Katy Perry tours the world performing in front of sell-out crowds. She has dominated the music charts and is one of the best selling artists of all time. She’s a prominent celebrity and is often in the media. Fans and the media have been obsessed with her personal life and relationships. She is also known as a fashion icon and trendsetter. She often wears stunning and sensual outfits that leave fans breathless. However, she is also known for having a very unique and quirky fashion taste. She likes to incorporate food and humor into all of her attire. It makes her stand out from the rest of the celebs.
Katy Perry has shown up to major awards shows like the Grammys, Oscars and MTV Awards wearing some of the most creative outfits ever seen. She’s stolen the show at several major events with her interesting choices. She surprises her fans at concerts with her stellar wardrobe changes. However, not all of her outrageous outfits are show stealers. In fact, several end up being an embarrassing disaster. Sometimes her risky choices pay off and other times are a major let down. Here is a look at the 10 Most Creative Katy Perry Fashion Outfits and 5 Epic Fails.
15 Red Admit One Dress (Creative)
It’s very easy to lose a ticket for an event or the movies. When these tiny tickets are lost it can cause a great deal of stress. Unless the ticket in question is the stunning Katy Perry, then there is no way it’ll be lost. The 2010 MTV Europe Music Awards took place in Madrid, Spain. Perry was nominated for 5 awards, including best song, best video and best female. As always, Perry wowed audiences with a universally praised performance. On the red carpet she showed up with then husband Russell Brand. In fact, they had just married a few weeks earlier in India. She showed her uncanny ability to combine a funny and creative idea with her gorgeous beauty. She wore a red and black dress in the shape of an admit one ticket. She clearly is the winning ticket.
14 Christmas Tree Outfit (Fail)
Katy Perry loves to wear different themes and usually goes with food. From time to time she loves to wear Holiday-inspired clothing. Regardless of the holiday, it’s always Halloween for Katy Perry. In 2008, she performed at the Q102 Jingle Ball in Camden, New Jersey. She decided to go with a Christmas theme and chose to wear a Christmas tree dress. She clearly put a lot of creative thought and energy into the dress but it feels like overkill. There is a lot going on with her dress with a great deal of holiday decorations. It’s one of the few times that her creative idea didn’t pay off. It doesn’t really matter to her since she loves to dress up on a daily basis. She once said, “Every day for me is Halloween. I am a sucker for themes."
13 Cute Smurfette Dress (Creative)
Katy Perry quickly became the most in-demand celeb in Hollywood. Her success as a recording artist meant everyone wanted to work with her. She soon started getting major offers for film and TV. She voiced the character Smurfette in the 3D live-action/computer animated film The Smurfs. Other voice actors included Hank Azaria, Neil Patrick Harris and Sofia Vergara. The world premiere took place on June 16, 2011 in a small village in Júzcar, Spain. The town went all out for the event by painting the houses in the village blue. Perry did her part by showing up in one of her most creative, sizzling and shortest dresses. She made everyone forget about the movie as she strut her stuff down the red carpet in her cute little Smurfette dress.
12 Custom-Made Giorgio Armani Angel Wings (Creative)
At the 53rd Grammy Awards, photographers thought they saw an angel but it was just Katy Perry showing off her beauty and creativity. She had several wardrobe changes throughout the night but it was her red carpet outfit that became the talk of the event. She wore an elegant and unique dress that only Katy Perry could pull off. She released the album Teenage Dream on August 24, 2010 and it debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200. She was nominated for seven awards at the Grammys that year, including Album of the Year. For the red carpet, she wore a custom-made Giorgio Armani dress, which included a silk organza ruffled skirt, crystal encrusted bustier and angel wings. She didn’t win any awards but stole the show with her unique outfits and unforgettable performances.
11 Wore An Electric Guitar Dress To Designer Jeremy Scott’s Party (Fail)
Katy Perry has certainly worn some interesting and creative outfits. Some are a huge hit while others miss the mark. Some of her ideas are so outrageous and out there but the risk is often worth the reward. However, this one was on the tamer side and lacks a lot of her outgoing personality. As she does most years, Katy attended Coachella in 2016 and every major party that went along with it. She rocked a different outfit to every event and party. She wore a blue dress in the design of an electric guitar to designer Jeremy Scott’s party. Without a doubt she would have been one of the best dressed. The outfit isn’t a miserable fail as she clearly looks great but isn’t up to her usual creative and unique fashion style standards.
10 Carousel Dress (Creative)
Katy Perry released her first album, Katy Hudson, in 2001 but it failed to gain any traction. It was met with mostly positive reviews from critics but failed commercially. It was with her second album that she suddenly became one of the biggest stars in the world. On November 6, 2008 she hosted the MTV Europe Music Awards from Liverpool, England. The night wasn’t all about her but she was certainly one of the stars that night. She performed several times in numerous different outfits. It was on that night that she debuted one of her most creative dresses, the carousel dress. The large colourful dress included a huge carousel that surrounded it. It might have been a little difficult for her to move but it was worth it when looking at the dress.
9 Fruit Salad (Creative)
Katy Perry loves to incorporate food into her stunning outfits. In this case she decided to include healthy options. Perry had her big breakthrough with the album One of the Boys, which was released June 17, 2008. The album received mixed reviews but did well with fans. It featured the number one single, “I Kissed a Girl”. It was her first single to reach the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100. The single was also nominated for a Grammy at the 51st Grammy Awards. However, it was her incredible performance and sizzling outfit that night that had everyone buzzing. She performed “I Kissed a Girl” to rave reviews from critics and fans. She was also praised for rocking a unique and sultry fruit salad dress, which included cherries, bananas and strawberries.
8 Sequin Dice Dress (Fail)
It’s easy to see that Katy Perry has a very wild and creative imagination that knows no bounds. However, not every outfit pans out like is anticipated. Some of her dresses are fun and she takes a chance but ends up failing. In 2009, Perry was just starting to break out and become a huge star. Her second studio album was doing great and her third single, “Waking Up in Vegas”, was getting tons of airtime. She appeared on an episode of NBC’s Today Show to promote the single. Her colourful sequin dress was in the theme of Las Vegas. It was a bright red dress with large black and white dice. She obviously put a lot of thought into her outfit but it might have been too much creativity.
7 Pin-Up Girl/Jessica Rabbit Inspired Dress (Creative)
In 2010, Katy Perry stole the show on VH1’s Divas Salute The Troops. The taping took place at the Marine Corps Air Station in Miramar in front of an audience of 27,000. Other divas on the show included Heart, Keri Hilson and Nicki Minaj. Perry opened and closed the event with two stellar solo performances. For her closing performance, she wore a dress similar to the sensual animated character Jessica Rabbit. She wore a sparkly red dress that showed off her amazing gams. She performed her famous hit single “Firework” and the outfit would become one of her most iconic. She explained why she chose that particular outfit: "I love pinup girls. So, I tried to recreate that. I think any Army guy has a soft spot for a girl that can be painted on their plane."
6 Cupcake Outfit (Creative)
Katy is known for her wild and unique concerts but she also puts that same energy into her music videos. One of her most unique music videos was for the hit single “California Gurls”. It also features one of her most famous and imitated outfits. Perry plays a game piece in the fictional board game Candyfornia and must overcome the evil Sugar Daddy (Snoop Dogg). In the end she defeats an army of gummy bears by shooting whip cream out of her bra, which she described as “intense”. However, she gained a lot of attention in the video for her short daisy dukes and cupcake top outfit. The outfit was one of the most popular costumes that year at Halloween. Perry admitted the cupcake bra was very heavy but she looked so great that nobody noticed.
5 Cheeto (Fail)
In 2011, Katy Perry and Russell Brand officially split up and divorced. During the time, Perry found new inspiration for her music and outfits. After her divorce she decided to take a break from life. She said, "I was like, 'I'm just eating Flamin' Hot Cheetos and drinking, and that's it.'" Her binge eating Cheetos would inspire her 2014 Halloween costume but it didn’t match up to her previous outfits. She attended Kate Hudson’s Halloween Party as a Crunchy Flamin’ Hot Cheeto. She wore a large Cheeto suit with matching shoes, nails and a bag of Flamin’ Hot Cheeto’s as her purse. She certainly put a lot of creative ideas into the costume but it ended up being a miss. Most notably, she covered up her famous curves and sensual appeal that she’s so famous for.
4 Film Reel Dress (Creative)
Katy manages to combine a steamy dress with a creative and fun idea. Her film reel dress is quite the eye-popper and had everyone buzzing. On July 5, 2012 she released the autobiographical documentary concert film, Katy Perry: Part of Me. It documented part of her California Dreams Tour as well as the end of her marriage to comedian Russell Brand. The film was met with positive reviews and she kicked off the release in a major way like only she can. On June 26, 2012, she performed at the first Pepsi and Billboard Summer Beats live concert in Hollywood. The performance included her exiting a giant box of popcorn wearing a unique dress, which included a film reel top and a popcorn skirt. The film reel dress certainly had her fans and critics talking.
3 LED Top (Creative)
As Katy Perry becomes more and more successful she also becomes more creative with her outfits and concerts. She is constantly evolving her image and changing her look. Perry released her fifth studio album, Witness, on June 9, 2017 and is currently in the middle of her Witness Tour. Like all of her concerts it’s an exciting live performance like no other. It features an extravagant set, an impromptu basketball game and an appearance by the world famous Left Shark. However, her LED top has gained a significant amount of attention. It's not only creative, cool and fun but is also a major advancement technologically. It lights up and features fun images for the audience. It also includes the lyrics for the particular song she is singing. It’s quickly become one of the concert’s highlights.
2 McDonald's Dress (Fail)
Katy loves to incorporate food themes into her clothing as much as she can. On several occasions it would result in an awesome dress that people can’t stop talking about. In fact, it would often become a popular Halloween costume. However, she failed to achieve that with this dress. People were still talking about it but not in the way she would have hoped. In 2014, she travelled to Tokyo for a press conference and had everyone baffled by her clothing choice. She wore a “McDonald's” dress by Moschino that mostly just made people hungry. It was a red knitted dress with yellow writing. The design house’s trademark “M” was done in the style of golden arches.
1 Peppermint Dress (Creative)
Katy Perry made headlines with her spectacular twirling peppermint dress. It’s one of her most creative and memorable dresses. She had the dress specifically made for her 2011-2013 California Dreams Tour. The tour was in support of her third album, Teenage Dream. The album received mostly mixed reviews but the tour itself was widely praised. It won favourite Tour Headliner at the People’s Choice Awards. She started each concert wearing the peppermint dress. It weighed roughly 12 pounds and included a switch to make the peppermints twirl. Her stylist Johnny Wujek said about the dress, "I wanted to do something show-stopping for her candy-themed tour, so we came up with the idea of a dress covered in spinning peppermints -- then had it made by people who do Disney's Electrical Parade stuff."