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Ex-MCR drummer auctioning off ’Black Parade’-era costume

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Former My Chemical Romance drummer Bob Bryar is auctioning off his original Black Parade costume.

“Does anyone want this?” Bryar writes of the outfit. “I have no clue how much it’s worth. It’s my OG Black Parade costume. It was used in the photos, videos, DVDs.”

Bryar notes that the costume is currently “sitting in a box doing nothing” and might come with a few hairs from his dog Fred, who he let wear it “for a minute.”

“The Fred hairs are free,” Bryar says.

To answer Bryar’s first question, it seems that quite a few people would indeed want an original MCR Black Parade costume. As of Monday at 1 p.m. ET, the current bid is $12,000.

Should you want to say so long and good night to that kind of money, you can place a bid now through this Saturday, October 29 via eBay.com. Proceeds will be donated to efforts in Florida and South Carolina helping abandoned and sheltered pets affected by Hurricane Ian.

Bryar, who drummed in MCR between 2004 and 2010, previously auctioned off the kit he played during My Chem’s 2005 MTV VMA performance. At the time, Bryar shared that he was “permanently closing the book on my drumming days.”

My Chemical Romance’s current drummer is Jarrod Alexander, who played in the band from 2011 to their 2013 breakup, and since they’ve reunited at the end of 2019. The band’s current U.S. tour, which was postponed from 2020 to this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will conclude this Saturday with the final day of the When We Were Young festival.

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