Rihanna and Boober from “Fraggle Rock.”
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Quick poll, everyone: Is Rihanna’s loony blue feathered outfit the product of some burgeoning underground philosophy of dress that we’re just not on the inside circle of yet? That is, is this practice of modeling your wardrobe after beloved childhood characters, dare I say it, a trend? We saw it with Lady Gaga and her Marilyn Monroe meets Dr. Seuss ensemble. Then again, when Nicki Minaj went all Jem and the Holograms on Good Morning America. And now, the pearl of Barbados appears to be borrowing style tips from Jim Henson.
Our friends at Buzzworthy hit the nail on the head with their super apt callout of the top’s Muppet essence, but we’re going to take it one step further, identifying THE very puppet Riri is emulating with this here enseeeemble! *body roll plus Zorro snap, in Z formation* Call us crazy, but we think it’s pretty clear that Rihanna looks just the spitting image of Boober from Fraggle Rock! AND had she not just altered her red hair, this side-by-side would be about 800 percent more reality-scrambling. If this phenomenon is, in fact, a trend and not merely a series of happy coincidences, a few more look-alikes we hope to see include: Ke$ha as Fred Flintstone, Justin Bieber as Doug Funnie, and Britney Spears as Angelica from Rugrats.