Amy Ratcliffe

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Even after all these years, retro gaming is still the one.

Do you long for the days of simpler gaming systems? If so, this ring from Austin Moore’s Earth Art Jewelry and Gem might be for you. The sterling silver band features engraved bricks a la Super Mario Bros. surrounding the game controller, and the A and B buttons feature natural rubies. That’s what we call leveling up.

The ring is made to order and has a 1-2 week turnaround.

See the ring from another angle after the break.

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Infinity Gauntlet dress

The Infinity Gauntlet is a dangerous weapon in the hands of the Marvel villain Thanos. It holds six soul gems, and when the powers of those jewels combine… well, that’s when it’s time to hold onto your butts. One cosplayer took the concept of the powerful gauntlet and turned it into a creative dress. Why wear the Infinity Gauntlet on your hand when you can cover your whole body with it? I think Thanos should adopt this look.

Photo by David Ngo.

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Star-Lord Lolita Dress

I have no doubt that Peter Quill’s red Star-Lord jacket from Guardians of the Galaxy will be all the rage at Halloween parties this year. It’s easy to find a jacket that resembles what he wore in the film, and all you need to add to sell the look is a walkman. If you wanted to put something a little different together though, you can’t go wrong with this lolita-style Star-Lord dress by Siren.

Though I adore the red overcoat, my favorite part of this costume design is the Awesome Mix messenger bag. I bet we’ll see a cosplayer tackle this look when convention season swings back into gear.

(Nicholas Slayton via TMS)

star trek cat

When you’re fostering a kitten in the month of October, I think it should be a rule that you have to put said kitten into a costume. Instagram user and foster pet mom shadowkatt is making sure her charge is prepared for Halloween in this wonderful Star Trek costume. The kitten is the amazing LeVar Purrton, also known as Geordi La Forge. This is too adorable for words.

(via Anovos)

downtown abbey costume

Downton Abbey is full of elegant costumes, but Rob Cockerham didn’t go for any of the gentlemen’s outfits. He went bigger – he dressed like the actual Downton Abbey. As in the estate. It shouldn’t be a surprise; this was the man who dressed as a Disneyland map last year.

As far as the construction was concerned, he made a miniature of the grand house from foam board. Then he covered it in printed photos of Highclere Castle (the real life version of Downton). I have to say the finished product looks rather grand.

See a couple of in progress pics after the break.

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Each Halloween brings new ridiculous batches of “sexy” costumes. Seemingly everything must be stripped down to scraps to show as much skin as possible. Artist MJ Alexander, a.k.a. Snartha, applied the trend to Middle-earth and came up with some pretty hilarious costumes. I’d actually wear the sexy Tower of Barad-dûr one pictured above.

See sexy Thangorodrim and Gollum designs after the break.

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Titan Homer

The titans in Attack on Titan gross me right out. Their muscles show, their eyes are creepy – I’m not a fan. The titans get even weirder when they’re mashed up with other characters, and I don’t even know what to do with this Homer Simpson titan. Kudos to this cosplayer for combining the two franchises and owning it – I do like that he’s carrying a donut.

Photo by David Ngo.

Send your cosplay pics to tips@fashionablygeek.com.

the summer soldier

Being associated with winter can’t be fun. Most people I know don’t like the chilly season, and The Winter Soldier probably hears all of their complaints. This cosplayer decided to mix it up and become The Summer Soldier. Who’s ready to party by the pool? This guy.

Send your cosplay pics to tips@fashionablygeek.com.

(Tor via Kristin)

sweater - gremlins

This is the perfect time of the year to stock up on “ugly” sweaters, and Mondo has a couple of new offerings to help you get ready for the holidays. They teamed up with Middle of Beyond (the makers of this striking Cthulhu sweater) to release designs based on Fargo and Gremlins. The sweaters are colorful, and since they’re made from 100% heavy knit acrylic, they’re sure to be warm – even if you’re in Minnesota and even if someone trys to get water on the Mogwai.

The sweaters are available for pre-order and will ship in December.

See the Fargo design after the break.

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GGI t-shirt

Sometimes when you’re wandering around a convention, you just need to see a friendly face. One way to attract other awesome geek girls is by wearing this Geek Girl Illuminati t-shirt designed by Kate Leth. It’s a way to show your geek girl pride, and you know the person wearing it will have your back.

Product Page ($19.50 via TMS)