Heidi Klum at her 2013 Halloween Party

Posted on November 01, 2013

If there’s one thing you’ve gotta give Heidi credit for, it’s her commitment to her Halloween costumes. We’re itchy just looking at this one.

 

 

Heidi Klum at her 2013 Halloween party in New York City.

That is HOURS of makeup work. And she must have been standing through a good portion of it. They even gave her shoulder prosthetics. We’re impressed.

Of course the joke here is that 100-year-old women don’t generally go out in mini-skirts and sleeveless tops with plunging necklines. You can bet Heidi will, should she make it that far. In fact, the costume might have been funnier if she just wore one of her standard tight, short, and shiny getups.

 

 

 

 

[Photo Credit: Alberto Reyes/INFphoto.com]

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  • MsAfroCAN

    She wins best costume from me every year without fail. Perfection.

    • carrie

      Agree, perfection.

  • Karen Belgrad

    Her outfit came straight out Allison William’s closet!

    • Sarah

      That outfit is way too spicy for Allison!

      • marlie

        AW would never wear a print, a houndstooth pattern, and all in bright colors, ALL at the same time.

        • Sarah

          It would all be solidzzzzzzz

  • MoHub

    It would be interesting to see whether she will really age like this.

  • gabbilevy

    I’m just impressed. Thats better-than-movie old age makeup.

    • Billie_Dawn

      Seriously. You see so much terrible aging makeup in movies that you just get used to it after a while. But now? NO EXCUSES.

      • MK03

        To be fair, a lot of movies don’t have Heidi’s budget.

        • Derek_anny

          Or lack of time constraints.

      • Heather

        Exactly. What was that moving where Kate Winslet played the former Nazi guard? TERRIBLE. They would have been better off having 2 actresses play the character as younger and older women.

      • Darren Nesbitt

        Yes this is Benjamin Button level (and that was CGI).

      • StarburstLady

        You know, the problem might be that most folks in the move industry are scared of looking at actual old people, so they purposely don’t do it right in order to make their stars look more glam.

    • Lanus

      Seriously, she needs to publicize the name of who did her makeup, because that is one talented MoFo.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QFW22QV426LUOEPGASPZJWJMDE MishaFoomin

        She listed a couple names on her Twitter feed. Also, the process seems to have taken about 8 hours, by the times posted there.

  • BigShamu

    Damn! Don’t ever say she’s not totally committed to her Halloween party. The veining is incredible.

  • Patricia Groves Dobrowski

    One of her best ever. Dying to know who did the prosthetics, because they’re perfection.

    • MoHub

      The neck work is particularly impressive. Unfortunately, that’s where I’m headed naturally.

      • alyce1213

        It’s incredible. We have to have a sense of humor about the neck, don’t we? I have no other choice. (Nora Ephron’s “I Feel Bad About My Neck.”)

        • MoHub

          And that’s why Katharine Hepburn wore nothing by high collars in her later life.

          • DuBey2

            …and I refer to the other post(?a week ago? someone was in black ralph Lauren)
            in which (some of us) wanted to defend the turtleneck…

          • Sarah

            Aw. But Toni Colette doesn’t need to hide her neck in folds of chokiness. (JK, you can have your turtlenecks, and more power to you.)

  • AmeliaEve

    Mom, please don’t make me kiss Oma Heidi! Her skins all wrinkly and she reeks of Giorgio!

    • alyce1213

      Like x1000.

  • Lily

    This is absolutely incredible. She’s always full-on, but this is above and beyond. She wins Halloween, hands down.

  • shirab

    Her littler kids must have freaked out. I’m kind of freaking out and she’s not my mom. Those arthritic hands!

  • ewes_urn_aim

    Not enough celebs have a sense of humor about themselves. Bless you Heidi!

    • fursa_saida

      I just love that a MODEL, of all people, was like “fuck it, I’m gonna go out looking old as shit,” when hollywood in general is so terrified of aging.

  • http://www.ellenciompi.com/ NurseEllen

    If I were here, I would look at this photo and SHUDDER.

  • Patrick Cleary

    The makeup artist who did this is amazing. Pulling this off in front of live cameras, looking this flawless? Perfect.

  • Courtenay P

    WERQ

  • SugarSnap108

    WOW. I am floored by her costume commitment, but even more so by her sense of humor about herself — and her willingness to look, um, less than hot.

  • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

    WHY would she not go with short, tight and shiny?!?! She knows we know that’s her thing. Or some great Victoria’s Secret lingerie? That would have iced the cake. I mean this is good, but unless she’s auditioning for Bad Grandpa 2, Grandpa Gets A Lady Friend, why pull pack the comedy reins?

    • JDreesen

      my hope for the scroll-down was one of her STS go-to dresses as well. a little bummed that it was something rather uncharacteristic of how she dresses now (but i also still dress they same way i did when i was 15, and will probably be wearing the same kind of clothes for the rest of my life…guess i was just hoping Heidi shared that trait).

      BAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAwhew…[wipes tear]…sorry. i was thinking about the idea of me having anything genetic in common with Heidi Klum.

    • NoveltyRocker

      HA! Totally seeing this with the Victoria’s Secret lingerie and angel wings! Maybe she didn’t want to risk it looking less like a gag and more some kind of social statement about VS images??

  • YoungSally

    Given her posture, a late in life lesson of the importance of wearing a bra…it should serve as a warning to all young bra-less starlets….

  • Tatiana Luján

    absolutely impressive.

  • Catiline

    WOW. My first thought looking at the thumbnail was: “Why is Tan Mom being featured on TLo?”

  • debisabigot

    I find it offensive when attractive or thin (or young) people dress jup in costume to look fat or ugly. Like it is something funny (Gwyneth Paltrow in Shallow Hal and the character Monica on Friends, just as two examples.

    To me this is no less offensive than black-face. Making a negative caricature for your own and your friends entertainment. Great the makeup artist can do this with makeup and if it weren’t o extreme and for what appears to be to be mocking I guess there might be SOME artistic reason to be able to use makeup for this. But for a party or in a movie which ridicules fat or ugly I don’t think this is right. (As I wrote this, I thought of Charlize Theron’s role where they had to “un-beauify” her, that seems less offensive to me, I guess.)

    • OffToSeeHim

      But do you think that she’s ridiculing old people, or herself as an old woman? That’s the difference. When Gwenyth Paltrow said that Shallow Hal was a love letter to fat women, I threw up in my mouth. (Plus, don’t forget the equally offensive stereotype that every single thing girl in the movie was a complete hag. Not one thin person was pretty on the inside. Wow.) I think this is funny as Heidi making fun of Heidi, you know?

    • Whever

      Black-face is not at ALL comparable to Heidi dressing as a (comparatively) scantily-clad centenarian.

      • debisabigot

        How inconsistent of you. When I saw this I went looking for other references and saw that Julianne Hough who was dressing as a character who happens to be black and she was not “mocking” or trying to be insulting.

        And you find nothing offensive about Gwyneth Paltrow and other actors doing extreme caricatures of fat people? Only black people are permitted to be insulted when someone dresses as a negative caricature of some group that they do not belong to? Rolling flab hapless fools to be mocked and insulted.

        Nice.

        • Catiline

          Old people and fat people do not have the history of enslavement and segregation that black Americans do. Segregation laws were NAMED after a blackface minstrel character (Jim Crow).

          You can be offended by people dressing up as old or fat, but comparing them to blackface is straight up wrong.

          • debisabigot

            12 PEOPLE HERE – Agree that Fat people are not as insulted or degraded NOW as what was last done in this country (as opposed to the rest of the world) over a hundred and some years ago. I NEVER said that black face was not insulting I said “Making a negative caricature for your own and your friends entertainment” is INSULTING

          • alyce1213

            The core of your problem with this is that you see it as a NEGATIVE caricature. You’re entitled to your opinion. I just don’t see it as negative in any way. It’s nothing like blackface.

          • guest2visits

            eh…I see it as a bit of a negative caricature. Not really impressed with the choice of ‘old lady’ as a Halloween costume. The make-up may be outstanding, but it’s not for a role in a movie. It seems more like Mrs Old is just another spooky character for Halloween, like a skeleton or a bloody zombie. Is it humorous…why? Because in reality Heidi is much younger/attractive? It might come off as more interesting if she were a very old man, that would be the *Trick*. Is she making fun of herself in some way… I don’t really see it, she’s not dressed in a way that tells me it’s her.
            That’s just my thoughts about it. And Halloween is without a doubt the occasion for the whole range of weird, bizarre, or head-scratching costumes to debut – it’s the tradition.

          • alyce1213

            In Heidi’s own words: “Ok guys…I am going into the future.”
            The costume was herself in her 90s, not a spooky Mrs. Old.

          • SugarSnap108

            You’re right that overweight people are routinely degraded, and for some reason it’s still largely socially acceptable. But I fail to see how that relates to Heidi’s Halloween costume — which to me, has nothing to do with degrading or ridiculing the elderly.

          • tereliz

            “Only black people are permitted to be insulted when someone dresses as a negative caricature of some group that they do not belong to?”

            THIS is insulting. And dismissive.

            If you were willing to have an open discussion about your views rather than a rant I think more people might agree with you. It’s not your opinion so much as the way you are trying to support it that the folks here are taking issue with.

          • debisabigot

            SO I assume that you are offended at this as well?

            “National civil rights leaders reacted to (WHITE) Democratic candidate for Virginia Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam refusing on camera to shake hands with his (BLACK) Republican opponent”

            THIS IS CURRENT

        • Whever

          Your username is quite accurate, I must say. But also, listen: I AM fat. It’s highly noticeable to me when people pretend fat is a costume or a joke.
          But I’m also white, and so conflating being fat with being black? Would be utterly ridiculous of me. But at this point I’m just feeding the troll, so I wish you luck with the uncles.

          • debisabigot

            My user name is a reference to a woman named Deb who is a bigot which I also find offensive and by the way I am not white. So you are saying I will be banned by tlo for expressing an opinion – which by the way is consistent with many other reports on her costume and insulting mockery of old, fat, differnet races, religions orientations et al

          • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

            No, that’s not remotely what she’s saying at all. But we will ban you if you don’t dial back the argumentativeness and the martyr complex. You’re allowd to state and defend your opinions here, but that doesn’t mean your opinions will be greeted with universal agreement and acceptance.

        • fursa_saida

          I dig it because so many women take Halloween as the time to be as naked as possible, and Hollywood is so terrified of aging. (I’m not negative about women who choose to dress sexily on Halloween so much as the culture that makes it expected, for the record.) I feel like it’s kind of cool for a woman in hollywood, especially a model, to say, “on the one night where you can be anything you want, I’m going to look old” instead of “I’m going to be Sexy Captain America” or whatever.

          And regardless, while older women and heavier women absolutely do get treated badly in our media and our culture, this is not equivalent to blackface. It simply isn’t. This isn’t a caricature–it’s not unrealistic or exaggerated. I don’t see anything about it that’s mocking oldness or even suggesting that age is scary. It’s just Heidi as an older version of herself. Blackface, on the other hand, is an established vocabulary of symbols that are all designed to exaggerate supposed features of blackness (big mouth, big red lips) that are meant to be laughed at (along with behaviors, which is where the minstrel show comes in). If you want to say that Julianne Hough’s blackface wasn’t exaggerated, playing off what I just said above, then the counterargument is that the existence of the tradition of blackface makes any foray into that realm fucked up regardless of whether the current person has painted on big red lips & etc. It’s a reference to a truly horrible tradition. Is there an equivalent tradition for older people? Some kind of age minstrelsy?

    • ChiliP

      Wow, I completely disagree. I don’t think she’s mocking anything- she’s portraying a (quite stylish, I must say) elderly woman, perhaps even the elderly woman she imagines herself becoming one day. There’s nothing scary or grotesque about this costume. Everyone is going to get old, assuming they live past their youth- not everyone is going to become “fat or ugly,” and certainly no one is going to change ethnic groups. If she was walking around in an adult diaper with drool coming out of her mouth I might understand your argument, but as is, she looks like a beautiful elderly woman. Honestly, I’m kind of over all of the outrage lately. It’s exhausting to keep up with.

      • Sunraya

        Heidi will NEVER look like this. She has money, so has access to great surgeons.

        • ChiliP

          First of all, unless you can see the future, it’s kind of ridiculous to say she will “NEVER” look like this. Sure, she’ll probably go down the plastic surgery route and maintain that “forever youthful” appearance, but that’s not a guarantee. And regardless, it’s not even relevant whether or not sure herself will look this way. The point is that she looks very much like an elderly stylish woman, and I’m not sure what is offensive about that, unless you find aging inherently offensive (I don’t). Most older women (people, really) I know have spider veins and sun spots. My grandma certainly does, and she’s a beautiful, vibrant 87 year old woman. I’m just not sure how this is cause for outrage. If you and the OP are offended by this, by all means you can be, but it seems misguided to me.

        • SugarSnap108

          You have too much faith in surgery. Surgeons cannot stop the human aging process, and even if you go the plastic surgery route, Mother Nature eventually catches up with you if you live long enough. And hopefully, Heidi will.

      • NYCGlamourpuss

        I agree completely. There’s nothing mocking or degrading this at all. How do we know that she didn’t sit down and think, “I wonder what I’ll look like if I live to be 95?” I always wonder what I’ll look like when I’m really, really old! Why not translate that into a look? I see nothing wrong with this, she’s possibly channeling HERSELF 50 years into the future.

    • Violaine

      I think the difference is that she – we – are all going to age. We’re all going to end up as some version of this sooner or later, if we’re lucky enough to live that long. She’s saying “this is the future me”, not “this is how THEY look”.

      • NYCGlamourpuss

        Exactly. You should only be sad if you DON’T wind up looking like this, because it means you probably checked out early. Sure, I’d love to still have an ass I could bounce a quarter off of like I did when I was 20, but I’d prefer to live to a ripe old age. I’ll be 50 in two weeks, and I’d like to think that I still have a lot of time left ahead of me. And if this is how I wind up looking, then that’s only natural, not an insult.

        • marlie

          Happy early birthday!

          • NYCGlamourpuss

            Thanks, kitten! Xo

    • anneshirley

      Huh? She doesn’t look ugly, unless you think that all old people are de facto “ugly”. She looks quite lovely in my opinion — as Heidi will probably look when she gets old.

      • formerlyAnon

        The one thing this costume illustrates is that Heidi’s beauty is in her bones.

    • Catiline

      I don’t see dressing up as “old” inherently equivalent to dressing up as “ugly.” Isn’t that kind of an ageist assumption in itself? She is dressed up as an attractive elderly woman IMO.

      Also, I think you should run a Google image search on “Little Black Sambo” if you think this is remotely equivalent to blackface.

      • debisabigot

        This is not a totally realistic old woman. Yes there are parts – like the veins etc, but I have known a lot of old people (and even TLo’s comments about her outfit – trying to dress in a ridiculously incongruous outfit) and between the neck (which almost looks remnants of throat cancer) and the clothes I could tell immediately that this was not a “real old woman” but someone dressed up for Halloween who thought this was funny.

        I guess I am not entitled to my opinion thanks all for piling on

        • Catiline

          You aren’t entitled to having everybody AGREE with your opinion, no. Sorry.

          And stop playing the martyr when you are out here making dismissive comments about blackface.

          • debisabigot

            You Catiline seem to be playing the martyr not I, You were never a slave. I was a fat person who has suffered a lot of abuse including assault because of my size. If you want to talk about ancestors – yes many of our ancestors suffered extreme atrocities – but if you even pretend to be fair you’d acknowledged that more than one group has suffered at the hands of more than one group. Rwanda, Congo, and religious persecutions have also been systematic and appalling.

            There is no need to play the whose ancestors suffered more game – A decent person is appalled by all of it, not just the abuses to people who “look like them” I have been slammed here for trying to (briefly) make this point. Fine. But the people all trying to act superior – who have never, themselves or their immediate family suffered any of these abuses but trying to rank the abuse from the outside really the ones who are not just a little disingenuous (to say the least.)

      • debisabigot

        Catiline – not meaning to argue with you – I would like to point out that I agree the Little Black Sambo and similar black face is extremely insulting – but that is not what I meant. See my comment about Julianne Hough’s outfit this Halloween. (I think Tyra caught some hell when she had the models made up to look like other races. The difference here is that I am not excusing insults to the other groups while others here seem to be implying that noone could possibly be offended by this (or fat suits) and that if they are, they are not ALSO offended by the type of black-face like LBS

        Now Continue to pound me but I am out.

    • xay

      There is nothing that is mocking or caricature about this costume (unlike 99.9% of blackface). It’s actually a very realistic portrayal of an elderly woman – I even disagree with TLo about the outfit, having spent a lot of time around the retirement communities of South Florida. I don’t understand how this is offensive at all.

    • Sunraya

      I can’t believe people gave you negatives for this. God forbid we question the judgment of Heidi’s Halloween costume!!
      Honestly, I felt the same emotion, that she was mocking old, wrinkly people. Let’s be honest, with her money, Heidi will NEVER look like this. Facelifts, botox, laser treatments, plastic surgery on her body – all of those things are available to Ms. Klum. So who is she really making fun of here? Old people? That is what I thought at first, too.
      And yes, I do have a sense of humor. I teach high schoolers, so I must, just to survive. But I don’t like mockery that seems cruel.

      • marlie

        You’re also working off of the assumption that Heidi WON’T allow herself to age naturally, without plastic surgery. Just because she has the money for all of the plastic surgery in the world doesn’t mean that she’ll actually go that route. IF she doesn’t (and none of us really have any clue what she might or might not do) this is what she could look like, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with it. She’s not mocking old people as a whole; she’s showing what she might look like 50 years down the road.

        • Nikko Viquiera

          AMEN.

        • http://www.GiftedCollector.com/ The Gifted Collector

          Since she is calling this her future, she might be telling us now that she does not plan to do the plastic surgery, etc. to keep looking young as she ages.

    • http://thishotoldbroad.blogspot.com/ Sara Leigh Merrey

      How wrong. This is how Heidi sees herself when she gets old. Totally not dissing old people. I smiled when I saw it because I imagine she’d look like this. I hope to still be stylin’ when I get to a certain age. I think I do pretty well at 61 (nearly 62) and plan to never lose my personal style.

      • alyce1213

        I agree — it’s Heidi in her 90s, no plastic surgery.

      • debisabigot

        How wrong? You are ascribing motives. You did not respond to the rest of the post. So Gwyneth Paltow in Shallow Hal, Courteney Cox waddling in Friends episodes where they mock her obesity when she was young, Eddie murphy and others not made to look like realisitic fat people for any reason other than to mock or degrade.

        • http://thishotoldbroad.blogspot.com/ Sara Leigh Merrey

          And you’re not ascribing motives? No, I wasn’t responding to anything other than the original comment.

          • debisabigot

            But you are all trying to interpret her motives when the examples I gave of the Redskins Julianne Hough etc. NOONE cares what their motives are (or are not).

            Fine only black people are ever permitted to be offended by anything ever. got it

          • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

            Oh, knock it off with that shit. No one took away your right to be offended. What you don’t have is the right to have your opinions go un-challenged once you state them.

        • alyce1213

          I seems you are the one ascribing motives — that Heidi is mocking old people. You insist that this is her intention, and many here just don’t perceive it that way.
          The T-Lo post is not about Gwyneth or Courtney, it’s about Heidi, and they don’t need to be addressed. It’s not about them and their fat suits.

      • SEPA_Q

        I thought this was a great “costume” of a younger woman dressed and made up as an old woman. Not a “fill-in-the-blank-with-your-chosen-positive-or-negative-adjective” old woman. Just an old woman. What I might look like if I live long enough — though I would not be so slim! My hands already look a lot like hers, minus the scrupulously manicured nails, of course. I’m older than Sarah and wish I HAD a “personal style”. Barring having the financial means to fight aging surgically, we will — all of us, fat/thin, white/black, short/tall — face aging. We’re all in the same boat. Considering the alternative… I’m taking the liver spots and wrinkles.

      • Heather

        I agree with you. That she’s “shaking her cane” (and, I imagine, secretly telling us to get off her lawn) really suggests to me that this is all in fun. She’s playing HERSELF as a very elderly woman.

    • Sarah

      So, you’re offended by the fact that her costume is extremely realistic? Because people dress up like all kinds of things on Halloween. I mean, I wouldn’t expect a nurse to be offended by all the slutty nurse costumes out there.

      • debisabigot

        I see your point – however – I cannot believe that noone sees a difference. I don’t think that type of costume is (intended to be) insulting to (all) nurses, since it is supposed to be usually a HOT nurse (oh how insulting) vs a disgusting extreme. Look I went to a restaurant with my folks the other day (who altought they are in their 70′s none of them of their friends look anything anywhere like this.).

        But walking to the salad bar was a very hunched over old man with a cane shuffling along. A younger person walked up behind him – and I guess was impatient to get to the salad bar – but started hunching over and shuffling right behind the guy and looked over to his friends and they were all laughing.

        Class.

        • Sarah

          That is truly a sad story (kids today!). Look, I’m sorry that you feel attacked, but Halloween is about dressing up as someone/something else. And in our culture, as you must know, people who go to extremes to make their costume exceptionally well executed are celebrated. That is where Heidi is coming from, and she has a long resume of previous costumes to prove it.
          I don’t want to be combative with you, because I feel you are trying your ass off to make your point, however much you aren’t agreed with, but I could write just as many volumes as you have about the offense you perceive in Heidi’s “old” makeup about how offended I am personally by the idea that “a HOT nurse” is okay, but a person dressed as an accurate depiction of a nonagenarian is a “disgusting extreme.”

    • Angela_the_Librarian

      You’re entitled to your opinion, but I personally don’t think she was poking fun at old people. If anything I think this was a great costume because it represents what most of us fear the most–aging and dying (scarier than vampires or witches). She just happens to be filthy rich and able to assemble master make-up artists to make her make-up look realistic.

    • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

      To be offended by this, we’d have to start with the assumption that the intention of this costume is to mock, which I don’t think is true at all. Heidi has a long and well-documented history of elaborate Halloween costumes that are very difficult to wear. It seems pretty obvious that she has a great love of costumes, wigs, and SFX makeup and loves to take it to the extreme on all fronts each Halloween. Given past behavior, this isn’t mocking old people, it’s saluting her makeup artists.

      • debisabigot

        A lot of Hindus had been offended by her hindu goddess costume. And I don’t believe that the person’s intent has to be to insult. Look at the frequent uproar about the Cleveland Indians, Washington Redskins, et all.

        I don’t think Heidi meant to be offensivebut I still do find it offensive. (Slightly less so that the fat costumes because those ARE meant to be mocking or ridiculing. )

        I want to let this go I just was expressing my opinion, I don’t like to see any groups mocked/ridiculed.

        • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

          You keep comparing this to offensive racial stereotype imagery but it’s just not the same thing at all. This isn’t an exaggeration meant to mock, the way blackface or the Redskins name and logo do. This is a brilliant representation of something perfectly natural. Taken to its extreme, sure. But unlike blackface and the Redskins logo, which offend because they’re terrible and unrealistic images of the people they’re portraying, this is merely a very good mimicry of actual advanced age.

          • MoHub

            Actually, the Redskins logo is pretty dignified, unlike—say—the Cleveland Indians’ Chief Wahoo, which needs to be retired to the depths of Hell. It’s the name of the team—and the fight-song lyrics—that is offensive.

            It might make sense to keep the name and change the logo to a potato. There’s nothing offensive about redskin potatoes, and they could be the basis for a whole line of concession-stand offerings.

          • fursa_saida

            Oh, man, I read “It might make sense to keep the name…” and was about to be like “THE POINT, IT HAS BEEN MISSED” (in a less combative fashion, though) and then I got to the potato part and laughed and laughed.

          • Lanus

            I agree. She looks like a REAL elderly woman, and a stylish and attractive one, at that. Blackface and the Cleveland Indians logo are mocking stereotypes and completely unrealistic. Plus, there just IS NOT hundreds of years of history of young people dressing up as old people to mock and subjugate them. To equate this costume to blackface is ignorant at best.

          • debisabigot

            Was Julianne Hough’s costume an extreme or stereotype? Or Tyra’s making up the models to look like other races? Lanus so if the ridiculing and abuse of fat people has ONLY been for the last 50 years (and CURRENT) but blackface was 100 years and ended before many of us were even born – AND PERPETUATED by the “ENTERTAINMENT ” industry (which is still so revered, despite their culpability). So it is okay.

            AGAIN I am appalled by blackface but also by bigotry of any kind. I just don’t choose to play the game: Your pain is insignificant while mine (actually my ancestors) is the only one that matters.

        • tallgirl1204

          I saw this rather immediately as an offshoot of the Day of the Dead celebrations so prevalent in my community. Those celebrations honor the bones to which we will all return– using the grotesque to remind us of our mortality and honor those who have gone before us. Heidi’s transformation rather reminded me of Rodin’s Belle Heaulmiere– beauty’s finish, still refusing to let go– reminding us that all of us, even the most beautiful, are destined to fade.

          • MoHub

            So glad you referenced La Belle Heaulmiere. Are you familiar with Stan Rogers’ song “Lies”? It fits right in with this discussion..

    • tereliz

      She’s not dressed up as anything that she might not someday become. Everyone gets OLD. Sweet Jesus.

      • NYCGlamourpuss

        God willing! I hope to live to be so old that I’d look like that one day!

    • pookiesmom

      Are you kidding me? Blackface was used to exploit and monetize African American culture and to desensitize those in power to the systemic oppression, torture, and exploitation of an entire race of people. Your suggestion that dressing up as an elderly person is anywhere near that ballpark is ridiculous and offensive.

      You don’t have to like this costume, but please don’t minimize a history of racism and oppression to make your point. It’s unnecessary and offensive.

      Beyond that, I patently disagree with your assessment. 1) You seem to be operating under the assumption that aging is inherently ugly, which is certainly not a given. 2) You are also assuming that this costume exploits aging for a comedic affect, which is also a stretch. IMO it’s too realistic to be a caricature, and is instead a rather subversive exploration of aging in an image-obsessed culture. To me, Heidi isn’t saying “laugh at me, I’m old, I’m so HIDEOUS!” but rather she’s saying “look at me in 50 years, rocking it like a boss!” The latter takes courage and its hyper-realism is fascinating to me. I haven’t seen Shallow Hal or fat-Monica so I can’t speak to those specifically, but it doesn’t matter. The fact that Heidi’s costume is drawing a range of responses speaks to the fact that it begs a more complicated reading than what you are drawn to. You are of course welcome to interpret the costume as you like, but I disagree with you strongly. And no, you don’t have a right to draw parallels between this costume and a history of racial oppression without getting called out on it.

      • Nikko Viquiera

        THISSSSSS!!!!

      • Lanus

        AMEN.

      • fursa_saida

        THANK.

      • debisabigot

        “please don’t minimize a history of racism and oppression to make your point. It’s unnecessary and offensive.”

        /sign (and to say because you have not seen it (so you have personally experienced/witness slavery in the US in the 1800′s) other abuses of groups… “IT DOESN’T MATTER”

        I wasn’t minimizing it; saying that other groups suffer as well is just a fact.

        • pookiesmom

          Wow. Are we really still doing this?

          1. You are flagrantly misreading my “it doesn’t matter.” I said explicitly that it doesn’t matter that I haven’t seen Shallow Hal or fat-Monica because that is not relevant to my point about Heidi Klum’s costume, NOT that it doesn’t matter that those portrayals are offensive (again, I have not seen them but I’m taking your word for the fact that they are offensive). Negative portrayals of obese people matter greatly to me, they are just straight-up not relevant to whether or not Heidi’s costume is offensive. I’m not saying that nothing else in the world is offensive. I am saying that THIS SPECIFIC COSTUME is not offensive to me, and that it is a logical fallacy to say “these other negative portrayals of women are offensive, therefore you should agree with me that Heidi’s costume is offensive.” I’m game for a civil debate about whether or not THIS SPECIFIC costume is offensive, but your wild comparisons are doing you no favors. Others on this thread have explained why they believe this costume is offensive, in such a way that illustrates their perspective and garners civil responses ranging from “I agree with you” to “I do not agree with you.” Your insistence on comparing this costume to random other offensive shit and then getting upset when we point out your logical fallacies–or, what’s more, accusing us of not caring about that random other offensive shit–is undermining your argument.

          2. You said, and I quote, “this is NO LESS OFFENSIVE than blackface.” How is that not minimizing blackface? I could say to a woman who had acid thrown on her face in India, “I’m so sorry, I understand your pain because I had a splinter last week and it was awful, no less awful than your melting skin” but that would be RIDICULOUS because they are NOT IN THE SAME BALLPARK, EVER. Comparing slavery to what is, at most, a highly debatable portrayal of an elderly woman is ABSURD and offensive. That doesn’t mean that negative portrayals of women are not upsetting, but they are not and will never be comparable to a history of enslavement and racism.

          In summation:

          Saying: “This is an offensive costume. Shallow Hal was offensive. Fat Monica was offensive. Blackface was offensive.” = ACCEPTABLE, and from your perspective, accurate.

          Saying: “This is an offensive costume. It’s offensive in the same way Shallow Hal was offensive and Fat Monica were offensive. It is JUST AS OFFENSIVE AS BLACKFACE.” = NOT ACCEPTABLE, not accurate.

          3. You have GOT to understand that me not having seen Shallow Hal and so not having an opinion on that particular movie is NOT THE SAME as me not having experienced slavery personally. I am allowed to not have an opinion on a movie that I haven’t seen, and yet simultaneously have an opinion on hundreds of years of brutal oppression even though I have not lived through that oppression.

          • debisabigot

            Well “Wow. Are we really still doing this?” well you are.

            I was addressing insulting behavior/costuming.

            You are entitled to your opinion but blackface now in 2013 is a INSULT (albeit a gross one); it is not ENSLAVING someone; you are conflating the two.

            (People who insult and demean use whatever is at their disposal. There are bad words and images (historical and modern) used to harm / insult people in all kinds of groups.

            OK I’ll use your “=” format

            Slavery, Murder, Assault, Rape – ALL DISGUSTING and VILE and reprehensible.

            Mocking, degrading ridiculing people of any color, size, orientation, age – ALL insulting, demeaning and unnecessary regardless of the category

            And for crying out loud, it almost looks like you are trying to say that “I could say to a woman who had acid thrown on her face in India,” is less of a “crime” than black face? If what you meant (because it is not clear) was that comparing ridiculing and mocking fat/old/ugly is so much less of an insult that a white person wearing dark makeup (which people called blackface with Ms. Hough) that is arrogant but at least addressing my original comment.

            So

            1. Fine you are not insulted by it. I and many others found it insulting (at another site (european) I got 22up 1 down vote for the same comment ). I tend to care more about being aware of what could be offensive to others and getting out the emotional yardstick -(my pain is worse than your pain); for others it is only what affects them personally.

            2. because I clearly was saying they are ALL wrong. It does not minimize on to acknowledge the other.

            3. I didn’t watch those movies either – but I choose not to endorse that
            kind of garbage regardless of which group is being ridiculed. Again you are conflating slavery with what is being called black face NOW (not in the almost 100 years of minstrel shows)

    • formerlyAnon

      Everybody is going to get old, if we are fortunate enough to live that long. Some of us will look better than this, many of us worse. I don’t get how this is making fun of old age. I think it’s just not being afraid of old age.

      Paltrow in Shallow Hal was offensive because of the script surrounding the character and the endless “jokes.” Maybe Heidi spent the evening making mocking old age jokes, but I don’t know that from these pictures. All I get is that she wasn’t afraid to look in the mirror and then go to her party looking as she might, someday, if she doesn’t avail herself of all the anti-aging technology that her money can buy.

    • kerryev

      My niece must have been mocking Border Collies this year.

    • LouAnn Darras

      Thank you. I found this offensive as well.

  • TerryMH

    In a business obsessed with aging, I’d say her costume is FEARLESS! I’m totally impressed! Though T and L are right that it would have been even more disturbing / fantastic if she wore one of her standard micro red carpet looks with that makeup.

    • E2_Remote

      Exactly, I think that if she’s poking fun of anything, it’s that Hollywood finds ageing (especially for the ladies) to be the scariest thing of all.

  • tixilyttik

    It really is quite an impressive makeup job.
    I agree it would have been so much better had she gone out in one of her usual looks or as a Victoria’s Secret model. Missed opportunity for greatness.

    • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ foodycatAlicia

      Oh yes! Undies and wings would have made this look!

      • alyce1213

        Thongs and wings or old lady undies and wings?

        • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

          Thongs, Depends, and wings.

          • debisabigot

            Yes not offensive to old people AT ALL.

          • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

            Don’t start your shit with me, I am not the one.

        • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ foodycatAlicia

          Bejewelled old lady undies.

      • tereliz

        Octogenarian Angel? Okay, I’ll stop now.

  • joancarol

    Still braless.

    • Katesymae

      I think she was going for the saggy boobs look.

      • MoHub

        Carol Burnett perfected that decades ago.

  • siriuslover

    TLo said, “Of course the joke here is that 100-year-old women don’t generally go out in mini-skirts and sleeveless tops with plunging necklines.”

    Have you been to Orange County, CA lately? ….

    • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

      You should have seen some of the women at our Halloween party yesterday – I work in an independent living community. Let me just tell you, the core group of girls who go full on Sexy for their costume, do not outgrow that shit with age. I had a Sexy Septuagenarian Cowgirl, a Smurfette, a Go Go Dancer and a Bird of Paradise. The latter of which had on a skirt so short, that I thought she was going to flash us all *her* bird of paradise.

      • Sarah

        This sounds like a very fun party. (Says the lady who worked until late then went home and MAY have posted a pic of her cat in business attire on FB to try and make up for being childless and not in possession of adorable costumed children.)

        • Erica

          Don’t sweat it. I have 3 children who were adorably costumed, and it was a total pain in the ass walking them around the neighborhood and then corralling them to hand out candy to the onslaught of other adorable children looking for candy. I was thrilled when everyone was in bed and my husband and I fell into bed at 8:50.

          • Sarah

            My fiancé was working door at a bar (poor, beleaguered man) until 3 a.m. and I got off at 9, so I proceeded to watch PRAS on dvr and get very drunk looking at pictures of all my friends’ kids in cute costumes. TMI: then I put on my Stevie Nicks dress and listened to Rumours and danced around to Gypsy while taking pics of the cats. Because that’s how I roll when by myself.

          • Munchkn

            I’ll bet your cat dressed in business attire was adorable!

          • Sarah

            If you google Hank For Senate, you’ll see what he looked like. Jasper’s a big fan, and was emulating his idol.

          • Munchkn

            Cool! My daughter has or had a Hank for Senate bumpersticker on her Mac. Our Maine Coon Cat looks rather like Hank down to the necktie that my daughter likes to put on him. He doesn’t mind too much, but he’s maybe not as comfortable as Sylvester was wearing the doll dress. He looked just like Tabitha Twitchet from the Beatrix Potter books.

          • Sarah

            I’ve got the sticker on my truck. Jasper’s a MC mix, so he is pretty similar, without white boots. He will let me put whatever on him. He is a very trusting old boy. I was gonna put some stuff on the others, but one is a very sharp, opinionated kitten who won’t have it, one is my avatar, who is a precious angel whose dignity cannot be besmirched, and the last is a great big 20lb orange tom, and I shoved him into a shirt at Xmas that was so tight I STILL feel guilty.

          • decormaven

            You are my shero!

          • Sarah

            Thanks. How so, may I ask? I like to continue to be heroic, if at all possible :)

          • decormaven

            Because you celebrate your own unique qualities, don’t begrudge others of their happiness, and in turn, recognize your own gifts. Hope that’s not too deep.

    • xay

      Or Miami/Naples/Ft Lauderdale….

      • SRQkitten

        Or anywhere along the FLorida coastline.

  • Carla_Charlton

    WOW -better than the aging makeup in any movie I’ve seen!

  • Denise

    The makeup artists should get some kind of award. That’s amazing.

  • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

    She is the goddess of Halloween as far as I’m concerned. I LOVE that she goes all the way, every single year.

  • alyce1213

    Fabulous. I agree that short-tight-shiny would have taken this to an orgasmically funny level, but given that she went with Palm Springs dowager, the clothing and accessory choices are perfect. Great job.

  • lizajane1776

    It would be really cool if someone would put together one of those “All this Photoshop makes us hate ourselves” videos starting with this, ending up with a first or second season Heidi.

  • mjude

    Heidi always spares no expense. loved the makeup job, very impressive.

  • Joe J

    As a Florida resident, I can assure you there are women around here who actually are this age who wear even less in the summertime. I’m still scarred by the eighty-something woman at the Winn-Dixie a few weeks ago who was wearing a tube top and short shorts. Looked like a dried apricot wearing a rubber band.

    • NOLA_gal

      As a former Florida native, I can give you an amen to that, but NOTHING has ever beat the topless grandma I saw on a beach in Greece. My eyes are still burning, but I have to give her credit for her super high levels of FU attitude!

      • alyce1213

        Saw the same in the south of France. Several quite mature women, no fear, no self-consciousness. Once I adjusted, it was kind of cool.

        • Sarah

          I always think the cool thing about resort type places where everyone is in swimwear is that you think “oh I’ll be self conscious” for about a day until you realize that even the hottest-bodied persons will have moles and creases and weird bits all over. It all just swims together into a big mostly-naked sea of humanity.

          • Munchkn

            My late grandfather-in-law used to like to go to nudist resorts. Nanna has always said that the people you met at those resorts were the nicest people. They shed their pretenses and self-consciousness along with the clothes.

    • DuBey2

      It Figures. Florida always gets the weirdness award. (Can’t figure out hanging chads in a presidential election; and many other legends of infamy). says a lifetime Florida native.

  • Chase

    Wow, aging makeup has come a long way, hasn’t it?

    • MoHub

      Remembering Dustin Hoffman in Little Big Man.

      • alyce1213

        Bad crustiness.

        • MoHub

          Just in terms of how makeup materials have progressed since then. And Hoffman was supposed to be something like 110.

          • Chase

            Yes, and remember the horrible aging make-up on Kirk and the others in that classic Trek episode? They looked like they had a skin disease, not wrinkles.

          • MoHub

            Yes. But Star Trek never had much of a budget. And I applaud them for aging each character differently, including having Kirk balding while McCoy’s hair stayed put.

          • Chase

            Yes, most of their costume/make-up budget went to giant hairpieces for the ladies, Spock’s ears, and Kirk’s corsets. Not much left for realistic wrinkles after that . . .

          • MoHub

            And also remember that we had much smaller TV screens then and no HD, so the flaws in the makeup weren’t nearly as obvious.

          • Chase

            Though the remastered Trek episodes on Netflix are stunning. Watching them has been like rediscovering the series. I’m also realizing just how much got cut out of the original episodes for syndication, or how much I failed to notice as Wee!Chase in the 70s. Spock has a big ol’ smoking sex idol in his quarters! (At least, he did in Amok Time). Who knew?

          • MoHub

            I’m old enough to have watched the original run, so I don’t think I missed anything other than what I couldn’t see on our rounded-corner 23″ television.

  • Sunraya

    Oh, I was trying to figure out why she wore that, and I guess that the short skirt and lower top were the joke. Otherwise, I didn’t get it, except she looked like an old wrinkly lady.

  • Tanya Wade

    Heidi Klum, The Frau Blucher Years….coming sooner than you think!

  • Angela_the_Librarian

    Wouldn’t it be great if Heidi could guest judge on Face Off. She’d probably have a ball! I love how dedicated she is to Halloween.

    • alyce1213

      FaceOff is the best competition on TV. Are you a fan?

      • Angela_the_Librarian

        Yes, it’s easily my favorite competition series. I’m rooting for Laura this season (thought she was robbed her first season). Whenever I watch Project Runway I wish it would emulate Face Off (minimal interpersonal drama, the artists are actually given enough time to execute awesome products, etc.)

        • alyce1213

          I’m torn — rooting for Laura too, or Tate, who will be hard to beat (but Laura can do it). I feel the same about how the show works – minimal drama, lots of incredible work, great judges.

          • Sarah

            Tate FTW! That vulture was incredible.

          • alyce1213

            Also, I have a huge crush on Tate. Totally inappropriate.

          • Sarah

            Oh yeah, he’s majorly cute. And he seems so NICE, which is refreshing.

          • StellaZafella

            I love that the judges are award winning, quallfied professionals in their own right and allowed to appraise the work without a lot of obvious intervention from producers…Maybe Heidi could join a group of other big names for fantasy make-overs in a challenge…?

          • tereliz

            Laura’s old age cockatoo this week was amazing! I want her to win, but honestly, everyone that made it to the finals deserves to be there. I totally agree that it’s the best competition. The most drama they had all season was Lainey deciding to leave, and then you knew they weren’t going to eliminate anyone that day.

            Don’t want to derail the Heidi thread—I bet she would be a fun Face Off judge, too.

        • blondie65

          I just discovered Face Off this season and thoroughly love it! Somewhat reminds me of the earlier years of PR with even less drama. Very happy with the final 3 and honestly, would be happy to see any one of them take it. All so talented but with different strengths.

        • julnyes

          also the contestants all seem to want to compete against everyone else at their best. They often help each other out (like when Tate had to go to the hospital and all the other contestants worked on his design while he was gone). I really love how they also pick up tips from each other.

      • marlie

        I love it too! I caught a mini-marathon the other day. That show just sucks you in…

      • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

        My best friend’s daughter is an aspiring special effects make up artist. She has been working at self teaching for years already. (She’s only 15) This year she had her first paying gig. She loves that show!!

        • formerlyAnon

          I love these kids who just jump in and work at learning what they think they want to do. I don’t think it was as common when I was a teen, maybe because we didn’t have all of the how to info and the potential for making connections with like-minded people that the Internet allows. (And I can’t believe I’m typing that because although info & communication technologies is broadly speaking my professional sandbox, I am VERY wary of everyone who talks about the Internet as some kind of savior of humankind.)

  • cocohall

    I’m somewhere in between on this. I think that if she had given us full Heidi in short, tight, and shiny, it could have been seen as mocking not just her own persona, but old people in general. I like the fact that went for a woman who has a sense of style and humor. And the best accessory is still always a genuine smile. Regardless of age. Give me a woman who has aged naturally who has a twinkle in her eye and easy ability to laugh over someone pulled too tight any day.

    I AM wondering who helped Heidi’s kids get into costume while Oma Heidi was getted prepped. Because, yes, this look took hours.

  • tallgirl1204

    I have always pictured Heidi as kind of humorless. I am going to consider changing my mind.

    • alyce1213

      She has the reputation for being quite a cut-up. Also a tough businesswoman.
      I’ve seen the TV show she used to do with kids and she’s really very funny and playful.

  • Jessica Freeman

    Very impressive. Loves.

  • Judy_J

    WOW. That is some costume! Her past costumes have been impressive, but with this one she really raised the bar.

  • marlie

    Those makeup artists did an incredible job. This is the best “old person” makeup I’ve seen, and that includes tv/movies.

    • lalahartma

      That’s what I said! In TVs and movies aging an actor always looks fake and/or really bad.

  • Daktari100

    So realistic. It’s almost surprising that elderly people aren’t offended, and AARP isn’t demanding an apology. :)

  • ashtangajunkie

    Amazing. I always look forward to HK’s costume and she never disappoints.

  • Mary Lauer

    AWESOME!!

  • Lucie Smith

    LOVE. if my grandma were still alive, she’d want to use this as fashion inspiration, so. (yes, south florida would be down with this, as one poster said.)

  • acevedob

    I would just do this to have an idea of what I could look like as an old man..and how to avoid it.

  • http://asskickingadviser.com/ Ass Kicking Adviser

    Wow. That is impressive. Although I am not sure that anyone wanted to be too close to her which could make having fun a tad difficult.

  • pookiesmom

    This is absolutely INCREDIBLE. LOVE. It kind of makes me want to be her best friend.

  • MM4321

    Holy cow – freaky but wow she certainly achieved what she was aiming for. Bravo.

  • Not applicable

    wow- is this some sort of PSA for sun damage??

    • Coco Cornejo

      And the lack of moisturizer.

  • alyce1213
    • tereliz

      That video was INSANE. The amount of camera flashes was seizure-inducing.

  • AMartel

    Now that’s impressive and I love that she stayed true to her tight, short and shiny aesthetic even in her dotage.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/TheOctocornNetwork International Model

    Thought: She tends to dress as fantastic creatures that her human form could never be. What if this is her way of saying, “Take a look! This will never happen as this bitch? Will not age.”

  • Sonja Brisson

    This is actually what she looks like in the Dorian Grey mirror she has in her attic.

  • MilaXX

    kudos to the makeup team that did that

  • MaggieMae

    I am impressed! Amazing transformation! And girl does take her Halloween costumes seriously!

    I imagine Heidi having work done along the way, but not to excess & distortion. See: Carmen Dell’Orefice

  • mightbewrong

    how? HOW?? that’s amazing.

    • alyce1213

      I posted a link below from NY Daily News.

      • mightbewrong

        haha, I know *how*, I’m just still stunned. It’s an excellent job.

        • alyce1213

          I know, but look anyway, they show detail.

  • Paula Pertile

    That’s impressive! Love the shoes.

  • Imasewsure

    This is also hilarious and of course unattainable aging in real life for the Klum gene pool… Bet her great grandma is also still gorgeous. Props Ms H!

  • Funkykatt

    Figures she’s in a plunging neckline.

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    I don’t know whoever did her up like this, but I would bet money they had at least one makeup Oscar. This is as good as it gets.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    Incredible! (She smiling because she knows she can take it all off and still be her hot self.)

  • Tracy_Flick

    Astonishing. I’m just utterly speechless.

  • Erica_Vuitton

    This is one crazy good costume! She had a matching Chanel-esq jacket too but understandable she’d take it off for the RC. As to the outfit, Uncles take a visit to Boca Ration, FL and you’ll realize this is actually exactly what rich old ladies wear.

    • DuBey2

      Yes, and the sun damage on her “skin” is exactly commensurate with living in Boca, too. Wish I could see it with the Chanel jacket.

  • Joyce VG

    Oh this is amazing.

  • Krysta

    Holy cow. That’s commitment.

  • Olly Oxen

    My grandma never would have gone out the house with messy hair like that. She got her hair set every week until she died. She’d call down to the salon in the nursing home every week before she went, and the week after she died, the salon got a call from her room, over and over at the time of her usual appointment.

    It’s like, damn grandma. Spookin’ the salon from beyond the grave.

  • Lauren Dorsee Dillon

    I have never been one to jump on the PC bandwagon; but am I the only one who finds this costume somewhat offensive?

    • Lauren Dorsee Dillon

      Okay, I see I’m not. I certainly would not equate this to blackface but I do think it mocks the elderly. My grandmother always wore stockings and a girdle and took great pride in her appearance. But I won’t berate the point. I prefer scary fun, like the costumes of NPH and his brood. Still great makeup, still took skills, but did not belittle a segment of the population. I will go back to being my funny, irreverent self now.

      • bingo

        this doesn’t read mockery to me. for context, you should see the insane gallery of looks she has embodied over the years for halloween. my impression is that she takes the ethos of the day very seriously and wishes to be “someone else” for a day–wholly unrecognizable.

      • guest2visits

        I think it’s maybe a little offensive, but that a little offensive is well within the parameters of Halloween costumes as a whole. Not a huge problem for me. But whether it’s Heidi mocking herself as an older woman, or the image of any ancient lady, it’s still a representation to encourage fright or derision. In spite of the skilled work in the transformation; not the best choice for a costume, imo.

        • marlie

          Seems like Halloween costumes have evolved quite a bit (in some circles), and aren’t always meant to convey “fright or derision.” Sometimes people just like to transform themselves. For the most part, it seems to me like “that” is the crux of what Heidi does for Halloween; she transforms herself from one of the most recognizable and beautiful celebrities out there, into someone completely different and unrecognizable.

          • guest2visits

            Valid point. There’s more than fright or derision; I fully agree. Besides the awesome transformations, there’s the whole sexy genre, and just plain cute, too. Like kids, who can wear just anything. Or almost…. I think there are images unfit for kids that shouldn’t have any meaning for them, like pint sized Walter Whites. There are some things to consider when transforming for a laugh, or a shudder, or a wink. Not saying I can’t see the magic of Heidi’s transformation, but it loses some points for me since it looks like it’s meant to be scary or laughable. – I know that’s just my perception. But I also expected a lot of costumes out there to run the gamut. It’s the nature of the holiday.

  • formerlyAnon

    Oh my gosh. I might love her. How many women in her position would do this.

  • StephanieLovesTLo

    She usually bugs the hell out of me but I gotta give it up for this. Well done.

  • Lilithcat

    Oh, good for her! I wonder if she used age progression technology.

  • http://marshmallowjane.com/ marshmallowjane

    I think Heidi is supposed to be OLD LADY HEIDI. That makes her costume funny, even to older people. I admire her for not going the standard beautiful sexy that most women do on Halloween.

    I’ve been watching some Project Runway reruns, and Heidi looks much younger, even in 2007. So does Tim Gunn and everybody else. Scary that we all age so quickly.

    • marlie

      When did 2007 suddenly become THAT long ago? Sheesh. I feel old all of a sudden.

    • CT14

      I agree’ and the makeup is amazing, though I doubt real time old lady Heidi will look like that. She’ll Botox most of those wrinkles away before they have the time to etch character into her face.

    • Howard Sturrup

      We would all age more gracefully if it weren’t for the GMO’s an other toxic crap allowed in our food.

  • Trickytrisha

    Absolutely brilliant.

  • Jennifer Bober

    Damn, that’s a lot of latex! That’s also a fantastic makeup job with amazing eye for detail.

  • PeggyOC

    I respect her commitment, every year to a thorough and beautifully prepared costume. She’s even willing to be ugly for her costume. She could so easily fall into the “Sexy whatever” costume, but she never does.

  • CeeQ

    She is my hero for doing this – COMMITTING TO THE MOMENT/HOLIDAY.

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    I fucking LOVE Heidi Klum’s Halloween costumes every year! I know, she can pretty much go more “all out” with a team of professional makeup artists at her disposal, but she never disappoints. Last year when her party had to cancelled because of Hurricane Sandy, I was so bummed, you’d have thought *I* wasn’t able to go!

  • Louise Bryan

    That is nothing short of amazing. Very scary, too, though not in the gory, shocking, in-your-face way of most scary stuff.

  • bravobravp

    I was watching season 2 recently and I have to say for it being on the air so long Heidi is again GREAT. Don’t know if she’ll ever look like this!

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    And that second picture? Look at the eyes and that impish little grin – you can totally tell it’s her! Of course I’m probably cheating mentally because I know it’s her, but the eyes and the smile in that second pic are a dead giveaway!

    • Qitkat

      It’s too bad that we couldn’t all have seen her without knowing who it was. I wonder if the world could have guessed. I am astonished at the quality of this makeup job. I’d like to see the Face Off people attempt this as a challenge.

  • Paula Archibald

    So real,, Did your kids see your costume?? and how did they react/ say?/?

  • Khai Fox

    That ain’t no costume, bro. She just hasn’t drained the life out of anyone recently.

  • webslice33

    great costume!

  • Candigirl1968

    This is probably tamer than the outfit she’ll be wearing as a 100 year old woman. Also love that Heidi doesn’t default to sexy outfits. She really commits to the spirit of Halloween.
    P.S. This makeup job is better than most of the “aging” makeup I’ve seen in movies. Fantastic!

  • bertkeeter

    Sleevless at 100…LUV iT!

  • http://cheekypinky.wordpress.com cheekypinky

    Holy beeJEBUZZ, that is *incredible* work!

    Seriously, does anyone know who the makeup artist/s were?

  • lrhoff

    What, no sexy French maid costume? Gosh, I’m shocked.

  • save_the_hobbit

    That is some damn amazing old age makeup.

  • e jerry powell

    Those sensible shoes are KILLING ME.

    • formerlyAnon

      One of many “perfect touches” here, right?

      • e jerry powell

        In a manner of speaking.
        ;-)

  • KT

    This is incredible!! And I love that she doesn’t always go for costumes that make her look hot. In fact, Halloween is the one day out of the year that she doesn’t aim for “smokin hot” — she’s like the inverse of everyone else in that way!

  • Michelle Gennari

    I love a woman who doesn’t mind getting “uglied up” for Halloween. Everyone does the “Slutty (insert occupation here) costume ad nauseum. This is epic. The makeup is amazing! Skirt needs to be a tad longer.

  • http://kingderella.tumblr.com/ kingderella

    Wow… if *this* is possible with make-up, why are there some many cases of terrible and unconvincing aging-make-up on film and television?

    • Howard Sturrup

      I gather not all makeup artists are at the top of they’re game , she worked some one who is bloody brilliant at what they do.

  • Susan_Hesselgrave

    Amazing makeup, but seems kind of sad and pathetic to me, a beautiful young woman mocking old women. What’s next year’s costume, the fat suit?

  • AuntHo

    Mr. AuntHo just ran screaming out of the room. RESPECT, Miss Heidi.

  • berlinmama

    Sorry, but Ms. Klum is being very disrespectful and mean to senior citizens. Wait til you get there, Heidi! ( If she had done a fat-girl get-up, she would be crucified)

  • claycat1

    Is that a cockroach on the floor beside her shoe?

  • PeaceBang

    BRAVA.

  • DesertRodent

    I’m not seeing the mockery, and I kinda look like that. Brava indeed.

    • Gatto Nero

      She’s mocking herself, if anything. Instead of going the expected route, she subverts her beauty every Halloween. Nicely done!

  • Therese Bohn

    So that’s what Heidi looks like in pure daylight! But seriously — that’s Oscar (or at least Emmy) worthy makeup!