Gwen Stefani’s Cinderella Halloween costume: adorable or drag queen pageant?

Gwen Stefani was decked out as Cinderella for a party at Kate Hudson’s house over the weekend. She looks like a little girl playing dress up, complete with heavily applied blue eyeshadow, bright pink blush and pink lips. I have to give her credit for taking the look as far as she did, with stacks of necklaces, an updo with a tiara and a feather purse. She really went all out and she’s not hanging out of that outfit too much either. Bitch loves her makeup though, and she put it on with a trowel here.



Here’s Zooey Deschanel barely trying. At first I thought she was Duchess Kate in that outfit, but her hair is all teased out and she’s carrying that fake martini. Radar is claiming she’s “dressed as a woman from the 60s.” Hopefully she had someone specific in mind. This looks like one of those “group costumes” where everyone dresses up around some loosely formed theme and it’s hard to tell exactly who they’re supposed to be unless you see all of them together. They look like they’re having a bachelorette party. (Update: Thanks to those of you who pointed out that they’re supposed to be Valley of The Dolls characters!)



Nicky Hilton was little Red Riding Hood. That was boring when Kim Kardashian did it last year. This is how you do Red Riding Hood.


David Spade is… a cowboy who fell in some manure?


Casey Affleck was a hunter. At least he dressed up.


Topher Grace either didn’t bother or has a really weak ass costume.


Jessica Alba was a sexy witch. Such a mom costume. Throw on a hat and a wig. It looks like she has a veil with some spiders on it, and she probably tried harder than I’m giving her credit for.


Gwen Stefani owns them all and she knows it. I wonder who her friend is in the hair band costume.


Photo credit: Fame Pictures

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  1. gee says:

    Zooey and her friends might have done the mad men era thing. My friends and I almost did that. I LOVE their martini glasses.

  2. brin says:

    Gwen’s the only one who put some effort into her costume, I think she looks good.

  3. WickedSteppMom says:

    Is Topher Grace supposed to be Mr. Rogers?

  4. Quest says:

    I thought the same thing @WickedSteppMom

  5. jinni says:

    The eye make-up isn’t so bad when he opens her eyes wide, but when they’re half closed it looks over done. The blush is horrendous, but considering how much make-up she wears on a normal basis she probably felt she had to go over the top in order to not look as if it just her normal make-up regime.

  6. missie says:

    This is pushing it but I’m just curious if Gwen’s friend is dressed as the singer from the 80’s band Cinderella?

  7. whitedaisy says:

    Another uncreative, slutty Halloween costume for a Hilton sister.
    Welcome to 1999….

  8. Falula says:

    Agree on Topher as Mr. Rogers

  9. Anon says:

    Zooey and her friends are characters from Valley of the Dolls according to her Twitter account.

  10. Girlnone says:

    Weird to see Zooey’s forehead….

  11. kiki says:

    @missie: Heh, Cinderella & Cinderella would be too clever — you may have it!

    Zooey & friends (one on right is Sophia Rossi, LA party girl) are dressed as Valley of the Dolls – wouldn’t know it unless you follow their twitters.

    Gwen is too much — in every sense of the phrase.

  12. Scarlet Pimpernel says:

    Costumes are all a bit rubbish.

  13. J O'C says:

    It seems like Halloween has become just another excuse to dress slutty, so I appreciate that Gwen Stefani didn’t wear an overly sexy costume. She looks cute and she looks like she’s having fun.

  14. BerMan says:

    Not impressive costuming and the photos are blehhhhh.

  15. valleymiss says:

    Specifically, I kinda think Gwen was going as a Cinderella who works at Disneyland vibe (since she’s from Anaheim). When the princesses are walking around in costumes taking pictures with park visitors, their makeup is downright garish and that’s what I immediately thought of! It might be a specific homage to the park princesses…or “cast members” as they’re called. Lol

  16. Pyewacket says:

    Why does Gwen look constipated in every photo?

  17. Khalesi says:

    Casey Affleck– yum!

  18. jenny says:

    Ha! I think Gwen is actually wearing LESS make up than usual. In any case, she’s a little old to be dressed as Cinderella.

  19. Erinn says:

    Whenever I was at Disney, I didn’t notice any garish makeup. The ones I saw were tastefully done, and I saw a lot of characters.

    I find it funny that that’s supposed to be a hunter costume on Casey. I would have just assumed cowboy. Hunting outfits around here don’t even come CLOSE to resembling that. It’s all about the camo and boots and hunter orange around here.

  20. MorticiansDoItDeader says:

    Gwen is not aging well. She’s gotten to that point where you have to choose between your face and your ass, and she’s obviously chosen her ass.

  21. Jayna says:

    Gwen always looks far younger than her years. I think she’s 42. But she looks bad and old in these photos.

  22. retyah says:

    Does Zooeys face look super white to anyone else? I wonder if she did that on purpose, like part of the costume? Maybe its just bad makeup lol.

  23. ShanKat says:

    That’s a great Disney-faithful Cinderella.

    Well hello there, Casey Affleck.

  24. mandy says:

    Morticians do it deader – ITA!!! When you look beneath the warpaint, her skin is crepy and she actually looks older than her age.

  25. Pyewacket says:

    @Jenny- Since when is there an age limit on what you can be at Halloween? Isn’t the point of a Halloween costume being something you aren’t? It isn’t as if she is dressed as a stupid, slutty, Cinderella with a dress cut to her crotch. It’s one night, not a life time.

    I am not even Gwen’s age, but it really irks me when people bring age into everything.

  26. anonymoose says:

    @Pyewacket: LOL b/c i’ve always thought she SOUNDS constipated when she “sings” too!

  27. april says:

    Way too much makeup. Even for Halloween and Cinderella.

  28. wunder says:

    I when I first glanced at the top pic, it looked like Courtney Stodden’s pancaked face.

    Then I saw it was just a bad pic of Gwen. . . The costume’s great.

  29. jc126 says:

    Spade was the human centipede, I saw elsewhere. It’s a bit disturbing when you see the whole costume.

    She looks good, and yes like the Disney version of Cinderella.

  30. Tanya Degano says:

    She looks like a bad version of Calpernia Adams

  31. Original Tiffany says:

    I like it, at least she isn’t a slutty Cinderella, but the hilarious thing is I really do think they are the 2 Cinderellas.
    No such thing as too much makeup at a costume party. Ever!

  32. Ron says:

    Gwen looks better than the Cindy’s at Disneyland. Fun night 🙂

  33. Katyusha says:

    @ Missie

    I doubt it’s Cinderella – the singer for Cinderella is a brunette…but he’s wearing a Poison shirt, so maybe Brett Michaels?

  34. Ana says:

    Nicky looks like a Boxing Red Riding Hood…

  35. SEF says:

    NOT cute!! (Gwen)

  36. says:

    this is kind of directed toward the person that was irritated at someone else for saying they thought that Gwen Stefani was a little old to be dressing up as Cinderella… i gotta say that i agree, but it’s not so much as in the way i think you took it. look, i have a 7yr old and a 5yr old and i have very dark hair and if they wanted me to dress up as Snow White for Halloween, i would. so i can see the easy connection from her to Cinderella-especially since she has kids. and if she was with her kids… but the thing that gives me a slightly icky or weird feeling about it is that this is an ADULT costume party, not a child in sight. and i’m not saying she should have dressed as a slutty Cinderella or anything like that…it’s just…i dont know, it’s hard to put into words…it’s just a weird costume for a 40+yr old woman, on her own, at an adult Halloween party. a princess is kind of a weird costume for anyone over the age of 8… unless you throw in a cool “zombie” twist. see, now THAT would have rocked-and would def. surprised the CRAP outta everyone if she showed up dressed to the nines in that crazy Cinderella ball gown but with really cool zombie make up, and maybe the costume a little tattered up or something.

  37. says:

    i’m also agreeing with others-her face is looking a little “off.” i think she probably got some botox recently as prep for the party, so she seems a little tight around the eyes and forehead.

    AND, come on guys…. she’s drunk!!!!! no one looks good when they leave a party half buzzed!!! you’re always all smiley and red-faced from the booze. DUH.

  38. TXCinderella says:

    I love Gwen’s costume! She looks like the Cinderella Barbie doll!

  39. Joe's Mom says:

    I think Gwen’s “friend” could be her younger brother.

  40. DesertRose says:

    I feel like Gwen is always wearing this much makeup, she just has brighter colors everywhere and more pronounced liner. She looks great. And I cosign to the sexy-witch mom costume thing. That’s me tonight, except it’s a family party, so no sexy lol Just some really pretty eye makeup and a doctored up hat and broom =)

  41. cyndy says:

    Yeah, I agree with the other posters who said Gwen is overdone and looking a bit silly for a 40+++ year old. I don’t notice a huge difference in the amount of make up vs. what she wears on an ordinary day — in either case, it’s a cheap, harsh look.

  42. Amanda G says:

    Oh come on people, the heavy makeup is obviously for the costume. It looks bad, but it’s funny and if there’s one day of the year to “over do” things, then it’s Halloween.

    BTW Gwen’s “friend” is her brother Todd.

  43. over the hill says:

    LOL Amanda G – Heavy make up is Gwen’s NORMAL look. The only thing different about the Halloween get-up is the colours and the Cinderella dress.

  44. Ruby says:

    Methinks Gwen looks a little draggy.

  45. F5 says:

    omg Zooey’s legs are hideous 0__o

  46. mew says:

    EXTREMELY TRAGIC. Definitely drag and not pretty at all. Very cheap.

    I guess nobody ever told her “less is more dude”

  47. JaneWonderfalls says:

    I love Gwen, I think she looks cute!

  48. greta says:

    I thought the whole point of Halloween costumes was to disguise yourself and look completely different from how you usually look….

    Guess Gwen Stefani didn’t get the memo.

  49. Callumna says:

    Gawd, there’s always some creepy chick with the played out, overused “ooh, she chose her face over her a$$” line.

    We get it, this “scrawny” bitch can keep away from the 7th slice of pizza and you’ve hit the middle years and c-a-n-n-o-t.

    But keep telling yourself your jowls and thigh fat are saving your face from looking like a … star.

  50. Andie B says:

    Gwen= Drag costume but too much makeup. Maybe she had been drinking when she applied it.

  51. amanda2 says:

    did you forget to take your meds or are you simply having a bad day? who/what are you ranting and raving at my friend?

  52. lucy2 says:

    I would have killed for that Cinderella costume as a kid! Of couree, even as a kid, I could have done a better job with the make up.

  53. Genevieve says:

    Gwen is wearing way too much makeup & looks to skinny. Don’t like.

  54. kim says:

    what is up with all the generic outfits?

    It’s like the world is stuck in the last decade or something

    mad men reallY? it’s not 2008 you know?