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May
22
2013

Now recruiting volunteers for Timmy's Costuming Corps!

Ghostbuster Timmy

If there's something strange, in your neighborhood, who you gonna call? Ghostbuster Timmy!

Timmy is coming.

To San Diego Comic-Con! Yes, you guessed right, it is that time again.

Calling all knitters, crocheters, stitchers, needle-and-threaders, staplers, paste-eaters, hot gluers, and bedazzlers (just kidding!) to join Timmy's Volunteer Costume Corps! Timmy has no idea what to wear to SDCC in late July and would appreciate you helping a naked monkey out. He's hoping to debut new costumes at the con!

When we started this project 3 years ago, we did not expect the number of costumes Timmy would acquire. A big thank you to all the volunteers who have turned Timmy's closet into what it is today. Words cannot adequately describe how much we appreciate your help in keeping Timmy geekily clothed all year long. (Not everyone finds a naked monkey running around in public entertaining, apparently!)

Think you've got the time and skillzzz to take Timmy's cosplay collection to the next level? Check out his costume wishlist below, take a gander at his existing collection, and sign up below to volunteer!

Our most coveted costumes, with the already taken suggestions struck through:

Fourth Doctor Timmy
  • Batman, Robin, the Joker, Superman, Clark Kent, Harley Quinn, or Poison Ivy
  • Hulk, Iron Man (suit), Tony Stark, Nick Fury, Agent Coulson, or Deadpool
  • Spock, Jean-Luc Picard (w/ teacup!), Riker (w/ chair!), Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek version)
  • Minecraft Steve or Creeper
  • Darth Vader, R2-D2, classic Leia, Boba Fett, Jabba the Hut, or Timmy in Carbonite
  • Daenerys Targaryen (w/ dragons!), White Walker, Joffrey, or Ned Stark
  • Captain Mal, River Tam, or Zoe
  • Dexter
  • Grumpy Cat
  • Timmy-size TARDIS, Clara, Rose, Donna, Martha, Cyberman, or Ood
  • Thorin Oakenshield, Gandalf the Grey, Gimli, Gollum, or Legolas
  • Big Daddy, Booker DeWitt or Elizabeth
  • Bowser, Timmy-size Yoshi, or Shy Guy
  • Master Chief
  • Timmy-size Chocobo
  • Tali, Garrus, or Commander Shepard
  • Dean Pelton
  • Donatello, Raphael, Michelangelo, Leonardo, Splinter, the Shredder, or April O'Neil
  • Lion-O
  • Finn, Jake, BMO, Lady Rainicorn, Princess Bubblegum, Marceline, or Lumpy Space Princess
  • Aang (w/ Appa!)
  • Domo

We welcome all your ideas and suggestions, too! (We reeeaally want a Darth Timmy, though.)

If you sign up below, we'll be in touch via email to confirm your costume pick to ensure maximum costume efficiency. (Ten people working on the same costume means we'll have to choose favorites and that's no fun.) We also have Timmy clones handy if you'd like to snag one, but Timmy's measurements are below for reference.

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 possible measurement, but let us know if we missed one!

Your deadline, should you choose to accept it

Timmy and his entourage will leave ThinkGeek HQ on July 16th, and they'll need sometime to organize and get his bags packed. So the deadline for your costume to arrive at the HQ is July 1, 2013.

Where to ship your creations

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

Where will Timmy wear your work?

All over the world! At conventions and geeky gatherings, fundraisers, and premiers. He'll debut his new costumes at SDCC this July, though. We also display all of his costumes in our conference room, and in our Timmy costume Flickr album where you'll be credited so that others may bask in the glow of your stunning artistry forever.


That's it! If you have any questions or need more details, please comment below and we'll update this post with the necessary information.

We are already so excited! Thank you, everyone!

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Comments

meaningless icon! Is it better to submit a list of things you'd be interesting in making? or just pick one or too that you WILL make?
Xfilesmaven said this 488 days ago.
meaningless icon! I am so freaking excited about this!
wumples said this 488 days ago.
meaningless icon! @Xfilesmaven -- Either way works! An interest list might be better in case some of the other options you want are taken. :)
KnivesC (ThinkGeek Staff) said this 487 days ago.
meaningless icon! Exciting! I have a quick question: I submitted an offer but I think I typed my e-mail wrong. Should I resubmit the form?
aikidoodles said this 486 days ago.
meaningless icon! I submitted a form when this post went up on Facebook, but haven't received an email? Do I need to resubmit? My Timmy should be here in a day or two, so I'm eager to get started! <3
wumples said this 482 days ago.
meaningless icon! When should we expect an email if we are chosen? I got my Timmy today and I am pretty excited! Thanks
emilee_80 said this 482 days ago.
meaningless icon! @wumples & @emilee_80 -- Sorry for the wait! Just trying to get everything together. You should be getting your emails by tomorrow! :) @aikidoodles -- No worries! Please shoot an email to replybot@thinkgeek.com with the correct address, and I can fix that for ya!
KnivesC (ThinkGeek Staff) said this 482 days ago.
meaningless icon! YAY! Confirmed to make a Wibbly-Wobbly-TIMMY-Wimmy TARDIS! ::skips off to the craft store::
DDK10595 said this 479 days ago.
meaningless icon! were the emails sent? i haven't heard anything.
faegirl said this 479 days ago.
meaningless icon! @faegirl -- Hmm, everyone should have received an email by now! If you haven't still, please let me know. :)
KnivesC (ThinkGeek Staff) said this 479 days ago.
meaningless icon! Hey Knives! I emailed last week about doing a Nick Fury costume, and I haven't received an email.... Should I be worried??? :(
EpicElf said this 469 days ago.
meaningless icon! @EpicElf -- Oh no! Hmm, I'm trying to find it but can't find anything. :( Sorry, can you email me again?
KnivesC (ThinkGeek Staff) said this 468 days ago.
meaningless icon! Hey, I was just wondering if I could get some more measurements for Timmy. I need his head circumference at its widest point, from shoulder to shoulder across his back, and ear to ear over the top of his head like headphones. Thanks!
wondermonkee said this 465 days ago.

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