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The Complete Guide to Heidi Klum’s Halloween Costumes

We recap over 20 years of model's most spooktacular looks.
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October 31 may include carving a jack-o-lantern and trick-or-treating for many of us but for Hollywood’s biggest stars, it is a chance to wear their most elaborate fancy dress at Heidi Klum’s annual Halloween party. 

While the former Project Runway star’s extravagant costumes have gained mass media attention in the last few years, Heidi’s commitment to Halloween is not a recent phenomenon, with 2023 marking the 23rd instalment of her star-studded costume party. 

WATCH: Heidi Klum’s insanely creepy Halloween 2021. Article continues after video. 

Arriving at her 2022 soiree as a worm, Heidi’s costumes have continued to grow increasingly more elaborate, with her costume repertoire including everything from animated princesses to fan-favourite horror film characters.  

Scroll down to look back on each of Heidi Klum’s Halloween party looks so far.

Heidi Klum’s Best Halloween Costumes

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2023

After almost 12 hours of teasing her extravagant arrival, Heidi stepped out at her 2023 Halloween bash as a peacock – surrounded by nine acrobats to create the illusion of the peacock’s signature tail feathers. 

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2022

Heidi was almost recognisable during her 2022 Halloween party, with the 50-year-old attending the red carpet in a head-to-toe bait worm costume. 

The former Victoria’s Secret model’s look was further accentuated by husband Tom Kaulitz, who walked alongside the star as a bloodied fisherman. 

“I like to do something unexpected, so I tried to think of a costume that’s super absurd, but also very familiar… Because it’s Halloween, you need the creepy factor [that’s] also a bit gross and disgusting,” Heidi told Vogue. 

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2019

Following over ten hours of prosthetics application, Heidi attended her 2019 Halloween party as her take on an alien. 

Attending alongside husband Tom Kaulitz, the couple drew inspiration for their narrative costume from Tom’s band, Tokio Hotel, who Heidi claimed believed in aliens. 

Speaking at the event, Tom told The Hollywood Reporter, “I was an astronaut in outer space, looking for a new planet for the humans to live on … I was out there touring the universe and I found this creature. I thought, ‘Wow, she looks good,’ so I brought her home.” 

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2018

Heidi was seeing green during her 2018 Halloween party, with the star attending the celebrations as the ogre Princess Fiona from the Shrek franchise. 

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2017

Accompanied by her army of zombies, Heidi opted for a terrifying take on Michael Jackson’s Thriller music video character. 

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2016

While 2016 may have been one of Heidi’s less-extravagant costumes, the model still brought the wow-factor with her group of clones. 

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2015

Heidi brought animation to life during her 2015 Halloween celebration with her recreation of Jessica Rabbit from Who Framed Roger Rabbit. 

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2014

The model spread her wings with her 2014 costume, attending her annual Halloween party as a bright multi-coloured butterfly. 

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2013

Complete with a prosthetic neck, varicose veins, and age spots, Heidi shocked party-goers with her frightfully realistic costume of herself as an elderly woman. 

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2012

In a nod to Elizabeth Taylor’s portrayal of the golden queen, Heidi sported this extravagant Cleopatra costume for her 2012 celebration. 

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2011

Dubbed the “visible woman,” Heidi sported this macabre muscle body paint costume for her Las Vegas Halloween event. 

Speaking on the inspiration behind her costume, the Project Runway star told People, “It’s kind of like a dead body with the first layer of skin ripped off. It’s basically like me naked. All my veins and blood will all be visible. You don’t feel quite naked with it because it is so colourful.” 

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2010

Complete with sky-high stilts and colour co-ordinated armour, Heidi wore this bedazzled space-age superhero costume to celebrate one decade of her star-studded Halloween party. 

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2009

In true Halloween fashion, Heidi took a stylish approach to her crow costume for her 2009 party. 

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2008

Following a trip to India earlier that year, Heidi opted for an elaborate costume of the Hindu goddess Kali during her 2008 Halloween party. 

The costume was highly criticised by members of the Hindu community, with community leader Rajan Zed telling Times of India, “Goddess Kali is highly revered in Hinduism, and she is meant to be worshipped in temples and not to be used in clubs for publicity stunts or thrown around loosely for dramatic effect.”

“Hindus welcome Hollywood and other entertainment industries to immerse themselves in Hinduism, but they should take it seriously and respectfully and not just use the religion for decorating or to advance their selfish agenda,” he continued. 

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2007

Complete with cat-eye contacts and a bedazzled collar, Heidi rocked her spooky twist on a classic cat costume for her 2007 Halloween party. 

The model topped of the look with a personalised collar, with the tag reading, “If lost, please return to Seal.” 

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2006

Bringing a glamorous twist to a biblical tale, Heidi donned her forbidden fruit costume alongside then-husband Seal as Eve. 

“The problem with [the costume] was that I was so big, I couldn’t fit into a car, so I had to get a convertible at the last minute just so I could get to the party. I couldn’t drink water because my arms couldn’t reach my face. I couldn’t even sit,” she told The New York Post at the time. 

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2005

Many years before Bellatrix Lestrange hit our screens in Harry Potter, Heidi rocked this eccentric vampire look for her 2005 Halloween party. 

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2004

With an eclectic mix of vampire, witch, and skeleton, Heidi wore this spooky ensemble to her 2004 spook-tacular bash. 

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2003

The first of Heidi’s many spooky costumes, the model celebrated Halloween in this golden alien look. 

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2002

Heidi rocked her vintage-inspired Betty Boop costume for her 2002 Halloween party. 

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2001 

Entering her second annual Halloween party on horseback, Heidi brought a spooky twist to her Lady Godiva costume.

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2000

Heidi kicked off her Halloween party tradition with an all black Wednesday Addams inspired look. 

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