The Craziest Outfits Worn by Cookie and Other Empire Ladies (PHOTOS)

TV Insider Staff

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This Free Lucious rally outfit checks off all of Cookie's trademarks: something animal, something metal, something skintight (and skin baring).

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Cookie once again showed us her affinity for see-through clothing with forest green transparent pants, a sheer black top and a bling-y name clutch.

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This metal rope-chain turtleneck corset and cuffs look like a heavy medieval torture device. But Cookie somehow manages to pull it off with her wild Lyon's mane.

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Cookie's money in this liquid gold pantsuit that only she can pull off without looking like a life-size Emmy Award.

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Cookie's not the only Lyon who loves a good gold suit (and layered necklaces), as evidenced by Hakeem's (Brysheere Y. Gray) own metallic outfit.

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Did Cookie slither into the room? The sneaky lady is sporting some serious reptile-like pants.

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This head-to-toe leather suit punches you in the eyes with its color, gold embellishments and matching Moschino purse with the designer's named spelled out in (what else?) gold letters.

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Earlier this year, at a Television Academy panel, Henson shared, "Cookie is an animal. One that preys, so she's in a lot of prints."

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Henson also added, "She went away for 17 years. So she needs to be 17 years behind the curve in her fashion. So sometimes she puts on a little too much print, like your eyes cross."

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Nothing says sultry like a slinky, super low-cut animal print dress with an in-your-face chain.

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Classic Cookie: tight animal print dress and over-the-top shaggy fur coat.

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A rare pop of color for Lady Lyon. Who else can run a meeting in a magenta fur stole?

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We can't decide if this fur coat looks like a shar pei's wrinkled face or a frosted cupcake.

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Cookie may be throwing some serious shade, but she's also rocking some seriously sexy lingerie underneath the purple fur coat.

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Jamal's (Jossie Smollett) white tunic with bronze detail matches his mama's own coat of many colors.

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Cookie pulls no punches, and anyone who can give some side-eye while rocking a denim outfit and a bandanna without looking like a 6-year-old deserves our respect.

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Is Tiana's (Serayah McNeill) outfit gym wear or sleepwear? Either way, she's nailed down something she can certainly wear while dancing.

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Hakeem's ex seems to have taken a page out of Cookie's fashion book by choosing an outfit with some spiky serious shoulder jewelry.

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The only question that comes to mind: WHY the weird flesh-colored bodysuit???

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So...Is Tiana going to the beach after her usual sweat sesh?

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Valentina (Becky G), a potential back-up singer auditioning for Hakeem, tries to steal the spotlight with her Jersey Shore-esque denim romper.

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Hmm...did Porsha (Ta'Rhonda Jones) dye her hair and add an ear accessory to match the color of Cookie's outfit?

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A hoodie with furry shoulder puffs? If Porsha ever gets fired as Cookie's assistant, she can be the new spokesperson for athleisure wear.

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Porsha channels her lady boss's animal side from the neck up.

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No doubt Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) is Empire's ultimate fashion diva. There's no fur, feather, animal print or leather outfit that she hasn't worn, often together or with some metals throw in. But Cookie's not the only one with outrageous taste, most notably Tiana's skintight dance "suits" and Ta'Rhonda's accessories. Check out the most over-the-top looks from characters on the show.

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