Every T-shirt in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

by Andy on February 22, 2011

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*Update* Wow, lots and lots of interest in this post, thank you for visiting everyone, I apologise for my server not being able to handle the avalanche of traffic every so often. People have been adding loads of cool info in the comments to plug the gaps I left wide open (I’m not SP expert, just an enthusiastic amateur), including locations where you can pick up the shirts.

Ever since I saw Scott Pilgrim vs. the World last year I knew I should make a post listing all the t-shirts worn by Scott (and everyone else) in the film, but I never got around to it until now. I wish I could tell you I painstakingly went through the film making screencaps, but that would be a lie, I just went through all 4000 images on this site and picked out the ones which displayed the tees.

As I suspected whilst watching the film, you can’t actually buy all of them, at least in their on-screen incarnation, because they were created for the film to fit in with Scott’s apparent love of ringer tees. I’ve found sites where people are creating their own fan clothing, but I’m sticking to finding places where you can buy the shirts yourself, nice and easy, no need to learn how to screenprint or have and messy copyright issues.


This is the first shirt we see Scott (played by Michael Cera, of course) wearing. You might think the SP on the front is a reference to his own name, but thanks to a few Twitter suggestions it became pretty damn obvious that this is actually a t-shirt first released by the Smashing Pumpkins. You can buy it from Corpse Clothing for £16.49.


The next tee we see in the film is being worn by Young Neil. It’s a pretty cool design (especially the little heart on the right sleeve that can be seen later in the film) but I can’t find it anywhere, there’s a knock off on Cafepress but frankly it’s pretty poor.


Here’s Scott talking to his sister. He’s wearing the aforementioned Smashing Pumpkins t-shirt, and she’s at work at Second Cup, wearing their 3/4 sleeve raglan tee uniform. I’m not really surprised that there’s no official place to buy this shirt since Second Cup doesn’t feature much in the film. No one has put their own on design on the usual custom tee sites, and the only good thing I found on eBay was this AMAZING album cover that has nothing to do with Scott Pilgrim.


I thought that this would be the easiest t-shirt to find online but amazingly it would appear that it’s nowhere to be found, except for this regular (non-ringer) logo tee on eBay that’s in the wrong colour. The silly thing is that it’s actually a pretty cool shirt since Sharpie have a nice logo. If you know of it on sale anywhere let me know. EDIT: Someone found it!


I know you can only just see the top of Scott’s tee here, but as this is a tee I can identify and send you to the official, licensed supplier, it would be remiss of me not to include it. The Scott Pilgrim bird shirt can by bought from Mighty Fine for $25 (mens/womens).


I like the air quotes shirt, especially in this colourway, it really seems like something that a guy in an indie/rock band would wear, good job costume department! Mighty Fine have their own version of it, but to be honest I think that the print is a bit oversized and the colours are a little off. It’s not bad by any means, it’s just not perfect.


Hey look, it’s Ramona, she’s not wearing a tee (that we can see, at least), but she is pretty (not as pretty as my girlfriend, of course), so I thought I’d include this screencap anyway.


I have no idea what this shirt looks like, I’m just including the screencap for archival purposes so that I could be thorough, if you manage to find the shirt on sale then you are truly a God of tee hunting.


Another cool shirt being worn by Young Neil, but of course it couldn’t possibly just be as simple as me Googling “New Order T-shirts”… except it was, kind of. That Googling will get you the official New Order t-shirt from a variety of sources, but Young Neil is too cool for that, he has to have a New Order tee with a spelling mistake on it. You’ll notice that his shirt has the word ‘FACD’ written on it, whereas the real deal has ‘FACT’, which presumably means that this shirt was created for the film, and that there’s an in-joke that I’m missing, anyone want to fill me in?


This list of t-shirts contains many disappointments, but the Match Pik USA t-shirt is not one of them, because you can buy it directly from Jim Dunlop (a name any/all guitarists will be familiar with) for $20. Nice.


How can I not find this shirt? How? It’s the logo from the N64, and I can’t find it, retro gaming people should be all over this, there’s a niche, someone make the shirt to fill it!


Just another shot of the Match Pik USA t-shirt mentioned above, but I liked the screencap.


As I am not very cool, I was unaware that Plumtree is a band, so I thought that this shirt was either a reference I didn’t get, or Plumtree were an invented band for the film. Nevertheless, they are a band, at least they were until they parted ways in 2000. In their shop is a version of the tee, but it’s in black and white, which isn’t of much help to us. The not-at-all-awkwardly-named TVStoreOnline.com have got a pretty faithful replica of the shirt available in the above colourway for $19.95. 80sTees have a tee that looks pretty good available too.


I actually only included this screencap because Knives is cute (not as cute as my girlfriend, of course), has a cool name, and her ‘homemade’ Sex Bob Omb t-shirt is a t-shirt and should therefore be included in this list. However, it transpires that Mighty Fine have a replica of Knives’ shirt on sale for $25, it is printed rather than made of random bits of cloth stuck to a black t-shirt, which makes it a bit less faithful to the original than I assume fans would like, but it does make it a bit more practical.



I think that this is arguably the most famous of all the Scott Pilgirm shirts out there, probably because it was quite a popular shirt before the film was released. Originally, Diesel Sweeties didn’t actually sell the ringer version of this shirt, the SP team asked for permission to create it because the shirt was in the comic books as a ringer tee. Only after the film was released (or possibly slightly before because of the hype it was getting) did Diesel Sweeties do a run of ringer pixel skull t-shirts.


I think it’s pretty obvious I just wanted to post another picture of Ramona (who, let me remind you, is nowhere near as cute as my girlfriend), at least we can see here wearing a t-shirt this time!


Ooooooh, so this is a Canadian film, eh? I am yet to find a t-shirt that is actually faithful to this design. There are a few out there that have SARS written on them in a generically college font, but none of them have the purple rings for the ringer. The devil is in the detail pop culture tee companies! If you’ve seen a shop selling the shirt (properly), let me know.


I still don’t know where you’d buy a Second Cup t-shirt or 3/4 sleeve, but I’m pretty sure it’s a universal rule of blogging to mention Aubrey Plaza if at all possible.


The shirt being worn by Ramona says “24 Unstoppable” and I was SURE that it was a reference to a song, but I can’t find the reference anywhere, and likewise I can’t find the t-shirt anywhere. This one has the feel of being commercially produced, rather than a one off for the film, there’s something about it that suggests that to me, I’m not really sure why. Again, if you have any idea, let me know.



Astroboy, his face is on everything, right? If it can be merchandised his face and pointy hair will not be far behind. Not in this case, I can’t find any tee like this, not even one that isn’t a ringer. This shirt was actually featured in the comic, and in a similar ‘scene’ (as that what they’re called in comics?), which is really impressive, one of those things that should keep the comic fans happy.


Ahhh, Brandon Routh, now there’s an attractive man, even with that ridiculous blonde hair. If you would like to buy one of the originals of this shirt (as in, it was on set, though probably not worn by Brandon, check out this eBay seller that has a number of wardrobe items from the Scott Pilgrim movie. However, if you don’t want to drop big dollars on the most authentic item possible, 80sTees have a similar item available. By their own admission they admit it isn’t exactly the same, as it has an adidas logo embroidered on it on the lower left side (I assume that the one in the film wasn’t a legit adidas product, whereas 80sTees version has to be because it has those 3 famous stripes on the shoulders.


I actually forgot to grab the cap of this tee from the normal source, but did find it elsewhere during my research. I believe that the design is based on a Punisher skull, I’m not a comic guy so I’m just trusting my Googling there (and it looks pretty obvious to me in retrospect). I can’t find any Todd Ingram skull shirts that are exactly the same, there are a few (at RedBubble, at Bonanza, and at eCrater), but none of them are a ringer shirts, just a regular black t-shirt, which I don’t think will really be good enough for dedicated Todd Ingram wannabes.


I really like this ‘zero star’ t-shirt. Once again it displays Scott’s love of the Smashing Pumpkins (or perhaps just a love of the letters S & P), as it is more of their merchandise. Once again, this is clearly a shirt that was produced for the film, because the two places that I’ve been able to find the shirt on sale it doesn’t have the ringer neck and sleeves. That sucks, because I think that this design suits the ringer quite well, but if you’re happy with having regular sleeves, you can pick the design up at 80sTees and on Amazon.


I’m completely lost on this ‘4 1/2′ design. I can’t work out the reference, and I can’t see it on sale anywhere, it feels like a bit of a dead end, which is frustrating because it’s pretty cool. The design is a reference to Franklin Richards from Fantastic Four, which is helpful, but brings us no closer to finding the tee, probably because no one sells it.


The design on this shirt should be pretty obvious to fans of the Rock Band series of games, as it represents the bass icon in the game. With this shirt having such a broad range of appeal it’s hardly surprising that people have taken it upon themselves to create similar tees. This one at RedBubble looks pretty good, but with it being printed at RedBubble it’s not possible to get it on a ringer tee. There is one on eBay that looks good, but the sellers feedback isn’t perfect, and the design might be a bit oversized.


I forget this guys name, he may just be Wallace’s friend or Wallace’s boyfriend, but I can’t forget the name of the tee, Funkalicious, because it’s been one of Threadless‘ most popular and enduring designs. Of course, Threadless don’t sell the tee in this colourway or on a ringer tee (the original is a navy t-shirt), but the Scott Pilgrim team made a requested to Threadless to let them print it, and being a cool company they said yes. Fun fact, this tee was also featured in a panel in the original comic.



This cool looking bat/question mark t-shirt was worn by the bouncers at the Chaos Theater. The lower picture shows the shirt that someone got from the actual wardrobe department (I’m not sure how they got it though). Really good design by itself, and the Scott Pilgrim-ness of it obviously adds something, but I can’t find a replica anywhere, and I can’t really imagine anyone doing their own print run of a similar design now this long after the film has been released.


I forget what this guy did, was he another bouncer or just some random dude slowing up our hero? Still, cool tee.


In the final battle Scott reverts back to his trusty old green Smashing Pumpkins t-shirt that I wrote about earlier.


In the same sequence Gideon is seen wearing a t-shirt with his logo on it. I forgot to grab the cap for this, but luckily found this image here, on a thread about shirts people have from the film production. Mighty Fine offer a replica for $25.


I somehow missed this shirt whilst I was looking at the caps of the film. I can’t remember seeing it, but as I have a picture, I’m pretty confident it was in the movie. The design is the logo of the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Company?), and whilst you can’t get the shirt in that grey on black colourway (which is always a complementary colour combo), you can pick up an official version in a far less cool “70’s retro” blue/yellow/red colourway.

Thanks a lot for checking out this overview of Scott Pilgrim shirts. I’m as disappointed as anyone that there are so many gaps in what’s available and what isn’t, so if you know of a place to get a shirt or are selling one that was used in the film please leave a comment and I’ll update the post with all the info we can get. If you’ve enjoyed this post please share it in any way you can, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, your own blog, delicious (now that it isn’t closing down), StumbleUpon, anything you can do will really be appreciated. Game over!

  • Seymour

    4 1/2 is actually a reference to Scott could turn into an evil ex cuz at that point in the film he is acting more dark and evil. So the shirt is like saying scott could be evil-ex 4 1/2.
    A lot of these shirts are explained in the Commentary with Edgar Wright, Michael Bacall and Bryan Lee O’Malley.

  • Ramona Duke

    despite what you said the zero shirt in the movie is actually a lot less cool, its less authentic: billy corgan wore one with long sleeves and no rings and thats where the design comes from check it out: http://www.cbc.ca/gfx/images/arts/photos/2007/03/29/billy-corgan-cp-1258369.jpg, I have one its pretty kick-ass.

    before you ask:YES , Ramona IS my real name :P

  • Jay

    In reference to Plumtree, they were a band, and the in-joke is they wrote a song called “Scott Pilgrim”.

    Love the SARS t-shirt and the New Order one rocks.

  • http://fuckyeahsexbob-omb.tumblr.com/page/8 crazed fan

    u left out mi favrot “t”-shirt !! :P http://fuckyeahsexbob-omb.tumblr.com/page/8 the 1 that Knives wor!!!!!!

  • http://www.80stees.com/products/Lesbian-U-Scott-Pilgrim-Shirt.asp crazed fan

    this 1 waznt in teh movie but itz still great :) http://www.80stees.com/products/Lesbian-U-Scott-Pilgrim-Shirt.asp

  • WeaverSka

    @15 Going back to the song Scott Pilgrim by plumtree, Brian was quoted as saying “i heard this song and thought, what would scott pilgrim be like” and he created his own universe of scott pilgrim. The lyrics, albeit not alot of them in the song, but all of the, can hold weight to the Scottiverse. “Ive liked you for a thousand years”- Could be knives to scott, or it could be scott to ramona. “I cant wait until i see you” Could be scott to ramona, or knives to scott. “You cant stand to see me like this, no matter what i do, no matter what i say” 2 ideas. 1, knives and scott. even when knives dated young neil to ge back at scott, he was concerned when Lynette (or Todd) punched the highlights out of her hair, proving that he still cares.
    2, scott always wants ramona, and during the final fight with gideon, it shows just how much they care for each other.

    I personally dont know how Brian interpreted the song, but id imagine itd be one of the ideas that i just said. Just my personal views on it really

  • Amanda

    HI!

    I was looking around for scott pilgrim t-shirts and I found the N64 one that young Neil wore! :)

    http://teenormous.com/t-shirts/N64-T-Shirt-by-skeletonjack-by-RedBubble-1000526

  • John Stevens

    Good wrap up of the clothes!. I found these few sellers that sell replicas of most of these shirts on eBay. I have purchased them all (of course) and these are amazing quality for the price. Makes sure you look into “sellers other items” for the other shirts…im kinda lazy and dont want to post them all
    Scott Pilgrim Todd Ingrim Skull Replica Ringer

  • John Stevens

    Messed that link up in previous post. Easier if i just link to store fronts.
    http://stores.ebay.com/GeekT has a bunch of these shirts or
    http://stores.ebay.com/Fear-n-Clothing also carries the rockband lofgo shirt and the pilgrim 8 bit skull. Like I said I purchased a bunch from these guys and the shirts are really nice. Enjoy!

  • Gavin

    The New Order FACT/FACD thing…Factory Records used FACT as the prefix for their vinyl releases & FACD for CD, so it’s not a spelling mistake, just he has the CD version of the shirt :)

  • Gavin

    …OK, just seen there’s previous pages of comments, & someone mentioned this there. Doh!

  • Stephanie

    Hey, the “24 Unstoppable” T-shirt is most likely a reference to this:

    Astonishing X-Men
    #24 – Unstoppable, Part 6 is a comic book published by Marvel & released on 3//2008

    I just searched it and it’s probably what the shirt meant.
    Kudos on the blog freakin’ sweet.

  • joe innes

    the ramona unstoppable 24 is a reference to kobe bryant the basketball player. it says it on the fact track on the film

  • Fred

    large selection of Scott Pilgrim t-shirts and wristbands:

    http://www.tvstoreonline.com/movie–scott-pilgrim.html

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  • Matty

    Here’s the Fantastic 4.5 shirt – http://www.welovefine.com/product.php?id_product=454

  • http://www.jellevangosliga.nl Kinine

    UPDATE: The ‘ZERO’ shirt isnt a pumpkins shirt – it’s a shirt from ZERO a skateboarding company!

  • Theprisonbody

    Here’s a guy wearing a bunch of shirts (Pilgim-esque) in this video clip – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ysTWCDwvlw

  • Sababailey

    So ausome i’ve been looking for the zero shirt for ages! will get mum to edit the sleeves and neck

  • Sababailey

    I just found out how to make a scott pilgrim ‘ZERO’ t-shirt just like the one in the movie! Go to http://www.customink.com select the American Apparel Ringer T – Black / White :: : 1 Color Front, 0 Color Back type in zero add a star and your done and yea

  • Sababailey

    you can do a sharpie one to!

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  • Emi2814

    The so called ‘bouncers’ are the people at the gate that are all like “1st password?” “second password?” And the last one is at Ramona’s apartment. :)

  • Xfallenstar44x

    A lot of the shirts that you couldn’t find are available on Cafepress now. && the one that you said you missed but were positive it was in the movie, it is. It’s from the part where they’re at Ramona’s house and he walks in on her changing.

  • guest

    the 24 unstoppable is a reference to the astonishing x-men comics, #24 just so happens to be titled unstoppable.

  • candyman

    24 unstoppable could also hint at the fact that Ramona reveals her age to be 24 in the comics

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  • Deryck

    Zero ringer t-shirt can be bought on spreadshirt : http://cottonfoundry.spreadshirt.co.uk/zero-star-A17800367/customize/color/54

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  • Gyyguy

    While this isn’t a shirt, Kimono My House does sell sweatshirts with the exact same Astro Boy logo. If you click “See Other Items” they have more Grey in stock. I got mine in black, it’s awesome! http://www.ebay.com/itm/SHIN-Co-ASTROBOY-ATOM-SWEATSHIRT-ASTRO-BOY-ANIME-/270614462567?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&var=&hash=item84b7102d17

  • Dawn

    Love, love, love this website! Genius, pure genius!

    But I wanted to fill you in on the New Order Movement T young Neil is wearing.
    The original UK release of the album actually read FACD, supposedly denoting the Factory Records catalogue number of the album which is FAC 50. Although I’m not sure why they used a D instead of an L seeing as how D is the roman numeral for 500 and not 50, but I can’t seem to find a definitive answer on that one… Anyhoo, the T he is wearing in the film depicts the original cover. It was not until Movement was released in the US that the album cover read FACT, the “T” standing for “album” in the Factory Records catalogue.
    Hope you were actually interested in this at all… I’m a New Order nerd.

    Thanks again for the awesome website.

  • guest

    have you tried looking in Canada for these shirts eh

  • Guest

    There’s Thomas Jane and the punisher shirt and there’s Chris Evans and the 4 1/2 shirt. There’s Brandon Routh, but where is his Superman shirt?

  • crispy72

    The previous comment on the New Orser shirt is inaccurate. The shirt in the film shows the cover from the CD version of their Movement album. The original LP on vinyl had the Factory Records catalogue number of FACT 50. When Factory started releasing stuff on CDs, they changed the T in the catalogue number to a D – FACD 50 – it says CD in the number, see? The official shirts have the original sleeve, so the one in the film was probably custom made from the CD artwork. I don’t know if this is a deliberate mistake or not.

  • Dec

    im from manchester (where new order are from) and the facd is actually the correct version, maybe in the states or canada you had a different version, but here its deffinatley FACD. the FAC is a reference to Factory, which was Manchesteres biggest record label till it when bankrupt, and for all die hard new order fans, hooky the bassist has his own night club built upon factorys old offices in manchester called the factory

  • ms madhead

    wheres the sex bob omb shirts?

  • Henrysaurusrex

    This ebay listing has a selection of 9 tshirts worn throughout Scott Pilgrim (including Sharpie), but it comes with a hefty price tag!
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Scott-Pilgrim-9-Shirt-Replica-Set-zero-skull-4-1-2-sars-cbc-heart-sharpie-NEW-/170697396320?pt=US_Mens_Tshirts&var=&hash=item6d708b622d#ht_1386wt_1209

  • Joe Logic

    http://www.tvstoreonline.com/fantastic-four-4-scott-pilgrim-blue-tee.html

    its the fantastic four and a half tee! check around the site, it has loads more of the prints.

  • FancypAntsmcsnaggletooth

    I think this site should be the hey can anyone help me find these shirts site instead of the every shirt in the movie site

  • FancypAntsmcsnaggletooth

    But on a serious note, most of the shirts were printed specifically for the film and therefore are unavailable for purchase. Unless you’re willing to pay for a knock off that almost looks close.

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  • guest

    I’VE BEEN LOOKING EVERYWHERE FOR A BABY-DOLL VERSION OF THE BOUNCER’S SHIRT (the question marks with bats). Only my reasons have nothing to do with Scott Pilgrim, I’m just a sucker for Edward Nygma. You’d usually find the t-shirt in green and the bats in black. So far the only way I’ve found it is searching via. Big Bang Theory, since Sheldon wears it, but again, only in mens. It’s based off the Batman villian, The Riddler

  • Lockyoursoul

    hat did you use for the Sharpie one

  • Anonymous

    Thank you, didn’t know that before but I checked a few Movement vinyls and they all say FACT 50, so the original T-shirts with FACT 50 instead of FACD 50 makes sense. FACT 50 was also on the North American CD cover. Always wondered why the CD album cover read FACD, I though it was just some labelling mix-up with the Durutti Column. :P

  • Crazy_face

    i WANT that N64 t-shirt. DAMMIT. I WANT IT!!!

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  • RedHulkling

    You do know that the band Plumtree wrote the song “Scott Pilgrim” which actually inspired the name of the character, right?

  • Kevin

    The “24 Unstoppable” refers to Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers(jersey #24). If you have the collector’s edition of the movie, there is an option to watch it with added trivia. In the scene where Ramona wears the shirt, they make a note that it refers to Kobe.

  • guest

    A lot of the Scott Pilgrim shirts on here are available on http://www.Shirtasaurus.com including the 4 1/2 and others. Check it out.

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