ENDED: AKF + Entertainment Earth Firefly Slippers Giveaway!

I am pairing up with Entertainment Earth to give one of my fans a shiny pair of Firefly slippers! Entertainment Earth was lovely enough to send me a pair to review, which F*ckYeahFirefly helped me out with. Read the review below, and then enter to win your own pair! 

Inara the cat has a fondness for the slippers

When Entertainment Earth says “oversized,” they MEAN “oversized”! These cozy slippers are roughly 21 inches long from tail to nose. Your foot slips nicely into the top of the ship down to the cargo bay. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the sole of the slipper is nice and cushioned! Before I put the slippers on, I didn’t even see the full inch of padding on the bottom of the ship. The plush outer feels like a hug for my feet, with just the right amount of tightness around the middle of my foot so that I don’t live in fear of it falling off. Serenity is keeping my toes nice and cozy. My very picky feet are quite happy with the interior design of the slipper.

The structure of the ship-slipper is pretty much what you would expect: the middle holds your foot, the nose and cockpit extend from the tops of your toes, and from roughly the middle of your feet to the back of your ankle run the engine pods. They stick out of the side of the slippers, so they are the most difficult part of the ship to maneuver with your feet, but after a few steps, you get used to it. They bounce charmingly along with your steps and as long as you watch to make sure you don’t knock into anything breakable (which you should be doing regardless of misbehaving slippers), you’ll be fine.

15354074_10209226077463372_853139025_oThe bottoms of the sole features no-slip rubber grippy dots, which help in maneuvering the oversized slippers, and the rest of the fabric has great detail of our beloved Serenity printed on it. It’s a different design than the Serenity Plushie you might see over at ThinkGeek or Quantum Mechanix: for one thing, the cockpit window is merged and the shuttles printed onto the sides rather than being their own separate things. The print is symmetrical right and left, which means either slipper can go on either foot and you don’t need to worry about remembering which one is which. The fabric itself is a lighter color, too, which means you can see much of the line work better. As you may or may not know, the ship has two designs: one from the show Firefly and one from the Big Damn Movie Serenity. The slippers incorporate elements of both designs – the line work is the structure of the ship from Firefly and the logo that Inara painted in the Big Damn Movie is present on the neck of the ship.

Kaylee the cat is a little confused about her ship bein’ all small and miniature-ized

The stabilizer (the achilles heel of most Serenity products) is a separate piece of stiff fabric ingeniously sewn on so it can’t catch anything or rip itself off. It is printed with a pattern that fits with the rest of the ship, but is clearly a separate piece in much the same way the engine pods are. When I saw the promotional images online, I have to say I was worried about the stabilizer, but the idea of sewing it on is so simply genius that seeing it in person makes me smack my forehead and say, “now why didn’t I think of that?”

Overall, these slippers are cozy, nerdy, and fun to walk around in. They are one-size-fits-most and large enough to cuddle if that’s your style. I certainly plan to wear mine at every sleepover from now on.

Giveaway is open to the US and Canada. Once the giveaway ends, a winner will be drawn and AKF will email them. They then have 24 hrs to respond with their address which AKF will provide to Entertainment Earth.

Enter to win your own pair below:

AKF’s Holiday Firefly Slippers Giveaway!

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9 thoughts on “ENDED: AKF + Entertainment Earth Firefly Slippers Giveaway!

  1. What an in-depth review. And neat! I’m clutzy and assume I would rip the engines off fairly quickly.

  2. OMG that are the most shiny Slippers ever Made. The captain wants some!
    and Kaylee: Keep up the good work. ♥ what you do

  3. I can’t imagine anything better to protect feet from the cold, unforgiving expanse of space than these slippers!

  4. These are the shiniest!!! I would love to fly around my house with the best ship in the ‘verse!

  5. Thanks again for running the giveaway! I’ve enjoyed looking at your articles through the process. Happy New Year & good luck everyone, I hope your nights are shiny!

  6. I’m not sure if this is the right spot for this question, but let’s see…nothin’ goes inta’ nothin’. Carry the nothin’. Anyway, every time I see your picture posts I’m blown away by the natural resemblance to our Kaylee and I find myself wondering: Were you already a huge Firefly fan and then noticed that you looked like Jewel or did folks keep commenting on the extreme resemblance and then you decided to check out the show?

    1. The latter, I actually never saw Firefly until it was streaming on Firefly, but I was pretty quickly hooked!

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