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Heidi Klum's best Halloween costumes, as she hints at this year's 'epic' ensemble

Heidi Klum, in a giant life-sized worm costume, and Tom Kaulitz, dressed as a fisherman with Klum at the end of his fishing rod as 'bait', attend Heidi Klum's 2022 Hallowe'en Party at Sake No Hana
Heidi Klum pulled out all the stops when she appeared at her annual Halloween Party as a giant, realistic worm. (Getty Images)

Halloween is drawing close, and it means just one thing - Heidi Klum is about to emerge from her lair with the spookiest, most outrageous costume you could imagine for her annual Halloween Party.

When you’ve got access to some of the best costumes and make-up artists the world has to offer, it's no surprise that celebrity Halloween costumes tend to come out on top. But Klum always goes the extra mile year after year.

Last year, the German model made jaws drop when she rocked up at her party as a giant worm. Her costume completely encased her from head to toe in heavy prosthetics, with only her eyes and mouth left to try and make out the model beneath.

In an unusual take on the couple’s costume, her husband Tom Kaulitz dressed as a fisherman, complete with wading trousers and a fishing rod, and used Klum’s ‘Big Apple Worm’ – created by Mike Marino at Prosthetic Renaissance Inc. – as bait.

Klum later ditched the “claustrophobic” costume once inside the party, keeping only the prosthetic face, and donned a see-through bedazzled bodysuit and brown boots.

Heidi Klum and Tom Kaulitz attend Heidi Klum's 21st Annual Halloween Party at Sake No Hana at Moxy Lower East Side on October 31, 2022
Heidi Klum and her husband Tom Kaulitz dressed as a worm and a fisherman at Klum's annual Halloween Party in New York. (Getty Images)

Klum is known for keeping her Halloween costumes super secret until the big reveal, but dropped a hint about what it might look like this year during an interview.

Last week, she told Entertainment Tonight: "I actually just took a trip, five hours I had to fly some place - and I don't even want to say where, because I don't want to give you away any clue - but I had to fly five hours to this mysterious place and five hours back just to have a look how things were going. Things are going very well. Thank goodness!"

When pressed about her costume, the TV personality was tight-lipped about the details but she did reveal that it would be "very colourful and super big", so big in fact that it might "block a few lanes of the street" when she walks the red carpet.

"Honestly, I was envisioning it to be epic," she added.

Read more: Heidi Klum's 2019 Halloween costume took over 12 hours to create

Heidi Klum attends Heidi Klum's 21st Annual Halloween Party presented by Now Screaming x Prime Video and Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur at Sake No Hana at Moxy Lower East Side on October 31, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Heidi Klum)
The model and America's Got Talent judge later stripped off the worm costume to reveal a bejewelled bodysuit – but kept the worm face. (Getty Images)

Klum always sets high expectations for her Halloween look, so this year might take the bar to new heights.

Whether you’re looking for costume inspiration, or just appreciate a good fancy dress, take a look back at Heidi Klum’s Halloween outfits through the years.

Best Heidi Klum Halloween costumes

2022

After a three-year hiatus, Klum's annual party returned after the COVID-19 pandemic, and the German model pulled out all the stops for her Halloween 2022 costume; a worm.

2019

Heidi Klum dressed as an alien/Frankenstein hybrid for her 20th Annual Halloween Party, while her husband Tom Kaulitz went as a blood-covered astronaut.

2018

This year, Heidi transformed herself one again, this time pulling out all the stops to emerge as Shrek’s bride Princess Fiona. Complete with prosthetics, emerald green velvet dress, crown and red wig, the German model even got her date – boyfriend Tom Kaulitz – in on the act.

2017

For her 18th annual Halloween party, Heidi went retro and transformed into the werewolf from Michael Jackson’s 1982 Thriller video.

2016

In 2016, Heidi duplicated herself and turned up to her party with five identical ‘Heidi' lookalikes.

2015

Klum’s Jessica Rabbit get-up took nine hours to create and came complete with a fake behind and rubber eyelids. It can’t have been comfortable, but it certainly made an impact.

2014

Klum gave the pedestrians of New York's Times Square a preview of her 2014 costume – a bug-eyed butterfly complete with Victoria's Secret-style wings inspired by a Thierry Mugler Haute Couture look from 1997.

2013

In 2013, Klum attended her party dressed as a 95-year-old version of herself, complete with varicose veins and a walking stick.

2012

Cleopatra was Klum’s inspiration for her Halloween party in 2012, including a towering golden headdress.

2011

For her second 2011 Halloween party in New York, Klum and her then-husband Seal dressed as a simian couple.

2011

Heidi Klum arrives at her 12th Annual Halloween Party at TAO Nightclub at The Venetian on October 29, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
Heidi Klum on the red carpet for her 12th Annual Halloween Party at Las Vegas' TAO Nightclub at The Venetian in 2011. (Getty Images)

Not content with one star-studded Halloween party, Klum threw two star-studded bashes in 2011. For the first, the model went as one of the flayed cadavers from the ‘Bodies’ exhibit.

2010

Heidi Klum attends Heidi Klum's 2010 Halloween Party at Lavo on October 31, 2010 in New York City
Heidi Klum attends her 2010 Halloween Party in New York City. (Getty Images)

Is it a Transformer? A superhuman? A stylised robot? No one’s really sure.

2009

Heidi Klum arrives at the Heidi Klum's 10th Annual Halloween Party on October 31, 2009 in Los Angeles, California
Heidi Klum at her 10th Annual Halloween Party in 2009. (Getty Images)

Klum opted to dress as one of the spookiest birds out there in 2009 – the crow – complete with beak. 

2008

Supermodel Heidi Klum arrives at Heidi Klum's 2008 annual Halloween party at 1OAK on October 31, 2008 in New York City
Heidi Klum at her annual Halloween party in 2008. (Getty Images)

In 2008, Heidi dressed as Kali, the Hindu goddess of death and time, but received some backlash for culturally appropriating her costume.

2007

Model Heidi Klum attends her 8th Annual Halloween Party at The Green Door on October 31, 2007 in Los Angeles, California
Heidi Klum at her 8th Annual Halloween Party in 2007 in Los Angeles. (Getty Images)

Heidi somehow managed to upgrade Halloween’s generic catsuit look in 2007, with this velvet catsuit and on-point make-up.

2006

Heidi Klum arrives at Heidi Klum's 7th Annual Halloween Party at Privilege on October 31, 2006 in Los Angeles, California
Heidi Klum at her 7th Annual Halloween Party in Los Angeles in 2006. (Getty Images)

In 2006, Klum turned to the Bible for inspiration and arrived at her annual bash wearing a Forbidden Fruit get-up. Her husband at the time, Seal, dressed as Eve.

2005

Heidi Klum arrives at her annual Halloween party at Happy Valley October 31, 2005 in New York City
Heidi Klum at her annual Halloween Party in 2005 in New York City. (Getty Images)

A glamorous vampire was Klum’s costume choice in 2005.

2004

Heidi Klum attends her 5th Annual Halloween party at Marquee on October 31, 2004 in New York City
Heidi Klum at her 5th Annual Halloween party in 2004 in New York City. (Getty Images)

Klum gave us all a fright in 2004 when she arrived at a party in this red witchy ensemble and a skeleton on her back.

2003

Heidi Klum attends Heidi Klum's Haunted Halloween Bash at LQ sponsored by CMA North America on October 31, 2003 in New York City
Heidi Klum attends Heidi Klum's Haunted Halloween Bash in 2003 in New York City. (Getty Images)

In 2003, the model gave off space-age gladiator vibes in a head-to-toe gold look.

2002

Heidi Klum arriving at Heidi Klum's 3rd Annual Halloween Bash at Capitale in New York City. October 31, 2002.
Heidi Klum at her 3rd Annual Halloween Bash 2002 in New York City. (Getty Images)

For the third iteration of her annual Halloween party, Klum channelled the iconic Betty Boop in 2002.

2001

Model Heidi Klum arrives on horseback as Lady Godiva at her Annual Halloween Party at Lot 61 in New York City. 10/31/2001. Photo: Evan Agostini/Getty Images
Heidi Klum arrived on horseback as Lady Godiva at her Annual Halloween Party in 2001. (Getty Images)

Lady Godiva was Klum’s inspiration for her 2001 look, even arriving at her annual Halloween bash atop a horse.

2000

Heidi Klum at Halloween Part in Manhattan in New York City, (Photo by Tom Wargacki/WireImage)
Heidi Klum at Halloween Party in 2000 in New York City. (Getty Images)

For the very first Halloween Party hosted by Klum in 2000, the model rocked up wearing a dominatrix-style look.