People Are Dressing Up As James Charles' "Flashback Mary" And It’s HILARIOUS
25 September 2018, 14:47
James Charles' most iconic look is making a comeback, and fans are using it as inspiration for 'meme day' costumes.
If you've ever been on the internet, you're probably familiar with James Charles. The beauty YouTuber and MUA has served some truly iconic looks in the past but none more iconic than "Flashback Mary". At an event in March 2017, James turned up to pose with fans for photos with FAR too much setting powder on... and a meme was BORN.
Yes, the photo that created the meme was edited to make the flashback more intense but the unedited photo is just as iconic.
my face is WAY too light bc of flashback lol there's no denying that but it was actually a filtered photo, here's the original casper pic 😕 pic.twitter.com/V5uIL23HYt— James Charles (@jamescharles) March 5, 2017
The meme has now resurfaced, thanks to people needing costumes for Halloween and 'meme days' (because that's now a thing in America, apparently) and fans are looking back on the iconic photo for inspiration through rose/ghost-tinted glasses.
I went as flashback mary for meme day at my school. The flash is strong with this sister. pic.twitter.com/MeIyXU00mi— ᴚǝqqıƃ (@Gabbi__Martinez) September 24, 2018
i will ONLY go trick or treating for the first time ever if i'm flashback mary and thats the tea— a🤠 (@aasthx) September 24, 2018
My Friend did flashback mary pic.twitter.com/Z1atULD0qJ— Tara 💓🐢 (@DucksforDolans) September 25, 2018
i’m still not over my @jamescharles costume for meme day. he’s unironically my favorite youtuber and mua, so when the opportunity arose i couldn’t resist. flashback mary for LIFE 👀👀 pic.twitter.com/ltvyIGcHOp— atomic bex ☿ (@bexclairee) September 23, 2018
Would you ever dress up as Flashback Mary? If you're interested, James has uploaded a video tutorial which you can watch below.