The 2010 Found Item Clothing Movie Costume Guide

Every year our favorite movie themed T-Shirt site puts together the ultimate movie costume guide. As may know, Found Item Clothing meticulously recreates T-Shirts seen in some of the most iconic movies from the 80s and 90s. Many, if not most, of these tees would otherwise not be found for sale anywhere else.

It’s been tradition at Found Item Clothing to put together a custome guide for prospective buyers to help put together the perfect halloween costume. They tell you exactly what you need to make each costume complete. For instance, you can be Cameron Frye from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off by picking up the Caduceus T-Shirt, along with a pair of black suspenders, khakis, and slip on loafers. They even tell you where you can buy the non-shirt stuff!

“We’ve added 7 new costumes this year, bringing the total to 28, of which 4 are specifically for the ladies and 1 (The Hanson Brothers from Slap Shot), also new this year, is for groups of 3. Every entry features a head-to-toe checklist – which can be printed at home for easy reference – of the required elements, with links and further instructions when appropriate.”

Some of my other favorites from the costume guide include Cadet Mahoney from Police Academy and The Dude from TheBig Lebowski. The FIC halloween costume guide features a bunch of fun, movie related costumes that you can put together on the cheap, and you can check them all out here.

Note: Domestic orders placed by 11:59 (Pacific Standard Time) on Monday, October 25th are guaranteed to arrive on or before the 30th.

80’s Filmography

The Chop Shop never fails when designing amazingly iconic T-Shirts! This time, they tackle the 80’s, a decade that was filled with a handful of pop culture icons. With the help of graphic designer Timo Meyer, the Chop Shop takes 22 films and converts them into Foursquare like badges that form an 8. Awesome. Now the only question is, can you figure out the names of all 22 films?

80’s Filmography is available now from the Chop Shop for $20 but you can save 15% by using the coupon code “cotygun” at checkout!

Chop Shop - 80's Filmography

A new approach to the Chop Shop iconic tee. 22 classic 80’s films reduced to symbols and arranged into the form of an eight. A Chop Shop concept designed and executed by Timo Meyer.

Comic-Con 2010 Costume Spotting (Day 4)

Comic-Con 2010 has officially come to an end. And although I am sad, I am very excited for whats to come in terms of geekery for 2010 and beyond. Enjoy the last set of cosplay from the final day of Comic Con 2010!

Comic-Con 2010 Costume Spotting

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1. Zangief from Street Fighter, photo by Super* Junk. Zangief looks just a tad bit chubby here. Visit Super-Junk.

Zangief

2. Pikachu, photo by Arnold Tijerina. Imagine for a bit how it would be to walk around for a day in this Pikachu costume. Visit Arnold Tijerina’s Flickr Photostream.

Pikachu

3. Three Flashes, photo by UnderTheRadarMag. What would it be like if these three Flashes flashed you? Not a pretty sight, I would imagine. Visit UnderTheRadarMag’s Flickr Photostream.

Three Flashes

4. Shrek, photo by uncle_shoggoth. Cute couple. Visit uncle_shoggoth’s Flickr Photostream.

Shrek

5. Rorschach, photo by uncle_shoggoth. He brought his journal. Count me impressed. Visit uncle_shoggoth’s Flickr Photostream.

Rorschach
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Comic-Con 2010 Costume Spotting (Day 1)

Comic-Con 2010 is being held from July 22-25 this year and as with any comic book convention, there are some amazingly wacky costumes to be seen! I’ll be tracking the best costume spottings from Comic-Con 2010 because I always get a kick at seeing what people decide to dress up as. My favorite from the first days batch has got to be very well done Tron costume!

Comic-Con 2010 Costume Spotting

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1. Tron, photo by Mike Rollerson. This Tron inspired costume has got to be the hottest costume spotted yet at Comic-Con 2010. Or else the photo just made it look that much more awesome! Visit MikeRollerson.com.

Tron

2. Green Girls, photo by Mike Rollerson. These female Green Hornets look like they are up to no good. Visit MikeRollerson.com.

Riddler Girls

3. Ms. Captain America, photo by Port of San Diego. Even the wife of a national hero needs some rest and relaxation! Visit Port of San Diego.

Ms. Captain America

4. Link, photo by Mark H. Anbinder (mhaithaca). Here’s one video gamer representing at Comic-Con 2010. Visit 14850 Online.

Zelda

5. Ms. Iron Man, photo by Official Star Wars Blog. High marks on the costume even though the pose is a little weak. Come on Ms. Iron Man, put some spunk into that superhero pose of yours! Visit Star Wars.

Iron Man

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Comic-Con Friendly tees All Week at RIPT Apparel

WARNING: expect to see a LOT of comic related geekery for the rest of the week in celebration of Comic-Con 2010!

To help kick things off are our friends at RIPT Apparel. Throughout Comic-Con weekend (which starts tomorrow and runs until Sunday), they will be having one limited edition comic/science-fiction themed graphic tee on sale for just $9 a piece. Each of the limited edition shirts will be on sale for one day only! Normally, RIPT tees are priced at $10 but be sure to use the coupon code “ILOVERIPT” at checkout for an additional $1 off.

See below for a peek of their Comic-Con offerings!

RIPT Apparel

Thursday (July 22, 2010): Super Manatee. No comic convention would be complete without someone sporting the blue tights, red undies and cape! Be different and be bold. Pick up this Superman/Manatee mashup tee!

Super Manatee

Friday (July 23, 2010): There’s No Place Like Space. The Wizard of Oz meets Star Wars. Yes, that happened.

There's No Place Like Space

Saturday (July 24, 2010): Batkid. This Batkid looks like like he’s ready to tag something. Thug much?

Batkid

Sunday (July 25, 2010): Cat-A-Tar. I really enjoyed Avatar, but in all seriousness, if the Avatars looks a bit like the Cat-a-tars below, I might have loved the movie that much more. Maybe. Now I’m thirsty for some milk!

A-Cat-Ar

Rocky’s Villains

First off, you should know that I am huge Rocky fan. My dad loves boxing, so growing up in the 80’s it was inevitable that I would watch the Rocky saga whenever humanly possibly. In fact, to this day, if Rocky is in marathon mode on either TNT or TBS, we watch it despite the fact that we own all of the movies on DVD.

And so it should be no surprise that I am quite fond of the latest Found Item Clothing original. It’s called Rocky’s Villains and is in the style of the popular Experimental Jetset tees. If this was any other tee, I’d probably hate the multi-colored typograhy. However, there is a reason to the colorful type madness and I can definitely appreciate it. If you’re confused then please refer to the photos below for reference.

Rocky’s Villains is printed on a white American Apparel T-Shirt and is now available from Found Item Clothing for $21.95.

Rocky's Villains

Apollo Creed and Rocky

Thunderlips and Rocky

Clubber Lang

Ivan Drago

Something Strange, In Your Beverage…

It has been two weeks in a row now that Threadless has released a movie parody tee. Last week they poked fun at the Avatar phenomenon by infusing a little Smurf action into the design. This week they featured one of the most beloved geek movies of the 80’s, Ghostbusters!

Something Strange, In Your Beverage… by David Staffell features the nemesis from the original 1984 Ghostbusters film, Stay Puft. Speaking of Stay Puft, did you know that Dan Aykroyd actually came up with the concept for this character?

Dan Aykroyd conceived of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man for his initial script for Ghostbusters the movie. He created the character to show that if “You created this white monster to sell your products, and it seems harmless and puff and cute — but given the right circumstances, everything can be turned back and become evil.”

Something Strange, In Your Beverage... by David Staffell

Something Strange, In Your Beverage... by David Staffell

Cooler

I’ve got a friend that loves to wear those flip-down clip-on sunglass attachments. Seriously, he freaking loves them for some odd reason. It’s probably because he’s stuck wearing eyeglasses and refuses to convert to contacts. Understandable, but still…

And so when Glennz Tees released The Cooler, I instantly thought of him.

And since those are 3D glasses, I thought I’d mention that I saw The Last Airbender in 3D, at the 12:01 opening show no less. I had never seen the cartoon but all of the friends that I went with were avid fans of the popular Nickelodeon show. They all thought that it sucked – really bad. They were all hihgly disappointed. I thought it was OK, a good popcorn flick. I guess going in blind to the show I didn’t have much expectations and the hype was minimal for me. I’m glad.

Cooler is printed on a Slate American Apparel blank and is available now from Glennz Tees for $19.99.

Cooler by Glennz Tees

Cooler Glennz Tees

I Am Iron Man

No I’m not, but you can sort of be Iron Man. How? I never thought you’d ask! Easy. And the best part is that it does not involve metal or welding tools! Sound good so far? More importantly, you don’t have to have the disposable income of a billionaire to become Iron Man. Sold yet? Thought so. By now you want the newest shirt from NerdyShirts. The Iron Man inspired tee is the perfect wardrobe compliment for when you go and see Iron Man 2 a second, third, and for you uber comic geek types, a fifth time.

The Iron Man 2 T-Shirt is available now from NerdyShirts for the presale price of $14.95. See, I told you that you didn’t need to be a billionaire to be (at least sort of) Iron Man.

Iron Man 2 T-Shirt

The Why Waltz When You Can Rock & Roll Shirt

Found Item Clothing’s latest movie inspired T-Shirt comes at the perfect time, especially with the the resurgence of vampires in film, albeit teenage ones. Why Waltz When You Can Rock & Roll never “fully” appeared in the classic 80’s flick, The Lost Boys, so the FIC crew had an especially fun time recreating this beauty.

For every vampire, there is a vampire hunter. Count Dracula traded blows with Van Helsing; Deacon Frost went fang-to-fang with Blade; likewise, The Lost Boys were tracked by Edgar and Alan Frog, a pair of comic book-obsessed nerds portrayed with enthusiastic gusto by Corey Feldman and Jamisom Newlander.

And to hunt the undead, you need a killer wardrobe. To wit, we present the Why Waltz When You Can Rock & Roll design, which makes a blink-and-you-miss-it appearance during an uneasy, get-to-know-you sequence between the Frog Bros. and their relunctant ally, Sam (Corey Haim). However fleeting, the mix of non-sequitur sloganeering and provocative imagery instantly caught our attention here at FIC HQ…

You can pick up Why Waltz When You Can Rock & Roll from Found Item Clothing for $21.95. And no, vampire hunting is not a pre-requisite to purchasing this shirt!

A little side story: Before I started blogging about T-Shirts I used to do design DVD covers. I’d create my own covers for films that had deficient ones. Needless to say, for a few years I ran a site dedicated to that hobby. I had a couple hundred of covers in the bag and hundreds of others uploaded by some other people in the cover world. One of my DVD Cover friends, Bunny Dojo, actually started doing legit DVD Covers and one of the first films he worked on was 2008’s Lost Boys: The Tribe. Bunny Dojo is also the designer that came up with the logo for this site! Be sure to check out his packaging work for films that you may and may not have heard of!

Why Waltz When You Can Rock & Roll