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‘True Blood’ Lafayette Reynolds Cosplays – One Fine A** Mutha With Pretty New Eyelashes

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Jun 2 2022

He’s here, he’s 1ueer, and he has no problem making people clutch their pearls. It’s ALWAYS the weird stuff that’s the best- here’s the best of Lafayette Reynolds cosplays!

It’s officially June, and Pride month is here! In a world that’s fraught with plenty of international conflicts and things to worry about, Pride month is a time to celebrate. It’s a time to be loud, act flamboyant, and to embrace each and every thing that makes you unique. There are few characters in pop culture lore who are quite as unique AND flamboyant as this week’s True Blood cosplay feature – Lafayette Reynolds!

Lafayette Reynolds cosplay by Michael Vincent

True Blood was an HBO show inspired by the Southern Vampire Mysteries series by Charlaine Harris. Though the show was full of dramatic characters, none raise the bar quite so high as the disco-dancing, ganja-selling, ghost-seeing Lafayette Reynolds. The man has a savage quip for every situation, and enough charisma to keep going long after the life expectancy of the book character. Lafayette was played on-screen by Nelsan Ellis (who we miss every damn day), and his portrayal was so memorable that the show runners decided to keep him through the entire run of the show.


Capitalist, Hooka, and So Much More

Through each season of True Blood, Lafayette brings equal parts cutting lines and complete heart to every scene he steals. He’s is a gay icon that everyone lusts after – whether they want to or not. But beyond his money-grubbing and disco-dancing ways lays a heart of gold that is loyal to a fault. Lafayette would do anything for his family and those he cares about, which he proves again and again.

“I am so happy and proud to shake the hand of someone with your values. Too often we’re governed by criminals and hypocrites. Don’t you agree? But I can tell you’re a man of virtues and I applaud the effort you’re making against the poor and disenfranchised. Especially the vampires and the gays. So many things can happen to bring down a person such as yourself. You might wanna be careful.”

-Lafayette Reynolds

For this week’s cosplay feature, we’ve combed the interwebs, searching high and low for shining examples of Lafayette cosplays. They are rare and hard to find, but they absolutely bring a smile to the face and a bounce to the step. We hope you’re celebrating Pride month with a True Blood marathon, and that you enjoy these Lafayette cosplays!

Lafayette Reynolds cosplay by Michael Vincent

Lafayette Cosplay by Michael Vincent

“All right, all right. I is on my way. But you might got ta find your own ride home. Just in case I get lucky.

“Way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. That shit true as gold. You put some love in your food and folk can taste it. Smell this. You can smell the fear and nastiness comin’ off that cornbread.”

“I was always scared to let him bite me. I don’t know, Sookie. I just think that when there’s blood involved, a line been crossed. Well you go ahead on, hookah with your badass. Good for you. It ain’t possible to live unless you crossin’ somebody’s line.

“Jesus and I agreed to see other people, but that don’t mean we don’t still talk from time to time.

Lafayette Reynolds Cosplay Image by Gay Nerd Brasil

“Sam must’ve lost his damned mind because you should not be allowed to work in no situation where you actually have to interact with the people.”

Lafayette Cosplay Image by Chris Hamer

“Save room for dessert. I ain’t gonna tell ya’ll what it is, but best believe it’s gonna be flamin.


Lafayette Reynolds Cosplay by Chunky Girl Comics & Universe

“I’m a survivor first, capitalist second and a whole bunch of shit after that.

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