- Heidi Klum’s team encouraged her to pick a new Halloween costume when she told them she wanted to dress up as a worm.
- “I called him and said, ‘Make me a worm,’ and he said, ‘Huh?!?!?!’” Klum recalled.
- She said that it took two years of brainstorming for her to come up with the costume.
Heidi Klum’s team really did not want her to wear that freaky worm costume on Halloween.
Speaking with Vogue, the supermodel said makeup artist Mike Marino and his team at Prosthetic Renaissance, who helped to transform her into the disturbingly accurate bug, encouraged her to pick another costume.
“I called him and said, ‘Make me a worm,’ and he said, ‘Huh?!?!?!’” Klum recalled.
“He initially did not want to do it and kept encouraging me to think of a new idea,” Klum said. “However, I am not like that: When I fall in love with an idea, I do not want to pivot.”
Klum told Vogue it took her two years of brainstorming to come up with the costume, one that had to be “better than ever” for her first star-studded Halloween party since the pandemic.
“I like to do something unexpected, so I tried to think of a costume that is super absurd, but also very familiar,” Klum said. “Because it is Halloween, you need the creepy factor, also a bit gross and disgusting.”
For the look, Klum donned a prosthetic shell that fully covered her arms and looked like the body of a worm. Her face was painted and blended into her costume when she slithered down the red carpet and even did an interview lying down.
When she was ready to be free, she ditched the worm suit and revealed a sheer, rhinestone-covered bodysuit underneath.
“I wanted people to shed the heaviness of the world and be playful,” Klum said of her worm costume. “I love the transformation of Halloween: People wear costumes, and with that, shed some insecurities of everyday life.”
Klum wore the costume to her 21st annual Halloween party on Monday in New York City’s Sake No Hana at Moxy Lower East Side. She attended the event with her husband, Tom Kaulitz, who dressed as a bloodied fisherman. The couple posed together ahead of the party, with Kaulitz pretending to use Klum as fishing bait.
Klum’s 18-year-old daughter, Leni Klum, also attended the party for the first time and arrived as Catwoman. Questlove DJ’d the star-studded event that included new Twitter owner Elon Musk and Queer Eye’s Antoni Porowski.
Klum made a name for herself as the Queen of Halloween over her elaborate costumes and parties. In the past, she’s dressed up as a human body – featuring muscles and tissue – and a butterfly with an anatomically correct mask. In 2019, she transformed into an alien while her husband was an injured astronaut.