Stuff We Love: Fandom Flair pins are awesome badges of nerddom

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Feb 5, 2018

Enamel pins are everywhere. I know. Just look at any denim jacket walking down the street. But we’re all nerds here, and we don’t just want any pins that look like rainbows and unicorns and ice cream cones (though there’s nothing wrong with those and I’m guilty of a unicorn myself) — we want fandom pins.

Enter Fandom Flair and creator Ashley Dunning's wildly creative take on everything we’re fanboying and fangirling over in pin form. Just in case you didn’t get that she fandoms by her company's name alone, the shop menu is actually organized by fandom. Potterheads know exactly where to click to find a Howler, a Dark Mark, and an Azkaban Prison ID. They actually merged Hermione and Crookshanks into the only feline Hogwarts student and created a Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes Employee of the Month badge in glorious glittery purple.

I want to be the Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes Employee of the Month.

Credit: Fandom Flair

Maybe your fandom comes from a galaxy far, far away and you’ve been riding around on a certain starship that may or may not get mistaken for a piece of junk. You’re going to want the pin version of it that says Fly Casual. Rebel Alliance and Imperial Army pins come in unexpected floral prints that momentarily make the opposing side forget you’re either Rebel scum or Imperial trash. Got a significant other you always need to remind about something? There’s Leia’s silhouetted face with I love you. There’s Han’s with I know.

Trekkies feel left out of this galaxy? Federation space has both Spock and Data holding their respective cats. A strawberry that calls itself shiny is a quirky ode to Firefly. Get over your Game of Thrones withdrawal with Daenerys’ sparkly dragon eggs or a piece of direwolf-shaped bread straight from Hot Pie’s bakery. You can get an Adipose from Doctor Who that also sparkles. The Sandworm from Beetlejuice twisting itself in a heart is just epic.

 

You know you’re going to need more than one of these for the lonely gaps on your denim jacket. Maybe a few. All right, maybe all of them.