How To Prepare For The Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Movie Premiere

July 11th, 2014 is the premiere of the newest movie in the Planet of the Apes franchise: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. If you’re planning on checking out the film on opening day, you must be excited. And if you’re that excited, then you might as well go all out at the movie theater, right? Here are a few tips on how to be the best Planet of the Apes super-fan, you damn dirty ape!


Planet of the Apes Cosplay

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Get That Faux-Fur: Dress Up or Dress Down

Sci-fi fans have been dressing up for movie premieres for decades now. Luckily, the Planet of the Apes movies feature some pretty iconic costumes, so as long as you can get your stinking paws on a gorilla costume, you should be set. There have also been plenty of parodies of the ape-centric films: a certain breakdancing Dr. Zaius comes to mind. Not so into the full-fur look, though? (Might be a little hot in the movie theater?) We have some monkey-themed t-shirts, too.


Monkey T-Shirts

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Dance It Out On The Red Carpet

One of our favorite Planet of the Apes moments didn’t even come from the movies. See if you recognize this basically perfect dance sequence from TV. Bring a boombox (or, you know, a portable iPod stereo, or whatever you kids use these days) and show off your windmill, helicopter, backspin, and any other breakdancing move that you’ve mastered.


I love you, Dr. Zaius!



Design Your Own Shirt

Not loving our monkey tee selection? Really?? Harsh, BUT – no problem! If you have an amazing idea for a shirt you want to wear to the new Planet of the Apes movie, you can use our custom t-shirt creator.


Custom T-Shirt Designer


All you have to do is follow the simple steps, throw in any images or text you want, place your order, and you’ll be good to go.  Suggestions: movie quotes, posters, a still from this gif below, perhaps …


Dancing Ape Gif


Have fun at the movie, kids! Be sure to show us in the comments any costumes or outfits you wear to the premiere.

MaDonna Sheehy

MaDonna is the Lead Brand Specialist at and simply cannot pick her favorite style of t-shirt. Perhaps a concert tee with Morrissey’s lovely face on it. Or maybe a top that features her favorite Pokemon, Slowpoke! Who knows! Today she’s wearing a tank top that features all of the Zodiac symbols. Tomorrow? It’s a mystery.