Published Jun 20, 2016 Updated Jan 27, 2021, 11:38 pm CST
Leggings are some of the most versatile geeky style options around—and lucky for us, there’s been a huge explosion of them.
No matter what you’re interested in, you can probably find a pair of leggings inspired by it being sold somewhere online. They work with dresses or tunics, or you can rock them as pants. They also come in a range of styles that can let you be conspicuous about your geekiness or more subtle.
We hunted down 19 standout pairs that will have you eager to explore the world of geeky leggings in no time.
Join the First Order with these leggings inspired by the memorable new Star Wars villain Captain Phasma. Part of Her Universe‘s The Force Awakenscollection created by last year’s winners of the San Diego Comic-Con fashion show, the charcoal grey leggings with faux leather are perfect for fans who want something subtle, but will still give you the feel of the galaxy far, far away.
Leggings can not only be a great addition to your wardrobe for their geeky style, they can also be perfect for cosplay! These leggings inspired by the character Nisha from the Borderlands series can certainly be both. Fans can wear them just for fun with anything or wear them to complete a Nisha cosplay. It’s quite impressive how well they capture the art style of the character so either way you won’t have any problem feeling like a part of the universe!
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Return to the world of Naruto with the help of Lace and Lore’s three leggings options inspired by Naruto: Shippuden. You can join Akatsuki with leggings that display their recognizable symbol or show everyone you’re with the Hidden Leaf Village with the leaf kunai pair. There’s even an adorable pair of leggings showing chibi versions of Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura if you just want to show off your love for the characters!
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Deadpool reaches a new level of cute thanks to the cartoonish design of these leggings from Her Universe. You’ll find the antihero in an adorable chef’s hat along with colorful chimichangas, explosions, and more for the Marvel fan who wants to add a new level of fun to their style.
Characters from the wondrous world of Steven Universe take centerstage on these leggings from Etsy shop PopComet. Steven, Garnet, Pearl, Amethyst, and more can be found here on a bright, fun design that captures the spirit of the show.
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Fans might need to wait awhile longer before they can watch more new Sherlock, but until then they can at least show they’re still Sherlocked with these leggings. Featuring the familiar “bored” wallpaper design, the yellow smiley face may give away what these are inspired by but otherwise the black and white pattern will just look like a stylish addition to your outfit.
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These leggings will make sure you never leave home without choosing your weapon. Available through Bombsheller, the Weapon of Choice leggings display a variety of blades that will surely come in handy to any adventurer. They are available in a light or dark option, which feature different color swords.
If you’ve been yelling “accio leggings” at your screen as you’ve been looking through this list, then just wait until you see this option inspired by Harry Potter! From the Golden Snitch and the Sorting Hat to Hermione and Ron, recognizable aspects of the series have received an emoji makeover in this design called “Accio Emojis.” The leggings offer an adorable twist that will make any Potterhead’s style cute and geeky.
Are you for the Alliance or the Horde? Let your allegiance be known with these bright armor leggings inspired by the two factions from Blizzard‘s World of Warcraft. Suit up as a member of the Alliance in blue and gold with the lion proudly on display or dress for the Horde with red and black.
Whether or not you plan to fight evil by moonlight, Sailor Moon fans will want to check out these leggings. They display the Sailor Senshi in a fun mix of recognizable colors that will impress fellow fans and non-fans alike.
Winter isn’t coming anytime soon, but you can still make leggings work—especially if they’re inspired by Game of Thrones! This design displaying the colorful symbols of different Houses of Westeros like Stark, Lannister, Tully, and Targaryen will remind you just how many are in the game where you “win or die.”
If you’re a Star Trek fan still debating whether or not to try leggings, then stop now and just make it so with this pair inspired by The Next Generation. Featuring sparkles and the command logo from the series, you’ll boldly make a statement when wearing them.
We’re pretty sure these are the best leggings on the Citadel. You can dress like Tali, the loyal quarian squadmate of Commander Shepard in the Mass Effect series, with this design. Inspired by Tali’s outfit, this is another great option for those that might want to use leggings for cosplay while also being a fun look for anyone who just loves the games.
If you’re a big Disney fan, then you can show it with a pair of legging. Why choose a specific Disney property when you can just go classic with this Minnie Mouse print from Torrid. A dash of color amid the black and gray will make sure you stand out.
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Enter the world of Studio Ghibli with the help of these leggings. Available at Poprageous, the beautiful art features images from My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, and more. It’s a vibrant design that does a wonderful job of combining some of Ghibli’s greatest creations.
You don’t need to be able to read Gallifreyan to appreciate the design of these Doctor Who leggings. The language of the Time Lords offers a stunning pattern for Whovians to wear as they make their way through time and space or just a normal Earth day.