- Heidi Klum stunned the internet when she dressed as a giant worm for Halloween.
- Klum told Entertainment Tonight that she feared suffocating while in the costume.
- She also told the outlet she had to be rolled everywhere.
Heidi Klum feared she would suffocate while wearing her giant worm costume this Halloween.
Klum made the eye-catching costume look effortless while hosting her 21st annual Halloween party on Monday, but she shared a few behind-the-scenes details with Entertainment Tonight’s Will Marfuggi. She told the outlet that wearing the costume, designed by Mike Marino of Prosthetics Renaissance, made her worry at times.
“I had to roll everywhere,” Klum told ET. “I just said to my husband, ‘Please don’t leave me flat on my face and suffocate’ because I was worried that I was gonna, at some point, not have any gas left. I was worried to be, like, stuck like this and not be able to breathe and they forget about me. Crazy things go through your head.”
Klum called being inside the suit “strange” because it makes communicating difficult. The ridged prosthetics covered every inch of her body except her mouth, eyes, and a small opening for her shoes.
“It was strange to be in there, I have to say, because no one can really hear you,” Klum told ET. “You can’t really hear anyone because it’s like this. Everything is muffled at all times. So it’s all tight in there and it’s boiling hot in there. Like, literally it’s like a shower. It’s dripping, dripping, dripping and yeah, you can’t do anything. You can’t scratch, you can’t point.”
Klum’s highly-anticipated party was held at New York City’s Sake No Hana at Moxy Lower East Side. It’s Klum’s first Halloween party in two years because she canceled the festivities in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Photos from the event showed Klum posing with her husband, Tom Kaulitz, who dressed as a bloodied fisherman and pretended to use Klum’s worm as bait. Klum also posed with her 18-year-old daughter, Leni Klum, who arrived as Catwoman. The party featured a DJ set by Questlove and a star-studded guest list, including Queer Eye’s Antoni Porowski and new Twitter owner Elon Musk.
While Klum delighted guests with her costume, she eventually changed out of the bulky worm prosthetics and into an alternative ensemble. Klum donned a sheer catsuit adorned with crystals and stiletto heels but still wore the worm costume as a mask.
Klum later told Vogue in an interview that her team wanted her to pick a different Halloween costume this year, but she chose the worm anyway.
“I like to do something unexpected, so I tried to think of a costume that is super absurd, but also very familiar,” she told Vogue. “Because it is Halloween, you need the creepy factor, also a bit gross and disgusting.”