Lady Gaga Cowl Hood

Introduction: Lady Gaga Cowl Hood

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Pair this simple cowl neck hood with a body suit and you have achieved a classic Lady Gaga look.   It is so easy to make and will only like you 5 minutes.

Use light weight fabric so it folds correctly.

Check here for instructions on how to make your own bodysuit.

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Step 1: Inspiration

You can catch Lady Gaga on the red carpet or at an event sporting the cowl hood.

Step 2: Make Cowl Neck Hood

1. Cut the fabric to 45" x 35". 

2. Fold the fabric in half on the 45" side so it is now 22.5"x35"

3. Sew the two 35" sides together.  

4.  Turn it inside out so the seam is on the inside.  The fabric should look like a tube.

Step 3: How to Put Hood On

The fabric is in the shape of a tube so it has two openings.  Place one end of the tube over your head over your head and peek your head out the other end of the tube.  

The fabric will bunch up and drape around your neck.  Pull the edge of the fabric back up over your head so it sits on your forehead.

Grab a picture of Gaga and adjust to make sure it looks right!

Step 4: Personify Lady Gaga

Now pair your hood with a bodysuit or another fabulous outfit and have fun!  

Grab a pair of sunglasses for a dramatic look!!!

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    9 Discussions


    5 years ago

    I used lycra as well, it folds weird and does bumps, and it doesnt stay on the head, great tutorial tho


    5 years ago

    Love this but it does now stay on the head :/

    These photos are fabulous! I don't see so I apologize if this is a silly question. Can this cowl be made to turn a regular shirt into a cowl neck?


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Lycra. Its stretchy and easy to sew!


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    cotton lycra blends will stay on your head better -- pure lycra is slippery.


    9 years ago on Step 3

    I made a hood like this for my Gaga costume last year - another helpful thing to do if it's not staying on your head is to lightly stitch a headband underneath - then party on without worrying about it sliding around : )