If you think dressing up as yourself for Halloween is an affordable route, just ask Heidi Klum! The supermodel attended her annual Halloween bash on Monday, October 31, as herself, but thanks to the five prosthetic-enhanced Klum clones she brought with her, things got a little pricey.
TooFab asked Prosthetic Renaissance's Mike Marino, who also did Klum's Jessica Rabbit costume last year, just how much the going rate for a project like this would be: "10 million dollars. We are open to all new offers!" Marino was seemingly joking, which is why TooFab followed up, only to get this reply from a rep: "We can never give full details on payment, so we'll leave it up to your imagination!"
Regardless, it's safe to say the evening came with quite the price tag. Even without the facial enhancements, the Herve Leger Katina Stretch Jacquard-Knit Mini Dresses that she and her squad modeled (altered into bodysuits) were $1,490 each — that's $8,940 total. But Klum was determined to get her concept just right.
"There's no changing Heidi's mind one she sees it in her head," Marino told TooFab. "But that's what I like about working with her. She knows what she wants very clearly."
Marino revealed that it took him and his team about two hours to Kluminize each clone, all of whom were wearing prosthetics (up to six), a wig and fake eyebrows. "Anyone can actually be Heidi if they wear this mask," he said. And yet, he added, "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!"
Klum had teased her costume choice to Us Weekly before the big day. "My theme is going to be a German theme, and it’s going to be made in Germany,” she said. And indeed, the Project Runway host arrived at her 17th annual party in a "box" stamped "Made in Germany." Tinashe, Serena Williams, Questlove, Nick Cannon, Coco and Ice-T were also in attendance at the fete.
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