There’s no celebrity that gets as weird on Halloween as Heidi Klum. The model’s over-the-top parties and complex, outrageous costumes have been a Halloween staple for years now, thanks mostly to her special-effects team. And this year was no exception.
On Tuesday night, Klum finally revealed her 2017 costume as none other than the werewolf from Michael Jackson’s 1982 “Thriller” music video. You know the one: Jackson transforms into a werewolf when night falls, and then he dances around with his signature claw-arm moves. He also wears a varsity jacket and has lots of facial hair, obviously.
“It takes a long time to lay the prosthetics but then putting it all together, it took seven hours. Michael Jackson was always such an icon and the ‘Thriller’ video is such an iconic video and I was like, ‘I have to redo that,'” Klum explained to People about the costume’s process, noting that she worked with the makeup studio ProRenFX to get the look exactly right. “Obviously it’s difficult because I can’t dance like Michael Jackson. I don’t think anyone can dance like Michael Jackson, but I tried my hardest.” Klum said the fake amber contacts she wore proved to be the most challenging part of the costume: “It’s always hard when you have contact lenses. I don’t wear contact lenses so anything that goes in the eye … we had to do it a few times.”
This “Thriller” werewolf joins Klum’s lineage of extreme costumes, which have included an exaggerated Jessica Rabbit, an old man, and the human body. Last year, she arguably outdid herself even more by going as a group costume with six Heidi Klum clone lookalikes. Start guessing for next year!
28 Times Celebrities Dressed Up as Other Celebrities on Halloween
Jessica Biel as Justin Timberlake (and Justin Timberlake as a microphone), Halloween 2019.
Stormi Webster as Kylie Jenner, Halloween 2019.
Tracee Ellis Ross as DJ Quik, Halloween 2019.
Nina Dobrev as Billie Eilish, Halloween 2019.
Anastasia Karanikolaou and Kylie Jenner as Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears, Halloween 2019.
Avan Jogia and Cleopatra Coleman as Billy Bob Thornton and Angelina Jolie, Halloween 2019.
Rita Ora as rapper Post Malone, Halloween 2018.
Kylie Jenner as Christina Aguilera, Halloween 2016.
Beyoncé and Blue Ivy Carter as Janet Jackson and Michael Jackson, Halloween 2014.
Katy Perry as Freddie Mercury, Halloween 2015.
P. Diddy as Prince, Halloween 2012.
Kim Kardashian and Joyce Bonelli as Anna Wintour and Grace Coddington with their children North West and Zeplin Black as André Leon Talley and Karl Lagerfeld, Halloween 2014.
Dua Lipa and Isaac Carew as Bianca and Mick Jagger, Halloween 2018.
Winnie Harlow as RuPaul, Halloween 2018.
Paris Hilton as Miley Cyrus, Halloween 2013.
Harry Styles as Miley Cyrus, Halloween 2013.
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend as Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles, Halloween 2018.
Harry Styles as Elton John, Halloween 2018.
Miley Cyrus as Lil Kim, Halloween 2013.
Kate Moss as Cara Delevingne, Halloween 2014.
Fergie and Josh Duhamel as Choupette and Karl Lagerfeld, Halloween 2015.
Kim Kardashian in 2015 as Kim Kardashian in 2013.
Shanina Shaik as Rihanna, Halloween 2015.
Miranda Kerr as Marilyn Monroe, Halloween 2015.
Neil Patrick Harris as Groucho Marx, Halloween 2016.
Victoria Justice as Amy Winehouse, Halloween 2015.
Aziz Ansari as The Weeknd, Halloween 2015.
Martha Stewart as Marilyn Monroe, Halloween 2016.
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