Novelty Driver's License and State ID Cards

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At first glance, the word "novelty ID" may not help you form a mental image of what a novelty ID truly is.  It's not an identification card that you carry around as a joke or "for the novelty of it", but it is actually a code word for something a bit different: a fake ID.

And as I'm sure many of you realize creating, obtaining, possessing or using a fake ID are all illegal practices in most countries.  And, although it would be nice, you can't just log into the internet and have a novelty ID shipped to your house.  In fact, the Federal Trade Commission will spring into action and shut down any website which sells fake IDs, or even provides templates for you to make them yourself.  Why would they do such a thing?  Because, according to the FTC, there is "no legitimate use" for fake ID templates, and they kind of have a point.

So, you can see why someone wouldn't have a novelty ID just for the novelty of it - there's too much risk involved in having a fake ID.  It's hard enough to get one, let alone a quality ID, but there are still many people out there who have a need for a novelty ID.

Now, the most common reason someone would have such an ID created is so that they can consume alcohol before they are legally old enough to do so, but that's barely scratching the surface.  There are some people want access to buildings or even countries they don't belong in, and that's where things start to get complicated.

Governments and businesses know that there are people out there creating forgeries, so they have to increase the security features on real IDs so that it's easier to spot the fakes.  And that's where hidden features like holograms, magnetic strips, RFID tags, barcodes and unique serial numbers come in.  An amateur wouldn't be able to duplicate such features and their novelty ID would stand out like a sore thumb, and that's the point.

Now, there are people out there who can still create a professional-looking novelty ID, which would pass most inspections, but they are going to stay under the radar to avoid being arrested. So, you're not going to find a professional with a website offering to create your novelty ID for you.  You're not even going to find a website or software that offers you downloadable templates for novelty IDs. 

The sad truth is that if you want a fake ID, or at least templates to help you get started, then you're going to have to either make it yourself or hire a professional graphic designer from a freelance website.  So, it may not be easy to get your hands on a novelty ID template, but if you have a strong enough desire to get one then there are ways around the system, you're just not going to find those templates on this website.


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