The storylines in Star Wars may have happened a long, long time ago, but the epic battle between the imperialistic Empire and the idealistic Rebellion is still garnering new fans to this day.
It's surprising how enduring the Star Wars legacy has proven to be, but it's not surprising that many Star Wars fans enjoy dressing up like their favorite characters once in a while. Sometimes they go for serious or totally accurate, but when they go for silly things get really interesting!
1. Casual Chewbacca, R2-D2 and C-3PO-
The finest in home crafted cosplay- comfortable and easy to wear all day on the Con floor, yet detailed enough so people can tell who the heck you're pretending to be. R2 Unit upgrade = human legs.
2. Gender Swapped Slave Leia with balloon sculpture Jabba-
This guy is proving he's a slave to fashion with his mighty revealing Slave Leia costume, and that awesome Jabba the Hutt balloon sculpture by his side shows he's not afraid to clown around a bit on the Con floor.
Daisy was tired of living in Donald's shadow, and she was sick of being seen as nothing but a goody two shoes, so she bought herself a new dress and adopted a sassy new attitude. She changed her last name from Duck to Monroe, added a beauty mark on her bill and tried to channel that Marilyn charm, but she couldn't speak without spraying so her movie auditions were a disaster!
Add some classic animation charm to your geeky wardrobe with this Daisy Monroe t-shirt by Emilie Boisvert, it's the darling way to show your love of cartoon ducks and Hollywood divas!
If you're looking for a beer that will look right back at you while you drink, a foamy brew that sucks the soul right out of your body, then you'll love Mordor Dark Ale. Brewed in small batches using only the finest hops grown at the base of Mount Doom and infused with the essence of pure evil, Mordor Dark will fill you up without fattening you up like those Dwarven stouts, and getting drunk on Mordor Dark is a truly terrifying experience! Mordor Dark Ale- for those who walk on the wicked side of life!
Bring some fresh brewed flavor to your geeky wardrobe with this Mordor Dark Ale t-shirt by Cory Freeman Design, but don't be surprised if people offer to buy you a drink for wearing such a great shirt!
Manufacturers of pet products are well aware that we're obsessed with our furry family members, and they're constantly creating new products which are invented in an effort to please our pets.
Meanwhile, cats would rather sleep in a cardboard box than a pet bed, dogs would rather chew on any old dead thing they find in the backyard than that expensive chew toy, and most pets could care less if they leave the house properly dressed.
Even though many pet products are frivolous and serve no real purpose they're really fun to check out (purely in the name of research, of course) so here are ten pet products that make pet ownership a real hoot!
Tired of staring at the same old boring white toilet while you make water? Replace it with this Fish N Flush Toilet Tank Aquarium and potty time will become an oceanic adventure!
Your fishy friends will be glad they're not the ones being flushed, and you'll have yet another place to put an aquarium, bringing you one step closer to becoming a real life fish whisperer like your hero, Aquaman!
If you're certain that your pets have been talking trash about you behind your back then you need to strap one of these handy dandy pet translation devices to their neck and bring their slander to the light.
The device comes in Doginese (BowLingual) and Meownish (MeowLingual) versions, and it's made in Japan by toymakers Takara Tomy, so you know it works right every time. Just look at how purr-fectly satisfied this cat is with the MeowLingual's amazing meow translation abilities!
They were always meeting in the strangest places, and their unconventional love affair was something neither one of them ever expected to last. And yet here they were decades later, doing the same thing on a different rooftop, their division in beliefs growing smaller by the day. Their meetings were no longer left up to chance, and the whole thing had become a game of cat and bat that could only end badly. They were afraid of expressing their feelings, afraid to lose the joy their rendezvous brought into their dark lives, but in the end they knew love would tear them apart again...
Share your love of timeless superheroic romances and timeless tracks with this Love Vigilantes t-shirt by Butcher Billy, it's one mighty cool tee!
Steve Buscemi is an incredibly talented actor with the dreamiest eyes in the biz, so it's a shame that producers passed on casting him as Christian Grey in the movie adaptation of Fifty Shades Of Grey.
But, just like the character Mr. Pink he played in Reservoir Dogs, you can't keep Buscemi down for long, and when you tell Steve he can't let his sexy shine on the screen he sets his smolder to supernova. (Contains NSFW language)
For some motivational posters need soft, fuzzy messages accompanied by images of soft, fuzzy critters, or a slice of life photo accompanied by a quote by a rich and/or dead famous person. These are not the posters those fuzzy loving folks are looking for, even though many of them feature fuzzy critters.
These are motivational posters for people with a bleak view of the world, featuring nuggets of stark wisdom drawn from Werner Herzog's mind and critter pics drawn from some stock photo site.
The Werner Herzog Inspirationals Tumblr contains all the motivational posters a cinematic life could ever need, and they'd look great in a school counselor's office, psychiatric chambers or an AV Club's storage closet.
Izu the lion could've had a successful career in public speaking, but thanks to conservation efforts and the caring people behind the San Diego Zoo Global he doesn't have to work for a living.
Despite his life of leisure Izu still has a lot of feline concerns flitting around inside his massive head, and as you can see in this video shot at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park he has no problem speaking his mind!
Cartoon criminals met their match when groups of teenagers joined by talking dogs, ghosts or anthropomorphic vehicles started looking for clues and solving crimes in 1969.
These meddling kids changed the face of Saturday Morning Cartoons, bringing a bit of mystery and supernatural imagination to an otherwise slapstick world, and kids ate up the meddling kids formula like a great big bowl of Ghost Goulash.
The group's dynamic formula was pretty simple- a Fox and a Stud were joined by a Doofus and the Nyah Nyah to hilarious effect. These crime solving groups were perfectly balanced, visually appealing and teenagers could actually relate to the characters in the group, which meant these shows appealed to a wider audience.
Let's take a look back at ten groups of meddling kids from cartoons past, celebrating their differences while smirking at their sameness.
Scooby-Doo and the gang are the ones who started it all, the first pack of teen detectives to take on the tough cases no standard investigators would touch, and their crime solving abilities helped give birth to the classic line "And I would have gotten away with it too, if it weren't for you meddling kids!"
The teenage crime solving game took a turn for the strange in The Funky Phantom, because these intrepid teens were accompanied by two real life ghosts- Revolutionary War era coward Jonathan Wellington "Mudsy" Muddlemore and his snickering cat, Boo.
Despite the fact that a ghost is part of the main cast the supernatural baddies still turned out to be nothing but criminals in disguise, how's that for funky?!
Jabberjaw took the teen crime solving formula deep underwater, and far into the future.
It's the year 2076 and Jabberjaw, a fifteen-foot-tall shark named Jabberjaw (who's seems to be the reincarnation of Curly from the Three Stooges) helps teenage songsters The Neptunes solve crimes and defeat any evil villains who threaten the undersea world.
It's more sci-fi than horror, and most of the villains look like they should be hanging out with Ming the Merciless, and as usual teenagers totally rule and the old bad guys look like fools.
Video games have come a long way from the days of 8-bit graphics, and it's safe to say that the video game industry has become a well established part of the pop culture world.
Wanna add some much needed game to your geeky wardrobe? Check out these 30 video game themed t-shirts from the geekiest store of all- the NeatoShop! (And read all the way to the bottom for your chance to win a free tee from the NeatoShop!)
It seems like we were introduced to two button console controllers a lifetime ago
Reality shows are depressing enough to watch as it is, but they become way more depressing when you learn a bit of the cast's backstory, or if you look into what happened to those “stars” after their show was cancelled.
TV networks love to run those reunion specials and get the reality crews back together, but what about those after stories the networks don’t want you to know about?
Remember when a little lady named Tila Tequila had her own gimmicky dating show on MTV?
I don’t blame you for wanting to forget, but Tila isn’t done grossing out the world with her tackiness just yet, and she came back into the spotlight for a second when she wrote a blog post called "Why I Sympathize With Hitler". The old sympathize with Hitler tactic, eh Tila? And I bet you thought she couldn't go any lower than her dating show!
From a visual standpoint the NES Power Glove will always represent the technological shift that took place in the 1980s, but from a gamer’s perspective the thing was a piece of junk.
It only worked for a handful of games, it most certainly wasn’t one size fit all, and by the time the SNES rolled around gamers had forgotten all about that gimmicky glove gathering dust in the back of their closet.
Many Power Gloves were sold thanks to a movie called The Wizard, starring Fred Savage, but you know who’s a real wizard? Animator Dillon Markey, the guy who figured out how to transform that cheesy Power Glove into an awesome tool for the creation of stop motion animation.
Dillon's upgraded Power Glove allows him to control animation software via Bluetooth connection, so he can do things like shoot still frames and play back shots all while moving freely about the studio. Now that's how you animate with Power!
The documentary Playing With Power by Ava Benjamin showcases Dillon's ingenious upgrade for the Power Glove, and the numerous ways it aids him in creating stop motion scenes for the Adult Swim show Robot Chicken.
Comic book fans express their love of the medium in many different ways, but these expressions are generally quite simple, like a bit of cosplay or a tattoo of their favorite character(s). One guy went a bit further and subjected his face to over a dozen surgeries to look more like Superman, but he looks like the Clark Kent of comic book fandom compared to this guy:
Her name was Rio and she danced across the land, but then she was bitten by something furry in the woods and soon found herself transforming into so much more than a mere dancer. She grew a fine coat of fur all over her body, and her teeth grew long and sharp, as did her appetite for warm flesh. Those who fall under her spell had better keep her hunger sated, because if this gal gets snacky folks are gonna start turning into finger foods!
Bring some delicious New Wave flavor to your geeky wardrobe with this Parody Of 80s Hungry Like The t-shirt by Mudge, it's the tasty way to show your love of the greatest decade of all- the 1980s!
Every February kids look forward to sharing a bit of their individual personalities with their classmates in the form of a Valentine's Day card, which they usually have to give to every kid in their class. This causes most parents to go looking for Valentines that are easy to put together and cheap, resulting in a totally throwaway experience.
These simply awesome ideas will allow you to up your Valentine's Day game without breaking the bank, and you won't just be making Valentines with your children- you'll be making memories that'll last a lifetime!
Patrick Stewart is no ordinary actor- he’s a captain, a superhero, a man of mystery and a guy who has embraced social media in the most hilarious way possible.
Sir Stewart proves the fun doesn't have to end after fifty, and he's such a skilled actor that every role he plays comes to life right before your eyes, including stupid funny bit roles in comedy sketches.
Jimmy Kimmel Live! asked Sir Patrick to use his uncanny acting skills to bring Expedia's list of the most annoying types of airline passengers to life, and boy did he deliver!
His performances are imbued with so much dramatic brio that you'll really believe you're watching Chatty Charlie, the Stinky Snacker or the nefarious Seat Kicker annoy his fellow passengers.
Aw, who are we kidding? He's too darn charming to annoy anyone, which means these are the toughest roles he's ever had to play in his actorly life.
The life of beloved actor Randy Quaid has taken a sad turn over the last few years, and now he’s making a different kind of comeback- by posting a video rant online that slams Rupert Murdoch.
Randy and his wife Evi's battle against a group they call the Star Whackers began a long time ago, but their more recent battles with the law began when they tried to skip out on a $10,000 bill at the San Ysidro Ranch Hotel, and that's when things became even more bizarre, and more public.
It's hard to imagine how the duo foresee the whole situation playing out, but the tale of the mad movie star and his socialite sweetie running from the Illuminati and the law is bound to end with a book deal and movie rights, eh?
It was a day that would live on in poultry infamy- the day hundreds of chickens gave up their tender wings for the sake of one epic eating contest starring a man named Pat Bertoletti and a competitive cheater named Mick Foley.
Mick is a professional wrestler so he knows the value of showmanship, but his underhanded fanny pack stuffing tactic got him ejected from the game, while Pat went on to eat an (g)utterly amazing 444 wings and win Wing Bowl 23.
It was a day that Pat won’t soon forget, a day that proved he has what it takes to eat way too much food in one sitting, and the start of a new foodie feud with last year's wing champ Molly Schuyler.
In real life it doesn't make sense for a fighter to risk their career by beating up on an old car and possibly breaking their hands and feet, but the premise does make for really fun to watch auto destruction videos.
These real world tough guys don’t believe in car insurance, and their smashing videos demonstrate how hard it is to actually take a car apart with your bare hands. If they survive the bonus round they can look forward to enough bonus points medical bills to last a lifetime!
It seems every little thing under the sun has a name, even if we’re not always aware of it. From the wire thing that holds the champagne cork in place (agraffe) to the web between your thumb and forefinger (purlicue)- they all have a name you don’t really need to know in order to understand the use.
This classic article from mental_floss features the true title given to a group of rattlesnakes (rhumba) and the name of that little plastic table that helps keep the pizza box lid from sagging (box tent), plus ten more fun words to add to your mental collection.
Most parents appreciate the artwork created by their children, no matter how bizarre or indecipherable it may look, but that appreciation usually goes no further than putting their works of art on the fridge for all to see.
Those typical displays of parental pride simply weren’t enough for proud papa Keith Anderson, so he has been getting a tattoo of his son’s doodles applied to his right arm every year for the last seven years.
Photographer Chance Faulkner sat down with father and son to shoot some intimate portraits that show how Keith's inked arm serves as a truly personal way to express his parental pride, and to capture this tender moment:
That's Keith's son applying the latest doodle tattoo to his father's arm and loving every minute of it. It looks like this endearing project may lead to a career in tattoo art for the budding artist, which is quite possibly the coolest way to become a tattoo artist ever!
Being a dinosaur shaped transforming robot wasn't all it was cracked up to be, and when you're forced to follow orders and ignore your rambunctious dinosaur sense of Raaawr! things can get mighty boring. Grim was tired of the same old good guy routine, and he was looking for a new way to get his kicks, so he stole a matter expander and made himself huge! Soon he was stomping around the city, kicking buildings over and generally acting like a real 'Zilla, which greatly displeased all transformers good and bad...
Transform your geeky wardrobe from meh to mighty cool with this Grimzilla t-shirt by Brinkerhoff, it's the epic way to show your love of bots shaped like dinos and mega mecha kaiju destruction!
He originally started calling himself Star Lord just for kicks, but when he actually managed to save the galaxy with a little help from a few friends the name totally stuck. Soon people were selling all sorts of merch with his name and picture on it, but he wanted to create something that was totally him, something he would wear that would properly express his unique sense of style. With a little help from the ever artistic Groot he was able to create a suitably splattery, totally stylish and really rockin' design that seemed to capture the essence of the super cool hero known as Star Lord!
Bring some awesomeness to your geeky wardrobe with this Born To Rock t-shirt by Warbucks Design, and guard your closet against the forces of bad fashion!
It took the minions about a week to watch every episode ever made of that show about an alien Doctor who traverses space and time in a blue police box, and when that week was over they found themselves obsessed with playing Doctor. Thirteen of them formed a group they called the Lords of Time, with each one sporting their own unique outfit and wielding a unique screwdriver that made some rather screwy sounds. Gru was happy that those little pill shaped pests were finally playing a game he could get behind, but when they encased the family dog in steel and started calling him K9 they'd taken the game too far...
Bring a little bit of imagination to your geeky wardrobe with this Minion Who t-shirt by Chip Skelton, and share your love of minions playing Doctor with the world!
Don didn't start out wanting to be the biggest crime boss in New York, but when the Foot clan started buying up all the pizza shops in town Don knew he had to take action. He teamed up with a group of teamsters who controlled the pizza delivery game, and soon Don was buying his way into a pizza pie franchise and recruiting new pizza slingers to wage war against footy pizza. Those who chose to side with a mutant turtle rather than those stinking Foot clan fools started calling Donatello the Don, and he was quickly becoming one of the most popular pizza chiefs in town!
Bring some criminally good style to your geeky wardrobe with this The DON-Atello t-shirt by Scott Neilson, and show the world the other side of mutant ninja life.
Donald was tired of playing second fiddle to Mickey, and he wanted to see his face on merchandise and in advertisements far more than it already was, so he set his sights on removing Ronald from the picture. He sent Ron a text asking him to meet up at the old burger factory around midnight, and to his amazement Ronald agreed. Donald arrived an hour early to set his trap, and when Ronald foolishly wandered in through the back door of the burger factory his fate was sealed. Before he could call out for a helping Grimace hand Donald had pushed him into the massive meat grinder, quacking with delight as he flipped the switch...
Bring some animated flavor to your geeky wardrobe with this RONALD MCDONALD DUCK t-shirt by BeastPop, it's so deliciously twisted that wearing it will make people want to eat you all up!
It totally makes sense that the ones they call Grumpy and Little Bub decided to start their own online university, because they were constantly being praised and worshipped by humans online. Humans hung on their every word, memorizing and repeating all those bits of feline wisdom they shared with the virtual world, so they figured founding a college would be the best way to increase their influence. Soon people were signing up for classes on snubbing dry food, how to hide furballs and curtain climbing, and slowly but surely all the human students began to lose sight of their humanity, and their meow-ster plan was a smashing success!
Show the world you're a student at the most purr-fect college on the planet with this World Domination University t-shirt by Fishbiscuit, and declare your allegiance to our feline overlords.
You say po-ta-to and I say pug-ta-to, you say to-ma-to and I say pug-ma-to, but that's probably just because I'm living that pug life yo! Pugs keep running through my mind, playing and drooling and looking all cute in a smashed face kinda way, and everywhere I go I see something that reminds me of a little pug, including those brown and wrinkly potatos! It's too late for me but do yourself a favor- don't give your mind over to the pug life, or you'll never escape the cuteness!
Are you a pug-aholic? Think they're the tastiest breed around? Then you really need this Pugtato t-shirt by Sophie Corrigan, it's the cutest way to show you're living the pug life!
Stormtroopers may seem like the most stoic bunch in the universe, but that's just because they rarely remove their helmets. Truth is, they're quite an emotional bunch, and those who had friends on that death star were so distraught that they wanted a bold way to show their love for all the TKs who lost their lives when the rebel scum launched their terrorist attack. They created a SithStarter for a new t-shirt design that would properly convey how they feel about the troopers life and honor the fallen, and they were able to raise enough funds to create this awesome design! Show your support for those Imperial forces that keep your planet rebel free, wear your love of TK troopers on your chest!
Love those TK clone troopers? Show the world with this I LOVE TK t-shirt by ALIENBIKER23, it's a stylish way to honor those TKs who have lost their lives fighting those wars in the stars...