20 Of The Most Original Stage Costumes

Musicians know that if they’re going to stay famous, they have to keep giving us reasons to talk about them. So in addition to cultivating their unique talents, performers know another easy way to get our attention is to wear shockingly crazy costumes on stage. Check out some of the most original outfits that we wish belonged to us, and make sure to celebrate your own originality by drinking Stoli.

1. Rihanna

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If anything’s going to make you take down the sheets you’re using to cover up your windows and invest in blinds, it’s this costume.

2. Katy Perry

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It’s interesting how Katy Perry hasn’t realized yet the danger that is getting an audience to view you as synonymous with food.

3. Elton John

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It’s just so shocking that waterfalls emerging from upside down sombreros never caught on.

4. Nicki Minaj

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Nicki always does such a great job defending kaleidoscopes.

5. Cher

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It’s kind of like Cher has spent her life trying to put the cosmos out of business.

6. Cee Lo Green

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And here’s Cee Lo, with feathers and a 14-pack.

7. Keith Richards

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Someone get Keith Richards his own cat so he can stop killing other people’s.

8. Lady GaGa

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This is actually quite beautiful. What kind of noises do you think it makes when she moves in it?

9. Michael Jackson

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Michael Jackson really was always ready for anything.

10. Kylie Minogue

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Kylie Minogue wore this at the first concert she gave after beating breast cancer. And it’s stunning.

11. Bjork

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It’s amazing how throughout all these years, Bjork has remained dedicated to championing the artistic talents of four-year-olds.

12. Freddie Mercury

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Today, the person in that suit would probably be able to control all those feathers, and he could make them flap whenever he wanted.

13. Ke$ha

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Well, SOMEONE just went to the Natural History museum and spent the day learning about bio-luminescence!

14. David Bowie

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We’re not be still giving Jim Carey credit for “The Mask,” are we?

15. Beyoncé

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Here, Beyoncé seems to be wearing a Wonder Woman type-deal. But – is that a cat head down there?

16. Bette Midler

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It seems that the age-old saying has changed! Now, it’s “birds of a feather flock to Bette Midler” (even though it looks like they probably shouldn’t).

17. KISS

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These guys aren’t even wearing “costumes” anymore.

18. George Clinton

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Yes, we still see you, George Clinton.

19. Jennifer Lopez

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See, NOBODY can resist the impulse to ruin spider webs!

20. Daft Punk

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If you still don’t wear a helmet when you’re rollerblading, this is who comes after you.

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