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This Woman’s Recreations Of Celebrity Couture Are Good Enough To Eat — Literally

by Kim Wong-Shing
Kim Wong-Shing is a staff writer at LittleThings. Her work spans beauty, wellness, pop culture, identity, food, and other topics. She is a contributing writer at NaturallyCurly, and her work has also appeared in HelloGiggles, Lifehacker, Wear Your Voice Magazine, and other outlets. She grew up in Philadelphia, attended Brown University, and is now based in New Orleans.

A young woman from the Thai province of Ratchaburi has managed to combine two of the things we love most — delicious clothes and delicious food — in the most jaw-dropping way possible.

Sine Benjaphorn, 22, designs elaborate cosplay costumes based on the wardrobes of A-listers using materials such as produce, prawn crackers (above), and lunch meat.

Her creations will leave you both enamored and hungry:

The look below was created using mushrooms. Yes, mushrooms.

“I love to eat, so I thought that food should be part of my costumes,” Benjaphorn told Bored Panda in a recent interview.

Benjaphorn enlists the help of her mother and aunt to create her foodie fashion pieces, many of which are pretty ambitious in terms of detailing and construction: One bright yellow dress, for example (below), required more than 66 pounds of jackfruit to assemble!

Over time, Benjaphorn’s clever costumes have made her something of a social media celebrity in Thailand. She currently has more than 48,400 Instagram followers (and counting).

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Benjaphorn originally began designing the costumes to promote her plus-size clothing shop, which features trendy dresses, shirts, rompers, and more — none of them made out of food, by the way. But now that her culinary couture has taken off, she doesn’t plan on halting her creative side hustle anytime soon — in fact, it sounds like her gastronomic gowns will only get more and more ambitious over time.

“I would really like to recreate a Disney Princess,” Benjaphorn told Bored Panda. For her, it’ll be a piece of cake — perhaps literally.