Cool Homemade Katy Perry Candyland Costume

When our ‘Pop Stars and Rock Stars’ themed Christmas party was announced, I quickly decided to go as Katy Perry. However, I was underwhelmed by the costumes available online. They looked quite ‘cheap’ and unimpressive. The solution was obvious – I would make my own!

I found a store which sold good quality corsets and fluffy skirts, which was a good start. I bought a white corset and a light blue fluffy skirt, and started planning the rest. After looking at quite a few pictures online, I went to the craft store and bought as many colorful crafty bits and pieces as I could find. The intention was to get the corset as close to the original as possible.

The ice cream cone is made of a wire Christmas decoration which I squashed down flat. I then cut a Styrofoam ball in half and hot glue gunned sparkly fabric to make it look like a scoop of ice cream.

I made some bon-bons by wrapping small Styrofoam balls in foil and pinching the ends. The large bon-bons were Christmas tree decorations and the big cakes came from the craft store already done – just needed to be glued on in the right place!

The lolly sprinkles were made with fabric paint that came with a precision tip so you can just squirt it on in a short line. The rest of the space was filled in with bright buttons, ribbons and plastic jewels.

I bought some light blue ribbon and folded it back and forth along the top, securing it with hot glue. As it was a work function, I didn’t want the top to be too revealing so the addition of the blue ribbon was a good way to provide extra coverage, and it matched my skirt.

As my original light blue skirt was a bit ‘lingerie’ looking, I bought a dark blue tennis skirt to wear over the top. Paired with a purple wig, hot pink tights and some sparkly shoes, I think it all came together quite well. Despite several past attempts, I finally won ‘best dressed’ at the Christmas party, which was nice recognition for many hours of work and several burnt fingers.

Cool Homemade Katy Perry Candyland Costume

Cool Homemade Katy Perry Candyland Costume

Cool Homemade Katy Perry Candyland Costume

Cool Homemade Katy Perry Candyland Costume

Cool Homemade Katy Perry Candyland Costume

Cool Homemade Katy Perry Candyland Costume