Michael Jackson clothes, like the red ‘Beat It’ and ‘Thriller’ jacket and fedora hat are hot back-to-school fashion trends. Michael Jackson will be a hot Halloween costume, too. We went back-to-school shopping today and what did we find? A reproduction Michael Jackson red zipper jacket, like the one he wore in his Thriller and Beat It music video.
Wet Seal, a popular mall chain is selling Michael Jackson style clothing. Actually the red jacket is closer to the Beat It jacket. It’s not leather, it’s a red zippered wind breaker with a hood that fold in and zips up. It does have single slash zippered pockets and zippered breast pockets. They also carry a brimmed fedora hat similar to Michael’s famous hat from his Billie Jean music video.
For a Michael Jackson Halloween costume, simply recreate some of Michael Jackson’s signature styles using these clothing accessories. You will want to decide which Michael Jackson look that you want to create. For the Thriller video, you will need a red slim-fit jacket with black inset wing epaulets that form a V across the chest. Actually any red windbreaker, like the Wet Seal jacket will give the image you are trying to create. A pair of red straight-leg pants, white socks and penny loafers or black slip-on shoes complete the outfit. You can buy Michael Jackson wigs with the heavily gelled ringlets. Or you can make your own if you have curly hair. Just gel your curls to the max and twist them into ringlets.
If you need to make a Michael Jackson wig, buy a skein of black yarn or doll makers curls. You can apply ghoul make-up if you wish. Apply dark make-up in your eye sockets, temples, across bridge and in corners of nose and in the hollows of your cheeks. Outline your eyes with heavy black eyeliner. On the prominent bones, forehead, nose tip and nostrils and chin, apply a lighter make-up. This will make those areas stand out and appear skeletal.
For the Michael Jackson’s Beat It look, use the red jacket with sleeves pushed up. His tee-shirt was white with blue logo and band across the shoulders. The pants could easily be any of the popular skinny jeans or straight leg variety. Michael Jackson wore black, but dark blue would work, too. The pants should be a little too short. Dancers do this to show off their foot work. Don’t forget the penny loafers and white socks. The hair is similar to Thriller, but remember the trademark Michael Jackson face tendril.
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