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This year’s Halloween costume was a lot of fun to make. And I was very, very proud of it.

It’s been a few years since I’ve come up with a fun costume idea, but once I saw Katy Perry’s Super Bowl halftime performance in February, I knew this was going to be an awesome DIY!

katy perry costume
makeup image credit: Pausa Para Feminices

To make the costume, I started with a white halter dress that I found on clearance from Urban Outfitters (took a while to find a good one with the right lines!). I then sectioned off panels of the dress with duct tape and spray dye. Waiting for each part to dry took some patience, but it gave me time to cover some old high heels in glitter, make a fake microphone out of a plastic cup, and create the blue belt out of grosgrain ribbon and stick-on velcro. After drying, I lined each colored panel with glitter and fabric adhesive and attached the boob panels with iron-on hem tape.

I’m not used to wearing a lot of makeup on a daily basis, but some temporary black hair dye and watching a few tutorials for how to do my eyes finished off the rest. I cannot exaggerate how much I LOVED my costume and was incredibly excited to wear it to a friend’s Halloween party!

I may have gone a little selfie-happy on Saturday night, but it was simply too much fun.

Not to mention, I was kinda digging my little Left Shark prop.

Happy Halloween! What was your costume?

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  1. Great Job!!! I was a caulk, liquid nails, paint covered DIY’er rying to get my house ready for the realtor photos LOL Kids looked at me very strangely but I was working and handing out candy :-)

    1. I’ve done that costume too! Back in 2013, when I was working on sanding the kitchen counters, it was also Halloween night and I handed out candy. Every time I answered the door I had the dust mask around my neck, so the kids kept asking if I was a doctor for Halloween. I just went with it ;)

  2. This is absolutely adorable and creative. Not to mention you favor Katy Perry, which is an awesome bonus!

  3. That was really kewl! You enjoyed making it as much as wearing it. Excellent costume choice, you ROCKED IT!

  4. i love it! you look so much like her with your hair and makeup and costume – crazy! is left shark a charlie toy now? or does he get a place of honor in the duck?