Sure Miley Cyrus has come in for some pretty heavy criticism over the past couple of months - some of it deserved, some of it not so much. However, one thing we can't accuse ol' Miley of being is uninteresting and - to a certain extent - unoriginal. With every celebrity seemingly dressing up as Miley for Halloween, everyone's favorite, or least favorite twerker, decided to try something a little different this year.

In fact, Cyrus went back into the history books of the MTV Video Music Awards - the scene of her fateful twerk with Robin Thicke - to find inspiration for Halloween 2013. In those dusty tomes she came across Lil Kim and her famous pink jumpsuit and pasty that made waves at the 1999 awards ceremony. 

Kim, now 39, was famously groped onstage by co-presenter Diana Ross, who couldn't resist grabbing at the audience watched aghast.

It was certainly a left-field choice of outfit and one applauded by Lil Kim herself who gave Miley her seal of approval via Twitter, "Awwww. Look at my baby @mileycyrus tonight!!! Looking GORGEOUS!!!," adding, "I wish I was there to squeeze your boob :) :) Love U so much !!!!" weirdly.

As we mentioned, EVERYONE dressed as Miley Cyrus this Halloween - even her best buddy Cheyne Thomas who turned up to a party in her famous teddy bear leotard from the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. On top of that, Paris Hilton, Joan Rivers and Crystal Harris (with Hugh Hefner as Thicke) all opted for Miley costumes for this year's celebrity bashes.

Miley has previously spoken of her kinship to How Many Licks rapper Lil Kim, telling Billboard, "In my past life, I feel like that was me. I feel like Lil Kim is who I am on the inside," she explained. "She just makes me happy...I just love her. And I can't help that I love her."

When pushed on her favorite female artist of all time, Miley said: "You can't choose one-if you say Kim, then you've gotta say Nicki.Nicki is now like my Lil Kim of my generation."

Clearly Miley has a penchant for dressing as her female heroes on Halloween. In 2012, she wore "butt pads", a yellow wig and leopard print bodysuit to get in character as Starships rapper Minaj. 

The We Can't Stop singer - easily one of the most successful singers of the year - has been warming up for Halloween all week. On Tuesday she shared 'Miley Jack-O-Lanterns,' three pumpkins carved with drug images.

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