Eazy-E Costume for Cosplay & Halloween
Style Taken Straight Outta Compton
Not much has changed between what rappers used to wear back in the 90’s and what rappers wear nowadays. Back then, the baseball caps were a key element in their outfits and Eazy-E’s was not the exception. He would also wear black jackets and shades to give him a tougher vibe. He would also be spotted wearing black fingerless gloves in almost every concert. With all of that covered, the rest is pretty simple. Oversized, stripped polos tugged in relaxed-fitted blue jeans and some good ol’ fashion sneakers (preferably Adidas). That was Eazy-E’s style.
Take it Eazy. Here’s what you need for your costume - The Iconic MC From Compton
|1||Compton baseball cap||Amongst the assortment of numerous baseball caps of various teams Eazy-e had at his disposal, there was one that stood out from the rest, probably because of everything it meant to him and his fan base. The Compton baseball cap he wore on the cover of one of his most famous albums, Str8 Off Tha streetz of Muthaphukkin Compton.|
|2||Eazy-E sunglasses||This is another signature piece of clothing in Eazy-E’s outfits. The ones suggested here are replicas of the sunglasses this legend of hip-hop used to wear, but you could always make do within any elongated sunglasses.|
|3||Black, front-zip jacket||Like many rappers at the time, including his fellow rappers form the group N.W.A, Eazy-E would also wear black, zip-up jackets. These are really easy to find, if you don’t already have one.|
|4||White, crew-neck t-shirt||You can never go wrong with a white extra large, crew neck t-shirt, but if you want to step up your game, you could even consider wearing a black, gray and white stripes polo. Either way, you’ll still get that Eazy-E style.|
|5||Black, fingerless gloves||Almost every time Eazy-E would grab the mic on a concert, he would do so wearing his typical fingerless gloves. For this you could just get a pair of old black gloves and cut the fingers half way.|
|6||Relaxed blue jeans||Something that seemed to transcend every generation of rappers was the relaxed jeans so commonly seen in hip-hop culture until very recently, and Eazy-E was no exception. He would routinely wear relaxed blue jeans like the ones suggested in the link to the left.|
|7||Black skater shoes||Way before Lil’ Wayne would try to merge the best of hip-hop and skate board fashion, Eazy-E was already wearing skater shoes. Black and white Adidas skater shoes to be specific.|
Makeup & Optional Accessories
|1||Short afro wig||If you want to make your costume even more authentic and your hair has the length for it, you should consider getting and afro done. Plan B: get an afro wig like the one suggested here.|
|2||Pimp Rapper Chain Necklace||To complement your costume, make sure you include a golden chain necklace, just like the one Eazy-E used to wear.|
|3||Link chain wrist bracelet||Here’s a golden, link chain bracelet to go alone with your wrist watch and make your costume even more complete and faithful to Eazy-E’s actual actual look.|
Eric Lynn Wright, better known as Eazy-e, remains one of the most iconic rappers in hip-hop culture even after his early and unfortunate demise in 1995. He was born in Compton, California, where he also became one of the most influential pioneers in the gangsta rap genre with the group N.W.A, formed by Eazy-e himself and other famous rappers like Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, MC Ren, DJ Yella and Arabian Prince. In 1986, at the age of 22, he founded Ruthless Records and, along with his fellow rappers, produced widely successful albums such as N.W.A. and the Posse (1987) , Straight Outta Compton (1988) and Eazy-Duz-It (1988).
Despite being an accomplished rapper, Eazy-e was the center of many a controversy due to the suggestive themes in his lyrics, financial disputes in Ruthless Records involving his manager Jerry Heller, and creative differences with Dr. Dre; the latter eventually becoming his rival in a rap beef that would extend across a few albums only to see the big hip-hop power houses conciliated overtime.
Eazy-e’s lyrics will continue to inspire future rappers and his legacy will live on through his music.