Heidi Klum’s Cleopatra Halloween Costume

Posted on October 25, 2012

Heidi Klum gets fitted for her 13th annual Halloween party.


[Photo Credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images – Video Credit: aol.com]

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  • Miss_Led

    Long, tight and shiny.

  • zenobar

    The headdress.  It’s…askew, isn’t it?   It looks cockeyed.

    • BrooklynBomber

      The little thing on top looks askew, but I also think it just looks really heavy.

    • Joey Tibolt

       It is, but I think it’s so heavy the only way to keep it straight would be to nail gun it to her head. Which, come to think of it, might not be such a bad idea since Project Runway has just devolved into crap…

  • Fantastic! I love how much Heidi goes all out for Halloween. Egyptian costumes are my favorite.
    And I’m impressed she’s in a costume that goes past her thighs.

    • Sarah Dickerson

      Yes!  I was so worried when I saw the headline that this was going to be another “Look at me!  I’m single and still sexy!” look from Heidi.  This isn’t so bad.

  • Laura Goldsmith Nikolas

    That’s what’s-his-face from Project Runway!

    • Jill_3

       Peppermint Patty!

      • MoHub

         Also know as Nicolas Putvinski. He’s made a lot of Heidi’s Halloween costumes.

      • kimmeister

        Remind me, where did the Peppermint Patty nickname come from?

        • Go look at a picture of Peppermint Patty (from Peanuts) and you’ll remember 🙂

          • kimmeister

            Oh, the hair?  I thought it was going to be in reference to his personality in some way.

  • She’s fantastic.  Love the shit out of her.

  • More and more, I just think she’s an asshole.

    • Funkykatt

      I thinks she’s too much in love with herself. 

    • random_poster

      That made me laugh out loud. 

  • I guess she got the Halloween party in the divorce settlement…

    • formerlyAnon

       The Halloween party was hers before she started dating Seal, I believe.

  • MilaXX

    Is that Peppermint Patty from season 6 in the background? No matter, I’mma need Heidi to take a vacation. I need her out of my sight for a minute so I can miss her.

    • decormaven

      Her appearance level has been reached in my consciousness. I’m starting to get a Kate+Eight vibe when I see her now. And that is not a good thing.

    • Neek-oh-las!

    • GorgeousThings

      Sure looks like him!

    • hoez

      Peppermint Patty has been doing Heidi’s Halloween costumes… since she’s been doing the Halloween costumes! 🙂

  • tripletmom96

    i find it mildly amusing that in years past, she and seal did some pretty wild, wacky costumes that did not always showcase her beauty — this year the newly single heidi is going for the sex & glam…..what a surprise……but i do love the costume….i wonder how long that headdress will last — should be funny to watch her try to get through a doorway…..

  • LongTall_Sally

    Perhaps more Isis than Cleopatra, but fantastic all the same.

    • That’s what I thought do, which would sort of create a theme with that Shiva costume she did a while back. She sure does like dressing up as goddesses. 

    • lchopalong

       Since Cleopatra called herself the daughter of Isis, it’s appropriate.

  • ojosazules

    She’s usually unrecognizable for Halloween. Not so this year. Amen, Heidi!

  • MissFern

    I miss Seal.

  • Sobaika

    I am simultaneously appalled and in awe of her dedication to Halloween.

    • formerlyAnon

      It’s one of the things that make me think that as a friend, she might be a lot of fun.

      (I have much more deeply ambivalent feelings about Ms. Klum than one should have about total strangers one sees only because they appear on one’s teevee/computer screen and in gossipy magazines.)

  • gabbilevy

    She looks good, but I can’t help but join the PUFs who came before me in fondly recalling wackier years past, when she was nearly (or totally) unrecognizable. I imagine the makeup will be a lot of fun.

  • Noelle Haland

    Wow, that’s pretty rad. How nice to see Nicholas!

  • T Lawrence-Simon

    Nickolas…i thought it was him, but i thought it was weird she didn’t acknowledge him, but then they finally put his name on the screen, and I confirmed it was him. 

  • kayleymaybe

    That’s awfully covered up for her, no?

  • dress_up_doll

    That’s Peppermint Patty aka Nicolas Putvinski! He’s done quite a few of Heidi’s costumes for Halloween.

  • MoHub

    Trying to get a feel for the proportion of her legs in that skirt. I’m thinking there must be some 6-invh platforms under there.

    • l_c_ann

      Maybe a couple of years ago she so liked walking around in Putvinski’s robot costume with the leg extensions, that this time the leg extensions will have golden sandals on them.

  • Actually looks better on her than most of the stuff she wore on PR this season. Only real problem with it is that I don’t think she’s rocking it quite as hard as Elizabeth Taylor, who I picture when someone says Cleopatra. 

  • Is Seal coming as Octavian?

    •  You win the award for the best historical-relevant snark!

    • MoHub

       Or maybe the asp.

    • nankipoo

      Or Ptolemy

      • SapphoPoet

        Aww–you just made my little Ancient Greek Classics heart go pitter pat. 

        • All we PUFs are just a bunch of dorks, am I right?

          • formerlyAnon

             Maybe not “all,” but I’d say the dork presence is disproportionate compared to the general population!

  • ShivaDiva

    Bless her heart.  She’s so Aryan!  And head to toe (and beyond) gold sort of accentuates that.  Not a very convincing Egyptian (or Macedonian), but a killer costume nonetheless!

    • MoHub

      Or Greek. Cleopatra was a Ptolemy.

  • Funkykatt

    The best costumes are the ones you and your friends make yourself, not paying someone else ridiculous amounts of money that are better suited elsewhere (for example, food).

    • formerlyAnon

       The homemade ones are FAR more fun. #poorlittlerichgirlproblems

  • AuntieAnonny

    Oh sure, it looks pretty now, just wait until the party when it’s done, complete with rotting flesh, mummies, and slaves carrying her down the red carpet in a sarcophagus.

    • l_c_ann

      So this wasn’t the arrival in a carpet?

  • Is this going to be a stiltwalker challenge? Her legs are long but they aren’t that long!

    • YoungSally

      I need to read more closely — I thought you wrote titwalker…..

      But if it is stiltwalker…it will likely be more of a tiltwalker.

      •  She’s wearing something more supportive this time – no titwalking will take place!

  • She should have tucked her hair back. it ruins the whole look.  Otherwise, not a bad take on the infamous Liz Taylor Cleopatra costume for the entry to Rome sequence.

    • I assume that on the day she’ll do her hair and makeup properly and put the headdress on straight. But then, I should know by now that it is unwise to make assumptions about celebrity behaviour!

  • Janet B

    Happy to see the girls up where they belong.  Funny how that would make me happy.

    She should have had her hair pulled up and/or back.

  • nankipoo

    I wonder what Seal will be going as.

    • TheDivineMissAnn

       The Invisible Man.

  • LesYeuxHiboux

    I don’t really understand why she favors gold so much when it does so little for her complexion. Heidi, you are a pink lady. Wear silver!

    The costume is nice I guess but the big bauble on the hat is distractingly crooked (and seems likely to fall off during the night). It’s definitely dramatic, downright Drag Queen in fact, so why doesn’t it seem more fun?

  • Trisha26

    For some reason the entire thing gives me an American Indian vibe. I think it’s the winged sleeves. Ludicrous!

  • uh, guys this is way more Isis than Cleopatra, right? Also, total step down from her usual. color me dissapointed.

  • SapphoPoet

    I watched the video, and that’s TOTALLY how I put together my Halloween costume. 

    • formerlyAnon


      The Rich are Not Like You or I: Season 579, Episode 12.

  • Imasewsure

    I had hoped this tradition was going to go away with the divorce… and I don’t think the costume is interesting or attractive… prefer the standard gorilla suit to this

    • formerlyAnon

       Heidi was giving big Halloween parties years before Seal.  I think the first in NYC was in 1999.

  • kolokOlchik

    Designer: “Are you comfortable with that much …umm  … showing”  
    Heidi: “HELLZ YEAH!  Let’s show more!”

  • She’s a model right? Cus she’s not modeling well in these photos.  BIG GOLD GLITTERY. If you think I want a lot, I want a LOT MORE. Oh Heidi, that just about sums you up. 

  • miagain

    How high are her shoes????

  • Dancer

    Wish they had lined the cape since the underside is visible….. 

    • Allison Woods

       Being as this is a fitting and they are not done with the dress, that might still be coming. Clearly there’s a lot of pressing and steaming left to do as well.

  • nannypoo

    I realize she’s famous and rich and because she’s a model her world is about how she looks, but this is grotesque. I am officially over this narcissistic, extravagant and shallow fame whore.

  • Frank_821

    For those saying Isis more than Cleo and commenting on the wings, the outfit is based on the procession ensemble liz taylor wore in the film. It was pretty much the way it looked in the film except in much heavier materials-even the cleavage was that low

    I assume Heidi will be done up proper in terms of hair and make-up. There’s no reason for her to look pitch perfect in these shots. In fact I am shocked they showed any preview shots. She hasn’t in the past

  • StellaZafella


    Chris March would have done it better.

    • MoHub

      Chris would have put a pyramid on her head. To great effect.

      • formerlyAnon


  • ldarras103

    I hope this event is hooked to a charitable contribution. Otherwise, what a truly wonderful 1% celebration.

  • amf0001

    in the 3rd photo down she has what I think of as Brittney eyes- eyes that are kind of sad and wanting external approval.  Heidi,  you are stronger than that.  Costume is a costume,  it’s her schtick and it’s fine,  but she doesn’t look like she is in a good  space to me.

  • Bree The Vole

    I’ve felt she’s been very lost ever since the break-up with Seal and this just proves it to me. Every outfit she’s worn lately screams  unhappiness to me and this one is no exception. She’s not into it all and usually she’s always into Halloween! She has never been the best dresser but at least she’s been happily tacky and, in my eyes, obviously believed in her hotness. Not anymore.

  • is she going to recap Madonna’s super bowl halftime show?

  • Wendi126

    She looks insane. However it is better than that horrible gorilla outfit with the giant fake nipples. I hated that.

  • Wendy Wetzel

    She looks 11 feet tall in this costume… oh wait… she IS 11 feet tall!

  • formerlyAnon

    Well good for her! I honestly expected some nearly-naked Original Star Trek space princess bimbo costume, or similar. I am impressed she had the sense to go for a more dignified glam!

    And, as has been pointed out by many at this point, there’s Nicolas! He must be good, she’s surely a connoisseur of Halloween costumery by this point.

  • YoungSally

    Plastic lame tablecloths for the cape?  

    “It looks a little inexpensive, no?”  — HK

  • What’s with the bland eye make up? She’s not committing to the part.

  • Susan Crawford

    Of course.

  • This is SOOOO much better than the cheap-o Cleopatra Halloween costume I almost bought today. I love it!

  • Devin McMusters

    Too much cloth. Show some skin!

  • I’m sure Shannell (RPDR) would have lent Heidi her runway outfit if Heidi had asked politely, she didn’t have to go to all that trouble having it remade. (I know they’re not identical, but the thumbnails look hilariously similar to each other on the home page)

  • Judy_J

    That’s incredibly modest for Ms Klum!

  • littlemissstrange

    Do not like. Cleopatra with blonde hair and Britney makeup? And a golden Indian Chief headdress? Feh. If she wants to take it in different directions there are more interesting directions than that.

    I’m bitching about a Halloween costume. I AM a bitter kitten.

    • Lilithcat

      I don’t know how you get “Indian Chief” out of a headdress clearly based on images of Hathor.

      • littlemissstrange

         Nope. Still getting Indian Chief. And she looks a little Vegas. A lot Vegas.

        Vegas is never good, by the way.

  • Yes, Heidi, we KNOW you’re single and still fabulous!  It’s not like you don’t remind us every day.

  • crash1212

    Beautiful…and she’s all covered up. Nicely done!

  • Isn’t this a bit cliche for her? Doesn’t she usually go a lot more outrageous with her costumes? I mean I know she had hers designed, but you can find or make a Cleopatra costume pretty easily.

  • guest2visits

    It’s a cute and strangely un-naked look for Heidi.   I try, but I cannot get excited about Halloween parties.

    • boweryboy

      You’re not alone.  The majority of my friends are gung-ho enthusiasts about Halloween.  Thanksgiving and Xmas, too.

  • quiltrx

    Very nice, Peppermint Patty!  I bet the makeup will really take it over the top, too.

    (now I’m having a Tim-caps flashback…”you!  Lesbian!”)

  • Disappointed! After years of seeing her and Seal pull out all the stops (the ape costumes! the robot costumes!), she can’t even find the energy to get the hair and makeup right. 

  • NCDFan

    Man, I sure hope that headpiece stays on.

  • I’m pretty sure she’s not Cleopatra, but the Egyptian goddess Isis …

  • Diane_G

    In the thumbnail she looks like a blonde praying mantis.

  • Regina Harrison

    The non-reversible fabric on the cape is bugging the heck out of me.

  • librarygrrl64

    Love it!

  • JaneDC

    I think her horns are on crooked….

  • MzzPants

    Jesus, those men need a step ladder.

  • I am drawn to the lining in the winged cape. I cannot bear to look at that blank beige interior that is doing nothing for the look…

  • ccm800

    So she picks HALLOWEEN to finally cover up? crazy Lovely Heidi!