Nicole Wakelin

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We first brought you this Lego Boba Fett cosplay last month, but now we have details on how it was constructed. It was built by The Dented Helmet member CGS1 for his six-year-old son. CGS1 has been a graphic designer for 20 years and decided to replicate the Lego Boba Fett that was featured in the 9496 Desert Skiff lego set.

He wrote extensively about the build process over at The Dented Helmet saying,

“The entire costume is built from scratch using photo references and scans I took myself. The costume is built primarily out of sintra with pink insulation foam used to carve the helmet dome and a small amount of plastazote foam used on the tips and base of the jetpack rockets.” Which jetpack, it bears mentioning, is removable – just like the one on the minifig.

It’s really incredible the amount of thought and dedication that went into making this costume perfect for his little son.

All elements of this costume were approached the same way – photos, measurements, 2D drawings, scale, proportions. I used Adobe illustrator to hash out linear drawings of the helmet. Once I had the correct size of the dome, I was able to start. After a couple failed attempts at creating the dome with plastazote foam (making wedges to form the dome) I decided to carve it the old fashion way and simply used pink insulation foam from Home depot. Once I completed the dome, I began building the helmet using the antenna mount as my anchor point. I used a heat gun to shape and form the sintra, and glued layers to create the details throughout the helmet. After a few revisions ( the dark green concave section wasn’t deep enough and I had to redo it) the helmet was ready for bondo glazing putty. I use this to fill the seams and rough spots in order to achieve a seamless plastic molded look, much like a Lego minifigure.

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This Harley Quinn wallet is the perfect homage to the troublemaker. It measures 6″ x 4″ x .5″ an has a strap for wearing across your body to leave your hands free. It’s big enough for your cash and credit cards and small enough that it’s ideal for carrying at conventions. This is a SDCC exclusive and will only be available at the con. Preorder now and pick up your purse at their booth on the convention floor.

Product Page ($22.63 via Geeks are Sexy)

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This body paint is so good that it takes your brain a few seconds to grasp what it’s actually seeing. Believe it or not, this is a contortionist that’s bent over backward and painted to look like a tarantula. She also did a sea horse and giraffe design but the spider is by far the creepiest of the lot.

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We’ve already seen some amazing cosplay from FantasyCon in Salt Lake City, Utah where a guy that was Thorin Oakenshield’s doppelganger took the stage. This time out it’s Game of Thrones with The Hound (David Baxter), Littlefinger (Mike Coleman), and Arya (Cecilia Ewing) who won the Fantasy category of the cosplay competition.

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This gorgeous Bumblebee ring comes to us from the folks at CustomMade who help bring all sorts of nerdy jewelry designs to life (like this awesome TARDIS ring). They work with artists and clients to produce one-of-a-kind designs, and this time around, they worked with me to make two sci-fi car themed rings. It was a super fun experience that I highly recommend to anyone that wants something truly unique.

That having been said, I’m not an artist at all, and am lucky if I can draw a stick figure, but these guys took my ideas and turned them into real rings that are even more beautiful than I envisioned in my head. Since I’m a nerd and a car enthusiast, I decided I’d combine my two loves.

The first ring is Bumblebee, my favorite Transformer. He’s made from sterling silver with raised gold plating and little blue sapphires for his eyes. The second ring is kickin’ it old school with KITT from the show Knight Rider. He’s made of black carbon fiber over sterling silver with rubies and diamonds to make up that little red light that zips across his hood.

Both are available exclusively through CustomMade and are made to order in the size of your choosing.

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The creative team behind Batgirl is changing up and the character is getting a new costume to match. Gail Simone is moving on with Cameron Stewart and Brenden Fletcher taking over writing while Babs Tarr takes on drawing. Batgirl’s look gets a nice update with some chunky yellow boots and a slick leather (not spandex!) jacket that cosplayers will likely jump all over.

The first issue with the new look (#35) hits shelves this October. Check out an interview with the team on MTV.

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This stunning cosplay features Russian Annie-Forsait as Queen Amidala from Star Wars. Her costume and makeup are just perfection, and the location looks like it could be straight out of Naboo. Photography by Pugoffka.

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This redesigned version of Gordon Freeman’s HEV suit looks amazing. It’s the work of artist Daryl Mandryk who has taken the original suit and beefed it up with tougher armor that looks like it could fend off whatever comes his way.

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This fun cosplay features Tarah-Rex and she’s ready to play with dragons as Astrid from the animated film How to Train Your Dragon. It’s possible that big old axe weighs more than Astrid!

Photography by Micktography. Last Image via DV8 Props.

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The Luigi death stare was scary in the game and a fun meme while it lasted, but now it has been given new life in the real world where it’s striking fear in the hearts of mortals.

This intrepid cosplayer at Anime Expo 2014 is unstoppable. Move out of the way, people. He’s coming through!

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