fdny helmet NYCC

The FDNY has been protecting New Yorkers for 150 years, and to commemorate their anniversary, Marvel has teamed up with New York Comic-Con to auction off ten special Marvel helmets to raise funds for the FDNY Foundation.

The helmets have been created just for NYCC and were designed by top Marvel comic book artists. They include heroes like Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow, Spider-Man, and The Hulk.

If you’ll be at NYCC, the helmets will be on display in Artist Alley from Thursday 10/8 to Sunday 10/11 and the auction starts at 6:30 p.m. EST on Saturday 10/10.

Proceeds will go to the FDNY Foundation, which provides community awareness and outreach as well as training, support, technology, and equipment for the FDNY.

Check out a Captain America-themed helmet design after the break…

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These fantastic felt hats will surely spark your whimsical side. Needless to say, they would have been the perfect accessory for Burning Man.

Etsy artisan Feltthink uses 100% wool to spontaneously design each hat, which he says are always crafted in “high spirits.” With nearly 80 unique hats his imagination seems to know no bounds. You can even work with Feltthink on your own custom design.

Check out some of the most creative designs after the break.

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Magic Cats Need Wizard Hats


From the moment we met, I knew my cat was special. For one thing, he makes every single friggin’ mouse toy I get him disappear. Seriously, where do they all go?

Magic. That must be the answer.

This regal and inflatable wizard hat looks great and it glows in the dark. “Magic cats love it!” And to prove it, there’s a wizard kitty after the break who’s totally relaxing in his hat.

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This photo of a guy rocking an tiny fedora tribly on top of a bun is being hailed as a new fashion trend. WAT.

The Capitol Hill Seattle Community Blog claims this is what’s trending for “Hill male fashion.” But there doesn’t seem to be any visual confirmation of this trend taking place in the wild. Fashion magazine Styleite reached out Capitol Hill for a comment and their spokesperson responded:

“I myself haven’t seen this in person but our community posts submitted by site readers are often out in front on trends.”

Here’s hoping that the man bun tribly is the hipster equivalent of Bigfoot.


We just discovered ZARCADE!Wear and their super-punch graphic blend of classic sci-fi, punk and comic book mashups. They offer designs on everything from dresses to swim trunks that pay homage to classics like X-Files, Hellboy, RoboCop, Batman Returns, Barbarella, Fight Club, Twin Peaks and more.

The illustrations look like they popped right out of a comic and the colors are bold. I desperately need one of everything. Check out more examples after the break.

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crochet star wars hats for pets

We’ve featured Etsy seller iheartneedlework in the past with her crochet viking helmet for cats, but now she’s back with something even more fantastic—Star Wars-inspired Darth Vader and Princess Leia crochet hats!

Or should I say Darth Pug and Princess Kitty?

Product Pages: Dark Lord / Space Princess ($25-30)

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This cozy fleece octo-hat keeps your head warm while the curly tentacles can be wrapped around your neck just like a scarf. Etsy shop TPF Faerie Wear makes each hat to order, and with over 30 different colors to choose from, your octo-hat with be totally unique.

Check out more images and color options after the break.

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I’m not sure if I’d wear this Harley Quinn Peruvian Mask Hat while I’m just running around town, but it fits most heads and isn’t super expensive, so I can totally see picking one up for fun. Plus, Halloween is coming…

See more pictures after the break.

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Wampa Beanie. I mean, what else do I need to say? You can wear a Wampa beanie that has a Wampa face and horns and walk around going “rawwwwwwwwr”.

Rawr, people. Wampa Beanie. Enough said.

Don’t believe me? Check out the picture of it ON someone after the break.

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Keep the sun at bay with these Doctor Who-themed floppy hats by Geeky U. You can choose from the TARDIS with a lovely bow tie accent at the back or an uncharacteristically cheerful Dalek version. Both are handmade and one size fits most.

See more pictures after the break.

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