Picture of Lady Gaga Shoulder Sculpture Costume
Get the classic Lady Gaga look with this easy to make sculpture.  Wear one on your shoulder or across your body.  It is quick and easy costume to make and everyone will think you spent hours on it!

Check here to see how you can pair this look with a bodysuit.
Remove these adsRemove these ads by Signing Up

Step 1: Gaining Inspiration

Picture of Gaining Inspiration
The body sculptures that Lady Gaga wears on her shoulders and around her waist are one of my favorite elements of her costumes.  She wears them with everything from a cute dress to a fitted body suit.

Step 2: Materials

Picture of Materials
Gaga_Sculpture 001.jpg
Gaga_Sculpture 004.jpg
1. White Poster Board
2. Tape
3. Hot Glue
4. Pencil
5. Spray Paint
6. Straight Edge
7. Needle and thread
8. Scissors

Step 3: Sketch Sculpture and Parts

Picture of Sketch Sculpture and Parts
Gaga_Sculpture 018.jpg
Gaga_Sculpture 019.jpg
Before you start building, take a few minutes to plan out how the sculpture will look.  The sculpture is composed of a bunch of 3D shapes.  Think about:
- Where each piece will be placed 
- How many piece you will need
- The shape and size of each piece

It helped me a lot to sketch 3D pictures of each piece first.  Make notes next to the sketch of how many cut outs you will need to make that piece and what the size of the cut outs will be.

Step 4: Cut out Pieces

Picture of Cut out Pieces
Use a straight edge and a pencil to draw the individual pieces that will make up the 3D shapes.

As you can see in this image I cut out 5 pieces.  This will make the pyramid that you saw in the sketch on the previous step.

Step 5: Tape or Glue Together

Picture of Tape or Glue Together
Gaga_Sculpture 006.jpg
Gaga_Sculpture 007.jpg
Gaga_Sculpture 008.jpg
Gaga_Sculpture 009.jpg
Gaga_Sculpture 014.jpg
Gaga_Sculpture 015.jpg
Gaga_Sculpture 022.jpg
I found it easiest to tape the cut outs together rather than gluing.  Don't worry about the tape showing, I use spray paint in the next step to cover it up!

Build the individual 3D shapes first.  Check out the pictures to see how I placed the pieces together.  It is pretty self explanatory. Place the cardboard cut outs edge to edge and tape them together.

Build the entire sculpture.  Use a hot glue gun to attach the individual 3D shapes together.  I did this in front of a mirror to make sure the sculpture formed correctly.
Wesley6664 years ago
Your hogging the Front Page...Jkes! Good Job! I am guessing your a bit of a Lady Gaga fan? :D
Carleyy (author)  Wesley6664 years ago
I somehow got placed in the Lady Gaga model position. Can't say I'm not having fun!
It's probably because you have the wig. :D
radiobath4 years ago
I'm doing the black leather and gold origami dress for Halloween. I'm taking a totally different approach, and trying to make the sculpture pieces have as little seams as possible, and probably will be a lot of folding.

I'm definitely using your Instructables as backup pieces though. Body suits for the win. :D
Screamo4 years ago
You should make the "raw meat dress" haha
Screamo4 years ago
NICE CARLEY, your doing some great lady gaga stuff.
Carleyy (author)  Screamo4 years ago
Thanks! Still more to come. I love Halloween!
Jayefuu4 years ago
Wow you guys have been busy!
Carleyy (author)  Jayefuu4 years ago
OH YAH! And there are more Gaga costumes to come!
God help us all...

Seriously great work but damn lady gaga has some messed up clothes...
Jayefuu Carleyy4 years ago
Dear god....