Adele made her kid a Rust costume for Halloween, though 'can't say he really loved it'

The singer Adele accepting a Grammy award.
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Grammy-winning British singer-songwriter Adele is currently in the middle of a multi-year Las Vegas residency at Caesars Palace. "Weekends with Adele" runs until 2024, and the idea came about after the artist found herself fed-up with the touring life but still wishing to perform in more intimate settings where she can talk to the audience a whole bunch. Which is why she's now in PC Gamer, because it turns out her son's a Rust nut.

Adele's son Angelo was born in 2012, and during a recent show she talked about their Halloween arrangements, beginning with "do we have any gamers here tonight?" There are more than a few whoops from the crowd, which the artist finds very funny, before pointing out one guy who's "definitely a fucking gamer" and getting something off her mind about the holiday.


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"Have you heard of a game called Rust?" Adele asks the audience to affirmative cheers. "Oh my god you have? So my son is into Rust [...] anyway so he wanted to go as a Rust character trick-or-treating. Now that game hasn’t been franchised, you can’t even buy party decorations from Rust, so I had to make a fucking outfit from scratch."

Perhaps the most amusing thing about this is the Tottenham-born singer's strong London accent, so the swears come across as "fahking gamer" and "fahking outfit." Incidentally, Rust has done a few tie-ins for gaming chairs and figures, though not the kind of stuff Adele's lad was after.

"Luckily I’m a wizard on Amazon, I can find anything," continues Adele. "So I made this very, very homemade outfit, a Rust outfit for Halloween. I can’t say that he really loved it. It felt very homemade, then I got stressed and he got stressed and we had a bit of an argument that I felt bad about but then we went trick-or-treating… so that was my Monday and Tuesday."

Having assembled various costumes for my kids over the years I can confirm: the little sods are never as grateful as they should be. I suppose the weirder thing with Rust is that you could pretty much wear a vest and pants and call it a Rust costume, though I bet this kid wanted the full-on helmet and rifle combo. The young man best learn to show some appreciation for mother's DIY skills anyway, before he ends up the topic of a banging tune about ingratitude.

Rich Stanton

Rich is a games journalist with 15 years' experience, beginning his career on Edge magazine before working for a wide range of outlets, including Ars Technica, Eurogamer, GamesRadar+, Gamespot, the Guardian, IGN, the New Statesman, Polygon, and Vice. He was the editor of Kotaku UK, the UK arm of Kotaku, for three years before joining PC Gamer. He is the author of a Brief History of Video Games, a full history of the medium, which the Midwest Book Review described as "[a] must-read for serious minded game historians and curious video game connoisseurs alike."