Heidi Klum was Cleopatra at her delayed NYC Halloween Party: OTT or amazing?

These are photos from Heidi Klum’s Halloween party, which had to be held a month late after Hurricane Sandy waylaid her original party plans. One of our photo agencies only had pictures of Heidi Klum there, which didn’t make sense to me because I assumed (remembered, sort-of incorrectly) that she normally gets a good celebrity turnout at these events. Plus this was a charity benefit for the Red Cross. Another agency had the photos of the “celebrity” turnout and it was weak, no offense to those people but I barely knew who they were and I pay attention to these things. (I guess Katie Couric was there, although we don’t have photos of her.)

In terms of Heidi’s outfit, at least she didn’t show a ton of skin like she did last year (har har). In 2011, Seal wasn’t at Heidi’s bash, he was away touring (they were still officially together at that point, and didn’t announce their split until late January of this year. Of course according to Seal, Heidi was screwing the bodyguard at the time.)

Heidi is dressed as Cleopatra, and I think she would have nailed this outfit if she would have just worn that awesome costume and gone with some Egyptian makeup without bedazzling her whole face. That looks crazy. They’re calling it “jewel acne” over on news.com.au. The costume is amazing as usual from Heidi, though. Look at the elaborate scaling on the skirt and the incredible detail on the headdress. Overall it’s a wildly impressive costume, but the jewels on her face bring it over the top for me. Heidi doesn’t skimp on Halloween.

Klum sat on Santa’s lap on the red carpet, and while I suspected the guy under the Santa costume is her bodyguard boyfriend, Martin Kristen, I can’t confirm that and no sites make mention of it. Santa doesn’t seem to be tall enough. Some sources say that Kristen wasn’t on the red carpet. If it is Kristen under there, at least Heidi didn’t have him dress as Marc Antony.

Here are some other photos from the event. There wasn’t an ID for this guy, but this is my favorite costume there. He was some kind of creepy elf.

This is a contestant from Germany’s Next Top Model named Sarah-Anessa Hitzschke.

Russell Simmons with another past GNTM contestant named Hana Nitsche.

And Jay Manuel. What’s the theme here, devil in a Vegas show?

Photo credit: Fame Flynet and WENN.com

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  1. Riana says:


    LOVE his costume.

    If Heidi was smart she’d have kept the bedazzling and dressed as a Twilight Vamp who ‘sparkles’.

  2. TheOriginalKitten says:

    She looks amazing. She always goes all out…I agree she could have skipped the jewel acne but it makes for a really interesting effect, especially when seen from far away…

  3. E says:

    I can not understand how this woman is a model. She is photogenic as any other medium-looking northern European female. Her black and white hair from the 80′s is a style that even hipsters don’t think is acceptable, not even in an ironic way. She is not edgy, she is not special, and she is definitely NOT a style icon.

  4. Mew says:

    What a way to wear bling bling. I didn’t know Cleopatra had that bad sparkling acne.

  5. MrsBPitt says:

    I wonder how much that whole costume cost…mmm…why not just donate that money to the Red Cross and wear something less flamboyant…besides I think she look awful!

  6. Madpoe says:

    She ususally does better creatively than this year’s costume.

    My fave was the elf as well!

  7. A says:

    Isn’t the scary elf Mondo from Project Runway?

  8. roxy750 says:

    Stupid. Most people would skip the party and wait for next year. Whatever.

  9. fabgrrl says:

    Her face is supposed to look like a mosaic or something, right? Cool effect from far off. Up close, not so much.

  10. LeslieM says:

    The acne face looks terrible. I hate big galas and parties. They were fun when I was in my 20′s but now, Uggg! I guess they do raise lots of money. I chaired one once for the American Heart Association. I don’t think we could have raised the nearly $300,000 we did through donations only. Some people love to dance and be seen at these things. I just want to stay home with my kids. Much more fun!

  11. Shad says:

    I think they all look appropriately creepy (except for Russell and whoever that is).

  12. Tuxedo Cat says:

    OMG Jay is such a little hottie!

  13. Tuxedo Cat says:

    I wonder if Heidi’s sequins are applied separately, or if they are on a web of some sort.

  14. bea says:

    I thought the picture was pixelated!

    ITA with “E”‘s description of her as
    “medium-looking northern European female”
    I have never understood her allure. And I do not understand why you would go thru with a costume party in December other than to be the center of attention and call it “charity”. Yucky.

  15. Bellatrix says:

    I think Heidi was aiming for one of the many famous golden Cleopatra statues. Some have precious gemstones for added effect such as sapphires (hence the dramatic blue tones in her costume). It’s actually a genius take on being historical art. And I don’t easily praise costumes!

    But otherwise, I’m so meh. Hasn’t she done Cleopatra (the woman, not the statue after the woman) before? It feels tired in that sense. Also, if it’s for charity, it might’ve been wiser to not spend so much money on the get-up but rather focus on the true goal of the event. Oh well…

  16. KellyinSeattle says:

    I only will accept Liz Taylor as Cleopatra; maybe Angelina. But it’s just a Halloween costume.

  17. Dee says:

    I know I’m chiming in a bit late, but I don’t think she’s not dressed as Cleopatra, I’m pretty sure she’s dressed as the goddess Isis. The hair, the wings, and the ceremonial headdress pretty much match Isis and there’s an famous painting statue of Isis kneeling with her wings spread out.That would also explain the mosiac on her face if she trying to mimic a washed out gold painted statue or deteriorated wall painting.

    It’s actually genius, as with most of her costumes, that she mimics a deteriorated blurry image with the gem mosaic. It works from far away.