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10 Subcultures And Followings You Might Not Have Known Existed

Whether they are serious or silly, subcultures are a way for people to express themselves in ways they can't in "normal society." Many of the subcultural leaders are often revered and loved by their followers. Here are 10 groups that might be hiding underneath your nose.

1. Juggalos

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Juggalos share more than Faygo with each other! Juggalos are fans of Insane Clown Posse with their own slang words and style of dress. Some Juggalos participate in Juggalo Faith, in which sermons on miracles and Jesus Christ are delivered.

2. The Sect of Gadget Hackwrench

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Gadget Hackwrench is a character in "Chip 'N Dale Rescue Rangers," and has quite a following in Russia. Members of the sect of Gadget Hackwrench deliver their devotion to her by plastering posters of her around Russia, singing songs to her likeness, and holding parades.

3. Tosh 5.29

Daniel Tosh of Comedy Central's "Tosh.0" is highly revered by his fans both on and off the Internet. They have followed his commands, created fan art for him, and even created fan sites in which you can "Join Him" and give "offerings." That's a whole lot of love.

4. Jediism

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Yes, there is a religion for Star Wars. Those who practice Jediism believe in the "Force" and that interaction with the Force is possible.

Here is the Jedi Code:

There is no emotion, there is peace.

There is no ignorance, there is knowledge.

There is no passion, there is serenity.

There is no death, there is the Force.

5. Dudeism

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If you ascribe to the lifestyle of "The Dude" in "The Big Lebowski," you could be a part of "The Church of the Latter-Day Dude." All you have to do is take it easy, man. Go with the flow.

6. Plushophiles

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Plushophiles love collecting stuffed animals. I mean, they really love stuffed animals. Sometimes they are categorized with the furry subculture. (And yes, some of them enjoy doing sexual things with plushies.)

7. Teen Werewolves

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They're not goth or emo. They're werewolves! Okay, mom!

8. Model Fight Clubs

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Enter the world of "model fight clubs," where (unlicensed) fights happen between male models, street fighters, and real boxers in New York City. These guys want to show the world that they are not just pretty boys, and sometimes they leave with their face beaten!

9. World Of Warcraft Fan Conventions (Blizzcon)

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BlizzCon is a convention all about Warcraft, Starcraft, and Diablo. Video game fans spend days in a convention center in Anaheim, California playing video games, going to panels, and participating in Q & A sessions (see Red Shirt Guy video for reference).

10. Real Life Quidditch Players

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The idea of Quidditch was first conceived of by J.K. Rowling and written about in the Harry Potter book series. Super Harry Potter fans turned the fictional game into the real deal! No, they don't fly on broomsticks, but they play the game almost exactly as it is written in the books. Many colleges in the U.S. are starting Quidditch teams, and fans are wishing to legitimize the sport.