Heidi Klum on Her Cleopatra Costume: 'It Took Three Hours to Put My Face On'

12/03/2012 at 01:00 PM ET

Heidi Klum Cleopatra
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We’ve come to expect over-the-top ensembles (Iron Maiden, anyone?) from Heidi Klum at her annual costume party. But this year she outdid herself, though it was less about the actual costume and more about what she wore on her face: hundreds of Swarovski crystals coating her complexion.

“It took maybe three hours to put my face on and like 10 minutes to get dressed,” Klum told PEOPLE of theĀ Cleopatra costume she wore to her Haunted Holiday Party at Finale on Saturday night in New York City. “The guy that designed the face made little pieces and put them on, and in between he had to fill in the gaps, so it took a very long time.”

(Klum’s annual costume party usually falls on Halloween, but was postponed this year due to superstorm Sandy.)

Along with a bejeweled face, Klum channeled the pharaoh in a crystal-covered headpiece, a cleavage-baring gold gown, a feathered cape and platform shoes — a glam look that’s quite the 180 from last year’s dead body costume. “I thought I was ugly last year, which I love, but I always like to change it up … I wanted something pretty and sparkly,” she explained. “Every year I try to go a little bit more wild or out the box.” Mission accomplished, Klum.

During her visit to N.Y.C., Klum also went to Long Island with AOL, Patch and the American Red Cross to give out donations and supplies to those affected by Sandy, and money raised at her bash was given to the cause, as well. Tell us: What do you think of Klum’s costume?

–Jennifer Cress, reporting by Carlos Greer

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Jen on

I’m more impressed with the fact that Heidi Klum gave the money from her event to Superstorm Sandy but an awesome costume none the less!!

jasmine on

obviously she had nothing better to do with 3 hours of her time

fanofboardwalkempire on

Heidi’s costume and her face is truly amazing. So happy to hear that funds were raised for Superstorm Sandy. that makes all the press and media worth the efforts!

agnes on

It isn’t hollween
i know madonaa change her look but
why this .

maggie on

This woman is just so tacky. The only good thing that came out of this was her money to Sandy. Seal & her were my favorite couple but I smell some cheating on her part.

Char on

Its a little contradicting spending God knows how much money to get that done and for a CHARITY event dont ya think.. Dont get me wrong, it looks cool but donate the money that it costs to the charity….

nice on

Hopefully covering up her no class face. It’s about time she tried to hide!

gw on

I cant stand her anymore.. sorry, I am so tired of reading about her.

Kitchy on

She looks and sounds like an idiot. And the only reason she changed the party to a Sandy fund raiser is because she got so much flack for whining about the party having to be cancelled during the Sandy aftermath in the first place.

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