Kim Jong Un, with his 1930s-style pudding-bowl haircut (cultivated, it is claimed, to make him resemble his grandfather, Kim Il Sung, the regime's founder), his antiquated Mao suit
, and his short, plump body, is almost like a cartoon character himself.
The image of Tseng Kwong Chi dressed in a Mao suit
, wearing Ray-Bans, and posing for a self-portrait in front of the World Trade Center for his photograph New York, New York, 1979, is undeniably iconic.
Two days before the Toronto mayoral election, the Toronto Sun newspaper ran a cartoon of candidate Olivia Chow in which she was depicted with slanty eyes, wearing a Mao suit
and literally riding on the coattails of her late husband, former federal NDP leader Jack Layton.
Kim, clad in a black Mao suit
, viewed the parade from a balcony overlooking Kim Il Sung Square, the main plaza in Pyongyang named after his grandfather and state founder, standing side by side with Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao and senior officials of the North's estimated 1 million-strong military.
And he turned up to watch it in his best Mao suit
and an Elvis-style quiff - which doesn't feature on the stateapproved list of hairstyles for men.
Kim, dressed in signature Mao suit
, was flanked by top political and military leaders.
Kim Jong-Un, wearing a dark Mao suit
, walked on a red carpet leading up to the podium, as guards saluted him and a military band played in the background.
Kim Jong-Un, wearing his signature dark Mao suit
, had been expected to use the anniversary to make a televised address.
Dressed in a blue Mao suit
, Kim laughed and slapped his hands on the table before him during the game as he sat nearly knee to knee with Rodman, Fox News reports.
Clad in a dark Mao suit
, Kim Jong Un appeared relaxed and confident after making the address, apparently reading a prepared text.
Rather than saying everyone must wear a suit, they are saying everyone must wear a Chairman Mao suit
," he said.
This trade is getting harder and harder," said Li Xincun, 45, dressed in an old blue Mao suit
, as he pulled his tricycle along the roads of central Beijing looking for marketable trash.