If you're looking for a celebrity-based Halloween costume that'll be instantly recognisable - not to mention fun to wear - look no further than Lady Gaga! This is actually a really simple costume to do: and there are almost limitless options available to you: after all, almost any crazy outfit, combined with blonde hair and shades will allow you to pass yourself off as "Gaga". Here are some of the key ingredients for this look:
1. Lady Gaga costume hair
Easily found on eBay, it's up to you to decide whether you prefer Lady Gaga's short bob or long locks. If you're already blonde, you can skip the wig entirely, and move onto that other essential item that will turn almost any hairstyle into one Lady Gaga would be proud of: a hair bow. And, no , we don't mean just a bow that you wear in your hair, we mean a bow made out of hair.. You can buy these on eBay too, or we found some for sale here.
Lady Gaga Halloween Costume Clothes
There are two ways to approach the clothing element of your Lady Gaga Halloween costume. If you're determined to do it yourself, and really don't want to spend any money, then there are plenty of items you'll find in your own closet that can easily be adapted to the Lady Gaga look, although you may need a touch of Dutch courage to actually wear them. Got a pair of leggings, for instance? Cut them up, or cut one leg off, and they'll be transformed into a Lady Gaga costume. If you happen to have a pair of wet look or PVC leggings you can use, so much the better. Got a bodysuit, or plain swimsuit, meanwhile? Excellent: throw it on with a pair of heels and dark glasses and you're good to go!
Got some meat in your freezer? Actually, you probably don't want to go there, do you? Moving on...
Lady Gaga Official Halloween Costumes
Of course, if you're after a truly authentic Lady Gaga Halloween costume, and you don't mind paying for it, the good lady has made things very easy for you. Realising that many of her Little Monsters like to dress as their idol for Halloween, Lady Gaga now provides some official Halloween costumes via her own website, making it super-simple to recreate some of her iconic looks. Remember the soda can hairdo from the Telephone video? Well, you could just DIY it by sticking some old Coke cans in your hair, but if you're looking for a much easier option, this wig is $15 from the Lady Gaga website:
A pair of Gaga glasses, meanwhile, are a Halloween costume essential:
To complete your Lady Gaga Halloween costume...
Once you have the basic costume together, there are just a few other little touches you might want to consider. One is makeup: not one for the natural look, Lady Gaga always goes for strong makeup. Some classic looks to copy include the "lightning bolt" across the face, or the cupid's bow mouth, which is achieved by taking your lipstick and simply applying it to the centre of the mouth only, exaggerating the cupid's bow to get that doll-like effect.
Finally, the last thing you'll want to do before heading out for Halloween, is to grab yourself a fancy tea cup and saucer. Don't worry, you don't have to drink tea all night: just insist on having your beverage of choice served inside your teacup for the full Lady Gaga effect!