Frustrate maybe isn’t the word when we’re talking clothing, but the Limbo video game, in general, can be pretty frustrating at times. (I’m not talking about the part with the box in the water but I’m not… not. You know?) That just makes it more exciting and addictive and intense to play.
We’ve sourced a few wicked Limbo shirts from around the world wide web that are awesome enough to make you go, “Man. I haven’t played that in a while.” You’ll remember. And you’ll keep going back until you’re done. That, therein, lies the magic of Limbo.
1. Let’s Start with Minimalism! Makes Sense, Don’t It?
Minimalism is what makes Limbo stands out from its competitors, so having Limbo shirts that follow that same design feels like natural progression. This is a shirt you could wear to pretty much anywhere (though if you want to try to get away with wearing it to a wedding, might I suggest you at least add a blazer? Protip) and you SHOULD. Wearing it might ensure you don’t get stuck there yourself. That’d be way too meta.
2. It’s Adventure Time in Limbo Now
Finn the Human has his sword and Jake the Dog by his side, and they’re ready to conquer the monochromatic hellscape known as Limbo. Sometimes you just have a goth day. After Princess Bubblegum became a little too obnoxious, Finn decided it was time for an adventure (I can’t imagine why!!) and he landed quickly into a strange, dark land that for one reason or another, made him want to listen to Slipknot. Will they get out of it alive? Will they pass the evil box in the evil water? Tune in next week to find out.
3. Spoiler Alert: Limbo and Pan’s Labyrinth are One in the Same
That said, the Faun is only slightly less intimidating on this Limbo shirt than he is in the actual movie. Shadows can only hide so much and their mere existence, dancing in the darkness with no Springsteen in sight, has its own horrifying hangups. The Guillermo Del Toro movie is one of the most beautiful that have ever been made. Horrifying as the Pale Man may be, we were all Ofelia when she discovered the labyrinth, and we’re all The Boy when he woke up in Limbo.
4. 28 Days, 6 Hours, 42 Minutes and 12 Seconds. This is NOT How Long You’ll Have to Wait for a Donnie Darko Limbo Shirt
Because surprise! Somebody made one. It might not play Tears for Fears every time you turn it on, but you’ve got your phone to do that for you. Life won’t move in slow motion but you can move through it as such. Make an entire montage of you, Donnie, and Frank in Limbo. A combination that’s profoundly prophetic and smart-as-all-heck. Let me tell you, too, if I’d had that engine part with me in Limbo to land on the spiders, it wouldn’t have taken me as long to complete as it did. I mean, I say “complete”…
5. Calvin and Hobbes in Limbo
It’s a combination that actually brings out the darkness of the comic the way only old comic strips knew how. (Peanuts, anyone?) Limbo is dark. I mean, Limbo is dark. We expressed as such in our Limbo gifts article and I’m edging on a 99.9% assuredness that it’s not going to be the last time we do. At least, in this case, Calvin isn’t alone, nor is Hobbes running. (Those annoying little kids, man.)
6. Say. Alien VI is Really Looking Like a Scary Ride if this Limbo Shirt’s Anything to Go By
And Ellen Ripley’s been a hell of a lot of places where she just can’t get a break. What did she do that made whatever it is up there hate her so deeply? Buddy Christ? Alanis Morrisette? Somebody or something that isn’t related to the genius of Kevin Smith in some way? Ellen’s landed smack dab in the middle of Limbo. GREAT, she thinks. This is all my life has been through the entire first few movies. A one-way ticket to trying to catch chains for the rest of my “life” without being chopped in half.
7. Gravity Falls into Limbo and Hits Us Where it Hurts
… right in the good feels. If you’re a fan of Gravity Falls and a fan of Limbo, I’d wager a guess that you’re not the only one. That’s why this shirt is such a genius merge of two of your favorite things. Like the Golden Girls and zombies shirt I never take off my back, now you, too, can have something that never leaves your Mindscape. (See what I did there? Fans will).
8. Can You Imagine if Wonderland Was Limbo?
It certainly wasn’t the Heaven from any faith and it wasn’t hot enough to be Hell. Guess that means Alice died an unfortunate death that involved drowning in the family paddling pool and her uncle that was responsible for it wrote a book about it. Real talk, the flamingo croquet freaked me out as a kid. Or maybe it’s just croquet in general and it’s a Brit thing. Whatever the explanation, Wonderland, and Limbo do seem like different versions of the same kind of thing. Once again, the two make for a natural splice.
9. Thus, Quoth the “Raven, Nevermore — Get Us Out of this Dark Place, Eddie”
Edgar Allan Poe is one of the greats. He’s so good that the Simpsons Halloween version of the Raven introduced him all to us as kids and… for the most part, the bulk of us never stopped loving him. His life was crazy and his death has gone down in history as being one of the biggest what the frickeries in literary history. So I Poes (hehe) to you this: What if he ended up in Limbo? What if the design on this Limbo shirt is, in fact, actually Edgar Allan Poe. Witches style.
10. “Expecto-Patronum!” Nice Try, Mate. THAT’S How You Get Stuck in Limbo
This is what happens when a naughty little Gryffindor misbehaves for once. Clad in their Harry Potter bracelets, wielding their wand like they killed Dumbledore, trying to send a Dementor to another realm of reality. The Dementor isn’t the one that gets sent there, oh no. It’s the naughty little Gryffindor. (They always get special treatment.)
11. Give Us Our Lord of the Limbo Shirt, We Wants It
And we wants it now. It’d be too hard to format a second paragraph speaking like Gollum. As much as I’d like to, my coffee’s worn thin and I’m having a hard time connecting to the Smeagol inside my head with howling to Elton John joyously coming from the other side of the road. Frodo might be in Limbo but me, I’m LOVING this.
12. Link and Navi Wound Up There Too, What’s With That?
Usually, I’d consider them following Luigi because we all know Link has a friend-crush on him, but since Luigi has somehow managed to avoid getting sucked into the dark oblivion that is black, white, and arachnids, I guess we’ll just have to assume Link took a left at the Great Deku Tree and got lost. …really, really lost. Probably more lost than ever, actually. Guys who can play music and use a sword can’t be good at everything.
13. Delve into Limbo Full Time with this All-Over Print
It might make you feel like you’re either in Limbo itself or back in the game, but then some days you wake up and you feel like that anyway. Where’s the harm in having one or two awesome Limbo shirts to at least make the transition from night to day any easier? I can’t see it. But then I’m in Limbo already. Still effortlessly stuck in the swamp of doom. Sigh.
14. The Limbo Boy Shirt is Minimalistic Too, and Really Catches the Eye
People will ask you who’s on your shirt and you can either tell them to guess or say it’s Johnny Depp. EVERYTHING is Johnny Depp these days. I don’t know how he does it. He’s like the new Meryl Streep but with alcohol and facial bloating issues. The Limbo boy is the most haunting part of the game because we don’t know why he’s there, and then at the end when we sort of try piecing it together, well– if you’ve played it, you know, and if you haven’t, what are you waiting for?
Go and play Limbo!