Listen, we're big fans of Kanye West, so the idea of dressing like him has crossed our minds more than a few times even outside of Halloween. Granted, he's a fashion god, so it's difficult to get that exact level of swag down, but for Halloween, you're allowed a little latitude so long as you hit an approximation of the look. Enter us bearing the following Kanye West costume ideas. You might not be able to get your hands on a real Margiela mask, but with a little elbow grease, we'll get you pretty darn close.
Margiela Masked Kanye
The outfit itself is fairly simple to replicate since Ye is big into minimalism right now, but you'll need a crafty hand and this tutorial to really nail the gem-laden Margiela face-covering. The clothes (shoes, especially) might be a bit of an investment, but the good news is: They're so cool, you'll WANT to wear them long after Halloween.
+ Jacket: Forever 21 Colorblocked Bomber Jacket ($33)
+ Shirt: KNYEW E-Long Scoop Tee ($48)
+ Pants: Drifter Cade Sweatpants ($80)
+ Chain: H.H.B The 15MM Jumbo Cuban Chain Necklace in Gold ($38)
+ Shoes: Ransom Alta Mid Desert Boot ($140)
+ Head Form: 10 1/2" Tall Foam Head Form ($5)
+ Duct Tape: Staples Utility Duct Tape ($9)
+ Tweezers: e.l.f. professional Perfect Tweezers ($2)
+ Rhinestones: Darice The Big One Bag Of Round Crystal Rhinestones ($15)
+ Fabric: Utility Fabric Cargo Netting ($6)
+ Hot Glue Gun: Surebonder Dual Melt High/Low Temperature Glue Gun ($10)
Sad Zipline Kanye
This was Kanye's biggest meme moment of the year, and thankfully, it's another fairly simple 'fit. Just swaddle yourself in these and work on your best sullen expression.
+ Tank: H&M Tank Top ($10)
+ Pants: Valor Lynx Jogging Pant ($45)
+ Sweatbands: Plain Wrist Sweatbands ($2)
+ Helmet: Men's Macon EPS Helmet ($39)
Contrary to popular belief, you don't need to be in a couple to be Kimye for Halloween. Just get someone at Kinko's Office—or wherever you get large (as in, 30" x 40") photo prints made—to hook you up with a giant version of Kimye's legendary Vogue cover, cut a hole big enough for your face where Kanye's is, add some straps so you can actually rest the board if you get tired of foam board around your mug all night, and voila! You are Kimye. If you prefer, you can also go the other way and sub yourself in for Kim.
+ Foam Board: Office Depot Brand Foam Boards ($18 for pack of 3)
+ X-Acto Knife: #2 Knife with Cap ($5)
+ Ribbon: 2 Inch Black Grosgrain Ribbon 50 Yards ($9)
+ Glue: Elmer's Craft Bond Fabric And Paper Glue ($6