Here’s a prelude to a typically long ass post about the Nuffnang Music Bash by Maxis Broadband which was held at Maison on the 4th of April. When I first heard that we were to dress up as music celebrities, I only wanted to go as ONE and ONLY ONE celebrity.
I have been obsessed with Lady Gaga since the beginning of this year after hearing her song on the dance floor at Zouk. Yeah I know, a bit slow.
Taking home the Best Dressed Female title was a bonus, but the process of becoming Lady Gaga was much more fun, as tedious as it was. It was of course really really worth it when people kept coming up to me for photos. 🙂 *KEMBANG SIAL*
So yes, the timing was perfect, I had one month to acquire my outfit. When I was telling Soon Seng that I usually need one month to get ready, he balked and said, “What?!” Well, might sound stupid but after calculating procrastination time and the time it takes for me to search for the correct additions to the costume and the time it takes for it to get posted to my house, one month is just about enough. Three weeks is still okay, but if you give me only two weeks, I’ll end up being something boring like this.
As Lady Gaga, the hair bow was a must. Followed by the blonde wig.
Lady Gaga’s trademark is her super short leotards and all I could think of were swimming trunks and a shit load of guts. I chickened out of that in the end. Fortunately I ordered a pair of faux liquid leggings as back up. I changed my mind like 5 minutes before I was supposed to leave the house.
Her bow is of course thicker and more lustrous. I won’t tell you how many pieces of hair extensions I bought (and paid for OMGGGGG) but it still couldn’t match her thickness. Might have needed a whole new wig for it.
This was the look that I was going for. My last resort Lady Gaga element would’ve been those crazy spikes she’s sporting but unless you’re a Lady Gaga fan, you wouldn’t know what the hell those boxes are.
Eyelashes inspired from this photo! Needed something super fluttery and feathery.
So you’ve seen her super short pants (but that’s not enough, google her and you’ll be ASTOUNDED), it’s fortunate that she is also known for her leather leggings. Those were my back-ups, in case I chickened out of my briefs, which I totally did.
I even wanted to do my nails like this but I had no time!
So this was where I got the stuff from:
I needed a platinum blonde wig and the closest I could get was a long silver wig (coz I wanted to do the bow you see) from this wig seller in Singapore. It took almost 10 days to reach me! I had to rush out in between classes to do the post office in town (15 minutes drive away from uni is quite a huge chunk of nap time) to collect my precious wig. My Sassy Hair Wigs has a huge collection of wigs. They even cater to cosplayers!
This was the one that I bought. it was so freaking long that it annoyed me so much so I butchered it up. Kind of regret it now. Me and my rashness. Could’ve had waist length hair. Sigh. But she also sports shoulder length hair. *consoles self*
I cut almost half the length away so that I could fashion the bow, but it was not meant to be. I also cut the fringe to a more Lady gaga kind of length.
To make the bow, I still needed some hair extensions so the moment I reached KL, I made a bee line for Sg. Wang. The third floor of Sg. Wang is a HAIR products and accessories heaven. Hair extensions of every kind can be found on the third floor. I did also buy three hair extensions in violet, candy pink and baby pink. Love those so much! Only Rm6 per piece! Will camwhore with it next time.
So yeah, I bought some bleached hair extensions to match the colour of my wig. Bought cheap hair spray and szsssssstttttttt half the can to get the bow to stay plump. Attached it to the wig with plenty of bobby pins. I was too annoyed and stressed out to take photos. I should really have.
There’s a girl on youtube who teaches us how to get the look Lady Gaga had in her Just Dance video. It seemed fairly easy but turns out that the lids were going to be blocked by my super feathery eyelashes anyway.
Here’s the video:
For the eyes, I used silver and black from the famous Coastel Scents 88 Colour Palette which I bought for RM80 from BlushBerry. I did however find another one for RM59 in the lowyat forums by a seller called Missha80.
I used the colours indicated by the arrows.
For the lightning bolt, I used a mixture of the coastel scents colours, Secret Summer Minerals which were sold by Connie and an electric blue eyeliner from Silkygirl.
The secret summer minerals which are no longer in stock.
I actually used liquid eyeliner and the Etude House is pretty good! Cheap and easy to handle. 🙂
For the eyelashes, I bought them from Lie Yuen’s sister, Iris, who runs I Love Lash.
Do Check out her blog as she has tons of eyelashes!
For her super pink cheeks, I used a blusher from the silkygirl range. I’m supposed to review that, but have been procrastinating since November. 🙁
For the lips, it was supposed to be nude. She’s always wearing nude glossy colours. Thank god I had my Stila Quad Palette which I haven’t even used since buying it more than a year ago. -_- i’m such a woman.
My pride and joy! I bought my much needed Free Bra from this awesome seller called Lychlee at the Lowyat forums. Be it online or offline, her price is by far the cheapest I’ve ever come across. And this Free Bra, these two floppy pieces of chicken fillet, can be from RM30-RM80. RM19 basically means you must buy like 5 boxes and keep for rainy days.
These adhesive bras are actually smaller than your actual cup. I was pretty convinced that it was the same size as a normal bra so I took a C.. but I’m proud to say, I needed a D to get maximum oomph. 🙂 Stick it as far away from each other as possible (the apex should just about cover the nips) and then bring it together with the clasps. Who needs Wonderbra! I’ve been using Free Bra since 2004 and it’s like a basic necessity for me.
To get a more in-your-face kind of cleavage, I wanted to push it all together with a red belt-corset i got from Cats Whiskers.
I wore it once with a blue dress on a night out and was known as Superwoman ever since. The colours are very Superwoman, i’m not as sexy as her, sorry. But it was damn uncomfortable, though I had a very unasian cleavage for a brief moment of breathlessness.
For the top, I set aside an entire day to go costume hunting at the only Lala mall closest to me in Kedah. Prangin Mall is Penang’s answer to Sg. Wang. The fashion there is crazy and some treasures can really be found. 🙂 If you love shoes, the shoes there are too die for. Every single shop. Please go to Prangin Mall and spread the love for shoes all over the world. And they are cheap too!
So anyway, I was having lunch with Brenda and we were like, “ugh, when you want to look for something, confirm damn difficult to find one.” But we were wrong, the first shop we went to, I saw the perfect top.
it was located in a costume shop which catered to costume party fanatics. It’s more like a lolita-gothic kind of shop. Very strange stuff they have, but I like!
They even have a blogshop on Friendster (who shops there?!). Here’s the link to their blogshop, Exotic.
For the pants, I bought an ogival swimming shorts. 🙂 Nuff said. No balls to wear it lor.
So as backup, I decided to get faux liquid leggings from Bows Lover.
I mean it was still her style, but those short pants just scream LADY GAGAAAA.
I bought a pair of fingerless gloves from this shop in Sg. wang called iSock. I think that’s the name. It’s a super duper awesomely lala shop which sells gloves, stockings and all skirts and dresses with laces and more laces. The best part? A set of gloves only set me back RM5. Leggings and stockings of all kinds can be found there.
I have a gorgeous pair of Oxfords which totally completed the look. For all the times I’ve worn them, every girl has sang praises about the shoes. Clothesbucket will be so proud. 🙂 I bought it for Rm50 from their last bazaar sales.
Beautiful, aren’t they?
And so that’s it!
Now on to photos of me in my so called stages of preparation:
This was after I watched the tutorial video for the firs time. Was having a good hair day!
And one without the bushy unplucked eyebrows.
Testing with a poorly photoshopped wig in anticipation of my blonde wig which had not arrived yet.
Still with the ‘pretend’ wig. I was supposed to wear only this, but I can’t be prancing around. The only good shot I can get of myself is with a mirror. By anyone else and I’ll be Flubber the Monster. I can totally imagine all the cringe worthy pics I’ll see online if I went ahead with this.
In Prangin Mall, I also bought a dummy head to put the wig on, so that I could pin the bow on it and give it a hair cut. Lie Yuen or my mum won’t want to layan me for so long.
Fooling around with brenda (who was taking the photos).
Lord Voldemort wtf.
This is damn real lor! hahahaha.
so with the wig chopped and the portion of hair fashioned into a bow, I was somewhat convinced. But my bow needed to be bigger..
Like going swimming like that. Thank god for the leggings!
With the minibow that Lie Yuen had helped me with. Thanks Lie Yuen and sorry to waste your efforts!
The stupid pile of hair I chopped off from my wig wouldn’t listen to me so I had to buy some hair extensions, as you already know, to make the hair bow.
With the eyelashes I bought from Iris and the blue thunder bolt that Lady Gaga has on in her Just Dance video.
I’ll blog about the Nuffnang Music Bash tomorrow. 🙂 Gonna sleep now.