If you’re a fan of Sacha Baron Cohen, then you know all about Ali G. He’s the hilarious host of Da Ali G Show, and he always has some outrageous costume on and knows just what buttons to push to get the most laughs.
If you want to dress up like Ali G for your next cosplay event, it’s actually not too difficult to do. Just follow this helpful costume guide, and you’ll be ready to drop some knowledge on the streets! Booyakasha!
About Ali G’s Look
Ali G is the host of Da Ali G Show. He’s not really a hard-core gangsta, but he always wears some outrageous costumes (usually with stripes or neon colors), sunglasses, and has an awful hairstyle that he covers up with his trademark durag. You can bet every episode will be filled with funny moments courtesy of his ignorant questions and banter with celebrities.
How to Dress Like Ali G
Now let’s take a look at how you can put together your own Ali G costume.
For this outfit, you’ll need the following items:
If you want to really get into the Ali G look, then the key here is his durag, which he uses to cover up his hair (or lack thereof). Now everyone has their own version of this look, but you’re going to need something that completely covers your head.
The key here is to make sure that your glasses are comically large. Ali G always wears his sunglasses with the lenses popped out, so they’re even more prominent than usual. Also, he is most often seen with sunglasses featuring yellow lenses.
Hair & Beard
Ali G has a shaved head, but he always wears a chin strap beard. You can either shave your own beard into this distinctive look or purchase a fake beard online with a similar appearance.
This is pretty simple; you’ll need a yellow jumpsuit with black stripes. It appears to be made of a vinyl material, which could make it somewhat uncomfortable if you wear this in a hot location. You can buy one online, or if you’re more crafty with the sewing machine, then maybe you could even make your own from scratch!
Another critical part of Ali G’s outfit is his gold chain, which is always peeking out from behind his ill-fitted yellow jumpsuit.
All you need for this necklace is a gold chain of your choice, with the end fashioned into a hook.
Ali G always has some very distinctive footwear when he appears on Da Ali G Show, and you can wear this to your next cosplay event! You’ll need a pair of kicks that feature black and yellow stripes like his shoes.
Practice Ali G’s Accent
Another crucial part of an authentic Ali G costume is his signature accent. No one knows what it’s supposed to be, but the thing you need to focus on most is how he pronounces his “r”s as “w”s. You can listen to his speech patterns and practice at home until you get it perfected! There are plenty of Ali G quotes that you can use when practicing.
Once you are all decked out in your Ali G costume, start yelling out his catchphrases like “booyakasha!” or “Respec'” (respect). Keep your durag on at all times, and speak in your Ali G accent. You’ll really nail this costume if you keep in character at all times.
So now you can see how to dress up like Ali G for a cosplay event or Halloween Party! Just follow this easy guide, and you’ll have a great-looking Ali G costume for your next event. Enjoy!