This Left Shark Replica Made of Peeps Is Absolutely Genius
Although the 2015 Super Bowl Half Time show was nearly two months ago, we're still experiencing Left Shark mania. Naturally, when we discovered that someone used Peeps to replicate the background dancer, we were amazed.
Huffington Post spoke with 13-year-old Sydney Blacksten, the genius behind the greatest piece of art in our time. Apparently, the six-foot-tall statue is comprised of 532 Peeps. (There's a few heads and bottoms thrown in for good measure, too.) The standard blue chicks were used for the majority of Left Shark, while Sydney added some of the company's new Mystery Peeps flavor for the white part.
Sydney told HuffPost that she decided to create a Left Shark likeness when she watched the Super Bowl and noted "he was a really cool thing."
If you're lucky enough to live in Maryland, you can see Left Shark in all his marshmallow glory at the Carroll Country Arts annual PEEPshow. The replica will be on display from March 27 to April 6.
You can "peep" (see what we did there?") photos of the Left Shark Replica on Huffington Post.
Left Shark took the pop culture world by storm. Katy Perry's lawyers busted someone for selling unauthorized Left Shark merch, but the singer later offered a onesie in the costume's image on her website.
Of course, there were also reports that the performer in the Left Shark costume was one of Taylor Swift's former background dancers. The alleged feud between Taylor and Katy went public with the "Style" singer's Rolling Stone interview last fall. She spoke with the magazine about a fellow pop star who poached her background dancers, saying, "She did something so horrible. I was like, ‘Oh, we’re just straight-up enemies.’ And it wasn’t even about a guy! It had to do with business. She basically tried to sabotage an entire arena tour. She tried to hire a bunch of people out from under me.”
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