Those on Twitter following authors Sarah Mlynowski and E. Lockhart amongst a number of other young adult authors have likely read the many tweets about the Twitterhood of the Butt-Lifting Pajants; now a full scale event has been held in honor of the pajants. The Twitterhood event took place this afternoon at Books of Wonder in New York City. A number of the authors who wore the pajants, including Susane Colasanti and Courtney Sheinmel, attended with Ann Brashares there as a special guest. The pajants will soon be auctioned off to benefit Reading is Fundamental.
To explain the pajants: A blog post from E. Lockhart says the Twitterhood was inspired by Julia DeVillers's pajama jeans and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants books written by Ann Brashares. According to Lauren Myracle, DeVillers first passed the pajama jeans onto her, which is when Myracle came up with the idea to keep passing on what's now been dubbed the pajants to more authors. The phenomenon only grew from there with a #pajants hashtag and a Facebook page devoted to them. Each author who took a turn with the pants was to take of photograph wearing them, then decorate the pants before sending them on to the next person. Tragedy almost struck when Sarah Mlynowski washed the pants (those familiar with the books know that breaks one of the rules) and destroyed the unicorn added by Myracle, but the pants continued on so they could be signed by Brashares at today's event.