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Tragically Hip fan dressing toddler as Gord Downie for Halloween

NEWS STAFF | posted Wednesday, Oct 26th, 2016

Downie kid


An Ontario mom and Tragically Hip superfan gets top prize for creativity this Halloween.

According to BuzzFeed, Shannon White is dressing up her two-year-old son Bentley Davidson as Gord Downie this year.

She told BuzzFeed she came up with the idea while watching the Tragically Hip’s final concert and thought it would be a fitting tribute to a Canadian icon. She then posted a picture of Bentley in the costume on Facebook, where it was shared hundreds of times.

The article says she sourced the costume from Walmart, thrift shops, craft stores and a local fair, and she’s faithful to details like the feather in Downie’s hat and his Jaws T-shirt. She used an old sock for the scarf, as Downie himself does to keep his vocal chords warm during concerts.

A handkerchief Downie threw into the audience during a show in Belleville in 2008 will be tucked in Bentley’s back pocket on Oct. 31.





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