Mindy Kaling Dresses Up as "Female Comedy Legends"


| LAST UPDATE 10/31/2021

By Joyce Ballard
Mindy Kaling Elle Woods
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Mindy Kaling just won Halloween. The talented actress, comedian, and writer took this spooky season as an opportunity to honor some of our biggest women icons. Here are all of the details on her empowering - and LOL-worthy - costumes.

Mindy Kaling Issa Rae
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From the endless costumes of Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Scott to Olivia Rodrigo look-alikes, this Halloweekend did not disappoint when it comes to celebrity-inspired costumes. But Mindy Kaling takes the cake with her Halloween fits from this past Friday, October 29th. The Office alum dressed up as some of the biggest on and off-screen legends in the comedy world.

Mindy Kaling Selina Meyer
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"So I live for Halloween costumes. This year I decided to dress as a few female comedy legends in some of their iconic lewks," Mindy wrote on the Gram. She added, "Can you guess who I am???" And you can bet we had a whole lot of fun figuring out who exactly Kaling was imitating with each of her iconic lewks. There was no mistaking the funny gal's all-pink suit, blonde wig, and chihuahua sidekick: Kaling looked pretty in pink as Legally Blonde's Elle Woods.

Mindy Kaling Ali Wong
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The 42-year-old rocked a colorful blazer and jeans while posing as Insecure creator and star Issa Rae. "I don't think you understand!" Rae commented on the post, clearly freaking out at the honor (after all, Mindy is a comedy legend herself). Kaling looked presidential in a red blazer, a pin of the United States flag, bob-haired wig, and pearls. The throwback moment honored Julia Louis Dreyfus, who played Selina Meyer in Veep.

Mindy Kaling Amber Ruffin
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And there's no mistaking that iconic pose and glasses: the Late Night star dressed up as famous stand-up comedian Ali Wong. Mindy's last sophisticated outfit paid tribute to hilarious television host and writer Amber Ruffin of The Amber Ruffin Show.

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Mindy Kaling Legally Blonde
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Issa Rae wasn't the only one who showered Kaling in love over the set of powerful costumes. Reese Witherspoon, Amber Ruffin, and Ali Wong all took to the comments section and shared their shock/appreciation for being included amongst Mindy's "female comedy legends."

We love to see all these queens supporting each other during Spooky Season; it keeps things a little less scary.