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Best Youngblood Priest Costume Guide
Youngblood Priest is a cocaine dealer who has earned his right to live in luxury. He is the main character appearing in the 1972 film Superfly, which was later remade in 2018 with the same title. His name, Priest, comes from the cross he wears as an accessory which doubles as a cocaine spoon. Priest is a big dreamer and a heavy risk-taker. He can sometimes get a little carried away by his fantasies and not realize how big of a risk he’s putting in to achieve his goal. Just like his plan of buying thirty kilograms of high-quality cocaine to sell for $1,000,000 in just four months. Seemingly unafraid, Priest knows what he wants and will stop at nothing to get it. Get the look of the gutsy drug dealer with this Youngblood Priest costume guide.
Cosplay Priest’s super fly look with a Men’s Wig, Black Hairspray, Turtleneck, Black Pants, Trench Coat, Dress Boots, Gold Necklace, Gold Watch, and a Golden Desert Eagle.
Youngblood Priest Cosplay Costumes
Priest is bold, cunning, and downright ballsy. He does what he does to eventually escape the drug game and be set-up for life with his partner Georgia, even if it means one final plan that might be too big for him and his guys to pursue. Priest is bold in his actions because he knows he has great control of situations, able to manipulate them to his favor and get away whenever he needs to. Whether you’re trying to cosplay the original Priest from 1972 or the most modern character, you can easily dress like him with a turtleneck, black pants, a trench coat, and dress boots. Make sure to match Priest’s style more accurately with a gold necklace, a gold watch, a men’s wig, and some black hairspray. Don’t forget your Gold Desert Eagle sidearm just in case a deal goes awry.
Make sure you have your entire crew with you! Team up with your friends to cosplay your love interest Georgia, business partner Scatter, and even the one who betrays you, Eddie. Get your entire crew together dressed up for Halloween.
About Youngblood Priest
In the 1972 original, Youngblood Priest, who is played by Ron O’Neal, can navigate through lies, betrayal, and an arrest. Through Priest’s cunning resourcefulness, he and his lover Georgia can escape. When the movie was released, many African-Americans were not pleased with how they were portrayed. However, many African-Americans from the post-Civil Rights movement also argued that the film and Priest’s character served as a critique of the government. It showed the lack of access to better economic opportunities for people the film represented.
Youngblood Priest was an anti-hero of sorts that revealed these critiques well. Motivated by good intentions to make his life and the lives of those he loved better, he was forced to a life of crime and drug-dealing due to the lack of better opportunities. Some critics and audiences argue that the end of the movie showing Priest’s redemptive acts of revealing corrupt policemen and quitting the drug trade in some way justifies his crime-riddled means.