Lady Gaga can be an inspiration in some cases — she’s all over energy-saving tips, for example — but when it comes to Gaga-inspired Halloween costumes, it pays to listen to your mom’s advice on this one and not show so much flesh.

While Gaga got away with marching her meaty flanks around the MTV Video Music Awards, following suit in a suit of steak for Halloween goes outside USDA recommendations. Make that any recommendations. However, I’m not sure who would actually try draping $250-worth of raw meat on her body for the sake of authenticity anyway. (Wait a second, nevermind.)

On the other hand, I am sure that the depressed robot from Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is narrating this New Jersey news outlet’s video on the subject:

If you’re still hankering to cook up some holiday Gaga fashion, here are some DIY instructions on how to get the look without a meat hook. No butcher necessary.

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