First things first…we’ve got some great Thrift Store Battle entries thus far…and I know we said the initial phase was to end tomorrow. However, we had some people ping us and say that the July 4th weekend here in the States put them back, so we’re going to extend the deadline till Monday. So at 11:59PM EST, July 18th, it ends. That’s the deadline update.
But to inspire people to hurry up and finish getting entries in, we’re putting up the existing entries for voting. Voting will go for a week after the deadline, so voting ends 11:59PM EST, July 25th. So the faster you get your entry in and posted, the more votes you can get. Remember, Twitter it with #ThriftStoreBattle or email us at thriftstorebattle at need coffee dot com.
And here’s how the voting works. You can enter once a day (like our normal contests) and you can draft your friends or whoever to vote as well. Popularity rules this contest, like with most contests of this ilk online. So without further adieu, let me roll through the entries we’ve received. Everyone included either a sign or themselves and generally sent multiple images. So even if a person or a sign does not appear in a photo below, we have the accredited photo on file, never fear. Entries will appear on the voting thingy at the bottom of this post in a random order.
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Carlos H. brings you this truly disturbing, nigh modern art Psychedelic Hawaiian shirt.
Isaac H. brought a posse with him, so he boldly comes into the fray with a trio of entries and a trio of models.
Here we have the Air ‘Bama shirt:
The Thirsty Christ shirt (referencing John 4:14, naturally):
And last but terrifying least, at least as far as amount of fabric goes, the Nanner Hammock. I’d like to point out that was their name for this find, not ours. He looks…terribly, terribly pleased with it.
Dana F. found a delightfully cheery and off-puttingly gaudy Xmas Xheer sweater:
Stephen N. throws in this entry, Demon Baby, and also includes a bonus explanation. This is apparently an award-winning garage sale find. Read on–this is the info that won a contest over at Fangoria. While we weren’t expecting anybody who had already won an award to show up, it stands to reason. If we do enough of these things, maybe we’ll have an overall winner at some point, but let’s just assume that once something’s entered in a round here, that’s it, yes? In other words, if you don’t win, you can’t just re-enter the same thing in the next round and so on and so on. Helps keep the insanity fresh, yes?
Then, if that were not enough, Stephen, overachiever that he is, updated the story: