They’re normally seen in designer glad-rags, but a host of glamorous footballers’ wives went for ghoulish rags for WAG Chantelle Heskey’s Halloween Ball.
Chantelle, wife of ex-England star Emile, made a sensational entrance to the ball at Alderley Edge’s Festival Hall as a vampirical Queen of the Night surrounded by dancers.
And her pals pulled out all the stops with their Halloween fancy dress – including Leanne Brown, wife of ex-Manchester United star Wes Brown as a female Beetlejuice and her fellow participant on new docu-show Real Housewives of Cheshire Tanya Bardsley, wife of Stoke City’s Phil Bardsley, as a female Freddie Krueger.
Jessica Lawlor, fiancée of ex-Man City star Stephen Ireland as a dark angel with huge feathered wings, while Dani Lawrence made a fabulous Poison Ivy as she headed to the bash with her Liverpool goalie fella Brad Jones as a seriously scary clown.
Miracle footballer Fabrice Muamba, who survived that near-death experience on the pitch, headed to the bash as a zombie groom with his wife Shauna – and rather gamely posed next to a fake gravestone with the slogan “Will B Back”!
Meanwhile Carla Kompany, wife of Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany dressed as a show-stopping Catwoman, alongside Jude Cisse as a sassy Batgirl.
With the big Manchester derby taking place on Sunday Carla will be hoping to be the cat that got the cream if her hubby claims victory for the Blues, although let’s hope that skintight outfit wasn’t too much of a distraction for Vince!
Inside the ball, guests were entertained by a cast of eerily convincing zombies, werewolf, serial killers and even SWAT police on the door supplied by specialist agency Events 2 Scare in Altrincham.
Chantelle, who is five months pregnant with her third child with Emile, also surprised guests by showing off her new DJ skills with a set at the bash.
Could this be a new career for Chantelle?
She smiles: “Maybe! I love music and I love clubbing so this is a brilliant way of marrying the two.”
The event, organised by Gin and Jag events, helped to raise funds for Chantelle’s One Goal Foundation charity, set up to help children in South Africa after she visited townships there during the 2010 World Cup.
Meanwhile Chantelle and Emile are delighted to have discovered they’re expecting a little girl to join their two young sons.
Chantelle says: “I’m looking forward to having a little princess around the house!”