Female geek friendly apparel has come such a long way that it almost hurts my neck from whiplash when I see something this…bad.
The Superman version first came to my attention thanks to a tweet by fellow Fashionably Geek contributor Alan Kistler (thank you Alan!) which cut pretty much to the heart of why they were so…icky. Apparently, Wonder Woman is a thing to win and girls can only grow up to be Batman’s wife. Amazingly, someone at DC approved these designs.
It’s a bummer because there are a lot of licensed tees out there that empower women to BE the superhero instead of belonging to one.
In this day and age, it’s too bad that these these regressions still happen. However, I content myself with the knowledge that, overall, things are better than they used to be and that we’re making strides all the time.
(via The Mary Sue)
We may be used to seeing the silhouettes of Joel and the ‘Bots at the bottom of the screen while the movie plays, but now the tables have turned. This time the screen is the audience and it’s filled with all the monsters and assorted beasts that are usually subject to MST3K mocking. Who’s watching who?
Product Page ($26.59 via shirtoid)
This beautiful shirt titled “Death of a Star/Birth of a Hero” is currently up for voting over on threadless. The design is the work of artist Ciro Trezzi who has managed to tell the story of the first trilogy in one incredible design and all it needs is your votes to become a reality.
(via Boing Boing)
Here’s a t-shirt write up that comes with it’s own trivia factoid. According to ThinkGeek’s website, HBO’s Game of Thrones employs a comic book artist and writer to do their storyboarding, and the three-eyed sword raven that we’ve seen featured so prominently in the Season 4 advertising was created by comic book artist William Simpson (Batman, Judge Dredd, Hellblazer).
I didn’t know that until I saw their All Men Must Die Ladies’ Long Sleeve Tee with that same awesome raven design.
Product Page ($24.99)
Hydra not your thing? Love math? Then we’ve got the supervillain group for you! Join PiDra and get this cool Hail PiDra shirt. It’s not to be confused with PieDra, which is a pretty fantastic club in it’s own right. Eat one pie and two more will take it’s place.
Product Page ($15 via shirtoid)
Activision and Sony’s Destiny was just released last week, and I’ve already seen a lot of chatter about the sci-fi first person shooter game on social media. If you’re already hooked into the post-apocayptic world of Humans, Awoken, and Exo, Gamer Heaven has chic-looking Hunter, Warlock, and Titan hoodies as well as wallets and cool t-shirts available for pre-order.
See more of Gamer Heaven’s Destiny merchandise after the break.
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Her Universe has brought a delightful collection of Studio Ghibli tees to Hot Topic. Ashley Eckstein announced the partnership at the Her Universe Fashion Show during San Diego Comic-Con, and the first wave of t-shirts includes styles inspired by Kiki’s Delivery Service and My Neighbor Totoro. Many of the tees feature fun text, and I’m already looking forward to seeing more designs.
See the rest of the t-shirts in the line after the break.
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Take a walk through Nintendo memory lane with this beautiful “Lost & Found” t-shirt design by artist Jango Snow. It features symbols and characters from ages past that will make you feel warm and fuzzy. The little Goombas in the clouds on the left are my favorite.
Product Page ($19.95 via Shirtoid)
Looks like Hannibal is looking for his next meal. This means you should likely stay far, far away from him unless you’re looking to be tonight’s dinner. You can get this shirt for a short time at OtherTees for just $11, but fear not, when that sale is over it will be most likely be available on artist Tom Tragers page over at RedBubble.
Product Page ($11 via shirtoid)
Here we have a shirt with a Seussified version of The Merc With a Mouth, also known as Deadpool. Now he’s got his own line of kids storybooks and I fear for the sanity of our children.
Product Page ($19.95)