‘Tis the season for Halloween costumes. And it’s time to start planning.
Yeah, you could be a regular vampire or monster but if you are looking for something that will guarantee you won’t run into one of your “twins” at a random party, then you might want to draw inspiration from Kanye West and Lil Pump‘s popular video “I Love It,” released during the first annual PornHub awards on September 6. If you haven’t seen it yet, you totally should. This is the kind of thing that really gets the attention of people and lot and lots of likes.
First, let’s talk about the video.
Directed by Kanye himself, it got 13.9 million views in just 24 hours. The hit also entered the Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles Chart at number 6, which means that it has been getting good airplay and streaming activity.
But honestly, it feel like the video has been getting more attention than the music because of the cartoonish outfits worn by the two rappers as they performed the song.
Bulky shirts? Check.
Oversized chains? Check.
A pair of giant Yeezy slides? Check.
Really, what’s not to like?
It didn’t take long for the webz take notice of the absurd costumes. The video gave birth to hilarious memes and reactions. It even started a viral dance challenge. The internet community happily uploaded versions on their own (You should check out the guys who danced wearing pajamas). Even James Corden made his own spoof, and it’s pretty hilarious!
Of course, video game fans noticed how the pair looked like they just stepped out of the Roblox world with their Roblox outfits. In case you didn’t know, Roblox is a multiplayer game similar to Minecraft, where users can pretend to solve mysteries or live really cool lives. The characters look like Lego people but definitely bigger and bulkier.
Kanye and Lil Pump’s costume choice is exactly the kind of crazy that get people looking. It’s a genius marketing stunt.
Convinced that this should be your next costume for Halloween yet? Yeah, you might have difficulties riding your car and getting through doors but hey you’ll be the talk of the town and you’ll feel totally awesome too. Make sure to save a copy of the music video on your phone so you can easily show the it to anyone who does not recognize your costume.
So, here’s the big question: How do you get the costume? Worry not, bro. We’ve done the legwork for you. Surprisingly, getting this costume is not that difficult! You have two options and you can choose which route you have to take to be like Kanye. How much time do you have? How much money are you willing to spend? How much work are you willing to put in?
Option A: Make It
If you want a fun and affordable option, then this is the way to go. Several internet influencers have found ways to make their Roblox clothes with materials that you probably already have at home. And the crafting part? Surprisingly, it’s not as hard as it sounds! Plus, you have an instant conversation piece at your parties because you can easily brag about how you made your cool costume from scratch.
Here are the steps:
- All you need is to choose a cardboard box in the right size. The bigger the better. But make sure you have someone to help you eat, move, go to the bathroom, and move around whenever you’re wearing it. Cut a hole where you can put your legs and arms. Pad it up a little to make it look softer.
- Use foam and roll it into tubes to make your legs and arms puffy. Make sure they are cut in the appropriate size and everything looks even.
- Cover the whole body with fabric in the right shade. Glue and sew everything well. You don’t want your costume falling apart during the party, right?
- Don’t forget to add the accessories! Make large chain necklaces. Silver spray paint will definitely come handy.
To get better instructions and to entertain yourself for several minutes, it is best to watch this video from do-it-yourself guru Nate AKA Tabasko Sweet of Cheap Thrills. His deadpan humor will keep you entertained. He was able to copy the costume really well! You can also search for instructions on doing a Minecraft Steve costume, follow the instructions but modify as needed to make it look more like what Kanye and Lil Pump were wearing.
Option B: Buy It
If you have $200 to spare, then this might be the easier option.
Kanye’s Fashion Label Yeezy Supply made the meme-worthy costumes available for purchase for online shoppers. And no need to worry about sizing because as the description says “one size fits most.” Make sure you have a Halloween buddy because the pack gets you both the outfits for Kanye and Lil Pump. Hey, if you have a girlfriend, it would be awesome if you could get her to wear a Kim Kardashian outfit.
If the oversized outfits are just too ridiculous for you, then you might be interested in Yeezy’s “I Love It” white long sleeve that’s also part of the promotions for the song.
The bad news? Unfortunately, the costume is currently out of stock. Seems like it’s perfectly safe to assume that all of Kanye’s marketing stunts worked like a charm this time.
You can either patiently wait for a restock or go back to option A – either way, good luck and have fun!