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Thirteen "Where the Wild Things Are" Tie-Ins

by Karen Day
on 30 September 2009

Popping up around the globe, the many fashion, art and retail projects linked to the upcoming release of "Where the Wild Things Are," has us wondering where the wild things are not. Only two weeks remain until the debut of Spike Jonze's insanely-anticipated film and the unconventional spin-off music, apparel, exhibits and home furnishings only rival the reportedly unconventional film itself. We've gathered as close to a complete overview of the blitz as we could. Click through to see more images.


Most astounding, the collection of costumes designed by Christian Joy, who drew on her experience designing for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, lend an incredible rock 'n' roll reinterpretation of Max and the other wild creatures (pictured above). The originals are currently on display at L.A.'s Space 15 Twenty Gallery as part of their pop-up store devoted to the film both in merchandise and in architecture. (Pictured below, all images of the space via Kitsune Noir)


Also at Urban Outfitters' conceptual boutique, you can buy an exclusive Filmmaker Print Series or just ogle the exhibit, but keep in mind that proceeds benefit the creative nonprofit 826LA. Signed and numbered by Spike Jonze and cinematographer Lance Acord, the limited edition prints are as sure to be valuable as they are stunning (pictured below).


The streets will undoubtedly look a little furrier this winter from head to toe, as Urban Outfitters, Opening Ceremony and Ugg join the festivities. Putting out fur fashions spanning skirts, jackets and suits, Opening Ceremony's tribute goes typically avant-garde with a mix of items for men and women (pictured below), prices range from $300-900.


Offering outfits designed by Brooklyn's Mary Meyer alongside graphic tees all inspired by the film (including one by Geoff McFetridge who's also responsible for its titles) Urban Outfitters keeps it more mainstream. Already well-suited for the theme, Ugg keeps feet warm with their Max-inspired traditional sheepskin boots. Boasting crowns and monster faces, a portion of the Ugg proceeds will go to St. Jude Children Research Hospital once they launch next month (all pictured below).


For collectors, this set of eight toys depict characters from the film in miniature. Each Kubrick will set you back $20 and is available from Comics Infinity, along with a few other WTWTA vinyl toys.


Co-founded by Jonze, Girl Skateboard Company released a series of limited edition boards for the film, putting your favorite monster right at your feet (pictured below).


To get in the mood for the epic film, curl up with a calmed down Karen O as she and fellow indie musicians dubbed The Kids take you through a melodious adventure on the "Where The Wild Things Are" soundtrack (pictured below). A sneak peek at what the movie has in store, the soundtrack is available now for free live streaming from Amazon.


The Wild Things pillow from Urban Outfitters makes a perfect cushion to curl up on (pictured above) to read the book. They're available in a variety of prints inspired by the film for $32 each, where you can also pick up a copy of the original book, as well as a number of other products too numerous to list.


Another hint at Jonez' skater roots, Lakai released not one but two footwear editions referencing the film.


Rounding out the amalgamation of goods, the ornate jewelry from Pamela Love (pictured above and below) channels inner wild things.


Expressly created for the film but subtle enough to wear regularly, the fine collection of bracelets, necklaces and headgear can be found at Opening Ceremony or by contacting Love.

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