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Stranger Things cosplay duo look ready for the Upside Down

by David Purcell
Netflix / ali_darling14, Instagram

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Venturing into the Upside Down might be a daunting task for the characters in Stranger Things, but two cosplayers pulling off incredible looks have certainly got their game faces on. They look ready to go. 

The popular Netflix series is a weird blend between sci-fi and 1980s popular culture, there's no doubt about that, and a lot of that aesthetic isn't just made up of what the characters talk about, but often what they wear as well.

While recreating the vintage look of characters Steve Harrington and Nancy Wheeler – played by Joey Keery and Natalia Dyer respectively – might be a challenge too far for many, two cosplayers have stepped up to the plate and knocked it out of the park.

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Cosplayers have been finding the best way to spend their time while waiting for Stranger Things Season 4.

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What must be particularly difficult about creating Stranger Things cosplays is that their clothing is quite normal, really. You could try to recreate the looks and have it turn out just like a normal outfit – rather than specifically looking like a character.

That said, cosplayer ali_darling17 has posted a snap to Instagram that shows that while not easy, these two looks can be pulled off with cosplay.

As seen below, the hairstyles really do make the cosplay here. The pulled back hair is a hallmark of Nancy's look in the show, not to mention her shirt and jumper style – tucked in, of course. Then, for Steve, the long wavy hair, fitting baseball bat prop, and tight jeans just about does the trick.

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If the Stranger Things production team are looking for two lookalikes, for whatever reason, these two could easily slot right into the background of some shots and look recognizable – which is a testament to their outfit designs. Keep the camera slightly blurry, though, of course.

Another snap was also uploaded to her Instagram, showing an action shot this time of Nancy.

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It's not the first cosplay we've seen do the rounds on the internet based on popular Netflix shows, however, as there's more where this came from in The Witcher fanbase.

Those who like admiring a good old cosplay or two will definitely appreciate their work, nevertheless.