Will the real Heidi Klum please stand up? The queen of Halloween made a grand entrance at her annual Halloween party in NYC, where the stunning supermodel stepped out, flanked by a bevy of clones — and her cool costume cost a pretty penny!
Heidi Klum, 43, rocked the red carpet at her annual Halloween party in NYC at Vandal on Oct. 31, where the model completely shocked us when she arrived on the red carpet surrounded by a very familiar face — hers! While we’ve seen Heidi transform into everything from an old woman to Jessica Rabbit, she really outdid herself when she stepped out with a whole army of Heidis! While any elaborate costumes involves perfect planning, hair and makeup, on this occasion the prep was magnified as they had to transform not one but five clones for the costume. Mike Marino of Prosthetic Renaissance said the costumes are always all Heidi’s ideas! “That’s exactly it, there’s no changing Heidi’s mind one she sees it in her head. But that’s what I like about working with her. She knows what she wants very clearly,” he told TooFab.
Although at first one might think it was much easier since Heidi didn’t transform into a character, it was actually way more work. Mike said it was “Tons of work, it’s like doing Heidi 5 times.” So, how did they get her face just right on all the other girls? “We initially took Heidi’s Lifecast as a reference for the masks. Mike Fontaine and I sculpted and created the masks derived from that mold. We cast a thin rubbery urethane inside the molds making the thinnest masks possible, fitting over parts on Lifecasts of the models,” he revealed. “They wore the initial mask, DermaFlage silicone to fill any gaps in the mask, and custom prosthetics over that to blend into the mask and their skin in the eye area and chin. Each girl wore up to 6 prosthetics, a wig, and eyebrows.”
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It took over 10 hours to create the perfect Heidi army — and that’s without hair and makeup! “It took about 2 hours per girl. When we were finished, Linda Hay did their beauty makeup and Nikki Fontaine and Rolando Beauchamp dealt with the wig wraps and hair styling,” he said.
Each mask was made from the cast of Heidi’s face. “They were custom to each girl derived from the original master casting of Heidi’s face. Anyone can actually be Heidi if they wear this mask. But, the eye shapes of each girl will show through. That I cannot change. There’s really only one Heidi, and her eyes tell it all!”
We know the costume took a lot of time and planning, but how much did the look cost? The prosthetics master revealed all. “10 million dollars. We are open to all new offers!” TooFab also included the following note regarding the price: “FYI: When we followed up about whether that “$10 million” answer was touched with a hint of sarcasm, a rep for Prosthetic Renaissance replied, “We can never give full details on payment, so we’ll leave it up to your imagination!”
Heidi and her clones all custom-made Herve Leger by Max Azria bodysuits. The fashion brand transformed Herve dresses into bodysuits and added embellishments, creating cool, five-of-a-kind looks! A Herve dress typically will cost over $1,000 off the rack.
What did you think of Heidi’s costume this year?