DIY Wednesday: Jerome’s in the House!


I said Jerome’s in the how-oo-ow-oo-ah watchyamouth!

This smooth-talking fast-walking cool cat playa from the Himalayas was, and undoubtedly remains, one of Martin Lawrence’s most notorious characters. His signature theme song and pimped-out aesthetic made him a memorable and hilarious character in the community Martin created for his viewers.

His recognizable leisure suit can be yours for the low low price of a hot glue gun and a trip to Party City.

Let’s pretend this, and the many other “ethnic” pieces modeled by white-passing individuals isn’t problematic.
Jerome was so charming and pimp-nificent that his HORRID oral hygiene could be easily overlooked. I mean he snagged Pam for a while.



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This look was simple to put together.

  1. I got a jogger suit from Goodwill for $7 and cut the sweatpants into shorts.
  2. I cut the sleeves from the jacket and used the white panel to overlay the shoulder and back branded patches.
  3. I Googled the look using HD pictures to draw on the logos with a sharpie. Looked good from afar, a little sloppy up close.
  4. I used a slightly darker foundation (my summer color) to complete my skin tone with baby powder to recreate his shockingly ashy knees.
  5. The toothblack tasted like mint if mint were on meth!
  6. The church shoes and tank top I had.
  7. I practiced my moves, and got as near as possible to his famous gravely drawl.
  8. The whole costume took forty-five mninutes to an hour to create and perfect!

It went over like gang busters! No one recognized me. I took so many pictures and did the dance till my back hurt. This costume got me free drinks! No more sexy costumes! 🎃

Just a little creativity and a solid pop culture reference is all you need. You don’t have to spend too much money, and you can be warm and covered and comfortable all night.

I said it’s Roze in the House!

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When Roze first went in 2012,  it was kind of like a journal ... that other people could read. Embarassing. But I'm realizing that my voice, my experiences, my representation and narrative are valuable. There's room enough for me too. My talents and interests. My time is now. Roze

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