Donald Trump impersonator: How a professional mimics the Republican’s look, sound, and more (VIDEO).

An Impersonator's Six Easy Steps to Becoming Donald Trump (Video)

An Impersonator's Six Easy Steps to Becoming Donald Trump (Video)

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Nov. 19 2015 9:34 AM

Six Steps to Becoming Donald Trump

The $4,000 custom wig is optional.

Donald Trump impersonator.

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Since he first spotted Donald Trump in person at one of his namesake hotels in Atlantic City in 1999, John Di Domenico was fascinated by the tycoon’s power and signature bombast. By request, he began impersonating Trump a few years later, but his real break came in 2012, when Trump contemplated a run for president and parody work became brisk. Now, in 2015, Domenico’s having a real moment.

In the video above, produced as part of a Slate profile on Domenico, the longtime professional impersonator offers six steps to transforming yourself into one of the most instantly recognizable personas in American business and politics.