Katy Perry is ready to PLAY. Her new Vegas residency will feature almost two-dozen of her hits and iconic looks. Here’s what she SAID about some of her most eye-catching outfits.

Katy Perry’s most iconic looks

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super bowl beach ball

"I had to slide down a fireman pole to get off of a massive lion," she explains. "As I was sliding in rehearsal, holding on to the pole, my outfit came undone… I was like, 'Well, we're not going to have that on the Super Bowl.'"

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fruit dress

"Strawberry, it was a play on words like Straw Perry," she says of the Carmen Miranda-inspired look: "She was a style inspiration my whole twenties. It was pin-up girls and Carmen Miranda and Betty Boop."

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peppermint dress

Designer Johnny Wujek, who will also design some of the costumes for PLAY, conceived this candy-themed look with spinning peppermints that Perry’s hair got caught in multiple times, causing some necessary changes to be made.

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dark horse

"There's a lot of magic references in the song; there's a lot of magic in Egypt," she explains. "I ended up going to Egypt for my 35th birthday and spent a week there, and my mind was blown."

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