For this last-minute Katy Perry costume, we got the wig, gloves and skirt from Party City and the rest was all me! I used an old t shirt and fabric pens to decorate it with candy type pieces and used an old headband that I wrapped with tissue paper.
I cut the tissue paper into long strips and slowly wrapped them around the headband until the end where I sealed it with hot glue. Next I roughly cut out two hearts shapes. I glued one heart shaped piece of paper to a heart shaped cookie cutter. I then glued the other piece to the unwrapped side and to cover the seal, I cut another thin strip to put around the edge of the heart to finish it off. I then used the hot glue gun to attach the heart to the headband. We used some candy jewelry that she already had.
I then pulled up the music video on my phone so that I could easily screenshot some face pics so I would be able to accurately recreate her makeup look. She was more excited because people even strangers knew who she was trying to be and that her mom made it for her!
Cute Girl’s Katy Perry and her Cupcake Dress Costume
This is my daughter Alaina. Her absolute favorite recording artist is Katy Perry and so it was a “duh” moment when I knew she would want to dress as Miss Perry for Halloween. But… she wanted a Katy Perry costume in her cupcake dress, specifically.
The skirt is styrofoam rings, with plain white fabric sewn on, and then sewn together. Ribbon and tulle were then sewn on for the band and the ruffle (all hand sewing!) The “cupfakes” are plastic ornaments and ping pong balls, painted and glued into liners, and the frosting is a mixture of air dry clay and glue, which I scooped into a piping bag with a tip, and piped onto the ornaments/ping pong balls. I then painted the frosting, glittered it, and added acrylic sparkley accents.
I spent *days* hand sewing all the ribbon and tulle onto the skirt, and I would have sworn my hand, or at least my fingers were going to fall off. That was 110+ feet of ribbon and tulle, counting both the ruffle on the skirt and the band at the top.
The top is Lycra, and has rhinestone and sequins sewn on, with an attached ruffle.
The wig and headband are the only pieces that I did not make.
Alaina adored her costume and it made her feel like a princess. The pride and joy she had wearing it made the week’s worth of work I put into it completely worth it. And the reactions of people while trick or treating just made Alaina puff up with pride. From all the squeeing, and the awwwww’s and the handful of people who wanted our picture, or my business card, we had a wonderful time.
My daughter kept proclaiming all night about how everyone “loves [her] costume because everyone loves cupcakes!” and that she “was making so many new friends!” I just felt like the best mom ever, for being able to make her feel so proud and happy and give her an amazing night.
Katy Perry Roar Costume for a Girl
This costume started as a totally different idea, so this is how it ended like it is. It all started with a local contest in which kids participate by age group and there is also a category for dogs (super cute!), for that purpose, we decided to made a homemade costume, which initially was though to be the Lady Sif (from the movie THOR), so I had picked up an empty computer box discarded in the office (to made the shield and sword).
Work, study, and other thousand things left us short of time, so we cancelled the initial idea and went to Internet to get some easier ideas.We wanted to make something non-common, and ended up on this web site where we found a photo of a group costume of three kids as LMFAO (Rock Party Anthem), that was awesome! Then decision was made from something from a music video, long story short, my daughter loves Katty Perry, so we landed on YouTube and agreed on the video ROAR.
In the video, she crashes in a plane in the middle of the jungle and she adapts to survive, so at the beginning she has work clothes all spoiled and dirty from the crash, then she changes them for a skirt made of leaves, and a crown of flowers and a scarf is made into a a top with leopard pattern, very Tarzan style. That final clothe from the final of the video is what we wanted to copy. Now, we didn’t have anything green at home for the skirt made of leaves, except for an old shirt (mine), but too soft to make it fell with any sort of shape. That’s when the light bulb came! And there is the abandoned box that we almost discarded.
The leaves for the skirt were cut from the box sides, and each one wrapped with the green fabric from my old shirt, using a glue gun and some blue felt for the back side (the blue felt was leftover from last year costume: my little pony Rainbowdash, also homemade, lot of hand sewing). The leaves were tied together with a string. For the top, we had a remnant fabric with the leopard pattern (we used it to sew some new cushions for the sofa like four months ago), it was less, but just enough to cover the top of her two piece swimsuit.
For the crown of flowers, and the armbands, I bought plastic flowers from the dollar store, and glued them to a headband and felt strings, also put some flowers on the skirt. We added a plush serpent (not in the video) to the bra, since the swimsuit’s original color is blue so it looked weird, the solution was to glue the serpent to the string so the blue is hidden and also looks like she has it hanging around the neck, which we think looks way cool.
That’s it; homemade, most recycled. For the contest day, she wears a gray shirt long sleeve and leggings under the costume, yes super-weird, but is autumn and the day was very chilly! Funny part was that every person that commented on or liked it totally mistook it for a hula dancer (really? hula dancer? like fourteen people told it was a cute hula dancer!)
We didn’t win the contest, but had a great day anyways, and believe it or not, there was another girl participating in Katy Perry costume (but with the candy dress she wears in a different video). That’s the end of our mom and daughter made costume. She, as I, loves craft, and I made the costume myself; it was a fun family time.
- For the skirt, cut leave shapes fro a cartoon box, as many for cover you all around. With a green fabric cover each leaf and with markers paint the leaf veins. Twisted then a little so don’t look so straight.
- Made holes in the upper end of each leaf, and tie then with a string, we use double strings so they remain fixed in the position. With plastic flowers made a little sash or belt and glue it to the front of the skirt.
- For the armbands, cut two inches wide strings in black felt sew it so they can fit around your arm, and glue two flowers in each.
- For the flower crown, with the green fabric cover a plastic headband, the glue more flowers to it to create a thick flower tiara.
- To make the leopard bra, take leopard fabric and cover the top part of a swimsuit, glue a plush serpent around to the string that goes around the neck.
- For the finish touch just add make up (red lipstick) and we add also flowers to the sneakers. She also carried a plush elephant to gave more jungle effect.
Cool Homemade Katy Perry Costume for a Girl
This Katy Perry costume was one my daughter and I made for the Katy Perry Prismatic concert. It was a recreation of one of Katy’s performance outfits. My daughter felt like a little celebrity with all the ooh’s and ahhh’s and attention she was getting.
First we took a trip to our local Hobby Lobby and grabbed some leaves and flowers. Floral was 50% off so I spent about $10 bucks.
- We used an old tutu that she had at home and I took the wire out of the leaves and sewed them onto the tutu (just the top part of the leaves, to ensure they’d stay on, but be loose enough for her to move). We sewed them all the way around it.
- Next we took a few flowers and super glued them onto a plastic headband.
- I also sewed a few flowers onto the top front of the tutu.
- We wanted to keep it age appropriate so we chose to use a top that covered her belly a bit more. The top was actually an old tunic that she had for a while that we almost gave away when cleaning out her closet. Glad we didn’t because it was hard finding a leopard print shirt in her size. Who would’ve thunk! Anyhow we had to cut a slit up the lower back of the shirt to tie it in the back (only because we used a long tunic and I didn’t want it to hide the flowers or leaves) a tank top, or leo or even a scarf would work great too.
- I braided her hair in 2 french braids the day before so that it would give it a “wavy” look.
- Lastly we topped it off with silver rhinestone sandels and a little lipstick.
The outcome was great and we spent mother daughter time doing it together so that was just the cherry on top. I did search online for one to buy but was upwards of $40 + and not as cute! So altogether I spent no more than $17 bucks buying floral, super glue and needle and thread.
Fun Girl’s Halloween Costume Idea: Katy Perry, Meet Paigey Perry!
My Katy Perry loving daughter Paige, got it in her head last year, after being an Icee Drink (check out my last year’s costume on this site!), that she would be Katy Perry for this year! No store bought costumes for my kids, as they now know I am crazy enough to accept the challenge! She wanted to construct Ms Perry’s California Girl’s Cupcake dress and stressed to me it could not look like a craft project!
My talented sis was visiting me, and she and I went on the mission to construct the skirt, that had to be user friendly, and able to be taken on and off, due to her wanting to wear it to school! I think we were quite successful in the engineering, and then I got to play “DC Cupcakes” and construct 84 extremely light weight cupcakes for the three tiers on the skirt! The bodice is a tank, embellished with stretchy sequined ribbon, and gathered tulle ruffling.
I had to add some cupcakes with a soccer ball/grass to honor my daughter’s love of the sport, and then lots of glitter, beads, sparkles and faux cherries to top off the cupcakes!
Introducing Ms Paigey Perry! Hope you enjoy this as much as she is, as today is Halloween!
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