I have a penchant for mashup costumes, particularly those that blend elements of seriousness with a hint of sensuality. The idea of merging the persona of musician Lil’ Kim with that of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il struck me as an intriguing concept. Upon realizing that no one else had attempted this costume online, I knew it was my calling.
To embody this unique fusion, I donned an H&M military-style romper, lace-up combat boot heels, fishnets, a faux fur hat, and a red feather boa. To mimic Kim Jong-il’s signature glasses, I removed the frames from a pair of sunglasses. For a touch of glamour, I crafted a badge resembling North Korea’s flag using red glitter paper.