Lady Gaga Caution Tape Costume

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Introduction: Lady Gaga Caution Tape Costume

About: Former Instructables employee CHECK OUT MY WORK www.carleyjacobson.com

"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

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

Step 2: Materials

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

Hair:
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 

Makeup:
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

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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    83 Discussions

    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 obscene........it's edgy! : ) and funny even : )

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    mvanderdeen
    mvanderdeen

    8 years ago on Step 4

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

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    LesB
    LesB

    Reply 2 years ago

    Nice try.

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    caidrynn
    caidrynn

    4 years ago

    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.

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    lucybull13
    lucybull13

    4 years ago

    that must kill!

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    WinstonP
    WinstonP

    6 years ago on Introduction

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

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    JDMac174
    JDMac174

    8 years ago on Introduction

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

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    BrittLiv
    BrittLiv

    9 years ago on Introduction

    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!

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    Carleyy
    Carleyy

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    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

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    anoel7
    anoel7

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

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

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    adam wolf
    adam wolf

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

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

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    BrittLiv
    BrittLiv

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

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

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    RaNDoMLeiGH
    RaNDoMLeiGH

    9 years ago on Introduction

    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...

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    anoel7
    anoel7

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

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

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    sourabh882008
    sourabh882008

    8 years ago on Step 4

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


    nice job! :-D

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    Mark AJA
    Mark AJA

    8 years ago on Introduction

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

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    Mark620
    Mark620

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    the caution "tape" has no adhesive on it

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    Mechanic2011
    Mechanic2011

    8 years ago on Introduction

    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 ??