We were so glad to see someone addressing this enduring mystery.
A few weeks ago, I asked our readers to send in pictures of themselves showing their obsessive devotion to everything from bands to books, and naturally, they delivered. Inside, a roundup of your fellow readers amazing and often hilarious contributions:
One last reminder: photographic evidence of your super fandom is due to us by the end of today. Not quite sure what we're looking for? A description, after the jump:
I've already received a ton of submissions to our upcoming Super Fan edition of Past Fashion, but I'd still love to see all of you decked out in your truly devoted best, so here's a reminder, after the jump:
Seeing all of those young girls screaming their heads off at the recent Eclipse premiere was as funny as it was familiar: many of us had our superfan days, and now's your chance to share them with your fellow readers.
The trends of the 00s may have been the worst, but our commenters are the best, gamely handing over pics of their worst fashion missteps of the past 10 years. Ahead, awesomeness and hilarity ensue.
Admit it, crew: at some point over the past 10 years, you wore something truly heinous. It was often a rough decade for fashion, and we all have the hilarious pictures to prove it. So why not send them in?
What if you took two parts vintage photography, one part wacky hair, three parts adorable back stories, added lashings of reader-submitted content, and then called your mom, who loves you? You'd get the awesome blog My Mom, The Style Icon.
Okay ladies (and gents): Our next edition of Past Fashion is ready...and it's rad. We got a few dozen submissions, and, unless the photo was too small to work within our gallery system, we used them all. After the jump, a jumble of gelled hair, jumpers and jazz hands.
Remember Past Fashion? You may recall that we stopped doing it (I got lazy). For those who don't remember: it was a monthly feature in which readers sent in photos of amazing past fashions.
Cuteness (and chastity) prevailed in the childhood Halloween costume photos you sent us. There were no slutty nurses, or slutty schoolgirls, or slutty police officers. (Although, we do have a suggestive Cyndi Lauper in the group.) My personal fave is the little girl who dressed up as a toilet. What was the thought…
Halloween is only 9 days away, and the deadline for submissions for our Past Fashion: Halloween Edition is this Friday, so don't forget to send us photos of your childhood Halloween costumes to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Past Fashions: Halloween" in the subject. Be sure to include a description of just what your outfit…
Halloween is only 16 days away, and the deadline for submissions for our Past Fashion: Halloween Edition is just nine days away. (That's Friday, October 24, for those who are bad at math.) Send us photos of your childhood Halloween costumes to email@example.com with "Past Fashions: Halloween" in the subject. Be sure…
Remember the days when dressing up for Halloween didn't consist of variations on stripper outfits and porn scene wardrobes? Did you have a crafty mom who made you elaborate costumes? Did you have a busy mom who bought the costume-in-a-bag that consisted of a plastic bib outfit and a stiff mask that cracked before the…
Ah, September. When the carefree days of summer give way to the pencils, notebooks and chalkboards of school. And is there any more lasting memory from those days than the Official School Portrait? This installment of Past Fashion was wildly popular: More than one hundred of you submitted photos. So many shining…