I LOVE Lady Gaga, I have had the privilege of seeing her in concert twice and loved every moment. Once I saw the Lady Gaga bow-tie hair, I knew it had to be my next Halloween costume. Lady Gaga is all about design, shock, costumes, and anything out of the ordinary. I wasn’t sure where to start with the outfit but I came across the flashy top from Wet Seal and thought it would be a great start to work with. From there I found the shorts at Hot Topic which seemed to match perfectly. The sunglasses were specifically Lady Gaga shades which I also purchased from Hot Topic but are available from most Halloween stores or online.
My focus was the bow-tie hair, I find it a lot more realistic using my own hair as much as possible rather then buying a wig. I already have blonde hair but needed to purchase clip-in bangs. My friend is a very talented hair dresser and she created the bow-tie using a sponge which she cut into the shape, she wrapped synthetic hair around it, followed by using bobby pins and hot glue to secure the hair to the sponge. She wrapped my hair around the bow to secure it to my head and used bobby pins and back combed the hair. I was able to dance all night without the bangs or bow-tie moving at all! My friend also added a very thin multi color hair piece for a little extra bling. The microphone can be purchased at Halloween stores or online as well. I kept my makeup light and simple, I used the Lady Gaga lip glass from MAC makeup that she created.
This was such a fun costume to search for all the pieces to put together, create an image in my mind, and using my hair along with the hair piece my friend made. I received many compliments on my costume that night from friends and people I did not know. I was very happy with the outcome of my Lady Gaga bow-tie inspired costume.