How to Make a Lady Gaga Meat Dress Costume

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How to Make a Lady Gaga Meat Dress Costume
You can take your own images of raw meat and print an iron-on from your home computer. (Zedcor Wholly Owned/ Images)

When crafting a Lady Gaga inspired meat dress for Halloween or a costume party, do not attempt to use real raw meat -- though if you're willing to go all out, you could use tofu bacon or dog treats. The easiest way to replicate the original Lady Gaga meat dress is to have a picture printed out or on screen to use as a reference.

Skill level:
Moderately Challenging

Things you need

  • Short dress or oversized T-shirt
  • Meat print fabric or iron-on transfer (with additional lightly-coloured fabric)
  • Fabric adhesive or hot-glue gun
  • Scarlet red fabric dye
  • Scissors

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    Buy an inexpensive or used dress -- something short with straps and light in colour. You can also cut an oversized T-shirt to create the shape of a dress. If needed, paint or tie-dye with a scarlet red colour to create a marbled-meat look.

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    Buy fleshy or bloody coloured fabric, meat print fabric or iron-on transfers -- it is also possible to get blank iron-on transfers, allowing you to take or download photographs of meat and print them at home. If you decide to go with the iron-ons, you'll need additional fabric to transfer them onto. You can use more than one fabric to add colour and dimension to the costume.

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    Cut random pieces of the meat print fabric and/or the fabric you transferred a meat image onto. Try different shapes to make your final product closely resemble the original meat dress -- long strips, jagged edges and various sized triangles work well.

  4. 4

    Using fabric adhesive or a hot-glue gun, attach your meat fabric pieces onto the dress or chopped T-shirt. Layer them as best as possible to hide the cuts and seams -- the final dress should be a v-neck, short in the front and draped down long along the sides and back. You can sew the pieces also if desired.

  5. 5

    Try your dress on and note any necessary alterations. Add or remove any extra pieces as needed.

  6. 6

    Wrap and glue a few pieces of meat fabric around high heel shoes. Attach additional fabric pieces to a hair clip to complete the costume.

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