Stew dressed up over 200 apes for the event
The community-driven newspaper TheBoredApeGazette wrote that Stew was the first to start the trend, tweeting, “If you want a suit for your ape, reply with your ape number,” while showing his ape with a suit on Twitter. This tweet hit like a bomb and led to many apes deciding to do the same including Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry who recently joined the Bored Ape Yacht Club.
Suits on for Christie’s. If you want a suit for your ape, reply with your ape number 👇 pic.twitter.com/Vrwu0GXe9n
— stew.eth ✨🍌✨ (@stew_eth) September 15, 2021
According to Stew, he dressed over 200 apes for the event. Hundreds of other apes were suited up with the help of BAYC community members. As more and more apes wanted to suit up their NFT, one collector launched suitape.com to make it easier for collectors to dress up their apes or mutants. Apes and mutants interested in suiting up just had to click on the link and enter their ID number. After filling in the information collectors were redirected to a page that showed their ape with a suit on.
Other NFT communities followed the trend
Because the auction is a huge milestone for the NFT space, other NFT communities decided it was time to show respect to the Bored Apes and suited up their NFTs as well. Many Gutter Cats, Cool Cats, SupDucks, Wicked Craniums, and Pudgy Penguins decided to post their avatar in a suit. This shows how connected the NFT space is and how all these collectors have fun with each other on platforms like Twitter and Discord.
— #CrazyAboutCryptoShow (@CrazyCryptoCarl) September 17, 2021
It’s interesting to see the behavior of the apes compared to the other collections that have been auctioned off, such as Meebits and Cryptopunks. The Bored Ape Yacht Club once again started a trend and decided to celebrate the auction by putting their NFTs suits on, inspiring the entire NFT community. We have not seen that with any other NFT collection during an auction.
How is the auction going?
The auction at Christie’s, titled No Time Like Present, consisting of six Cryptopunks, four, Meebits and four Bored Apes, began yesterday. It will be exciting to see how high the final bids will be for these items. The rarest NFT in the auction is CryptoPunk 9997, one of the 88 zombie punks, and is currently sitting at a bid of $616.792,94. Bored Ape #8746 is the ape with the highest bid and currently sits at a bid of $513.994,12. The Meebit with the highest bid is Meebit #6337 which is one of the 57 skeleton Meebits and sits at a bid of $83.524,04. The auction ends on September 28, so collectors have plenty of time to drive up the prices on these NFTs.