Review: Disposable America’s Totally Punk Badges

 I bought these products myself, and both found and love the store by my own accord.

There is one thing that ties all Punk and awesome alternative outfits together: badges. Okay, I’m exaggerating but come on! They are the best way to simply alter an a jacket or (as I have been doing on a specific pair of pants for a long time) make clothes fit while still looking interesting.

A while back I mentioned in an outfit post that I’ll be doing a review of more pins I recently bought from a lovely Etsy store called Disposable America. I recommend them whole heartedly as being kickass sellers of both wholesale band and cult film pins, and bargain one-of-a-kind pins made from slightly damaged comics and classic cartoons.

The specific pins I received were the Casper the Friendly Ghost “Good Greif” pin,The Smith’s “Death for No Reason” pin, and the Disposable America “Believe in Me” pin (that comes with two one-of-a-kind surprise pins).

The top three are both my favourites and the ones I knew I was getting.

The pins themselves are well constructed with the usual pin-back. The pricing was incredible; the deal-breaker being the single shipping price for multiple items.

Now, in terms of style. I like that the Smith’s pin is a covert way to celebrate my radical veganism without people noticing and getting offended. Okay, I’m not a radical anything but a person can dream, can’t they? Instead of the two surprise pins, I received three. Granted one of them consists entirely of a foot. But it has given me a life goal that if I ever meet someone that confides in me that they have a foot fetish I will gift them this pin.

I bought the Disposable America pin for a few reasons: I like to support small businesses (of which I usually fall in love with and pledge my allegiance to as soon as they do something the slightest bit nice towards me), it came with surprise pins and I feel like I should allow myself to celebrate surprises a lot more and finally, because I think alien’s are the best ever.

And by the by, this store is also an indie music distributor selling a lot of good Punk music. So, be sure to check that out too! Particularly on their website here.

Where do you buy your badges? And where do you stick them?



  1. October 26, 2013 / 7:16 am

    I have a badge from an op shop, one from a Melbourne trip, two one from the day time Goth music hang out club at a bar I went to a couple of times, where I met some cool people (The club was called Delerium and the two badges have pictures of Delerium from the Sandman comics on them and my wearing them in the past also inspired a friend to do a Delerium costume), one from England. , one from a local band that is actually awesome and one from Watchmen, 'behind you' with the Rorschach symbol, they are currently all on an old oversized velvet jacket. There was a Moomintroll one on my jacket with the rest, but I took it off as I was worried about losing it

  2. October 26, 2013 / 7:37 am

    They are great. 🙂
    I don´t own many of them. I have three on my bag (Batcave, Deathrock and one Slovak Gothic Community, that was made esspecially for our forum). I had Evanescence but I lost it. It was a gift from a friend that made the awkward babybat/mallgoth phase with me 😀 And I recently bought three badges from H&M – one with skull, one with bat a a big one with a zombie hand making the peace symbol 😀
    Sadly, I didn´t see many badges here that I would like to buy. But maybe I´m just not searching very well 😀

  3. October 26, 2013 / 12:36 pm

    I have a Buzzcocks pin that I bought from a used record shop in the 90s. I'm amazed it has survived all of the rowdy shows it's been through. Love your Smiths pin 🙂

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