23 Crazy/Awesome Thrift Store Finds You'd Pretty Much Have To Buy

03/05/2015 02:21 pm ET | Updated Mar 05, 2015

The thrift store is truly a place where you can find both the best and worst things in existence.

Thrift shops are no longer just places where people go to throw together their last minute Halloween costumes. These are bastions of forgotten treasures and unexplainable oddities. Granted, a lot of the old school dingy and dusty operations have given way to pretty consignment and high-priced "discount" shops.

If you're persistent though, you can still find the classic stores, and if you're lucky, you'll find amazing items like the ones below. These are just a few of the reasons you should still be hitting up thrift stores:

  • It's a shirt you just buy and worry about explaining later.
  • This is a bike helmet. Nay, the GREATEST BIKE HELMET.
  • THIS is what makes a house a home.
  • Couldn't we all use a little more chillin' with a quadricorn?
  • Shut up and take my money!
  • Who was voted "Most Likely To Catch The Red Dot"?
  • Not cool, Sigmund Freud. Not cool.
  • Whatever position the light switch was in ... it's staying there.
  • Painting of a monkey playing a lute. That's all. Have a good day.
  • Gah! New horror film coming soon to a theater near you.
  • Poe would probably be a thrift store guy.
  • Calvin & Hobbes meet Han & Chewie. This is a dangerous concentration of awesome. Wear carefully.
  • No, don't just show people your garden, also scare the bejeezus out of them.
  • Track suits and some great modeling work here.
  • Awesome?
  • Smother yourself with a cloak of irresistibility. (Sorry, literally couldn't resist.)
  • Sorry, they're non-purracticing cats.
  • Just wait until they're pawing left or right.
  • Leave your jokes in the comment section. #TooManyOptions
  • To be fair, the same can be said for him. Takes two to tango.
  • Strange hands on your face. Always a terrific conversation starter.
  • So, you've got a huge headless doll collection and nowhere to turn!
  • Bringing sketchy back.

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