We were all impressed by the movie-quality Rocket Raccoon costume Christina Borchardt made for her 6-year old son. But now we get to see what actually went into the build.

Starting in June of this year, Borchardt chronicled her work as it progressed on the Replica Props Forum. Everything was entirely made from scratch, including Rocket’s head which she designed using a plaster mold of her son’s face. She then sculpted the entire face and cowl, attached faux fur which was shaped and painted, and affixed teeth to a movable upper and lower jaw.

Her work is so good that even James Gunn took notice and gave it a shout out on Instagram.

Check out more photos of this parenting win after the break.

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Inspired by the growth patterns of plants and animals, Etsy artisan Zoa Chimerum Jewelry crafts exotic fashion accessories using re-purposed materials from the electronics industry. Each piece is unique with wonderfully intriguing names like the Tchaikovsky Ring, Kuknos Remiges Earrings, and Nykteris Pendant.

The shop contains loads of swirly accessories including earrings, rings, bracelets, necklaces, and hair clips. I’m pretty sure that everyone you meet will notice them straight away.

Check out some of my favorites after the break.

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Have an idea for a tattoo but you’re afraid to commit? Good news! Momentary Ink will print any custom design as a temporary tattoo so you can test it out.

The temporary tattoos last between 3-10 days and range in price from $15 for a 4-inch design, $19 for up to 8-inches, and $21 for up to 12 inches. The company says if the temps are paired with their special sealing and matting solution, the design should look very close to the real thing.

This is a great idea for experimenting with different designs before making that final, very permanent decision. Check out more examples after the break.

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Made from real dragons! Actually, this awesome armored shrug is made from polycarbonate scales with a wool knit lining the sleeves.

Etsy shop Silmaril Clothing specializes in “scalemail for dragonborns” and these shrugs are my new favorite accessory. They come in jet black, luscious green, anodized aluminum, and even glow-in-the-dark.

Check out more pics of this fantasy fashion after the break.

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These amazing Celtic battle costumes were created by expert cosplayer and LARPer Onirium Studios – Ivalysse Leatherwork.

Vanessa (a.k.a. deakath), the talented 28-year old designer behind this cosplay, is an avid RPG gamer and creates every costume from concept to completion. Inspired by characters from her LARP group, this self-taught artist hand makes each costume, including all the leatherwork, for herself and her friends. She also designs the props, applies make-up, and styles the hair for each model. It’s an insane amount of work for one artist and we are super impressed.

See Also: Original Fantasy Armor Cosplay Takes LARP To The Next Level

Vanessa is proud to be a female costume artisan and has “a dream about working for the movie industry as a final goal”. Seriously, somebody give this talented lady that job!

Check out more amazing photos of this celtic cosplay (with a pack of real wolves) after the break.

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Etsy shop Dance Macabre sells these wonderful hand-printed socks featuring a silhouette of Cthulhu.

The distressed light grey design is printed on the outside of each cozy sock. Check out more pics after the break.

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ponytail wraps

One can never be too prepared for a Ren Faire, and these Medieval hair wraps are the perfect fashion accessory for such an occasion.

Etsy shop Medieval Metal has tons of styles and sizes to choose from and they’re all pretty affordable.

Check out more designs after the break.

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Here’s Jeremy piloting his very own Star Wars rebel snowspeeder built by his awesome Dad. It even features working flaps and guns that shoot Nerf darts loaded with glow sticks. Fantastic!

See Also: Magic Wheelchair Makes Epic Costumes For Kids

In previous years, Jeremy and his Dad transformed the wheelchair into Captain America’s motorcycle and a spectacular float in a Disney Night Parade.

Check out all three videos of these awesome wheelchair costumes after the break.

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These seven besties won the “Best Group Costume” award by dressing in wonderful Robin Williams themed outfits. Each friend honored the late actor by transforming into a character from one of his most memorable roles including Mrs. Doubtfire, Mork & Mindy, Jumanji, Popeye, Hook, Aladdin, and The Birdcage.

As redditor aubra_cadabra points out, this is the fourth year in a row they’ve taken home a win. In previous years, their actor tribute costumes featured Will Ferrell, Jim Carrey, and Johnny Depp.

Check out more award-winning costumes from the group after the break…

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Keely Graesser of Mutants, Maidens & Munchkins Cosplay wins at parenting this week with her excellent Aliens family cosplay. She dressed in the role of Ellen Ripley, her cutie pie sons geared up as Hicks and Hudson, and her adorable daughter got messy as Newt.

They recently debuted their Aliens costumes at Dallas Comic Con Fan Days and photos were captured by SuperHero Photos.

Check out the entire family photo shoot after the break.

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