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This Pun Cosplay Costume Will Make You Laugh And Groan

Can you tell what it is?

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Last Saturday, Grimes cosplayed at CONvergence, a science fiction and fantasy convention in Bloomington, Minnesota. After the convention she shared a picture of her costume to Twitter, where the super-creative idea went viral.


Grimes told BuzzFeed News that she loves puns, and loves incorporating them into her costumes. She has previously dressed as Purple Rey (Prince's Purple Rain, and Star Wars' Rey) and Garth Vader (Garth Algar from Wayne's World, and Darth Vader).

"I studied photos of the Poe Dameron costume to get as many details as possible," she said.

"The base is a black flight suit, vintage military boots, and a black wig. The vest is made from spray-painted military surplus, padded belt spray-painted white and cut in half, and a spray-painted winter puffy vest. I sewed men's webbed belts together and added leather tips and buckles for the harness. It was my first time trying greyscale makeup."


Grimes said she loved the response at the convention and online, and enjoyed people's reaction when it dawned on them what her costume was.

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This Edgar Allen Poe Dameron cosplay is either terrific or terrible or both.

"I was just glad it got a good laugh," she said. "My favorite part is when people look you up and down and you can tell they are trying to figure out what the costume is, then after a beat IT CLICKS! There's a chuckle or a groan or they yell, 'I GET IT NOW!'"



Edgar Allan Poe's name was misspelled in an earlier version of this post.

Rachael Krishna is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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