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Lupita Nyong’o Stealthily Cosplayed as the Pink Power Ranger at Comic-Con and Nobody Knew

Bumping into people cosplaying as your favorite characters is one of the absolute best parts of attending Comic-Con It’s also part of cons that, often, celebrities don’t get a chance to experience because of their fame and the commotion they might cause walking around the floor.


But for the bravest of stars, there is a way that they can get the fun con experience while moving through hoards of people sight-unseen: with sneaky cosplay. Adam Savage does this every year, for example. But this year, Lupita Nyong’o challenged his crown by dressing up as the Pink Power Ranger. She then proceeded to dance through San Diego Comic-Con without anyone around (save for a single camera person) knowing who she was. Given the insane amount of hype surrounding that small, indie superhero film Nyong’o stars in, it’s understandable that she might want to keep her identity secret. You’ve got to give the woman credit for being so bold as to walk up to a Marvel booth and fangirl out in broad daylight down in the pits with us regular nerds.

io9 Culture Critic and Staff Writer. Cyclops was right.

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Platypus Man

Very cool, though I still don’t think any have topped when Bryan Cranston cosplayed in a very realistic Walter White mask.

Sidenote: in 2012 I went to SDCC and (unknown to me at the time) walked right past Adam Savage. I almost complimented his excellent costume but I didn’t. Wish I had!