Halloween: Katy Perry Costume Ideas

It’s Halloween week! You have just four more days to whip together an outfit … which is basically NO TIME AT ALL. That’s why we’re showing you how to create some costumes D-I-Y style, so you can dress like some of the hottest divas of the year. So far, we showed you how to dress like hotties Nicki Minaj and Ke$ha. Today, let’s take a look at another one of our faves: Katy Perry. It’s time for a dose of glitter, “California Gurl” style, and lots of candy references! Here are five ways to dress like Katy Perry:

1. LOLLIPOP GLAM WITH A DOSE OF TUTU

Katy Perry at the ’Today Show’ on Aug. 27 in New York.
Photo: Jemal Countess/Getty Images

This is one of our top Katy Perry looks because it’s so easy to pull items from your closet to make this outfit. Take a ruffle skirt (like this one by LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl’s) and match it with a rhinestone-covered tank (it doesn’t have to be pink!). That’s pretty much it! Don’t forget to hit your local candy store for a Whirly Pop to make it totally Katy-icious.
+ Shirt: Old Navy Rib-Knit Embellished Tank in Think Pink ($14.50)
+ Skirt: LC Lauren Conrad Ruffle Skirt in Pink Ash ($29.99)
+ Candy: Rainbow Whirly Pop ($14.29)

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2. SHINY SHORTS

Katy Perry at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards on June 6.
Photo: Frank Micelotta/PictureGroup

Have two parties to go to and don’t want to wear the same outfit? We know — it’s a conundrum. Here’s an idea: Recycle the rhinestone top from the first Katy look and pair it with a pair of sequin blue shorts. Add some pink earrings and high heels and you made two outfits out of one! (For a simpler look, go for denim shorts, rather than sequin ones.)
+ Shirt: Old Navy Rib-Knit Embellished Tank in Think Pink ($14.50)
+ Shorts: Blue High-Waisted Sequin Shorts ($49.99)

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3. THE CANDY GIRL

Katy Perry in Berlin on Sept. 5.
Photo: Getty Images

Katy Perry has made latex dresses HER THING this year. So, make it your own! Take a shiny spandex dress from American Apparel and cover it in candy-shape add-ons. With this look, you can reuse the dress way past Halloween.
+ Dress: American Apparel Nylon Tricot Scoop Back Tank Pencil Dress in Cobalt ($42)
+ Add-ons: Peppermint Candy Cut Outs ($4.99)

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4. THE TOKEN BLUE WIG

Katy Perry at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards on June 6.
Photo: Gregg DeGuire/PictureGroup

If you only want to buy one thing this Halloween, swing for a blue wig. Everyone will know you’re Katy Perry, without question.
+ Wig: Blue Glamour Wig ($9.85)

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5. COLORFUL EXTENSIONS

Katy Perry at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards on Sept. 12.
Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

If electric blue wigs are too much look for you, go for a subtler way to wear color with extensions. Katy famously wore shades of pink, purple, and blue to the Video Music Awards in September. You can get clip-in styles that are very similar.
+ Hair Extensions: 16″ easiLites Human Hair Clip in Bubblegum-Pink, Blueberry-Blue and Grape-Jelly-Lavender ($7.95 each)

Would you dress up as Katy Perry for Halloween?

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