Lady Gaga has certainly made her stamp on pop culture and in particular with her array of amazing costumes. In her early days she really seemed to re-define the simple bodysuit turning it into a number of different outfits, let’s have a look at how she did this in her unique style.
Black, red and nude are all colors of bodysuit that Lady Gaga has embraced as her own and each one has been worn differently.
The Black Bodysuit
If you purchase a black body suit or you already own one there are two different ways in which you can turn it into a Lady Gaga outfit.
One way is by copying this poster image and combining the bodysuit with a Lady Gaga inspired ‘hood‘, black gloves, a red belt and (of course) a pair of classic wayfarers.
Another look which has been based around a black bodysuit called for it to be teamed with a black jacket, black gloves, a long blonde wig (unless you have long blonde hair yourself – straight not curly). Complete the look with a pair of wayfarers and a gold multi strand waist chain around (funnily enough) your waist!
The White Bodysuit
The white bodysuit gets a totally different look and this is where you can let your creativity take over as you make some origami diamonds! Lady Gaga combined her white bodysuit with the same long blonde wig used above, but added origami style diamonds on one shoulder of her bodysuit. These should also be white in color.
How to Make Origami Diamonds – This link will help show you how to make them, now okay I’ll admit I doubt the Mother Monster uses actual origami herself, but it’s the look that she adopted and for a costume affair I wouldn’t try and replicate the look in fabric myself and would stick to cardstock.
The Red Bodysuit
You’re going for the screen siren look so make sure you paint your lips as red as the bodysuit and wear very high black stilettos so that you give that ‘Marilyn wiggle’ when you walk!
As far as make up goes (besides the red lipstick) stick to false eyelashes, eyeliner, mascara and an almost nude eyeshadow – you can keep things understated because you’re not going to be taking off those sunglasses day or night!
The Nude Bodysuit
When it comes to pulling off a Lady Gaga costume starting with a nude bodysuit you have three different outfits you can try and emulate.
The first look is one that scandalized Parisians when she first ventured out in it as at first glance it looked like she’d gone out wearing a blazer and nothing else!
You’ll need to team your bodysuit with a beige/taupe blazer style jacket, a string of pearls, a large bag (the YSL downtown bag is the one Lady Gaga actually used, but I would use an imitation myself!), Harry Potter inspired glasses and the infamous Gaga hair bow.
The second look is completely different and requires you to team your bodysuit with a big pair of wayfarers, a leather jacket, fishnet tights (and they can have holes in them if you like) along with a thick leather choker style necklace.
The third look is what I’ve seen referred to as Lady Gaga’s Purple Beehive look. Team the bodysuit up with a white jacket that has 3/4 length sleeves and large purple framed sunglasses (I think they were Tom Fords). Combine this with a pair of high heels that have laces tied up and around her legs and then the hair ……. what can I say? You’ll need a wig and a hair piece for this style I think – basically add a long, straight, blonde wig and assemble a purple beehive on top of this with the hairpiece – I haven’t quite worked out how to do this yet!
Now what if you want a ready made Lady Gaga costume and you like the idea of the classic bodysuit look? Well I’ve got you covered right here –
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