Insane stop-motion film uses 222 shirts and surprisingly few special effects

While watching "T-Shirt War," a stop-motion short by comedic duo Rhet and Link, you may be fooled into thinking that the pair got lazy and animated the shirts in post. Not so, it turns out. Rhet and Link used a whopping 222 specifically designed shirts, which, with some clever photography, brings all the action to life.

From Rhet and Link:

We changed shirts over 100 times each, taking individual pictures of each unique shirt. The designs on the shirts are not photoshopped. They are real shirts for each frame of animation. The video was exported at 30fps, while the T-shirt animation moves at 6fps (with a few exceptions where it moves faster) So, for each shirt, we took 5 pictures, so the animation of us moves at 30fps, but the T-shirt animations move a bit slower.

There's also a behind-the-scenes video you can check out here. We're happy to see kids these days still know how to get it done old school, though we still love us some crazy post effects, too.

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(Thanks to Nicole for the tip!)