The ensembles paraded down the red carpet at every premiere and awards show often feel totally unattainable for us normal folk. Who among us owns anything that would look remotely acceptable at the Met Gala??
However, one crafty dude is here to remind all of us that recreating (hilarious) haute couture is totally doable — as long as you have some hot glue, pipe cleaners, and a can-do attitude.
Tom Lenk, an actor best known for playing Andrew on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, has mastered the art of recreating famous red carpet couture and iconic fashion moments using only the bare minimum of crafty supplies. He then proceeds to pose in his homemade creations, and let me tell you: he’s giving some of these starlets a run for their money.
When the Met Gala rolled around, Tom was ready with scissors and a hot glue gun. He recreated Lena Dunham’s “lewk” with a tablecloth and jazz pants …
… mimicked Bella Hadid’s barely-there bodysuit with a fishnet bodystocking and nude Spanx …
… and crafted his very own Katy Perry headdress out of tulle and pipe cleaners.
Tom even took the time to recreate these much-buzzed-about $400 denim abominations from Nordstrom, using mom jeans and a shower curtain.
And if you think he didn’t create Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl performance costume out of white papers plates, then THINK AGAIN.
He even attempted his own version of Angela Sarafyan’s scandalous white “dress,” using only a pair of white tights, with hilarious and almost-NSFW results.
Bottom line: if you ever need to laugh about the absurdity of high fashion, or feel inspired to create a masterpiece out of little more than basic household items, Tom Lenk is here for you.