It may not feel like it yet, but to paraphrase Ned Stark, summer is coming. If you want to show off your love for your favorite franchise while lounging poolside, ThinkGeek has you covered. The pop culture apparel site just launched a full collection of geeky swimsuits with adorable new bikinis, trunks and one-pieces inspired by your favorite fandoms.
You may recognize the “Trekini,” a one-piece bathing suit inspired by the Starfleet uniforms in Star Trek: The Next Generation, which was a huge hit when ThinkGeek launched it in 2016. The following year, ThinkGeek added a skirted bikini based on uniforms from the original series. This year it has expanded into a full line by adding swim trunks of both TOS and TNG varieties, as well as a patterned one-piece with outlines of Starfleet, Klingon and Romulan ships.
Along with the new additions to the Star Trek line, ThinkGeek released several more pairs of swim trunks. A Legend of Zelda pair is patterned with the Master Sword, Hylian Shield and Wingcrest in the iconic green and gold. Mario’s smiling face adorns another pair. It’s unclear whether the trunks inspired by Captain America’s and Deadpool’s uniforms are already sold out or not yet in stock, but you can sign up to get an email notification when they’re available (later this week, according to the listing). Also included: trunks featuring sharks, constellations, and “the science of summer,” aka the chemical molecules for sand and water.
My personal favorite is the “Geekini” line, which features high-waisted bikinis in cute patterns like colorful sea creatures, black-and-white circuit boards, and adorable corgis wearing swim trunks and inner tubes. (You can also get the corgi pattern on a beach bag.) Always important when picking out two-piece swimsuits, you can buy tops and bottoms separately to make sure you get the right fit.
I also love that ThinkGeek uses a diverse range of ethnicities and body types when advertising its apparel. It’s incredibly refreshing to see, especially when shopping for swimwear.
Check out our favorite picks below, or head over to ThinkGeek for a look at the full collection.
- Super Mario Board Shorts, $39.99
- Star Trek TOS Two-Piece Swimsuit, $59.98
- Legend of Zelda Board Shorts, $39.99
- Deep Sea Creatures Two-Piece Swimsuit, $59.98
- Constellation Board Shorts, $39.99
- Corgi Beach Party Two-Piece Swimsuit, $59.98
- Deadpool Uniform Board Shorts, $39.99 (currently out of stock)
- Star Trek TNG Ships One-Piece Swimsuit, $59.99