30 Katy Perry Concert Costumes That Perfectly Matched Her Lyrics, 'Cause Baby She's A Firework IRL Too
Whether you tuned in to the Super Bowl for the fierce battle between the Patriots and Seahawks or the somewhat bittersweet array of commercials, the game was made infinitely more dramatic this year by the halftime show. Katy Perry's Super Bowl performance was one to remember, if only for the gravity-defying mechanics and stereotypically idiosyncratic ensembles. Perry had a costume to correspond with each and every song, and though they were decidedly eccentric, they fit the vibe of her show to perfection. Read on for 30 additional times Katy Perry's lyrics matched her whimsical outfits.
Though her lyrics for “Faith Won’t Fail” referred to her previous religious devotion, Perry’s star-spangled ensemble seemed to fit the spirited, prideful theme of the song.
Perry’s unexpectedly gothic “dark storm” of an ensemble paired well with her “Dark Horse” lyrics.
Though Perry’s Valentino musical note-embroidered gown didn’t spell out the lyrics to any of her songs, the link between her wardrobe and her chosen career path was clear.
Channeling Britney Spears
The singer channeled Britney Spears with a denim gown seemingly made out of the “Daisy Dukes” referenced in California Girls.
Though her lyrics claim relationships are “Not Like The Movies,” Perry’s ensembles most certainly are.
Cotton Candy Couture
Perry’s pleather cotton candy couture and a gummy bear ring recalled the “diabetic shock” Perry promised in her tune “Milk Milk Lemonade.”
Regal In Gold
Perry channeled her onstage alter-ego in this regal metallic confection, complete with a crown.
Leopard Print Gown
Perry roared “louder than a lion” in her golden leopard-print gown.
Perry’s dramatic metallic costume appeared to have walked straight out of the lyrics of her cover of “Black and Gold.”
Birthday Cake Clutch
Perry celebrated in style with a saccharine birthday cake clutch, much like the “something sweet” cake referenced in her hit “Birthday.”
Gaudy Golden Age Mini Dress
Fittingly, Perry’s brightly beaded mini dress looked like something one would wear after “Waking Up In Vegas” — before shaking the glitter off, of course.
Beach Ball Mini Dress
Perry’s Super Bowl performance was enhanced by this beachball-inspired ensemble, which proved to provide audiences with a moment of unabashed “West Coast represent.”
Flame-Embellished Mini Dress
Perry appeared to literally “dance through the fire” in this flame-embellished mini dress at the Super Bowl.
Light-Up Red Carpet Gown
Perry indeed glowed “brighter than the moon” in this firework-reminiscent, illuminated gown.
Embellished Firework Bodysuit
Apparently thinking her light-emmiting gown wasn’t enough “Firework” for her fans, Perry donned a bodysuit with firework embellishment onstage.
Sweet-Patterned Mini Dress
Perry donned a dancing sweets frock that seemed to have been snatched from the Candyland backdrop of her “California Gurls” video.
Silver Space-Inspired Costume
Perry appeared to embody her “E.T.” lyrics when she sported this “supersonic” spiked silver costume.
Beaded Fruit-Embellished Bodysuit
Perry test-drove a fruit-embellished bodysuit which paired perfectly with her sugar-laced lyrics.
Perry rocked a “Double Rainbow” onstage, paired with a neon mane for good measure.
Perry gave her audiences a surprise when she made her stage entrance clad in this birthday cake of a dress.
Modernized '50s Fare
Much like her oh-so imaginative lyrics to “Dressing’ Up,” Perry played a fantasy part in her modernized-’50s motorcycle jacket and brilliant pink locks.
A neon bodysuit-clad Perry evoked the “Electric Feel” of her MGMT cover.
Queen Of Hearts
Perry exemplified the type of “California Gurl” who would induce men to “fall in love” in this Queen of Hearts-esque costume.
The Coachella attendee effortlessly channeled the quintessential “California Gurl” ensemble — a printed crop top, mini skirt, and dark sunglasses.
Perry looked ready to stun her audiences with her own lasers in this neon ensemble.
The ever-experimental Perry seemed to recall the rebellious teenage phase detailed at length in her song “Growing Pains” when she sported this punk-inspired plaid skirt and mesh top.
An unabashedly glittering Perry looked as though she had strode off the stage in Las Vegas and onto the red carpet.
Perry snuck one of The Smurfs’ title characters onto her dress for the film’s premiere, a fitting addition considering her involvement in the film’s hit “Ooh La La” for which she provided backup vocals.
Metallic Supersonic Ensemble
Perry space-suited up in a “supersonic, extraterrestrial” creation which looked straight out of her anthem “E.T.”
The chanteuse exemplified the Chanel-consumed shopper of her song “This Is How We Do” in the fashion house’s gilded belt and necklace.