The Muppets: Familiar, Furry and Fashionable

Green is the new black as far as fashion is concerned. After a 12-year hiatus from the silver screen, the Muppets, last seen in outer space, are heading back to terra firma and into theaters nationwide this Thanksgiving. And while Kermit  amp; Gang are attempting to save their beloved Muppet Theater in Disney’s The Muppets, they are also bringing along with them several fashionable merchandising tie-ins that will appeal to existing and new fans alike.

The Muppets’ de facto leader has some major legs (mmm, frog legs…yikes, don’t go there!), so it makes sense that Kermit would have some serious hops, courtesy of Adidas, the sports apparel and shoe company. Coined the Superstar 2.0 Kermit, this lily-pad green suede shoe features Kermit’s signature felt collar over the shoe’s tongue and the phrase “The Original HipHop” inscribed on the side in gold lettering. They are available online for $80 for adults and $50 for children. If you’re not hopping happy at the sight of this sneaker, Adidas also offers an Animal high-top style, complete with an orange fuzzy shoe interior, embossed drumstick design and chain-link studded patent leather overlay suitable for the monster within us all.

We can only dream of emulating the world’s most divine swine, the one and only Miss Piggy. From the roots of her magnificent blonde locks to her tips of her elegant elbow-length satin gloves, this hip hog has always set the bar stylishly high. OPI, the cosmetics company with fabulously named nail polish shades, has introduced The Muppets line of nail polish. Comprised of 12 movie-inspired colors, the fashionable fan can paint her 10 fingers and 10, err, piggies in trendy colors such as Gone Gonzo, Wocka Wocka, Fresh Frog of Bel Air and the Miss Piggy-approved Excuse Moi! OPI is available at Trade Secrets, ULTA, JC Penney and select nail salons.

They are some of the best ladies fashion clothing brand that you can find in the market today without having to think too much because piggies have been a long standing fashion trend where the color patterns are an added bonus to the mixture.

Warm and fuzzy could describe the majority of the Muppets characters, but those adjectives are also applicable to another Muppets product tie-in from Los Angeles-based hipster headgear company, SpiritHoods. Adults who love Kermit the Frog – but love being cutting-edge even more – can don the Great Green One’s visage in their hat-cum-scarf combo.Kids can follow suit in Kermit, Animal and Miss Piggy styles. The limited-edition Muppets characters collection has pieces for both children and adults and ranges in price from $99 to $169. The hats are available online at SpiritHoods’ website and at the uber-trendy Los Angeles boutique Fred Segal, but the audacity to wear them – borrow that from Miss Piggy.

When you’re watching Disney’s The Muppets in a turkey induced tryptophan haze and outfitted in your most comfy elastic waist-banded velour lounge pants, gaze up at the impeccably dressed Kermit. Moviegoers, prepare to turn green with envy. While Kermit admits he doesn’t always dress up – or even get dressed – when he does, he says he prefers something “timeless, classic and expertly crafted.” Lucky for the frog, Brooks Brothers, the highly-respected clothing retailer that has dressed U.S. Presidents, captains of industry and Academy Award-winning thespians, designed Kermit’s wardrobe for the movie and finally provides him with clothing choices that make the man – oops, frog.