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26 Ways To Embrace The Oncoming Cicada Invasion

If you can't beat 'em, eat 'em. Or wear their wings around your neck as jewelry.

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1. First, prep yourself with this.

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Isn't it soothing?

2. Let your cat know.

She'll want to practice her cicada impression, for parties etc.
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She'll want to practice her cicada impression, for parties etc.

3. Dress up your baby.

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Available here.

4. And yourself.

Channel your inner Gregor Samsa with this shirt.
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Channel your inner Gregor Samsa with this shirt.

5. Get a new bolo tie.

This one is made by YOLO Ties (or in the case of cicadas, every 17 years).
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This one is made by YOLO Ties (or in the case of cicadas, every 17 years).

6. And some jewelry.

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Necklace available here.

7.

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Available here.

8.

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Get them here.

9.

Yes, this is a cicada ring with a human face. What's your question?
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Yes, this is a cicada ring with a human face. What's your question?

10. Get some cicada soap.

Perfect for scrubbing off those sticky summer days. Available here.
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Perfect for scrubbing off those sticky summer days. Available here.

11. This is cicada perfume? idk.

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Available here.

12. Get drunk in style.

Flask available here.
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Flask available here.

13. Learn to draw one!

What better way to show your appreciation than with DIY?
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What better way to show your appreciation than with DIY?

14. Make some origami.

Directions here.

15. Trick out your shoes.

Like this crafter.

16. Really lean into it with a cicada tattoo.

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18.

It's a tribute to this.
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It's a tribute to this.

19. If getting permanently inked seems like too much of a commitment, get a temporary tattoo.

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Get a set of 4 here.

20. Decorate your house.

This guy is real but he is also from Thailand, so don't panic. (Unless you are in Thailand, in which case, hi.)
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This guy is real but he is also from Thailand, so don't panic. (Unless you are in Thailand, in which case, hi.)

21.

This is actual stained glass.
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This is actual stained glass.

22.

Best art ever.
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Best art ever.

23. What's better than a cicada? A steampunk cicada.

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Get the print here.

24. Protect your phone.

Available here.
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Available here.

25. Send a heartfelt note.

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Buy them here.

26. And remember:

Painting available here.
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Painting available here.