The Dollhouse World of Miniatures

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When many of us are kids, we may have dollhouses we’d play with from time to time. They may be part of a set or homemade. Yet most will come with a family along with all kinds of furniture and accessories which are sometimes sold separately. However, while dollhouses have primarily been a domain for children, their collection and crafting can also be a hobby for many adults. Think Lester Freamon in The Wire who likes making dollhouse furniture. Nonetheless, today’s dollhouses trace their history back 400 years to the European baby house display cases that showed idealized interiors, which first appeared in the 16th century. These displays mostly consisted of cabinet display cases consisting of individual rooms.  Yet, unlike most dollhouses you’d find at Wal Mart today, these were handmade with architectural details and filled with miniature household items that weren’t made to a uniform scale even within an individual house. These were solely made for adults. And no, the reasons had nothing to do with safety concerns since child labor was rampant back then. But more because these early dollhouses were often status symbols of rich people who could afford them in England, Germany, and the Netherlands. Not to mention, they often cost as much as a house. Smaller houses with more realistic exteriors appeared in Europe during the 18th century. As you’d expect, early dollhouses were all handmade until the Industrial Revolution when they began mass producing toys. Of course, while many of us played with dollhouses as kids, the miniatures I will show on this post are more the work of adult hobbyists. So enjoy for your reading pleasure.

  1. You’d be pressed not to peek into the Palace of Versailles.
Okay, it’s a miniature display. But the detail is quite extraordinary.

2. Perhaps you might want to look in the pantry.

Looks much cleaner than a typical pantry. Yet, contains all the provisions your heat desires.

3. How about we kick back and relax in the music room?

This room even includes a large painting of a woman in a purple dress within a gold frame. Also includes a piano in the corner.

4. Best to put your bookshelves above your bathroom door.

Well, it seems more like an old-fashioned set up. Even includes a spitoon in the corner.

5. Treat yourself to some fine dining.

You’d even see a chandelier on the ceiling. Not sure if it really lights up. Also, love the miniature china.

6. A blue room should always come with considerable taste.

The furniture even matches the wallpaper. Includes painting and a gold chandelier that really lights up.

7. A floral divider always brightens a room.

The dividing wall even contains a bookshelf. Love the windows and chair.

8. Sometimes a small one room trailer is all you need.

This is more of a colorful display you’d find in a Wes Anderson movie. Still, it’s quite quaint.

9. Anyone would want to have this gorgeous kitchen.

This one has pots and pans dangling at the ceiling. Yet, you won’t find a dishwasher, sink, or refrigerator here.

10. This print shop seems quite busy.

You’d almost think Benjamin Franklin would work in such a place. Though there doesn’t seem to be a printing press in sight.

11. Sometimes it helps if the wallpaper matches the floor.

Consists of 2 striped chairs with a painting and chest of drawers between them. The chairs even match the lamps as well.

12. This bakeshop is open for business.

Includes a staircase with open air dining. Tables even have flowers on them.

13. Perhaps a more modern style may suit you.

As you can see, most of these dollhouse styles seem to date before the 1920s. Though this one has zebra rug and antique bust.

14. In a palace, you’ll find plenty of rooms with outrageous extravagance.

I’m sure this room is part of a palace. Includes a chandelier and other lavish decorations.

15. A garden can always bring beauty into a sitting room.

Seems like someone’s having a tea party in here. Yet, the pug has to grab a present.

16. I guess important business is conducted in this palace room.

Apparently, it’s quite gilded from ceiling to floor. Though you’d find fruit on the central table.

17. A white living room doesn’t need to be plain.

This room has a lot of fancy decorations. Guess this was in some lavish mansion.

18. Nobody has been to this laundromat for quite some time.

Seems like this place was built in the 1960s from what I could tell from the furniture. And the machines are all defunct.

19. We all need to relax in a calm room from time to time.

Seems like almost everything in here had to match the china. Though the chaise lounge seems quite comfy.

20. This swanky diner is always a happening place.

Indeed, this place seems straight from the 1950s. And yes, it’s made from a metal box.

21. A sultan would love to have a room like this.

This one has nice pillow seats around the table. Hope the wall is tiled with real mosaic, too.

22. The furniture must always match the wallpaper.

This one even has the curtains match as well. Got to love the pillows though.

23. A lavish throne room is always fit for a king.

This is part of a palace. Indeed, it’s quite lavish. Though I’m not sure about the color.

24. You’ll find all kinds of trinkets in this white room.

I guess the trees are photos for the background. Yet, you have to admire those Greek columns.

25. A Grecian living room should always carry a marble statue.

It’s even lit by a small chandelier. Still, got to love the fireplace.

26. Perhaps you want to lie on a flowery bed.

The floral wallpaper is pretty. Not sure how I feel about the covers.

27. You might prefer to lounge around in a more modern home.

You can see the living room on the bottom floor. And you can peek in the bedroom at the top.

28. You can’t go wrong with blue walls and white furniture.

Well, a couple of chairs aren’t white. But they go well with the white fireplace and shelf.

29. Every girl has to sleep in a pink bedroom once in awhile.

This room is in a little case. And yes, it has pink wallpaper and shelves.

30. Wonder what dresses are in store in this room.

After all, this room has plenty of dress pictures. So it’s not hard to assume it’s a dressing room.

31. A Christmas tree should always brighten a room around the holidays.

This one even includes candles which is a critical fire hazard. Though this display is supposed to reflect the 18th century.

32.  You should do your laundry in this room.

Since the whole laundry room is in a bottle of detergent. Still, got to love the clothesline.

33. Got to put some wood in the stove.

This is an old-fashioned stove with copper crockery. Thank God, we have electric.

34. A desk should have as many of compartments as you desire.

This one keeps books and papers inside the top shelves. Though the green color isn’t for me.

35. A bathroom should have a modern touch.

Sure it only has red walls and a mosaic floor. But are posters necessary?

36. A design studio should have plenty of light.

This one has rather simple and wide windows. Though seems like a great place for crafts.

37. Perhaps you’d like a room with some Asian flair.

Consists of pillow seats and a low table. Yet, they also match the red cushioned sofa.

38. A white bedroom always looks clean.

Includes a shelf for white and floral blankets. Love the flowers though.

39. Any little girl would love a bedroom like this. 

Has floral wallpaper and dolls on the bed. Also, you’ll find some on a shelf.

40. A 21st century kitchen should have some modern flair.

This one has a checkered floor with flowers on the tables. Includes a sleek new fridge, too.

41. Feel free to take the tea you want.

And it seems to be quite a tea party. Judging by how many teapots there are in this dining room.

42. An opulent couch can never have too many cushions.

Indeed, all these pillows come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and patterns. Love the drapes.

43. Perhaps you’d want to sit back to a roaring fire in this rustic cabin.

I bet a fire is fake. Yet, the room seems to have a rather cozy atmosphere.

44. You can spend hours in this cozy living room.

Has a bookshelf beside the couch. While the coffee table contains cacti and a starfish.

45. Seems like there’s a special occasion going on.

This room is in a modern design. Love the fancy Chinese dragon rug.

46. When greeting guests, always make a grand entrance.

Contains a fancy green door with a fancy green ceiling. Oh, and there’s some gold railing.

47. A bathtub should always match the wallpaper.

Looks like an old bathroom given the bowl and pitcher. Yet, there doesn’t seem to be a toilet.

48. Blue cabinets will surely brighten a kitchen.

Even has a fireplace next to the stove. Though you’ll find plenty of blue and white dishes.

49. You’d swear the bed was attached to the wardrobe.

This seems like something you’d find in a Renaissance castle. Yet, the woodwork is quite ornate.

50. You’d swear that you’ve been transported into an old-timey garage.

The cars are definitely Volkswagens. And some will need tires replaced.

51. Hope your kitchen is well tiled.

This is a more old-fashioned kitchen with a wooden ice box in the background. Also, note the blue and white porcelain.

52. Doesn’t hurt to gild your living room if you can afford it.

Indeed, it’s quite an extravagant parlor with flora chairs. Even includes a famous painting or 2.

53.  Want to hear a song in the music room?

You should look inside the piano. It’s quite an ornate work of art.

54. Perhaps you’d like a living room with an extravagant mural.

This mural features imagery from Greek mythology. Also includes exquisite gold columns to match.

55. A luxurious home should have luxurious furniture.

And I see this furniture set includes a bed for the dog. Not sure what to think about that.

56. A royal study should be fit for a king.

Includes a chandelier and a roll-top desk in gold trim. Even has gilded walls and mirror.

57. Sometimes simplicity is best.

Though this one hardly counts as simplicity. And yes, it has a fancy dog bed, too.

58. Guess this an empty theater long after the show is done.

Seems like it’s been abandoned. Yet, the light remains on for you to see the seats.

59. You’ll find whatever you need in this pantry.

Contains all kinds of food and preserves for all your desires. Though I don’t think I’d try the milk.

60. Sometimes a quality kitchen is a fancy kitchen.

This kitchen even contains paintings. Not sure if it belongs in a room where you cook food.

61. With high columns, your home can look like a palace.

Though I think they were actually going for the Roman palace look. And yes, there’s plenty of gild to go around.

62. You’ll have plenty of counter space in this sleek modern kitchen.

Includes an oven and plenty of shelving. Could easily see this in an IKEA catalog.

63. A pantry should have everything well stored.

You’ll find all sorts of things in here. Even a Canadian goose on the table.

64. The scullery will take care of your dirty dishes.

And I see there’s a washboard and tub on the other side. Definitely not a room I’d want to be in.

65. Hope you enjoy a walk down the halls.

And yes, there’s an ornate archway. But feel free to look at the pretty paintings.

66. A stately room should have fine lavender curtains.

Has a big chandelier with fine paintings. The chairs are rather ornate, too.

67. A grand entrance must always impress.

Gas 2 grand staircases coming down the middle. But take a peek at the paintings.

68. In a Tudor room, you always rely on the window light.

Don’t see a lot of furniture here. Yet, I do find a chandelier.

69. If you can’t have cabinets, curtains work just as well.

Counter is filled with food. Yet, you’d always come to a sunny kitchen with that kind of light from the windows.

70. You will always enjoy fine dining in a green room.

You have to admire the fine wooden furnishings. While the chandelier has candles to light up the room.

71. Perhaps you might prefer to dine in a large white room.

Wonder if this is a palace room. Since it sure looks like it. Though I do love the large painting.

72. A blue bedroom can always make you relax.

Has a nice mural on the ceiling to look at. Includes white furniture with blue drapes and cushions.

73. Care to dine in a fancy room?

Has a lot of wooden furniture with a white fireplace. Includes a table filled with culinary delights.

74. Enjoy a recital in this gilded music room.

Even the piano is gilt with gold. And it has a big chandelier from the ceiling.

75. Mirror walls make for a luxurious bathroom.

Has a lovely marble bathtub with sink. Not sure how I feel about the mirrors though.

76. A living room should always have a fine mix of wooden and floral furniture.

The floral couches have gold upholstery. While a large painting sits above the fireplace.

77. You’ll find plenty of tables in this hallway.

Well, it’s more of a social hall. Contains plenty of palm trees near the table areas.

78. At this apothecary, you’ll find a cure for whatever ails you.

Has plenty of jars and boxes in fine packaging. There’s even a witch’s picture near the window.

79. An Art Deco kitchen will always give what you need.

The cabinets are in black and white. While the ice box is in a separate room.

80.  Get all the produce you want from this market stand.

You can see all the fruit and vegetables to your heart’s delight. Wonder what each item costs.

81. Sometimes all you need is a nice, cozy dining room.

Even has a couple of dogs sleeping off from the table. Also has a green fireplace and archway.

82. A quaint entrance always leaves room for flowers.

Sure it’s not extravagant. Yet, seems like a rather quaint front entrance you’d find almost anywhere.

83. Now I would definitely get myself ready in this dressing room.

Mostly because the walls and furniture are purple, which is my favorite color. Love this room.

84. “Grandma, what big teeth  you have?”

This is a miniature rendition of Little Red Riding Hood. And yes, the wolf is up to no good here.

85. This living room is fit for any Renaissance man or woman.

Has high columns with a globe and harp. Even has a wooden ship model.

86. Guess this bedroom belongs to an artist type.

You can see a couple of paintings near the bed. And yes, it’s in a modern design.

87. A bright cyan bedroom will always lift one’s spirits.

Has a white bed inside. While the upholstery is in gold. Yes, lavish indeed.

88. Sometimes a simple kitchen is all you need.

You’d think this was an old kitchen. Until you see a small package of Ritz crackers.

89.  You’ll find plenty of dishes in this cabinet.

The dishes consist of fine china and jugs. Perfect for any old American kitchen.

90. Care to take a holiday reservation?

This seems like a rather swanky restaurant or hotel. Still, love the Christmas tree in the next room.

91. Gold furniture never goes out of style.

Once again, the set includes a luxurious dog bed. Like the gold divider though.

92. Kick back and relax in this rustic bedroom.

Has a deer head aboce the bed. And plaid curtains on each side to match. Great for a weary traveler.

93. A fancy room should always have some fancy furniture.

The walls are quite elaborate with Greek columns and wide windows. Love the chandelier.

94. Perhaps a small house may suit your fancy.

Even has a piano outside for serenades. But where’s the bathroom and the kitchen?

95. Perhaps you might go for a fancy bathroom with an ornate sink.

Comes with a chandelier and a shelf above the tub. Has a stained glass window on the tub ceiling.

96. There’s nothing like a hard day in the garden.

Contains birdhouses and pots. Even includes a rusty wagon.

97. A lovely living room should always give way to large windows.

Has a floral mural above the fireplace. Nonetheless, the pets seem to enjoy this room.

98. Wooden walls always make for a fine dining room.

The woodwork on this dining room is amazing. Love the chairs, too.

99. Blue walls will always make a room more elegant.

Here the dog sits by the wicker chair and ottoman. Love the curtain on the right.

100. A dining room should always look its best to entice guests.

Here the table is all set up and surrounded by paintings. Guess it’s a state dinner at a palace.
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The Folded Paper World of Origami

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Derived from the Japanese words that mean “folding paper,” the goal of origami is to transform a flat sheet of paper into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques. Use of cuts, glue, and markings are usually discouraged. The small number of basic origami folds can be combined in a variety of ways to make intricate designs. Generally, these designs start with a square paper sheet whose sides may be of different colors, prints, or patterns. Traditional Japanese origami has been practiced since the Edo period has often been less strict about these conventions, sometimes even cutting the paper or using nonsquare shapes to start with. Nonetheless, while the traditional origami is derived from the Edo period with a reference from a 1680 poem, the practice is said be introduced by Buddhist monks in the 6th century. At first, origami was only used in religious ceremonies due to the high price of paper. Though they were also used at weddings and as gifts by the upper classes. Anyway, look into Pinterest and you’ll find plenty of origami designs and types. So for your reading pleasure, I give you a treasure trove of creations from the world of origami.

  1. You’d fall for this paper raccoon.

Seems like this little guy’s searching for some nearby trash can. Since raccoons normally go for the scraps.

2. Apparently, origami has gone to the dogs.

These seem like different types of dogs. Includes Boston Terrier, Bulldogs, and Pug.

3. Perhaps you’d want something from a diamond box.

Yes, you can make boxes from origami. Yet, this shape might be more complicated.

4. Care to see a magnificent creature like this on the savannah?

Here we have an origami rhino. Have it cast a shadow and you’d mistake it for the real thing.

5. Any Catholic would love to have an origami of their favorite saint.

This is an origami of Saint Francis of Assisi. Includes a dog and bird.

6. A griffin always shows its fantastic wings.

I can guess because of the beak. Yet, this one even sports antlers for some reason.

7. You won’t be hearing these bluebirds sing.

Since they’re made of paper. But they nonetheless look quite graceful.

8. Wonder what’s hiding within these hearts.

Each of these even have a bow on them. And they’re all in shades of pink.

9. There are hundreds of folds within a bonsai.

Doesn’t have a lot of leaves on its branches. Yet, it’s a great work of paper art.

10. A hippocampi rises majestically from the sea.

You could call it a seahorse, but that term is already taken. So we call it a hippocampi, which comes from the Greeks.

11. Hope this frog can hop into your hearts.

This one is teal with yellow stripes on it. Yet, its eyes have a certain intensity.

12. Even in paper, a dragon is a sight to see.

This is of a Chinese dragon which is more serpent like. But not as dangerous as its western counterpart.

13. You won’t hear these brass bells ring.

Since they’re made of shiny paper. But they’re nicely topped with a blue bow.

14. An origami Christmas tree must have a star that stands out.

This one has paper folded in tiers. Yet, the golden star almost steals the show.

15. This crow has a piece of gold in its mouth.

Or is it a raven? Since you can’t always tell in these artistic creations. But I’m sticking with crow just to be safe.

16. Bet you wouldn’t play on this grand piano.

Probably smaller than it appears. But at least it incudes a row of keys.

17. Any Catholic would want this paper Virgin Mary.

This is Mary, Queen of Heaven. She wears a crown and a veil of stars.

18. Perhaps you might want to enjoy a bouquet of irises.

And you don’t even need a vase for these. Just some paper to hold it together.

19. This silver angel always delights.

She has silver wings and bows to pray. Perfect for topping an origami Christmas tree.

20. Bet you never saw a duck like this before.

This is just a plain white duck with yellow beak and feet. Yet, this waterfowl will get soggy if submerged.

21. You wouldn’t want to run into this this Imperial fighter.

I’m sure making this harder than it looks. But it proves futile if it defends the Death Star.

22. Some might prefer a modest donkey.

Well, this donkey seems to have a rather long neck. Yet, it can be rather stubborn.

23. You’ve probably never come across this unicorn.

Yes, this is an origami unicorn. Yet you have to admire its mane and tail.

24. You don’t want to put this waterlily in the pond.

The flower is periwinkle. Though it’s not set on a lily pad.

25. These paper flamingos are particularly striking.

They have a light pink body and bright pink legs. And no, you can’t use them for croquette mallets.

26. I’m sure nobody could resist this rat chef.

I guess this is Remy the Rat from Ratatouille. By the way, rats don’t do well in the kitchen.

27. Perhaps you might go for an origami of Our Lady of Fatima.

Not familiar with the legend of Fatima. Except that involves the Virgin Mary appearing in front of some kids.

28. You’ll be mesmerized by this origami star.

Perfect for any origami Christmas tree. Yet, involves a lot of complex folds.

29. You’ll be nuts over this origami animal.

Since it’s a paper squirrel. Too bad, it can’t find any kind of paper acorns.

30. Apparently, this fish has jumped out of the pond.

I think this is based on a real fish. But I’m afraid you won’t be frying this one since it’s made of paper.

31. I’m sure you wouldn’t see this Snoopy dance.

Since he’s an origami work. But certainly captures the true Snoopy likeness.

32. This paper Batman will always loom on Gotham City.

Of course, he only has a cape and cowl. But with origami, you have to improvise.

33. You’ll probably gawk at this majestic whale.

This is an origami of a blue whale. It’s perhaps the biggest animal on earth.

34. A lone flower can always blossom.

Not sure what flower this is supposed to be. But you have to admire the white petals.

35. Want to sit on this lily pad?

Though you wouldn’t want to put it on a pond. Goes well with an origami frog.

36. This origami cow will give you something to moo about.

This is an origami cow. Has spots, horns, and a sunny disposition. So cute.

37. Care for an origami rose?

These come in a wide array of colors. And none without stems or thorns.

38. How about a bear standing on its hind legs?

Guess this is an origami grizzly bear. Even has its own tree stand.

39. Anyone would be envious of this golden sabertooth.

this origami sabertooth is made from golden paper. But nonetheless looks fierce.

40. This origami penguin will warm your heart.

This little guy has his own tuxedo. And yes, it’s adorable as can be.

41. Bet you can’t believe seeing an origami orchid.

You can see a cascade of paper yellow flowers from the stem. Yet, please handle this pot with care.

42. Care to see a crawling black bear?

Then again, there are a few species of black bears. I’m just referring to the one from North America.

43. No one can resist these colorful gems.

They’re all in bright colors, too. Yet, these gems may be hard to fold.

44. There’s something batty about this origami.

Well, it’s an origami bat. And while they normally have black, gray, or brown fur, this one is purple.

45. A paper phoenix is always a majestic sight to behold.

This one comes with a very long tail. But if it burns, don’t bet on it rising from the ashes.

46. Any Formula 1 fan would love this paper race car.

Not very familiar with that kind of racing. Since the dominant auto racing in the states is usually NASCAR.

47. You’ll never forget this paper animal.

This is an origami elephant. And it’s gray with ears, trunk, and tusks.

48. You’d be pressed not to love these paper mammoths.

Not sure if they’re woolly. But both adult and calf have a similar set of tusks.

49. There’s nothing as graceful like an origami swan.

This is made from white and gold paper. And the folds are quite intricate.

50. Who wouldn’t what this rainbow chest of drawers.

I don’t think you can fit anything inside these. But they’re rather adorable.

51. This Emperor penguin always comes with its 2 chicks.

Okay, they may be in origami. Yet, everyone loves penguins so I couldn’t leave it out of this post.

52. For a simple paper design, a pig might suit you.

It’s made from a simple piece of pink paper. And yes, it can stand on its own 4 feet.

53. This little girl always loves her bird in her hand.

Bet this is made from a brown paper bag. Yet, you can’t help but admire this origami masterpiece.

54. This green dragon is a force to be reckoned with.

This one stands on its hind legs. And its chest is folded like a book.

55. A paper giraffe always stands tall.

Sure it may not have any spots. But it’s nonetheless quite amazing.

56. You’d be squawking over this colorful macaw.

Since the macaw is among the more colorful parrots around. Got to love its wings.

57. A lone fox always sits with grace.

You can see its ears, nose, and tail. Though you can’t help but behold how amazing it is.

58. Care for an origami spoon?

You wouldn’t want to eat with these. But they seem rather simple to make.

59. Nobody could resist this paper rubber duckie.

Of course, you wouldn’t want to have it at bath time. But it’s nonetheless so adorable.

60. You won’t believe how many kinds of horses you will find.

These origami horses come in all kinds of sizes and colors. But they’re all made of construction paper.

61. You can’t bomb a Death Star without an X-Wing fighter.

Indeed, it lacks markings. But it’s almost a dead ringer to the real thing.

62. You can’t go on a mission without this little droid.

Since R2-D2 is always saving everyone’s ass. And he never seems to get credit for anything he does that’s crucial to the plot.

63. You’ll have a hump of a time finding this camel.

Yes, it’s an origami camel. But good luck relying on this guy in the desert.

64. The mouse always gets the cheese.

Though the cat isn’t far behind. And yes, they’re all made out of paper.

65. Hope you can wish this paper couple well.

This is an origami bride and groom. Great as a wedding cake topper, so to speak.

66. Seems like these birds are coming to feed.

Consists of 4 types of birds. And yes, they’re all painted in glorious colors.

67. You can’t help but love these Japanese beauties.

All of them have their own hair and a rich kimono. Though many don’t have arms.

68. Best to watch out for this jellyfish.

Relax, it’s an origami jellyfish. So it won’t hurt you a bit.

69. Bet you don’t want to cross this scorpion.

Okay, this is a paper scorpion. Scary, but won’t hurt you.

70. Get a load of this majestic Pegasus.

This winged horse sports a folded paper pair of wings. And it’s made from off white paper.

71. This paper collie is always a faithful friend.

Sure it might not save your kid from a well. But it’s quite creative nonetheless.

72. Didn’t know anyone had a wide paper wardrobe.

Yes, these are origami clothes. And they can be in so many bright colors.

73. You’ll be jumping over this kangaroo.

Not sure if it comes with a pouch. Though it is a marsupial from Australia.

74. Would you like some ice cream?

Of course, you can’t eat it. Since it’s made out of paper. But it’s a rather ingenious design.

75. Anyone would adore these paper Dalmatians.

They even have spots and collars to show. And they’re standing on a green sheet of paper.

76. There’s no creature more magnificent than the mighty polar bear.

And it’s standing on its own hind legs. Yet, I’m sure global warming won’t help its survival odds.

77. What’s not to love about rainbow rabbits?

And they’re all in a circle for all to see. And yes, they’re quite cute.

78. Celebrate the holidays with this origami nativity scene.

Includes all the important figures. While the angel flies above watching them.

79. Per chance you might come across a mighty moose.

This is a gray moose. Since it’s made from gray construction paper.

80. You might run into this ravenous wolf.

Indeed, it’s a gray wolf. And I think it’s waiting for the pack.

81. You’d think this animal is as pretty as a peacock.

This one is made out of blue and peacock blue paper. And the folds are quite intricate as you see.

82. You’d be amazed by these autumn leaves.

These are all in fall colors. Though they’re all maple leaf shaped.

83. You’d go a long way with this dachshund.

It’s in black and brown paper. But it’s okay to pet it if you want to.

84. Care for a couple of purple tulips?

Like how these two are in a nice purple paper vase. So pretty.

85. Perhaps you’d like to have one of these cactus flowers.

Each of these cacti are in a shade of green. And each sits on a flower pot.

86. There’s nothing more spectacular like the mighty king of the jungle.

He even sports a mane with folds. Nonetheless, best you don’t touch it.

87. These origami pill boxes will come in handy.

Comes in standard and rainbow. And unlike the standard plastic ones, they don’t pose a great threat to the planet.

88. This origami deer certainly impresses.

Yes, the antlers are amazing. But you wouldn’t find a deer with a rack like that in PA.

89. You’d love to see this blackbird take flight.

This bird has its wings spread out. Though I don’t think it can fly.

90. Care for some rainbow candy?

Though none will contain any bon bons. Which is just fine since I’m more of a chocolate fan.

91. This paper Doberman stands in a dignified pose.

Indeed, it’s got quite a neck. But doberman fans can’t help but love it.

92. A mighty tiger always shows its stripes.

Though I’d use a brighter orange for the tiger. But it’s quite amazing.

93. Nobody could ever resist this panda bear.

It even has its own bamboo. Still, you knew I had to get to the panda at some point. So cute.

94. Hope you can light up with these paper lamps.

Technically, they’re lamp shades. Each is folded in its own way.

95. With the Holy Spirit, God will find a way.

Well, it’s an origami of the Holy Spirit. The white bird is supposed to be a dove.

96. How could anyone not love this sheep?

Well, it’s a paper sheep. So you won’t get any wool from it.

97. Do you want to build a snow man?

These are origami snowmen. And yes, they have scarves, hats, and smiling faces.

98. This orca rises to catch a fish.

You’d almost think it was a photograph of nature in action. But the orca is made of paper.

99. Hope you’d love to see these boxes.

They’re in different colors and have rather intricate folds on them. Love the purple ones.

100. Anyone would adore this purple flower in their home.

Has dark purple in the center and lavender petals. So pretty.

Yearbook Pictures of Schooldays Past

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While studio portraits usually reflect us looking our best, this isn’t the case with school pictures. More often than not, having your picture taken in school usually consists of you sitting for the photographer for a few minutes before they send you on your way. Not to mention, our yearbook pictures often show us in hairstyles and outfits that haven’t aged necessarily well. This is especially the case for those who attended school during the 1960s to the 1980s. Then there’s the fact many children don’t like sitting still or having their picture taken while grade school kids may be sporting missing teeth. Not to mention, when kids reach middle school age and hit puberty, they often go a few years in an awkward phase. Some may even wear braces or have very terrible acne. Anyway, the school pictures you see on this post come from Awkward Family Photos, which will make your embarrassing yearbook pics seem rather tame in comparison. So for your reading pleasure, bask in these old yearbook photos that will give you much needed back to school giggles.

  1. Sometimes you ought to know when not to put your hair up.

From Awkward Family Photos: “This is a photo of my mom when she was in 6th grade. Not sure who her barber was but they may have been blind.”

2. Apparently, Austin Powers’ mojo didn’t pass down to his young son.

Though he can behave well enough to become an international man of mystery. But the garish shirt is another matter.

3. They call him, “Triangle Guy.”

I don’t think I’d smile with pride if I played the triangle in the marching band. Then again, he may have played other instruments.

4. Obviously, Napoleon Dynamite’s school picture is exactly what you’d expect.

From Awkward Family Photos: “My senior yearbook photo, shot in the summer of 1977. My mother handed me her charge card (with a note allowing me to use it) and dared to let me go alone to pick-out my photo attire. She was horrified when I brought home a green leisure suit, sans tie. She marched me back to Montgomery Ward and returned it, and purchased this proper three-piece corduroy suit, in rust, complete with a clip-on tie and matching suede shoes. Not only was I Napoleon Dynamite before he was even born, when I looked at the yearbook photos the next year, most of the boys wearing leisure suits didn’t graduate. Thanks Mom!”

5. In the 1980s, frizzy hair was all the rage.

From Awkward Family Photos: “I love this photo because there was no doubt in my mind that I looked absolutely awesome that day. This was my favorite look and I rocked it with zero shame. Incidentally, it would be years before a boy actually liked me, but I was too cool to care.”

6. Heard of 13 Going on 30? Well, this is 6 going on 60.

From Awkward Family Photos: “Although it was nearly 30 years ago, I remember this day. Specifically, I remember putting a lot of thought into the details of my outfit. I needed to look sophisticated, and mature, but like I still knew how to have fun (hence the bolo tie and homemade fimo clay earrings). My mother helped me achieve this look by graciously allowing me to get a perm on only the top of my short hair, and by choosing my fantastic eye wear.”

7. When it’s school picture day and have to hide your hideous haircut.

From Awkward Family Photos: “The year– 1977. For my 2nd grade class picture, I was determined to wear this hat my Grandmother made for me; after all, it matched the dress my mother picked out for me! This photo is the re-take; when my mom saw the first picture – with the hat – she made me go for a do-over. Needless to say the hat came with that day too. I still stand by my decision.”

8. Apparently, wearing his hair in braids didn’t go over too well.

From Awkward Family Photos: “When my daughter asks why she can’t wear things she thinks are ‘cool,’ I show her this photo from my freshman year in high school.”

9. She has a rather angelic side to her.

The site states that it’s a senior portrait. But from the lighting, you get the impression she’s dead.

10. Nothing can tear apart a boy and his chair.

Seems more like he’s posing for a cheap advertisement or Power Point background. I’m expecting to see a brand new product or some cheesy word art any time now.

11. When you wake up with a bad hair day for school photos.

From Awkward Family Photos: “That was the last time my mom ever did my hair.” And yes, her hair is quite atrocious.

12. There are times when some people don’t know when to stop with the hair care products.

From Awkward Family Photos: “This is my oldest brother. When he came to the states , his first obsession was rock&roll… followed by big hair.”

13. The 1980s saw all kinds of mullets such as the spike top.

From Awkward Family Photos: “When my son asks why he can’t get his hair cut in a style he thinks is ‘cool’, I show him this photo from my freshman year in high school.”

14. Dwayne was always a proud son of the South.

Here he stands tall in front of the racist Confederate flag wearing a tux, mullet, and earring. Seriously, if he wore camo, he’d be full redneck.

15. A fisher always poses with his rod and reel.

And he’s not really smiling with dignity either. Nor does he seem near a lake either.

16. “I don’t want to have my picture taken!”

Then again, a lot of kids don’t like their pictures taken. This guy is no exception. But he seems among the few to show it.

17. Care to kick back and relax in a glass?

At first I thought this was some kind of ad judging by the graphics. As a school photo, it’s utterly messed up.

18. “Shirts are for losers, nerds.”

Yet, shirtlessness goes against the school dress code. As does sunglasses. But good luck telling him that.

19. Who remembers the triangle hair trend?

From Awkward Family Photos: “My mother got her hairdresser diploma in 1987. I was a poor innocent victim of her experiments. I guess she put a billiard triangle around my head and put some hairspray.”

20. Some parents have no idea when their daughter is old enough for a bouffant.

Little kids shouldn’t have big hair like that. Her parents should’ve waited until she was around, well, 40.

21. When your parents make you wear a shirt that will certainly get you beat up in school.

He can’t even smile for the camera because he knows his classmates will laugh at him. For his shirt is utterly tacky.

22. A child should always put on a happy face.

Yet, this girl seems like she’s about to kick ass in an action movie. So don’t call her pigtails cute.

23. In school pictures placement is everything.

And having that log between that boy’s legs leaves a lot to interpretation. Not sure if that’s an appropriate pose for grade-schoolers.

24. Even supervillains had to go through school once.

Okay, he’s just a comic book fan. Not sure what he’s supposed to be. But he’ll fit right in at Comic Con.

25. Sometimes injuries can’t be helped.

From Awkward Family Photos: “This my son’s school pic after busting his lip. Poor kid rolled off the bed, hit his night stand, and had to get stitches. Then picture day!”

26. If you’re in marching band, setting is everything.

From Awkward Family Photos: “In the truest sense of the term, this is an awkward family photo. Circa 1984. Failing to capture the spirit of my role in the North Stafford High School marching band, dad thought it made sense to stage a photo of me in my uniform … in the woods … in a chair that just happened to be there … and without my sax. Instead, it looks like I am the young regent of Sherwood Forest, perhaps its constable, given the bobby hat.”

27. She wanted to pose with her 2 great loves, bowling and Shakespeare.

From Awkward Family Photos: “In our senior English class we had to make Shakespearean Globe Theaters out of a non-wood material. My group used duct tape. To complete the look for the senior picture, I wore my duct tape dress, shoes, tiara and bracelet. I don’t know how the bowling pin on a pedestal worked into the theme.”

28. Seeing what’s on her shirt, you’d question her sanity.

Indeed, that may be what her shirt says. But it doesn’t reflect well on her.

29. Let’s look inside the mind of a male clarinet player in a marching band.

This is an iconic image of awkwardness. So I couldn’t leave it out if I tried.

30. “But I don’t wanna wear my Dalmatian outfit.”

From Awkward Family Photos: “Just found this gem today. Apparently my mother thought it was appropriate to take me to a rave in a dalmation outfit. Needless to say, I was not happy.”

31. Apparently, Robbie is destined to become a sportscaster someday.

I mean he’s wearing glasses and an irrepressibly tacky football shirt. Think that explains it all.

32. Apparently, he’ll grow up to be an aerobics instructor at some point.

However, his fashion sense leaves much to be desired. But he doesn’t care.

33. “Do we need another retake?”

I’m sure we all feel this way during school pictures. Most kids just want to get their photo done and get going.

34. With this Annie, it’s a hard knock life.

From Awkward Family Photos: “I was 6 years old. My mother was obsessed with me being Annie because I had curly hair. So, she fluffed it up, bought me a red dress and a stuffed dog and had my picture taken. I can’t sing, I can’t dance and had no interest in theater. Hopefully, the photo was enough for her dream.”

35. A baseball player always wants to pose with his bat.

Though often placement is everything. This might lead to some rather R-rated interpretations.

36. Some high school seniors just want to see everything burn.

Seems like he’s trying to make himself appear as badass as possible. Too bad he doesn’t have hard abs to make it compelling.

37. Make sure your pigtails aren’t too outlandish.

From Awkward Family Photos: “This is what happens when Mom goes out of town and Dad is responsible for making sure I am ready for picture day at school.”

38. On picture day, don’t forget to wear your best spiked collars.

Seems more appropriate for a dog or gang member. But he doesn’t see anything wrong with it. Until 10 years later.

39. Like they say, follow your passion.

Yet if that passion is balloon animals, expect not to get laid in high school. Since they’re kind of cheesy.

40. The 1980s were known for large frizzy hairdos.

Apparently, it’s a mix between a mullet and a weeping willow. The top is just ridiculous.

41. This high school soccer player takes his sport very seriously.

Funny how he’s sitting on a fold up chair with a soccer ball. Possibly dwelling on life’s biggest questions or soccer as a metaphor.

42. Apparently, she has a rather split personality.

And I think she probably has split ends. Certainly a photo her kids will laugh at someday.

43. She may be a girl on the inside. But outside she’s all mail.

Well, she’s wearing chainmail. Mostly because she lost a bet. Or is playing Joan of Arc in the school play.

44. “Would you please tell me where the fire is?”

Indeed, he’s carrying a fire extinguisher. Yet, he’s not sure what fire he should put out.

45. Say hello to a future car salesman.

I mean the kid’s wearing a suit, vest, and bolo tie. And he’s holding a banner with a big smile on his face.

46. Apparently, they also do school pictures at Bajor.

Wonder if this is a school photo of Major Kira. Then again, a good school photo might’ve been the last thing a Bajoran would think about under Cardassian rule.

47. There are some people who will always be more photogenic than others.

From Awkward Family Photos: “This is probably one of the worst school pictures ever. I must have been laughing when he took the picture. But why would my mom send me out like that with my hair like that, knowing that it was picture day? Everyone who sees it asks me, “Were you on drugs?”, my response was “No!”, but I should have been. I am a fairly good looking guy, I promise.”

48. “Smile? You can’t make me!”

Man, she must be a stubborn girl. Yet, she won’t be moved in the slightest.

49. This boy’s got a wicked future ahead of him.

From Awkward Family Photos: “For my 2nd grade photo I opted for the ‘Satan’s child lawyer’ look.”

50. Here Liza poses with E.T. for school.

E.T. in the movie may be freaky but he’s kind of charming. But the E.T. in this photo outright terrifies me.

51. Tessa was voted by her class as Most Likely to Hoard Cats.

After all, she’s wearing a cat vest. And when she grows up, she’ll become one of those crazy cat ladies.

52. When you’re a cowboy, your hat can be as fancy as you want it to be.

From Awkward Family Photos: “My son became a cowboy over the summer, with a feather boa hat. I love that his loose tooth he wouldn’t let me pull was just hanging for his school picture.”

53. Maybe the Gap Athletic shirt was a bad idea.

Reading from this angle, it spells out “pathetic.” That poor kid.

54. This guy seems to have no motivation whatsoever.

His shirt states “No Goals.” Though it may say more than that. Yet, the camera will only get the top.

55. “Honestly, I only went there for the Buffalo wings.”

From Awkward Family Photos: “Looks like I dressed myself for class photos… My cousin told me Hooters was a donut shop.” That’s what they all say.

56. Didn’t know the “sassy grandma” look was a hit back in the day.

She’s even wearing a sparkly outfit. but the hair speaks for itself.

57. Apparently, Guy Fieri hasn’t changed much since middle school.

Yep, seems like he’s taking one-way ticket to Flavortown on that one. Can see the flames on his collar.

58. Isn’t he a bit young to do Shakespeare?

Actually it’s a school picture from the Ukraine. They seem to take the concept to a whole new level.

59. For his picture, little Jason wore his favorite bunny shirt.

Uh, that’s the Playboy bunny. Even more disturbing, since when did they make T-shirts with the Playboy Bunny for 5-year-olds?

60. If you think playing the triangle in marching band is pathetic, you haven’t met this guy.

Actually, he might just be a normal percussionist. Yet, the expression on his face shows he doesn’t like posing with tiny cymbals.

61. “Would you like to play with me?”

I don’t know if it’s the lighting, her outfit, or her hair. But that girl’s expression kind of freaks me out for some reason.

62. As most kids smile on school picture day, Robbie is dead inside.

Seems like the demons have taken over him and rendered him into a soulless vessel. Or he just got kissed by Dementors.

63. “One more day, before the show.”

“With the saxephones a playing./When the low brass starts to drone.”

64. Some pre-schoolers prefer to keep mum.

From Awkward Family Photos: “When the teacher laughs while handing you the picture packet and says they tried everything they could, you know you’ve got a winner. When asked ‘Lilly, why didn’t you smile?’ Her response was simple: ‘I don’t like school and I don’t like to smile.’ And that will tell you everything you need to know about this 4-year-old.”

65. When the ball isn’t burning, you’re not playing hard enough.

Let’s hope this is photoshop. Because you can’t trust a kid holding a burning ball.

66. A decade later, Malarie would work as a secretary.

This bob 1970s haircut is hideous. Why would any parent subject their little girl to that?

67. Who can resist this smile?

From Awkward Family Photos: “When you are 6 years old and have been preparing all morning to pose with your hand on your hip for school pictures, because that is the cutest pose after all, and then are told to put your hand on your chin, suddenly pictures don’t seem as fun.”

68. Someone’s creeping among the tall trees.

From Awkward Family Photos: “I was having my senior photos taken and decided that I wanted something different than everyone else. Something that was fun and wasn’t so cookie-cutter. My friend, who was killing some time with me, got a Druid’s cloak from the trunk of my car, (Who didn’t have one of those in their car? It was the 90’s after all), and lurked around in the background. I dunno, I kind of like it.”

69. Mushroom hair was all the rage back in the 1970s.

Apparently, parents at the time thought such hairstyle was cute on their children. But I think it makes this little girl seem like she’s going to haunt your dreams.

70. Make sure the hair pieces always match the dress.

You’d almost think she was straight out of Little House on a Prairie. Save for the top of her hair.

71. Sometimes you’re so blasé that even faking a smile is impossible.

Wonder what’s keeping him down. School picture day? Family troubles? We may never know.

72. Joey must look his best as a keyboard virtuoso.

And here he stands for the picture all proud of himself, too. And yes, he’s a redhead with glasses.

73. Alan is always great at carrying logs on his shoulder.

I don’t like to stereotype but his short shorts aren’t helping one it. Seriously, you can see the pockets.

74. With Lacey, it’s hammer time.

In true MC Hammer fashion, she wears sunglasses and a baseball cap. But you can’t touch this.

75. “Want to see my troll collection?”

Indeed, she has a collection of troll dolls. And all clad in the same dress as she is.

76. This redhaired Fonz always knows he’s cool.

Sure he’s only about 9. But already he thinks he’s the biggest guy on campus.

77. Apparently, this young Juggalo seems to regret his school photo.

I believe he’s not wearing any face paint. Yet, his hair goes in all directions.

78. For your senior picture, you can never have enough props.

Actually, I might beg to differ. Yet, it seems this girl can’t really decide among the crap below.

79. You can pose for a picture in all kinds of patterns.

However, I don’t think a shirt like this is appropriate for a school picture. Seems to consist of sex, lies, and video tape.

80. Senior portraits are always precious.

Yet, I wouldn’t want to pose with Gollum since he needs his precious. Also, he’s been corrupted by the One Ring for far too long.

81. “Can I introduce you to my little friend?”

Yes, he’s holding a rat, which he keeps as a pet. I know it’s kind of weird.

82. Can’t believe I found a grade school picture of Miss Grokey.

She’s the hippie teacher from Recess. Okay, her hair’s short but she more or less resembles a secretary.

83. Cindy always enjoyed hours on the phone.

Before cell phones, people talked to each other on cord phones. You also had to memorize numbers, too.

84. Mike never fails to impress with his own bear.

Here he poses with his beloved bear rug. And yes, the bear has sunglasses to match.

85. “I’ve seen things at pre-school no one dared to talk about.”

Seems like she’s already traumatized by all the playground drama. And she can’t unsee it.

86. Apparently, Ellie’s mom is a hairdresser for old ladies.

From Awkward Family Photos: “Yeah, so I heard my best friend was made into a meme called the 60 year-old girl?”

87. “Ask me to smile one more time…”

Doesn’t help that he’s wearing a pink shirt and a sweater vest. Perhaps he knows he’s going to be beat up at school over his outfit.

88. It’s said that the outdoors bring great acoustics.

Wonder how she got her harp near the waterfall. Since they’re quite huge.

89. You’d think this girl would spend her spare time at a bingo hall.

From Awkward Family Photos: “A gem I found of my sister-in-law. I will call her ‘Razz-A-Ma-Tazz’ for her upside-down shades.”

90. When your hair’s not big enough, wear a wig.

From Awkward Family Photos: “This is my sister’s school photo in 1971. My Mom insisted that she wear and wig and as you can imagine, she wasn’t very happy about it. It was of course great to see your older sister get some pay back for all the torture she had caused me during that period.”

91. “You can get a lot of chicks with a keyboard.”

However, his fashion sense is best to be desired. Thinks he’s cool but comes off as ridiculous.

92. Don’t forget to dress appropriately for the camera.

From Awkward Family Photos: “My friend’s Mom mixed up pajama day with picture day. He was not pleased.”

93. Sometimes you just have to take the plunge.

From Awkward Family Photos: “My daughter collected toilet plungers when she was little. None of them ever met a toilet, face-to-face, she just liked them. She always wanted to see the ‘plunger section’ of any given store we went to. She painted the handles on some of them and would frequently line them up as her opening act for the puppet shows she would put on.”

94. Stanley was voted in his class Most Likely to Become a Serial Killer.

Sure he’s not holding a knife. But a book of pocket knives just makes you wonder about him.

95. There are some kids who don’t always know how to smile.

From Awkward Family Photos: “Our 4 year old daughter, who refers to herself as Penny Cat Aurora Leopard Butterfly With No Wings, was greatly anticipating picture day at preschool. She styled her own outfit for the occasion, and when the photographer told her to ‘Smile pretty like a princess’, this magic happened.”

96. “Let’s explore the wonders of the cosmos.”

Guess this guy is an avid Carl Sagan fan. And yes, the Milky Way Galaxy is made of “billions and billions” of stars.

98. Apparently, her hands are totally out of proportion.

Okay, those are doll hands. But they’re nonetheless incredibly creepy.

99. Casey has a knack for wildlife.

Don’t want to know what he’s doing with that raccoon. Though I know it’s taxidermy.

100. No matter how hard she tries, she just can’t feel it.

Well, she’s trying to smile. But it’s practically impossible for her at this point.

Not Licensed By the NCAA College Athletic Craft Projects (Third Edition)

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While some fans would rather buy some overpriced college crap courtesy of the NCAA, some prefer to make their own. Though it sometimes might require buying craft stuff with their teams name and logo on it. Indeed, the NCAA may not look too kindly on this practice since most of these crafts aren’t licensed by them. Particularly if they wind up being sold on Etsy, eBay or Amazon. Nonetheless, you have to admit that many of these crafts can have their own little charm about them. Since they tend to have a rather personal touch and creative edge. On Pinterest you’ll find a lot of stuff in the shape of the college state or in the college’s colors. So for your reading pleasure, I give you another treasure trove of unique college sports any fan could love. Of course, most of these will be from Division 1, naturally.

 

  1. No Tarheel can resist this UNC flower pot.

The flowers and foliage are fake. Yet, it has the UNC and a polka dot pot.

2. Huskies fans would adore this panel of their state.

This is a purple state of Washington with at golden W on it. Since it stands for the University of Washington.

3. Perhaps a grapevine wreath of Notre Dame will suit you.

Contains a football, a shamrock with ND, and green, blue, and white rosettes. Cue victory song.

4. Don’t like wreaths, how about this Alabama elephant hanging on your door?

This one has polka dot ears and a houndsooth bow. And yes, it’s quite adorable.

5. A Notre Dame wreath should have some festive decorations.

This one has a gold and blue bow on it. Though note the footballs and the ND.

6. Support your team wearing this Georgia Southern bracelet.

Contains yellow beads laced with blue. And it bears the Georgia Southern pendant.

7. Support your Auburn Tigers with this War Eagle football decoration.

This one is touched with orange and blue trim on the ends and a bow. Great for hanging on your front door.

8. Anyone in Iowa would die for this Hawkeye suncatcher.

It’s in a wire frame you can put in your garden. So let the light in for the game.

9. Show your support for the Crimson Tide with this Alabama pumpkin.

It’s white with black and red polka dots. Though you have to love the bow.

10. Greet your guests with this decomesh Georgia wreath.

This one is quite festive. Contains a G in the middle for Georgia.

11. For those religious types, this Crimson Tide cross may suit you.

That is, if you’re a fan of Alabama. And you like football, no less.

12. Let the Tide roll with this fuzzy black wreath.

The letters have polka dots. Yet, you know this is from Alabama.

13. Bring in the UCLA Bruin spirit with flowers.

Consists UCLA covered in yarn along with light yellow and blue flowers. So pretty.

14. Put your pussy willows in these Ohio State jars.

These jars are painted in black and white with the Ohio State logo on them. Make sure you have water before putting the willows in.

15. With this frame, you can share the Auburn memories.

This one depicts a picture of the stadium. Yet, the frame is the real star here.

16. Get in the Irish spirit with this Notre Dame cooler top.

Depicts the fighting leprechaun in a green, gold, and blue background. My apologies to Ireland.

17. Bring some color into your home with this Hawkeye yarn wreath.

It’s mostly in yellow with black stripes. But the Hawkeye logo is on the bottom.

18. Got an old Cavalier shirt? Make a pillow out of it.

Apparently, this boy appreciates it. Bet he dreams of going to the University of Virginia one day. Despite that it’s located in Charlottesville.

19. This Florida State Seminole palette will inspire pride.

This one depicts the Seminole logo. All in its red, black, and gold glory.

20. A burlap Florida wreath is just as nice.

Contains a blue ribbon around it with the UF letters. The bow is pretty, too.

21. Curl up during the game in this WVU quilt.

This one is quite intricate. Contains the WV in the center.

22. Show your Purdue pride with this wooden panel.

It’s black with golden letters. All of which Purdue fans will know.

23. Show your love for the Longhorns with this Texas wreath.

It’s mostly orange with white stripes. But anyone from the University of Texas would enjoy this.

24. Let your leprechaun sit in this small Notre Dame rocking chair.

Has gold rockers, back, and seat. But the sides are navy blue. Also has the leprechaun.

25. Game day is always festive with this Penn State wreath.

Ribbons are mostly blue and white. Yet, you see the Nittany Lion logo in 4 places.

26. Keep warm during the game with this Michigan State Spartan scarf.

Has the logo in white over green. Though the scarf doesn’t seem to have an end.

27. Any Kentucky fan must hang this stocking at their fireplace.

Though it’s not up to Santa whether the Wildcats make the Sweet 16 in March Madness. Still, I like the fringe.

28. Sit back and relax in this LSU rocking chair.

Most of it is purple with a yellow seat. And it has the LSU letters on top.

29. A Purdue wreath should always sport some elegance.

It’s a black yarn wreath with gold berries and felt flowers. And “go Purdue” is in gold letters.

30. Show Spartan pride with these block letters.

Courtesy of Michigan State fans. Each letter has its own pattern.

31. Care to hang an I on your door?

It’s a large yellow “I” with a Hawkeye logo on it. Held by a striped burlap strap.

32. West Virginia birds would love these houses.

Okay, they seem quite small for birds. But they’re in full WVU colors.

33. Hang this on your door to support the Volunteers.

This is for Tennessee football, I reckon. Yet, it has white polka dots on orange.

34. Got an old frame? Salute the Seminoles with a sign.

This one has a “Noles” hanging. And it has quite a festive flair. Like the bow, too.

35. Grace your front door with this Florida Gators wreath.

Has the UF letters at the front. And yes, the Gator is below them.

36. Perhaps you can support the Mountaineers with this wooden piece and a plate.

Well, a license plate, anyway. But I’m sure anyone in West Virginia would go for it.

37. Keep yourself warm during the game with this Ohio State quilt.

Not sure how big this supposed to be. Has the O and Buckeye leaves in the squares.

38. Light up your home with this Ohio State jar light.

You can see the lights inside. Yet, you have to like the polka dot bow.

39. A Nebraska football panel should satisfy any Huskers fan.

Has a large red N and a bow. Great for college football season.

40. Kick back and relax on this LSU lawn chair.

It’s made out of wood with purple sides. The LSU logo is on the back.

41. Show your Wildcat pride with this Arizona yarn wreath.

Contains white and red diamonds as well as flowers. The Arizona logo is on the left.

42. Be festive for the Tigers with this LSU wreath.

One of the ribbons on this wreath has tiger stripes. Yet, the LSU letters are in gold.

43. Grace your garden with this Iowa fountain.

It’s made from flower pots stacked on each other. Though the lower tier contains rocks.

44. Light up for your Tigers with this Missouri glass block light.

For some reason, the tiger seems like a popular mascot in college sports. I mean you have the LSU Tigers, Clemson Tigers, Auburn Tigers, Mizzou Tigers, etc.

45. With this N, you express your Husker pride.

It’s a black N with a football and white and red bow. Huskers is emblazoned on the slant.

46. Know your SEC with this wooden hanging.

Since I went to a Division III college, I’m not interested in conferences. Yet, this one has plenty of teams we all know.

47. Any Crimson Tide fan would want this Alabama bag.

Never understood why Bama has an elephant mascot. Then again, it’s better to show an elephant than ecologically destructive algae.

48. Bring a little light on Saturday with these LSU bottle lamps.

These seem like they’re made of stained glass. The fleur de lis all have purple and gold stripes.

49. A Texas Longhorn should always impress at the front door.

Well, it’s a Longhorn hanging at the front door. And it seems quite simple to make if you can cut it out.

50. Show your Mountaineer pride with this WVU hanging.

Has the WVU letters in navy blue. And they’re held by yellow ribbon at the door.

51. An Oregon Duck fan would enjoy this simple burlap wreath.

It’s green with a yellow bow on it. The letters U and O are on the bottom.

52. Georgia Bulldog fans always know how to show their love.

And I guess this is a way to show their love during football season. Each letter has its own unique pattern.

53. An Arkansas wreath should always have beads.

I guess a lot of red Mardi Gras beads had a lot to do with this. Has the Razorback logo encased in a football on top.

54. Any Crimson Tide fan would want this football decoration.

Has a houndsooth A on the football. Yet, the bow stands out more.

55. You can always dust up with Ole Miss.

Here is a dust pan with the Ole Miss sentiment on it. And the handle is blue to match.

56. No Buckeye fan should go without a burlap Ohio State wreath like this.

Consists of red and silver stripes. And the buckeye branch is at the bottom.

57. This Florida Gator wreath brims with bows.

The top and bottom bows are in blue. The sides are in white. And “Gators” is emblazoned in the center.

58. Grace your porch with some Auburn flower pots.

Consists of blue and orange flower pots stacked on each other. Each in their own design and pattern.

59. Kentucky fans always look forward to Wildcat basketball.

This stand consists of UK on top of a pawprint. Perfect for March Madness.

60. Tell the time of day with this Buckeye clock.

Yes, the hours are represented by nuts. And they’re in a silver and red background with a frame.

61. Apparently, you can make your own Syracuse Orange.

Though this one uses license plates and spray paint. Still, for a New York school, it’s a dumb mascot.

62. Irish eyes will shine on this Notre Dame wreath.

It’s a blue wreath with gold ribbon. The Notre Dame logo is on the bottom against a gold background.

63. Hold your dishes in this Mountaineer rack.

Yes, you can fit dishes on it. Though I wouldn’t necessarily hang it over the kitchen.

64. Bring the War Eagle spirit to your door with this Auburn grapevine wreath.

Consists of felt orange and blue flowers. Great for an Auburn tailgate party.

65. Spice up your holidays with this LSU Christmas bouquet.

Includes an LSU snowman. Despite that Baton Rouge usually doesn’t see any snow during the winter.

66. Show your Husky support with this Washington bracelet.

Includes purple and gold beads. Not to mention, has some Washington charms for good measure.

67. Any little Hawkeye will enjoy this table and chairs.

Has helmet chair backs. Table top is black with the Hawkeye logo.

68. Feel free to lounge in this Illinois lawn chair.

It’s made of wood and painted orange. But while blue I’s are on the arms, a large orange I is on the back.

69. Salute your Nittany Lions with this Penn State decomesh wreath.

Consists of navy blue ribbons with the Penn State logo on it. And PSU is in white with blue polka dots.

70. Hope you can hang this Illinois suncatcher at your window.

It’s a rather simple design. Just orange and blue with a transparent I.

71. Perhaps this WVU panel will impress your fancy.

Well, the letters are stenciled around. But it fits quite nicely on a frame.

72. Curl up on your couch with this West Virginia blanket.

One side has WVU stuff all over it. The other is just a blue fleece.

73. These Oklahoma blocks always show Sooner pride.

The small blocs are in a red with white dot pattern. The larger ones have stripes. But any fan would love these.

74. Anyone in Baton Rouge should get this LSU wreath for football season.

Has striped LSU letters front and center. Yet, you have to admire the ribbons and beads.

75. Roll in the tide with this Alabama chair.

It’s red and white but shouts support for the Crimson Tide. The inscription says it all.

76. Rest your head during the game on this Florida State pillow.

Has a heart on Tallahassee. Since that’s where the Seminoles are.

77. Any Mizzou fan would want to have this tiger.

Though I’m not sure about the birds. Assuming that it’s supposed to be a birdhouse.

78. Show your love for the Tigers with this LSU fleur de lis.

It’s even covered in Mardi Gras beads. Perfect for any door.

79. Keep warm during the game with this LSU quilt.

As you can see, it’s in a purple and gold patchwork. Though the fleur de lis is at the center.

80. No one can resist this Iowa snowman.

Wears a yellow hat and carries the Hawkeye flag. So adorable.

NCAA College Athlete Exploiting Merchandise (Third Edition)

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Unless you’re a college athlete who actually plays the sports on a scholarship, NCAA Division 1 college sports are a huge business, especially in the college stores since they’re always in need of money and awareness of their team’s fanbases. In many places people are more attached to their college team than their pro team, especially in West Virginia and Alabama. And nowhere is it more prevalent than in the gear. Nonetheless, given the fans’ mentality to buy absolutely anything with their favorite team’s logo, you’ll find lots of gear ranging from the normal jerseys to the utterly ridiculous. Whatever they offer, you name it. And in the years I have covered college sports merchandise, I’ve seen plenty. So for your reading pleasure, I give you another treasure trove of crazy college sports merchandise with proceeds not going to a single college athlete. Most of these are from Division 1, naturally.

 

  1. Set your drink down on this Penn State table.

From the looks of it, seems to resemble an end table. Yet, a cheaper version doesn’t have the Penn State logo.

2. LSU snow people always give a friendly greeting.

Despite that it doesn’t snow in Baton Rouge. Yet, the snow people are nonetheless adorable.

3. For your wedding, Penn State garters always do the trick.

For some reason, I don’t think sports merchandise have a place at weddings. But that’s just me.

4. Gators fan would love this gridiron table.

Perfect when you have people over for the game. Yet, it’s not up to my taste.

5. Drink your coffee in this fancy Penn State cup.

This one is a regular cup. Yet, the design is quite fancy and unnecessary.

6. Be your own hero with this LSU Tiger superhero outfit.

Not sure why the NCAA has to sell superhero gear. Since it seems like a classic cash grab.

7. Keep your drinks cold in this Penn State mini fridge.

This one has a cushioned door. Yet, a plain one would cost less money.

8. Ride around the course in this LSU golf cart.

The seats are purple while the outside has stripes. Yet, I’m sure it’s more expensive to rent than one on a golf course.

9. These Penn State handbags are all the rage at State College.

You’d almost think this is by a designer. Until you see the Nittany Lion logo on it.

10. Keep your beer secure with this Penn State cozy.

Even comes with a zipper and a lovely pattern. Still, I think a regular one would be cheaper.

11. Share toast with these Notre Dame wine glasses.

Each glass has a shamrock and a Notre Dame logo. Perfect for drinking at an Irish game.

12. Look spiffy in this Michigan suit shirt.

Sorry but this looks incredibly lame. And I wouldn’t be caught dead in it.

13. Keep your hands warm in this Penn State muff.

However, we have gloves for a reason. Though the interior appears fuzzy.

14. Bring your tailgate lunch in this Penn State backpack cooler.

Keep in mind that most stadiums don’t like when you take food inside. Yet, most of the concession stand stuff is way overpriced.

15. Take a dip in this Pittsburgh Panthers bikini.

Yet, this one doesn’t seem to have the blue and gold colors that define Pitt. Another thing that irks me is why the product exists.

16. You’ll look chic in these silver Ohio State earrings.

While they may seem elegant, it’s still an NCAA cash grab. And no, I wouldn’t wear these.

17. Have your kid dry off in this Penn State Nittany Lion towel.

This one has a mascot hat on top. And you can fold it into a compact shape.

18. Light up your dining room with this Penn State overhead light.

For some reason I have a lot of Penn State stuff on there. Can’t understand why.

19. Keep your room cool with this Penn State ceiling fan.

Each of these blades is blue and white with the words “Penn State” and its Nittany Lion logo. Yet, a regular one would cost much less.

20. Keep your food cool in this USC Trojan cooler tote bag.

Comes with quite a few compartments. And can be held by 2 handles and a shoulder strap.

21. Get your grill on with this Penn State tool set.

So these will be perfect for a tailgate at Beaver Stadium. Though a regular set will only be half the price.

22. The North Pole always roots for the LSU Tigers.

Yet, you won’t see a single snowflake in Baton Rouge. Though the tiger is cute.

23. Get your bling on with this Mizzou bracelet.

Comes with snaps. But I think this is pretty over the top.

24. Care for a high Pitt bar chair?

This chair has a back with a semi-circular cushion. Yet, a similar model will save you money at your local furniture store.

25. Keep your money safe in this Michigan wallet.

Sports a big yellow M in salute to the Wolverines. Though you’re better off getting a standard one at Wal Mart.

26. A neon clock like this always shines for a fan of Texas A&M.

Yet, to me it’s pretty tacky. Like it belongs in a Texas bar.

27. It’s always game night with this Penn State dartboard.

It’s just wooden doors with a Penn State logo. But I wouldn’t have it in my house.

28. These Wolverine socks are a must have.

Actually, they appear quite terrifying. Seriously, these socks are ridiculous.

29. Any Wolverine fan would love to have this Michigan totem sculpture.

And yes, it’s associated with football for obvious reasons. Still, it’s pretty ridiculous if you ask me.

30. Keep your tires ready with this Texas Longhorn cover.

Guess it’s for a spare tire if you can’t keep it in a trunk. Though a plain tire would do just as fine at half the price.

31. You’ll find plenty of knives in this Arizona State cutting board.

Well, it reveals knives inside. Yet, you can use it to cut anything.

32. Picture yourself at the game with this Ohio State selfie stick.

The concept of a selfie stick is crazy enough. Yet, these take the idea to the next level with Ohio State logos.

33. Always keep warm at the game in these Ohio State ponchos.

And they don’t seem to be the plastic kind either. Hope they don’t come with sombreros.

34. Keep your things safe with this Arizona key.

So you can customize keys to your sports team? Seriously, what will they come up with next?

35. Apparently, your beer can now have a Penn State jersey.

This is getting ridiculous. If your pets aren’t wearing jerseys, your bottles are.

36. No living room can be without this Ohio State couch cover.

Well, this isn’t altogether terrible. Yet, why anyone would buy this is beyond me.

37. Fire up the grill with these Alabama grilling tools.

Comes with its own pack. Yet unlike the previous tools, you don’t see any logos on them.

38. Iowa fans would love to see the Hawkeyes name in lights.

I bet this is in neo lights. Yet, it only displays the name.

39. Keep your hands on the wheel with this Miami steering wheel cover.

Not sure why anyone would need this, Plenty use a plain steering wheel just fine.

40. Keep your food nice and warm with this Notre Dame casserole caddy.

Okay, I can see a reason for this. Yet, I’d pass on one with an Notre Dame logo on it.

41. Don’t go without an Arizona divot tool on the golf course.

Apparently, another piece of team golf gear. Not sure why anyone would need it.

42. Salute your Nittany Lions with this Penn State garden gnome.

This one seems to smile with a foam finger. As if regular gnomes are crazy enough.

43. You can always tee off with these Penn State tees.

They even come in a Penn State jar. And the tees are white and blue.

44. Make your baby a Nittany Lion fan with some Penn State crib set.

Comes with bedding and a blanket. All for your little Nittany Lion needs.

45. Be one with nature in this Miami camo hoodie.

Yet, I don’t think this goes with the environment of southern Florida. Kind of imagine something more swampy.

46. Always tee off with these Notre Dame golf balls.

This sports logos on golf gear is getting ridiculous. Seriously why?

47. Relax in front of the TV in these Clemson leggings.

These are purple with orange paw print leggings. And they’re twice the price as the conventional pair.

48. Light up your home with this stained glass Penn State lamp.

This one has 4 corners. But it’s in a rather Tiffany style.

49. Support your South Carolina Gamecocks with this baseball cap.

Normally, a baseball cap is a normal item. But the inscription on this one will make fans a laughingstock outside South Carolina.

50. Light up your yard with these Florida lawn lights.

Is orange with the Gators logo on it. Not sure why anyone would need it though.

51. Serve your tailgate crew in this Crimson Tide apron and chef’s hat.

And it’s crimson due to its name. Yet, I think this is kind of over the top.

52. Cuddle up on your couch with this square Oregon pillow.

Well, this more for sitting on. But it must be quite comfy nonetheless.

53. Feel free to dine on this Arizona picnic table.

You can even fold it up and take it with you. Perfect for any Wildcats tailgate party.

54. Come to the Wildcat game in style with this Arizona purse.

You can wear it in a couple different ways. Comes with handles and a strap.

55. Enrich your garden with this Texas A&M wind chime.

Mostly consists of can with metal rods attached by strings. Still, not exactly what I’d put in a garden.

56. Know what time it is with this Sun Devils painted clock.

Though one with a Sun Devil motif isn’t in my taste. Someone from Arizona State may beg to differ.

57. On your golf outing, don’t forget to cover your clubs with these college covers.

Each of these is from the South with a mascot head. Yet, these seem a lot like stuffed animals for adults as well.

58. Enjoy hours playing some Texas A&M checkers.

Apparently, the board is in gridiron form with squares in shades of green. Ridiculous or what?

59. Wear the Buckeye spirit on this Ohio State ring.

This one has a heart to express love to Ohio State. Not sure why anyone would want jewelry of their favorite team. Though I’m not exactly a sports person.

60. Keep your remotes together with this Kentucky remote caddy.

Look, I understand a remote caddy is useful. But do you really need one with a college team logo?

61. Celebrate your special day with this Crimson Tide wedding cake topper.

Well, sometimes there are more important matters we must attend to. Yet, I understand the feeling.

62. Keep your car seat in good order with this Penn State cover.

More economical and practical than a car seat. Yet, most seats in cars don’t have covers.

63. Light up your home with this Penn State helmet light.

Yes, another light. Yet, this one is a helmet encased in blue neon, apparently.

64. Make your garden grow with this Ohio State garden stone.

Well, might be nice among the flowers. Yet, a normal garden stone is cheaper.

65. Keep your checks secure with this Alabama check cover.

I’m sure the bank would give these checkbook covers for free with the checks. Still, this is ridiculous.

66. Salute your Tigers with this LSU lawn stencil.

Yes, they have lawn stencils for some reason. Wonder if the kit comes with paints.

67. Support your Hurricanes with these Miami sunglasses.

Has the Miami logo on them. And most likely designed to wear for a game.

68. Wake up in the morning with this Texas Longhorn scoreboard alarm clock.

Wonder if plays the fight song to wake you up. Hour and minute is listed as section and seat.

69. Hold your pants up with these Alabama suspenders.

Nonetheless, these are meant for guys who don’t use belts. Since I don’t know who else wears suspenders.

70. Set your drinks on these Miami coasters.

These are made of metal with the University of Miami logo on it. Though they don’t have the team colors.

71. Any little tiger would love these plush Angry Birds.

Each of these have little helmets on them. Come in 3 different colors.

72. Grace your table with these Arizona salt and pepper shakers.

Each of these has the Arizona logo. A must have for a tailgate party.

73. Get a grip of your clubs with this Penn State handle.

So this is used for a golf club? Still, think this is utterly ridiculous.

74. Have a Hurricane barbecue with this Miami grill set.

These grill tools come in a box with the Miami logo. So you can carry them anywhere with you.

75. Kick back and relax on this Alabama bean bag seat.

It’s crimson and white. Perfect for watching Crimson Tide games from your home.

76. Pay your bills with these Crimson Tide checks.

Look, you can get checks for free at a bank. Seriously, this is just outrageous.

77. Play a game of Texas pool with these Texas A&M balls.

Yet, each of these are in white and maroon with the Texas A&M logo. Not something I’d want in my house.

78. Keep your pool table in peak condition with this Notre Dame cover.

Has a shamrock on it with the Notre Dame logo in gold. Great to drape over your pool table.

79. Share a glass during the game with this Texas A&M wine glass and decanter set.

Consists of a wooden box with a metal decanter and 2 wine glasses. Said to make a great gift.

80. You can always wear a little more color with this Nebraska flower shirt.

Nonetheless, Nebraska is nowhere near a tropical state. Seriously, no flamingos live there.

College Sports Fans Dressed in School Spirit Attire (Third Edition)

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After much delay, I now start on my college sports posts. As the school year begins so does college football while college basketball begins sometime later which will peak at March Madness. In my area, while pretty much everyone in Western Pennsylvania roots for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Yet, come the college football games, you’ll find plenty of factions in regards to Division I sports. Some root for the Pitt Panthers. Some go for the Penn State Nittany Lions. And some support the West Virginia Mountaineers. Like their pro counterparts, you’ll find plenty of sports fans who go all out for their teams. So much so that they show up to the game in their full regalia to ridiculous proportions. They may paint their face and/or put on some crazy costume to stand out in a crowd. While some of these people have such a noteworthy presence that they’re seen as superfans. So for your reading pleasure, I give you another treasure trove of college sports fans.

 

  1. Keep an eye on the blue man behind you.

He’s just a fan of the Florida International University Panthers. And he’s cheering them on during their homecoming game.

2. Georgia Bulldogs fans always go all out with spikes and braids.

Still, I highly doubt those braids are real. Yet, I wouldn’t want to be near those spiked shoulder pads.

3. Seems like these are really rolling in the tide.

Yet, it’s very disturbing that the University of Alabama named their team after an ecosystem destroying algae. But they call it the Crimson Tide.

4. Be all painted for the University of Central Florida.

One is painted gold with weird hair. The other is painted black with a hat.

5. He’s all striped for Kansas.

And no, he’s not wearing a shirt. That red and blue is body paint, my friends. And he wears a mask to hide his identity from his folks.

6. Nothing shows your support for the Syracuse Orange like an orange clown fro.

He’s even wearing Mardi Gras beads to match. Yet, don’t ask why their mascot is an orange.

7. Paint yourself in black for the Georgia Bulldogs.

Okay, this is pretty racist since it involves blackface and grass skirts. Though I know it’s not their intention. They’re just dumb sports fans who know nothing about racial sensitivity.

8. This man is ready to Boiler Up for Purdue.

He has a Boilermaker hair and a golden lei. Not what you’d expect in Indiana.

9. Marvel superheroes always support Arizona State.

Well, Wolverine, Iron Man, and Spider Man do at least. Yet, would you want them attend a game at your college? Probably not.

10. Seems like this Halo goes for the University of Colorado Boulder.

He wears a cape and horns for his Buffaloes. And has the logo emblazoned on his chest.

11. These guys are tickled purple for TCU.

They’ve painted themselves purple and wear speedos to the game. God only knows what their grandchildren will react decades from now.

12. These women go green for Notre Dame.

Don’t worry, they’re wearing sports bras. Still, at least they’re not dressed as leprechauns.

13. Seems like the Navy has a new recruit.

Yes, it’s a grizzly bear about to eat a large shark. Apparently, the Navy will take just about anybody.

14. Apparently, UCLA has gone to the dogs.

Okay, this dog was dressed by a fan. Yet, the UCLA letters are in felt on its head.

15. You’d think these Michigan State fans belonged to the Polar Bear Club.

No, not that Polar Bear club. Since they’re wearing polar bear costumes.

16. This dog never misses a game with Boston College.

This is a dog in a Boston College shirt. And yes, a fan dressed it up.

17. Of course, you don’t want to mess with fans of the University of Hawaii.

They’re in white face paint with black markings. One even wears a black and green clown wig.

18. Some Bulldogs fans will even show up to the game in their jammies.

They even brought their red pom poms. Still, not sure if I want to wear pajamas outside sleeping.

19. These Berkeley fans turn out for their Golden Bears.

You can see them on the stands. They all have a letters spelling “Golden Bears” on their chests.

20. Orange Man is always here for Syracuse.

You can tell he roots for Syracuse from the oranges on his belt. Still, the orange foam hair is ridiculous.

21. This guy came to UCLA to see his Bruins.

He’s even wearing big yellow frame glasses with “UCLA” on them. Not sure how that helps his vision.

22. These fans are all striped for their Auburn Tigers.

They’re all wearing tiger striped body paint in blue and orange, too. And they come cheering for their team.

23. At Michigan, best be ready for the Wolverines.

Here they wear Wolverine hats and plush props. Oh, and the Michigan logos are on seats.

24. Some Notre Dame fans express their love for the Irish with their hair.

Each of them wear mohawk wigs of yellow, green, and blue. And they paint their faces in the respective colors.

25. This man is all horned up for his VCU Rowdy Rams.

This guy even wears a hat with horns. Still, he certainly stands out in a crowd.

26. This TCU fan never forgets to leave without a hat.

Apparently, that hat is a sombrero. And he’s right next to someone with purple hair.

27. This man always rolls for the Crimson Tide.

He wears a Tide box with toilet paper at both ends. Also sports a cape for Alabama.

28. Something funny is going on at Arizona State.

Apparently, Chuckles the Clown just thought he’d drop by for the Sun Devils. Though many think he’s quite terrifying.

29. These guys are all Army all the way.

No, these shirts aren’t made of really tight spandex but body paint. Not sure why.

30. These guys bring in the fuzz for Wisconsin.

Not sure if they’re hats or wigs. But you have to like the sunglasses and cape look here.

31. This woman is all dolled up for her Florida State Seminoles.

Though she should ditch the cultural appropriation. Yet, remember that fans can be quite foolish folks, especially in regards to schools with Native American mascots.

32. This man wears his hat for the Boston College Eagles.

Here he wears his hat with eagle appendages. The sides are supposed to be wings.

33. Anyone would want a picture with an FSU superhero.

Here he wears a cape as well as face paint. Yet the other guys seem to enjoy this photo op.

34. This man is utterly pumped for his Washington Huskies.

He wears shoulder pads with an army hat. Not sure why yet I don’t want to mess with him.

35. These Berkeley guys team up for the Golden Bear.

Well, forming the Golden Bear on their chests. Think the body paint stuff is getting out of hand.

36. Wonder how Sponge Bob Squarepants  ended up in Akron.

After all, Ohio is nowhere near the ocean. Then again, these are just Akron fans.

37. You wouldn’t guess who these people from Toledo are.

All wear golden masks and bright blue wigs. However, they must be at the masquerade ball by 5.

38. Evidently, Oklahoma Sooner fans can consists of chickens and bananas.

Actually they’re fans wearing costumes. Yet, they seem quite fixated on the game.

39. These are the kings of Texas Tech.

Okay, the crowns are in plush. Yet, you have to admire how fabulous they look in their regal robes.

40. Oregon Ducks fans always start young.

She wears her Oregon Ducks dress and shirt. And yes, she dons her very first green and yellow wig.

41. Don’t mind this Blue Devil fan.

Here he’s in a blue suit with a devil hat. Yet, only in a lighter shade of blue.

42. This Auburn fan is all out for his Tigers.

Here he’s had his body painted in blue and orange. While his head has a pom pom on each side.

43. When in doubt, wear a Viking hat or blue hair.

Well, they’re both Duke fans. One wears a horned Viking helmet. The other dons a blue bob wig.

44. You’ll never know who’d show up for a game at Colorado.

There’s a golden Hulk, a man in a yellow hat, a guy from Halo, and a banana. Yet, all have come to see the Buffaloes roam.

45. Boston College fans always keep it in the family.

Kid wears an Eagle hat. Baby is bundled in a crocheted football blanket.

46. This woman is all striped up for Florida State.

She’s wearing yellow body paint with red stripes. Though not sure about the fringe top.

47. This Alabama lady is a real super fan of the Crimson Tide.

She wears a spandex body suit with a mask and cape. Proving that superheroes don’t always need to have six packs.

48. Apparently, Waldo has turned up in Colorado.

She even has a sign out. Guess she’s not impressed with the team.

49. You can’t miss seeing this guy at Georgia Tech.

This Yellow Jackets fan is clad in a superhero outfit. Think of him as a combination between Superman and Guy Fieri.

50. This cowboy stands proud of his Iowa State.

Seems to have rather bulging muscles. But the cowboy hat and overalls are ridiculous.

51. These guys in Syracuse bleed orange.

Not sure what guy’s head they’re using. But it’s pretty hilarious.

52. Doesn’t hurt to go all out for Georgia at the sidelines.

Wonder what kind of hat he’s wearing. Is that a crow? Looks like it.

53. For Bama, these ladies don their houndsooth furs.

Though the coats seem to remind me of Cruella de Vil for some reason. But these women aren’t keen on killing puppies. At least I hope so.

54. These Bama fans roll Tide in their white suits.

Well, they have Crimson Tide stuff on their suits. And they top it all off with houndsooth hats.

55. Even Santa Claus roots for the Crimson Tide

Yet, how he manages to make it to games from the North Pole is beyond me. Also, I don’t think he’s natty in a houndsooth hat.

56. Hope this guy can keep all his oranges.

Believe it or not, he’s not from Syracuse but Clemson. But I understand why you may be mistaken.

57. Diamond pants are all the rage at Clemson.

The pants are in white, orange, and purple. But they’re quite the latest in Clemson fan fashion.

58. Apparently, the lobster shouts for Southern Methodist.

Didn’t think you’d see lobsters near Dallas, Texas. But whatever.

59. At Florida State, the bacon always cheer.

Wonder what bacon has to do with the Seminoles. Whatever the case, these guys are utterly ridiculous.

60. This Joker girl always vouches for Georgia.

Hope she doesn’t ask why you’re being so serious. Because nothing good can come of it.

61. Best to put on one’s best pimp clothes for Boise State.

Yes, it’s kind of offensive. And it’s a given that the leopard print is tacky as hell.

62. Yellow tiger stripes should always show at LSU.

Though one must cover in purple body paint first. Am I the only one who thinks body paint is ridiculous?

63. Beware of the Red Scare at Dayton.

This is a snapshot from the March Madness tournament. I don’t think the Flyers are doing so well based on the fan reactions.

64. Missouri fans never cease to make an impression.

These fans wear body paint with tiger stripes. Yet, they seem to enjoy the game.

65. This Navy fan is a real ship head.

Well, he’s wearing a ship hat. Though it seems to resemble a destroyer.

66. This Nebraska banana backs his Huskers.

I know bananas don’t grow in Nebraska. Yet, feel free to laugh at the guy’s costume nonetheless.

67. Mizzou Tiger fans rally around their king.

I bet the elder guy with the beard is a professor. Yet, he has a rather lofty crown.

68. This Ancient Roman rallies for his pokes at Oklahoma State.

Well, he wears an ancient helmet and an orange toga. He’ll probably go to a toga party with his frat after the game.

69. These Texas Longhorn fans always carry their Texas Lottery bags.