Amy Ratcliffe

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Kei Yuki is a navigator and science officer in the manga series Space Pirate Captain Harlock. Nikita Cosplay made a costume based on the character for the recent Nippon Nation anime convention in Vienna, and she pretty much nailed the costume.

Above photo by Nikita Cosplay’s boyfriend.

More pics after the break.

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Jayne Cobb is a lovable brand of mercenary. Or maybe “tolerable” is a better word. He takes center stage in this Firefly t-shirt design from QMx and is featured in front of one of the character’s best quotes: “Shiny! Let’s be bad guys.”

The unisex tee comes in sizes from small to 3XL.

Product Page ($19.95)

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If you feel passionately about BioWare’s Mass Effect, you’ll be able to express your fandom with some rad sublimated tanks and tees soon. Treehouse Brand Stores has a few styles available for pre-order, and they feature Liara, Tali, the Normandy, and a design with a whole bunch of Normandy crew members. I love the colorful prints, and that two of the designs focus solely on female characters. Win.

The tank tops should be ready to ship on August 25th, and the t-shirts are scheduled to head out on September 5th.

See three more styles after the break.

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A Pikachu Cafe is currently open in Tokyo, and the restaurant recently hosted an event that featured a Pikachu maid. Celebrity Rika Adachi dressed as pocket monster maid for the event (maid cafes are apparently a thing in that part of Tokyo), and her appearance makes sense since she’ll be appearing in the latest Pokémon movie as Marilyn Flame. I’m not sure why she didn’t dress as her character, but I guess it is a Pikachu themed restaurant.

See more pics of the maid costume after the break.

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The Doctor has worn many hats over the last 50 years of Doctor Who. Cowboy hats, fezzes, fedoras – the Doctor’s tried on plenty of them and they’ve mostly been cool. Though I will always remember the Eleventh Doctor’s fez the most, this infographic from Hats.com reminded me of ones I’d forgotten about and also points out which Doctors never wore hats.

See the full infographic after the break.

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omote

Projecting computer graphics onto surfaces isn’t anything new, but the technology is becoming more and more precise. Nobumichi Asai and his team have managed to create a system called Omote to track the movements of a human face and project images and makeup upon it to look realistic. It’s amazing that the graphics can fit over the curves and lines of a face and look natural.

Though Asai has worked with CGI projection mapping in the past, his focus has typically been on objects like buildings and cars. Omote is a new challenge, and I can’t wait to see how it develops.

Watch the technology in action in the video after the break.

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As soon as DC Comics showed off the design for the new Batgirl, my first thought was about cosplay. I knew creative folks would jump all over making the ensemble before the first issue of the new series hit shelves in October, and I wasn’t disappointed. EPBOT spotted this new Batgirl cosplayer at Tampa Bay Comic Con, and she looks just like the concept sketch that was released. Amazing.

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If you need a rocking Xena: Warrior Princess ensemble, Todd’s Costumes has a highly detailed, screen accurate version. Actress and model Jessica Crouse shows off the awesome cosplay in this series of of badass portraits.

Photos by FirstGlance Photography.

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Game of Thrones skirt

Can’t decided which Westerosi house you’d support in a battle? You don’t have to pick sides with this Game of Thrones skirt from Etsy seller Frockasaurus. The design features sigils from all the major houses including Targaryen, Stark, and Lannister. It’s made to order to the size you request, and the skirt is fully lined with a net underskirt. Turnaround time is 8-10 weeks.

See a close-up of the house sigil pattern after the break.

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Wanda Wilson, a.k.a. Lady Deadpool, is a lot like her male namesake. She possesses similar powers and wears an almost identical costume. Cosplayer Betty Nukem looks just like the comic book character in her Lady Deadpool ensemble, and she definitely manages to evoke the necessary sass and irreverence.

Above photo by Andreas Schneider of ASPhotography.

See more pics of the deadly cosplay after the break.

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