Heidi Klum's Jaw-Dropping Costumes Prove She's the Queen of Halloween

When Heidi Klum dreams up a spooky season costume, she has one goal: "To not let any of my Halloween fans down." Check and check. Before she reveals her 2023 look, relive her most memorable costumes.

By Alyssa Morin Oct 28, 2023 1:00 PMTags
Watch: 23 of Heidi Klum's Most OUTRAGEOUS Halloween Costumes

When it comes to Halloween, Heidi Klum is always dressed to kill.

Year after year, the supermodel shows up and shows out for spooky season, often transforming herself into unrecognizable creatures and characters. In fact, the America's Got Talent judge is so dedicated to the holiday that she's been dubbed the "Queen of Halloween"—and for good reason, too.

From dressing up as an anatomical body (complete with realistic-looking flesh and bones) to channeling Fiona from ShrekHeidi's costumes are unmatched. And she's ready to drop jaws once again for her annual Heidiween party.

Less than two months after she crawled her way onto the carpet as an incredibly life-like worm, a costume she said it took 14 hours to wriggle into, the 50-year-old told E! News she was digging deep to come up with a new grand plan. 

"I'm already thinking about next year!" she confessed at the 2022 People's Choice Awards last December. "Send me your ideas. I need new ideas." 

Because the goal, as she recently explained to People, is to "try to find things that people naturally wouldn't do. Most people do nurses or police officers. But I was always looking for something I haven't seen."

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And once she's latched onto an idea for this year's bash, nothing can scare her off of it. 

Take her team's reaction to the worm get-up. "In the beginning, when I was just pushing the idea to everyone, they were like, 'You should think of something else,'" she revealed. "I'm kind of having the same moment again with this year. Everyone's like, 'Can we have a plan B?' I'm not good with plan B. My goal is to not let any of my Halloween fans down." 

But before the reality TV star reveals her 2023 Halloween look, revisit all of her head-turning (and gut-wrenching) costumes. From her inaugural Heidiween outfit in 2000 to now, she's been slaying for over a decade.

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Don't just take our word for it, see for yourself below.


Heidi Klum was proud as a peacock on the red carpet of her annual party, enlisting 10 people to dress as her beautiful tail feathers and claws. 


Happy Halloworm from Heidi! While hosting her 21st annual Halloween party presented by Now Screaming X Prime Video and Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur, the America's Got Talent judge debuted her worm costume. 


After enjoying a night at Sake No Hana, Heidi changed into a nude sheer bedazzled jumpsuit.


"Halloween is different this year," the reality TV star wrote on Instagram amid the coronavirus pandemic, "but that shouldn't stop us from getting creative at home."


Heidi channeled a creepy mummy for her Halloween short video. It marked one of her many spooky looks in the five-minute clip.


Heidi blended into her walls with this clever costume in 2020.


Heidi, are you there? The model was hard to spot, as she perfectly matched the blue and black-streaked bedsheets.


The star's costume was truly out of this world when she turned herself into a gory alien.


The supermodel transformed into everyone's favorite green princess, Fiona, from Shrek. An idea she'd been dreaming about for awhile, "I just never found a crazy enough person that wants to do Shrek with me," she told People. Enter: husband Tom Kaulitz


The America's Got Talent judge had a hair-raising good time dressed up as the werewolf from Michael Jackson's "Thriller" music video. "I wanted to do the 'Thriller' dance," she explained


Instead of channeling someone else for the spooky season, the fashion expert opted to clone herself five times with the help of prosthetics and some fabulous wigs. 


Heidi who? The former Project Runway host answered only to Jessica Rabbit.


"They said, 'Are you really in there Mama?'" she told E! News about her children's reaction to her incredible metamorphosis into a butterfly.


When describing her kids' responses to this elderly get-up, the star told E! News, "The one time that I [looked] like me but older, they were scared."


Heidi gave Elizabeth Taylor a run for her money with this chic Cleopatra costume.


Klum's seen here with ex-husband Seal at a time when they were presumably quite a bit more bananas about one another.


The former Victoria's Secret Angel looked like she hopped right out of an anatomy textbook. She hosted two parties that year, debuting this look on Oct. 29 in Las Vegas.


The model is tall, but not that tall. Heidi wore stilts to make this robot monstrosity more menacing.


Little known fact about crows: a group of them is called a murder. Perhaps that's why the model chose the bird for her haunting costume. Distressed to discover the step-and-repeat was black, "Now I work on the background, too," she told People. "Since then, I do the step-and-repeat, the carpet, everything."


Heidi's costume as the Hindu goddess of death and time, Kali, has since divided the internet.


Heidi's ferocious feline doesn't hold a creepy candle to the CGI in Cats.


She's the apple of our eye in this costume, which was inspired by the biblical tale of Eve and the forbidden fruit.


Eat your heart out—literally!


Not all witches wear black, you know? In fact, this witch had a lacy costume that included a fake skeleton that she got a medical supply store. 


Gladiator goddess or sci-fi dream? Either way, this vivacious look goes down as one of her best.


The former Victoria's Secret model was red hot, as she channeled the iconic Betty Boop.


In her second year hosting, the star went full Lady Godiva—horse and all!


While the model's looks have become a lot more elaborate, for her very first party she was just Heidi (as in the character from Johanna Spyri’s German novels), choosing to dress up in a dirndl "but not a tradtional dirndl," she told People. "And in those days I still did my hair and makeup by myself."