past entries have included a parental advisory sticker, Michael Jackson tribute, and even a dressed up Lil Wayne. This year we’re hoping to see a Nicki Minaj or two, Tyler, the Creator, or maybe a pumpkin inspired by Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch the Throne. The best creations will win some dope products and be featured on Rap-Up.com. Check out the prizes and enter below!

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Celebrity Halloween Costumes 2010

Keri Hilson

Each year Halloween brings out the freaks, the frightful, and the fabulous, and this year was no exception. Some of your favorite celebs celebrated the holiday by dressing up in all sorts of creative costumes—from ballerinas (Teairra Mari) to bumblebees (Brandy) and even garment bags (We see you, JD).

Keri Hilson had one of our favorite costumes this year. Miss Keri poked fun at herself by dressing up as Big Bird, even posing alongside a birdcage. “It was time I embrace my true identity,” tweeted the good-natured singer. “Haters need to think of another way to ruffle my feathers.”

Other highlights included Diddy and his son as clowns, Snoop Dogg as Count Snoop, Christina Milian as a Na’vi from Avatar, Fabolous as the Joker, John Legend as a gladiator and his girlfriend Christine Teigen as Cleopatra, and Ice-T and Coco as a doctor and busty nurse.

Check out 27 photos of the stars playing dress up below.

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Pumpkin Carving Contest Winners 2010

Parental Advisory Pumpkin

We asked you to carve up some hip-hop-inspired pumpkins for Halloween and you definitely delivered. Our inbox was flooded with Rihannas, Rick Rosses, Weezys, Nicki Minajs, and Jay-Zs. But there were three jack-o’-lanterns that stood out from the pack.

Mad Dog’s Parental Advisory pumpkin showed a high level of detail and creativity, but it came with an even better explanation: “I decided to carve something to scare all of the parents out there.” Congrats to our first place winner, who will receive a prize pack worth nearly $500 including Denon AH-D2000 advanced over-ear headphones, Logitech iPod speaker S315i, and Rihanna’s photo book.

Check out some of the other winners and runners-up below.

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Ciara Storms Through Las Vegas


Ciara caused a Storm in Las Vegas when she took over Haze nightclub dressed as the female superhero from Marvel Comics’ X-Men series, famously played by Halle Berry in the movie. Wearing a blonde wig, skin-tight black bodysuit, high-heeled boots, and white contacts, the 25-year-old vixen hosted the costume party in honor of Halloween and her recent birthday. Her close friend La La Vazquez also joined in the festivities, coming as a sexy sailor.

Not to be left out, CiCi’s dogs Tyson and Georgia were outfitted in monkey and bumblebee costumes, but Georgia didn’t seem to be having as much fun as her owner. “Georgia is over her costume!” tweeted Ciara.

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Janet Jackson Mans Up for Halloween

Janet Jackson

Even with a drawn-in mustache, Janet Jackson still looked über sexy in her Halloween costume. Miss Jackson played dress up in a studded fedora, slicked-back hair, candy red lips, long gloves, and black heels while puffing on a cigar at Lanvin’s 2010 Halloween Extravaganza held at the designer’s boutique in New York City on Friday (Oct. 29). Boy oh boy!

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