You can usually spot a gamer by the clothes that they wear, which is usually jeans and a t-shirt with their favorite game of choice on it, or a witty sci-fi reference of some sort. At least, that’s what the mainstream would have you think. We don’t all dress like that. In fact, a lot of gamers can have some pretty creative outfits to wear and we blend in just like everyone else.
Accessories have become a new way for gamers to express their love of the genre. Jewelry has become a popular way for gamers to express their fashion flair with Zelda Spiritual Stone rings, Steampunk cog necklaces and accessories, awesome Assassins Creed jackets…the list goes on.
There are some styles that can be a bit out there as well, such as dressing up like a superhero. I don’t mean wearing an Iron Man shirt and matching cap. You can now get T-shirts with capes attached for example.
Do gamers actually have a certain dress code though? It generally seems to be casual wear, the afore mentioned jeans and T-shirts with a hoodie thrown in. Clothing is usually black and shirts generally have what some would call geeky pop culture quotes. And don’t forget your slouch beanie!
I think a lot of it depends on what genre of games you like too. Some are influenced by a favorite character or game genre, like anime, and will dress accordingly. A lot of the styles worn now used to be considered geeky not too long ago. But geeky is the new black these days and I’m grateful for that because it means I don’t need to hide or buy a new wardrobe.
Gamer fashion has grown by leaps and bounds and has become part of the mainstream. We get to be as creative as we want these days and many of the fashions and accessories are really cool. I especially love the hoodies they are coming out with for WoW and Assassins Creed (which has that peaked hood).
What’s really interesting these days are the tech fashions coming out; glowing shirts with led lights, color changing clothes that are timed with the beat of the music you are listening to, and dresses that show your Tweets are just a few of the amazing things they are coming out with. I think where tech meats fashion, it’s all about functionality. Look at the new Google Glass for example. A wearable computer that can use voice commands to surf the web for you. Who knows how technology with infuse the gaming lifestyle with fashion in the future. I can guarantee it will be pretty interesting though.
There isn’t really a specific dress code for gamers to adapt to. Clothes are geared towards comfort and showcasing your favorite genre, game, or quotes. Add some of the fantastic accessories they have out there for gamers and you are set to go….gaming.