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The Best Places for Geeky Fashion Gifts This Holiday Season

Deck the halls with lots of porg merch, fa la la la la.

image: Her Universe Ashley Eckstein in Kylo Ren sweater

‘Tis the season to get the geek in your life some cute clothes, buy yourself something for that holiday party you’re forced to attend, or to treat yourself with the money your grandmother or other relative gifted you.

Sometimes you need some fandom fashion to represent whatever you’re passionate about, and we’ve got a rundown of some of the best places to find geek chic. From popular sites to indie sellers, here are our picks for the best places to find geek fashion across the internet. While it might be too late to get things in time for Christmas, consider getting yourself a belated gift this year.

Her Universe

Cosplay as the Thirteenth Doctor with this coat from Her Universe

The place to go for Disney, Star Wars, and Marvel fashion! Her Universe was founded by Ashley Eckstein in 2008, and ten years later, it has become one of the premiere destinations to go for fandom-inspired clothes. The collections range from Star Wars and Disney (and we’re talking all of Disney here, including Princesses, Mary Poppins, and Pixar) to Lara Croft and World of Warcraft.

There’s even a full Doctor Who line that has everything from t-shirts bearing the number 13 to everything you could possibly need to cosplay as the Thirteenth Doctor. Plus, if you order soon, you get a holiday Porg pin with every order over $25. Who doesn’t love porgs? (Many people, actually, but we’ll pretend all of our readers love them.)

You can check out the site here.

Jordandené

Unleash your inner Wonder Woman with this shirt from Jordandené

Another favorite of mine, Jordandené is perfect if you’re feeling a subtle slogan for your gear. Whether you want a powerful “I have journeyed farther,” a ferocious “Nolite te bastardes carborundum,” or a humorous “Hey big guy, sun’s getting real low,” you can find what you’re looking for here.

The site also offers mugs, journals, and pins with their slogans, and each month features an exclusive design; December’s shirt features a line from Poldark. The site also has an eco-friendly business model, with handmade products. We’ve written them up before, so check out our other piece here, and then get to shopping here.

Hero Within

Be the star spangled man with a plan in this Captain America sweater from Hero Within

You want to rep your favorite superhero without wearing the costume? Hero Within has you covered. Their DC clothes are some of the best in the biz—check out their Batman- and Wonder Woman-inspired dresses and join me in making heart eyes. Their Marvel clothes are fabulous too, with bomber jackets that let you rep your favorite Avenger, from Steve Rogers to Natasha Romanoff to Carol Danvers.

While their collections steer more towards the fanboy, fashion should know no gender, and you can get your heroic outfits for your next big convention or midnight premiere. Check out their clothes here.

Gold Bubble Clothing

Beam me up a pair of these cute Star Trek cat leggings from Gold Bubble Clothing

From love comes fashion. Gold Bubble Clothing was the product of two Star Trek cosplayers, Victoria and Jinyo, who met at Anime Expo in Los Angeles in 2005 and fell in love.

Their clothes are inspired by fandoms, with officially licensed gear for Star Trek. Their leggings are printed in the couple’s workshop, and have familiar fandom patterns: from Han Solo’s Corellian bloodstripe to BB-8 to the Star Trek cast as cats. The couple and their work were even featured on StarTrek.com. You can pick up a pair of excellent leggings or a cute new dress here to boldly go.

Etsy

Rep your favorite Star Wars heroine with a pin from Squadron Goals

The best way to accessorize with some fandom flair? A cute fandom enamel pin! Decorate the hell out of a denim jacket with a great pin, and it becomes a conversation starter. Disney, of course, has excellent pins for their franchises, but you can find all the pins your heart desires for all fandoms on Etsy. A personal favorite of mine is Squadron Goals for their amazing Star Wars ladies pins, of which I have far too many!

What are your favorite geeky fashion brands? Let us know in the comments section, and be sure to shop indie this holiday season!

(image: Her Universe)

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