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80's Old School Rapper Costume
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By: Nikki Hernandez Email Article
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In the 80’s, rappers wore a very different outfit to what we see now. The only similarity was their great likeness in "bling". Because of this likeness, the rappers in the 80’s preferred to wear glitzy and shiny clothing. Black and gold were their favorite. This costume is kinda’ hard to make since it’s customized. For an easy overview, their style looked like that of a genie’s in fairytale books such as Aladdin because of the wide pants and stomach-exposed top.

Famous rappers of the 80’s who sported this clothing with pride were MC Hammer, Whodini, and Big Daddy Kane. So if you are a fan of these three and is a rapper by heart, you may want to check these tips for an 80’s inspired rapper costume.

Get a long sleeved vest made of silky black cloth. Make sure the vest is open so it exposes most of your chest and your tummy. If you have abs, you’re lucky because you get to flaunt them. Or you can just wear a mesh shirt inside if you are too shy.

As I have said before, rapper costumes are popularly in black and gold silk cloth, so that they are glossy. If the vest is made out of plain cloth you can sew strips of gold cloth on the sides to make it ravishing.

Pair the silky vest with silky pants that are ‘balloon’ shaped, that one that has a wide space in the crotch and thighs. The legs should be tight fitting. If you wouldn’t be able to have this pants custom made, it might be easier to look for something like this in an online costume store, or in novelty shops. To design the pants, use the same gold cloth you sewed on the sides of the vest to tie around the waistband of the pants.

To have varieties in color, alternate the color of the design to the main colors. For example, make the vest and the pants gold, while the trimmings and the waistband black.

Accessorize by wearing the popular "blings" of the rappers. Wear a thick gold chain necklace with an uber large pendant, and huge studs for earrings. Wear some shades too, if you can manage doing so at night.

The shoes are simple. Just find some leather tied-up shoes.

And now you are all set. You just need to practice speaking that old rhyme real fast and you may consider getting a career as a rapper.

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