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Can you believe that this is part of a first attempt at cosplay? In a few years this dude might actually become Tony Stark and people will cosplay HIM.

Indeed, Leo of Elminis Cosplay is jumping in with both feet with these incredible giant motorized wings based on Aether Wing Kayle from League of Legends.

He recently spent 1,000 hours crafting the wings, which can fully extend or retract via smartphone control.

See the wings in action after the break…

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Holy crap—look at this faux leather Boba Fett barrel bag from Loungefly! Friggin’ awesome.

Now check the price. Cyber Monday in action!

Product Page ($49.50 $34.65)

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The Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale rolls on in our Nerd Approved Shirt Store! We have tons of nerdy designs from the best independent artists and they’re all on sale for just $14.

In fact, the prices of everything (hoodies, tanks, prints and more) have been slashed.

Head on over to the store and grab your favorite designs at a discount while you can. Today is your last chance!


Artists Griz and Norm Lemay are feature animation artists at Walt Disney Animation Studio (visual development artist / character designer and storyboard artist respectively) who also enjoy working on their own Disney-themed creations.

Recently, they did a series of beautiful shoes inspired by Disney ladies. Personally, I hope some of these designs become real products. They do have connections after all.

Check out more examples after the break…


If you heard about that epic Harry Potter-inspired LARP in Poland (you know, the one that tried to buy their own Hogwarts), but it wasn’t what you’d call “geographically desirable”, you’ll be interested to know t that a similar LARP is coming to the U.S.

The New World Magischola: A College of Wizardry LARP will take place at the University of Richmond, and will allow attendees to live out their Hogwarts dreams over the course of four days.

They’ve already crushed their original Kickstarter goal, but there are some pretty awesome stretch goals and you still have time to be a part of it. Here’s a preview of what you can expect:

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In Freakin Rad’s latest video, Master Chief and his posse take on the crew from Destiny. Sure, the effects and dialogue are cheesy, but the cosplay is on point (I have to admit that I did chuckle at the “Leeroy Jenkins” line).

Its tims time made the Spartan and Titan Suits and Iron-Dan’s Master Chief and Melody Tripp’s Warlock also make an appearance in the video below.

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If you aren’t keen on fighting crowds today, grab yourself a cup of coffee and leisurely peruse this list of Black Friday deals from some of our favorite merchants.

It’s loaded with places that you can find great prices on toys, games, and clothes from all of your favorite fandoms.

Head on over to Nerd Approved to check out our list.


Why get boring luggage when you can have this BB-8 hard-shell rolling luggage? You couldn’t ask for a cuter companion.

If you weren’t sold on “BB-8 Luggage”, additional features include:

-BB-8 screen art and shape
-Durable molded casing with double-zip closure
-Telescopic handle mechanism with push-button locking feature
-Fully lined
-Two interior compartments
-Zippered main compartment
-Locking elastic ties
-Quiet gliding full-rotation wheels
-Retractable top carry handle

Product Page ($59.95)

loot crate galaxy

With December being the month Star Wars: The Force Awakens finally arrives in theaters, you might have guessed that Loot Crate would go all out. This is what you have to look forward to in the “GALAXY” crate for December 2015:

December is going to be GALAXY themed, with items from Halo 5: Guardians, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens and Galaxy Quest. The crate is going to have FIVE exclusive items, including a t-shirt and a Funko POP! that you can’t get anywhere else. This is the best crate of the year!

Plus, every Loot Crate starting with GALAXY is going to have a t-shirt inside.

If that sounds good, you’ll be happy to know that you can get 10% off your subscription when you use the code “FASHIONABLYGEEK” at checkout.

You can also check out our monthly reviews to see what a Loot Crate subscription is all about.

Signups for the “GALAXY” crate end on December 19th at 9pm PT.

Also, Loot Crate has added several new crate options including Anime, Level Up (Apparel), Pets and Limited Edition specialty crates that revolve around a single franchise. On that note, look for a Star Wars Limited Edition crate to arrive on November 30th! (Note that the 10% code does not apply to the specialty crates).

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If you’re a diehard Sailor Moon fan, you may be interested to hear that Japanese company WIRED f has created a special edition Sailor Moon watch to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the beloved anime.

Limited to only 5000 pieces, this watch has a face designed to look like the Crystal Star compact and features a delicate crescent moon on the end of the second hand. The band comes in pink gold metal or white weather-proof leather and the back is engraved with the 20th anniversary logo and edition number.

As a special treat, it also includes a message from Usagi’s Japanese voice actress, Kotono Mitsuishi:

”To those of you who, as a little girl, wanted to grow up to be a Sailor Scout: Close your eyes and remember. That warmth pulsing through you is from your very own silver crystal, born within your heart! Now, let’s transform together with the crystal star watch! Moon crystal power, make up!!”

Check out more pics after the break…