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On this page, we’re going to show you how to become a rapping hip hop superstar, enabling you to “Walk This Way”. For a RUN DMC fancy dress costume, you’ll need a black Kangol bucket hat or fedora. Add big square framed glasses and a massive gold rope chain necklace! An adidas style tracksuit or sweatpants with side stripes will give a more complete look.
The 1980s marked the emergence of hip-hop culture, a movement that combined music, art, and fashion to create a unique subculture. Run DMC, composed of Joseph Simmons (Run), Darryl McDaniels (D.M.C.), and Jason Mizell (Jam Master Jay), played a crucial role in shaping this culture.
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Adidas Tracksuits and Shell-Toe Trainers (Sneakers)
Run DMC became synonymous with the adidas tracksuit and the iconic Superstar shell-toe sneakers. Their uniform of choice was simple yet striking: black or red tracksuits with white side stripes, complemented by pristine white Adidas trainers, also with three side stripes. This look was a testament to the power of simplicity and symbolism.
Kangol Bucket Hats and Fedoras
The Kangol bucket hat or a black Fedora was another key element of Run DMC’s fashion. The trio could often be seen wearing them, which added a distinct touch to their otherwise sporty outfits. Kangol hats became a symbol of cool for many hip-hop enthusiasts and helped elevate the group’s style, and Kangol’s profits!
Thick Gold Chains
A defining feature of Run DMC’s style was the heavy gold rope chains they wore around their necks. These oversized, eye-catching accessories were emblematic of the hip-hop culture’s fascination with bling. Run DMC’s jewellery choices highlighted their commitment to representing the street culture and their success as artists.
The enduring legacy of Run DMC’s fashion is seen today in the ongoing popularity of tracksuits, shell-toe sneakers, Kangol hats, and oversized gold jewelry. The “athleisure” trend, which blends sportswear with casual wear, can trace some of its roots back to the iconic styles of Run DMC. Additionally, Run DMC’s fashion choices continue to influence hip-hop artists and streetwear enthusiasts, serving as a reminder of the power of originality and self-expression in fashion.
Of course, the clothing needn’t be branded for a fancy dress costume, and you can create a much more budget-friendly outfit using a costume kit. Above you will find every clothing item you need to become a Run DMC rapper.
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