Xeni Jardin at 7:03 pm Thu, Apr 5, 2012
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Writer and comics creator Brian Michael Bendis (Twitter) is in Tokyo, and tweeted a series of infringment-spotting snapshots today. The Stormtrooper/Star Wars shirt he found and photographed, above, makes me weep with desire.
That’s a…. something special.
I think we have a touchstone here, a starwars fandom schism http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schism
Soon, the 501st will not be the only cosplay stormtrooper corps, another unit will form around the sentiment expressed above.
This is basically the best thing ever.
proof that i’m either old or that not everything is for everybody. perhaps both.
Go with old.
I can only voice my best ‘ootineee!’ or perhaps a Sand Person ‘Ooahggh hurrrkkkhuuurrrkk!’ as a gesture of support for this…
I find your lack of chest texture disturbing…
That’s cause YO MAMMA LOVERS SMOOTH-CHESTED MEN
Can I have 2, in XXL? I will pay money.
I’m assuming it’s the same shop in Harajuku. I wish they’d had that size. The biggest they had was XL which is closer to an American M/L. If they’d had a size to fit me I’d have bought them out and made a killing in the US. I had to buy a XXXL in Tsukiji to fit my XL size person.
double infringement! The storm trooper is from an image of a cosplalyer posing like that in his apartment. I know because I swiped the image to make a spray paint stencil. if there is interest, I can upload a copy of my AI file, or make a PDF for upload
Holy smokies, yes please!
You had to ask after interest?!
type55.com/personal/stormtrooper.pdf.zip for the pdf of the stencil
shut up and take my money
Eh… it’s the “Lovers” that makes the shirt EXTRA special
Reminds me of Danny Choo’s tokyo trooper
Sure is a lot of infringe in here.
you should see the shop it comes from… some truly cosmic stuff.
Yo Mammas FlapJacks!
What about this great mashup
My son bought this exact shirt design when we were in Harajuku in October. He gets many comments on it when he wears it in public. I wished they’d had a size to fit me. Sadly Japan doesn’t seem to have much in the way of fashion to fit a 6’2″ man.
I’m 6′-2″. I wear small or medium.
He meant circumference.
I grabbed the original photo from the web one year to make this shirt. it was for my nephew and I never tried to sell it. And I did botch the hand a little.
Wow, I finally stopped convulsing from laughter, still wiping the tears from my eyes though.
I still don’t know where my oxygen canula went – laughed it right out of my nose!
I swear I can hear Meco’s disco “Star Wars / Cantina Theme” playing in the background.
Do you have to have a twitter account to see these? Not having any luck.
…and I agree with Mike, above – the “lovers” is an essential part of the charm.
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