The INSIDER Summary:
• This Halloween, Heidi Klum dressed up as herself plus five doppelgängers.
• The prosthetic artist who helped execute the look said it cost $10 million.
After an excruciating wait on Monday, supermodel Heidi Klum finally revealed her 2016 Halloween costume — and she wasn’t dressed up at all. Instead, Klum dressed up five models to looks just like her, using matching outfits, wigs, and high-end prosthetics.
It may not have been the best of Heidi’s iconic costumes, but it was certainly original.
It was also insanely expensive: A new report from toofab reveals that the look apparently cost $10 million.
And you thought paying $165 for a sexy goldfish costume was nuts.
Toofab interviewed Dan Marino of Prosthetic Renaissance, the company with whom Klum collaborated for her costume. Marino described the long and gruelling process of creating 6 nearly-identical Klums in one day — and he also revealed that the model is very particular with her Halloween plans.
“There’s no changing Heidi’s mind [once] 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.”
Each model wore prosthetics that were made from a mould of Klum’s real face. It took two hours for Marino and a fellow artist, and a team of 7 assistants to finish each clone’s prosthetic application. Then they were passed on to a makeup artist and hair stylist for final touches.
All that time — and all those masks — came with a price tag. Marino initially told toofab the cost was $10 million, and when the publication followed up to confirm that number, a Prosthetics Renaissance rep said this: “We can never give full details on payment, so we’ll leave it up to your imagination!”
Our imagination definitely says $10 million.
Marino also addressed critics who thought Klum’s non-costume was a cop-out.
“She didn’t drop the ball. People are hard on celebrities and have big expectations,” he said. “They forget that it’s all fun in the end […] She certainly surprised everyone with it, so I guess it turned out to be unpredictable. Which goes hand in hand with originality.”
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