Halloween is drawing close, and it means just one thing - Heidi Klum is about to emerge from her lair with the spookiest, most outrageous costume you could imagine for her annual Halloween Party.
When you’ve got access to some of the best costumes and make-up artists the world has to offer, it's no surprise that celebrity Halloween costumes tend to come out on top. But Klum always goes the extra mile year after year.
Last year, the German model made jaws drop when she rocked up at her party as a giant worm. Her costume completely encased her from head to toe in heavy prosthetics, with only her eyes and mouth left to try and make out the model beneath.
In an unusual take on the couple’s costume, her husband Tom Kaulitz dressed as a fisherman, complete with wading trousers and a fishing rod, and used Klum’s ‘Big Apple Worm’ – created by Mike Marino at Prosthetic Renaissance Inc. – as bait.
Klum later ditched the “claustrophobic” costume once inside the party, keeping only the prosthetic face, and donned a see-through bedazzled bodysuit and brown boots.
Klum is known for keeping her Halloween costumes super secret until the big reveal, but dropped a hint about what it might look like this year during an interview.
Last week, she told Entertainment Tonight: "I actually just took a trip, five hours I had to fly some place - and I don't even want to say where, because I don't want to give you away any clue - but I had to fly five hours to this mysterious place and five hours back just to have a look how things were going. Things are going very well. Thank goodness!"
When pressed about her costume, the TV personality was tight-lipped about the details but she did reveal that it would be "very colourful and super big", so big in fact that it might "block a few lanes of the street" when she walks the red carpet.
"Honestly, I was envisioning it to be epic," she added.
Klum always sets high expectations for her Halloween look, so this year might take the bar to new heights.
Whether you’re looking for costume inspiration, or just appreciate a good fancy dress, take a look back at Heidi Klum’s Halloween outfits through the years.
Best Heidi Klum Halloween costumes
After a three-year hiatus, Klum's annual party returned after the COVID-19 pandemic, and the German model pulled out all the stops for her Halloween 2022 costume; a worm.
Heidi Klum dressed as an alien/Frankenstein hybrid for her 20th Annual Halloween Party, while her husband Tom Kaulitz went as a blood-covered astronaut.
This year, Heidi transformed herself one again, this time pulling out all the stops to emerge as Shrek’s bride Princess Fiona. Complete with prosthetics, emerald green velvet dress, crown and red wig, the German model even got her date – boyfriend Tom Kaulitz – in on the act.
For her 18th annual Halloween party, Heidi went retro and transformed into the werewolf from Michael Jackson’s 1982 Thriller video.
In 2016, Heidi duplicated herself and turned up to her party with five identical ‘Heidi' lookalikes.
Klum’s Jessica Rabbit get-up took nine hours to create and came complete with a fake behind and rubber eyelids. It can’t have been comfortable, but it certainly made an impact.
Klum gave the pedestrians of New York's Times Square a preview of her 2014 costume – a bug-eyed butterfly complete with Victoria's Secret-style wings inspired by a Thierry Mugler Haute Couture look from 1997.
In 2013, Klum attended her party dressed as a 95-year-old version of herself, complete with varicose veins and a walking stick.
Cleopatra was Klum’s inspiration for her Halloween party in 2012, including a towering golden headdress.
For her second 2011 Halloween party in New York, Klum and her then-husband Seal dressed as a simian couple.
Not content with one star-studded Halloween party, Klum threw two star-studded bashes in 2011. For the first, the model went as one of the flayed cadavers from the ‘Bodies’ exhibit.
Is it a Transformer? A superhuman? A stylised robot? No one’s really sure.
Klum opted to dress as one of the spookiest birds out there in 2009 – the crow – complete with beak.
In 2008, Heidi dressed as Kali, the Hindu goddess of death and time, but received some backlash for culturally appropriating her costume.
Heidi somehow managed to upgrade Halloween’s generic catsuit look in 2007, with this velvet catsuit and on-point make-up.
In 2006, Klum turned to the Bible for inspiration and arrived at her annual bash wearing a Forbidden Fruit get-up. Her husband at the time, Seal, dressed as Eve.
A glamorous vampire was Klum’s costume choice in 2005.
Klum gave us all a fright in 2004 when she arrived at a party in this red witchy ensemble and a skeleton on her back.
In 2003, the model gave off space-age gladiator vibes in a head-to-toe gold look.
For the third iteration of her annual Halloween party, Klum channelled the iconic Betty Boop in 2002.
Lady Godiva was Klum’s inspiration for her 2001 look, even arriving at her annual Halloween bash atop a horse.
For the very first Halloween Party hosted by Klum in 2000, the model rocked up wearing a dominatrix-style look.