Heidi Klum Unveils 2017 Halloween Costume and It's Quite the "Thriller"

For her 18th annual Halloween bash, the supermodel drew inspiration from one of Michael Jackson's greatest hits

By Elyse Dupre Nov 01, 2017 12:08 PMTags
Watch: Heidi Klum's Halloween Transformation is a "Thriller"

The queen of Halloween is back and more frightful than ever. 

Heidi Klum showed up at her 18th annual Halloween bash dressed as the werewolf from Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video. The supermodel donned furry ears, fangs and the classic red and yellow letterman's jacket. She also wore spooky claws and elaborate makeup to add to her haunting look.

Of course, it took a little time to make the supermodel look this frightening. Klum documented her getting-ready process and gave fans a sneak peek of her costume on Instagram.

Heidi Klum's Halloween Costumes

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But Klum's costume wasn't the only showstopper of the night. The America's Got Talent judge performed the classic "Thriller" dance seen in the King of Pop's music video.


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The bash, held at Moxy Times Square, was certainly a star-studded affair. Celebrity guests included Mike Myers, Kyle MacLachlanHeather GrahamJackie Cruz and Coco and Ice T. The supermodel also invited a few of her co-stars, including former America's Got Talent host Nick Cannon and Project Runway judge Zac Posen. The hostess seemed to enjoy the evening as she hung out in the exclusive V.I.P area and listened to music by DJs Mel Debarge, Questlove and others.

This isn't the first time Klum has gone all out for Halloween. In 2016, she managed to clone herself five times over and in 2015 she went as Jessica Rabbit. A few of her other elaborate costumes include a butterfly, an older version of herself and the inside of her body.

Check out the gallery to see some of her previous looks:


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."

We can't wait to see what Klum will be next year!

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