Heidi Klum is known for a lot of things — her modeling days, “Project Runway,” “America’s Got Talent” — the list goes on and on. But fans of the supermodel also know she’s a major lover of all things Halloween.
Klum will host her annual Halloween party tonight, and fans are already beginning to speculate about what her costume might be. Over almost two decades of parties, the A-lister has become known for coming up with over-the-top Halloween costumes through the years. She has also welcomed a slew of celebrity guests, including Gigi Hadid, Kim Kardashian and Chrissy Teigen.
The model’s most recent costume for Halloween 2021, which she shared on Instagram today, took “till death do us part” to a brand new level. Klum posed atop a broken gravestone in a blood-soaked wedding dress, paired with Sophia Webster sandals with crystal-beaded heels.
2019 found Klum dressed as a spooky nude alien for her 20th annual Halloween celebration. The model’s costume was complete with a glass-encased brain, plus numerous tubes and veins for an added scare factor. At the time, Klum shared the process of creating her look on Instagram—which involved hours of fittings with rubber prosthetics.
In 2018, Klum enlisted husband Tom Kaulitz, then her boyfriend, to dress up alongside her. The wild couple’s costume? A very realistic take on the “Shrek” franchise’s romantic leads, Shrek and Fiona.
Klum’s 2017 costume focused on an iconic Halloween reference: Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” music video. The star paid homage to the clip by dressing as a transformed werewolf, complete with a letterman jacket and vintage-inspired socks and loafers.
For 2016, the model opted for a group costume. Klum dressed up as a clone of herself alongside five other women—all wearing an embellished bodysuit and thigh-high suede boots.
Klum paid homage to another pop culture character, Jessica Rabbit, in 2015. Her look came complete with exaggerated facial and body prosthetics—plus the character’s iconic red sparkly dress and purple gloves.
Klum literally spread her wings for her 15th Halloween celebration in 2014, dressed as a butterfly. With a full-body costume that included massive iridescent wings, antennae and a pair of sequined platform boots, her look was truly outside the box.
Klum’s 2013 costume made headlines for its clever nature, as she went dressed as a 95-year-old version of herself. Her costume featured veins, eye lenses and liver spot appliqués, plus a vintage houndstooth skirt suit and bow-embellished flats. In fact, her costume was so realistic that she was famously nearly not let into her own party.
In 2011, Klum pulled double duty with two costumes for two parties. The first was a couples costume with then-husband Seal, featuring prosthetic appliqués and makeup for the duo to appear like apes. The second, however, was decidedly spookier. Klum dressed as an anatomical body, with makeup and prosthetics resembling bare muscles and bones—plus a pair of sky-high platform heels.
Klum’s 2010 costume was playful and bright. The model dressed as a futuristic purple and red robot, complete with sparkly purple makeup and a pair of daring stilts with boot attachments.
2009 found Klum dressed as a crow—with a fashionable twist. The model wore a black feather-covered dress, complete with a beak headpiece and wings—plus a stylish pair of gray suede over-the-knee boots by Christian Louboutin.
One of Klum’s most controversial Halloween costumes was her 2008 attire, a gory version of the Hindu goddess Kali. Klum’s look included blue body makeup, six prosthetic arms and numerous fake severed heads and hands—plus a metallic gold pair of skull-shaped platform sandals.
Klum stepped out on the red carpet at her 2007 bash in a sultry and sweet costume, dressed as a cat. Her outfit included a sleek catsuit, heart-shaped collar and appliquéd whiskers—plus towering platform boots.
Klum took inspiration from the Bible for her 2006 costume, dressed as both the Forbidden Fruit (AKA, an apple) and the snake from the Biblical story of Adam and Eve. Her outfit featured a red apple-shaped bodysuit, plus an appliquéd green snake and mismatched red and green boots.
In 2005, Klum took a walk on the dark side as a gothic vampire. Her stylish take on the horror creature featured a black leather minidress and pointed-toe latex boots—plus a sky-high wig and flowing cape.
Klum’s take on a high-fashion witch was the outfit of choice for her 2004 Halloween party. The model wore a flowing red dress, complete with a bold red wig, feather-covered hat and skeleton attachment. Her look was complete with bloody red makeup and matching latex boots.
Klum looked to classic cartoon character Betty Boop for her 2002 Halloween costume. The model paired a red minidress with matching gloves and pointed-toe pumps. Her look was complete with a back wig and exaggerated eye makeup mimicking Boop’s signature features.
For her 2001 Halloween party, Klum debuted one of her most famous costumes: Lady Godiva. Her ensemble included a sparkly white bodysuit and lace-up heeled boots. Klum, however, took the ensemble one step further with a flowing blond wig, bloody lip makeup and a live horse that she rode into the event.
The location of the event has changed over the years, with Klum hosting in both Los Angeles and New York. But every year, she holds a Halloween bash, always on the actual date, except in 2012, when she pushed back festivities for Hurricane Sandy.
As for what else may come this year, fans will have to wait and see. Chances are, it’s going to be a statement maker.
Click through the gallery to see all of the supermodel’s looks from Halloweens past.
Heidi Klum & More Stars Show Off Plunging Necklines and Sultry Sandals at amfAR’s Gala
Heidi Klum Shines in Fringed Minidress & Silver Sandals at iHeart Radio Festival
Heidi Klum Leads the Pack of Sheer Style Statements at the 2017 MTV VMAs