For my birthday this last year, my brother threw me a celebrity-themed CLUE party! I drew the character for Lady Gaga.
I took a dress that I had, hemmed the bottom with safety pins about three or four inches;
I took an old black T shirt and cut it into strips to map out where I wanted the Origami pyramids to lay on the dress. I safety pinned the fabric to the dress.
I printed a template for a three-sided pyramid off of the internet, and cut out about 50 triangle templates of different sizes. I folded them all, used a glue stick. Super-glued any that didn’t want to stick as well as I wanted to. I took them all outside and spray painted all of them gold. I laid them out across the dress in the manner than I wanted them, and hot glued them on.
Viola! A Lady Gaga Origami Dress Costume. Took me about three free afternoons in a row to do all of the cutting, gluing, etc. NO sewing! All safety pins.
A package of ~50-100 of the smaller safety pins.
Dress can be black or white, she had both
Old T Shirt (to match dress color)
Package of cardstock.
Hot glue gun
Glitter spray paint
Gold spray paint
Blonde wig (mine was 10 dollars at one of the local wig/weave/accessory shops) – I cut the bangs myself
Optional: generic Barbie from the dollar store; I sprayed it gold and she was my Grammy
Flesh-toned shoes, to match the ones she wore with these dresses.