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There aren’t enough Muppet Christmas Carol-inspired costumes in the world, but Redditor daddymacbrain, a.k.a. Chris Brain, is doing his part to remedy that problem. He truly made this Ghost of Christmas Present costume come to life. He made it for a stage production and explained a little about what the outfit’s made from:

The Head was made using paper mache, clay, sythetic hair and a adjustable head strap to fit all head sizes. The Jaw is hinged and elasticated so it can move with the wearers own jaw movements.

The robe is made with green velvet style material lined with faux fur, feature buttons and trimmings. The robe is is Large but would still look great on a smaller person as the wearer can just use a pillow to pad it out (pillow not included).

See more photos and a video of the costume in action after the break.

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You don’t have to go through intensive training or join a special group to become like Ezio Auditore da Firenze of Assassin’s Creed II; you only have to buy this hoodie from ThinkGeek. This zip-up sweatshirt was designed with style in mind and has plenty of snazzy features that tie to Ezio’s outfit in the game. It has laced cuffs, an Assassin’s Creed logo zipper pull, a pointed hood, and embroidered details. Bonus: the hoodie looks super comfortable.

Check out more pics, including close-up shots, after the break.

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Alex and Grace met through a mutual friend and both of them joined a gaming group that got together every week to play titles like Dungeons and Dragons and Link’s Crossbow Training. They became friends but didn’t start dating immediately—and when they did, it was long distance. As you might guess from the title of this post, they eventually got engaged and decided on a Legend of Zelda themed wedding. They explained to their photographer:

We are both huge fans of the Legend of Zelda video game series by Nintendo and our mutual love of the game has been a pretty strong point in our relationship. Alex and I both had seen quite a few articles about game-inspired weddings on websites like Kotaku and Offbeat Bride, and when we officially started planning our wedding, it seemed like a Zelda theme would reflect our love very well and be enormously fun to plan.

The Zelda touches included cupcakes topped with green rupees, elf ears for the bridal party, potion cocktails, and subtle placement of the Triforce symbol.

All photos by Jerry Wang Photography.

More pictures from the elegant occasion after the break.

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Gorgeous Korra Cosplay

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Korra, current Avatar and protagonist of The Legend of Korra, is one sassy, kick-butt, and occasionally bratty character. I love most of her qualities, and cosplayer Ally, a.k.a. CosmicNya, really communicates the character’s spunky personality in this photo series. Also, it doesn’t hurt that her Korra costume and hair are spot on.

Photos by CMOSs Photography.

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What if Batgirl from Batman: The Animated Series met Batgirl of Burnside? That costume mash-up would be amazing, and cosplayer EmberPhantom has made it happen. The outfit has the yellow Doc Martens and accessories from the new Batgirl comics but pairs them with a black body suit rather than a purple one. I love it.

Photos by Shannon Vetack Photography.

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This picture of the Silver Surfer looks like it came out of the pages of a comic book, but it’s actually body paint by Cris Alex. The talented makeup effects artist wanted to re-create the cover of Silver Surfer Vol. 3 #20 by Ron Lim, and she used body paint for the project. I’m going to say she succeeded in her effort. I can’t believe this isn’t a flat illustration. My mind is blown.

Alex used “PPI Skin Illustrator and board and rock created with foam core and acrylic paints” for the effort. She shot the photos with a strong light in order to make the body paint appear flatter and more comic book-y (that’s totally a word).

Be amazed by the entire look after the break.

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Have strong feelings for both Miranda Lawson and Tali’Zorah in Mass Effect 2? You don’t have to choose between them because ThinkGeek has new cosplay hoodies for each character. The Tali design features a beautiful drape-over hood that mimics the character’s design in the game, and the Miranda hoodie features the hexagon futuristic print of the character’s bodysuit.

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If your facial hair isn’t in the holiday spirit, Beard Baubles may be the solution. The shiny accessories were designed by London ad agency Grey London. Employees of the agency, Mike Kennedy and Pauline Ashford, were given the job of coming up with something different for the company Christmas card, and it looks like they succeeded.

The proceeds of the beard decorations go a charity called Beard Season (they raise awareness about melanoma), and when the founder of the charity shared the above photo on Instragram, everyone started placing orders. So many people became interested that Grey London is now sold out of the wacky accessory. They’re hoping to add more stock before the holiday.

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hp infinity scarf

I can’t get over how cute this Harry Potter scarf by Etsy seller Nerd Alert Creations is. The cotton design features several symbols from the series including the Dark Mark, the Deathly Hallows symbol, the Knight Bus, the lightning scar, a Death Eater mask, and more. The cartoon-y design and bright colors aren’t necessarily what you think of when it comes to Harry Potter, but it totally works.

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squirrel girl cosplay

Everyone celebrates the holidays, even Squirrel Girl! We’ve seen cosplayer Galacticat’s take on the regular Squirrel Girl costume and this festive outfit was inspired by the Great Lakes Avengers Christmas Special cover. I love it.

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