Gather Round All Ye Lords and Ladies to Marvel at These Magnificent Costumes of the Ye Olde Renaissance Festival (Fifth Edition)

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Around my area during weekends in late August and September, the Greater Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival is in town. While touted as a medieval fair with music, feasting, lavish costumes, and entertainment, you might end up losing a ton of your money by the end of the day. And while the jousts may look cool, keep in mind that real jousting in that era can lead to fatalities and serious injuries. After all, King Henry VIII nearly died in a jousting accident that screwed him up for the rest of his life. Whereas a French king was literally killed in one. Nonetheless, given the mishmash outfits, the Renaissance Festival has been a place for many to cosplay. Some dress as fantasy characters from Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones. Some dress in historic costume ranging from medieval to Three Musketeers. While some just put on whatever they want. Since the Renaissance Festival doesn’t care what you wear, as long as you pay.  So for your reading pleasure, I give you another assortment of lavish Renaissance Festival costumes. Enjoy.

  1. Perhaps you might want a more flowing gown.
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Hey, at least you don’t have to wear a corset. Those things can be very tight.

2. A Khal must always have his khaleesi by his side.

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Which he bought from her brother so he can get an army to storm into Westeros with. He also raped her on their wedding night. But at least he’s played by Aquaman in the show.

3. You may want to dress in purple as a peasant.

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Note that this was highly illegal in Europe during the Renaissance. Since only royalty could wear purple at the time.

4. A fairy should always spread her wings.

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This is especially true if she has vibrant butterfly wings. Also, her dress should match them.

5. Feel free to come as your favorite Disney princess.

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Well, I guess that can work. Though if you come as Snow White, stay away from apples.

6. You’d be a fool to pass by this jester.

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To be fair, jesters only played the fool. However, it was one of the few jobs in the Renaissance era where you criticize your boss and get away with it.

7. A sleek black gown may suit you.

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It’s made out of velvet and has silver shoulders. Just don’t trip on the skirt on your way out.

8. You’ll always stand out wearing bright colors.

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Since nobles usually wear the large, lavish dresses. These women deck ones of green, blue, and pink. The guy wears red.

9. Black can be quite snazzy.

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Sure they may be dressed for a funeral. But you have to love their hats.

10. These barbarians have come to party.

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They’re wearing fur, too. One guy doesn’t even wear a shirt. Because at Renaissance Festivals, it’s optional.

11. This big dead cow has room for 2.

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You can see how two people operate the cow. The thing might freak you out while passing by.

12. An ornate dress will certainly impress.

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This black one includes jewels on the bodice. Like the crown and ruff.

13. A fall fairy has flowers on her wings.

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She also wears a long-nosed half mask. Also, the flowers aren’t real. But you probably knew that.

14. You’d have a hell of a time with these 2.

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Since they come as demons. The guy even wears red armor and horns.

15. Mail can always protect.

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Not sure in the woman’s case. Since it only covers her breasts. Talk about metal.

16. Apparently, Freya stops by.

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I mean she’s dressed like a Viking. And her wings are really sensational. Still, you don’t want her to call on the Valkyrie.

17. Even fairies would like to have a good time.

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One wears green and fire. The other wears blue. But she carries her own mug.

18. Couples should always match in pattern.

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A lot of couples seem to match. Though the woman has a fantastic hat and skirt.

19. It’s not easy wearing green.

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Though these two even wear similar hats. However, their daughter just wears a normal outfit.

20. Looks like we have a dragon in our midst.

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Or at least half of one. Let’s hope they don’t start any fires, shall we?

21. When you realize that your costume isn’t as pimptastic as you thought it would be.

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Though he does wear a fancy black tunic with gold striped pantaloons and a feather hat. Not to mention he wears an awesome necklace, too.

22. Sometimes you have to tie it all up.

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Her brown dress seems to be held together through lacing. Even on the skirt and sleeves.

23. These 3 ladies have come for the dead.

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Since they’re in Dia de los Muertos costumes. A couple wear skull makeup and don skull hats.

24. Barbarian tribes women in the vicinity.

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Okay, they’re just here for the beer. Yet, you have to love their furs.

25. You can catch sight of this druid.

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Since his robes are in blue and orange. But there are those who call him Hank.

26. Always take your sword with you.

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This guy wears a plain brown tunic and pants. Though it won’t help him if the other guy wears armor.

27. These four beauties always go to the tavern together.

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They wear fantastic hats in bright colors, too. They also go to the privies together when nature calls.

28. Guess we got a couple of mad hatters.

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They seem to belong to the steampunk crowd. Though both wear top hats.

29. Even a lad must wear a fancy vest.

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This is a crocheted black vest with gold trim and buttons. But the boy doesn’t seem too happy about it.

30. A purple fairy doesn’t need a fancy skirt.

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Her skirt’s a patchwork. Yet, she wears a matching corset and wings nonetheless.

31. A plain gold trimmed dress will always do.

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This is made from velvet. And sure it’s not fancy. But it’s sure expensive.

32. A lady must always carry a bow and arrow.

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Though some Ren fairs may have a weapons policy. Still, the bow is quite huge.

33. Aren’t these 2 guys a bit too old to be knights?

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Maybe not since knights were all adult ages. But they’re not in Crusader shape.

34. A lady must have a cape of fine furs.

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Okay, the fur’s probably fake. Yet, it certainly goes well with her lovely black dress and gold tiara.

35. A Viking woman must always be modest.

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No horned helmets or boob armor for her. Just a long dress and a belt.

36. This purple fairy sits on a stump.

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Well, she’s wearing purple with green tights. Though her wings are rather transparent.

37. Say hello to the Norse Gods.

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Okay, they don’t look like the ones in the Marvel movies. Yet, at least they know how to dress. Sort of.

38. Wonder where this pairing came from.

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He’s a medieval knight. She’s an 18th century lady. But will love find a way?

39. Feel free to meet these Disney princesses.

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There’s Mulan, Ariel, and Tiana. None of these lived during the Renaissance as far as Disney canon is concerned.

40. These 2 are clad in royal purple splendor.

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Their outfits have gold trim and jewels. Yet, their hats are rather different.

41. Want to help a simple townsman?

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At least I think it’s a guy. But the capris and sandals indicate otherwise.

42. Behold, a shieldmaiden.

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She wears a red dress with green trim. The shield has all kinds of pictures on it.

43. This Scotswoman has all she needs.

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After all, that’s what belts are for. She’s even got a fan of peacock feathers.

44. This dragon is a gentleman.

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Yet, he’s dressed like he’s from the 18th century. And he wears antennas.

45. A long sack is essential for the desert.

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She carries her own walking stick. Hope she can find water.

46. These pirates have come for the rum.

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The women wear their corsets and the fanciest black hats with feathers. The guy wears a scarf and a vest.

47. Need any feathers in your hair?

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These women dress in rather colorful peasant dresses. Like the one in the purple skirt.

48. Why is this Viking so glum?

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He’s got a cool helmet and armor. Not to mention he’s got a skull bag. Guess he couldn’t bring his sword.

49. This nun is here to make music.

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Though she kind of makes blowing into her flute a habit. That the other nun can’t stand it anymore.

50. We seem to have a couple of fancy pirates.

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Seems like these two made their costumes from a rug. Yet, they seem to have a rather good time.

51. What the hell are these Puritans doing here?

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After all, don’t they consider fun sinful? Seriously, these people don’t even celebrate Christmas.

52. Queen Liz celebrates a golden occasion.

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Since she wears a golden dress as Gloriana. Still, don’t ask why she stays single. It’s mostly political.

53. Seems this woman dresses in rags.

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Well, she’s supposed to be dressed like she’s some spirit. Though she doesn’t have much of a corset.

54. Perhaps you might want to dress in glorious pink.

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Though I’m not sure if such shades existed in the 1500s. Yet, she wears a black corset over all those layers.

55. A yellow dress can always flatter.

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Yet, since this is the 21st century, she can make it as comfortable as she’d like. Since historical accuracy isn’t a benchmark at Ren fairs.

56. The faun gets all the chicks.

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He’s shirtless with horns and a fur bottom. Then again, James McAvoy’s Mr. Tummus was much better looking.

57. An elf girl should have a nice spring dress.

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She wears a dress with a corset and boots. Perfect for a nice Renaissance festival.

58. You don’t always need to dress in flashy colors.

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She wears an cream dress with blue. Has a tiara around her head.

59. Want a wooden sword?

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Because metal swords can actually kill people. Though it’s not nice being hit by one either.

60. She prefers an old swashbuckler.

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He even wears an old-fashioned mustache. You’d almost think him a musketeer.

61. Jon Snow and Daenerys are the king and queen everyone wants to rule.

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Too bad their relationship didn’t last. Since Dany went crazy and burned down King’s Landing. So Jon had to kill her.

62. White can always make one stand out.

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This couple dresses to attract stains. Though the woman has a goblet on her belt.

63. Want to ride this centaur?

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Sure he may not seem straight out of Fantasia. But you can put a saddle on him.

64. Just between two grizzled pirates.

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To be fair, pirates didn’t have white and gray beards. Because most of them were under 30 and usually didn’t live past that age.

65. These two don’t come with much on them.

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I bet you they’re supposed to be tribespeople. Yet, they’re really pushing it with the dress code.

66. Walking in the bushes, are we?

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He wears a fancy black tunic and a feather hat. She wears a gold and blue dress with a pearl net.

67. Looks like we have a little Robin Hood in the making.

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Though he should be careful when climbing that tree. Still, wonder if he’s got help from his merry men.

68. Get a load of these royals.

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They even wear matching outfits and crowns. King even has a nice lion on his tunic.

69. You’ll have a good time with these pirates.

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They all quite stunningly dressed. Some even carry the swagger.

70. Gandalf and Legolas stop by.

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So take advantage of all the Middle Earth photo ops while you can. Since it won’t be long till they have to head for Mordor.

71. Forest spirit just needs a cup of ale.

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She wears a green leaf dress. But you have to love her flower garland on her head.

72. You might find this fairy up a tree.

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She has red tights and a brown skirt. Got to like the feathered headdress.

73. This wedding gets a royal sendoff.

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Yes, you can get married at a Renaissance Festival. Though I wouldn’t necessarily recommend that. Still, that knight salute is pretty awesome.

74. This woman has a very long horn.

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She’s dressed like a gypsy. Yet, I wonder what sound she gets from that.

75. I don’t think they have the droids they’re looking for.

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Stormtroopers have gone to the wrong venue. Padme Amidala’s in the front by the way.

76. These guys are here to entertain.

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They’re all dressed like a trio of troubadours. Got to like their snazzy hats.

77. Mind if he uses his telescope?

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Since he needs to stand it up on a stick. Also, don’t mind his ridiculous feather hat and big pantaloons.

78. Want to hang out with a Scottish Stormtrooper?

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Didn’t know Imperial Stormtroopers can be Scottish. Still, he won’t find the droids he’s looking for in that kilt and tam.

79. Blue fairy or purple fairy?

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They both wear long dresses and large wings. One even has flowers on her skirt.

80. Perhaps a white dress and corset is all you need.

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Hers has a flower and fringes. She’s also Vanessa Hudgens.

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

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As with my NFL costume post, I decided not to use my own picture to open it this year since photo ops require considerable preparation beforehand. Anyway, while American football fans look forward to their favorite NFL team play, school will soon be in session. And this means college football season will soon begin. In many places in the US, you’ll find people who are more diehard over their college teams than those in the pros. Mostly because they either went to the college or the college in question is closer to where they live. You can see this prevalent in the South, particularly in places like Alabama, Arkansas, and Mississippi. Thus, you’ll probably find plenty of sports fans in ridiculous costumes. So for your reading pleasure I give you another assortment of them. Most of them will be from NCAA Div. I teams. Enjoy.

  1. Here you can see a real life San Diego State University Aztec.
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Sure, it might be cultural appropriation. But unlike the Chargers, at least the SDSU Aztecs won’t desert to LA.

2. Bane and Iron Man can always come out to support the Miami Hurricanes.

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Okay, they’re fans dressed as Iron Man and Bane in green and orange glory. Bane even has gloves depicting the school mascot.

3. You’ll see a real Orange Man among the Syracuse fans.

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Well, the guy’s in orange spandex. Still less lame than the school’s actual mascot.

4. Someone must be nuts about Ohio State.

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He’s wearing a Buckeye nut necklace for emphasis. While his wig is of red and silver.

5. Apparently, Santa Claus supports the University of Virginia.

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Okay, that’s not Santa but he’s sporting a long beard and wearing a hat. Still, don’t really see Kris Kringle cheering for the Cavaliers.

6. He wears his love for the North Carolina Tarheels on his hat.

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Well, at least on the visor. Also, he painted half his face blue.

7. These guys go blue for Xavier U.

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Xavier is a Jesuit university in Cincinnati. Its mascot is the Musketeer and you might hear about them during March Madness. And yes, these guys are painted blue.

8. Here we find a Mountaineer fan trying to playfully strangle a Tiger fan from LSU.

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One guy wears a spandex suit with a blue and gold wig. The other goes all in on purple and gold.

9. You’d think these Clemson Tiger fans were in a production of cats.

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Since they have their faces painted like a tiger. Some even wear tiger costumes.

10. Always roll the tide in Alabama.

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These guys even wear big ties. As they show their Tide boxes on a stick with toilet paper.

11. An Irish fan should go all out.

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This woman wears a shiny garland top hat you’d use in Saint Patrick’s Day decorations. Since she’s proud of Notre Dame.

12. This Auburn guy goes with the Tiger face.

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He even wears tiger fangs. While his stripes are blue on orange.

13. These guys always wear their love for Auburn on their chest.

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Since they’ve painted their chests orange while they spell out the name. Okay, it’s not spelled quite right but you get the idea.

14. They show their love for their South Florida bulls in green and gold.

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Well, a couple of them are wearing clothes. Yet, each has a bull on their chests.

15. At Texas Tech, one must put on a cowboy hat and coveralls.

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She even wears black and red face paint. Though I’m sure she can loudly shout from the stands.

16. Even dogs cheer for Boston College.

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This pooch just wears a T-Shirt. And doesn’t seem too happy its owner made dressed it.

17. Perhaps it’s time to get out the flag for the Navy.

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Yes, I know it’s a military branch not a college. But they still participate in college games.

18. WVU fans paint their faces with blue and gold.

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One wears a coonskin hat for the Mountaineers. And yes, it has the WVU logo on it.

19. At UNC, the beard must match the hat.

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As you can see, he’s wearing a fuzzy Dr. Seuss hat. While his beard is in light blue.

20. This Georgia fan always has to put on the spikes.

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Okay, at least on his shoulder pads. But at least they’re not that sharp. Also paints his face red and black.

21. You have no idea of how crazy Georgia Bulldog fans can be.

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This guy’s wearing dreadlocks and weird face paint. Also sports spiked shoulder pads.

22. This UConn Huskie fan is all jacked for March Madness.

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Since he’s wearing a basketball headdress. While his shirt depicts huskies in Andy Warhol style.

23. He wears his love for the Georgia Bulldogs on his head.

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Given that he’s bald, he makes the most of it. Also, that’s just body paint he’ll have to take off before going to bed.

24. Boba Fett arrives in Miami to cheer for the Hurricanes.

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However, he has to pick up a frozen Han Solo later on and take him to Jabba. And not in his green and orange suit of armor.

25. Seminole glitter guys, meet your dream girls.

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Okay, they don’t have as much glitter on them. But they do wear red and gold body paint for Florida State.

26. Didn’t know I could find an Imperial Stormtrooper at Alabama.

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He’s even wearing a red helmet for the Crimson Tide. Though he wouldn’t do well on the rifle team since he can’t hit anything.

27. I bid you a big warm welcome for the La Salle University Glitter Bros.

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These guys are from a Catholic college in Philadelphia. While one comes in wearing a tie.

28. This Michigan girl wears her hat for the Wolverines.

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Incredibly, she wears a Wolverine hat. And I don’t mean the one from X-Men.

29. Hope you can fan out with this guy from Virginia Tech.

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He has an orange clown wig. While his friend wears a maroon one.

30. KISS and the nuns have descended on Wisconsin.

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The nuns even wear their Wisconsin pride on their habits. While some of the KISS members have red make up on.

31. Want these fans to spell it out for you?

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The guys painted “Clemson” on their chests, letter by letter. Save the one who’s got a pawprint instead.

32. This guy’s gone all red for Georgia.

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He wears a red visor and wig on his head to match his face. Not to mention spiked shoulder pads.

33. Never thought I’d come across a real hog head.

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Well, he’s an Arkansas Razorbacks fan. As you can see by his hat. Still, you don’t want to run into 30-50 of them.

34. These fans gather for a pow wow at Florida State.

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Yes, they’re in Native costume and it’ll sure offend many. But this is a ridiculous fan post. So it goes.

35. Even dinosaurs go for Michigan.

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These are fans in inflatable T-Rex costumes. Though you’d think they came all the way from Jurassic Park to watch the game.

36. You’d think this guy’s a real corn man.

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Cause he has a cob on his head and each of his arms. And yes, he looks really silly.

37. Things can be weird at a Nebraska game.

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Two guys are wearing coveralls. While a woman’s dressed up like an ear of corn. After all, Nebraska’s home of the Huskers.

38. Someone from Kentucky is all blue in the face.

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Relax, he’s wearing face paint and a blue wig. Yet, you’d almost think he’ll freeze during March Madness.

39. He’s all horned up for the Georgia Bulldogs.

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For he’s wearing horns on his head. Another of the Spike Squad.

40. These Virginia Tech fans come in shoulder pads and capes.

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They’ve even painted their faces. But fortunately, their shoulder pads are leather.

41. Make way for the Longhorn fan with the massive horns.

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Hope those horns don’t weigh him down. But when he comes, get out of the way.

42. There’s a Joker sporting a Mohawk.

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Okay, that’s a Georgia fan dressed as the Joker. Also wears spiked shoulder pads.

43. You’ll find a superheroine among these Seminoles fans.

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She wears a cape and mask, too. While she carries her things in her own utility belt.

44. In Arizona State, feel free to put on a fedora and laderhozen.

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It’s even funnier that this guy doesn’t look the least bit German. Even wears matching yellow Ray Bans.

45. These women go all purple for Clemson.

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Seems like they’re wearing a combination of tank tops and body paint. And yes, they’ve painted their faces.

46. You have to be mad not support the Oregon Ducks.

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And no, this guy’s not the Mad Hatter. Just an Oregon Ducks fan with eccentric fashion sense.

47. These glitter women don their Seminole headdresses.

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Wait a minute, Seminoles wouldn’t wear those headdresses. Those are Plains warbonnets. Cultural appropriation.

48. If there’s a fire in Arizona, you might want to see this guy.

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Okay, he’s an Arizona Coyote fan. Here he holds a the state flag and a Sun Devil plushie.

49. Always go green for Notre Dame.

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Though I’m not sure dressing like a gangster leprechaun at a disco is the way to go. Then again to each his own.

50. When it comes to Notre Dame, this guy’s all green.

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He’s even wearing a green tuxedo shirt with Irish flag suspenders. While his hat has all kinds of pins.

51. You don’t want to see a leprechaun without his shirt.

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Though he’s decked in green body paint, you can still see his tattoos. Hope he’s not drunk on whiskey.

52. A yellow war bonnet is always essential for an Oregon Ducks game.

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For God’s sake why wear that? Oregon’s mascot is Donald Duck. Then again, the fan may be Native American. But even so, I don’t think Oregon Indians wore them.

53. Mr. Goldskull just came for the Baylor Bears.

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If the Bears lose, he’ll curse the players so that they’ll lead lives of pain and misery should they go to the NFL. Also wears a matching golden chain.

54. This Duck isn’t having it.

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That’s an Oregon Duck fan in a hockey mask. They also wear a gold and yellow cape.

55. This fan’s going to light things up at Oregon.

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Well, he wears an Oregon hat lined with lights. While he’s got his face painted in green and yellow.

56. A Trojan sits down for a game at USC.

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He even wears a Trojan helmet. Though I don’t think it’ll help him in the Southern California heat.

57. There are people of all stripes who go for the Baylor Bears.

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These people are all wearing striped ref shirts with their team colors. One’s wearing a silly yellow wig.

58. Sesame Street is brought to you by the letters S and J for Saint Joseph University.

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Well, we have Big Bird and Cookie Monster. By the way, St. Joseph is a Jesuit college in Philadelphia.

59. A Northwestern girl came down with a grave case of pom pom hair.

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Oh, she has pom poms in her hair. Well, that’s school spirit for you.

60. I now give you, Basketball man.

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He’s a Baylor fan wearing a basketball hat. I know it looks incredibly hilarious and ridiculous.

61. And now, let me introduce you to Wagonhead.

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Since he’s wearing a Conestoga wagon on his head. Though to be fair, he’s from the University of Oklahoma.

62. Blue and white hair is all the rage at the University of North Carolina.

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Why does she have a zipper on her head? Does she wear another face during the game?

63. Somebody’s really mad about basketball.

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These fans from Florida University wear basketballs and nets on their heads. And all for their love of the Gators.

64. This tuxedo pig always knows how to stay classy.

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This person is a Razorback fan from the University of Arkansas. And wears the hog hat to match.

65. Behold, the Notre Dame Light Irish Brigade.

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Mostly because they have light green faces. One’s even totally green.

66. Apparently, someone came in dressed as Joe Boeheim.

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He must be some guy at Syracuse. Though judging from the costume, he doesn’t seem to have great fashion sense.

67. Supermen always cheer for Oklahoma Sooners.

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Though they wear red and white body paint for the school colors. One even wears a flamboyant red wig.

68. Introducing Pom Pom Man.

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Since his outfit’s made from pom poms. Though he must be hot in Alabama.

69. You’d think this Notre Dame leprechaun is on weed.

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Given he’s got a green wig and wears slanty sunglasses. Yeah, he’s totally high on something.

70. These 3 leprechauns always stick together.

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Since they all have the same kind of hat and beards. While unlike other Irish, they drink Budweiser beer.

71. Michigan Stormtrooper stops by a Wolverines game.

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Yet, don’t trust him with a T-shirt cannon. Because he won’t hit anything.

72. My, he must have really big hands.

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This guy’s from University of Miami. Since his hands are green and orange on both sides.

73. Hope you can cover all with these Illinois fans.

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They also have their faces painted orange and black. As their coveralls are striped.

74. Darth Vader is very disappointed with the Miami Hurricanes.

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And if they don’t win, he’ll force choke the players. So they better get their act together.

75. This lucha guy is all in for the Arkansas Razorbacks.

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He also wears a poncho. While his lady friend dons a cowboy hat.

76. What’s with the Husky face?

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Well, he’s wearing a Husky mask and hat. And yes, he’s totally freaking me out right now.

77. These announcers don’t know what’s coming to them.

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These are fans from Arizona State. One’s dressed as an eagle. One’s a unicorn. One’s a scary clown.

78. This Superman comes all the way from Kansas.

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Though he’s just here to support his team. And unlike the one in the comics, his suit has shorts.

79. This Arizona State Sun Devil fan is all in the red.

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Well, he wears a red spandex body suit. While he sports a flaming yellow wig on his head.

80. Goldy’s got a few friends at Minnesota.

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The guys are in gopher costumes. Like they’re supporting Punxsutawney Phil on Groundhog Day.

81. These Georgia Tech fans can always form a yellow line.

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One of them has a unicorn mask. While the rest have flaming yellow wigs.

82. Apparently, the Pharaoh is on Team Gonzaga.

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Well, one has that Egyptian headdress on. Yet, I wonder if the college treats him like a king on the Nile.

83. Someone at Georgia knows the ways of the Force.

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Then again, Sith use the red lightsaber. Yet, only 2 they are, no more, no less.

84. The green masked guy has to look smashing at the game.

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His mask has an orange has a handle bar mustache. He also wears an orange tie and sunglasses.

85. These Seton Hall fans have gone a bit formal.

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Seton Hall’s a Catholic university in New Jersey. While these guys are all in spandex tuxedo suits.

86. Well, here’s a Ram who’s not so Rowdy at Colorado State.

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He seems rather tired. While his ram ears are quite plushy.

87. Sometimes you got to go with the pattern.

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As you can see, his comes directly from his hat. And yes, he painted a complex cross on his face.

88. This Florida International Elf roots for the Golden Panthers.

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Apparently, he’s spending football season in Miami instead of at the North Pole. Also, he should be roasting.

89. Perhaps one can spell out FIU on their midriffs.

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These women have done just that. And they’re wearing bikini tops to show.

90. Hope you find these Northwestern fans interesting.

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One’s a scary clown in a purple suit. The other wears half a mask and a purple cape.

91. At Boisie State, you can’t wear a sombrero without blue hair.

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Wonder what he’s shouting in the stick he’s carrying. Still, at least the sombrero adds a colorful touch.

92. Wonder what’s gone through these Penn State players.

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Okay, they’re fans. Yet, those faces in the football helmets seem rather silly to me.

93. One can’t wear too many necklaces for LSU.

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Seems like he’s about to attend a Mardi Gras party afterwards. Even wears a purple jester hat.

94. You’ll be bound to find a piñata girl at Boise State.

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But please don’t hit her with a stick. Because that counts as assault and battery. Also, you don’t want the candy she has inside her.

95. Didn’t know the Chick Fil-A cow roots for Alabama.

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Given the CEO opposes LGBT rights, it makes a lot of sense. Still, funny how the cow wears a red cape.

96. This skeleton guy always supports his East Carolina Pirates.

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Well, the skull face is mostly face paint. But he also wears a bandana and sunglasses to look cool.

97. You’d think this East Carolina gal is from the 17th century.

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She’s clearly dressed up as a pirate. Even wears an eye patch with a jeweled skull and cross bones.

98. Elvis has come to Iowa.

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Thought Elvis would be for Ole Miss or Tennessee. Oh, wait, he never went to college.

99. Even gophers like the Golden Gophers.

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Okay, she’s wearing a gopher mask. Yet, don’t bet on her crawling into a hole in February.

100. Don’t mess with this South Carolina chicken.

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He’s supposed to be a gamecock, said to be used in cockfighting. Also has his own superhero sidekick.

NFL Fans Dressed and Ready for Game Day (Fifth Edition)

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Though August has no notable holidays, it’s a rather busy month. For one, people usually take their vacations around this time. Second, it’s back to school season, making stores busy given how parents scramble for their kids’ supplies. But August also kicks off the NFL pre-season. And the Steelers’ first pre-season game is on Friday, August 9. Given that I’m not a big sports fan at all, I’ll most likely watch Netflix instead. Nonetheless, given that football is incredibly important where I live, I must do posts to boost my stats since they’ve been recently lagging. Anyway, one of the huge features of sporting events is seeing some fans in their outlandish costumes. Because for them, wearing their team’s jersey isn’t enough. The NFL is no exception. And yes, people do look ridiculous in them. So for your reading pleasure, I give you another assortment of NFL costumes.

  1. You might find a scary face among the stands in Miami.
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And it’s not Ray Finkle. Rather it’s a guy in a orange and aqua green horror movie mask to support the Dolphins.

2. Feel free to go blue for the Dallas Cowboys.

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And thank God, they’re wearing shirts. Still, one guy has a silver star on his face.

3. No pink dress can have too many baubles if you’re supporting the Atlanta Falcons.

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Her dress even includes sequins. While her hat consists of hot pink feathers.

4. Perhaps your hat should have some of your favorite players.

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These are Browns fans. So the players aren’t that great. Still, like the bones on the other guys’ hats.

5. For Seahawks fans, the hair should always match the face paint.

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And yes, his mohawk is in green, blue, and silver. Fortunately, the Seahawks are usually good enough to make the playoffs.

6. Huge support for one’s team always requires a huge hat.

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This guy has a Dr. Seuss type hat in support of his Tennessee Titans. Wonder why you don’t hear about that team very often.

7. A Broncos fan should always drive in a Broncos car.

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Sure it’s small. But I’m positive it cost this guy a fortune. But he seems proud of it in his horse hat.

8. The Houston Texan fans have their horns out.

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The horns are made from paper mache. But they’re also in red and blue to support the team.

9. She has her love for the Pittsburgh Steelers all over her face.

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Well, she has the logo on the face. Also wears a boa of black and gold feathers around her neck and beneath her coat.

10. A Detroit Lions fan wallows in shame.

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Given that they didn’t win a game one season. Still, they’re not known as a winning team. But I think the bag on the guy’s head is hilarious.

11. This man’s ready for Packers business.

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He even wears a cheese tie with coveralls. Would be funnier if he wore the tie with a green suit.

12. Don’t forget to have a beer on tap.

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This Browns fan has a beer bottle on his hard hat. Comes very handy given the Browns’ track record.

13. This Buffalo Bills fan is here to show his support.

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He’s wearing a rather interesting jacket, too. Not sure who Talley is. Must be one of the players.

14. One has to be strong to root for the Bills.

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This guy has a blue muscle shirt on along with a pink cape to support Breast Cancer Awareness. It’s said to match his red fro and beard.

15. A cat face is essential for those who love the Carolina Panthers.

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She has blue etchings on it as well. Still, at least it’s not black since that would be a huge problem.

16. Red Alert! Packers car coming through.

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Has a cheese on top. Wonder how much it cost to put this car in Packer colors. Probably an arm and a leg.

17. A Seahawks queen must always have the logo on her face.

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She has jewels around her eyes. And even wears a tiara on her silver, green, and blue hair.

18. You might want to don a full body suit to support your Cincinnati Bengals.

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Yes, it’s made from orange spandex. Also wears a headdress with orange and black feathers.

19. Don’t forget your dreadlock hat.

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This Steeler fan even has a black and gold face paint. Nonetheless, I’m not sure if the hat’s even necessary.

20. Bengal fans always stick together.

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One guy has a leather Bengal helmet. The other wears a tiger hat with black and orange clown hair.

21. Always be bundled up for a New England Patriots game.

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His face is painted red, white, and blue. While his hat sports blue and silver fuzz that’s most likely not his real hair.

22. Is he wearing a mask or is that face paint?

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Well, the style makes you think this Seahawks fan is wearing a mask. But he’s actually sporting face paint. Then again, the green part’s probably a Phantom mask.

23. This dog is all in for the San Diego Chargers.

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Excuse me, LA Chargers. Then again, its owner probably dressed the dog in that outfit for a photo op anyway.

24. Chargers fans got to wear lightning bolts on their heads.

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One has a lightning bolt hat. The other has the lightning bolt painted on his bald head.

25. These Charger fans know how to shock the Chiefs.

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The woman the left has a Chargers visor hat with blue and yellow hair. While she also sports a blue and yellow wig along with a blue cape. Not to mention both hold large lightning bolts.

26. This 49ers fan shows his Super Bowl pride.

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But don’t mention Colin Kaepernick who played for the team. Because I think the guy’s white.

27. These Rams fans sport the curly clown wigs.

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The wigs are in blue and gold. While they sport skull makeup akin to the Day of the Dead.

28. This Baltimore man runs on purple.

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He supports the Ravens, by the way. Even wears a purple hat and holds a purple towel and pom poms.

29. These Raiders fans have face masks on their sombreros.

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Seems like a long time to get to any Raiders fans. Though sombreros don’t offer the same head protection as helmets do.

30. This Raiders fan is an American patriot at heart.

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Well, the logo he’s wearing has shiny red, white, and blue decorations. Don’t think it’s enough to help the team though.

31. This New Orleans Saints fan’s got a helmet with a visor.

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Wonder how he sees through that thing. Then again, the visor might function like sunglasses.

32. These Steeler ladies rock in their black and gold gear.

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One even wears Steeler sunglasses. While they both sport similar Steeler Scarves.

33. For this Green Bay Packers fan, a cheese head’s not enough.

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This one has Green Bay Packers logos all over his hat. The cheese even has a cape.

34. This Packers fan meets with an ancient soldier.

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The guy on the right is a Tennessee Titans fan. He wears a Roman Centurion helmet and a fur cape.

35. These Houston Texan fans know how to get their freak on.

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3 of them wear sombreros and skull masks. One wears a bandana and big pendant necklaces.

36. A Raiders fan needs a skull on each shoulder.

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And both have to have mohawks and go with the chains. While the chains also have to have skulls on them.

37. An Arizona Cardinals fan always sports a bird mask.

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Well, it’s a bird mask in the luchador style. Even has fake red hair on top.

38. This fiery man comes for the Denver Broncos.

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You’d almost think he’s on fire with his orange face and hair. But that’s just face paint and a wig.

39. As far as this guy’s concerned, the Cleveland Browns have gone to the dogs.

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Then again, the dog is the Cleveland Browns mascot. Still, the team’s not going to win Super Bowls anytime soon.

40. Seems we got a real New Orleans firefighter.

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He’s in a Saints-inspired firefighter outfit. As he waves an American flag.

41. Minnesota Viking fans come in all shades.

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You see some guys in camo along with a guy in a superhero outfit. One even wears a fire helmet with horns.

42. All a Raiders fan needs is a banner and as a silver skull mask.

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Sure it’s not as ridiculous as some of the others. But it still goes with the Raiders skull schtick.

43. He shows his love for the Seahawks all over his face.

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His fan face even includes sharp teeth. Still, why anyone would do face paint like this is beyond me.

44. This woman paint herself in the black and gold.

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To be fair, she’s only using that face paint pattern to emulate the hair. Still, if it wasn’t for the gold stripe in the middle, she’d be in deep shit.

45. This Cowboys fan is all decked out for the game.

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He has blue and white stars on his face. While he wears a large blue cowboy hat and a white cape.

46. Behold, the Colts transformer.

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He has a Colts mask with Colts stuff on it. But no one knows who he is.

47. Chargers fans, put on your clown wigs.

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One has a white wig. The other has a yellow one. But if they live in San Diego, they’re screwed.

48. Elvis has come to the Tennessee Titans game.

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Well, Memphis is in Tennessee so it fits. But Elvis grew up in Mississippi so he might’ve been a fan of the Saints.

49. A fan wears skulls to support his Oakland Raiders.

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Guy has a skull on each shoulder and one on his chest. One of them has a Dallas Cowboys helmet in its jaws.

50. This Philadelphia Eagles fan lets the eagle soar.

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Fan is even dressed like an eagle. Wears a feather wig and fur sleeves.

51. The Minnesota Viking sounds his horn.

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To be fair, real Vikings didn’t wear horned helmets in battle. But since the Vikings’ mascot does, here you go.

52. Apparently, Red Skull is a Cardinals fan.

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Actually that’s a skull mask painted in a Cardinal motif. Still, like the fuzzy suit jacket.

53. These Saints gladiators will protect you.

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Each one carries a shield with a fleur de lis. And both have a fleur de lis on their faces.

54. This Patriots fan comes with all stars and stripes.

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He’s got his face painted and wears a foam Patriots logo hat. Though don’t mention Brady’s deflated footballs.

55. One must always look one’s best for a Raiders game.

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She seems more dressed for the Venice Carnival than a football game. But her outfit sports silver and black nonetheless.

56. Cincinnati has its own Captain Obvious.

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He wears a Bengals hat along with an orange and black suit. Not to mention, ushers other stadium goers to their seats at the big game.

57. To this fighter, the Cowboys are #1.

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He’s wearing a silver luchador mask. While he’s holding a Cowboys banner.

58. These Bronco fans arrive in their sombreros.

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Their sombreros are blue with orange embroidery. While their faces are blue, orange, and white as well.

59. These Panthers fans always know how to party.

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And yet they’re wearing face paint and funky hats. The guy even sports fringe.

60. Bet you’ve never seen Packers fans like these.

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One guy has a cheese hat with a green and yellow cape. The other wears a stadium hat and a cheese necklace.

61. This fan has quite the Eagle eye.

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Even wears a white wig and sports Eagle talons. Bet he doesn’t stab anyone.

62. These Saints fans are down to honest folk.

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They’re both posing in an America Gothic like scene. And both wear coveralls in black and gold stripes.

63. Batgirl expresses her love for the New Orleans Saints.

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She wears a Venice mask and sports a black and gold boa. Thinks she’s “dat girl.”

64. You don’t want to cross this die-hard fan.

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He has a foam player hat that kind of creeps me out. But perhaps it’s because the background is a night forest.

65. When you have to go to a Renaissance Festival before attending the Super Dome.

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They’re supposed to be dressed as nuns supporting the Saints. Also, one of them is a guy.

66. Want to take a ride in his Ram car?

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Seems rather old fashioned like a convertible Model T. But doesn’t have much room for comfort.

67. This fan is all about the biz.

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He’s painted himself silver with a mohawk. While his suit jacket contains the Patriots logo.

68. This Ram fan came with the horns.

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Yes, they’re ram horns. And let’s hope he doesn’t live in Saint Louis. Since the Rams screwed that city dearly.

69. This guy’s got a steel beam through his head.

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Well, he’s a Steeler fan. And the beam is golden.

70. This Seahawks girl always comes with green hair.

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And it seems she’s not happy with the game. Also wears a white, blue, and green scarf.

71. How about matching Chicago Bears hats?

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Each bear hat wears a jersey and sports claws. Still, at least these 2 match.

72. The mohawk always has to match the mustache.

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Well, this Dolphins has a blue-green and orange mohawk and a blue-green mustache. Yet, you don’t know who he is due to his reflective sunglasses.

73. These fans are all about the defense.

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Consists of blue and orange Chicago Bears, a Tampa Bay Buccaneer, a Cowboys fan in a tiger suit, and a Saints fan in whatever. Wonder what they’re doing at this event.

74. These Redskins fans come in spiked.

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These guys wear spiked shoulder pads to support their team. Hey, at least they’re not wearing warbonnets.

75. This Raiders fan comes in all spiked.

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Don’t want to sit next to him in the stadium. After all, you might get poked by one of his shoulders.

76. It’s not easy being green.

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Unless you’re a Seahawks fan apparently. As both dad and kid sport green faces and hair.

77. These New York Giants fans come in their silver jackets.

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You’d almost think the jackets come straight out of a sci-fi movie. While their jerseys are also shiny.

78. This captain shows his support for the Carolina Panthers.

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He even carries a Panther Captain American shield. While the helmet just says K.

79. This Cowboys fan is ready for action.

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He wears a blue Cowboys hat with a blue and white luchador mask. And yes, the gloves will come off.

80. Bet you’ve never seen a Cardinals fan like this before.

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He has no shirt on and paints most of his body red. Also sports a fuzzy red wig.

81. Perhaps you should come into a stadium well dressed.

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Here this Atlanta Falcons fan wears a shiny silver dress. While a red shawl covers her shoulders. Not sure what it’s made of.

82. Shiny skulls may suit any Raiders fan.

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This guy has one on each shoulder. Don’t want to sit next to him at the game.

83. You may never guess who’s under this Saints fan’s mask.

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He wears a mask and armor. Armor even has spikes.

84. Seems like glory has gone to these Seahawks fans’ heads.

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Actually they’re masks. But they do look incredibly goofy and cartoonish that you can’t take them seriously.

85. High spikes always look great on a Patriots fan.

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They’re often used to deflate footballs. But I don’t think these spikes will do the trick.

86. The New England Patriots are among the greatest American football teams.

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This guy wears an American flag painted on his chest. His face is blue with white stars. Also, most people outside New England hate the Patriots.

87. In Jacksonville, don’t forget your Jaguar head.

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This guy hasn’t though he looks pretty foolish in it. Also doesn’t seem happy about his team.

88. Even the owl roots for the New Orleans Saints.

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Well, the owl’s taxidermied. But the guy wears a military helmet and carries a bazooka with the Saints logo.

89. Supa Saint always goes for his team.

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Kind of looks like an 1980s hair band guitarist. Or one played by Ben Stiller in a comedy.

90. Are these ladies entertained?

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These women wear black-old fashioned dresses to support their Raiders. Like their masks.

91. The Beadman is quite a mysterious figure.

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But it’s no mystery that he loves his Saints. His golden mask even sports the logo.

92. This Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan arrives in half a mask.

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He also wears a tricorn hat just like a pirate would. Or rather like a pirate would in the late 17th or early 18th centuries.

93. This Kansas City Chiefs fan is clearly on fire.

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Okay, he’s not. His fake hair just looks like it’s on fire given the team colors.

94. This Raiders fan can use a feather headdress.

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The headdress is even decked with jewels. The guy wears a black and silver luchador mask.

95. Hey, that’s not a Colts’ helmet.

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Okay, he’s got body paint Colts helmet. And yes, it looks incredibly ridiculous. Seriously, why?

96. Seahawks fans come in all types.

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Some of them can be snazzy dressers. Others look incredibly freakish. But hey, it’s all for the team.

97. Maybe the lady might want to see the Raiders win.

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Indeed her mask has a veil in the back. But she has a fancy mask party to attend afterwards.

98. You can’t wear too many beads to a game.

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How many does this Ravens fan have? And do the beads weigh him down?

99. Seems like this sly elf’s gone for the Broncos.

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He’s got pointed ears, too. And yes, he seems creepy in that cowboy hat.

100. It’s a sad life for a Browns fan.

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Mostly because they typically don’t win games. Seriously, Cleveland’s team sucks.

The Anthro World of Furry Costumes (Fourth Edition)

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Just as the 4th of July dies down over the weekend, the Furries descend onto Pittsburgh for their annual Furfest. Now given that it’s summer, you have to wonder how these people can wear these suits that can weigh as much as 70lbs. And unlike the Disney park costumes, I’m not sure if they contain fans. Nonetheless, these anthropomorphic cosplayers have been a source of endless fascination by many. Though some might resemble humanized versions of their animal, some can come in very bright colors. While some have a sort of mix-and-match critter thing going on. Anyway, for your reading pleasure, I give you another assortment of furry costumes.

  1. A fox should always show off its furs.
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At least I think it’s a fox. Still, their fur has spots on the tail, upper chest, and ears.

2. My, what a handsome pair of horns.

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Though I think they’re far from the savannah. Yet, they have hooves on their hands and feet.

3. Look, out someone’s green with envy.

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This one is green with horns and a white mane. Also, has hooves on their feet. Kind of a mix between a dog and a satyr.

4. Nothing beats spikes, horns, and scales.

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Despite that scales are usually seen on reptiles not mammals. Yet, you don’t want to go near this fantasy dog.

5. Guess this dog works for PennDOT.

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Because they’re wearing a bright orange vest. And it seems to be writing a citation. Wait a minute.

6. Need a paw?

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Someone’s willing to lend a hand. Though their ears are rather long.

7. Seems like you’ve run into a punk hyena.

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This one has red fur on the mane along with some earrings in their ear. Reminds me of a stereotypical drug dealer.

8. Perhaps a skull helmet would suit you.

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Well, this one has a skull helmet with horns on it. But it goes well with the stripes on their body.

9. A fuzzy neck can be absolutely fabulous.

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Yet, I’m not sure the black neck fur goes well with the whole fursuit. But they don’t seem to care.

10. Blue back spikes must always match the fur on top.

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And they seem to be on a beach in a palm tree location. So they must be roasting.

11. Sometimes a bright green stripe is all you need to stand out.

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Well, they have more than one neon green stripe. But they seem quite a climber from what I see in this picture.

12. One dog can have a coat of many colors.

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This one has some rainbow fur on their back. Though they’re sparkling and white up front.

13. We can all use a break now and then.

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This dog has yellow and blue fur. But right now they seem very exhausted. Must be the summer heat.

14. Someone’s getting funky on the dance floor.

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Well, they seem more like prancing than dancing. Still, they must be sweating inside that costume.

15. A shark tail can always make a dog look badass.

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Sure it doesn’t go well with a dog. But neither do clothes or the color blue.

16. Didn’t know a blue dog could have wings.

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Actually bats are the only mammals with wings as far as I know. However, don’t hug them.

17. This bunny just wants to listen to music by themselves.

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At least I think they’re a bunny. Sometimes you can’t tell what animal these furries are supposed to be.

18. Never thought I’d see a green dog before.

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Wonder what this dog would look in front of a green screen. Then again, you might not be able to see them.

19. This dog’s come well dressed.

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Seems like they’re dressed for a job interview. Hopefully, it’s for a pet store.

20. Who says dogs can’t be badass?

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And yes, they’re on a beach. Let’s hope it’s one in New England or Alaska. So they don’t succumb to heatstroke.

21. We all have our bad hair days.

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Or bad fur days in this furry’s case. Nonetheless, this dog has spots and fuzzy paws.

22. Someone’s waiting at the door.

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This leopard is dressed in regular street clothes. Hope they’re not inside an elevator.

23. Sometimes you better put your best tail forward.

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This dog just wants to strike a pose. Yet, they’re doing no favors being in front of a car.

24. Bet you didn’t see a zebra in a hotel before.

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This one has their front legs out on the balcony. Though I don’t think they have the best view.

25. This dog’s pants are totally ripped.

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Yet, I wouldn’t recommend wearing ripped jeans. Especially if they came that way on the rack.

26. Bet you want to hang out with these cool cats.

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On second thought, given the ferociousness of big cats, I’d rather not. They’ll eat me alive.

27. This blue and green dog is eager to meet you.

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They even have a matching bandana around their neck. Yet, their nose and tongue are blue, which should cause some concern.

28. You have to be batty for pink fur.

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You can see their wings. But I’m not sure if I’d run into a bat like them at night.

29. Want to get a load of this cool tiger?

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This one even wears shiny shorts. Then again, I’m not sure what those pants are.

30. You can see this dog from a mile away.

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Has 2 striped legs. One has black stripes. The other has yellow stripes.

31. Some dogs are just lone wolves.

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So it’s best to leave them alone. Since they just want to mind their own business.

32. No one could be as adorable as this black and white cat.

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Yes, they’re sitting in an adorable pose. And yes, they have pink eyes for extra cuteness.

33. Who can resist this eager purple dog?

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Well, a lot of furries don’t dress in natural color animal costumes. Still, they have pink claws and purple tiger stripes.

34. Want to get a high five?

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After all, kids will certainly go crazy over these costumed furries. Best be nice to them.

35. This dog lives for the ice and snow.

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Well, at least they won’t be subject to heatstroke. Nor would they need a coat either.

36. This lion might want a bit of privacy.

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At least according to how he stands. Though you have to admire that purple mane.

37. My, check the horns on this wolf.

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Okay, that’s definitely a fantasy creature. And yes, they have hooves on their feet, too.

38. Hope you don’t get devoured by this colorful tiger.

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This tiger is yellow with blue stripes. Wears a red bandana to round up the primary colors.

39. Bet you’ve never seen a bird this big before.

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Apparently, this bird is quite fuzzy, too. However, I don’t see any feathers though.

40. Never thought I’d see a purple dog like this.

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This one has big paws on their feet with bright blue claws. Wonder how they sit with that costume on.

41. Perhaps you might take a look at this majestic wolf.

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This one’s wearing a ragged dress. Like she’s wandering a dark forest.

42. Even dragons must take a break once in awhile.

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Sure they don’t seem like they’re the kind to burn King’s Landing. But piss them off and you’ll live to regret it.

43. This lynx just wants to say hello.

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In case you don’t know, these fursuits can cost thousands of dollars. This is among the cheaper ones.

44. I don’t want to know what this lion will do to this gingerbread man.

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Relax, the gingerbread man is a prop since it’s a plush. But the pose still makes you worry.

45. Want this doe to give you the time of day?

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Well, this one just constitutes of a deer mask and a dress. Simple as that.

46. Your claws can never be too long.

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Don’t worry, they’re plush like the rest of the costume. This critter just likes showing them off.

47. Care for a trip to the beach?

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Whoever’s wearing this costume must be sweating balls. Might have a tiger-striped fish tail.

48. Perhaps you might like a couple of colorful tails.

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One tail is black and bright blue. The other is rainbow. But both have dog faces.

49. Make sure the scarf matches the fur.

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Yet, they look at the camera like it’s up in their shit. And want you to back off.

50. This beast seems to enjoy a nice gold goblet of wine.

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Guess this chimera likes the finer things in life. Hope it doesn’t rain.

51. Someone is a bit husky.

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Since this one is a husky dog, obviously. But unlike those in Alaska, they don’t pull a sled.

52. You’d call this a hipster bat.

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Since they’re totally out of the mainstream. Their fur is even in neon colors.

53. Just a couple of wolves in each others arms.

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Though their den is way nicer than a lot of wolf dens. Despite it still being messy.

54. Hope you can’t get enough yellow and blue fuzz.

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Since they have yellow and blue fur. Not sure what that animal this is supposed to be.

55. Bright colors always make one stand out.

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This dog is blue and orange. Wears a checked bandana and black rimmed glasses without lenses.

56. Someone’s really playing possum.

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Even in bright blue and white, this furry possum’s quite ugly. Seems more like a neon rat.

57. This gray bunny only wants a hug.

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Seems straight from an anime. Though they’re gray and spotted.

58. Perhaps you’d like a calico fox.

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This one is in red, black, and white. And their back is quite elaborate don’t you think?

59. How about give this lion a hug?

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The lion even has their own collar. Though lions aren’t known for being anywhere domestication material.

60. A colorful bat should spread their wings.

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This one has vibrant green and yellow wings. Even matches with the bat ears.

61. No one could resist this striped cat.

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This one has a couple of horns on top. Also has big anime eyes.

62. A dog much match their bandana.

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This one has purple, pink, and blue fur. And they sit with their paws raised.

63. Get a look at these colorful paws.

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Paw colors are black, purple, green, and blue. Their legs have blue and purple stripes.

64. Green and pink always make a fine combination.

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This one has a green head along with pink and black lower paws. Seems like they’re ready for a speedskating race.

65. Ever heard of a punk panther?

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This one is green with spikes. Has a jacket with plenty of badges.

66. This punk dog prefers to hang around.

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This one has a leather vest, T-shirt, and a red collar. Even has a mohawk style, too.

67. Perhaps you’d flee from this infernal black beast.

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Don’t worry, they’re just a furry. Has horns and hooves.

68. Could you see the bat behind the wings?

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Seems like they’re wrapped in them. Wonder how they could sit down like that.

69. A leg can always use a few stars.

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This one has rainbow stars. Also rainbow fur on the head.

70. This deer is what you’d call a real lumberjack.

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Even carries a real ax along with jeans and a flannel shirt. Underneath, he wears suspenders and a bra.

71. I guess we found a real Playboy Bunny.

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He’s a bunny wearing a suit. Also the photo is black and white like it’s the 1960s and he’s Don Draper.

72. This majestic fox carries quite an impression.

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Mainly because they have antlers and blue in their fur. Also, their tail is quite long.

73. This dog rocks in the black and gold.

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I’m sure it will help them get free drinks in Pittsburgh during Furfest. Though their costume is more white than anything.

74. Apparently, a creature can have 3 eyes.

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The third eye is on top. Is also blue with spots all over their fur.

75. Blue and black make for a nice combination.

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Contains white claws with black ears and paws. Wonder if they have a beaver tail.

76. Perhaps you’d want to hang out with this leopard.

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Seems like they’re getting ready for the holidays. Though you wouldn’t want most cats to be near a tree.

77. This gray cat just wants to say hello.

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They have big eyes to inspire people to cuddle them. Also, has big ears.

78. Get a load on this colorful tiger.

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This one is mostly neon green and orange with yellow stripes. Won’t have much trouble seeing them in the dark.

79. Standing next to the genuine article.

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This snow leopard resembles the picture on the restaurant. Sure, it’s not an exact likeness.

80. Bet you didn’t see a bear like this.

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Almost blends in with the snow. Yet, you wouldn’t want to picnic near them.

Fun with Easter Bonnets (Fifth Edition)

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Now it’s on to Easter bonnets. After all, it wouldn’t be Easter if we didn’t have these outrageous spring hats. Anyway, what began as an item women would show off during the Easter Sunday church services has become a must have for men, women, and kids. Now you have plenty of crazy hats on the Easter parade, particularly in New York City. Of all the years I’ve written these Easter bonnet posts, I’ve seen plenty of these hats depicting not only Easter motifs and signs of spring, but also other things like Angry Birds, dinosaurs, and Star Wars. Sometimes these were kids’ craft projects from school. Sometimes these are adult creations meant to show off their fashion or artistic skills. Nonetheless, for your reading pleasure, I give you another assortment of crazy Easter bonnets. Enjoy.

  1. Even a canary must have their own Easter bonnet.
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Though it’s in a cage for good measure. Yet, the cage is opened for some reason.

2. No Easter bonnet can have enough pom pom chicks.

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Also includes yellow feathers, eggs, and bunnies. Like the bejeweled butterflies.

3. You can’t celebrate Easter without wearing a large egg.

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Sits atop on pink flowers and white lilies. Contains a bunny and eggs inside.

4. Hope you can catch your favorite neighborhood Spider Bunny.

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This is an Easter version of Spiderman. And yes, this hat was made for a boy.

5. Perhaps you might like a large flower hat.

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Most of the pink rose is made out of tissue paper. But the little girl is delighted.

6. You will find plenty of chicks fitting in a nest.

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The chicks are made from pom poms. And yes, they’re adorable.

7. Sometimes a hat may require multiple baskets.

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Both these hats contain long poles and hula hoops. They’re also wearing crazy hair with Easter eggs.

8. Seems like these chicks have hatched from the egg carton.

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The eggs are of several different colors. While the chicks are comprised of pom poms.

9. Seems like this dandelion puffed up early.

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Well, she has a bunch of sticks in a helmet. Let’s hope none of the seeds flutter around.

10. Apparently, the bunny just had to dive in.

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Yes, there’s an Easter bonnet for that. And yes, one of the flowers is a pinwheel.

11. Would you like a flower garden on your head?

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Most of the flowers here have rather showy petals. Though they’re not exactly real.

12. Need an Easter bonnet for boys? Tried dinosaurs.

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After all, birds evolved from dinosaurs. They also laid eggs.

13. This Easter bonnet is covered in daisies.

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Well, they seem like a certain kind of daisy. Though they do have a springtime charm.

14. This chick is almost too big for the nest.

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This one has a nest on top with chirping chickies. While the bunnies and chicks on the brim are made out of pom poms.

15. Flowers can make pirate hats extra springy.

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They’re even dressed like pirates to illustrate a point. Then again, they may be celebrating Easter at Renaissance Festival.

16. An Easter bonnet should always have spring flowers.

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Here she wears flowers of all different colors. So pretty.

17. Chicks always love the grass.

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The top is covered with daisies. The brim consists of Easter grass.

18. Even men enjoy wearing flowers once in awhile.

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Here this old man wears a cone hat with flowers. The big yellow one is quite showy.

19. Some men delight in the flowers of spring.

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The flowers here have long stems. But the guy seems happy nonetheless.

20. Chicks always enjoy chirping in the nest.

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The nest is full of Easter grass. While the flowers surrounding it are daffodils.

21. Perhaps you’d like a large hat with big flowers for Easter.

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Well, at least it fits her curls. While the bow on her straw hat is blue.

22. An Easter bonnet should always include some eggs.

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This one has eggs dangling from the brim. Topped with eggs, feathers, flowers, and rabbit ears.

23. Perhaps you’d want to wear a bunny house.

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The bunny house isn’t much. Yet, the hat is mostly surrounded by fencing and Easter eggs. Love the roses.

24. A spring robin rests on an Easter bonnet.

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After all, they say that the robin is a sign of spring. Like the flowers, too.

25. Perhaps a Humpty Dumpty hat will suit your fancy.

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Okay, this one is kind of creepy. Still, what the hell does Humpty Dumpty have to do with Easter?

26. These chicks make ideal nest eggs.

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That’s because the chicks are made from eggs. The other part of the hat contains sheep and bunnies.

27. You’d think she was tiptoeing through the tulips.

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Most of these are yellow, orange, and red. Yet, this woman stands like a rose.

28. A big hat creates a huge impression.

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This one has plenty of feathers. Though she often has to hold the brim.

29. Nobody could resist a feathered chick.

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Has felt beak and feet along with googly eyes. So cute.

30. You can’t get over this sheepy head.

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Reminds me of those sheep from the Wallace and Gromit cartoons. So cute.

31. You’ll keep warm in this crocheted bunny hat.

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Though it’s kind of funny that it’s worn by a grown man. Even includes a nose and whiskers.

32. 2 fancy hats are better than one.

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Each has a pastel garland and dangling Easter eggs. Not to mention, both have bunnies, flowers, and eggs on top.

33. Even a broken egg will do for an Easter bonnet.

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The purple Easter egg is made from papier-mâché. While it sits atop a straw hat.

34. This bike helmet is covered in chicks.

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The chicks are all made out of pom poms. As a green ribbon hands in back.

35. Bright tulle can always look sensational.

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This Easter bonnet contains a necklace and pink flowers. But the tulle colors are so vibrant.

36. Any little girl would love this Frozen Easter bonnet.

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This one even has a castle. Also decked with purple and pink tulips.

37. A pink straw hat should include rabbit ears.

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The ears sure look fuzzy. Has pom pom chicks and bunnies at the brim and top.

38. Paper bowls always make nifty Easter bonnets.

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They even have paper roses. So adorable.

39. Perhaps you might wear an Easter bonnet with a floral bunny.

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The bunny even has eggs dangling from its head. Perfect for any Easter parade.

40. This Easter features a skillet of eggs and bacon.

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This woman’s Easter bonnet is a pan of eggs and bacon. Some people call this breakfast.

41. Nothing makes an Easter parade better than a big old pie.

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This is for an Easter bonnet competition. This woman does Waitress.

42. A straw bonnet can always use a few feathers.

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The pink flowers are along the brim. Also includes eggs and pom pom chicks.

43. These Easter bonnets are all color coded for your convenience.

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Each of these have flowers on top. They also wear matching feather boas for good measure.

44. Put these people together and they’re an amusement park.

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Includes a hot air balloon, carousel, and ferris wheel. And yes, it’s so whimsical.

45. Daisies will always have to go in the back.

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Well, this hat is kind of low key. But the flowers usually go on top.

46. Easter bonnets don’t always have to be for mommies.

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Well, this is a typical Easter bonnet. But this guy’s daughter thinks it’s cute and hilarious.

47. Sometimes a simple Easter bonnet will do.

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Contains eggs and flowers. Still, I love the feathers in the back.

48. A Darth Vader hat can always use some bunny ears.

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The ears have to be red and black. But any little boy would love this Easter top hat.

49. Didn’t know you can wear an Easter basket for an Easter parade.

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It even has chicks inside it. As Elizabeth Taylor wears it quite well.

50. A hot air balloon will make an Easter bonnet soar.

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Wonder if balloon is made out of paper mache or a Chinese lantern. Yet, you’ll find plenty of chicks in the basket.

51. Here the farm animals gather for the big Easter show.

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The animals are toys and are put around in a circle. Whilt the stands are made out of paper.

52. Apparently, the egg has cracked onto the boy’s pan.

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This is another frying pan hat. Yet, this time has a broken eggshell.

53. You’ll find plenty of roses on this geometric hat.

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The roses seem to connect everything. And yet, the cubes seem invisible.

54. An Easter bonnet should be a real showstopper.

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Well, these hats certainly impress. Like the one with the purple flower and the big Easter basket.

55. Wonder what’s inside that large cage.

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Okay, it’s an Easter bonnet with a bird inside. But somehow it has a nest filled with dyed eggs.

56. Is that supposed to be a mushroom cloud?

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Then again, it might just be a cloud. While I’m wondering if that dark figure is Darth Vader. Still, love the flowers.

57. Perhaps you might want to take the minimalistic approach.

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This one is black with sticks everywhere. Kind of like an umbrella without its cover. Not exactly Easter parade material but more of a goth approach.

58. You’d think this guy has a basket of rabbits on his head.

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Well, it kind of is. Also includes strings of Easter eggs.

59. This must be the Chinatown delegation.

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Here we have people in large egg hats over vases of flowers. The eggs are obviously paper mache.

60. The bigger the flower baskets the better.

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These baskets are on their heads as if they’re gardens. Still, they’re sensational.

61. Any man can wear an Easter bonnet with flowers.

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This one has lots of pink flowers and Easter eggs. And yet, it’s meant for a man secure in his masculinity. Seriously, this is what non-toxic masculinity looks like.

62. You’d certainly call these women quite hair-raising.

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These big coiffes are made from pink strips of ribbon. And yes, they include flowers.

63. Every boy wants a Minecraft Easter bonnet.

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Seems quite easy to make, too. Just need blocks of foam.

64. A hen always sits on her nest.

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But that doesn’t stop the little chickies from getting out. By the way, the chicken is made from paper.

65. An Easter bonnet can always use some antlers.

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Each antler is touched with flowers. Perfect for hipsters.

66. He’s got quite distinguished eggs.

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I think they’re supposed to be Shakespearean characters. So the guy must be a theater man.

67. The Easter bonnet must match the outfit.

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Well, he’s just wearing a cowboy hat covered in duct tape. Though I think the bunny is way creepier.

68. A tall hat should always have peeps.

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His hat is covered with peep bunnies. But it stands like a skyscraper.

69. An Easter bonnet must have a finishing touch.

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This one is for some kind of show or venue. Yet, it comes with a tulle veil in the back.

70. The early bird always catches the worm.

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And the bird is taxidermied and put on her hat. Kind of sick if you ask me.

71. A swan hat is always glorious.

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The swan has green butterfly wings behind it. Like the flowers, too.

72. Perhaps you need a bunny in your Easter bonnet.

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This bunny sits on top in a glen of flowers. Too bad this photo is in black and white.

73. A large hat always makes a big statement.

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This one has bunnies and chicks on the brim. Like the flowers and eggs on top.

74. Got to have a butterfly in your bonnet.

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Actually it has a couple. Though I really like the flowers.

75. Nothing says spring like ducks in a pond.

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This one has one big duck on top and a bunch of little ducks on the brim. So cute.

76. Don’t forget to add some Easter eggs.

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This one has Easter eggs on sticks. Also includes smaller eggs, a bunny, and pom pom chicks.

77. A large purple hat will always stun.

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And this guy revels in it. Has feathers along the brim. Love this.

78. Easter bonnets can never have enough flowers.

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One has a tall vase with pink and purple flowers. The other has a large rose and lots of foliage.

79. Seems like this guy’s a real flower man.

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He even has a green beard to match. While the guy next to him is a literal parrothead.

80. Sometimes a couple of peonies is all you need.

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It may not be much. But it works just the same.

 

The Second Line World of Mardi Gras Parasols

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Before people embark on their 6-week sacrifice of Lent come Ash Wednesday, some areas hold a big party where they can indulge in their own desires. The French and those in New Orleans may call it Mardi Gras. Others like the Venetians call it Carnival. Anyway, while those in Venice often don masks and dress in lavish costumes for masquerade balls, those in New Orleans usually tend to hold costumed parades with jazz music and floats. While the costumes in Venice reflect that of a bygone era, the costumes in New Orleans are incredibly festive that they may include some flamboyant parasols among them. Some can contain flashy sequins. Some might have feathers. While some may consist of fringe. So for your reading pleasure, I give you an assortment of parasols for Mardi Gras. Enjoy.

  1. A gold parasol should always have purple feathers.
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Well, the feathers are fake. But it’s also covered in Mardi Gras beads around the folds.

2. There’s so much music on this parasol.

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Well, the notes, clefs, and guitars are in pink. Trimmed with red fringe. Touched by black bows and red feathers.

3. A purple parasol should have all the trimmings.

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Has Mardi Gras beads and gold fleur de lis on all sides. Love the purple feathers around the rims.

4. This umbrella is trimmed with money.

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Okay, they’re plastic gold coins. Though you see some fringe along this parasol as well.

5. Perhaps a paper parasol may suit you.

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This one has fleur de lis stenciled and painted in gold, purple, and green. So lovely.

6. Golden fringe always goes with black.

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This one has embroidered fleur de lis. Perfect for any Mardi Gras parade or wedding.

7. Sometimes all a Mardi Gras parasol needs is a big festive bow.

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This one is made from a gold bordered see through ribbon. Also includes feathers for a more festive touch.

8. This parasol will bring music to the scene.

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This one uses a guitar handle for the stem. Includes fringe and feathers.

9. Green and purple always make for a great Mardi Gras parasol.

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This one has a purple bow on top with shiny jingles. Covered with crowns and masks.

10. Even Saints fans can use a parasol for Mardi Gras.

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This one has a “Who Dat?” bow on top. Also consists of sequin fleur de lis and golden fringe.

11. A black parasol can always use something extra.

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This large parasol has fringe on the bottom and a bouquet of roses on top. Though they’re mostly in gold.

12. Your parasol can never have enough pink fringe.

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This one has 3 rows of fringe. Like the small mask with feathers.

13. Those at LSU might want a Mardi Gras parasol like this.

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Though college football season takes place in the fall. While Mardi Gras is in February or March.

14. Sometimes feathers are all you need.

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This one is a fancy white parasol. While the feathers are in lavender.

15. Don’t forget to add some treble.

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Well, this one has a golden treble clef. Like the black bow on top and fringe.

16. When in doubt, you might want to go with lace.

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This one uses green and purple lace with purple and yellow ribbons. Love it.

17. You can always use shiny beads to decorate.

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This one consists of a fleur de lis, a purple treble clef, a mask, and music notes. So pretty.

18. Sometimes a simple white parasol is all you need.

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this one has gold tassles on the rim. While a large golden bow sits on top.

19. Perhaps you can use a few fleur de lis.

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This one has 4 shiny gold fleur de lis and a ribbon to divide them. Love the bow though.

20. When it comes with Mardi Gras parasols, the more colorful the better.

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This one has sides in purple, green, and yellow. Includes sequins, music notes, and masks.

21. There’s nothing more festive on a Mardi Gras parasol than masks.

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Well, it has a purple mask. Also consists of pom poms, feathers, crowns, and Mardi Gras beads.

22. A simple white parasol can always use a festive touch.

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This one has a blue bow with some green squiggles. Love the white fringe.

23. Perhaps your parasol can use some glitter.

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Okay, the images are more or less made out of sequins. Consists of masks and fleur de lis. Love the purple feathers.

24. No parasol can have too many ribbons.

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This one has New Orleans Saints ribbons in black and gold. While the fleur de lis is in sequins.

25. A black lace parasol can always use some ornamentation.

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This one has crosses, jewels, and ribbons. Perfect for any Mardi Gras funeral.

26. A silver Mardi Gras parasol should always contain blue feathers.

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Also contains silver Mardi Gras beads. As a silver fleur de lis sits on top.

27. Salute your LSU Tigers with this Mardi Gras parasol.

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Decorated with Tigers insignia encrusted in the fabric. Includes Mardi Gras beads, a gold fleur de lis on top, and purple feathers.

28. You’ll find masks all around this Mardi Gras parasol.

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This one has masks embroidered on some of the sides. Love the purple feathers though.

29. A black shiny parasol should always look festive.

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Has a gold fleur de lis sitting on top. Includes gold Mardi Gras beads and black feathers.

30. A festive Mardi Gras parasol should always shimmer.

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This one has 2 fleur de lis in purple and green. While the feathers are in green, purple, and yellow.

31. A black parasol can always use a feather plume.

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This one has fleur de lis on all sides. Also consists of gold decoration.

32. A white parasol can uses some colorful masks.