harley quinn gear

Gear up for Suicide Squad with a variety of Harley Quinn-themed tees, bags, wallets, backpacks, and more from Bioworld.

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Ever wonder what Jedi, the Empire, or Queen Amidala smells like? Well, now you can thanks to German company Lifestyle perfumes.

Jedi and Empire are listed as men’s fragrances. Jedi is said to evoke a “swaggering, fearless flair” and “sportiness” with a blend of pink pepper, water lily, musk and sandalwood. Empire mixes notes of lime, apple, amber, patchouli and tonka-bean for a “seductive fragrance”.

For the ladies, Amidala captures Padme’s “royal elegance” and “strong, indomitable will” in “elegant and sensual” vanilla, musk, and patchouli with notes of apple and tangerine.

Personally, I’d like to layer Amidala and Empire and see what that smells like.

The perfumes aren’t currently available in the States, but when has that ever stopped a Star Wars fan? [click to continue…]

hairpin weapons top

As modern as Japan is, there are traditions that date back to feudal times that remain today. One of those traditions is using hairpins or kanzashi when wearing a kimono.

To drive that point home, these particular kanzashi are made by Wargo Nippon and feature three designs that are based on Samurai-era weaponry.

The brass katana and scabbard is adorned with silver chrysanthemums, the symbol of the Imperial family. The jitte kanzashi is based on the sword-busting weapons used by law enforcement. They’re brass coated in gold or rhodium, with a rayon tassels and a replica lantern used for patrol. Finally, the matchlock rifle kanzashi has a butterfly in honor of Nohime, the wife of samurai warlord Oda Nobunaga.

Form, function, and feudal Japan all in one. Not to mention beauty. [click to continue…]


High end Star Wars prop replicas are nothing new, but they’ve always been created by third-party companies through licensing deals.

Until now.

Behold the Star Wars Collectibles: Ultimate Studio Edition by Propshop at Pinewood Studios—the same folks that created props for The Force Awakens.

The first eight items in the line are from Star Wars: The Force Awakens and include Darth Vader’s melted helmet, Rey’s staff, Poe Dameron’s helmet, Kylo Ren’s lightsaber hilt and more.

Each made-to-order, limited edition replica has a display pedestal and comes packed in branded wooden crates inspired by the Star Wars universe. Naturally, they are extremely expensive and some will only be available in limited quantities. Initially, the collectibles will only be available in the states. See more props after the break…

unicorn lip balm

Yes, it tastes like cotton candy. OF COURSE it does.

When your lips hurt real bad, reach for the only lip balm that’s Unicorn tested (Unicorns have lips right?) and Unicorn approved.

Unicorn Lip Balm ($4.99)


X-Men: Apocalypse has been unleashed and The Four Horsemen are coming to Mondo in the form of these 1″ soft enamel pins of Magneto, Storm, Psylocke and Archangel by artist Tom Whalen based on the comic book art. No jean jacket is complete without them.

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diy harley mallet

Last month we revealed that plush versions of Harley Quinn’s Suicide Squad bat and mallet are coming this fall for a fairly reasonable price. However, if you’re into DIY projects and want to make something more elaborate for your cosplay, Vinny Logozio of DIY Prop Shop has produced a tutorial on how to make a simulated wood grain Harley hammer on the cheap.

The final product is actually pretty fantastic—much better than anything I’ve seen available for sale. See how it’s done in the video below. [click to continue…]


A team of researchers with the University of Bristol created a gauntlet that uses acoustic levitation to manipulate small objects. They’ve dubbed it the “Gauntlet of Levitation” or GauntLev for short. Catchy, right?

The GauntLev is part of a broader effort to create acoustic levitation devices that could, one day, help people work safely with hazardous materials. This effort includes another version that they have compared to the Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver. Read more after the break…

star wars hair clips

If you prefer subtle nerdy style, check out these simple Star Wars hair clips from Love and Madness. Each set of two comes with a gold and silver design in the shape of Darth Vader and a Stormtrooper or Yoda and the Millennium Falcon.

Check out an additional pic below.

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Anovos recently unveiled their official Ghostbusters Proton Pack Kit, and it’s available for preorder now. The kit features everything you need—minus a mini-nuclear reactor—to build your very own movie-quality Proton Pack prop.

Yes, this is a kit, so you have to assemble the pack yourself. Its also not cheap at $600.

However, as you’ll see in the feature list below, the pack may be worth the price for anyone that’s ever dreamed of owning this particular prop.

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