Official Lady Gaga Costume Ideas

Lady Gaga Costumes for Halloween

If you’re after some Lady Gaga costume ideas this Halloween you’ll be very happy to know it’s possible to buy official Lady Gaga costumes. There are lots of different ideas if you want to wear a Lady Gaga costume this year.

I’m interested in the costumes that Mother Monster herself has released showcasing some of her most memorable outfits to date.

Let’s wander through the page and look at the officially licensed costumes available.

Whether you’re dressing up as Lady Gaga for a fancy dress event or you just want an outfit that’ll look fantastic while you’re clubbing these official costumes are definitely high Haus of Gaga fashion!


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This Lady Gaga Costume contains a black and white sequined dress with a matching mask. The costume is portrayed with a long Lady Gaga wig, but she has been seen in a similar outfit with her shorter bob so either hairstyle would work well. If you’re wearing the mask you can keep your make up to a bare minimum with a barely there look lipstick. Throw on  a pair of fishnet tights and some high heels – shoes or ankle boots would both work well – and you’ll be Gagalicious!

Lady Gaga – VMA 2009 Costume

Lady Gaga Costumes for Halloween

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Lady Gaga sported more than one look at the VMA 2009 and this white outfit was just one that she wore whilst performing. This official Lady Gaga costume contains the white top complete with attached sleeve, shorts, boot tops, and eye mask.

To complete the look you’ll need her pink/blonde curly wig, some lip gloss, dark eye make-up and a string of pearls.

You can find some great advice on making up your eyes in the smokey, accentuated Gaga style on Lady Gaga Costumes along with more costume ideas for the Lady of style!

Add a pair of high peep toed white ankle boots and a string of pearls to really bring this Lady Gaga costume alive.

Lady Gaga Poker Face Costume

Official Lady Gaga Costume Ideas

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This official Lady Gaga Poker Face costume contains both the swimsuit and the gloves. All you need to add is a long straight blonde wig and some high, black heels and you’re have everyone going Gaga!

Telephone – Ms USA Costume

A Lady Gaga Costume for Halloween

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This official outfit is based on a costume she wore in her Telephone video
and includes – wig, headband, gloves, flag shorts and top.

Add a pair of silver, high heeled boots and you’re all set to go Gaga!

To look just like Lady Gaga in her telephone video you should also add a large silver star under your left eye

Offical Lady Gaga Tuxedo Costume

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This skeleton tuxedo costume from Gaga’s Born This Way music video was worn with a cool side ponytail wig and some awesome face paint.

You can buy the wig or if you have long hair then use your own hair. The wig Lady Gaga used was blonde with streaks of both baby pink and black in it.  The black combined with the skeleton make-up really brings this outfit into it’s own.

There are lots of videos on YouTube which tell you the best way to create the make up.  Unfortunately every time I post one it seems to get taken down!  Do a search on YouTube for ‘born this way skeleton tuxedo make up tutorial’ and see what you find. I believe the most important part of the make up is the black around the eyes.

Watching the video you don’t actually get to see what shoes Lady Gaga wears with this, but I would suggest a pair of black enclosed stiletto pumps would be ideal.

2011 Gold Grammy Lady Gaga Costume

An Offical Lady Gaga Costume Based on a Grammy Outfit

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This officially licensed outfit is based on the costume Lady Gaga wore when she performed at the 2011 Grammy Awards after emerging from her much talked about ‘egg’.

Her eyes were emphasized and her lips were painted a dark wine color.  Her feet were enclosed in, of course, a pair of high heels. Her heels actually matched the color of her gold costume.

Lady Gaga also has licensed accessories including wigs and her classic headscarf along with a make up kit and more.

Of course you don’t have to stick with the official line of Lady Gaga costumes for Halloween there are lots of other options.

Collection of official Lady Gaga costume ideas for Halloween

Pirate Costumes for Ladies

Ladies Also Like To Dress Up As Pirates!

lady pirate costumePirate Costumes are also available for women, although you could use one of the men’s pirate costumes as many women pirates ‘pretended’ to be men in order to serve on the pirate ship. Famous woman pirate Mary Read actually boarded her first ship as Martin Read.

You can wear a woman’s pirate costume that consists of trousers or you could go for jagged edge longish skirt. There are also a range of sexy woman pirate costumes involving skin tight trousers or barely there skirts!

Which ever of these pirate costumes you choose to wear, you’re sure to make a statement at your party or event…..or perhaps you like to dress up for ‘Talk Like a Pirate Day’ on September 19th.

A Pirate Blouse

An Essential Part of Any Pirate Costume

If you have a great pirate blouse then you’re over half way to creating your own fantastic pirate costume! A blouse like the ones below in black or white can be combined with black trousers and a bandana for a great looking pirate outfit.

 South Seas Pirates Blouse – Black South Sea Pirate Blouse – White


You can also add a pair of pirate boots if you wish, although despite the pictures of pirates in boots the majority of them were thought to have been bare footed so pirate boots is optional. If you don’t feel like wearing a bandana all night you can also buy or make a great pirate’s hat to complete your fabulous pirate costume.

Pirate Costume Hats
If there’s one thing that really completes a pirate costume it’s the perfect pirate hat. Generally speaking we think of black hats with a skull on the front….

Pirate Boots
Wearing the right kind of boots can really help pull a pirate costume together, but you can also wear pirate boots to make a statement with any outfit. When….

A Pirate Jacket Me Lady?

Pirate Vixen JacketSultry Pirate Jacket - PurpleSultry Pirate Jacket - Black

If you already have a frilly white blouse (damn the 80s!) and a pair of black trousers then you may want to just buy a pirate’s jacket to complete your pirate costume – these pirate jackets above would work wonderfully – I personally like the longer black one (the pirate vixen one), but any of them would definitely say “I’m a pirate.”

Rustic Lady’s Pirate Costume

Rustic Pirate Lady Costume
Rustic Pirate Lady Costume

I love this pirate costume! As I mentioned earlier the rare women pirates that we know about actually boarded pirate ships disguised as men so they wouldn’t have been wearing skirts as is sometimes portrayed in fictional books and in pictures I remember from childhood. One of my childhood heroes was Mary Read, partly because she was a pirate and partly because I could ‘pretend’ she was a relative as we shared the same last name! I remember seeing pictures of her and Anne Bonney in some of the books I read and they were always portrayed in skirts.

Years later I discovered that they actually disguised themselves as men and Mary Read actually boarded her first ship under the name of Martin Read! I think it’s knowing this that makes me like the pirate costumes for ladies that use trousers instead of skirts.

Very Elegant Pirate Costumes for Ladies

I doubt very much that any ‘real’ pirates dressed as elegantly as these lady pirates, but they sure do look great for a pirate costume party!

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More Pirate Costumes for Ladies

What is referred to as the golden age of piracy took place in the eighteenth century and these costumes are ones that are often based on outfits of that time worn by tavern wenches with a nod to colors and patterns used in pirate outfits. Add a bandana or pirates hat and you have what is thought of as a lady pirate costume.

Pirate Wench CostumePirate Queen CostumeRuby the Pirate Beauty Costume

Sexy Pirate Costumes

Pirate Costumes for Ladies

Of course there’s always been something sexy about the idea of a pirate’s life…………even if reality would’ve been a whole different kettle of fish. These sexy pirate costumes put the idea of bodice-ripping pirates of the Caribbean right back into the steamy novels that have been written over the years!

Pink Pirate CostumeSexy Pirate CostumeLacey Pirate CostumeVixen Pirate CostumeForbidden Pirate CostumeSeductive Pirate Costume

More Pirate Costumes

Whether you’re looking for a his pirate costume to match yours or you want to dress up the whole family don’t forget to check out our other pirate pages.

Pirate Fancy Dress Costumes
Pirate costumes have long been a favorite of children everywhere, the pirate life seems like it’s full of adventure when you’re a child so haul up the Jolly…

Ghost Costumes for Women

Spooky Halloween Ghost Costumes for Women

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There are some pretty amazing ghost costumes for women available. The Edwardian lady of the manor ghost (as seen here) or the maid ghost are two really interesting ghost costumes.

There are many more, you can even be a ghostly apparition of someone who is no longer on this plane such as Marie Antoinette.

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This adult Ghostly Lady Costume comes complete with a tattered full length gown that’s sure to turn heads all evening.

The costume also includes a tulle petticoat and a coordinated, fashionable hat. Of course, the look isn’t complete without a set of ethereal gloves, and a matching wig. The addition of some grey makeup will ensure that you will be ready to haunt all night long!

There are certainly lots of ghost bride costumes available and these, although great on their own as well, are perfect as a couple outfit with your partner wearing a ghost groom costume.

Of course it’s not just the ladies of the house that haunt it (like the two above), sometimes the maids do too.   In fact I once lived in a house that was said to be haunted by a Victorian maid who had killed herself in the attic.

Let’s check out some more of these spooky costumes –


 Paper Magic Lady Nightshade The Ghost Bride Costume, Gray/White, Small InCharacter Costumes, LLC Haunting Beauty, White/Grey, Small California Costumes Women’s Ghostly Bride Adult, Grey, Large Ghost Bride Adult Costume Blythe Spirit 8-10 Paper Magic Elsa The Ghost Maid Costume, Gray, Medium

 Gothic Ghost Costumes

For a more non-traditional take on the ghost costumes I’ve found two alternatives below.   A black rose makes a great accessory for the very Gothic influenced ghost costumes.


 Black Rose Ghost Costume Spider Web Gauze Ghost Costume

A Historical Ghost Costume Idea for Women

Marie Antoinette Costumes

Dressing up as a historical person’s ghost is a cool idea for Halloween or indeed any fancy dress event.   As a woman the most popular historical ghost costume that you can buy ready made is that of Marie Antoinette.

Marie Antoinette was Louis XV1’s queen and was executed just before her 38th birthday.   The most famous quote attributed to to Marie Antoinette was the – let them eat cake – one and is all that most people remember about the one time French Queen.   Here are a couple Marie Antoinette costumes that I think are great –


 Marie Antionette Ghost Costume Ghost of Marie Antoniette Costume

 Ghost Wigs for Women

Some of these costumes come with their own wigs which is great, but for others you’ll need a grey or white wig to suit and I just happen to have sourced a few for you, including two Marie Antoinette ones.


 Wig Ghost White Doll Women’s Ghost Saloon Girl Wig Spirit Ghost Bride Wig Ghost of Marie Antoinette Wig Marie Antoinette Wig

 Pulling the Ghost Look Together – Finishing Touches for Your Ghost Outfit

Ghostly Make Up

To really pull the outfit together it doesn’t pay to look rosy and healthy as that’s not very ghostlike is it?   Rather that tell you about how to achieve a ghostly pallor here I’m going to send you to another site where there are tips about how to achieve a ‘other worldly’ pallor – Ghost Costumes – Dressing Up As The Perfect Ghost!


Celebrity Zombie Costumes for Women

Cool Zombie Costume Ideas

celebrity zombie costumesCan’t decide whether to dress up as your favorite celebrity or a zombie?  Then why not combine the two for an absolutely awesome costume idea.  Over the last couple of years there have been a few ready to wear celebrity zombie costumes available to purchase, but there doesn’t appear to be as many this year.

This isn’t a problem, however, as you can turn any celebrity costume into a fun zombie version for a zombie walk, Halloween or some other costume event.  It really is a fun process to essentially ‘trash’ a regular costume so that you end up with a unique ‘zombified’ version.

Check out a couple of the celeb costumes that are still available for ideas or go straight to make your own zombie celebrity costume!

Iconic Zombie Marilyn Monroe Costume

Maybe This Screen Goddess Isn’t Actually Dead, but Undead

Now the world thinks that Marilyn died in 1962, but what if out of all the conspiracy theories that abound the one no one has even put into words is that she’s not actually in her solid bronze casket in a crypt in LA, but is actually a member of the undead. Marilyn Monroe screen goddess to zombie? It may seem a little unthinkable until you take a look at this costume.

Her iconic 7 year itch white dress has become more of a grey color because she’s been in it a long time and there’s a few blood stains, but she is a zombie so what do you expect?

Add some blood splattered shoes and give her more of a grey complexion and you have the perfect undead Marilyn outfit.

 Iconic Marilyn Monroe Zombie Costume

Katy Perry Zombie Costume

Candyland or Zombieland for This Undead Pop Star

Of course you could also look at living celebs and imagine what they would be like as zombies like Katy Perry. Imagine that California girls are zombies and you have this cool Katy Perry inspired zombie costume.

 Zombie Katy Perry Candyland Girl Costume

Character Zombie Costumes

Famous Character Zombie Costumes

Costumes from Halloween Costumes

Make Your Own Zombie Celebrity Costume

Of course you can add a few touches to any costume to make it look like a zombie version so dig out last year’s celebrity costume or buy a new costume and let’s ‘trash it zombie style’! The key to a good zombie costume is to make sure it looks tatty, after all zombies lurch around and get caught on all manner of things because they have really bad co-ordination.

How to zombify a celebrity costumeYou can tear, rip or use scissors to give the outfit a more dishevelled look. Next it should look old, whites are supposed to be greys and bright colors need to be dulled. It’s hard to achieve this, but I think one of the easiest ways is to think about how kids like to play because they really know how to get clothes dirty and stained. This means you need to put on the costume and roll around on the ground to get grass and dirt stains on it.

Next we need to look at blood stains – you can use a brush to flick fake blood onto your outfit or use fake blood in a spray bottle to spray on parts of it. In areas where you have a strategic rip/gash in the outfit you might want to add more blood around it, especially if you want to add a wound there.

When it comes to hair, you also want to make this unkempt and try add bits of white or grey to it as well.

Have fun dressing up as your favorite celebrity from the zombie apocalypse, for more inspiration check out some of my other zombie articles on this site.

Amy Winehouse Costume Ideas

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Amy Winehouse Costume Ideas

Photography of Amy Winehouse by Fionn Kidney via Flickr (border and writing added by author)

If you’re after a great Halloween costume this year then why not embrace your inner diva with some of these Amy Winehouse Costume Ideas?  The late singer is easily recognizable thanks to her trademark beehive wig.

This is a costume that’s easily pulled together with simply buying the wig, a tattoo set and wearing a few clothes that you may already have on hand.

Alternatively you can get a ready to wear Amy Winehouse Halloween costume.

Let’s have a look at putting together your costume…..

Amy Winehouse Wig & Tattoos

Creating Your Own Amy Winehouse Costume

When you purchase a beehive wig and the tattoo kit from a costume shop, or Amazon –


Amy Winehouse Tattoo and Wig SetAmy Winehouse Tattoo and Wig Set



You can then just add a pair of jeans or denim shorts and a singlet and everyone will know that you’re dressing up as Amy Winehouse, it even gives you an excuse to be a little wobbly on your feet if you do happen to imbibe just a little too much! Don’t forget to use gel eye liner for her signature, sultry eye make-up.

The wig and tattoo sets are available separately as well, but when you can get the complete kit why would you order things separately?

As easy as this would be you can dress up as Amy Winehouse for Halloween even easier with a ready made costume idea…

Want More Amy Winehouse Costume Ideas?

You can actually buy ready to wear Amy Winehouse costumes as well, at the moment I can only find one of them for you –


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This costume includes the dress, belt and headpiece, but you still need the tattoos – and I do think they are an important part of any Amy costume.

If you’re having problem achieving her heavy eyeliner I have just found a Women’s Retro Rock Eyeliner Kit.  There are 4 different sets of heavy stick-on eyeliner which look like a lot of fun and one of them just happens to be perfect for Amy’s look.   The other three just look like they’d be fun to wear on a special night out.

So there you have it a few ideas for creating an Amy Winehouse costume for your Halloween celebrations this year……….just don’t try and emulate her on the karaoke please!

Amy Winehouse Halloween Costume