Video game enthusiasts take the games they love very seriously. They attend conferences, join social media groups, and watch YouTube videos about how to get ahead in their favorite game. Some of the most hardcore gamers even have their own language.
Designing a perfect shirt for fans of certain games can be challenging. Gamers will expect you to have an advanced level of knowledge about the characters, situations, and challenges that the game has to offer.
How to Make the Shirts
If you have the perfect idea for a game T-shirt, you may have visited your local T-shirt printing shop only to find that it would be extraordinarily expensive to have even a dozen of the shirts made. If you did have them made, you would have the problem of finding a place to sell them.
Fortunately, on-demand printing companies online can help you make your vision a reality without any financial risk to you. All you have to do is visit an on-demand printing company’s website, upload your design and selected t-shirt, tote bag, or hat on which to have it printed. The company will also have tools you can use to create a design.
Finding an E-Commerce Platform
You can also create an online store where you can sell your shirt. Platforms such as Wix and Shopify will allow you to set up an online shop for a small monthly fee. The fee is normally waived for the first month.
According to the website Printful, once you create your online store, you can link it to the on-demand printer. When people want to buy your t-shirt, they will simply visit your site, click on the shirt that they desire, select a size and color, and pay. The printer will receive the order and ship it out to them.
You will never have to worry about printing, warehousing, or paying for shipping.
What should I put on my shirt?
You can always make a shirt with the name of the game on it. However, there are an awful lot of shirts made for every popular game. Unless you are making a shirt for a very obscure game, you should try to reference characters, situations, and Easter eggs in a particular game.
Popular gaming t-shirts include one featuring a pixelated Ms Pac-Man as well as one featuring the pixelated cherries that she loved so much. A shirt proclaiming game over, and another featuring Crank the Gorilla, which says “strong like Donkey Kong.” are both very popular among classic game lovers. Geometric symbols that appear at various levels of games are quite popular.
How should I advertise my shirt?
You can show off your shirt by making a YouTube video. You can have people walk around a Comic-Con Festival wearing them. Put your shirt on social media on pages that are devoted to that particular game. If You Tweet or Instagram your shirt, remember to hashtag several different game groups.
Instagram influencers are also an effective way to advertise new products. You can hire an influencer to wear your shirt and post a picture of themselves online for a price.
Gaming isn’t just a hobby anymore; it’s a way of life. If you are smart, you can have fun and make money at the same time.