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Because You Never Know When You Might Need A Good Group Costume…

Halloween draws ever closer, and with it comes the nerve-shredding pressure to win the holiday with a clever costume. That’s the bad news. The good? Your friends here at Found Item Clothing have your back (literally and metaphorically). To wit, the annual refresh of our Halloween Movie Costume Guide, an ever-expanding gallery of head-to-toe tutorials, now totaling some 40 entries, developed around some of the most wacked out movie characters to appear in ’80s flicks.

New for 2013 are 4 group costumes inspired by Breaking Away, Caddyshack, Dazed And Confused, and Wet Hot American Summer. Ideal for groups of 2 to 4 enterprising individuals, they’re simple to put together (using everyday clothing staples), easy on the wallet, and just a bit off the pop culture radar. What’s old is new again, or something to that effect.

Embedded below are some snaps from our photo shoot earlier in the month. Click on the images to link through to the tutorials!

The Cutters from Breaking Away.


The caddies from Caddyshack.


Gene, McKinley and Gary from Wet Hot American Summer.


Got a good idea for a group costume this year? Let us know about it in the comments below!

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Fashionable Ensembles From The Reel World

French photog Candice Milon has curated a gallery of memorable movie outfits, a subject close to our heart here at It Goes To 11.

Casablanca (1942)


Rebel Without A Cause (1955)


A Clockwork Orange (1971)


See 5 more outfits here.

Hat tip: Toxel

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The Mean Jeans Put On Their Halloween Pants, Do The Monster Mash (Video)

Noted party animals and ’80 enthusiasts, the Mean Jeans, rumble through the pop culture canon with an amazacular ode to Indiana Jones… and Sparks, the alcoholic energy bevy of choice for Portland’s creative underclass.

Shot at Fright Town, a local haunted house, the video comes packed with a gaggle of movie references and juvenile in-jokes, punctuated all by a ghoulish dance party (writer’s note: the girl with bloody eye sockets has cute moves). How many can you spot in the video for their new single, “Possessed 2 Party With U (Ragers of the Lost Sparks)”? Weigh in below…

It should be noted that the clip above was directed by Brett Roberts, whom attentive readers might recall co-edited our supercut of iconic movie sunglasses earlier in the year.

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On The Finer Points Of Tee Shirt Fashion: An Interview With Nicole From We Love Fine


To paraphrase the Archers of Loaf, the online t-shirt milieu is overcrowded. Dig through the detritus, though, and you’ll stumble across an occasional gem. Case in point: We Love Fine. The L.A.-based design imprint has emerged as a powerhouse in the last year, marrying slick designs, hot pop culture licenses, a growing social media footprint and impeccable production values, all to awesome, nerd-approved effect.

We heart WLF so much we reached out for a Q & A with Nicole Campos, the brand’s marketing maven (and in the interest of disclosure, this very blog’s original editor (WOOT!)).

It Goes to 11: Could you please introduce yourself for our readers?

Nicole Campos: My name is Nicole Campos, I live in Los Angeles (born and raised) and I work with I’ve worked in media for many years, primarily as a staff member at LA Weekly in various capacities including their editorial web division, online advertising and as a contributing writer. I’ve also contributed articles for OCWeekly, Nerdist and other publications. And basically, I’m just a giant nerd girl. 😉 I love my sci-fi and my superheroes and my space operas. And cats. And tea. And Sriracha.

Our interviewee, rendered here in pixel form.

It Goes to 11: Tell us a bit about what the t-shirt means to you and how you came to be employed in the field? What do you look for in a cool tee.
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Trick Or Tees: Outtakes From The Reel World

Overflow images – mostly of the funny and reasonably embarrassing variety – for our annual Halloween project are embedded below.

Big Hair, Big Attitude

Crossing streams

That's no moon...

See the entire collection on our Facebook feed.

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