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There was plenty of fantastic cosplay to be found at the recent PAX East convention, but Bindi Smalls’ 3D-printed Gwen cosplay from Embers of War definitely stood out.

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Dark Rift commissioned Bindi to make the costume and she certainly delivered. It required 11 3D printers and 1,700 print hours to make, but the final product was definitely worth all the effort. See how the costume came together in the video below. [click to continue…]

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A team of researchers with the University of Bristol created a gauntlet that uses acoustic levitation to manipulate small objects. They’ve dubbed it the “Gauntlet of Levitation” or GauntLev for short. Catchy, right?

The GauntLev is part of a broader effort to create acoustic levitation devices that could, one day, help people work safely with hazardous materials. This effort includes another version that they have compared to the Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver. Read more after the break…

captain-america-civil-war-animeWhether you’ve asked yourself the question or not, we now have an idea of what Captain America: Civil War would look like as an anime—and now I want a dang Captain America: Civil War anime!

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Looking to add a little flair to a jacket or a cosplay? How about a cloak? Cloaks are where it’s at.

If so, Modelfik Accessories may be exactly what you’re looking for. They have a variety of awesome pewter buttons and clasp designs. Check out more after the break…

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Remember that amazing video of Candace Payne in a Chewbacca Mask last week? Of course you do. Pretty much everyone on the planet has seen it at this point.

With that in mind, Kohls (the store where she purchased the mask) recognized the bandwagon and jumped right on. So, they paid Candace a visit with a mega haul of Star Wars toys for her kids. Shameless marketing? Yes. But it’t heartwarming nonetheless.

What really made me smile here is just how thrilled her kids were just getting the masks. Clearly, this family’s love of Chewbacca masks is embedded deeply in their DNA. Check out the video below (click to enlarge). [click to continue…]

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If a dream is a wish your heart makes, them I’m going to be dreaming about having a ring like this Tangled-inspired amethyst sunburst engagement ring by Takayas Custom Jewelry.

Lawrence and Janina love Disney films, so Lawrence asked Takayas to make a Rapunzel-inspired ring because Janina also loves the color purple (Rapunzel’s dress the Royal Flag of Corona are purple in Tangled).

The amethyst centerpiece is set in the Sun Crest symbol while the pattern on the band is reminiscent of the pattern on lanterns in the movie. Plus, “My New Dream” is engraved on the inside of the band.

The best part of this whole story is how Lawrence proposed. Both he and Janina practice martial arts, so he proposed right after she passed her black belt test. The video is available below, and it’s heart-meltingly sweet. [click to continue…]

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Our shirt store is full of nerdy designs from the best independent artists and they’re all on sale for just $14 this week! But that’s not all:

  • T-Shirts – $14
  • Mens V-Neck – $18
  • Tanks – $18
  • Zip Up Hoodie – $38
  • Hoodies – $35
  • Crew necks – $30
  • BaseBall Tees – $17
  • LongSleeve Tees – $15
  • Scoop Neck – $21
  • Infant Onesie – $15
  • Kids Tees – $14
  • Prints and Canvas 25% Off

Head on over to the store and grab your favorite designs at a discount while you still can!

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When Emma Rubini decided to cosplay Tank Girl from Jamie Hewlett’s original comics, she really went for it. Her cosplay looks like she’s been pulled right from the pages. She writes:

“I made my first cel shaded cosplay in 2014 (almost exactly two years ago), Gaige from Borderlands 2,” she wrote. “The photo on the left is from the first time I tried that costume on. As you can see, it wasn’t great. But I kept working, making other cel shaded cosplays along the way, including a revamp of Gaige last summer (now it’s one of my favorite cosplays!) So don’t say that you can’t do it, whether “it” is cel shading, cosplay in general, or any other art form, especially if you’re just starting out. And don’t bash people whose skills aren’t what they could be, because that will discourage them from becoming better at all.”

It nice to see that she encourages others to take chances and support each other with their cosplays. That makes this awesome cosplay even more special. Check out more pics after the break…

R2-D2 Can-Can Cosplay

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God, we love everything about this lady and her R2-D2 can-can cosplay. We’re not sure who she is, but she was captured at C2E2 by the legendary David Ngo.

UPDATE: Her name is Lauren Zawilenski and she is awesome. Thanks to her friend Nick for the heads up! Check out the entire costume…

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The happiness that Candace experiences over a Chewbacca mask is absolutely infectious. Seriously, I kept watching the bit between 2:10 and 2:30 because it just makes me smile. In fact, Peter Mayhew himself chimed in on Reddit to say that the video was “absolutely wonderful”.

Do yourself a favor and watch the whole video. It really is pure joy. [click to continue…]