How to Dress Like Childish Gambino (This is America)

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Childish Gambino Costume Guide
Tight Afro
Black Beard
Yellow Loafers
Grey Pants
Gold Chain Necklace

Best Childish Gambino Halloween Costume Guide

Childish Gambino is the musical stage name of the multi-talented Donald McKinley Glover Jr. You may recognize Donald from the hit TV show Community, where he played Troy Barnes, or from his work as a stand-up comic, but for this costume, we are focusing on his Childish Gambino persona, from his hit song This is America.

The video is Childish Gambino’s statement on gun control in the US, and he doesn’t hold back in making his point with an equally beautiful and shocking performance.

If you want to look like Childish Gambino in this incredible video, get yourself a Gold Chain Necklace, Grey Pants, Yellow Loafers, Black Beard and a Tight Afro.

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The music video for Childish Gambino’s This Is America was directed by Hiro Murai, and tackles the controversial issues of gun violence, mass shootings and racism in the United States. The video is beautifully shot, but it is often confronting, with upbeat, soulful music being suddenly interspersed with gunshots as Childish Gambino pauses his smooth dancing to execute other characters.

While some of these issues may be a bit heavy for your average costume party, the popularity of the song means you can still enjoy dressing as this character – and the best part is, you don’t need a shirt! So turn yourself into Childish Gambino today, and you’ll be dancing your way around any party.

There are a lot of accompanying characters in the video too – a hostage, a gospel choir – take your pick and get some friends to join you and represent your love for this song in costume form.

About Childish Gambino

We don’t have enough space here to talk about all of Donald Glover Jr’s accomplishments. He is a writer, comedian, successful actor, and rapper. When producing music, he takes the stage name of Childish Gambino, which originated from a Wu-Tang Clan name generator. The music video for his hit song This Is America takes place in a huge warehouse, where he can be seen dancing through various scenes of chaos and disorder, occasionally pausing to shoot various other characters.

Addressing a range of issues such as the gun control debate, gun violence, mass shootings and racism, the video pulls no punches in highlighting these sensitive topics. In the video’s warehouse setting, the viewer is presented with a juxtaposition of soulful music you just want to dance along to and the visceral, brutal and confronting images of violence, mass shootings, lynch mobs and riots.

The video ends with Childish Gambino running towards the camera from a group of white people, which may be a reference to the film Get Out.

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