Heidi Klum went as the werewolf from MJ’s ‘Thriller’ video for her annual party

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Nobody does Halloween like Heidi Klum, which may be due to the fact that she grew up in Germany and discovered the awesome holiday later in life. Last year she was a clone with lookalike models complete with prosthetics, which seemed uninspired compared to some of her past looks including Jessica Rabbit, a massive intricately painted butterfly, a realistic elderly lady, Cleopatra, a cadaver (that was probably my favorite), and a Transformer alien hybrid and a Hindu goddess. I appreciate it when Halloween costumes are scary, with bonus points if they completely transform your appearance. So it’s wonderful to see her look this year, the werewolf from Michael Jackson’s Thriller video! (Is anyone else getting that song in their head now?) If you’re like me and have a memory like a sieve, here’s a link to the part of Thriller where MJ transformed into the werewolf. Heidi even showed up to her party with an entourage of zombies, which was incredible. Her attention to detail is so appreciated. Heidi explained to People magazine why she chose this look, which took seven hours! She worked with her usual makeup team from a studio called ProRenFX:

“It takes a long time to lay the prosthetics but then putting it all together, it took seven hours,” the Project Runway host told PEOPLE at her 18th annual Halloween party inside Moxy Times Square in N.Y.C.

“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 said of why she chose this year’s garb. (She even had an entourage of zombies!)

Once again, Klum teamed up with special effects make-up studio ProRenFX to create her hair-raising look that took a total of seven hours to complete.

Though she has the look to match, the mother of four admitted that her dance abilities are not on the same level as the late music legend.

“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 told PEOPLE.

And the dancing wasn’t the only difficult element of her overall look.

“It’s always hard when you have contact lenses,” Klum said. “I don’t wear contact lenses so anything that goes in the eye … we had to do it a few times.”

[From People]

That’s too bad that she can’t tolerate contact lenses. I have white prescription lenses for various costume looks and they don’t bother me as I’m used to wearing contacts. (Sometimes I see white in my peripheral vision as they float more than my typical contacts, but it’s not bad and I forget they’re in.) Heidi also told People that she wanted to be scary this year “because last year I was just me, and I had five clones.” At least she realized that and self corrected. I think the lack of usual press interest may have helped. Here’s a link to Heidi’s Instagram posts which show her being fitted for her werewolf teeth and getting ready.

Anyway Heidi didn’t get a lot of big names at her Halloween party, she usually doesn’t and I chalk that up to the fact that she holds it on Halloween night. One of my friends had a party last night and while I always appreciate a good Halloween party I’m not leaving my house on Halloween! So many people want to take their kids trick or treating or be available to hand out candy. (Incidentally, I wish we had another holiday where random people could come to your house and get treats and/or food. How about some kind of post-Easter event where you give out leftover candy and hard boiled eggs?)

Here’s Heidi with Mike Myers as some kind of paramilitary person and Nick Cannon as a Black Panther.
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Heather Graham wore sugar skull makeup. You guys were debating a couple of days ago whether Nina Dobrev’s similar makeup was offensive, with the verdict not coming down firmly on either side.
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Look at Heidi being sexy
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This is Zac Posen!
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This is a photographer named Jamie McCarthy and his Negan costume was so dead on I had to include it. There are photos of him on Instagram that show how different he usually looks before dyeing his hair and beard for this.
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These people are just labeled “guests” so they may be random models, but their costumes were so good I wanted to share.
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Heidi with Zac Posen:
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Heidi Klum dresses as Michael J. Fox's 'Teen Wolf' as she arrives at her 18th Annual Halloween Party

Photos credit: Getty and Pacific Coast News

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  1. skyblue says:

    I don’t know if the sugar skull costume is cultural misappropriation or not but it tops my list as the most overdone Halloween costume of late. I would love to see far fewer next year. Other trends bothering me at the moment are blouses with the shoulders cut out and booties with the toe box missing. Toes sticking out of boots? I can’t.

    Sorry. Trump is still president and I’m grumpy.

    • Basi says:


    • Huckle says:

      I agree with everything you said Skyblue! 🙂

    • Esmom says:

      The sugar skulls dominated the decorations, too. I went to target looking for a simple skeleton and all of them were sugar skull looking ones, along with tons of other related decor. They’re kinda cute — although very knock-offy and inauthentic looking to me — but not exactly Halloween.

    • Lex says:

      I’ve heard peple say yes and no. I friend of mine (born in Mexico to Mexican parents but moved and grew up elsewhere – not USA) said it isn’t offensive at all to her as it’s intended as an inclusive celebration (she likened it to people ‘celebrating’ St Patrick’s day or Oktoberfest…) BUT I know I’ve seen other people say no it’s not okay…. *shrug*

  2. Katherine says:

    I’m sorry but I have a problem with this having to do with MJ

    • Llamas says:

      A problem? What is the problem with this?

      • Katherine says:


      • Llamas says:

        It’s a werewolf costume… how do you culturally appropriate a werewolf? Who cares who wore it first? It’s a *werewolf.* Nobody can have fun anymore without someone being offended…

      • Ladidah says:

        @Llamas, I am not sure but I have seen a couple of comments that make me wonder if trolls are afoot? Someone on the Amal Clooney post yesterday was insisting her big hair was offensive and culturally appropriating, even when people told this person “Jewish people can have big teased fros, so can white people” (I even mentioned Amal reminded me at first of DVF and studio 54) and they continued to insist her hair was offensive because it reminded them of Diana Ross, thus was culturally appropriating….

        So….yeah, I am with you Llamas on the werewolf being fine. I think it is just people trying to push regular CBers buttons.

    • Beth says:

      She’s just dressed as a character in one of the most famous music videos in history. Kourtney Kardashian was actually dressed as Michael Jackson. The werewolf costume looks awesome

    • Tanya says:

      @Llamas, werecat, not werewolf, lol.

  3. Louise177 says:

    Heidi looks good but the zombies looked great.

  4. jequill says:

    The model with the pink wig looks like Bella Hadid, no ?

  5. Claudia says:

    No, it’s because she grew up in the German Rhineland where Karneval (carnival) is huge. It’s an old custom celebrated before lent, people get dressed up and have parades and what not. She’s very active in Karneval and goes all out with her costumes there as well .

    • Claudia says:

      When she was married to Seal, she made him dress up and take part in the parades several times. He was a good sport about it, it was cute!

  6. Esmom says:

    This is fun, she looks great. And I already have the Thriller song in my head because my kids’ marching band played it as a fun surprise during their halftime show over the weekend. It’s not a bad song to stick with you, though, I’ve had worse.

  7. Bug says:

    She is always the best on Halloween!

  8. MellyMel says:

    This is so good!

  9. Strangerfings says:

    I totally appreciate the cultural tradition and art of Day of the Dead. But it really is it’s own special holiday that shouldn’t be appropriated for Halloween. In one online article I read somewhere, the author wrote “a culture is NOT a costume”. That’s my guiding truth when choosing costumes for me and my family.

    • Llamas says:

      I mean tons of people dress as nuns and priests. I also see Scandinavian costumes and German costumes. Also Greek outfits. I don’t find any of them even though my relatives came from those countries.

  10. a reader says:

    There is no woman on earth thirstier than this woman. Over her.

  11. Scrabble says:

    Just wanted to point out that Heidi Klum wasn’t a cadaver, she was dressed up as Clive Barker’s Hellraiser. Loved it!

    And also, in regards to sugar skull costumes being offensive, as a Mexican, I can say yes it’s offensive because people take from our culture without learning about its significance or showing respect for our culture as a whole.

  12. Finngirl says:

    We actually in Finland do have kids going from door to door hoping for candies during Easter. Kind of similar to trick or treating. It’s just on Palm Sunday and kids give decorated withes in exchange for the candies and say out a short rhyme. Now it’s getting also popular to go trick or treating in Halloween but the day of the trick or treating isn’t always on actual Halloween as it’s not a traditional holiday in here. So it’s some times a bit confusing to remember when kids might come for a trick or treating. 🙂

  13. Cinderella says:

    Heidi does Halloween right.

    Glad she got rid of that cad of a boyfriend.

  14. hey-ya says:

    …Ise not a fan of Heidi hiding her face under a ton of make up & prothetics…could be anyone…I loved the year she went with her clones…how much fun did they have with people saying “R U the real Heidi”…also reminded me of the time I went sightseeing in some city & saw a women who looked exactly like me…that was scarey…

  15. Erica_V says:

    She looks great I love this!!

    My neighborhood is currently without power (we’re on day 3) but I still had 40 trick or treaters last night! Best costume was a girl dressed up like Where’s Waldo – glasses, hat everything she looked adorable.