Fans think Lady Gaga's over-the-top inauguration outfit looks like something out of 'The Hunger Games'

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Fans think Lady Gaga looked like a character from "The Hunger Games" at the inauguration. Win McNamee/Getty Images
  • Lady Gaga sang the national anthem on Wednesday at the inauguration of President Joe Biden.

  • Twitter users think she looked like a character from "The Hunger Games."

  • She wore a blue jacket and a red skirt from American designer Daniel Roseberry.

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Lady Gaga delivered a stirring performance of the "Star-Spangled Banner" on Wednesday at the inauguration of US President Joe Biden, but her musical talent isn't the only thing people are talking about. Fans are convinced Gaga's extravagant outfit made her look like a character from the popular franchise "The Hunger Games."

The Grammy Award-winning singer took the stage before Vice President Kamala Harris was sworn in and sang into a golden microphone while wearing a blue jacket and a voluminous red skirt.

Her hair was worn in crown-style braids with a black ribbon.

Almost instantly, Twitter lit up with users comparing Lady Gaga's look to a character from "The Hunger Games," a book and movie series about a post-apocalyptic world where children compete in a televised deathmatch.

Some thought she looked like the character Effie Trinket, played by Elizabeth Banks in the movies, in particular. Trinket, one of the Hunger Games presenters, was known for her fancy outfits and hairdos.

"If Lady Gaga didn't have such an amazing voice I would think she's introducing the Hunger Games," CNN reporter Omar Jimenez wrote.

Another Twitter user commented on Lady Gaga's "hunger games victor energy."

Others simply said they loved it.

A few others pointed out that Lady Gaga's oversized brooch - a dove carrying an olive branch, according to the singer - looked a lot like the mockingjay pin "The Hunger Games" protagonist Katniss Everdeen wears. The mockingjay is a fictional bird in the universe of the movies and books series.

Beyond "The Hunger Games" vibes, fans drew parallels between Gaga's outfit and other popular fandoms, like "Star Wars" and "Games of Thrones."

Representatives for Lady Gaga didn't immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.

Lady Gaga's inauguration outfit, bearing patriotic colors, was created by an American designer at a French label

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Lady Gaga sings the National Anthem at the inauguration of President Joe Biden. Rob Carr/Getty Images

A representative for the French luxury-fashion label Schiaparelli confirmed to Insider in a statement that the label's creative director Daniel Roseberry designed Lady Gaga's custom Inauguration Day gown.

The singer wore what Schiaparelli's representative described as a "fitted jacket in navy cashmere and skirt in washed red silk faille with a gilded dove of peace brooch."

"As an American living in Paris, this ensemble is a love letter to the country I miss so dearly and to a performer whose artistry I have so long admired," Roseberry said in a statement shared with Insider.

"God Bless Lady Gaga and God Bless America," he added.

Gaga also made a statement with her Inauguration Eve look. She wore a light-colored monochromatic outfit with a cape-style Givenchy coat, a turtleneck, and beige pants.

Insider reporter Amanda Krause wrote that Lady Gaga's outfit the night before the inauguration may have been inspired by female politicians who have worn white in the past to honor the women's suffrage movement. In that particular outfit, many people compared Lady Gaga to Princess Leia of "Star Wars."

Michael Gold of The New York Times called Gaga's performance at the inauguration a "culmination of a yearslong relationship in which" Biden and Lady Gaga "have shared the spotlight." The singer actively campaigned for Biden last year in the months leading up to the November election and he introduced her at the Academy Awards in 2016.

Ahead of the performance, Gaga called singing the national anthem at the inauguration "my honor."

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