Cel-shaded jeans, now for sale!

Last summer's Borderlands-style brilliant cel-shaded jeans are now available as £77 custom readymades from Etsy's Deja Neuf Heures. Read the rest

Zardoz vs ET

The latest tee from our pals at Monochrom: Zardoz is Pleased, based on an original 2015 oil painting. Read the rest

Star Wars blueprints aloha shirt

Real rayon! $50 from Thinkgeek: droids, tie-fighters, and the plans for the Death Star (naturally). Read the rest

Fun video game fashion critiques for the style-conscious


Most people don't often think about video game fashion—you mean a plaid shirt and a Zelda triforce tee, right? but Offworld contributor Gita Jackson has a delightful eye for clothing detail, like the zombie-spattered denim of Resident Evil's Claire Redfield.

In the latest installment of her unique "Wardrobe Theory" feature at Paste Magazine, Jackson waxes thoughtful about the role of denim in the post-apocalypse:

I imagine that Claire buys things to last, especially with her newfound maturity and the whole zombie apocalypse thing. Gone are the days of the denim cut offs from Forever 21—I feel like she’s probably in raw denim. Raw denim—so named because, well, it’s essentially unchanged from it’s raw form—is going to be a little pricier than what I’d normally spend on jeans, but it’s absolutely a better value.

When you can afford to, it really pays off in the long run to spend a little more on high quality clothing. If I were living in a post-apocalyptic hellscape where just going out and replacing my pair of BDGs when they get that hole in the crotch after a year wasn’t an option anymore, I’d certainly want to be in raw denim.

There've been plenty of "game-inspired" fashion lines in the past, and some weird direct brand tie-ins, but Jackson's fun fashion critiques of games are much-appreciated. It's always exciting when video game characters' style veers outside the ubiquitous nu-metal longcoat and Hot Topic catalog looks. Read the rest

When fashion is frightening

Nintendo's Style Savvy: Trendsetters is one of the scariest games I've ever played

FILFURY reimagines sneakers as animals, weapons, and anatomy


FILFURY (aka UK artist Phil Robson) takes design elements from famous shoe brands and reshapes kicks into other objects. Check out how everyday waffle soles, flyknit, leather, and laces can be transformed below. Read the rest

Genderswapped Sixth Doctor cosplay outfit

From Frockasaurus (previously), this brilliant Femme Sixth Doctor Who cosplay set, a custom made, genderswapped version of Colin Baker's outfit including a jacket, corset/waistcoat, necktie and skirt. (via Geeky Merch) Read the rest

Prizewinning frozen hair

Here's photos from the annual Takhini Hot Pools frozen hair competition, where bathers expose their hair to -20'C - -30'C Yukon air to freeze it into amazing ice-sculptures. Read the rest

Nerdy knickers

So Effing Cute's Etsy shop has fandom panties every day of the week: LOTR (My Precious, You Shall Not Pass, Speak Friend and Enter); GOT; Potter (Property of A. Dumbledore, Accio!), as well as some great sweatshirts. Read the rest

Vaping hoodie with mouthpiece in the drawstring

Vaprwear has a vaping chamber in the central pocket that feeds smoke out through the drawstring around the hood; they cost about $100 each, in a variety of styles. No word on washing instructions. Read the rest

William Gibson on fashion

William Gibson is the only science fiction writer I know of with his name on a line of exclusive couture repro military clothes from a Japanese company. Read the rest

Awesome, nerdy, bookish, fannish skirts, bags, scarves and stuff

Rooby on the Isle of Wight turns nerdy fabric prints into garments and accessories: Death Star, Walking Dead BEWARE OF ZOMBIES signs, Incredible Hulk blow-up, Rocky Horror, Heroes of Star Wars, antique book-spines, and the first chapter of Harry Potter (which, sadly, is no longer available as a dress). Read the rest

Lego slippers

They're $12.50/pair from Thinkgeek: one size, red or blue, 3X2 only, and have thick enough soles to cushion even the most violent Lego/bare-foot impact. (via Geeky Merch) Read the rest

$10,000 robot leggings

In 2009, Balenciaga rolled out "Transformer" leggings: made to order, from non-precious metals, at $100,000 per. Read the rest

Horrifying knit goods

Brooklyn's Knitrocious creates nightmarish knit goods, such as the goat balaclava and the horror clown balaclava. Read the rest

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