The DIY Outfits From the #MetGalaChallenge Are Absolutely Mesmerizing

People created looks out of shower curtains, garbage bags, and more.

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The Met Gala is postponed indefinitely, and though we're all sad we won't get to see what over-the-top outfits celebrities like Rihanna (remember this Guo Pei look?) and Lady Gaga (this Brandon Maxwell look was everything) would have worn, there is one silver lining. Vogue and Billy Porter have asked Instagram users to recreate their favorite past Met Gala looks at home and tag it the #MetGalaChallenge. This is an ode to the creative design spirit we see at The Met Gala, and this DIY challenge doesn't require an invite to one of fashion's most exclusive event—it's open to anyone with a bit of imagination.

Instagram users have eagerly taken to the challenge and made "gowns" out of everything, from garbage bags to shower curtains to cardboard boxes, which quite honestly is beyond mesmerizing. Even Mindy Kaling couldn't resist tossing her hat in the ring—she recreated Jared Leto's iconic Gucci look where he held a replica of his own head. See her outfit, below, plus all the other amazing celebrity-inspired creations we found. The Met Gala spirit is still alive and well.

Jared Leto

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Lady Gaga

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Zendaya

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Kylie Jenner

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Cara Delevingne

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Recreated a #MetGala look worn by @caradelevingne that is ~very me~ Cara wore this @dior look in 2019 for Camp: Notes on Fashion 🌈 After weeks of no motivation to work in my home art studio I was finally inspired by the newest @tryguys video to recreate a fabulous Met Gala look with stuff lying around the house. Being a visual artist it was incredibly easy to dig through my supplies and come up with something that matched pretty perfectly. I repurposed some dollar store toys I used in a sculpture for @mocadetroit 99 Cent Show and strung them up with floral wire to create the headpiece (see second picture for a close up). The dress, believe it or not, is literally just duct taped to the back of me because I didn't have enough scraps to create a full dress 🙈 I thought of it like a paper doll! I made it in three parts: puffy sleeves, a top and a skirt, all taped together with double sided tape and painted with extra paint I had lying around from past murals I've done. The cane is also repurposed from an installation I did last year- you know I love to recycle and reuse materials! I had so much fun doing this and look forward to my invite next year, @theannawintour ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 . . . . @voguemagazine @theebillyporter @themetgalaofficial @metmuseum @eugeneleeyang @keithhabs @nedfulmer @korndiddy @metcostumeinstitute #metgalachallenge #metgala2019 #campnotesonfashion #caradelevingne #dior #trygala #annawintour #billyporter #themet

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Rihanna

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Lily Collins

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Zoe Saldana

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Jennifer Lopez

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Billy Porter

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Winnie Harlow

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Lana Condor

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Lili Reinhart

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Ariana Grande

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Priyanka Chopra

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