Cryptocurrency Ugly Sweaters Are Already Worth Double What You Paid for Them

One of the biggest buzzwords in finance and investing these days is “cryptocurrency.” These tiny packets of computer-signed, highly-secure, and highly-elusive data represent value, and are trading at ever more insane rates of exchange due to their rarity. Think of it as a modern-day gold rush, with cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin surging to more than 17 times their value 12 months ago. Of course, their value could drop just as rapidly as they increase, and the process of selling and trading can take days, so it’s a risky game to play with money you can’t afford to lose. That said, these cryptocurrency sweaters shouldn’t have the same type of insane valuation shifts.

The guys at HODLMOON are making a series of ugly holiday sweaters, inspired by well-known cryptocurrencies, and they’re actually pretty awesome. They’re showing off their knit sweaters in Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin designs, as well as some of the lesser-known monetary units like Monero, Neo, and Polymath. Each one features the currency’s logo, along with its financial symbol stitched in like snowflakes.

They’re available in sizes Small through 3XL, and made from 100% acrylic. Best of all, they’re just $59.99 US Dollars each, which is like 0.003509 of a Bitcoin at today’s exchange rate. So how can you afford not to buy one?!?!? It’s a sure thing!

[via @TaylorLorenz via Laughing Squid]

Space Invaders Holiday Sweater: Pew Pew Pew!

Destroy the brigade of rapidly moving aliens before they mow down your bases! With this festive Space Invaders sweater, you’ll be equipped to blast blocky 8-bit invaders with your laser cannon everywhere you go.

An army of little invaders is here to celebrate the season, while the giant alien in the middle is ready to stomp a bunch of pine trees, which also happens to be the easiest way to chop them down for Christmas trees. The brightly colored acrylic sweater eschews traditional colors and goes with eye-popping near-fluorescent shades of pink, green, and aqua. There, I finally got to use the word “eschews” in a sentence. It was that or “What rhymes with cashews?…”

So increase speed, drop down, and reverse direction over to ThinkGeek now, where you can grab the Space Invaders holiday sweater for $49.99.

Mario and Zelda Holiday Sweaters: Merry Nintendomas!

Who said ugly sweaters had to be ugly? This year, why not celebrate the holiday season with some of your favorite Nintendo characters? With these festive Mario and Zelda sweaters, you’ll be ready to enter the world of classic 8-bit gaming just by getting dressed in the morning.

The first officially-licensed design features images of Mario jumping over a warp pipe with a piranha plant sticking out of it. Instead of sugar plums, visions of gold coins, 1up mushrooms, and power stars will dance in your head. It’s done up in a festive pale blue, red, and peach color scheme, and will look great paired with a pair of jeans.

The Legend of Zelda sweater features our green-tuniced, pointy-hatted hero Link, as he sets off on a journey to find power, courage, and wisdom in the land of Hyrule. Its decorated with images of a wooden sword, Triforce bits, and some 8-bit snowflakes to put you in the holiday spirit.

Both sweaters are made from 100% acrylic and are machine washable in cold water. They’re available over at ThinkGeek now for $49.99 each.

Fallout Holiday Ugly Sweater Is Neither Ugly Nor a Sweater

Lots of people have ugly sweater parties each year and compete to see who can find the ugliest sweater of the night. I don’t think you would win in this Fallout Holiday Fleece Sweater, because this thing is awesome. It’s blue with images of power armor, “111,” Vault Boy, the vault door, and mini nukes printed on it.

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Also, this thing isn’t a real sweater, it’s more of a sweatshirt with screen printed graphics. They say this thing is fleece, but to me fleece is fuzzy, and this does not appear to be.

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On the plus side, you can machine wash and dry it, which is a big deal. It comes in XS through 3X sizes for $29.99(USD) at ThinkGeek.

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Deadpool Ugly Christmas Sweater Looks Perfect with Brown Pants

With Christmas just around the bend, it’s time to start thinking about what ugly sweater you will wear to the holiday party. If you happen to like Deadpool, this is the sweater for you.

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It has Captain Deadpool’s masked mug, surrounded with snowflakes and a checkered flag border. The only way it could be uglier is if Deadpool wasn’t wearing his mask. They need to make that sweater next year.

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It’s made from cotton and may be itchy. It’s hard to tell, some sweaters just do that, it’s sort of what sweaters do. It’s machine washable and can be tumbled dry- win. You can get yours at ThinkGeek for $49.99(USD).

Ugly AT-AT Sweater Will Rule the Imperial Christmas Party

This sweater looks to me like something straight out of the ’80s, with teal, purple, and black colors that always remind me of Miami Vice. The AT-AT is white and walking along in what we assume is a winter wonder land of Hoth.

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The sweater is made from acrylic, so it probably itches like crazy. Another bit of bad news is that you have to hand wash this thing and dry it flat. If you hang it to dry it will stretch. Fortunately, you’ll probably only be wearing it for that ugly sweater holiday party, then put it back in the closet for another year.

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You can get one at ThinkGeek for $49.99 with sizes for men and women ranging from medium to 3X.

Boldly Go Outside This Fall in a Star Trek TNG Cardigan Sweater

I grew up being forced to watch Mr. Rogers Neighborhood on the TV. I always found the show creepy and never liked to watch it. I think if Q suddenly turned up and whisked Picard away to a creepy kid’s show where you are forced to change shoes in the house and wear cardigans, this would be the sweater the Captain would wear.

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This Star Trek TNG Unisex cardigan comes in sciences blue, command gold, or operations red. If you buy the red one and go on any away missions you will die a quick death, consider yourself warned. But at least you’ll be warm when you perish.
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I like how the communicator emblem is stitched on in metallic thread. This combines the geekiest of sweaters with the appeal of sci-fi geekery into one geeky masterpiece. Get your own at ThinkGeek for $49.99(USD).

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