All of Heidi Klum's Halloween Costumes Since 2000
Ever since Heidi Klum birthed her iconic Halloween party back in 2000, the supermodel has become the queen of spooky season. The location and date may have changed over the past two-plus decades, but there's one thing we can always count on: Klum's epic, over-the-top, spot-on Halloween costumes. If there were actual awards for best celebrity Halloween costumes, she'd regularly take home the prize.
Since going as a zombie doll for her Halloween party debut, Klum has experimented with everything from a Garden of Eden apple (to accommodate her baby bump in 2006) to an incredibly realistic re-creation of Jessica Rabbit. She's even gotten her partners and kids involved in clever couples' Halloween costumes and family-friendly Halloween costumes.
While Klum has worn over 20 extravagant costumes since the early aughts, she still manages to surprise us with a creative Halloween costume every year. But aside from her originality, her commitment to the craft is equally as impressive, as she never fails to go the extra mile to look unrecognizable. Case in point: no one could have expected Klum to show up as a giant slimy worm in 2022, which was an idea she'd been working on for two years.
For this year's costume, Klum teased to the Daily Mail in September, ". . . I have to admit, I love it. And then my gut, I feel like it's going to be good." Needless to say, her multi-person peacock costume this year certainly didn't disappoint.
In honor of her fantastic Halloween ensembles, take a look back at all of Klum's Halloween costumes over the years ahead.
— Additional reporting by Yerin Kim
Heidi Klum's 2000 Halloween Costume: Sexy Zombie
Klum's outrageous Halloween costumes go all the way back to 2000 when she dressed up as a sexy zombie woman to kick off the tradition. She donned jet-black hair, a red lip, and a striking leather gown for the look.
Heidi Klum's 2001 Halloween Costume: Lady Godiva
The model took her costume up a notch in 2001, dressing as the legendary figure from Anglo-Saxon England for her Halloween costume. She made quite the entrance arriving to her New York City party on a horse.
Heidi Klum's 2002 Halloween Costume: Betty Boop
At her NYC bash in 2002, Klum channeled Betty Boop for her Halloween costume. This wasn't her last time getting dolled up as a cartoon character for Halloween.
Heidi Klum's 2003 Halloween Costume: Gold Alien
Klum's 2003 Halloween costume was over-the-top extraterrestrial. She was decked out in gold from head to toe, head piece and all.
Heidi Klum's 2004 Halloween Costume: Witch
While Klum may have gone with a classic Halloween costume idea, her twist was anything but. She celebrated the holiday as a red-haired witch alongside her then-husband Seal, who was dressed as the Phantom of the Opera.
Heidi Klum's 2005 Halloween Costume: Vampire
Klum's look for her 2005 Halloween costume was a sexy — and scary — vampire. She fully committed to the aesthetic, even rocking a bleeding heart.
Heidi Klum's 2006 Halloween Costume: Garden of Eden Apple
Pregnant with her now-teenage son Johan in 2006, Klum protected her growing baby bump as the apple from the Garden of Eden. For their couples' Halloween costume, Seal came appropriately dressed as Eve.
Heidi Klum's 2007 Halloween Costume: Cat
A cat may be a basic Halloween costume idea, but Klum put her own spin on the classic for her Halloween costume in 2007. Her full catsuit came with a realistic-looking coat and an adorable collar.
Heidi Klum's 2008 Halloween Costume: Kali
For Halloween in 2008, Klum went as Kali, the Hindu goddess. Her costume was met with backlash, as Hindu leaders claimed the goddess was a highly respected figure meant to be worshipped in temples, not at parties.
Heidi Klum's 2009 Halloween Costume: Crow
Klum and Seal were masked as crows for their couples' Halloween costume in 2009. The pair was covered in feathers and even beaks at their party in Los Angeles.
Heidi Klum's 2010 Halloween Costume: Alien
Klum channeled a different kind of alien at her 2010 Halloween party. Her red-and-purple ensemble added a superhero element to her unique alien costume.
Heidi Klum's 2011 Halloween Costume: Skeleton
Klum rolled into a 2011 Las Vegas bash on a stretcher. Every muscle and tendon was visible on her Halloween costume.
Heidi Klum's 2011 Halloween Costume: Monkey
The same year, Klum and Seal once again looked to animals for inspiration for their couples' Halloween costume. They sure love a lifelike re-creation.
Heidi Klum's 2012 Halloween Costume: Cleopatra
Klum's annual Halloween party was pushed to December 2012 due to Hurricane Sandy, but she still shared a peek at her festive Halloween costume. For the party itself, she also rocked an elaborate makeup look with little jewels.
Heidi Klum's 2013 Halloween Costume: Old Woman
Klum defied her youthful looks and went as an older version of herself in 2013. Her transformation was so real that she almost didn't make it into the party, she revealed to Page Six.
Heidi Klum's 2014 Halloween Costume: Butterfly
Klum's 2014 butterfly Halloween costume was a stunning mix of patterns and colors. She walked the streets of New York with massive wings and bug eyes.
Heidi Klum's 2015 Halloween Costume: Jessica Rabbit
Prosthetics helped Klum achieve her plastic-looking Jessica Rabbit Halloween costume, which is arguably one of her most talked-about of all time. The re-creation took almost 10 hours.
Heidi Klum's 2016 Halloween Costume: Clone
A break from her usual extravagant looks, Klum went as herself — with five other "Heidi Klum" clones — for her 2016 Halloween costume. Her lookalikes wore matching bodysuits, boots, and prosthetics to look just like the supermodel.
Heidi Klum's 2017 Halloween Costume: Werewolf
Klum was inspired by the "Thriller" music video for her 2017 Halloween costume. Her version of the werewolf was hyperealistic and honestly, a little terrifying.
Heidi Klum's 2018 Halloween Costume: Princess Fiona
Klum's Halloween costume in 2018 was spot-on. She looked just like Princess Fiona, while her now-husband Tom Kaulitz went as Shrek.
Heidi Klum's 2019 Halloween Costume: Scary Alien
Klum has dressed up as several aliens over the years, though she always brings a twist. For her 2019 Halloween costume, she was a gory alien.
Heidi Klum's 2020 Halloween Costume: Mummy
Halloween at home didn't stop Klum from taking her costume seriously. In lieu of hosting her annual Halloween party, the supermodel created a short horror film with her family, in which she dressed her kids as zombies covered in toilet paper.
Heidi Klum's 2022 Halloween Costume: Worm
After a two-year hiatus, Klum's Halloween bash was back in business. For the momentous occasion, she wore her wildest Halloween costume yet, an enormous worm. Kaulitz "reeled her in" as a fisherman with a bloody eye.
Heidi Klum's 2023 Halloween Costume: Peacock
To one-up herself, Klum enlisted the help of a crew this year to pull off her fabulous peacock costume. The queen of Halloween wore a head-to-toe blue jumpsuit and peacock headpiece as the base of her outfit, while the rest of her team surrounded her as beautiful feather fans.