Some people watch the Superbowl for the game. Others watch it for the commercials.  At Har-Man we watch it for the Half Time show! We do this because we know that not only will the performances be amazing, but the costumes will most likely be blinged out and off the charts amazing. Superbowl XLIX with Katy Perry as the main Half Time entertainment (oh, and um the Patriots and the Seahawks) didn’t disappoint.    

Katy Perry had four costume changes, all designed be Jeremy Scott, the creative director for Moschino.  You can visit for an in depth interview with Jeremy Scott about his costumes for Katy Perry.

To start her performance, Katy came out on a mechanical lion while singing her hit song “Roar”.  She was also wearing custom LaDuca professional dance booties which were covered in 12,600 Swarovski rhinestones.

Erin Lareau, stylist and Swarovski crystallizer to the stars was responsible for the design behind the Swarovski encrusted rhinestone booties. She told Pret-a-Reporter, “I used 12,000 tiny Swarovski crystals in clear on the top and outsides of the heels and a Swarovski color called Black Diamond Aurora Borealis on the inside of the heel.  I made sure the crystals were extremely tiny, using a blend of 3mm, 5mm, 7mm, 9mm, 10mm, and 12mm sizes for the encrusted look.”

For her “Teenage Dream” performance her outfit featured a beach ball inspired costume, with the bustier outlined with Swarovski crystals.

Then, guest performer Missy Elliot joined her and Katy changed into a Swarovski blinged out jersey.

Did you happen to notice Katy Perry’s microphones?  Yup!  Encrusted with Swarovski crystals by Erin Lareau.

The Half Time show at Superbowl 49 this year did not disappoint.  We can hardly wait to see how Swarovski rhinestones will be used to create the Golden Anniversary costumes of Superbowl 50! 

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