Katy Perry Costume Inspired by the “Alien” Video

In 2011, I went as Katy Perry from her “Alien” video. I made the costume from scratch and through lots of trial and error it took me about a month and a half to complete. The breast plate was the hardest part to figure out. It is made from plastic that was melted and formed by hand over a dress form then spray painted gold.

The bottom of the dress is just a bunch of fabric sewn together randomly, really (I did make a hidden pocket though to hold my ID and phone!!) The feathers are actually a couple of feather boas sewn onto the dress. The wig is actually two wigs combined, blonde and a black sewn together. There is a wire form underneath the blonde wig that “pumps” it up and holds it in place. I also attached a spray painted gold braid ton he front of the wig.

All and all I probably spent around $100 on this costume. Everyone loved it, but most people had absolutely no idea who I was suppose to be.

 

Katy Perry Costume Inspired by the "Alien" Video

Katy Perry Costume Inspired by the "Alien" Video

Katy Perry Costume Inspired by the "Alien" Video

Katy Perry Costume Inspired by the "Alien" Video