Fellow Nerdist fan, Diane (DiHard), recently wrote a blog where she was trying to find a connecting theme in some observations she’s had. She mentions Gene Wilder’s critique of Willy Wonka’s original costume, Chris Hardwick’s clothes and cosplay. The thread (pun intended) is clothing, but more importantly what the person wearing it wants to say (or even hide) about themselves. I don’t know if the nerdy crowd is more aware of this projection than the pinks are, but creative-obsessives certainly understand it and use it. One such creative person is Gene Wilder.