By Cory Doctorow at 6:59 am Sun, Aug 14, 2011
CUSTOM made to order -- Star Wars R2D2 sweater
Oh, if only he was wearing a matching cap… something like this:
EricaKnit is way ahead of you there – http://www.etsy.com/listing/63924873/star-wars-r2d2-droid-ski-toquehat-winter?ref=v1_other_1
Also, the model/boyfriend’s sanity is starting to slip in that shot. That’s always nice to see on Etsy.
how DO i aquire one of these?
$450? I’d expect the real R2-D2 for that.
This will be the only time you’ll ever hear me say “if only he were shorter and fatter.”
Just don’t ask him to plug into the main computer database
Pfft… Now Boba Fett armor and I’d have to either find the money, buy the pattern so my wife could make it.
I was searching for the right word for this when my wife walked by and said, “Unfortunate”.
Of course, she said it in Klingonese, so she really has no room to talk.
Two things: yes, $450 is reasonable. It takes ages to actually knit a sweater by hand. The stuff you buy in a store is made by a machine. Even using a knitting machine at home is time-consuming compared to mass-produced knits.
And: you have to be exactly this hot or hotter to pull it off, but he actually does. Come on. If you don’t like the sweater, just make him take it off. (All your wives who said it looked terrible were actually just trying to save your feelings. Mere mortals who wear this will look horrible.)
Personally, I am wondering about the pants, myself. And do they come in black?
Given the shape of a certain class of geeks, especially Star Wars geeks, I’m hoping they come out with a Death Star one that will accommodate our more…spherical shape.
For once a costume that would look better on a fat person!
Pff, a roll-neck? Yeah, the Chancellorship of Finis Valorum called… they want their fashion trends back.
This is not the droid sweater you are looking for.
Yeah, I actually think it looks pretty cool and it really works – and it’d work no matter what size you were, which is great – but I’d definitely do something different with the collar. And, those pants are pretty bad.
Well, this would probably actually work really, really well as a t-shirt. Unfortunately I think if Lucasfilm made a t-shirt they’d get it wrong. It needs to be subtle and softly-colored like this one, but they’d probably do it based on the garish Clone Wars animation style.
The things guys put up with for sex…
Fail. Who would know if you are not told.
$450 is a steal. She reports that it takes 60-70 hours to make. Materials are likely well over $100 dollars which leaves roughly only 6ish dollars an hour. That’s stupid cheap.
something about the sweater being too small, and then something else about the model’s impossibly veiny hands.
also, the rivets on the pants.
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