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While many beautiful women choose Halloween costumes that are revealing, supermodel Heidi Klum has taken the idea to a whole new level. The Project Runway host managed to surprise everyone at the Halloween party she hosted in Las Vegas with a second-skin costume of what's under her skin.
Like a model out of the traveling Bodies exhibition, Klum looked exactly like a skinless corpse and was even unveiled on a hospital gurney attended by two bloodstained doctors, in a macabre bit of theatricality. Klum, 38, said she wanted to go for a different look for her Halloween party at The Venetian hotel's hip nightclub Tao.
"This is my thirteenth Halloween party this year and I wanted something different," Klum said on the red carpet Saturday night. "I was thinking how it would look if I had all my skin ripped off, and so...voila!"
The gorgeous mother of four's bloody creation was not something most people could try at home. It required Klum to wear a skin-tight bodysuit that was then hand-painted (along with her face) by artist Martin Izquierdo, who's known as the master behind the elaborate angel wings at Victoria's Secret lingerie shows.
"We started in July," Klum explained to Us Weekly. "We started with a body suit that was white. And then, basically, everything had to be hand-painted."
To make sure he was accurately rendering the human body, Izquierdo used anatomical photos as a guide. Once he was done, the bodysuit itself was easy for the internationally famous model to wiggle herself into, but the rest of her look required an additional three hours of work.
"I don't mind that," Klum said. "I've been body-painted for 12 hours, so three-and-a-half hours is not that bad."
But this is one ensemble Klum's four kids will not see their mommy in: "Yeah, this one was too scary. They would be very scared to see me!"