Heidi Klum reveals 2019 Halloween costume - that took over 12 hours to create

Francesca Specter
Yahoo Style UK deputy editor

Heidi Klum has revealed this year’s hotly-anticipated Halloween costume.

While there’s no definitive answer on what exactly she went as, it’s believed to be inspired by the likes of gothic novel Frankenstein and the alien movie species.

The 46-year-old model’s look took more than 12 hours to create this year. She began getting ready at 10am New York time, and the final look was finally revealed at midnight.

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Heidi Klum poses with husband Tom Kaulitz. [Photo: Getty]
Heidi Klum attends Heidi Klum's 20th Annual Halloween Party. [Photo: Getty]
A full length shot of Heidi Klum's costume which took over 12 hours to create. [Photo: Getty]
Mariah Carey and Heidi Klum attend Heidi Klum's 20th Annual Halloween Party. [Photo: Getty]

Klum, whose career has mostly consisted of ruling the catwalk, turned heads for a rather different reasons in her goriest costume yet.

Her Frankenstein look included metal wires and bolts; faux wounds; a giant bald head; and guts and brains spilling out.

Prosthetics and full body makeup helped complete her look.

A series of posts on Klum’s Instagram showcase the transformation process of the team put together her costume. She partnered with Amazon to help her create this year’s look, and she got ready at the company’s West 34th Street store in Manhattan, New York.

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The step-by-step videos, together with an Amazon live stream, revealed just how intricate the process was.

Klum is known for her Halloween looks which go a step further than the rest, and are debuted at her annual party to mark the holiday.

This year’s event took place at Cathédrale in New York City, US, this year. Her husband, Tom Kaulitz, 30, went as a blood-covered astronaut.

Her annual Halloween bash is a tradition she’s kept up every year since the millennium. Her larger than life costumes are always eagerly anticipated, and last year she went as Shrek’s Fiona. In previous years, her costumes have included Jessica Rabbit (2015), Cleopatra (2012) and Betty Boop (2002).

She has been teasing her costume since mid-October.

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