It’s still June, but Heidi Klum is getting ready for Halloween.
The model and America’s Got Talent Judge is known for her famously spooky Halloween parties — and elaborate costumes — and she’s already gearing up for this year. Yes, more than four months in advance.
She shared a video on Instagram on Thursday, on the Nightmare Before Christmas“This Is Halloween” from “This Is Halloween”, which showed her seated in a dress with her hair tied up in a hairnet. She took off her dress as someone moved around her, apparently doing a 3D scan.
“…and so it begins,” she wrote, adding the hashtag “#heidihalloween2022.”
Even for Klum, the would-be Halloween queen with two decades of elaborate costumes to prove it, that preparation starts early. In 2013, she started her costume in July, but that tops it off. In 2019, she started two months early – and it was for her 20th annual splash party.
Maybe the early preparation as it’s been a few years since she had her annual party. The party was canceled in 2020 amid the pandemic and before the rollout of COVID vaccines. (That hasn’t stopped scammers from selling fake tickets online.) That year, she and her family produced a short film to boost holiday spirits.
She also didn’t host the party in 2021, saying it was “insensitive”, explaining, “I don’t want anyone getting hurt because we’re having fun at my expense. So I don’t want not do that.” She made a video that year too.
On the Tonight’s show in March, she said the party would be back this year. She said of the party, “I love throwing my Halloween party and giving people a chance to really go all out and be creative.”
One year, her costume was so elaborate — like when she was a 95-year-old version of herself — that no one recognized her and initially didn’t let her into her own party.
Klum said she started thinking about her next Halloween costume as soon as the party ended the year before. So while it’s an early start, it’s probably a two-year-old idea.