Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Wearing Your Fandom

I wear my Supernatural fandom on my sleeve. Okay, so it's more on the torso. When I find a show I like, I tend to obsess about it, and that obsession usually leads to the purchase of T-shirts related to the show. I have ones that celebrate Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Twilight, Battlestar Galactica and, of course, Supernatural! Let's just say that the T-shirt vendors at Dragon*Con like to see me and my credit card walking toward them.

Wearing these badges of fandom is a great way to find kindred spirits. They're great conversation starters, and they're memorable. Tanya and I had to laugh at Dragon*Con last fall when we went to a fan panel about Supernatural and met two ladies who were wearing simple black T-shirts -- one said "Bitch" and the other said "Jerk." Only Supernatural fans would get the reference, but when you are a fan it's hysterical.

To prove my devotion, I'm even willing to put up a photo of me -- gasp! -- sans makeup and with I-didn't-leave-the-house-today hair. Here's my Winchester Demon Tour shirt.

And here's the genius of the shirt on the back. It looks like a concert shirt, but instead of concert dates and cities, it has the bad dudes and towns where they're located listed.

Here's the one that says "Winchester Bros: Hunting Evil Since 1983"

And finally, a silhouette of of the boys and the words "Wow! I'd say we've finally crossed over into weird."

If you can't get to a fan con, you need go no farther than your computer to add to your fanwear. One great option is...

CafePress -- My personal favorites here are:

"Dude. You Fugly."

"Hope your apple pie is freakin' worth it."

"I lost my shoe." -- Sam Winchester

"It's okay. I'm a teddy bear doctor."

"a proud walking encyclopedia of weirdness"

"Driver picks the music. Shotgun shuts his cakehole."

"Is it Thursday yet?"

"Vampires. It gets funnier every time I say it."

Scrolling through the offerings is sure to induce laughter, which is half the fun of shopping there.

So, do any of you have any fun Supernatural shirts of other attire?