RSVP: Heidi Klum's 20th Annual Halloween Party

RSVP: Heidi Klum's 20th Annual Halloween Party

The Halloween host takes the spooky holiday to the next level.

The Halloween host takes the spooky holiday to the next level.

Text: Dylan Kelly

No one does Halloween better than Heidi Klum. Known for her incredibly transformative costumes and her exclusive “no costume, no entry” Halloween party, Klum’s devotion to the metamorphic holiday is unprecedented. In years past, the German model embodied unique characters in eerily believable ensembles, including an 80-year-old version of herself and Jessica Rabbit from Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, and this year, she took the production to another level. 

A team of stylists and special effects artists dedicated ten hours to the perfection of Klum’s elaborate alien costume. Seated in the window display of Amazon’s office in New York’s Herald Square, pedestrians watched Klum transform into a graphically grotesque space creature. An immersive experience, passersby watched starstruck as the famed cultural icon underwent her spatial embodiment behind only a wall of glass on the city’s streets. 

As the night quickly approached, frightening sound effects cued Klum’s arrival at the Moxy Hotel venue, and her entrance was otherworldly. The model-turned-alien prowled inside a blue-lit, blood-stained glass biohazard truck alongside her husband, Thomas Kaulitz, who played the role of a zombie astronaut. Sauntering out of the back of the truck at the entrance, the terrifying couple remained in character, completing their eerily realistic iterations.

“The inspiration was Tokio Hotel, which is the band of my husband, as they believe in aliens,” Klum explained at the entrance. “Everyone does, no?” Kaulitz bantered back. “I was an astronaut in outer space, looking for a new planet for the humans to live on, right, because we already destroyed ours. We messed this one up, so I was out there touring the universe and I found this creature. I thought, ‘Wow, she looks good.’ So, I brought her home, as she might have some useful information for us.”

After the undead lovers completed their terrifyingly terrific entrance, several others followed in suit. Mariah Carey showed out dressed as an ‘80s rockstar, while model Camille Kostek imitated Marilyn Monroe. New York-based fashion label The Blonds’ founders Phillipe and David Blond arrived in elevated renditions of Batman and Catwoman, while Benito Skinner and Terrence O’Connor paid respect to Kendall and Kylie’s MET Gala looks. As the remaining glameratti entered in picturesque costumes, it quickly became evident that Heidi Klum’s Halloween hospitality is truly unmatched.

Take a look at each invitee’s glitzy get-up as they entered the venue in the slideshow below.

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