Six times Bill Kaulitz went above and beyond for Halloween
Hey ONTD, resident Tokio Hotel/BK stan here. I’ve seen ONTDers complain that a lot of celebs don’t go all out for Halloween like Heidi Klum does. Well, I would like to tell you about one of her compatriots, the effervescent, the illuminous: Bill Kaulitz.
I will be ranking his costumes from the past few years from 1-6, so join me if you dare feel like it.
Why this costume is awesome: He’s shirtless and that’s always appreciated. He interpreted the character a bit differently than how he appears in the movie, but he still looks pretty good and the makeup isn’t too shabby.
Why this costume isn’t ranked higher: Let’s be honest here: Bill completely gave up as soon as he reached his waist. In the movie, Xerxes wears a straight-up thong and little else, which Bill conveniently seems to have left out of his version. Now, I don’t blame him for not wanting to wear a thong on Halloween! But he could have at least put on gold tights and some belts to keep up the theme. And this is probably his least scary costume, but A for effort I suppose!
#5: Eyes Wide Shut
Why this costume is awesome: Once again Bill is half naked, and the view is even nicer. Eyes Wide Shut is admittedly an interesting choice for a Halloween costume; not exactly scary, but still a bit disturbing and a visually fun costume. He pulls it off pretty well and looks good doing it.
Why this costume isn’t ranked higher: Something here is just a bit off. Maybe it’s the fake gold necklace, or the tights, or the facepaint. Is he Nicole Kidman’s character, or Tom Cruise’s (or neither)? And who has been cutting him open? Not his most cohesive of costumes.
#4: Fallen Angel
Why this costume is awesome: Thematically cohesive, great prop wings, and the commitment to wear heelless platform shoes on Halloween night. The makeup is especially beautiful, and I am never one to complain about seeing Bill in a leather cat-suit.
Why this costume isn’t ranked higher: This is where my complaints get nitpicky. While I love this costume, dressing in all black was a mistake. Bill turned more or less into a feathered black blob, and all the details of his costume got lost. And this costume is almost too pretty, not scary enough for Halloween!
Why this costume is awesome: This is Bill’s costume from this year, which he admitted to having nothing ready for just a couple days before Halloween. For a last-minute costume, this is well done and deserves some praise. The hair is definitely a refreshing take on the classic clown wig and he went a different direction with his makeup as well, which paid off. He’s just damn creepy to look at.
Why this costume isn’t ranked higher: The outfit is good and suits the overall costume, but his time constraints show here. It looks like he walked into a costume shop, bought a full outfit, and went with it. He still looks amazing but the effort isn’t here as it is in his other costumes. Plus clowns are a Halloween staple–not exactly a creative choice compared to some of his other costumes.
Why this costume is awesome: What’s not to like? It’s scary and well done head to foot. He even went all out with the sheep’s horns, wings, and 6″ tall demon platform shoes. If you are going to be Satan for a day (or rather, a night), this is the way to do it.
Why this costume isn’t ranked higher: One of the biggest shortcomings of this costume is simply that there aren’t any good pictures of it. It’s just too hard to tell what’s going on here. Plus, Bill doesn’t win any originality points for this one either: Satan is the Halloween go-to. He put a great spin on it for sure, but a cliché it still is.
There’s a reason why this is the only costume that was professionally photographed and that is because it is the best. Do I have to explain why? This costume is a great mixture of pretty and scary. He looks like an underworld creature on his way to a dinner party. Every detail is perfect and not too much. My only, single complaint is that he could have shaved–I mean, he’s a very sophisticated demon, right?
And as a bonus:
Makeup artist Bill helps his brother with his costume. Just in case anyone was wondering if Bill really does everything himself. He might not be Heidi Klum but he gets A for effort imo!
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