If you want something that really shows you can push the envelope when it comes to playing dress up for Halloween and, at the same time, that you’re not afraid of a little controversy, try the meat dress Lady Gaga wore at this year’s VMAs.
According to reports cited by the Daily Mail
, you can forget about going as a sailor, a skeleton or even a witch: because the most in-demand item right now is the infamous meat dress.
As fans must know
, Gaga donned the creation on the red carpet
at MTV’s Video Music Awards 2010, prompting much debate and speculation about whether it really was made of meat.
Gaga also wore a hat made of the same “material,” and a little clutch purse, so you should too if you’re considering going Gaga
“The most sought after Halloween costume Stateside is the Lady Gaga meat dress. The creation, which she wore to the MTV Video Awards, was made from six pieces of sewn-together steak teamed with a matching meat hat and bag,” the Mail writes.
Apparently, New Yorkers are already busy looking for butchers that will provide the raw material for the dress, with Halloween being literally around the corner.
“Ben Turley, the owner of NYC’s Brooklyn Kitchen, says a piece of meat couture would cost up to $2,000 and should be made from the leanest cuts of meat,” the Mail says.
“It’s estimated that 15lb of flesh is needed to protect a lady’s modesty,” the same tab writes. More daring ladies can do as Gaga did on the red carpet – and not shy away if certain parts of their bodies (like their backside) are left uncovered.
“The dress also comes with a warning. It may fall apart and should be worn for only three hours,” the Mail points out. “The dress is going to get wet and really smelly,” Turley says for the same publication.
This was also a point that PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) tried to make shortly after pics of Gaga in the meat dress surfaced online: it was made of raw meat, it must have been crawling with maggots.
“Meat is the decomposing flesh of a tormented animal who didn’t want to die, and after a few hours under the TV lights, it would smell like the rotting flesh it is and likely be crawling in maggots – not too attractive, really,” the group pointed out at the time, as we also informed you