Geeky Baby Clothes

Geeks have babies, too. Sometimes, those babies grow up to be geeks in their own right, and hooray when that happens. Still, why not give your baby a head start with the latest in geeky baby fashion? Whether it’s an expressive statement on the front of a one-piece or a hat that closely resembles the helmet worn by your Skyrim character, geeky baby garb is all over the place.

Here are some of my favorite eye-catching baby garb found on the Interwebs.

Skyrim Hat / Helmet

The world can be a dangerous place full of adventure and excitement. Why not don your baby with a protective magic helmet styled after the one worn by none other than the Dragonborn?

Well, this hat isn’t exactly protective or magical, but it can keep your newborn’s head warm and cozy during outings to Whiterun. This crochet hat features two soft white horns and a viking-style facemask that extends down to the wearer’s cheeks.

What’s really cool about it is that you can order it through Etsy for sizes ranging from newborn to adult (with a large head). Yeah, that’s style…baby.

Ding! Level 1 Human Onesie

Who doesn’t remember the feeling of accomplishment when you first heard that “Ding!” signifying that your character has advanced in level and is on the fast track to fortune and glory? Well, perhaps not everyone remembers that, but it is a pretty significant stable in geek culture.

Babies are really just level 1 humans, after all. Sure they’re soft and fragile, but each day they gain experience that brings them closer to the next level in the human adventure. Crawling, standing, walking, running, talking, and jumping are all milestones that signify achievements in the great MMORPG known as the real world.

This onesie expresses this delight, letting the world know that your infant is proud of getting through the tutorial known as pregnancy and finally being released into the world as a level 1 human.

The onesie is made out of 100% cotton and printed by hand using water-based, non-toxic ink. Sizes range from 0-3m to 12-18m. You can pick it up for $16 on Etsy.

Pacman Hat

Pacman is cool, and anyone that thinks otherwise never spent a quarter to play it. This video gaming icon will chase after ghosts and gobble up cherries through the winter, keeping your baby’s head warm and cozy.

Pacman is one of those games that crosses generational gaps like only a few can. From the Google homepage to your hat, Pacman stands as a universal symbol of fun and geek culture.

Even Inky, Blinky, Pinky, and Clyde are considered cool among…well…someone thinks highly of them or they wouldn’t have like five different nicknames on one continent alone. Did you know that they are also referred to as Shadow, Speedy, Bashful and Pokey? Their alternate nicknames included: Macky, Micky, Mucky, and Mocky.

The hat is made out of crochet acrylic yarn in a pet free / smoke free home and is available in sizes ranging from newborn to large adult. It’s currently available for $30 on Etsy.

Come to the Dark Side Bib

It’s true, the dark side of the force is indeed riddled with mystery. Why anyone wouldn’t want one of these bibs for their infant or toddler is beyond me. It’s classy, black, and speaks the truth. The dark side does indeed have cookies.

Besides, how boring would the world be if every baby was a Jedi? Do you think Palpatine was just another Jedi baby?

No! Your baby is destined for greatness. The force is strong with him/her and nothing will stand in their way of a good cookie… even Master Yoda himself. After all, isn’t that all Anakin wanted? A cookie and a nap would have prevented the Emperor from taking power in the first place.

In any case, kids love cookies and every kid I’ve met also like Star Wars. Why not combine these two epic forces into a single bib? Huzzah!

You can find this bib at ThinkGeek for $7.99.

Superhero Snapsuits

It’s never too early to discover your secret super power. Why not have the uniform ready for when that day comes? Sure, a mild-mannered Clark Kent baby might not have fit in the Superman spandex, but he could have fought crime from the crib in one of these onesies.

Whether your hero of choice has super powers like the Flash, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, or Superman, or simply a lot of cool toys like Batman, this collection has your baby covered. No, really.. pun intended.

ThinkGeek has these in stock in sizes from 6M – 24M at about $19.

Now that you have that sorted, is it too early for Justice League Preschool admissions?

Knitted Jayne Hat

Firefly was one of those television series that didn’t really take off until after it went off the air. Today, it stands as one of the most beloved sci-fi series of all time, and sadly there will be no more episodes made. Still, you can bring the tales of Serenity to the younger generation by way of this handsome Jayne hat inspired by the original series.

This hat can keep your child’s head warm during the cold winters of Earth or the chilled darkness of space. Well, don’t launch them into space with just the hat, but it looks pretty cool.

Knitted from acrylic yarn, the Jayne hat is available in sizes ranging from newborn to youth (10-12 years). You can currently find it on Etsy for about $20.

Now that’s a fashion statement Jayne Cobb’s mother would be proud of.

16 comments On Geeky Baby Clothes

  • I’d say this is probably the last thing a kid needs. Out in the real “non-geek” world the term “geek” can still be quite derogatory.

    Sending them out the door “geek” could be quite a cruel thing to do no matter how cute the parent thinks they look.

    Even if they are small right now, that cute baby Dragonborn (seriously, had to look it up!) pic if it reaches the wrong hands when your child is 14-15 could set them up for a whole lot of ridicule.Then again, perhaps some geeky parents want really tough kids. Dressing them up geek right from the outset could be the Boy Named Sue approach to making sure a kid grows up to be one tough geek. Just don’t blame them latter on when the catch up with you in Gatlinburg in mid-July.

    • You’re an ignorant idiot and I hope you don’t have kids to dress, geek or otherwise.

      • That’s not very nice to say. He may have disagreed with the subject matter but he certainly didn’t say anything that would warrant that harsh of a response.

        • In your opinion he didn’t say anything that warranted a harsh response but obviously I think it DID warrant one. His response was so full of cliche and odd presumption and societal conformity that as an expecting mother I find it infuriating, an example of what is wrong with people today, and “not very nice to say.”

          • Hi Alana,

            I am happily married with two kids, and I love them very much. I often try to provide a counter-view, as I find that being devil’s advocate can often spark many an interesting conversation. I don’t expect everyone to remember that I do that, but I certainly didn’t expect a response like yours. Caught me a little by surprise when it popped up on my phone this morning.

            There’s also a slight tone in cheek tone to my response. I don’t live my life by the teachings of Johnny Cash.

            Consider a couple of things, I am a Gnomie and I hang out at LockerGnome, do you think I am not geeky myself? But, also as a parent I cannot ignore societal conformity that you talk about. I would encourage everyone including my kids to be free thinkers, but at the same time having been quite a geeky kid myself I know how cruel kids can be. I wouldn’t feel good about sending my kids out to the wolves just so they can fit into my image.

            The RaterKey

          • Providing a counter view for the sake of argument is a waste of time unless you mean it, so I assume you meant what you said. Kids who bully over things like that get it from where? From parents who instill, encourage, or validate that being “geeky” or generally “different” than the norm is somehow lesser and deserving of being looked down on in some way. It comes from the parents. That you think this is the case on any level makes it so. I’m sorry you don’t see that. Can you ignore social conformity? Um, you CAN but apparently choose not to. I do, daily, and will teach that mind set to my children too. I won’t teach them that dressing a certain way will make other people think “X”. What a horrible thing to instill. If parents stop teaching this kids will stop acting it out. What else “different” should they NOT do to avoid bullying? 

    • First, I appreciate you taking the time to read the article.

      Second, if you compare this article to the hundreds of others I’ve posted here, it’s pretty easy to see that this one is complete comedy. It’s Friday and I wanted to end a fairly stressful week with something lighthearted. This seemed like a fun subject the tackle. 🙂

      • I always enjoy your article and one of the reasons I love to comment in them is because you usually thoughtfully respond to comments.

        My response was slightly tongue in cheek too, hence the Boy Named Sue reference.

    • Um – “Just don’t blame them [later] on when [they] catch up with you in Gatlinburg in mid-July”?

      I’ve been in Gatlinburg in mid-July – I still don’t get it. 🙂 Translation, please?

  • Also, I am a “geek” and I don’t get “ridiculed” for it. Dressing my child in geek gear won’t cause them any harm or teasing except for a child someone like this guy would raise. He made ignorant, idiotic statements like I said and I hope he doesn’t have kids to raise to be like that. Like I said. 

    Save parenting for your own kids and let commenters comment. It’s not like I cursed him out. Have a great day.

    •  I dress geeky too, I am an adult. I live in the grown up world.

      It is different.

      And if you want to know, your comment did hurt. I wasn’t expecting anything of that magnitude.

      • Sorry it hurt your feelings, but I felt similarly reading your comment. I obviously don’t know you so don’t take my comment for anything more than that of someone who is basing their opinion off of a comment you made that I strongly disagree with.

  • Never would have expected an article on knit hats & onesies to cause the comments to erupt like a Mac vs PC debate. 🙂

    I can see valid points on both sides, even though RK was posting tongue-in-cheek (though to be honest, it didn’t read like humor to me, either – such are the perils of the written word!)

    It is good to teach children self acceptance and acceptance, or at least polite tolerance, of differences in others. Of course, since not everyone teaches their children this (whether consciously or unconsciously, perhaps because of their own upbringing) it is also good to

    P.S. for Matt:
    “Well, perhaps not everyone remembers that, but it is a pretty significant stable in geek culture.”

  • I dress up my kids in ‘geek’ clothing. Though I’ll be honest its probably what I wore back in the 80s. I think its funny that places like Target, Spencers, Walmart and many others have jumped into the ‘geek’ culture.

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