Be Licensed to Ill With Our Beastie Boys Family Halloween Costume
If you have no idea what being licensed to ill means, you clearly were not a child of the ‘80s and ‘90s ;) I grew up listening to the Beastie Boys on repeat, “Girls” and “Sabotage” were weekly listens, and I remember very clearly when Hello Nasty came out in July of ’98 and was my summer soundtrack on daily rotation.
We decided to go original ‘80s Beastie style with this look, though I’ll admit I was definitely tempted to recreate the costumes donned by the band in their video for the 1994 single “Sabotage.”
Here’s how to get the look:
Mike D (Anokhi)
- black hoodie
- high top sneakers
- boombox, duh! This one is a building kit.
- chains + DIY volkswagen emblem
- red hat + painted on logo (use white fabric paint)
- DIY denim acid wash jacket (we used bleach to create the acid washed effect)
Just last week, the two remaining members of the Beastie Boys, Ad Rock and Mike D (MCA passed away in 2012), announced that they will be going on a book tour alongside the launch of their autobiography. Each stop on the tour will include an exhibition, conversation, and music.
What ’80s and ’90s bands have you dressed up as for Halloween? Share photos with us at @BritandCo.
DIY Production: Kayla Haykin + Arshia Singh
Photography: Brittany Griffin
Beastie Boys Photo Courtesy of Getty Images