Introduction: Lady Gaga Caution Tape Costume

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"Hello, hello, baby, you called? I can't hear a thing..."

We're GAGA for Lady Gaga at Instructables.  This caution tape costume is for the brave and daring souls....just like Gaga!  

Special thanks to Scoochmaroo for photography and costume assistance!

Step 1: Gaining Inspiration

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This costume was inspired by one of Lady Gaga's costumes in her Telephone music video.  

Step 2: Materials

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Roll of Caution Tape
Double Sided Tape
Blonde Wig
Maroon Lipstick
Black Eyeliner and Eyeshadow
A Friend! - Wrapping the caution tape around yourself isn't so easy. I couldn't have made this costume fit and look so awesome with out the help of scoochmaroo!

Step 3: Hair and Makeup

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Since I don't have blonde hair I used a long blonde wig that has bangs.

Take all the hair and put it in a simple low bun.  Use a few curlers to curl the bangs.  The bangs will curl and peak out of the caution tape 

Lips: Use dark maroon lipstick.  I have thin lips so I had to draw outside the lines a bit.

Eyes: To achieve those dark Gaga eyes, apply eyeliner along your eyelashes on the top and bottom.  Then apply black eyeshadow to your eye lid.  The eyeshadow should go between your eyelid crease and eyebrow.

Step 4: Wrapping the Tape

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Here are some instructions on how I wrapped the tape.  You don't have to stick to this precisely, use it has a guide.

Note: As you wrap the caution tape use double sided tape to stick it to your body.

Start at your ankle.  Wrap the tape once around your ankle.  Wrap the tape up your leg 3 times - on the third wrap it should be going around your hip (first hip).

Bring the tape around back and then between your legs.  The tape should be in the front of your body again.  Wrap the tape around your other hip (second hip).  Cross the tape along your back.  This leads into wrapping the breasts.

Wrap Breasts:  Wrap the tape around your breasts 2 or 3 times (depending on size).

Next, wrap the piece crossing from under the armpit cross the body and over the other shoulder.  Bring the tape down your back and pass the tape in-between your legs.

Vertical Line in Center of Body: The tape is now in front of you.  Bring the tape up to cover your crotch and up the center of your body.  

Now wrap the tape around your neck a few times.  Bring it under your jaw and over the top of your head once and once around your forehead then under your hair bun.

Step 5: Be Fabulous!

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thesnowtheriver (author)2013-10-30

This is fabulous!! and for those of you too shy, too modest to go au naturel, wear a flesh-tone unitard underneath. It's not's edgy! : ) and funny even : )

mvanderdeen (author)2011-11-04

ya cud u show it from the back? I just cant seem to get and I it'd be helpful to others as well

LesB (author)mvanderdeen2017-10-26

Nice try.

AmandineL4 (author)2017-09-19


caidrynn (author)2015-10-27

Too bad this costume won't work very well in Canada. I am guessing it won't look quite as good wrapping the police tape over a snowsuit lol.

lucybull13 (author)2015-10-18

that must kill!

WinstonP (author)2013-10-30

I'm sorry, but I live in the South and there ain't too many people skinny enough to wear something like this.

LancasterPA (author)2012-10-31

Gaga would never take photos with dirty feet. Good job anyway.

JDMac174 (author)2012-07-07

Zombified would be cooler... only thing better than a gaga costume is walking dead gaga!

BrittLiv (author)2010-10-05

You modelled most of the costumes outside, your neighbours must have had a lot of fun. I can only imagine all the guy standing at the windows. Good work on all the costumes!

Carleyy (author)BrittLiv2010-10-05

Most of the modeling time was spent on the roofs of various buildings. I did walk down the street in the red hood costume and people yelled "Lady Gaga" out the window

anoel7 (author)Carleyy2011-12-05

GREAT SHOT!!! Love how you are "suspended in air", perfect toe-point/Barbie-toe and parallel arms. Ye did good! Keep it up!

adam wolf (author)Carleyy2010-10-07

you look great and the sever paint (he's so awesome) behind you was a great choice. what city is that in?

BrittLiv (author)Carleyy2010-10-05

lol, you should have filmed that. Must have taken you hours to clean your feet ;-). Really good work, you really look like her.

RaNDoMLeiGH (author)2010-10-10

Toupee tape will hold the caution tape to your body. Whoever suggested Gorilla tape has forgotten that people are mammals and are covered with hair. Yowza!

Someone needs a meal...

anoel7 (author)RaNDoMLeiGH2011-12-05

Talk about the ultimate DIY Brazilian! O-O-O-U-U-CH!!!

sourabh882008 (author)2011-11-24

if u could post a video of the process it'd be cool :-P

nice job! :-D

Mark AJA (author)2011-10-31

This must be very painful when it's time to take off the costume.

Mark620 (author)Mark AJA2011-11-12

the caution "tape" has no adhesive on it

anthonyshafer (author)2011-11-03

Yes, it's a great view, even without tape girl.

Mechanic2011 (author)2011-10-31

Cheap ,simple and easy to make .
I like it .
Good job.
Would it work better to use a skin tone body suit and just stick the "Caution Tape" costume to that ?
It would then stay in place where you put it and it needs to be and easy to get back off.
If done right , the body suit would be invisible as not many would be looking that close to find the seams of the suit ,right ??

HEY YOU (author)2011-10-31

Nicely done!

Clearly you do not live in Canada as we are looking for ways to winterize our costumes..


anthonyshafer (author)2011-10-30

Hey, my fiancee´ lived in this building! Photo from the same view... just no caution tape!

LesB (author)2011-10-30

Would like to know what crime was committed at this scene.

gregh66538 (author)2010-10-30

Well there is always the postage stamp costume!

po10cc (author)gregh665382011-10-30

..or the dental floss costume!

bossmansam (author)gregh665382010-12-15

Think of the cost!

jhd04 (author)2011-10-30

Yes please!

TXTCLA55 (author)2011-10-30

I gotta hand it to you, that costume takes a lot of courage to wear. Great job!

rikimaru509 (author)2010-12-07

Thank you rick6213
and to you spartan094...mah bad they are lemons. I didnt notice that. nice catch

SlashmasterAeoniX (author)2010-10-30

Um, so you're like, nude under that? What does the backside look like, because I may not be so daring to try it if I knew what the 360 look was... Show us?

Most people are nude under what they're wearing.

hariseldon78 (author)Ortzinator2010-11-19

ooooh that's exciting :)

1oooop (author)2010-11-05

let's hope that it's warm that day...

gtrboy77 (author)2010-10-31

I would entertain an instructable that shows a step-by-step of the wrapping procedure.

baratacus (author)2010-10-30

any idea what the back side looks like? It doesn't look like there's a lot of coverage in the photos,... and the one no one wants to ask... how do you pee in that?

bikemender (author)2010-10-30

as odd as it seems my daughter assures me more than one person appeared at the vancouver show in this costume. I think a body stocking would by appropriate for public use of this outfit.

but on a lighter note there is nothing funnier than wrapping a buddies front entrance with police tape when he is going through a bad spell like a divorce or such.

elementfiftyfour (author)2010-10-29

Who in their right mind would actually go trick or treating in that costume? :D

i don't know but she could knock on my door. lol

parties dude.... halloween parties....
people with enough confidence

my thoughts exactly!

gideon13 (author)2010-10-30

You must be crazy if you want to walk around like that..

oceannavagator (author)2010-10-29

OH MY! Let me think---------Yes, yes, -------I believe it's love!!! I'm on Google earth right now looking for that skyline.
Great idea for intimate treating and tricking.

alinke (author)2010-10-29

awesome job! looks just like the real thing

pedrobedro (author)2010-10-27

Let's be careful out there (Hill Street Blues quote). We've only got electrical tape and I'd only need a little square but that's a neat costume. :)

supersoftdrink (author)2010-10-03


Is nudity a common thing in the instructables office? ;)

Datawolf (author)supersoftdrink2010-10-04

Nudity ? Where ?!

frollard (author)Datawolf2010-10-04

Presuming there's not a lot of underwear being hidden there (probably must be some) -- it'd be rather uncomfortable to have just plastic!

Datawolf (author)frollard2010-10-04

I agree, it'd be uncomfortable. But it's not nudity. Stop prudishness !

frollard (author)Datawolf2010-10-05

the nudity portion would involve having a friend help put the costume on, presuming there's no underwear :)

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