‘Super Smash Bros.’ Has Been Reimagined With Hot, Burly Bears
We love when talented artists take one of our favorite video games or cartoon obsessions and reimagine the characters as queer folk. Artist Leonardo Gutierrez did just that with his “Bearsionated” Super Smash Bros. series — and the result is pretty fantastic.
Leo and his friend Ian are the founders of OSO Apparel. “We are Leo and Ian, friends with the goal to create high-quality fashion for people like us — bear lovers, geeks and fashion-forward folk,” their Facebook page reads. “OSO is the result, and our obsession to pair fun, flirty designs with excellence in craftsmanship, and to share that with you.”
The pair have created all types of fashionable pieces to add to your closet. But we especially love this “Super Smash Bears” line. Initially there were four shirts sold, along with 12 illustrations, though more styles were added. Among those being sold (that we know of) include Mario, Pikachu, Link, Yoshi and Donkey Kong.
Sadly, the shop has since closed up shop, though some designs are still available for purchase through the Facebook shop.
Here are the 12 Super Smash Bros. bear illustrations that we love:
“It’s a tee – Mario! Our titular Super Smash Bear is ready to lay pipe in this handmade, soft-touch sublimated tee, featuring an all-over print of our hero making it rain coin – yahoo!”
“Pikachu bursts from the tall grass and right into our Super Smash Bears squad! Guaranteed to make you see double, this handmade soft-touch sublimated tee features an all-over print of Pikachu sure to receive thunderous applause.”
“Donkey Kong barrels onto the scene in our Super Smash Bears lineup! We are bananas for this handmade, soft-touch sublimated tee, featuring an all-over print of Donkey Kong flexing at his finest.”
“Hey, listen! Our Super Smash Bear Link may be famously few of words – but has plenty to show in this handmade, soft-touch sublimated tee. Ready your rupees for this all-over print of our lumbering Link – but make note – Deku nuts are sold separately.”
Super Smash Bear Luigi
Super Smash Bear Captain Falcon
Super Smash Bear Kirby
Super Smash Bear Samus
Super Smash Bear Fox
Super Smash Bear Yoshi
Super Smash Bear Ness
Super Smash Bear Jigglypuff
What do you think of these Super Smash Bros. bears designs?
This article was originally published on January 30, 2021. It has since been updated.