See Kendall Jenner's Blonde Transformation Into Marilyn Monroe for Halloween 2023

Kendall Jenner debuted an epic blonde hair transformation to channel one of Marilyn Monroe's most iconic off-duty looks for Halloween 2023.

By Alyssa Morin Oct 30, 2023 5:37 PMTags
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Maybe blondes do have more fun.

At least, that seemed to be the case for Kendall Jenner, who transformed into Hollywood's most famous blonde bombshells: Marilyn Monroe. The Kardashians star kicked off the Halloween 2023 festivities early, dressing up as the late legendary actress in one of her iconic off-duty looks.

To channel the screen siren, Kendall debuted a head-turning blonde hair transformation, rocking Marilyn's signature pinup curls and deep side part. The supermodel completed her costume with a black long-sleeve turtleneck and white curve-hugging pants. She paired the timeless ensemble with diamond drop earrings, a dagger-sharp cat-eye and soft nude lips. (See every epic Kardashian-Jenner Halloween costume here.)

While many stars have referenced Marilyn's glitzy and glamorous designs from her films or red carpet appearances, Kendall replicated a more intimate getup—a 1953 photo session with photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt at her home in Brentwood.

However, Kendall referenced a different iconic moment with her Instagram caption, writing on her Oct. 29 post, "Happy birthday mister president."

Celebrities Who Dressed Up as Other Celebrities for Halloween

Of course, Kendall isn't the only Kardashian-Jenner to be inspired by Marilyn in recent years.

Kendall Jenner / Instagram

Her older sister Kim Kardashian stirred controversy at the 2022 Met Gala after she wore the original 1962 naked dress Marilyn wore when serenading president John F. Kennedy.

"The dress was transported by guards and I had to wear gloves to try it on," Kim told Vogue at the May event. "I always thought she was extremely curvy. I imagined I might be smaller in some places where she was bigger and bigger in places where she was smaller. So, when it didn't fit me, I wanted to cry because it can't be altered at all."

The SKIMS founder revealed she dropped 16 pounds in three weeks, noting, "It was such a challenge. It was like a role. I was determined to fit."

To end fashion's biggest night, Kim then slipped into another Marilyn original, donning the mermaid green sequined gown she wore to the 1962 Golden Globes.

Kendall Jenner / Instagram

And just last month, Kylie also took a style cue from the Some Like It Hot star during Paris Fashion Week.

While attending Schiaparelli's Sept. 28 show, the Kylie Cosmetics founder channeled the Hollywood legend with an updated version of the naked dress that featured all-over diamond beading, a plunging neckline with a literal keyhole-shaped cutout and a curve-clinging silhouette.

There's still plenty of time for the Kar-Jenners or other A-listers to dress up as Marilyn this Halloween. But in the meantime, relive every time a celebrity were inspired by their own peers, dressing up as other stars. 

Heidi Klum

There was no fowl play at Heidi Klum's annual Halloween blowout, where she transformed into a peacock with a group of nine acrobats.

Heidi Klum & Tom Kaulitz

Her husband, Tom Kaulitz, was right by her side in his egg-celent outfit.

Leni Klum

Heidi's model daughter was dressed to impress in a pink wig and matching lingerie reminiscent of the Strawberry Shortcake character.

Zayn Malik

The One Direction star was unrecognizable as Voldemort from Harry Potter.

Rachel Zegler & Josh Rivera

Hopefully the Snow White actress brought Scooby Snacks! The pair were ready to solve a mystery as Daphne and Fred.

Taylor Lautner & Taylor Dome

The Twilight star and podcaster transformed into Saturday Night Live sketch characters from "YEET SKRT," starring Pete Davidson and Timothee Chalamet.

Alix Earle

The influencer was Jadis the White Witch from Narnia at Heidi Klum's party.

Tayshia Adams

The Bachelorette star got the party started at Heidi Klum's festivities.

Megan Thee Stallion

The "WAP" star made herself at home at the Mad Hatter's tea party.

Victoria Monét

The Queen of Hearts arrived to Megan Thee Stallion's Alice in Wonderland celebration.

Kourtney Kardashian

The Poosh founder recreates her sister Kim Kardashian's iconic Met Gala 2013 maternity style.

Ice Spice

The rising star was Betty Boop during her iHeart Powerhouse 105.1 performance at Prudential Center on Oct. 28 in New Jersey.

Alix Earle

The TikTok star was in vogue for Halloween, dressing as Madonna in her famous Jean Paul Gaultier cone bra.

G Flip & Chrishell Stause

The couple closed the deal on dressing as Troye Sivan and Ross Lynch from the "One of Your Girls" music video. Chrishell joked of the final product, "We haven’t stopped laughing since."

Kendall Jenner

The model was one half of "Sugar & Spice" with her little sister Kylie.

Kylie Jenner

Kylie went Scary Spice for her part of her "Sugar & Spice" costume with Kendall.

Dylan Mulvaney

The TikToker took a bite out of the holiday as Snow White.

Colman Domingo

The Euphoria actor was prepared to yell, "Ready, set, action!"

James Charles

The influencer was not clowning around this Halloween.

Rumer Willis

Bruce Willis and Demi Moore's daughter gave a clever shoutout to Tilda Swinton.

Darren Criss

The Glee star went disco!

Kristen Stewart & Dylan Meyer

The Twilight alum (right) and her fiancée partied with friends while embracing tropical vibes.

Kate Beckinsale

The actress captioned her look, "Barbarella/Pennywise space clowning."

Paris Hilton

The DJ went as Katy Perry—"one of my iconic Queens," as she put it—dressed as a mushroom.

Jenni "JWoww" Farley & Zack Clayton

The Jersey Shore star and her wrestler fiancé proved that life in plastic is fantastic as Barbie and Ken. 

Nina Dobrev & Shaun White

The couple rocked out as Axl Rose and Slash of Guns N' Roses.

Ashley Benson

The actress gave vampire vibes in her black ensemble this year.

Camila Mendes & Rudy Mancuso

Camila embraced her lover while dressed as Julie Newmar’s Catwoman. 

Trisha Paytas & Moses Hacmon

The influencer's love story naturally included a nod to Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce attending a Chiefs football game.


The "La Fama” singer recreated Björk’s infamous swan dress for her Halloween look.

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