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Minnesota kid wins national 'Stranger Things' costume contest

Netflix partnered with Schwinn to make "Stranger Things" bikes.
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Henry Pearson (left) of Stanchfield, Minnesota, looks just like "Stranger Things" character Dustin Henderson. 

A kid from Minnesota recently won a national costume photo contest that asked participants to dress up like characters from Netflix's Stranger Things.

The winner, simply identified by his first name Henry, was announced July 13 by Schwinn. It wasn't until Thursday that the Isanti County News revealed that Henry is actually Henry Pearson, a 9 year old from Stanchfield, Minnesota – a town of 118 people located about an hour north of Minneapolis. 

The winning photo makes Henry look like doppelgänger of the show's Dustin Henderson, played by actor Gaten Matarazzo.

Henry's photo shows him dressed with the same Waupaca, Wisconsin t-shirt with a buck on it, along with a similar flannel shirt and jean jacket – and his hat and hair is a perfect match. 

Schwinn partnered with Netflix to create 500 limited edition bikes – priced at $379 – that resemble the bike ridden by Stranger Things character Mike Wheeler. "Mike's Bike" sold out on June 11, but Schwinn held the costume contest with the winner taking home the last bike in stock. 

That bike arrived on Henry's doorstep about a week after he was named the winner, according to the Isanti County News. Henry and his dad put it together and this is the final result

A Schwinn press release says the bikes arrive in a Stranger Things collectors box and comes will a 1980s-style banana seat, springer front suspension fork, high rise bars, a rear "sissy" bar, rear pegs, and a front light and bell. 

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