Matthew Chalker recently proposed to his photographer girlfriend in a clever way: he spent 60 hours constructing a customized mechanical iris aperture for the engagement ring.

She said “yes” of course!

Chalker used this Instructables plan as the basis for his box, but he tweaked it to fit his needs. Check out how it came together in the gallery after the break…

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Etsy shop Cats And Sheeps hand makes these delightful chamois leather barefoot sandals in 12 colors with beautiful butterfly decorations. The butterflies can be positioned anywhere on the rope so the style can become all your own.

Check out more color and tie options after the break.

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Etsy shop Makosla Creations designs incredibly detailed custom dragons that rest upon shoulder armor. The dragons and armor are crafted with epoxy clay with hand painted eyes and Swarovski crystal accents. You can choose the dragon size, colors, and pose—the only limit is your imagination.

If I has a shoulder dragon like this I would just take him everywhere, they are just beautiful works of art. Check out some of the finished custom designs after the break.

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wonder woman tights

Take these tights and throw on some red Chucks and you have a simple, comfortable pair of Wonder Woman boots.

Product Page ($14.50)


We just discovered ZARCADE!Wear and their super-punch graphic blend of classic sci-fi, punk and comic book mashups. They offer designs on everything from dresses to swim trunks that pay homage to classics like X-Files, Hellboy, RoboCop, Batman Returns, Barbarella, Fight Club, Twin Peaks and more.

The illustrations look like they popped right out of a comic and the colors are bold. I desperately need one of everything. Check out more examples after the break.

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This fleece Cheshire Cat scarf is pretty great. But should you go with the zombie cat scarf after the break?

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Avengers of all ages are preparing to assemble for the second annual RunDisney half marathon and these shiny superhero medals make me wish I had registered.

In November an entire weekend will be dedicated to the Avengers in Disneyland including kids races, the Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon, the Captain America 10K, the Avengers Super Hero 5K, and the Infinity Gauntlet Challenge which is the half marathon PLUS the 10k. The celebration will kick-off with a giant pasta party, Marvel characters, and a full merchandise expo.

Good luck to everyone who will get to participate. Check out close-ups of the super amazing medals after the break.

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Etsy shop CreationsDDWorkshop hand makes these excellent alchemist bracers. The leather bracers are stamped with ancient ruin symbols and fitted with four potion vial holders and two special parchment holders.

See Also: This Sewing Bracer May Be The Most Useful Cosplay Accessory Ever

Perfect for a steampunk alchemist cosplay, these bracers will keep your magic potions at your fingertips at all times (or maybe your energy drink of choice). Check out more images after the break.

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A couple days ago, we showed you these adorable leather Pokemon accessories from Ojaga Design. It turns out they also have a collection of Star Wars accessories ranging from key caps to card cases to iPhone covers that feature your favorite droids, Jedi Masters, insignia, and more.

Functional and fandom specific. I like it.

See more pictures after the break.

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If you love Pikachu, you’re probably going to think that these leather goods from Japanese company Ojaga Design are adorable.

I’ll be honest and say that they’re too spendy for my bank account, but it doesn’t mean I didn’t have fun checking out their Pokemon collection, which ranges from leather earrings to tote bags and features Pichu and Pikachu.

See more examples after the break.

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