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One of the things I love best about fashion these days is just how many companies have geek couture. Once upon a time, if you wanted to show your love for Star Wars, you had the option of a t-shirt or halloween costume, but it wasn’t the sort of thing you could wear if you wanted to dress up a bit.

Luckily, companies like We Love Fine are committed to making fashionable geekwear, and now they’ve teamed up with Goldie to create a Star Wars boutique collection.

My personal favorites are the Princess Leia Dress (complete with a hair buns hoodie), a very chic Empire Strikes Back skirt, and the Dark Side Glamour dress, but they have other great styles as well in sizes small to extra large.

Check out more pictures after the break.

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Doctor Who has brought a lot of iconic images into our lives, but few have been reproduced more than this painting from the episode “Vincent And The Doctor”.

Just when you thought you saw it all, Van Gogh’s Exploding TARDIS painting takes a new form in this adorable A-line Dress from Her Universe.

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This working cyborg arm built out of Lego is the brainchild of Diavo Voltaggio. He made the creation at Brick Fair in Chantilly, Virgina and calls it the Mark VI since it’s the sixth version of the arm that he has created. He built it using a Lego Mindstorms EV3 set. Mashable notes:

The Mark VI features LED lights and a smartphone cradle, although neither are necessary to the arm’s functioning. Despite its simplicity, the machine sucks up quite a bit of juice: Voltaggio says he has to replace the batteries in the arm every hour or so.

It all works via little buttons inside the arm that, when touched, cause motors to activate making the fingers open and close. Next up on his to-do list? A full body!

See video of the arm in action and an interview with the designer after the break.

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I don’t know about you, but I came out of Guardians Of The Galaxy wanting a Star Lord helmet and the ability to fight like Gamora.

Well, I’m not sure any amount of time or training could get me the Gamora part of that wish, but RPF member Helagak has created a Star Lord helmet that comes complete with build instructions and 3D print models.

He also did a 3D print model of Peter Quill’s gun.

Head after the break to see more pictures and a video on the making of this beauty.

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If some of the Disney princesses joined the Suicide Girls, I have a feeling this art by Italian artist Emmanuel Viola would be a pretty good indication of the results.

A glam Cinderella, Aurora as a tattoo artist, and a pin up Snow White (that I’d love to see cosplayed), are just a few of the ladies in this series. Head after the break to see more.

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Photographer Thom Atkinson has put together a simply stunning photo series called “Soldiers Inventories” that features 13 different typical British soldier kits worn in battles from 1066 to 2014.

The kits include weapons, uniforms, equipment, dog tags, and personal items ranging from letters to bars of chocolate to cigarettes; and each photo has a full inventory listing.

You can see more of this gorgeous photo series here.

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This gorgeous fabric never looks the same twice since it changes as wind flows over its surface. It comes from material studio The Unseen who developed a special ink that reacts to changes in the air with a fluctuating pattern of colors. Artist Lauren Bowker worked with the studio on a special collection for Swarovski called “Air” which was a part of this year’s London Fashion Week. According to My Modern Met:

The biological and chemical technology is integrated into layers of fabric and transforms its color in response to pressure change. Air’s nano compounds, inks, and dyes are capable of sensing up to seven stimuli: heat, UV, pollution, moisture, chemicals, friction, and sound. Each element has a different color-altering effect; pollution, for instance, can change between yellow to black. The result is that it translates our environment into a stunning visual representation, where a multi-faceted garment is reminiscent of an insect’s iridescent exoskeleton.

This complex process results in some truly mesmerizing clothing.

See more pictures and video after the break.

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Guardians of the Galaxy has only been in theaters for a few days, but even before it hit the big screen, people were cosplaying the characters. Designer Sara Richard was inspired to create some very high fashion versions of both Groot and Rocket Raccoon, and she gave them yet another twist by making them women. The results are beautiful. Somebody, go cosplay these!

Check out Sara’s site for more amazing pop culture fashion designs.

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