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Here's Everything You Need To DIY A “Backpack Kid” Halloween Costume

September 17, 2017 by Samantha Peters
shefinds | Style

The Internet is no stranger to child stars that seem to gain popularity overnight – remember “Cash Me Outside” Girl? So when Instagram star “Backpack Kid” captivated audiences during Katy Perry’s SNL performance back in May, we knew kids all around the nation would be eager to copy his signature moves and universal style. Managing to steal the spotlight from the iconic pop singer, who was dressed in a quirky Beetlejuice-inspired coat, the young boy quickly won over our hearts with his hilarious “too cool for school” vibes. Needless to say, we knew from the moment we saw him, his look (and persona) would make history.

In fact, we think his outfit is so great that it will make the perfect (and oh-so easy) Halloween costume this year! The best part? You may even have all the necessary items to recreate the look right in your very own home. Here’s everything you’ll need to make the clever costume so you won’t have to scramble to find everything at the very last minute. Trust us, this costume will make you the life of the party, and could even earn you the “Best Costume” of the night award!

Starting from the top, you’ll simply need a plain gray T-shirt. Any high collar cotton tee will do. Try this Hanes version from Amazon, starting at only $2.66! It’s super simple and just what you’ll need to look like “Backpack Kid.”

“Backpack Kid” clearly gets his groove on by wearing a comfortable pair of sweatpants. To nail the ensemble, try this sleek black pair from Fruit of the Loom, available at Amazon for $20. What’s more, this version includes handy pockets for storing those extra pieces of candy. Enough said.

Here’s the part that really makes the costume. You’ll want to get specific for this item, so all the kids will be able to identify the character from a mile away. This MATMO camouflaged backpack from Amazon ($28.99) is a dead ringer for the real deal seen in the viral video. Plus, it’s not only a cool addition, but it’s also quite handy, too! Think of all that extra storage space it provides, when buckets and pockets simply aren’t enough to hold all those sweets.

Last but not least, the look wouldn’t be complete without “Backpack Kid’s” trusty watch. Of course, you couldn’t miss the piece as Perry’s backup dancer swung his arms from left to right in a hilarious new dance move he now dubs “The Russell.” Get your groove on with this G-Shock World Time Black Dial Men’s watch, available for $69.99 on Amazon. Although it will probably be the most expensive part of the outfit, the authenticity it brings to the look is definitely worth the price. So what are you waiting for? Get the full outfit before “Backpack Kid’s” fans get them first!

 

[Photos: Youtube, Amazon]

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