Katy Perry Halloween Costume: A How-To Guide

Erika Brooks Adickman | October 11, 2010 12:00 pm

Pop stars and outrageous outfits go hand in hand, which makes it oh-so easy to dress up as one for Halloween. But although the costume choices might be perfect for your night of spooky partying, there’s just too many to choose from! That’s why we’ve decided to help all of you out and handpick the most iconic ensembles from the last year of pop and give you some tips on how to recreate them. Just save us a fun-size Snickers bar from your trick-or-treat bag as thanks.

First up, let us walk you through three different ways to be the “Firework” of your Halloween party by scrolling through our Katy Perry Costume Guide below:

“California Gurl” Katy Perry


What you’ll need:

  • two whipped cream cans (fairly empty or they’ll be too heavy to stay up)
  • a trip to the hardware store for some super glue and other creative adhesives
  • a colorful bra you’re not worried about wearing again
  • confidence
KatyPerry Elmo

Sesame Street‘s controversial Katy Perry

What you’ll need:

  • a (preferably) lime green dress that could double as a figure skating outfit
  • your best Wonderbra (or even “cutlets”)
  • a trip to Toys R Us/Walmart/your little brother’s toy chest for the ticklish red muppet
  • For bonus points get a friend to dress as an outraged parent and have him/her yell at you all night

Katy Perry and Russell Brand


What you’ll need:

  • a colorful wig with bangs
  • a fun, bright colored, short dress
  • a scraggly guy to stand next to all night

Presto, change-o! You’re Katy Perry! At least for one night. Better than nothing, right?

Come back tomorrow for another how-to Halloween costume guide with tips on how to get your pop star on.