Bette Midler’s Hulaween Party to Celebrate 20th Anniversary: See Her Best Costumes!

Bette Midler
Bette Midler is preparing to celebrate her 20th annual Hulaween party. Jim Spellman/WireImage; Robin Platzer/FilmMagic; Jamie McCarthy/WireImage

It’s that time of year again! Chances are you’ve already had at least one mandatory viewing of Hocus Pocus and are prepping your most creative ensemble for maximum revelry come all Hallows’ Eve. That also means that Bette Midler’s annual Hulaween costume party is right around the corner. 

This year, the two-time Oscar nominee, 69, will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of her festive Halloween party. Every year the event benefits the New York Restoration Project, and has raised millions of dollars in the past two decades. 

At this year’s event, which takes place on Friday, Oct. 30, Midler will receive the Green Goddess Award, and the theme will be “Hell Night on Hulaween Island.” The costume contest will be judged by famed designer Michael Kors. 

The long-standing tradition all goes to support Midler’s “vision for a cleaner, greener NYC.” 

Naturally, the host and Hocus Pocus star has a history of having the best costumes. In honor of the party’s 20th anniversary, take a look back at her best outfits:

Bette Midler Nurse

1998

Paging Nurse Midler! The Beaches star looked like a chic Red Cross volunteer in her cute candy striper outfit in 1998. 

Bette Midler Mermaid

1999

Giving Ariel a run for her money! Midler dressed like a fabulous blue and blush-colored mermaid in 1999. 

2005

Flower power! To show the NYRP some extra love, Midler dressed like a giant pink flower in 2005. 

2006

And what does a flower need? Some H2O! Following up her flower costume, Midler wore a giant watering hose headdress in 2006. 

Bette Midler Cook

2008

What’s cookin’ good lookin’? Wearing a blood-splattered chef’s coat and hat, Midler went as a murderous cook in 2008.

Bette Midler Pink Outfit

2009

It’s not exactly clear what Midler’s inspiration was for her 2009 costume, but a pink corset, sequin and feather-covered robe, and plume headdress can only equal fab! 

2010

Midler looked like a woodland fairy/peacock in 2010, when she wore a large feathered headdress with a brown dress, printed to look like a tree trunk. Saving the planet and looking glam at the same time!

Bette Midler Day of the dead

2011

Dia de los Midler! Giving Halloween a little Dia de los Muertas twist, Midler dressed like a gothic bride, posing with a glittery skeleton, of course. 

Bette Midler New Orleans

2013

Meet you in the French Quarter! Midler looked like the Grand Marshall of a New Orleans parade in 2013, with her black and red-fringed umbrella and black, lace-covered gown. 

Bette Midler Witch

2014

Sexy Winifred Sanderson! School was in session last year when Midler wore a skintight black sequin gown with a witch’s hat and a cute red lip. Boooooook!

Tell Us: Which of Bette Midler’s looks is your favorite?

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