Back up dancer 'Left Shark' became internet sensation after Perry's Super Bowl performance
Katy Perry has announced the release of official Left Shark merchandise.
This will include a onesie costume that resembles Left Shark, the back up dancer dressed in a shark costume who became a viral hit due to his uncoordinated dancing during Perry’s Super Bowl half-time performance, as well as a Left Shark T-Shirt.
The costume is priced at $129.99 (£85) and the T-shirt is priced at $25 (£16). Both are available from Perry’s website.
Perry tweeted pictures of the costume yesterday with the accompanying message: “Attention internet: no longer do you have to DIY left shark costume,” adding: “You can now be a proper #Leftshark with this official, glorious #Leftshark onesie.”
Katy Perry’s lawyers previously ordered a website to stop selling 3D models of Left Shark, after Orlando resident Fernando Sosa began offering shark models on the website Shapeways for $24.99 (£16). “As you are undoubtedly aware, our client never consented to your use of its copyrighted work and IP, nor did our client consent to the sale of the infringing product,” a letter from Perry’s lawyers read.
Katy Perry’s Super Bowl half-time show was the most viewed in Super Bowl history. The singer performed with guests Lenny Kravitz and Missy Elliott on Sunday night with an average of 118.5m viewers tuning in to see her 12-minute performance. This was up three million viewers on the 2014 Super Bowl, which saw Bruno Mars and Red Hot Chili Peppers play live.