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8 wonderfully nerdy sweaters to keep the cold at bay

Time to bust out the long sleeves!


Colette Bennett

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Posted on Sep 30, 2016   Updated on May 25, 2021, 9:42 pm CDT

Fall is exciting for many reasons that have nothing to do with pumpkin spice: cooler temperatures, changing leaves, a reason to wear boots. Most importantly, we get to take our sweaters out of the closet. And if you’re going to do that, you may as well make sure that the ones you have express your inner cool.

Luckily, geek fashionistas have more than just T-shirts to choose from these days. Whether you’re House Hufflepuff or side with the Rebel Alliance, there’s a fuzzy, warm garment for you. 

Here are a few of our favorite picks to keep the chilly temperatures at bay.

1) Totoro hoodie


It’s a fact: it’s impossible to maintain a bad mood with a grinning Totoro on your chest. Wear this one for those days when you need a boost from a magical forest spirit.

Price on Amazon: $20.99

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2) Pokémon hoodie


Whether you’re still playing Pokémon Go or waiting on the release of Sun & Moon, this will keep you toasty in the meantime.

Price on Amazon: $33.99

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3) Star Trek cardigan


In good news, this lovely cardigan is a great nod to one of the most famous uniforms of all time. In bad news, you know what happens to red shirts.

Price on Amazon: $44.99-$47.99

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4) Harry Potter  Gryffindor cardigan

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Rep your house with this cute Gryffindor cardigan, which also comes in a red version. This is one of the those subtle fandom items that people may not notice right off the bat, but if they do, you’ll get that knowing smile.

Price on Amazon: $39.99 – $49.48

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5) AT-AT sweater


With a touch of pop art inspiration, the familiar silhouette of the AT-AT from Star Wars gets just a little bit more modern. These cozy sweaters also come in a Darth Vader and a Stormtrooper version, in case one of those is more your speed.

Price on ThinkGeek: $49.99

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6) Doctor Who hoodie


Any Whovian would be delighted to don this hoodie to fend off colder weather. In addition, it’d be handy for adventures that take one across time and space.

Price on Amazon: $44.90 – $48.90

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7) Neko Atsume sweater


If you’ve ever played Neko Atsume, you know that wearing the characters all over your body is almost as amazing as when Tubbs comes to eat all your food. That fat jerk.

Price on Amazon: $19.99 – $22.99

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8) Attack on Titan hoodie


If you’re a fan of watching Eren and his friends try to escape the clutches of the cannibalistic Titans, you’re already familiar with the Survey Corps logo. Wear it proudly on your back to show your alliance.

Price on Amazon: $18.99

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*First Published: Sep 30, 2016, 11:53 am CDT