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Welcome to your life, there’s no turning back…

Today, a song for you, from the movie Real Genius, which I am obsessed with.

The final scene in this movie is one of my favorites of all time. I too would like to cavort in a giant mountain of popcorn that was created by a laser beam from space. Is that really so much to ask from life? Perhaps it is. But I like to dream big.


Chris Knight’s Wardrobe

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There are many things I could say about 1985’s Real Genius. It is basically the best movie ever made, in my opinion, and whenever I try to write about it I literally get so excited that I have to take deep breaths to calm myself. However, for the purpose of this post I will be focusing on only one of the key elements that make this movie great – Chris Knight’s outfits.

This movie was made in the ‘80s, a decade in which a lot of people were running around looking fairly demented. But Val Kilmer as Chris Knight is amazing. It’s not even like his ensembles were all that complicated – t-shirts and button-downs, mainly – but it’s the small details that really bump everything up into the fashion stratosphere by about a billion points. For example:

Martian Antenna Headband

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Nobody rocks these like Chris Knight. Except for maybe me. Seriously, not to brag, but I look amazing in them. Some people were born to wear diamonds, some people were born to wear pearls. I was born to wear novelty headbands.

Ray-Ban Wayfarers

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Always classic.

Printed T-shirts

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Chris sports a variety of these in the movie, including ‘I ♥ Toxic Waste’, ‘International Order for Gorillas’, ‘Surf Nicaragua’, and ‘Summer Games 1984’.

Bunny Rabbit Slippers

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He owns not one, but two, pairs of this stylish footwear. And wears them to his final exams.

*Note: Upon further consideration, I believe that the slippers pictured in the second photo are Mouse slippers rather than Bunny Rabbit slippers. Still amazing, obviously.

And the pièce-de-résistance…?

Panda Earmuffs

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Any dude who can look hot in a pair of panda earmuffs has got my devotion for life. Actually this entire ensemble is fantastic, from the plaid shirt worn as some sort of cape/sash situation, to the striped gloves, to the…board shorts over sweatpants…? Is that what’s going on here? I don’t even know. Whatever it is, it’s amazing. What panache!