These Celebrities Didn't Wear Blackface (Or Whiteface) For Halloween

11/01/2013 07:11 pm ET
Ellen

We don't know about you, but we're really glad October is over. Sure we love the changing color of the leaves, pumpkins and Halloween just as much as the next guy, but what we don't love is the obscene amount of racially insensitive costumes (like this, or this, or this) that seem to pop up every single year.

Each year we spend a lot of time spreading the word about the latest blackface costume, but this year we decided to switch it up and celebrate some famous folks who pulled off Halloween costumes perfectly-- sans blackface. So bravo to these celebs who dressed up as someone of another race or ethnicity and said no to darkening (or lightening) their faces.

  • 1 Ellen As Nicki Minaj
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  • Between her multi-colored wigs, skin-baring outfits and six-inch heels, Nicki Minaj is certainly any Halloween fanatic's dream costume. And leave it to our favorite daytime funny woman to perfectly pull off a replication of the rapper. Ellen Degeneres made our Halloween when she imitated an infamous outfit Minaj wore on an earlier episode of the talk show.
  • 2 Miley Cyrus As Lil' Kim
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  • Say what you want about Miley Cyrus, her Halloween costume this year was quite clever. The pop-star took her antics to the next level when she recreated MTV VMA history as Lil' Kim. In true Miley fashion, no one saw this coming. But we must say "Bravo, Miley!" for pulling off a clever costume and not painting yourself black.
  • 3 Hoda Kotb As Betty Rubble
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  • Kathie Lee Gifford (L) and Hoda Kotb, dressed as Flintstone characters Wilma Flintstone and Betty Rubble, for NBC's 'Today' Halloween 2013 in Rockefeller Plaza on October 31, 2013 in New York City. Hoda didn't lighten her skin to portray the cartoon character, and we all knew exactly who she was! (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
  • 4 Tamar Braxton As Snow White
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  • They say the name Snow White was given to the famous fairy tale character because her skin was as "white as snow." But that didn't stop Tamar Braxton from dressing up as the Disney princess for Halloween. The singer and reality-star rocked the look with no white face, and pulled it off quite well.
  • 5 Sherri Shepherd As Khaleesi From "Game Of Thrones"
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  • Sherri Shepherd stopped by the Huff Post Live studios dressed as Khaleesi from "Game of Thrones." The talk show host talked a little bit about shielding her son from racism and racially insensitive Halloween costumes, meanwhile hitting a home run with her own.

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