I want to look like Lady Gaga!
September 26, 2009 2:57 PM   Subscribe

Help me look like a drag queen from outer space! I'm going as Lady Gaga for Halloween and need hair, makeup, and costume ideas.

[first question filter: I've kept up with Ask Me for months and have a laundry list of questions I'd like to ask. I thought I'd start with a fun one.]

I'd love any creative ideas or resources. Some examples here, here, and here. I need head-to-toe advice (wigs, makeup tips, diy clothing, websites that sell weird dresses and accessories, whatever you feel like might help).

A couple ideas I've thought of so far have been feather eyelashes, the lightning-bolt eyeshadow (a la David Bowie), and this cool mask I found. I'm at a loss for any clothing ideas and have only found one wig that looks acceptable.

I need the hivemind's help to look out-of-this-world fabulous!
posted by a.steele to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (10 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Ummm what? You know she has music videos right?

Just wear a leotard with no bottoms and ugly ankle boots or stillettos.
posted by shownomercy at 3:03 PM on September 26, 2009

There are dozens of Youtube makeup tutorials for Lady Gaga's styles. I'm not a huge fan of the 'stick a bit of cardboard on your face' technique in MichellePham's - I'd go with colored foil if one wanted to do that particular one.
posted by cobaltnine at 3:18 PM on September 26, 2009

There's a good gallery of her wackiest stuff at Go Fug Yourself.
posted by gaspode at 3:27 PM on September 26, 2009 [1 favorite]

The illustrious Lauren Luke has done several Lady Gaga looks (youtube link), I suppose it just comes down to which incarnation you're going as.

Don't forget a little mini penis under your skirt to "accidentally" flash at people ;)
posted by contessa at 3:42 PM on September 26, 2009 [1 favorite]

Her look at the end of Paparazzi at the VMAs involved blood! Very Halloween.
posted by witchstone at 5:23 PM on September 26, 2009

I would maybe try to pick one of her "best known" looks - from the VMA performance, or a video.
posted by radioamy at 5:30 PM on September 26, 2009

The beginning of "Poker Face" would probably be easy to communicate. Cover a cheap mask with bedazzles, get a drug store "hollywood starlet" wig and tie a kerchief around it, and the top half is done. If you have sewing ability, you could sew a tight shirt and use the same material to glue on to giant cardboard pieces for shoulder pads.
posted by itsonreserve at 5:43 PM on September 26, 2009

you could try to do the discoball dress with cardboard, cardstock, aluminum foil, and spray adhesive, with a tube top black dress for the base of it all.

maybe hit a thrift store to get a really gaudy teacup and saucer
posted by nadawi at 5:45 PM on September 26, 2009

oversized front teeth?
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 10:17 PM on September 26, 2009

No pants and a funny hat.
posted by Felicity Rilke at 9:21 PM on September 27, 2009

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