This article was written by Colleen Kratofil and first appeared on People.com.
The countdown to Halloween is here, and the unofficial holiday ambassador Heidi Klum is sharing some details of her top secret clothing.
“This time is very cute,” Heidi told PEOPLE about her appearance, and she kept her appearance until her annual Halloween party. “This will not be terrible; it will become very, very cute.”
This is in stark contrast to her last year’s werewolf getting up (she re-created Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” music video).
Heidi said she started planning for next year’s clothing from November 1st and made a mask in a studio last month.
She said she would give fans more teasing on social media, but in most cases she “wanted them to guess.”
The shortlist of people who saw her costume before Halloween included her four children, daughter Leni, 14 years old, Lou, 9 years old, son Henry, 13 years old, Johan, 12 years old.
“My children know; they always know,” she said. “They always want to know how it is done. When I have to try different pieces, I have accessories and people coming over. So many times they are part of this process and they see it happen.”
Her new boyfriend Tom Kaulitz also participated in this year’s planning process, and Klum is helping him adapt to her epic carnival. “He plans to go all out, it’s fun,” she said.
This year marks the 19th anniversary of her legendary Halloween party (presented by Party City and SVEDKA vodka), starting with the days when she made her own clothing – from the beginning, many changes have taken place.
“In the beginning, I still don’t know these [prosthetic] professionals, I made my own hair and make-up, I have some people who will help me put my clothes together,” she said.
She recalls that her Lady Godiva costume is one of her most difficult to create. “When I was doing Godiva, I ran across the town and tried to find a wig that was up to my ankles, which was hard to find,” she said.
But in 2011 her body costume changed everything: she picked up the prosthetic master from Body Worlds’ exhibit to create her look. “I met these people who made a living,” she said. “I don’t know why I didn’t have it earlier.” Since then, she has been working on over-mad costumes – her favorite is that she became a 95-year-old woman in 2013.
Despite years of experience (and months of planning), she is still worried that there will be problems in one day.
“When you do prosthetics and all these things, I always use fingers and toes to cross, because there is no rehearsal, so it actually does work during the day,” she said. “Because we can’t actually stick all these things together and see if it works. It’s always a bit of a headache for me, it really works. It’s usually the case, but until one day you know ”
When asked if she was ready for spare clothing to prevent an accident, she responded best.
“No, absolutely not,” she said. “I will choose Tim Gunn’s words, ‘Let it work.'”
So if you’re still planning your outfit and looking for inspiration, Heidi has three suggestions: go all out, think about the creative theme, don’t wait until the last minute.
“Proposing a theme is always good, and then really not getting used to the middle,” she suggested. “There is a unique idea and then follow all the details, because I think the details are always very important. I think we have seen sexy nurses and sexy police officers a thousand times. You really want to be among five million sexy nurses. One member? If you want more, or if you want to be more interesting, then it’s even more unexpected, you have to spend a little more time.”