In honor of the spooky theme night, the supermodel-turned-TV host entered the ballroom wearing an all-black, leather corset-topped gown with a puffy train and a winglike cape. Tyra, 46, also changed things up by wearing a glamorous platinum blond wig as she appeared in a poof of smoke onstage to the 1984 Rockwell song “Somebody’s Watching Me.”
Tyra shared a photo of her look on her Instagram page. In the pic, the new DWTS host and executive producer stunned as she took the stage with green and white lights flashing behind her. Tyra tagged fashion brand Zigman, as well as Italian footwear company Barollo and the Los Angeles boutique Ty Stephano Atelier.
In the caption to the post, she described her outfit as “Couture Mistress of the Darkness.”
Tyra has become known for her elaborate costumes on Dancing with the Stars, but her opening outfit for the villains episode was her most dramatic by far this season. In the comments section of her Instagram upload, fans reacted to her latest look.
“The mysterious queen of beauty,” one fan wrote.
“Best hair and makeup so far on you this season,” another added.
Others admitted they weren’t sure exactly what the costume was.
“So you’re not a bat?” one fan asked.
In addition to Tyra’s post, a clip on the Dancing with the Stars Instagram page, which can be seen here, showed the gorgeous model in the makeup chair before and after her glam squad worked on her.
In the comments to that post, several followers revealed they thought she was dressed up as RuPaul’s Drag Race star RuPaul.
Others wrote they are tiring of Tyra stealing the spotlight with her over-the-top entrance each week. Some viewers wanted to know why the supermodel struts in and makes a big deal of her ballroom arrival each week when former co-hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews never did. Some felt she needs to “ditch the runway walk” because DWTS is not about the host.
“So tired of the Tyra show,” one viewer wrote.
In addition to Tyra’s costumes, the show’s judges went all out for Villains Night. Carrie Ann Inaba dressed as terrifying clown Pennywise from the It movies, while Bruno Tonioli rocked his best Beetlejuice ensemble. New judge Derek Hough wore a two-faced Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde look.