Amy Ratcliffe

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Harley Quinn probably likes to have a night out on the town just like anyone else, and if she’s wearing a sequin dress like the one PureLight Cosplay’s modeling in these photos, she’s all set. The gown and gloves combination is positively elegant, and the high-cut slit adds a little of that Harley Quinn sass we all love.

Photos by Craig Bannerman Photography.

More images after the break.

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billionaire playgirl

When people joke about there being a Tumblr for absolutely everything, they’re not kidding. There’s even one that tells you what outfits to wear for ridiculously specific occasions. What to Wear When… is run by Rave Sashayed, and the posts offer helpful advice for situations such as: WHAT TO WEAR WHEN: You Are An Evil Queen Donning the Full Regalia, WHAT TO WEAR WHEN: You Are A Billionaire Playgirl Philanthropist Using Your Fortune to Fight Crime (pictured above), and WHAT TO WEAR WHEN: Slinking Into a P.I.’s Office After-Hours to Tearfully Beg Him for Help Finding Your Husband’s Killer.

Yeah, it’s that awesome. As intriguing as the titles are, the explanation of the items included in the outfit are even better. You’ll want to set aside a few minutes to browse this Tumblr’s archives.

Read the details behind the playgirl philanthropist look and see another example after the break.

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Captain America wouldn’t be the same without his vibranium shield, and this dress from Living Dead captures the weapon’s technical side. The polyester and spandex blend features the schematics in vivid red, white, and blue and makes a heroic statement.

See the dress from a couple more angles after the break.

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If you have stretched lobes and would like to express love for your various fandoms, then cruise on over to Ojingo Studio’s shop on Etsy. They have surgical stainless steel ear plugs available in a variety of sizes (from 11mm – 50mm) filled with 3D printed geeky symbols and vehicles. You can choose from an AT-AT, a TARDIS, R2-D2, a kraken, or the Triforce symbol. You could even order a few pairs and mix and match.

The plugs are made to order; turnaround time is 1-2 weeks.

See more nerdy ear plug styles after the break.

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Beautiful presentation makes any special occasion more memorable, and the work of Paul Pape Designs can make those occasions unforgettable. His latest custom engagement ring box features characters from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. Jack proposes to Sally as Lock, Shock, and Barrel look on. The ring sits inside the the fake drain behind the three figures. Amazing.

See more pictures of the box and a video after the break.

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Mystique costume

I like when people put a lot of time and planning into their Halloween costumes, and Redditor drbonedaddy and his girlfriend went all out. He became Gambit, and she put together a rather awesome Mystique costume. She even dyed her contacts! Here’s more info about the build:

Wasn’t easy at all. The spandex suit had to first be landmarked, then painted. Each side took three to four hours and had to be allowed to dry overnight. Applying the latex for the scales on her face and painting it took two to three hours as well. She dyed her hair for the costume which was another hour. So in total it was roughly a 10 hour process over the course of a few days. I’m sure there are some very intricate costumes posted on here, but it really was a painstaking process to make it come together

See another pic of Mystique and of drbonedaddy’s Gambit costume after the break.

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Even though some shoe companies produce rad fandom-themed shoes, your best bet for getting a unique pair of kicks is heading to Etsy and purchasing from a shop like Eclectic Goods. The shop’s owners, Jaquan and Nicole Robinson, paint Converse shoes with characters from franchises such as Star Wars, Doctor Who, The Walking Dead, and Firefly. They work in a lot of detail and nail the likenesses of the characters they paint.

The shoes are made to order, and turnaround time is 3-5 weeks.

Check out more of Eclectic Goods’ work after the break.

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Star Wars Rebels has only been on the air about a month, but I’m already prepared to join the ranks of the Ghost crew. Since that’s not quite possible, I’ll just support them from this side of the galaxy by wearing new rebellious designs from Her Universe. The long sleeve tee features Sabine Wren’s phoenix, and the t-shirt has the Mandalorian’s helmet. Don’t worry – they probably weren’t printed with explosive paint.

See the other design and the youth sizes after the break.

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DIY Krang Hat

If you’re not fully committed to making an elaborate Krang from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles costume like this one, you can cheat and simply craft a Krang hat. Instructables user ashleyjlong made the hat for an art gallery project and then realized it would work well as part of a costume. All you need is pink fleece or an already-made pink fleece beanie, felt, black paint or yarn, glue, stuffing, and basic tools.

Creating Krang’s creepy but cute face is pretty straightforward, and this is definitely a project you can tackle in an evening. So, if you still don’t have any kind of Halloween costume to wear, this is a good last minute idea.

See a couple in-progress shots after the break.

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Little Big Barda

It turns out that Big Barda can be adorable and fierce at the same time. Pattie Marcotte of Heroic Girls said Anya wanted to be Big Barda for Halloween this year, and despite the challenges of making the costume, she and her family figured it out. They crafted every part of Anya’s ensemble from the armor to the Mega Rod. The finished outfit is absolutely wonderful.

More pics after the break including a tiny Black Canary.

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