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Tragically Hip fan dressing toddler as Gord Downie for Halloween

NEWS STAFF | posted Wednesday, Oct 26th, 2016

 

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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