Friday, May 23, 2008

Geek Fetish Fridays: Indiana Jones makes my London Bridge wanna go down

I'm finding it very difficult articulating how much I love the Indiana Jones outfit. Yes outfit. I find the term "costume" too demeaning for the beauty of Indy's vestements. Not to mention costume insinuates sporadic donning occasions. The world would indeed be a better place if guys dressed up like Indy more. And by better I mean Hotter. And not in a global warming way.

I've been to my share of Comic Cons and I must admit I always love seeing the Indys. Due to my con experiences I can accurately proclaim that the Indy outfit actually makes any guy look more attractive.
I'm no neurologist but I'm guessing it goes something like this:
Eyes see hot Indy khaki goodness
Brain starts to think about Harrison Ford.
Brain automatically thinks "HOT'

Notice how the brain has completely bypassed analyzing the face and goes straight to the outfit. The outfit is seriously that good.

Hence my proclamation of the Indy outfit as THE Sexy ComicCon male costume.

Let's look at how the Indy outfit compares to THE Sexy ComicCon female costume- Slave Leia
1)Both make regular con appearances
One of my fondest memories of SDCC 07 was seeing a troupe of Indys carrying the Ark of the Covenant. Meanwhile down by the Jabba statue was a legion of Slave Leias graciously posing for pictures with fanboys. They're bravery should be commended.

2)Both have fetish accessories
Indy has the bullwhip
Leia has the collar & chain
(not coincidentally both Indy and Leia have done their fair share of strangling)3)Both rock a neutral palette
You could put together an Indy outfit with one trip to Banana Republic and some online shopping for the fedora and boots. If you're of the high rolling persuasion (first off-call me) you can also go to Belstaff. I mean if it's good enough for the British military it has to be tough enough to go to Cons. Right?
And if Banana Republic ever went into metal swimwear I bet they'd have something like Leia's Slave costume. I mean come on it has an attached sarong. That's totally right up their alley.

4)Both show off chest
PopColony is all about equal opportunity exhibitionism. Hey if you've got it flaunt it.

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