Today Show Halloween 2018: See the anchors alongside their '80s inspirations

TODAY went totally '80s for Halloween, as our anchors channeled iconic looks from the movies and music of that decade Wednesday morning.

But just how well did their costumes capture the reality of their retro inspirations?

Just take a look at these side-by-side pics and decide for yourself!

Willie Geist took on the part of everyone's favorite school skipper from "Ferris Bueller's Day Off."

TODAY show Halloween: Willie Geist as Ferris Bueller


As for Dylan Dreyer and Al Roker, they sent us "Back to the Future" as Marty McFly and Doc Brown, respectively.

TODAY show Halloween: Dylan Dreyer and Al Roker as "Back to the Future" characters Marty McFly and Doc Brown


Craig Melvin didn't hold back during his first Halloween on the plaza. Check out his Prince Akeem from "Coming to America."

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TODAY show Halloween: Craig Melvin as "Coming to America" character Prince Akeem


Jenna Bush Hager and Peter Alexander took our breath away with their "Top Gun" interpretation.

TODAY show Halloween: Jenna Bush Hager and Peter Alexander as "Top Gun" characters


But it wasn't all about the big-screen fun. Kathie Lee Gifford brought back the '80s vibes with the musical "Material Girl" herself, Madonna.

TODAY show Halloween: Kathie Lee Gifford as Madonna


And Carson Daly? He showed us who's The Boss with his Bruce Springsteen costume.

TODAY show Halloween: Carson Daly as Bruce Springsteen


Sheinelle Jones kicked up her heels as leggy singing legend Tina Turner.

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TODAY show Halloween: Sheinelle Jones as Tina Turner


Savannah Guthrie was a dead ringer for the oh-"So Unusual" Cyndi Lauper.

TODAY show Halloween: Savannah Guthrie as Cyndi Lauper


And if you ask us, Hoda Kotb's take on Elton John deserved a standing ovation.

TODAY show Halloween: Hoda Kotb as Elton John


But our sentimental favorite might have been our puppy with a purpose, Sunny, dressed as Cher.

TODAY show Halloween: Puppy with a purpose Sunny as Cher


It was all treats and no tricks on the plaza this Halloween!

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Behind the scenes at TODAY's '80s-themed Halloween