PHOTO GALLERY: Katy Perry’s Best Costumes!

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Katy Perry isn’t exactly what you would call a “T-shirt and jeans” kinda girl. Over the course of her career, the “Firework” singer has taken us on a latex/rubber/candy-coated costume roller coaster–she’s shot whipped cream out of her bra, almost single-handedly made pinup girl hair cool again and reminded us all of the miracles red lipstick can perform. RUN AND TELL DAT.

In fact, if there was a regional competition that required crazy costumes and a whole lotta sass (something besides cheerleading), I would want Katy Perry on my team. In fact, I’d want her as captain. We’d go to nationals! We’d place in the top three! I can see it now!

Take a look at some of Katy Perry’s costumes over the years and how her tastes and styles have changed, all while somehow remaining as adorable as possible. Must be tough!

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At the 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards, Katy flirted with her masculine side for this festive halvsies costume. Half tuxedo, half prom dress, but all mustache? Not sure if we exactly follow this one…

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No Technicolors? No strategically placed edible items? In Katy’s “Thinking Of You” video, shot in 2008, we see her in an all-black 1940s ensemble for a funeral scene. Bummer that your video boyfriend died, Katy, but with that drool-worthy lace parasol, how could you ever be sad?!

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At the 2009 MTV Europe Music Awards, we saw the “Teenage Dream” singer in a ball gown-meets-chainsaw accident. Kind of like a mullet–party on the top, horrible close call on the bottom?

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And, of course, leave it to Katy Perry to turn an overweight man made out of snow into a totally cute performance outfit. At the 2010 KIIS FM Jingle Ball, Katy dressed as Frosty The Snowman but still managed to melt all the Popsicles in the crowd.

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