Mob dressed as Tyrannosaurus rex dinosaurs to storm Portland

Mandatory Credit: Photo by NARONG SANGNAK/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9294843i)
Thai people gather to wear the blowers of dinosaur T-Rex costumes and pose for photos as they take part the activity in Bangkok, Thailand, 16 December 2017, to promote the sell shop in Thailand.
Thai gather to wear T-Rex costumes in Bangkok, Thailand - 16 Dec 2017
A T-rex gathering in Thailand last month. –Narong Sangnak / EPA-EFE / REX / Shutterstock

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A horde of people dressed in inflatable Tyrannosaurus rex dinosaur costumes are set to descend on Portland’s Monument Square.

A Facebook event set up by Alison Cyr and Valerie Sanborn calls for more than 100 people in T. rex costumes to arrive Saturday around 3 p.m. to dance around. Sanborn tells WGME-TV the idea for the event started when Sanborn bought her own costume for $50 online.

Cyr says she bought one for her brother, and later held a mock photo shoot at Portland City Hall featuring two people in T. rex costumes eloping.

The costumes can be purchased online for around $50.

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Information from: WGME-TV, http://www.wgme.com

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