When it comes to celebrity divas known for being a little over the top, the old saying applies: it takes one to know one. Or in the case of Kim Kardashian, to dress up as one. The 38-year-old mom and reality TV star dressed up as iconic Pamela Anderson for Halloween—and it was a pretty perfect tribute to.
The inspiration for her look? Now-51-year-old Anderson’s notoriously risque outfit that she wore to the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards. In case you don’t remember (but honestly, it was pretty hard to forget, especially with that over-sized pink furry hat), here’s what the original looked like:
And here’s the Kim K. version:
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Kim y Jonathan cómo Pamela Anderson y Tommy Lee de los VMA 1999 para Halloween fiesta de Kendall el miércoles por la noche ???? 31 de Octubre #kimkardashian #jonathancheban #halloween #pamelaanderson #tommylee #halloween2018 #kkw #foodgod #kimk #kim #beautiful #glam #kkwbeauty #kardashian #kuwtk #kourtneykardashian #khloekardashian #kyliejenner #kendalljenner #krisjenner
From the blonde wig to the ridiculous sequined pants to the barely-there bustier, Kim nailed every last detail (yes, including the arm-band tattoo). She even had her very own Tommy Lee on her arm—a.k.a best friend Jonathan Cheban—when she showed up to Kendall Jenner’s Halloween party.
Guess who pic.twitter.com/LRD9BN2M6K
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) November 1, 2018
As perfect as it all was, the 90s throwback was lost on some of the younger guests at her 22-year-old sister’s fright night fete. We’re betting it’s the first time Mrs. West has ever had a problem being recognized—and judging from her dramatic-as-always Instagram story, it will likely be the last. Kim complained, “This is so sad. Nobody knows who we are here! You guys are all too f-king young.”