Written by Amy Steadman • Published 25th April 2013

Image Courtesy of JMUKBuskers, flickr.com

Image Courtesy of JMUKBuskers, flickr.com

Beyonce has only just embarked upon her 42 date ‘Mrs Carter’ world tour but has already hit the headlines with her daring show outfits. The American superstar took to the stage on her opening night in Serbia wearing a sculpted gold embellished body suit complete with fake breasts and protruding nipples…! For designers, creating stage costumes is a fantastic PR tool. With the world talking about the tour and the costumes, the exposure for the brand is invaluable. Emilio Pucci, who designed the costume’s for Beyonce’s tour created hand-drawn images, which have been covered across the media worldwide.

Inspired by Beyonce we have decided to have a look at some of the most creative and outrageous concert costumes worn by your favourite celebrities…

Image Courtesy of Arslan Zahid, flickr. com

Image Courtesy of Arslan Zahid, flickr. com

Of course, Lady Gaga, known just as much for her fashion as she is for her music, had to feature on this list, in fact, it was actually quite tricky picking out her most creative outfit as she’s had quite a few…but we decided to settle on her Perspex bubble dress. This outfit – essentially a leotard with lots of plastic balls stuck to it – was inspired by Hussein Chalayan’s Spring Summer ’07 bubble dress, about which Gaga said she didn’t have enough money to buy the real one so she decided to recreate it instead!

 

 

 

Image Courtesy of Naddy Molotov, flickr.com

Image Courtesy of Naddy Molotov, flickr.com

Katy Perry never fails to entertain us with her wacky style and has been known to have up to 16 outfit changes in one show and by far one of her most imaginative costumes has to be her Christmas tree dress! Getting in the full festive spirit Katy wore this when she performed at the Jingle Bell Ball back in 2008! It was even decorated with tinsel and baubles! Amazing!

 

 

 

Image Courtesy of Ink Kc, flickr.com

Image Courtesy of Ink Kc, flickr.com

Pink decided to flash the flesh in this sheer catsuit when she performed at the Grammy’s in 2010. With only a few white ribbons and a sprinkling of sparkles to cover her modesty the singer definitely wowed the audience.

 

 

 

Image Courtesy of esztivikor, flickr.com

Image Courtesy of esztivikor, flickr.com

 

 

 

And finally, someone obviously forgot to tell Justin Bieber he wasn’t a Victoria’s Secret Angel at one of his shows in California last year after he decided to be lowered into the venue over his audience with the aid of these massive futuristic wings!