SpongeBob SquarePants made his television debut on May 1, 1999. With perhaps one of the catchiest theme songs in television history, vibrant colors, and silly antics, it’s no wonder the show has been around for over 20 years. SpongeBob, Patrick, Gary, Squidward, and the rest of the colorful crew have become cross-generational icons in pop culture.
For two decades, the show has been adapted into feature films, musicals, video games, books, and even his own cereal. As of recently, the cult favorite has entered into a new and unexpected arena: The World of High Fashion!
Was this shift inspired by Handsome Squidward, Patrick in his long boots, or SpongeBob’s preppy style? Who is to say. Regardless, more companies are turning to the sponge who lives in a pineapple under the sea for fashion collaborations.
So we at Fandom Spotlite compiled some of the most surprising fashion collabs we think you’ll love!
SpongeBob SquarePants x Timberland
Timberland partnered up with SpongeBob SquarePants to create a limited-edition collection to celebrate the show’s 20th anniversary. The collection features the titular character on boots and men’s streetwear apparel, so fans can be like the coolest sponge in Bikini Bottom. This collection can be found anywhere shoes are sold.
SpongeBob SquarePants x Nike
Sports are their own kind of fandom; their fans are equally as dedicated as let’s say…Star Wars fans. Basketball superstar Kyrie Irving just so happens to also be a member of the SpongeBob fandom. Already a partner with Nike, Irving collabed with the brand on an exclusive SpongeBob sneaker collection. This sneaker collection features shoes inspired by SpongeBob, Patrick, Squidward, Sandy, and Mr. Krabs. These can be found in shoe stores locally or online.
SpongeBob SquarePants x HipDot
Have you ever said to yourself, ” I wish I could be just as colorful as SpongeBob and his friends?” If you answered yes, then this collab with beauty brand HipDot is for you! HipDot has created a limited-edition makeup and skincare collection to give you that nautical nonsensical look. The cosmetic line has an eyeshadow palette, bronzer/blush duo, highlighter palette, a trio of lip glosses, and a face mask featuring SpongeBob and his best pal Patrick. You can purchase this collection on HipDot’s website and other online retailers.
SpongeBob SquarePants X Juno & Co.
I’m sure many fans of the hit cartoon have always wondered: Exactly how soft is SpongeBob? Now you can find out with these meta makeup sponges from Juno & Co. The JUNO & Co. x SpongeBob: Bikini Bottom Bundle. includes one Microfiber SpongeBob Sponge, one Microfiber Patrick Star Sponge, Gary Duo, and Bikini Bottom Bubbles Soap Bar. Whether you’re purchasing them to collect or update your beauty routine, you got to admit these sponges are very cute.
SpongeBob SquarePants x J Balvin X Loius De Guzman
According to the SpongeBob SquarePants official shop, “If there is one thing SpongeBob loves just as much as he loves flipping Krabby Patties at the Krusty Krab, it’s dancing to the latest musical hits on land and sea! Made in collaboration with Colombian reggaeton artist J Balvin and Chicago-based designer, Louis De Guzman, this new SpongeBob x J Balvin Collaboration is sure to make a splash in your wardrobe and home.” This collaboration not only features fashion, but it also includes candles and furniture. So fans can get the full Bikini Bottom experience in the comfort of their own home. While you’re at it why not check out J Balvin’s musical collab with Spongbob on YouTube.SpongeBob SquarePants X Britto
Miami-based pop artist Romero Britto designed a colorful collection that mirrors the fun and vibrancy of the show! The Britto x SpongeBob collection has apparel, accessories, and drinkware that reimagine the styles of SpongeBob, Patrick, Sandy, Mr. Krabs, and Plankton. This collection is sure to make a stylish splash! These limited-edition, exclusive Romero Britto x SpongeBob SquarePants items can only be found right here at the official SpongeBob Shop.
That completes this list of surprising SpongeBob SquarePants collaborations! Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments or on our socials!