Lebowski Fest musts: Merch that would make The Dude proud

Click here for the Walter Sobchak "World of Pain" shirt or ...



or how about some cute action figures ...


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Click here for the Urban Achiever 8-Inch Figures Series 3 Set




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Universal Home Video released a 10th Anniversary Edition of The Big Lebowski in September 2008, packaged in a limited edition bowling ball case, seen above.  Now available at Amazon.com for $59.98 (of this writing).


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The Dude Abides Mega Kit — includes a mouse-pad version of the stolen rug!


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The always classic Abide T-shirt


[image-6]Busted Tees' Jesus shirt


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Viking helmet or bowling pin hat:


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[image-9] Click here for tips on how to make a Maude costume and other get-up ideas for Lebowski Fest ...

The Big Lebowski is not a comic strip-inspired movie, nor is it a sci-fi film or a Kevin Smith vehicle. But you can go online, or to any number of fan fests and Comic Con-type conventions, and find the same amount of Lebowski-inspired merch as you would for those geek-a-riffic cult genres.

Why? It's really a no-brainer.  The movie has all the elements needed for a cult following and resultant cornucopia of swag: onion-like layers of mythology and satire, colorful psychedelia, quotable dialogue — all enough to keep obsessed fans philosophizing and bantering for hours.

Much of the Lebowski-inspired stuff out there is likewise fun and cool, tailor-made for the movie fans' uber-savvy sensibilities.

Here's some stuff to wear or bring or just talk about this weekend with real-life Dude Jeff Dowd when you meet him at Lebowski Fest in Tampa:

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