How to Dress Like Lil' Wayne for Halloween

by Ginger Yapp
Lil Wayne also goes by the nickname,

Lil Wayne also goes by the nickname, "Weezy Baby."

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Grammy award-winner -- and sometimes inmate -- Lil' Wayne has his own sense of style, with a flair for long dreadlocks, oversized pants and bizarre facial tattoos. This Halloween, you too can look like the "Lollipop" rapper, even if you don't have the cash to spring for a real gold chain.

Items you will need

  • Wig
  • Face paint (black)
  • Wifebeater or white T-shirt
  • Temporary tattoos
  • Mirror
  • Belt
  • Large jeans or pants
  • Boxer shorts
  • Toy microphone
  • Large gold cross medallion
  • Red baseball cap
  • Sneakers
Step 1

Find a photo of Lil Wayne on the Internet; this way, you can keep in mind his overall style when putting together your costume.

Step 2

Search a costume shop for a long, black wig with dreadlocks. Lil Wayne's dreadlocks are a key part of his style.

Step 3

Put on a form-fitting wifebeater or baggy white T-shirt; bonus points for gentlemen who are willing to go shirtless, as the rapper often does.

Step 4

Put on a pair of boxers; pull your baggy pants over the boxers, but leave a bit of boxer hanging out at the top. Hint: if you don't need a belt, then your pants aren't big enough.

Step 5

Apply some temporary tattoos to your arms; both of the singer's arms are covered in tattoos. If you really want to look like the rapper, apply them to your neck as well.

Step 6

Use black face paint to draw on Wayne's signature forehead crack mark tattoo, the tattooed cross between his eyes and the teardrop tattoo beneath his left eye. Use a photo for reference.

Step 7

Put on a black or red baseball cap; Lil Wayne doesn't go many places without one. You want the bill of the hat to be completely flat, not flexed. You can wear it backward or forward.

Step 8

Wear an oversized gold-cross medallion to add more verisimilitude to your costume.

Step 9

Finish off your Halloween look with a pair of sneakers and a toy microphone. Bonus points if your tennis shoes are big and have large, floppy tongues.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you already have long, dark hair, you can find instructions on the Internet for making real dreadlocks.
  • Lil' Wayne is also a fan of oversized black sunglasses.
  • If it is hot outside where you live for Halloween, you can opt for some oversized shorts, high white socks and Nike sneakers.

Photo Credits

  • Kevin Winter/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images