Miley Cyrus Dresses As Lil Kim At The 1999 VMAs For Halloween

Miley Cyrus’ Lil Kim Halloween costume.
Photo: @mileycyrus Instagram

We should’ve known yesterday when we saw the purple wig that there was only one costume Miley Cyrus was considering for Halloween. An opportunity to wear a pasty AND a onesie? Those are two of Miley’s fave things: Lil Kim’s infamous outfit at the 1999 VMAs gives her a chance to wear both, at the same time.

This isn’t the first time Miles’ has dressed up as a famous female rapper for Halloween: last year she broke out a leopard print onesie (I’m sensing a trend), a bright yellow wig, and a collection of gold chains for her Nicki Minaj costume.

Miley Cyrus’ Lil Kim Halloween costume and Lil Kim at the 1999 VMAs.
Photos: @mileycyrus Instagram/Getty Images

While last year’s costume was an amalgamation of some of Nicki’s most famous looks, this year’s is a straight-up replica of the one-sleeve, sequin-encrusted, purple onesie Lil Kim wore to the VMAs. There is also, of course, the mermaid pasty Kim wore; Miley’s looks more like a starfish (I’m kinda getting Patrick from Spongebob Squarepants vibes?).

The best part of the costume, IMHO, which is really clear in her selfie, is the dark purple lip liner and light purple lipstick. Miley pays attention, you guys. Sure, everyone would know who she was even if she wore a singular pasty and some sort of purple clothing, but details are key in creating a great costume and Miley totally nailed them.

The second best part is that Kim Tweeted her appreciation of the costume, writing, “Awwww. Look at my baby @mileycyrus tonight!!! Looking GORGEOUS!!! I wish I was there to squeeze your boob :) :) Loveā€¦.” Let’s all continue our day hopeful that whoever we dress up as this Halloween will Tweet at us that she wishes she could squeeze our boob: that is the new marker for a successful Halloween. Way to go, Miley, not even halfway through they day and you’ve already killed it!


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