10/30/2011 AT 1:55 PM ET
Heidi Klum, known for her elaborate Halloween costumes, got an early start on the holiday, arriving Saturday at Tao Las Vegas in dramatic fashion: on gurney covered with a white bed sheet.
As the sheet lifted, Klum’s body appeared, showing off every muscle as if her skin was ripped off.
“This is my 13th Halloween party,” she later said. “This year I wanted to be a dead person.”
The Bodies: The Exhibition-style costume that rendered the supermodel unrecognizable was compromised of a painted body suit and the makeup on her face took three-and-a-half hours.
“In our house it’s Halloween all year round,” says Klum, who’s married to singer Seal with four children. “It’s not as scary but (my kids) love dressing up. Look at their mom. She’s always dressing up. It runs in the family.”
The party on Saturday was the first of two that Klum is hosting for Halloween. Her second party will be Monday at PHD inside The Dream in New York City.