Now There's a Kirby You Can Wear
Posted by Kerry Brunskill
You won't look ridiculous either
Gaming fashion is sadly all-too-often nothing more than a current-gen logo or character ripped from some art you've already seen plastered everywhere, and then printed on a "one size fits all" (allegedly) black t-shirt, or an ironed-on bit of pixel art slapped roughly in the middle of the chest area if you're after something a little more niche to wear. There are a few companies that get it right though, and King of Games' officially licensed Nintendo wear is definitely one of them.
Released yesterday evening in Japan, this Kirby sweater manages to walk that fine line of being both a good homage to the original Game Boy game while also being wearable enough to (probably) not attract the vitriol of your always-judging-you mother-in-law. It's more than a simple front panel print too - the pink "Roly-Poly Little Hero" on the front is cross-stitched on, and there's a lovely little warp star Kirby on the back shoulder so people standing behind you in queues can be jealous of your incredible sweater without your turning around to mock their lack of import Nintendo clothing.
The icing on the cake is that The King of Games has an English website, so there's no Google translating involved or ordering through a Japanese shopping proxy, either.
Are you getting one of these or have you seen something else on the store that you'd like instead? Let us know in the comments section below!