Amy Ratcliffe

Stormtrooper Pencil Skirt

When you need to dress up your Star Wars apparel and go for something a little more chic, you can turn to Geeky U. They have a few classy options, and this pencil skirt featuring an executive Stormtrooper is one of my favorites. It’s ideal for the business-Star Wars dress code. The skirt comes in standard sizes and ships in just 3-5 business days.

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Ever wanted to learn more about the specifics of tattooing? YouTuber SmarterEveryDay is here to help. He stopped in a random tattoo shop, Timepiece Tattoo Company, and spoke with a tattoo artist to learn more about the tools and the process. He took a close-up video of a tattoo in progress and slowed it way down – watching the needles work is fascinating and oddly mesmerizing. Despite having six tattoos, I’ve never looked at the process this way. I feel smarter.

Watch the ink-magic happen after the break.

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This year marks the 75th anniversary of the creation of Batman. The Dark Knight is a beloved comic book character, and Guild Jewellery Design has made a gorgeous Bat-symbol necklace for the occasion. Batman’s face is carved into the center of the sterling silver symbol, and it hangs on a sterling silver chain. The necklaces are limited to 75 pieces worldwide and will be available at Oz Comic-Con in Australia and other locations to be determined.

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I Am Groot Body Paint Cosplay

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Several people have made their own dancing baby Groots from Guardians of the Galaxy, but only a handful of folks have cosplayed as the character. Northern Belle might be the first to attempt a body paint version. The body paint looks like bark and while the lack of a nose throws me off, I’m impressed with all the details and shading.

Photos and makeup by ArtistiCurves.

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When the Halloween costume shop in your area doesn’t have the costume you want, it’s time to get crafty. That’s what Katie did when she couldn’t locate a Raven outfit for her daughter. The costume they made looks awesome, and the little girl is so wonderful as Teen Titans’ Raven that I can’t even deal with it.

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TARDIS top hat

Fabulous costumes are a guaranteed sight at Dragon Con, but that’s not all. You’re also likely to see creative accessories at the convention, and this TARDIS top hat is a great example. Spotted and photographed by Hiro Protagonist2004, this hat appears to made of leather or pleather and features a latch. The TARDIS looks like it’s decorated on the inside, and I’m guessing/hoping the interior features the control room.

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Stormtrooper Klingon Ballerinas

Take the attributes of Stomtroopers and Klingons then make them graceful and nimble. They’re the ultimate villains.

Indeed, there’s mash-up cosplay, and then there’s this combination of Star Trek, Star Wars, and ballet. I can tell the photo was taken at the Hyatt or the Marriott at Dragon Con, and that is exactly the sort of place you would see Klingon Stormtrooper ballerinas. I hope they have a choreographed routine.

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(Her Universe via Topless Robot)

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Sansa Stark got a new look in the last season of Game of Thrones, and it’s both severe and stunning. It seems to signify a change in her character, and I can’t wait to see what she’s up to in season five. Cosplayer Princess Nightmare fell in love with the necklace and worked with Crinolines to make a replica of the dress. The finished costume is absolutely gorgeous.

Makeup and photos by Bombshell Pinups.

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The Boxtrolls hits theaters tomorrow, and the stars of the film look ridiculously endearing. You see, they’re trolls who wear boxes. Boxtrolls! Nike has come up with special limited edition shoes inspired by the film called “TrollStrikes”. The fancy footwear includes touches like twine laces, steampunk lace locks, cheese print sockliners, and cardboard tongue labels. They’re a wonderful match to the world we’ve seen teased in trailers - I love seeing this level of theming.

More photos of the creative shoes after the break.

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This Is How To Cosplay Astrid

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Hiccup’s an okay guy, but as far as I’m concerned, Astrid is the star of the How to Train Your Dragon movies. Okay, Toothless is the star but Astrid is a close second! She’s a skilled and brave fighter, and CynShenzi’s cosplay of the character captures those elements.

Photos by Shudan Pictures.

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