They were only 12 years old and they were Totally Krossed Out, but these pint-sized rappers managed to grab the national spotlight for their 15 minutes of fame in the early half of the 90s thanks to their incredibly catchy rap single ‘Jump’. They also made one of the most questionable contributions to 1990s fashion in the form of backwards clothes. That’s right – their big statement was wearing whatever they happened to have on at the time, backwards.
Kris Kross’ lack of creativity in the style department is a bonus for those searching for an authentic costume from the decade but who have a limited amount of time and /
or resources to throw something together. To achieve the Kris Kross effect, all youneed are overalls, jeans, a long t-shirt or a long sweater. Just turn them around, and voila – you are touching a piece of rap history.
Some people would argue that in order to full embrace all that is Kris Kross, you need to wear your shoes backwards too, but honestly, you’ll kill yourself on the first flight of stairs you come across so it’s better to play things safe.
And to get you in the clothes on backwards wearin’ mood, here’s "Jump."
The Mac Dad will make you. … Jump! Jump!
The Daddy Mac will make you. … Jump! Jump!
Kris Kross will make you. … Jump! Jump!
Uh huh. Uh huh.
To help you pull together this great 90s costume, we’ve provided links below to buy any of the key elements that you might be missing.