Earlier today, Lady Gaga was photographed leaving her hotel wearing (in the words of our photo service) "traditional Japanese Geisha attire." However, based on my rudimentary Google Images searching, the Dr. Seuss conch umbrella she's carrying is not at all traditional.
Here's another woman putting her own nontraditional twist on the geisha costume, photographed in Hong Kong in 2009:
The lesson: Zombie makeup, please just do it. (There's a Michelle Phan video tutorial available here, so you have no excuse.)