People of all ages love Halloween because it gives them a chance to dress up. Even celebrities love the spooky holiday, with Heidi Klum a particularly big fan of October 31st. The model goes all out with her costume every year, and she’s never failed to dazzle us with her cool and creative looks.
A dark beginning
For every year since 2000, Klum has hosted a huge Halloween bash that’s allowed her outrageous style choices to take center stage. For her very first party, the model decided to fit in with the spooky theme of the holiday by dressing all in black.
She gave off a dark, edgy vibe in her leather dress and choker, complete with a black wig. Heidi even used white makeup to add that gothic touch to proceedings.
The woman of legend
If her inaugural Halloween bash was all about being dark and spooky, the follow-up was the complete opposite. The model was a vision in white when she showed up to the party as Lady Godiva. Obviously, the women of legend wasn’t famous for wearing a white bodysuit, but Klum didn’t fancy arriving nude to her shindig.
What she did do, though, was ride in on a horse just like the woman she was emulating. There was no doubt in anyone’s mind who Klum was supposed to be that day.
An animated inspiration
It seems that Heidi loved dressing up as someone else so much that she decided to do it again the following year. However, rather than replicate someone real, she instead opted for one of the world’s most famous cartoon characters. No, she didn’t dress up as Mickey Mouse or Bugs Bunny – she was Betty Boop.
Heidi stunned in the character’s trademark red ensemble, with her hair perfectly styled to match her inspiration. Even the makeup was perfectly exaggerated to match her animated counterpart. She looked every bit the 1920s flapper.
Futuristic warrior princess
For her 2003 Halloween bash, Klum decided to be a little more original again. Much like with her first costume, the model followed a color scheme, although this one had a bit more sparkle. All that glittered was definitely gold this year as she rocked a metallic gladiator outfit for the holiday.
Heidi seemed to blend the old with the new in this futuristic retro attire, complete with dreadlocks and space boots. It was Klum’s most original outfit so far, and it proved that she was the Queen of Halloween.
A night of spooks
The model decided to fully embrace the Halloween spirit in 2004 when she wore a costume that screamed spooky. It was a little hard to find Klum under all that red hair and material, but the skeleton on her back was impossible to miss.
Heidi carried it around on her back all night as she spooked partygoers with her creepiest costume yet. We’re not sure if she was trying for a Día de Muertos vibe with her look, but the color scheme certainly gave off that impression.
Fierce and fabulous
Evidently pleased with her spooktacular outfit the year before, Heidi once again opted for a more traditional Halloween look in 2005. This time, she released her inner vampire with her dark cloak and razor-sharp fangs.
The black afro seemed to reference Cher, and we’re not sure whether Klum was trying to turn back time with her costume. Whether it was intended to be a nod to the iconic diva or not, though, it was still wickedly creative. No-one could accuse the model of not being Halloween ready with this look.
The forbidden fruit
The end of 2006 was a joyous time for Heidi because she gave birth to her third child, Jonah. Unfortunately, the boy’s arrival came just weeks after Halloween, which meant Klum’s costume that year had to accommodate a large baby bump.
That probably explains why she celebrated the holiday as a giant apple. Heidi went biblical with her look, choosing to celebrate the story of Adam and Eve by dressing up as the forbidden fruit. Well, at least it stopped her bump from being the focus of the outfit.
Considering some of the outrageous looks Klum had shown off on previous Halloweens, her 2007 costume appeared a little more modest. Pulling the look together probably didn’t take as long as it had before because it was mostly just a catsuit.
However, while the outfit might have been more toned down than usual, that didn’t mean it wasn’t still eye-catching. The model’s feline-friendly costume certainly got the job done, and Klum didn’t skimp out on the small details either. We clocked those special cat contacts that she put in.
2009 saw Heidi back on form with yet another animal-inspired outfit, with the model this time celebrating Halloween as a crow. The bird is a very fitting choice for such a spooky holiday, and Klum certainly didn’t hold back in bringing the costume to life.
Hours of work went into making that outfit appear authentically avian, with the model’s face even painted to ensure it blended in with the outfit. Unfortunately, while that beak might have pulled the look together, it apparently made eating and drinking virtually impossible.
Fembot from the future
After a decade of throwing Halloween parties, Klum had proven she reigned supreme on this holiday. So, she celebrated that achievement by donning her most ambitious outfit yet. Heidi decided to be a fembot from the future in her red and purple armor and glittery body paint.
The look was impossible to look away from, although it wasn’t the color that really caught people’s focus. It was the fact that Heidi loomed over everyone on her stilts. She spent the night being eight feet tall and intimidating all her guests.
Bringing back a classic
When it comes to celebrity Halloween costumes, plenty of people use historical figures for inspiration. One person who’s influenced a lot of famous outfits is Cleopatra. The former Egyptian ruler had one iconic look that’s been recreated countless times, and in 2012, Heidi became the latest person to copy it.
She decided to attend her Halloween party in a golden dress that screamed grace and glamour. While it might not have been Klum’s most original idea, there’s no doubt she pulled off the regal look with great ease.
It’s been 84 years
Guests probably had to do a double-take when Heidi arrived at her Halloween party in 2013. A day earlier, the woman had been in her 40s, but she suddenly seemed to have doubled in age when she stepped out on the red carpet.
A team of experts had transformed her youthful complexion into one sagging with wrinkles and covered in varicose veins. Underneath all the makeup and prosthetics, Klum was still the spry model people knew and loved. However, you wouldn’t have believed it just by looking at her.
Art at its finest
Clearly, animals are one of Heidi’s go-to things when it comes to Halloween costumes. Having already covered winged creatures and four-legged friends, though, Klum decided to let insects inspire her 2014 look. It was the best decision she could have made, because the model’s stunning butterfly costume took people’s breath away at her annual party.
The colorful ensemble was not only eye-catching, but it took Heidi’s artistry to the next level. She was still kicking things up a notch all these years after starting her tradition.
Who framed Heidi Klum?
Come 2015, Klum decided she wanted to bring another animated character to life for her Halloween party. This time, it was Jessica Rabbit’s turn to get the star treatment. The model did the iconic character from the comedy movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit justice when she rocked up in her sheer dress and face full of prosthetics.
Heidi evidently went to a great deal of effort to not only breathe life into the look, but to make it a near-perfect replication of the original creation. It was pure genius.
Attack of the Klums
Heidi’s 2016 party was probably the easiest to get ready for out of all her Halloween shindigs, because the model went as herself. Considering all the spellbinding looks she’d previously pulled off, this probably seemed a bit lazy on Klum’s behalf.
However, she was far from alone. Heidi was joined by a host of other models who were all dressed exactly the same. She had an army of lookalikes at her disposal, forcing partygoers to question which one was the real Klum? Who knew being herself would be so innovative?
If there’s one song that instantly brings Halloween to people’s minds, it’s Thriller. The video for that hit tune is iconic, and it resembles so much of the stuff that people love about October 31st.
So, it’s no wonder that Heidi decided to pay homage to it in 2017 when she pulled off a faithful recreation of the King of Pop’s werewolf look. The model definitely looked ready to do the Thriller dance when she stepped out in an ensemble that allegedly took seven hours to bring together.
2018 was a special year for Heidi because it was the first time that she and now-husband Tom Kaulitz got to dress up together. You don’t get to be with someone like Klum if you’re not prepared to go all out with your Halloween costume.
Thankfully, the Tokio Hotel star didn’t put up a fight when the model told him they were going to her party as Shrek and Fiona. The look was another one that took hours to pull together on the day, but all that effort paid off.
Teasing the surprise
With Halloween fast approaching, people are wondering what exactly Heidi will wear for her 2019 party. The model has revealed that she’ll apparently “have a hard time walking” in this year’s costume and that it will take ten hours to put on.
We expect that means we’ll be getting something groundbreaking from Klum, although we won’t know for sure until the big day. Heidi’s not one for giving the game away too soon, and while she might like to give us teasers, she’s keeping her cards close to her chest.
An avian design
As great as Halloween is for people like Heidi, the holiday only comes around once a year. For the other 364 days, Klum has to content herself with looking stylish and fashion-forward on the red carpet.
Of course, while she might not be able to walk out in extravagant costumes, she does still emerge in some weird and wonderful things on occasion. For instance, her dress for Elton John’s 2019 Oscar’s party was quite eye-catching with its avian design. The bottom of the dress seemed very reminiscent of plumage.
Birds on the brain
Speaking of birds, Klum’s outfit for the 67th Emmy Awards gave us Tweety Bird vibes, particularly with the color. The pastel yellow shade really stood out on the model’s body, especially with all the tiny feathers attached to the dress.
While Heidi probably wasn’t going around telling people, “I tawt I taw a puddy tat,” her look definitely felt reminiscent of Looney Tunes. If she’d worn it a few years earlier, we’d have been sure it inspired the crow look that she rocked at her 2009 Halloween bash.
Disaster in lilac
For the Academy Awards ceremony in 2016, Heidi decided to wear something that didn’t capture people’s attention for all the right reasons. People weren’t in love with her lilac outfit, which almost seemed to swallow her body.
It wasn’t the most form-fitting dress she’d ever worn, and the presence of only one sleeve certainly raised a few eyebrows. However, love it or hate it, there’s no doubt that it got people talking on the red carpet. Maybe this look would have gone down more of a treat on Halloween.
Fringe is the focus
Klum was impossible to miss at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards in 2014. She decided to take her love for fringe to the max in this dress, with every inch of her outfit covered in it.
All it took was one twirl for the model to whip up a storm on the red carpet, and she was no doubt the center of attention. We wouldn’t have wanted to be standing nearby when she decided to spin, because we would have easily gotten lost in all that fabric.