OK, party people, we’re getting CLOSE to Halloween, and we mean close to the week-of when everyone starts to panic and stores run out of costumes. BUT never fear, we’ve got your monster costume on lockdown. MONSTER, you say? Ohhhh, yes. It’s not really Halloween anymore, people, it’s GAGAWEEN! Thus, we present a plethora of Lady Gaga-inspired looks that will help you pay Little Monster homage to Mama Monster’s biggest style hits. From a fancy side-ponytail zombie to smoky Jo Calderone, there’s a paw-pumping look for everybody (including a few for you lazy monSTAHS). When people ask who you’re dressed up as (duh, as if they wouldn’t know), just tell ’em you were born this way, OK? Yeah, we went there.
1. HAIR MONSTER
Lady Gaga on Oct. 6, 2011, in London, England.
Photo: Getty Images
So, a running motif in the costume lexicon of Our Lady of G is HARRRRR, and lots of it. Gaga was recently seen out and about in London in this V-shape hair dress and matching hair sombrero, which also has the addition of truly Halloween-y accessory, a handheld picture of The Bride of Frankenstein. This look requires a little bit of work, in that you’ll need to glue copious amounts of hair onto a floppy hat and leotard. (It doesn’t have to be exact, just get it on there.) But you can throw your own hair under a mint-green wig and add some crimson lips and dark shades. Voilà! Extend your arms to wee babies on their trick-or-treating routes and bellow, “COOOOOME TO MAMA MONSTAAAAAAAH!”
+ Hat: Dorfman Women’s Big Brim Ribbon Hat ($24.99) – Decorate with hair from a long black wig like the Extra Long Godiva Black Wig ($15.99)
+ Wig: Green Glamour Wig ($11.88)
+ Sunglasses: Black Original Cat Eye Sunglasses ($10.99)
+ Vest: Alloy Mongolian Faux Fur Vest ($51.92)
+ Gloves: Black Faux Leather Elbow Length Zipper Gloves ($15.99)
+ Bodysuit: American Apparel Gloria-V Bodysuit ($44)
+ Cover Up: Fringed Shorts ($29.95) or GoJane Layered Fringe Shorts ($32.80)
+ Picture: Bride of Frankenstein Portrait Poster ($6.95)—Though the original art that Lady Gaga is holding (“Mother Monster” by LukeyGore13) doesn’t appear to be for sale, you could try drawing or photoshopping your own version.
+ Hosiery: Leg Avenue Industrial Fishnet Tights in Black ($7)
+ Shoes: Forever 21 Studded Stiletto Heels ($24.80)
+ Lipstick: M.A.C Viva Glam Lipstick in I (Intense brownish blue-red Matte) ($14.50)
2. JO CALDERONE
Lady Gaga at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Aug. 28, 2011, in Los Angeles.
Photo: Anthony Harvey/PictureGroup
Oh, JO! If you watched this year’s VMAs, you’re undoubtedly familiar with the evening’s opening performance by Ralph Macchio—er, “Jo Calderone”. This brusk, overtly masculine, chimney stack of a DUDE-man had the entire audience in a frenzy of OMG-AH delight. Why don’t you incite the same type of riot at your best pal’s Halloween party? The look is easy-peasy with a white T-shirt, black suit jacket and pants, plus black oxfords, a man wig, heavy eyebrows, and fake cigarettes. We suggest you barge right into the party shouting, “Lady Gaga? She left me!” And then stomp around a lot, pinch people’s behinds, and make sure you do this with another friend dressed up like Terry Richardson taking your picture.
+ Wig: Grease Danny Wig ($11.97)
+ Jacket: Ponte blazer ($59.99)
+ Shirt: Mossimo Supply Co. Juniors Short-Sleeve Crew-Neck Tee in White ($8)—Buy a larger size so it’s baggy
+ Pants: GAP Perfect Trouser Pants ($59.95)
+ Shoes: Second Glance Fashions Black Boyfriend Wing Tip Oxford Flat Womens Shoes ($41.99)
+ Fake Cigarettes: 6 Pack Fake Cigarette Puffs ($3.99)
3. LAZY GAGA
Much like last year’s premade Lady Gaga costumes, there are several on offer this Halloween if you don’t want to do too much work. You can go as Lady G at the Grammy’s, side-pony zombie à la our boy Rick Genest, or do the ol’ jailhouse “Telephone” video prison outfit. All of these looks require makeup (you better believe that zombie makeup is INTENSE), so you can’t be that lazy. Still, if you’re paying tribute to Mother Monster, you know she’d want you to work for it a little bit, right? It’s HALLOWEEN for goshsakes. MARRY THE NIGHT like you mean it!