TikTok star Corey O’Brien is maintaining with the Kardashians by DIY’ing their wildest types.
The second Kim Kardashian hit the Met Gala 2022 purple carpet in Marilyn Monroe’s “Completely happy Birthday, Mr. President” gown, O’Brien began plotting the best way to recreate the long-lasting ensemble from the consolation of his own residence.
“I saved a bunch of photographs and movies of the outfit, scene by scene, after which went on the hunt. With how lovely the robe is and its historical past, I used to be extraordinarily meticulous with every part,” O’Brien tells Web page Six Model.
“Nobody can outdo Kim or the late Marilyn Monroe, however I needed to do one thing that paid homage to their magnificence and their persistence, wit, and timelessness, all whereas being true to myself and my followers.”
Finally, the social media creator used a $12 Ceaselessly 21 gown and greater than 350 rhinestones from Michael’s to DIY Kardashian’s sparkly type.
“You can also make a top quality look with out an enormous amount of cash,” he quips.
And O’Brien did not overlook about equipment: “I superglued a strip of rhinestones collectively to create the earrings, and used paper towels as her white scarf,” he says. “It took some time to get every part excellent, however I’ve turn out to be fairly a price range atelier.”
To finish the impact, O’Brien even dressed up as Kardashian’s boyfriend, “SNL” star Pete Davidson, who helped her up the Met Gala steps in Monroe’s unique Jean Louis robe.
Kim Kardashian walked the purple carpet with boyfriend Pete Davidson by her facet. Patrick McMullan through Getty Pictures
“How did you get into Marilyn’s gown?” one in all O’Brien’s followers joked within the feedback — referring, after all, to how Kardashian misplaced 16 kilos in just some weeks to suit into the museum piece, which could not be altered.
O’Brien, who’s courting NFL free agent Ryan Russell, has racked up multiple million TikTok followers along with his tongue-in-cheek (and low cost) dupes of celeb seems.
An expert dancer by commerce, he pivoted from stay exhibits to TikTok in the course of the pandemic, telling us, “COVID-19 compelled us to rethink and rework our lives as performers.”
In November 2021, he posted his first celeb outfit recreation, making like Dua Lipa in a black tank prime and brief shorts; since then, he is put his personal spin on every part from Miley Cyrus’ silver chainmail separates to Shakira’s “She Wolf” catsuit.
His over-the-top recreations of luxurious designer seems made with dollar-store objects additionally embody a number of tributes to Britney Spears, whom he calls “the rationale I began dancing as a child” — together with her unforgettable purple “Oops!… I Did It Once more” onesie.
And the celebs inspiring O’Brien’s DIYs have are taking discover; Lizzo, Mandy Moore, Kim Petras, Ellie Goulding and — in a full-circle second — Dua Lipa are among the many stars who’ve engaged along with his content material.
O’Brien cosplayed each Davidson and Kardashian in full Met Gala mode.coreyobrien/TikTok
The TikToker has a number of extra Met Gala type recreations nonetheless within the works, together with Kylie Jenner’s wedding ceremony gown, Blake Energetic’s ode to the Statue of Liberty and Lizzo’s Thom Browne robe, which took 22,000 hours to create.
“Social media has turn out to be a contest of who might be the prettiest or most muscular, however I have been capable of create an area the place I can dance, make a enjoyable outfit, chuckle, and have time, and I believe we might all use extra of that in our lives,” he says.
“When my flight attendant or a barista tells me how a lot they love my movies and what I create, it makes all of it value it. I really like that simply by being an out homosexual man dancing and having enjoyable with trend, I get to make others really feel seen.”
Corey O’Brien engaged on his Kim Kardashian recreation with a bit of assist from the craft retailer.Corey O’Brien