Sean Fallon

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Adam Savage is a fan of cosplay. It’s one of the many reasons why we love him.

Then we saw this video from the 2016 TED conference. In it, he speaks from the heart about his love of cosplay and the community around it. For him, cosplay is more than a hobby—it’s personal, emotional thing that he still struggles to be comfortable with:

Cosplay as storytelling is really personal to me. It’s also probably the hobby I’m most embarrassed about. Even more than prop collecting, it’s a weird thing to be driven to do. And yet it’s important.

Check out the video below and be prepared to love Adam Savage even more. [click to continue…]

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You know, I was a bit irritated at the fact that my house didn’t have a proper coat closet—until now. Yes, now I am filled with joy because I am “Forced” to use these Vader and Skywalker lightsaber wall hooks for coats and bags and what have you. Hell, I’ll put one up in each bathroom for my robes.

A Jedi can never have too many robes after all.

Star Wars Lightsaber Wall Hooks 2 Pack ($24.99)

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Apparently, this adorable little girl asked for this Ghostbusters costume way back when she was 3 1/2 years old. Now that she’s all grown up, it’s time to answer the call. Check out the entire pic below. [click to continue…]

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We’ve featured the Pokémon Gijinka (humanized) designs of Grumpy Old Bastard Creations in the past, but he’s been hard at work adding to the collection in the months since. In fact, he’s been working on making cosplay props based on the designs. Check out more examples below. [click to continue…]

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July’s Loot Crate theme is FUTURISTIC! The description reads:

Join us as we celebrate the FUTURISTIC! We’ve packed July’s crate with items from some of pop culture’s favorite prognostications of science and the future.

Look towards tomorrow with items from Rick and Morty, Futurama, Mega Man, Valiant Comics and Star Trek including a model, a figure PLUS our monthly tee, collectible pin and MORE!

If you would like to try out Loot Crate for yourself, signup for a subscription and save 10% off your order with the code “NERDAPPROVED”.

Feel free to peruse our monthly reviews to see what a Loot Crate subscription is all about.

Better hurry though—today is your last chance. Signups for The FUTURISTIC crate end on July 19th at 9pm PT.

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McCall’s continues to expand their fantastic cosplay pattern lineup with three new releases: Valor, Spectral and Resistance.

  • Valor: Create a fantasy warrior for any Realm.
  • Spectral: A Gothic Romane Heroine in search of things that go bump in the night
  • Resistance: Become a Post apocalyptic Freedom Fighter in a faraway galaxy

All three patterns will be available starting today at Cosplay by McCall’s. As always, multiple views are included, along with step-by-step instructions and guide sheets. The outer envelopes are also designed with more room for additional information, sewing tips, line drawings and photo references.

Check out loads of additional pics below (and stay tuned for a short video and McCall’s tutorial on Fashionably Geek in the coming days). [click to continue…]

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Odds are you’ve been outside a lot more than usual lately. You feel compelled for some unknown reason.

If you’re going to be outside, it’s a good idea to bring and umbrella. A regular umbrella will do, but a Haunted Mansion-themed umbrella would be outstanding.

Haunted Mansion Umbrella ($34.99)

(via Boing Boing)

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Are Witcher 3 Noonwraiths real? Is this a screenshot?

Believe it or not, Elena Samko is in there somewhere. She specializes in ghoulish cosplays, but this might be her masterpiece.

See Also: More Outstanding Witcher Cosplay

Photography: Rogutenok

Check out more pics from the series below. [click to continue…]

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If you’re looking for a tail to spice up your wardrobe, ASOS has you covered. Their new line of clip on animal tails ranges from dinosaurs to foxes. Clearly, you need one.

Check out more styles below. [click to continue…]

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Brittany of HylianViolinist Art and Cosplay decided to tackle Twilight Princess Zelda cosplay as her first costume project. The results are pretty damn impressive.

She’s even started taking commissions.

Check out more pics from the shoot with Madster below. [click to continue…]