If you follow my blog you may have seen some of my Lady Gaga costumes? There are quite a few and they're not all on here but as much as I love dressing up as Gaga, it is getting rather predictable and people know who I'm going to be dressing up as.
With this in mind I needed a new costume, so I thought, who looks least like me? I'm a girl so though I'd be a guy and as I'm ridiculosly pale I needed a black dude, I love Lil' Wayne so there we go!
I obviously couldn't use my normal make up for this haha
I used Snazaroo Classic Colours face paint in shade dark brown for my face. This facepaint is the best around! It's water-based and 100% safe for little kids to use so it's not going to do any harm to even sensitive skin. You use a wet sponge to appy it, and keep building it up untill you achieve your desired colour and coverage. It's rubbed off a little in the pictures, but it does cover brilliantly!
For the tattoos on my face (you can only really see the one on my forehead) I used liquid eyeliner and for thet tattoos on my chest I used an old black eyebrow pencil as it's less harsh. I didn't do many on my chest, most were just squiggly lines :)
I don't have lip piercing so I had to improvise a little. I used the balls of my belly bars, so they're bigger than they should be for lip pierceing, i'm not sure what size they should be but I know they should be smaller :)
I tried to stick them on with eyelash glue but they weren't sticking, so I used superglue in the end haha! They stayed on and as they're not very big and I didn't have to use that much glue, they came off quite easily when I pulled them without damaging my skin. Although be careful with superglue or you might end up sticking your hand to your face and will need it surgically removing haha
You can't be Lil' Wayne without having a good set of grills can you?! I got a top and bottom set of silver plated swarovski crysal grills off ebay. They come with moulds so you can fit them on your teeth :D
HAT AND DREADS
Thankfully Wayne has dreads and wears hats so it was easy for me to cover my hair.
The wig was a Rasta wig off eBay, I cut all the dreads of individually, plaited them a bit then attatched them with hair grips (bobby pins). I used a black bandana to cover up my hairline then put on a hat.
HAHAHAH stupid face and white hand fail!
I searched for Lil' Wayne's outfits and finally decided to copy the one he wears in his 'Lollipop' music video where he is having a little dance on the top of that HUGE limo truck thing ha
I needed some sunglasses to cover my eyes so I got some like his Ray Ban ones he wears, he has them on in his 'Mirror' music video.
For the jeans I used an old pair of mens G Star jeans that I found on Ebay.
Also - don't forget your red scarf hanging out your right pocket, bloods innit (Y)
The last thing I had to think about was what shoes to wear!
I didn't want to wear my black Blazers as I didn't think they'd look right so I used my really old black K Swiss trainers as they looked more manly - These were cool back in the day! lol
Facepaint: Snazaroo Classic Colours in shade Dark Brown 999 - £4.99
Grills: Ebay - Top and bottom set - £60.00
Hat: New Era - Cincinnati Red fitted Cap - £25.00
Dread wig: Ebay £14.99
Red and black bandanas: Ebay @ £2.99 each
Sunglasses: Primark - £2.00
NY chain: Ebay - £2.50
White vest: YMCMB via Ebay
Black shiny coat: Ebay - £2.99
Jeans: G Star via Ebay - £50.00
Trainers: K Swiss Limited Edition