You say you’re a fan — it’s time to act like it. Add a geeky touch to your summer dress code before the chill of autumn rolls through with these colorful accessories and apparel.
Lounge by the pool with inflatable Mickey ears, tap into the tie-dye trend with a touch of Star Wars style, or go nostalgic with Ace Ventura or Care Bears fashion. No matter what your fandom of choice is, wear your heart on your sleeve with some of our best nerdy picks below.
Dole Whip It Up: You may not be going to Blizzard Beach or Typhoon Lagoon anytime soon, but you can still have a Disney summer with this Mickey Mouse Pool Float Ear Headband from Disney Consumer Products. Whether you plan on sporting it on Main Street in Magic Kingdom or at a pool party of one in your own backyard, at least you’ll look the part of a Mouseketeer. Get it here for $29.99.
Care Bear Stare: Let’s be real: Bedtime Bear is one of the more relatable Care Bears (along with Grumpy Bear, obviously). When you’re not spending your summer catching up on sleep with glorious naps, stash your stuff in this playful Sweet Dreams Bag, part of Irregular Choice’s Care Bears collection. The candy-colored masterpiece features heart-shaped gems, metallic details, and can be worn as a backpack or a crossbody bag. Get it here for $215.
All-Righty, Then: Don’t be a lew-who, za-her. Look your summery best with RSVLTS’ Ace Ventura Short Sleeve Shirt collection. The patterned shirts look like tropical, Hawaiian-style designs from afar, but when you take a closer look, you’ll find clever Ace Ventura-inspired details, including Jim Carrey in a tutu, Ray Finkle’s football jersey, and dolphins galore. Find it here for $65 per shirt.
Somewhere Over the Rainbow: Never have we felt so seen by Batman as in issue No. 241 of Detective Comics, in which the caped crusader says: “I must, Robin – I must wear a different-colored Batman costume each night!” You, too, can distract your villains with the Entertainment Earth-exclusive Batman Rainbow Logo Mini-Backpack from Loungefly, featuring a colorful display of bat symbol logos inspired by “The Rainbow Batman” cover of the comic. Check it out here for $59.99.
The Force Is Strong with These Outfits: Change out of those crusty pajamas and dress for the occasion when you’re binge-watching your favorite Star Wars flicks. Pay your respects with new additions to Cakeworthy’s Star Wars line, including a Darth Vader and Stormtrooper printed T-shirt; an ‘80s-inspired, two-piece set; a Dark Side denim jacket; a black-and-white, tie-dye dress; and more. Click here to shop the collection for $29.95-79.95.
Up, Up, and Away: In honor of Pixar’s 25th anniversary, Stance is keeping toes toasty with stripped-down designs of Pixar classics to showcase the art behind the animation process. The Pixar box set includes two exclusive pins and six pairs of socks, featuring Up, Toy Story, Finding Nemo, WALL-E, Monster’s Inc., and the Pixar logo. Get it here for $200 for the box set or $19.99 per pair.
Mewtwo Excavations: Electrify your wardrobe with new Pokémon apparel from Uniqlo and artist Daniel Arsham. The line features designs based on Arsham’s “Relics of Kanto Through Time” project, in which he imagines Pokémon characters unearthed a thousand years into the future as part of a fictional archaeology concept. We’d rather excavate Cinnabar Island than King Tut’s tomb any day. Find it here — on sale for $5.90-7.90 per shirt!
Earth’s Mightiest Shoes: Classic Toms footwear gets a Marvelous makeover with custom comic book prints that’ll have the baddies eating your dust. Take your favorite superheroes with you every step of the way, including Iron Man, Captain America, Spider-Man, Thor, and the Hulk. Check out the collection here for $39.97-79.95.
This article was originally published in Issue No. 7 of the Pop Insider. Click here to read the full issue!