Spooky Tees!

To get into the true spirit of Halloween, I have picked out my favourite spooky Halloween TShirts. For those who are not brave enough for full-on fancy dress, have no party to go to or are  just too damn cool, these beauties which encompass the themes of horror, ghosts and ghouls and vampires are sure to get your juices flowing!

Men's Herman Face Munster T-Shirt £24.99
Ladies Count Duckula Bit Me T-Shirt from Fame and Fortune £20.00
Men's Rocky Horror Picture Show T-Shirt from Junk Food £36.99
Ladies Stay Puft Ghostbusters T-Shirt from Fame and Fortune £20.00
Men's Ghostbusters Venkman Costume T-Shirt from Fame and Fortune £20.00
Ladies Buffy The Vampire Slayer T-Shirt £22.99

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Obsessively Awesome or a Tat Too Far?

TMNT Krang Stomach Tattoo
TMNT Krang Stomach Tattoo

I got sent this picture on Facebook the other day as I was wasting away my Sunday with the hope of someone turning up at my door with a hot Roast dinner in hand to cure my hangover.

It made me laugh as it’s an awesome idea for a tattoo and in an absolutely perfect position but it got me thinking, just how far are my fellow tat fans prepared to go to show their love for their ultimate pop culture icons?

I didn’t have to look hard – appears there are a whole host of fellow nostalgia fans out there who will go pretty damn far in their quest to show their appreciation for all things old school. Here’s a few of my favourites.

Nintendo sleeve (plus Megatron!)
Nintendo sleeve (plus Megatron!)

This full sleeve is made up mostly of Nintendo characters with Megatron randomly chucked in (apparently he was there before the owner of said tattoo decided to go all out with a full sleeve.) Not being a Mario fan as a kid, I guess I always wanted Megatron to turn up at Bowsers castle and show Mario how you start a ruckus so this definitely floats my boat.

Muppets Tattoo
Muppets Tattoo

The awesomeness that is the Muppets band in tattoo form – the colours are awesome.

Star Wars Tattoo

This guy must have totally crossed the streams to get this sick Leg tattoo inspired by the Ghostbusters movie. The detail is unreal.

Labyrinth
Labyrinth Tat

This leg tattoo pays homage to one of my favourite 80’s movies, Labyrinth. I always thought I was a pretty major Labyrinth fan, now I just feel lame!

And it’s not just the boys getting in on the action..

Alice in Wonderland - A Tattoo story
Alice in Wonderland - A Tattoo story

Yes – this brave lady has just about the entire Alice in Wonderland story inked across the upper half of her body.  Now that’s dedication!

It really does look like his skin has been torn off reveling his inner Superhero. A tat too far me thinks although maximum respect for having the balls to pay tribute to Spidey in such a dramatic way!

Let us know if this has got you emptying your bank account and booking in for a full body Spider-man costume tattoo, we’ll definitely want to hear about it.

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Who Ya Gonna Call?

This week we’ve just launched a brand new collection of Ghostbusters T-shirts from Fame and Fortune.  Of course this got everyone in the office buzzing, but I was most excited of all cause designing these Tees was my first ever project for TruffleShuffle!  Seeing the final results of my work is such a great feeling and it took me back to when I had just started working here as a designer.  For me there couldn’t have been a more perfect starting point as I am a huge fan of the classic film, I remember that I couldn’t wait to get started!

Just seeing the logo brings back many spooky memories!

The first step towards building a new collection of tees is to really research your subject, so luckily for me it was the perfect opportunity to spend an evening in and watch the film again for the 100th time, any excuse will do!  I knew there were a number of bases I had to cover, everyone loves Stay Puft, Slimer is a definite and we really wanted to see the Ecto-1, but it was really useful (and fun) to see the film again as it refreshed my mind and reminded me of some really classic catchphrases and scenes.  It was the best way to get me back in the Ghostbusting state of mind!

As well as the ultra popular “Who ya gonna call?” and “I ain’t afraid of no ghost” I loved the phrases “Don’t cross the streams” and “When the light is green the trap is clean” and was determined to get them included on one of the tees!

Don't cross the streams... It would be bad.

I also included the Ghostbusters Montage design to show our four heroes fighting against some of the monsters from the film as well as a special appearance from the ghost best know from the films main logo!

Ghostbusters Montage T-shirt from Fame and Fortune, Only £20.00

My favourite character from the film has to be Stay Puft and I really enjoyed showing two different sides of him in two of the designs.  First up was the big, looming outline design with those angry eyes and evil smile but second is the sugary sweet and super cute Stay Puft marshmallows design.  I love these two designs and will wear Stay Puft with pride, I might even choose which one to wear depending on my current mood that day!

Stay Puft Outline Ghostbusters T-shirt from Fame and Fortune, Only £20.00

All in all this has been such an enjoyable project and I’ve loved every minute of bringing the Ghostbusters crew back to our TruffleShuffle T-shirt selection.  I hope you guys like the set and keep your eyes peeled for even more designs to be added soon, a sneak preview of which has been included in this blog post!  Hopefully this will help to keep you Ghostbusters fans happy while rumours for a third film continue to circulate.  Bring back Stay Puft I say…

A sneak preview of an upcoming Stay Puft tee!

Comic Con 2011!

If you’re anything like us then you’ll be eagerly waiting for the 42nd annual San Diego Comic Con to begin next weekend! For those not in the know, Comic Con is for anyone who’s really into comic book, films, TV shows, and anything else nerdy! It’s basically a huge gathering (over 120,000 strong so really, really HUGE!) of enthusiasts (generally dressed up as their favourite characters) all coming together to share their stories and trade their wares. The best bit is that you get to meet the creators, artists and stars of some of these amazing productions which is why it’s such a mecca!

Originally started by a group of comic book fans in the San Diego Area, the first convention was held in the basement of the U.S. Grant Hotel with an attendance of  just 300 people.The convention has moved about throughout the years, going from the U.S. Grant Hotel to the University Of California At San Diego and finally to the San Diego Convention Center. In that time, it has grown to an attendance of over 100,000 people and has expanded to four days. It has now become the largest comic book convention in the world so it’s pretty special!

Just some of the weird and wonderful fancy dress you can expect to see people wearing!

Looking good ladies!
You too boys!

So are any of you lot going this year and if so – seeing as it’s pretty much obligatory to dress up, we figured we’d run down some of our favourite Fancy Dress Costumes to help get you sorted!

First off, you could be flying off to comic con in proper old school style with this amazing official Superman costume. It’s all you need to woo your adoring crowd and go about your super hero activities! Proudly show off your ripped torso and world saving capabilities for all to see! And all that for £36 too!

Men's Superman Fancy Dress Costume £36.00
Men's Superman Fancy Dress Costume £36.00

Show mercy to those whose fancy dress costumes just cannot compare to this, an amazing Ming The Merciless costume! The evil villain from Flash Gordon, certainly does not look minging in this finery! With a red velvet cape and gold detailing (including the star logo on the back,) the costume includes a velvet cape, full length elasticated waist tunic, foam belt, velvet collar and gloves in gold and red.

Men's Ming The Merciless Flash Gordon Fancy Dress Costume £52.00
Men's Ming The Merciless Flash Gordon Fancy Dress Costume £52.00

And not forgetting the girls! Just for one night (or more if you like it!) become the Princess of Power, She-Ra and shout at the top of your voice ‘For the honour of Greyskull, I am She-Ra’! This fab fancy dress costume comes with headpiece, cape, top, skirt, arm cuffs and boot covers!

Ladies She-Ra Fancy Dress Costume £30.00
Ladies She-Ra Fancy Dress Costume £30.00

Don’t quite fancy going the whole hog and going all out in Fancy Dress? Well fear not TruffleShufflers, we of course have a tonne of awesome T-Shirts for you to show off your true fan credentials somewhat more subtley!

There’s Iron Man, a cool exec with a heart of steel, Tony Stark is the invincible Iron Man and more importantly, the star of this new Super Hero tee from Junk Food!

Men's Red Iron Man T-Shirt from Junk Food £24.99
Men's Red Iron Man T-Shirt from Junk Food £24.99

Or if you prefer your Superheroes a little more stacked, there is of course The Hulk!  With an image of the mighty Marvel character crashing through the tee, it’s definitely a no messing kind of tee!

Men's Incredible Hulk Crash T-Shirt from Junk Food £24.99
Men's Incredible Hulk Crash T-Shirt from Junk Food £24.99

From men’s Superhero T-Shirts to ladies She-Ra T-Shirts – you can’t fail to find the perfect outfit so make sure you drop by and check out our huge range of old school goodies which are just perfect for any fellow geeks whether you’re off to Comic Con or not!

But for those of you lucky enough to be going along, make sure you take lots of pictures as we’d love to see them!

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Wicked Halloween Fancy Dress!

The eerie nights are creepily closing in, the pumpkins are getting fat and there are some strange goings on here at Truffle Towers! Those childhood faves, hidden in the darkest recesses of time for so long have come out to play, it’s time to let the  ghost-busting begin, plan that well over-due trip to Castle Duckula and revel in the chance to get dressed up all fancy!
So, ladies we have some real ‘hair-raisingly’, bewitching treats for you! Wicked witches, 80’s pop divas and cutesy Tinkerbell, Alice in Wonderland, Spongebob Squarepants, Marilyn Monroe and Sandy from Grease for the more demure of you! Take a peek here
You could even take your cue from the celebs! Check out Mollie King, Audrina Partridge and Kim Karsdashian, looking super hot in our Madonna Boy Toy, Baywatch Babe and Snow White outfits!
Dont fret! Theres tons of choice for the guys too! Our hot pick has to be Count Dracula, this costume will bring back many a happy memory of old Ducky Poos!
There’s also Dangermouse, Skeletor, He-Man, Top Gun’s Maverick, Elvis, Whooppee Cushion, Spongebob, MC Hammer, Superheroes and tons more, have a look here!
Or maybe you will choose to tempt and tease with our spookily realistic costume tees!
Finally, if ghost-busting is more your scene, this stunning official Ghostbuster Proton Pack backpack may be more your bag!

 

Hope your night goes with a blast! xoxo