As what's been called "geek culture" continues to flourish within mainstream culture, the stigma once associated with being a "nerd" is quickly being replaced with an eagerness to proudly express one's inner geek on her sleeve -- for our purposes, literally! In the world of fashion, high end designers have been pulling inspiration from superheroes and other fantastical fictional characters, not to mention the countless t-shirts, dresses and accessories designed and produced daily about the icons of comics, sci-fi, video games, and more. On a smaller scale, the vitality of crafting communities (such as Etsy, Craftster, and Cut Out + Keep) has provided fans and artisans alike to share and sell their creatively nerdy wares.

You call it geek chic, we call it Super Style. Every week, ComicsAlliance will showcase a catalog of selected items that seamlessly splice nerd culture with fashion, and just in time for Pay Day too! This week, Super Style shows you how to add sound effects to your swagger with accessories saturated in comic book onomatopoeia and speech balloons!

POW! rings & chains, $160 and up (available in a variety of colors), Ambush




Marvel Ka-Pow headphones, $39.90, Coloud


Hello There Brooch, $8.00, becausemaybe


Comic Sound FX headbands, $20-28 each, Janine Basil


Comic Tie, $129.00, Studio Jellyfish


Sterling silver POW cufflinks, $45.00, beaujangles


Large Speech Bubble necklace, $30.00, Subjectified


Talking Ring, $27.00, superwicked



Side note: Who knew Bostonians had our own sound effect?


Pow! Pow! Hair Bows 2 Pack, $8.50, Hot Topic


Oh My! Word Bubble Pin, $12.00, Amy Blasco Jewelry


Zap Bang Boom Slip-Ons, $32.00, Vans


Wham! & Pow! Necklaces, $13.00 each (available in white, red, yellow), Finest Imaginary


Kaboom Ring, $6.99, GirlProps


Bam Bam Mini-Earrings, $16.00 per pair, superwicked


Bang Comic Book Heels, $429.00, Studio Jellyfish