Bet you can't say her real name three times fast? Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta. Okay, that was a tough one. But I bet you can name three of her chart topping music videos: Born This Way, Poker Face, and Alajendro are just a few from her three smash hit albums to date... and there is no sign she's slowing down!
As famous for her outrageous outfits as her music, Gaga has been put on planet earth to test our perceptions of celebrity fashion. Whether its the micro-bikini in her Poker Face video, or showing up for the Grammy Awards in a giant egg, Lady Gaga is no wilting flower. And even though you may not have a meat dress in your closet, we've got a few ideas to help you put together a great Gaga outfit for your next dress-up event:
Poker Face, AKA The Blue Swimsuit:
Not shy about setting records, Lady Gaga became the first artist to top 6,000,000 digital downloads with Poker Face. An ode to sex and gambling, the video features Gaga poolside at a casino, hosting a party with numerous costume changes. Among them, a blue swimsuit with matching gloves... Time to hit the tanning salon! This officially licensed costume comes with the bikini and gloves, just add attitude!
If you don't happen to have long blonde hair with a fringe, you can pick-up a similar wig easily online, or tap into one of Gaga's other featured hairstyles from the Poker Face video. This tutorial gives a good run-down of the bow-style hairdo she wears:
Lady Gaga is definitely the master of eye make-up, and the Poker Face video is no exception. Check out these tips here... You might have to click through to YouTube to watch this one, but its the best video we could find, so be sure to come back!
VMA Performance Outfit:
In 2009 Gaga performed her hit song Paparazzi at the Video Music Awards. Her outfit of choice was this white and jewelled off-the-shoulder top with matching mask, short-shorts and thigh high boots. It didn't take long for it to get turned into a fancy dress outfit, and this one is pretty legit. It even has built-in black fence net stockings in the boot tops!
We're talking curly, with a flair of pink... why not? Depending how dedicated you are to the look, you can dye your hair platinum, tease it out, and add some pink highlights to the left side. If you don't have the locks to produce the look, be sure to pick up a Gaga Wig online. Add a microphone to your outfit so you can break into song.
It's all about the eyes! Be sure to splash out with Lady Gaga's signature black eyes under your mask. Here's a quick tutorial on getting it right:
Black Sequin Assymetrical Dress
Black Sequin Assymetrical Dress
Gaga appeared on-stage several times wearing this triangular creation during her Fame Monster Tour. The black and silver sequin number was accompanied with a blonde China doll hairstyle (she also wore it several times with long straight hair and bangs), sunglasses, and boots. You don't need a hook-up with a couture designer to take this one to your next party, just scoot over to Costume Box and pick it up online!
Pick your favourite Gaga hairstyle, and run with it. If you want to embody true Lady Gaga style, you won't worry too much about rules or what anyone else thinks. Whatever you do, don't let anyone touch your hair:
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