Kaunda Selisho
Lifestyle Journalist
2 minute read
2 Nov 2021
1:36 pm

PICS: South African celebs slayed their Halloween costumes

Kaunda Selisho

South Africans such as Trevor Noah and Pearl Thusi have been lambasted for celebrating Halloween but there's no denying how great they looked.

Pearl Thusi, Lee Khuzwayo and Trevor noah all dressed up for Halloween 2021. Pictures: Instagram

While the rest of you were arguing about whether or not Halloween has a place in South Africa, famous faces such as Pearl Thusi, Mihlali Ndamase and YouTuber Lee Khuzwayo were slaying their Halloween looks. 

What is Halloween? 

Halloween is a celebration observed in many countries on 31 October, marking the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day. 

Certain academics believe Halloween began solely as a Christian holiday, being the vigil of All Hallow’s Day. It was reportedly celebrated in Ireland and Scotland for centuries before Irish and Scottish migrants brought many Halloween customs to North America in the 19th century. 

Thanks to American influence and cultural imperialism, Halloween spread to other countries by the late 20th and early 21st century.

Do we celebrate Halloween in South Africa? 

The simple answer is yes and no. That is because the celebration is open to anyone who wishes to do so and South Africans sure do love a good party.

Check out the famous faces who chose to mark Halloween in South Africa

Lee Khuzwayo – YouTube creator

Pearl Thusi and Nomuzi Mabena – Actress and rapper

Mihlali Ndamase – YouTube creator and Influencer

Trevor Noah – Comedian and TV host

Nadia Nakai – Rapper

Our local looks were on par with many of the international celebrities who went all out for their own Halloween looks. Take a look at what some American celebrities wore for Halloween. 

Karrueche Tran

Cardi B

John Legend, Chrissy Teigen and the kids

Rihanna

Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker