Here’s the deal: lots of people are going to dress up like Miley Cyrus at the VMAs this year. That’s just the fact. Of course, he fervor is mostly ironic, but that doesn’t detract from the fact that foam fingers and twerk teddy bears T-shirt sales are already crazy.
If you go the T-shirt route, you can wear the shirt casually and ironically with your hipster friends.
But your Miley costume would be nothing without the manicured foam finger.
The inventor of the foam finger, 59-year-old Steve Chmelar, isn’t happy about the kind of attention Miley’s VMA performance gave his Americon icon. He told Fox News: “I would say that it certainly misrepresented its intent to encourage team support. She took an honorable icon that is seen in sporting venues everywhere and degraded it.” He does believe, however, that the foam finger’s reputation has not been irrevocably tarnished. “Fortunately, the foam finger has been around long enough that it will survive this incident.” Whew!
To round out your Miley outfit, you’ll need some white sneakers, a gold chain, and, of course, topknots. UPDATE: Here’s some Miley temporary tattoos to complete the look!
Or, you could always just dress up like Hannah Montana.