Wednesday, April 8, 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?


kaybee said...

At the recent NJ convention I bought the Winchester Bros. t-shirt, one with Jared and Jensen's faces on it, and another with Supernatural written on the front in shadow-y writing with birds around it.
I also have one from Cafe Press- Winchester Cafe design

Trish Milburn said...

Kaybee -- a girl after my own T-shirt-loving heart. :) I like the Winchester Cafe one. I also forgot I have a red T-shirt that says, "Don't fear the Reaper. The Winchesters took care of it." :)

Natalie J. Damschroder said...

I don't have any Supernatural shirts because those kind don't tend to fit me very well. I did get my daughter the "Two Brothers One Fate" t-shirt they have at Creation Entertainment. And I did a shirt at Zazzle for Megan for her birthday with her own quote on it:

"Dean Winchester is not made of awesome.

Awesome is made of Dean Winchester."

Trish Milburn said...

Sounds like fun T-shirts, Natalie. I do hate that most of the T-shirts are those man-style ones with the unattractive collars.

MJFredrick said...

I have the demon tour shirt, one I made myself through Cafe Press, with the boys in silhouette in the doorway, one I got from Zazzle (I don't like their shirts, though I like their designs) of the boys in silhouette with the word SUPERNATURAL, one that says "WINCHESTER AND SONS, DEMON HUNTERS, EST. 1982" and another that says, "My Winchester Boys can kick your demon's ass." I asked the dh for another one for my birthday.

I also have a messenger bag with the boys in silhouette that says, "Dad wants us to pick up where he left off, saving people, hunting things. The family business."

phouse1964 said...

I have a couple of T-shirts but I will be honest - I don't wear them in public. I don't wear T-shirts in public period. That's just me. It's like wearing my PJ's to the grocery store. i can't do it. But you know me, I have all kinds of other crap I carry around! Mugs and keychains and calenders and wallpapers. Just no boys on my boobs.