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Shocker fan fashion: Frilly scarves, fuzzy heads

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  • Published Saturday, March 8, 2014, at 6:21 p.m.
  • Updated Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at 11:02 a.m.

Frilly Shocker scarf: Don’t leave Wichita without it. Cruising the Shocker fan section at Scottrade Center in St. Louis this weekend, I couldn’t help but notice some definite trends in Shockerwear.

Ladies, you’re nobody if you don’t have one of these frilly black-n-yellow scarves. And I’m told they’re pretty easy to make.

For the menfolk, a must-have this undefeated season appears to be this fuzzy hat band. The item is inexpensive in Wichita fan shops and slips easily onto the standard ballcap, making  insta-Shocker-fuzz sprout from the cranial region. And it knows no age limit. The Wu-shag is donned equally well by both seniors in college and senior citizens. Bill Cox has the fuzz, and he isn’t afraid to wear it. Willing to take a runway risk?  The black-and-gold overalls appear to be a thing again this year, or they are for Larry Boll, who was hard to miss even in all that Shocker color.

Shocker Evan Wessel’s brother Trevor Wessel didn’t want to look like all the other Shocker fans, so he used his noggin and came up with a Shocker-themed hard-hat. This trend doesn’t appear to be catching on yet, but give it time. There’s always the NCAA tournament.

And don’t look now, but here’s Alex Carlin, a WSU junior donning a tight-fitting, bright yellow Shocker suit. WSU fans can easily transition from day-time cheering to night-time cruising in this outfit, which Carlin said he paid “a pretty penny” for on eBay. Larry Boll: A Shocker showing his true stripes. Hard-core hats for hard-core fans. WSU junior Alex Carlin won’t say what he paid for this sexy suit. But honestly, ladies, does it matter?

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