You can now purchase a Halloween costume that is similar to rapper Lil Kim’s iconic outfit that she wore to the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards.

Popular online boutique Fashion Nova is currently selling a costume that’s inspired by Kim’s purple pasty and matching jumpsuit.

Lil Kim

9/9/99 New York, NY. Lil” Kim at the MTV Video Music Awards.

The costume that’s titled “Crush On You 3 Piece Costume Set” comes with a lavender-colored asymmetrical jumpsuit alongside the matching wig and pasty.

It’s currently on sale for $47.99. It was originally priced at $79.99.

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During the 1999 VMAs, a then 25-year-old Lil Kim wore a lavender jumpsuit that left her entire left breast exposed, which left her name on the tip of many tongues. Famous hip-hop stylist Misa Hylton was behind the look.

Singer Mary J Blige with Diana Ross and Rapper Lil Kim at the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards held in New York City, NY on September 9, 1999.

Lil Kim was fresh off the heels of releasing the video for her single “Crush On You”. When Kim took the stage, Diana Ross patted her pasty-encrusted breast before announcing the nominees of the show’s first-ever Best Hip-Hop Video award.


Diana Ross & Lil kim presenting an award [1999]

That moment between Ross and Kim “almost eclipsed” how eccentric the look was, as Vice noted in a recent retelling of the iconic moment.

Fashion Nova also has an Aaliyah-inspired and a Cardi B-inspired costume as well. The Aaliyah-inspired costume is titled “One In A Million 4 Piece Costume Set” and looks very similar to Aaliyah’s diamond-encrusted bra and black leather pants that she wore in her 2000″Try Again” video.

The Cardi B-inspired costume mimics the Bronx rapper’s outfit that she wore on the cover of her debut album Invasion of Privacy.  That costume is titled “Money Moves 4 Piece Costume.”

Below take a look at Lil Kim arriving on the red carpet during the 1999 VMAs and also check out more photos from the night that will be etched in VMA history forever.

Lil Kim At the 1999 VMAs

Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter @GlennishaMorgan.

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