Watch: Heidi Klum dresses as worm for 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 one celebrity who always goes the extra mile year after year, is Heidi Klum.
Every year, Klum’s Halloween Party attracts the biggest names in entertainment, and each year the host’s fancy dress costumes are better than the last.
The pandemic forced the America’s Got Talent beauty to postpone her annual Halloween party for the past two years, leaving fans waiting for something extra special for this year’s costume.
Read more: Why do we celebrate Halloween? From its origins to trick-or-treating and pumpkin carving today
The 49-year-old supermodel told Entertainment Tonight that this year’s prosthetic-heavy costume might be so claustrophobic that she’ll need medical attention on standby.
Read more: Heidi Klum’s 2019 Halloween costume took over 12 hours to create
And she wasn’t wrong. The model stunned everyone when she graced her party’s red carpet with her partner, dressed as a… worm.
Yep, you read that right. The TV personality was encased head to toe in heavy prosthetics as a giant, wriggly worm, 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.
Read more: How to recreate Heidi Klum’s famous Halloween looks
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.
Is this Heidi Klum’s best Halloween costume to date? Decide for yourself.
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 videos.
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 stylized robot? No one’s really sure.
Klum opted to dress as one of the spookiest birds out there in 2009 – the crowd – 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 channeled 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.