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Tom Cruise's wife is so slutty!

As previously announced, Katie Holmes is set to guest star on this year's Halloween episode of How I Met Your Mother as "Slutty Pumpkin," an elusive object of affection for Ted Mosby (Josh Radnor).

In just-released new pics, Holmes, 32, is dressed (not so scandalously!) as a jack-o-lantern and grins as she holds hands with Radnor.

Holmes' character is an alluring woman who Ted lost touch with after a Halloween party (he was dressed as "hanging chad" in a reference to the contested 2000 Presidential election) years ago and now resurfaces as a potential love interest.

After Holmes' involvement was announced, HIMYM co-creator Craig Thomas said the casting process was "literally six seasons in the making," and he's thrilled with his pick. "Katie is a lovely and talented actress," he says of the star, who has daughter Suri Cruise with husband Tom. "Which is why we've saved for her perhaps the most classily named character in our show's history."