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May
27
2011

Join Timmy's Volunteer Costuming Corps!

Calling all craftbots, costumatics, and cosplayiticians!

Timmy's ready to refresh his Comic-Con wardrobe in time for San Diego in late July, so we're looking to recruit creative stitchers, knitters, and hookers (of the crochet sort, thank you) for Timmy's Volunteer Costuming Corps.

We started this project last summer and we cannot adequately thank the volunteers that made our current collection possible. No, really, it was the best thing ever getting them in the mail last summer, and they've served us very, very well all year. Timmy is definitely the best-dressed monkey on the internet, and yes, internet, we did just go there.

Think you've got the time and skillz to add to Timmy's trunk? Check out our costume wishlist below, peruse his existing collection on Flickr, and sign up below to volunteer!

We would covet these costumes:

Jewel Staite and foofarawed Timmy

Foofaraw Timmy meets Jewel Staite. See, costumes are magical (and shiny).

  • Fourth Doctor (scarf!), 10th Doctor, or fez (for existing 11th Doctor costume)
  • Stormtrooper, Vader, Tusken Raider, Boba Fett, Lando, R2, Chewie, or Jawa (we have a Yoda and Jedi)
  • Mal (we have two Kaylees already)
  • Wheatley or Turret (we have a Chell jumpsuit, Portal gun, companion cube, and cake already)
  • Moogle or Cactuar
  • Mario, Luigi, Shy Guy, Princess Peach, or Bowser
  • The Stig
  • Matter Eater Lad, Captain Marvel, Green Lantern, Flash
  • Link (with shield, sword, ocarina)
  • Harry Potter
  • Sheldon (with soft kitty?)
  • Thor
  • Nibbler (antimatter poop NOT optional; already have Zapp)
  • Black Knight (with removable arms)
  • Sonic or Tails
  • Samurai, Ninja, or Pirate (yes, we have a zombie)
  • Moss (from IT Crowd, in case that's not clear)
  • Indiana Jones (with bullwhip)
  • Yuri Gagarin
  • Wil Wheaton (clown sweater? can this be done!?)
  • Gandalf or Gollum (we have a Frodo)
  • Trogdor or Strongbad
  • Tintin
  • Stillsuit
  • Marty McFly (with hoverboard!)
  • Big Daddy
  • Mega Man
  • Buster (we have an Adam, Jamie, and segway; open to Kari, Grant, and Tori as well)

Of course, we welcome your ideas and suggestions, but some of the above just should happen--like Vader. We need a Darth Timmy.

If you sign up below, we'll be in touch via email to confirm your costume pick to ensure maximum cosplay efficiency (so 10 people aren't working on the same costume at the same time). And we only have a few Timmy clones on hand this year to share for sizing purposes, but we will ship those out to those who might need them most; measurements are below for everyone else.

"Wait!" you cry. "I need more detailed information on this monkey costume project!" Can one ever really know enough about monkey costumes? We think not, but we'll try.


What are Timmy's measurements?

Height: 8"; Chest (all the way around): 9"; Neck (all the way around): 8"; Arm (shoulder to end of hand): 3.5"; Shoulder to wrist: 2"; Tips of fingers to fingers across shoulders: 10"; Inseam: 2"; Outseam (hip to bottom of foot): 3.5"; Head (where a hat would fit): 8"; Height (tip of head to bottom of foot): 7.5"; Tail length: 5"; Width of face across nose: 2"; Width of feet (so you can get pants on over them): 1.75"; Neck to hip (for shirts): 3". Pretty sure that's every conceivable measurement, but let us know if we missed one you need!

What's my deadline?

Timmy will depart Fairfax, Virginia on July 20, and he'll need a few days to get his affairs in order. Thus the deadline for your costume to arrive at ThinkGeek HQ is July 15th.

Where do I ship my marvellous creation?

Please address your costume to: Timmy's Volunteer Costuming Corps ThinkGeek, 11216 Waples Mill Road, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030

Can I work on one this year if I made one last year?

OF COURSE. This is not a contest; our love (and Timmy's warddrobe) is infinite.

Where will Timmy wear my work?

Timmy will bring his favorites to SDCC this July (and they're going in a carry on this year to make sure they arrive!), and we'll put them on display in our conference room. (That's the clone army pictured above.) We'll use them throughout the year for various events, and of course they'll be on display on Flickr forever and ever, with credit, so that others may bask in their warm, geeky glow.


So that should be it. If you have questions or feel like we didn't outline this project sufficiently, please comment below and we'll update with the necessary information.

Can't wait to see what you guys come up with this year! We'll try to control ourselves, but the mailman will be most displeased with our squees.

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Comments

meaningless icon! So much awesomeness will come from this. I am so in for the fez.
Bomfy said this 1159 days ago.
meaningless icon! I call dibs on Chewbacca, Ewok or TARDIS costumes!
bonniegrrl said this 1159 days ago.
meaningless icon! •Sheldon (with soft kitty?) is mine!!!
gates_apco said this 1159 days ago.
meaningless icon! Don't worry! We'll try to give costume preference to those who ask for a spot first. Just don't everyone fight over Timmy; it'll only inflate his ego.
CarrieGouldin said this 1159 days ago.
meaningless icon! For Gandalf, would you want Gandalf the Grey, or Gandalf the white? 'cause the Grey has the hat. Also, staff, or no staff?
Lynsdey Black said this 1159 days ago.
meaningless icon! What about Invader Zim or Gir?
Nikooru said this 1159 days ago.
meaningless icon! The Black Knight always triumphs!
MagentaWombat said this 1159 days ago.
meaningless icon! I think someone needs to make him a Chimchar costume. Also, a Slimer or Stay Puff Marsh-mellow man costume might be interesting.
Happyhansha said this 1158 days ago.
meaningless icon! Is the head measurement the circumference? It looks like it, but thought I should double-check.
Ismene said this 1158 days ago.
meaningless icon! Thor! I'm making one for a human, don't want Timmy to be left out ;)
ThePumpkinQueen said this 1158 days ago.
meaningless icon! Ismene, Timmy's head measurement is indeed circumference.
CarrieGouldin said this 1156 days ago.
meaningless icon! I'm calling dibbies on the 4th Doctor's scarf!!
Mn-Vixen said this 1155 days ago.
meaningless icon! Surprised that there's no mention of a Fargo costume. If only I could sew.....
TheWordMaster said this 1155 days ago.
meaningless icon! Hi! Do we have an update of what has been claimed? I'm thinking about volunteering but would love to know what's already taken before I get too excited. Thanks!!
KnittingBean said this 1154 days ago.
meaningless icon! I finished up a measurement diagram for those that could make use of it. http://www.aviary.com/artists/wulongti/creations/timmy_analysis Unfortunately some of the measurements don't quite add up... and I think some others are missing. Like circ. at the nose, height of snout, width of hands, width of feet, length of feet, height of head, distance between ears across the top of the head... hmmn.. I guess the stuff useful for those that will be making helmets or masks along with shoes or gloves... tracings of the feet and hands w/ a scale marker would be very useful...
WuLongTi said this 1152 days ago.
meaningless icon! Thanks for posting that, Christian! We have you down on our Timmy clone waitlist right now but unfortunately I've just run out. I'm replying to your email now separately.
CarrieGouldin said this 1152 days ago.

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