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It's Halloween week! You have just four more days to whip together an outfit ... which is basically NO TIME AT ALL. That's why we're showing you how to create some costumes D-I-Y style, so you can dress like some of the hottest divas of the year. So far, we showed you how to dress like hotties Nicki Minaj and Ke$ha. Today, let's take a look at another one of our faves: Katy Perry. It's time for a dose of glitter, "California Gurl" style, and lots of candy references! Here are five ways to dress like Katy Perry:

1. LOLLIPOP GLAM WITH A DOSE OF TUTU

Katy Perry at the 'Today Show' on Aug. 27 in New York.
Photo: Jemal Countess/Getty Images

This is one of our top Katy Perry looks because it's so easy to pull items from your closet to make this outfit. Take a ruffle skirt (like this one by LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl's) and match it with a rhinestone-covered tank (it doesn't have to be pink!). That's pretty much it! Don't forget to hit your local candy store for a Whirly Pop to make it totally Katy-icious.
+ Shirt: Old Navy Rib-Knit Embellished Tank in Think Pink ($14.50)
+ Skirt: LC Lauren Conrad Ruffle Skirt in Pink Ash ($29.99)
+ Candy: Rainbow Whirly Pop ($14.29)

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2. SHINY SHORTS

Katy Perry at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards on June 6.
Photo: Frank Micelotta/PictureGroup

Have two parties to go to and don't want to wear the same outfit? We know — it's a conundrum. Here's an idea: Recycle the rhinestone top from the first Katy look and pair it with a pair of sequin blue shorts. Add some pink earrings and high heels and you made two outfits out of one! (For a simpler look, go for denim shorts, rather than sequin ones.)
+ Shirt: Old Navy Rib-Knit Embellished Tank in Think Pink ($14.50)
+ Shorts: Blue High-Waisted Sequin Shorts ($49.99)

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3. THE CANDY GIRL

Katy Perry in Berlin on Sept. 5.
Photo: Getty Images

Katy Perry has made latex dresses HER THING this year. So, make it your own! Take a shiny spandex dress from American Apparel and cover it in candy-shape add-ons. With this look, you can reuse the dress way past Halloween.
+ Dress: American Apparel Nylon Tricot Scoop Back Tank Pencil Dress in Cobalt ($42)
+ Add-ons: Peppermint Candy Cut Outs ($4.99)

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4. THE TOKEN BLUE WIG

Katy Perry at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards on June 6.
Photo: Gregg DeGuire/PictureGroup

If you only want to buy one thing this Halloween, swing for a blue wig. Everyone will know you're Katy Perry, without question.
+ Wig: Blue Glamour Wig ($9.85)

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5. COLORFUL EXTENSIONS

Katy Perry at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards on Sept. 12.
Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

If electric blue wigs are too much look for you, go for a subtler way to wear color with extensions. Katy famously wore shades of pink, purple, and blue to the Video Music Awards in September. You can get clip-in styles that are very similar.
+ Hair Extensions: 16" easiLites Human Hair Clip in Bubblegum-Pink, Blueberry-Blue and Grape-Jelly-Lavender ($7.95 each)

Would you dress up as Katy Perry for Halloween?

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It's Halloween week! And here at MTV Style, we're psyched about it! That's why we're focusing on the hottest diva costumes of the year. Yesterday, we showed you how to dress like Nicki Minaj. Today, let's take a look at another one of our faves: Ke$ha. Cheers to glitter, trash bags, and face paint! Here are five ways to dress like Ke$ha:

1. CUT, SLASHED, AND ALL TORN UP

Ke$ha at NBC's 'Today' on Aug. 13.
Photo: Jemal Countess/Getty Images

This is Ke$ha's signature look: denim cutoff shorts, a vintage T-shirt that she cut up herself, black combat boots, and various forms of studs all over her clothes. So, pull out your summer clothes and go for it! Take a T-shirt (any tee will work) and start slashing it all over (note the scissors above). Then, pull out some denim shorts (or pants, and cut 'em off), and pull on some combat boots. You're set to go! For added Ke$ha flavor, sew on some gold studs to your shorts and top.
+ T-Shirt: Metallica Harvester Black T-shirt ($16.95)
+ Shorts: Tribal Embroidered Denim Shorts ($18.90)
+ Studs: 1/2" Gold Pyramid Studs ($6.00 for 100)
+ Boots: Steve Madden Abee Lace-Up Boot ($249.95)

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2. GLITTERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!

Ke$ha performs at Casio's Shock the World 2010 on Aug. 2.
Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images

There's nothing that Ke$ha loves more than glitter. She lathers the shiny stuff all over her body for all of her performances, and many of her red carpet appearances. She wears glitter so much that if you do nothing else but put glitter on your face for Halloween, we're fully convinced that you can call yourself Ke$ha without question. If you want to take her look one step further, get yourself a spirit hood (or a hat that looks like the head of an animal) and make your Ke$ha costume undoubtedly official.
+ Glitter: Hot Topic Sequin Body Glitter in Silver and Gold ($3.99 each)
+ Animal Hoods: Leopard SpiritHood ($129.00) / Cheap Alternative: Leopard Animal Hat ($31.99)

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3. SIMPLE AND EFFORTLESS MASKS

Ke$ha at Tracie Martyn Salon on Aug. 17 in New York City.
Photo: Christopher Peterson/Getty Images

Ke$ha surprised many by wearing a tiger mask when she visited a salon in New York City over the summer. If you wanted an easy superstar costume of your own that's under $10, this is it.
+ Mask: Deluxe Tiger Mask ($8.99)

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4. TRASH BAG CHIC.

Ke$ha arrives at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards on Sept. 12.
Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

The trash bag-inspired outfit Ke$ha wore to the 2010 Video Music Awards this year could be totally do-it-yourself. Grab some black trash bags (the hefty ones, so they're not see-through!) and cut leg, arm, and head holes into one. Drape it around your body and cinch it tight with tape or a belt. Then, all you need are the accessories: a feather boa, cross earrings, and a turquoise ring.
+ Bags: Ultra Tuf Black Trash Bags ($4.99)
+ Boa: Deluxe Large Black Feather Boa ($2.41)
+ Earrings: Lucky Brand Hammered Hoop Cross Earrings ($35.00)
+ Ring: Bita Pourtavoosi Big Turquoise Chunk Ring ($50.00)

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5. DON'T FORGET THE FACE PAINT!

Ke$ha at the MTV Studios.
Photo: Circe Baumgartner/MTV

Ke$ha's must-haves are glitter and .... FACE PAINT!!! So, don't forget it, even if you are wearing glitter. Grab some costume makeup so you can pull primary colors (rather than drugstore makeup) and paint animal-inspired looks on your face — slashes, stripes around the eyes, stars. Go all out.
+ Makeup: Mattese Elite Stage Makeup Wheel ($14.99)

Would you dress up as Ke$ha for Halloween?

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It's Halloweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen week! Here at MTV Style, we love, love, LOVE Halloween. It's a time to break out your glitter and wigs, and let your inner diva out to play. That's why we're dedicating this week Halloween Diva Week, and showing you different ways to dress up like your favorite pop star divas. Today, we take a look at one of our faves: Nicki Minaj. Here are three ways to dress like Nicki:

1. WILD IN METALLIC PURPLE AND PINK

Nicki Minaj performs during the pre-show at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards on Sept. 12.
Photo: Kristian Dowling/PictureGroup

When Nicki Minaj performed at the Video Music Awards pre-show, she overloaded on metallics, and shined her ass off, literally. She wore a pink and purple metallic bodysuit, designed by Marco Marco, with knee-high custom Chanel boots. Get the look by pairing a purple bodysuit with a pink leotard, and then wear a pair of black boots, which you can get on the cheap. Don't forget your pink lipstick; it's Nicki's favorite color right now.
+ Lipstick: M.A.C Dazzle Lipstick in Naughty You ($14.50)
+ Boots: Chinese Laundry Kingdom Boot ($69.95)
+ Leotard: Fornarina Guss Fuchsia Body ($27)
+ Bodysuit: Purple Shiny Metallic Bodysuit ($20.70)

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2. FUNKY IN WHITE, GOLD, AND PINK

Nicki Minaj appears at BET Networks 2010 Spring Bling on April 10, 2010.
Photo: Jeff Daly/PictureGroup

This look you can score by pulling some key pieces in your wardrobe together. Just pair white shorts with a white tee and snap on a pink bra underneath. To get the Nicki flavor, get some gold foil and layer pieces all over your white outfit (or you can use safety pins for the same effect), then add some temporary tattoos in Chinese character (just like Nicki!). Don't forget to load up on green eye shadow.
+ Shirt: American Apparel Jersey Short Sleeve T-Shirt Leotard in White ($28)
+ Shorts: Adidas Sport Basic Slip Shorts ($30)
+ Gold Add-ons: Gold Foil Pleather ($14.99/yd)
+ Makeup: Buxom Stay-There Eye Shadow in Shih Tzu (gilded lime green) ($17)
+ Bra: Victoria's Secret Miraculous Push-up Bra in Hot Pink ($49.50)
+ Fake Tattoos: Japanese Character Temporary Tattoos in Happiness, Friends, Courage and more. ($0.55 each)

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3. CLASSY IN BEIGE

Nicki Minaj backstage at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards September 12.
Photo: Gregg DeGuire/PictureGroup

What's so amazing about Nicki's style is that she can go from funky metallic to cute and classy seamlessly, which is what we see here in her beige Lura Starr jumpsuit backstage at the 2010 Video Music Awards. To score this look, find a cute beige jumpsuit, like this one from Topshop — a great piece because it's not a Halloween-specific item and you can wear it long after Fright Night festivities. Then, it's all about beauty — a pink wig and pink nail polish finish off the look.
+ Jumpsuit: Feather Print Cowl Back Jumpsuit ($125.00)
+ Wig: Hot Pink Wig ($19.99)
+ Nail Polish: M.A.C Nail Lacquer in Steamy ($13.00)

Would you dress up as Nicki Minaj for Halloween?

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The costume retailer Costume Craze is launching a collection of Lady Gaga-inspired costumes that are set to drop in time for Halloween (less than three months away!), and images of the line just dropped. So, we browsed through the looks, and the clothes don't just mimic the superstar, they are EXACT interpretations of her outfits, such as the American Flag two-piece from 'Telephone,' and her white outfit from the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards (which is our favorite, for obvious reasons). But, WAIT, isn't the best part about dressing up like Lady Gaga is that her little monsters make their own costumes? You tell us.

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I love these two as a couple. What a festive way to celebrate two important events in their life. Mariah looks like a dream.

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