Keeping up with fashion trends can sometimes be uncomfortable and expensive. But trying a new style or two is typically not life-threatening — except in the case of these dangerous trends, that maimed (and sometimes killed) anyone brave enough to sport them.
Own William Gibson's bomber jacket! Did you covet the Buzz Rickson MA-1 bomber jacket that cool hunter Cayce Pollard wore in William Gibson's novel Pattern Recognition? Now a similar jacket can be yours, as designed by Gibson, for just $690.
A student in Canada wore the same pair of jeans for 15 months straight as an experiment to see if he or the jeans suffered any ill effects.
Is that a solar panel in your pants, or are you just happy to see . . . oh. It is a solar panel. Why do you need one?
Even Lady Gaga can't make space age fashions cool again. She wore a bubble dress based on Pierre Cardin's designs last year, making waves. But when Cardin tried to bring back space-age fashions at Paris Fashion Week, but people sneered.
David Lynch's movie version of Dune may have its detractors, but up-and-coming Australian fashion designer Ben Pollitt used it as the inspiration for his summer 2009 range. Hence the "second skin" designs in our gallery.
Sometimes it's not enough to wear your science fiction pride silently on the inside. Every now and then you want to let everyone know you've got an inner geek who loves particle physics, laser beams, clanking robots, and otherworldly exploration. So we've put together a geek ensemble, full of nice bits you can wear…
If you want to wear fandom on your sleeve without going all Star Wars t-shirt on us, then you might want to pick something a little more subdued and cerebral. But still, you know, dorky. If you want to come out about your science fiction love to the world, there are a few cool indie t-shirt designers out there to help.