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Fossils, anatomy, bacterium, and more, Etsy shop owner tcustom turns science into sculptures.

“I studied biology in school, but I turned out to be much better at sculpting than I was at chemistry… and so here I am!”

Each small sculpture is made from steel and pewter and opens to reveal the inner workings of wildlife, dinosaurs, the human anatomy and even microbes. Science geeks, these are awesome!

See more of our favorite sciencey pendants/keychains after the break…

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It’s Iron Man and Captain America rolled into one amazing design – like Iron Captain, or America Man..okay I’ll stop.

Concept artist Abraão Segundo created this awesome digital illustration mash-up and calls it “Captain Iron.” Although I don’t think Steve Rodgers needs any extra protection, the suit is still super badass.

Check out more views after the jump.

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No one gets a workout quite like a superhero, which is why Academy Award-winning costume designer Alexandra Byrne wanted the best gear for the cast of Avengers: Age of Ultron. So Marvel and and Under Armour teamed up to develop cutting edge baselayers to keep our heroes cool and comfortable in battle.

The good news is that Under Armour is now selling replicas of these tactical undershirts, so the average athlete now has access to superhero clothing technology.

See AlsoUnder Armour Adds A Line Of Avengers: Age Of Ultron Workout Cosplay Shirts

Check out more pics and a video about the costume-making process after the break…

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Fashionably Geek reader EmmaLee previously sent us pics of her Firefly Serenity tattoo in progress, and followed up with these updates.

Working with artist Aarron Laidig at Red Region, her “Leaf on the Wind” watercolor tattoo has been joined by beautifully dramatic flowing leaves. Next month she plans on adding blue wind elements, paint brush platters, and the words “Watch How I Soar”. I can’t wait to see her completed piece.

Check out an additional pic after the break…

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With the news that Ben Hardy has officially been cast as Angel in X-Men: Apocalypse, we got a sneak peak at his brand new set of wings.

Comics fans will recognize these as the metal wings of Archangel. When his feather wings were destroyed, he made a deal with Apocalypse to serve as his Horseman of Death in exchange for these shiny versions.

When asked about the new menacing metal wings, director Bryan Singer told Empire Magazine:

“Ben Hardy is Angel – I shall confirm it for you! But he’s not a very nice Angel! And that’s all I’ll say…”

I’m stoked to see what direction the other characters will go in X-Men: Apocalypse when it’s released on May 27th, 2016.

(via io9)

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This pendant is titled “Snows of The North.” Adorned with a tiny silver snowflake, the flowing leaves and elegant scrolls of this key pendant are full of magic and wonder.

Etsy shop Keypers Cove has over a hundred key pendant variations, each with their own unique style.

Click below to see a more examples of these artistic fantasy key pendants.

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After this stunning Superman/Wonder Woman/Batman Trinity artwork, Artist Stephen Byrne goes from DC to Marvel to take on Black Widow. Needless to say, we love her look.

Byrne doesn’t currently have an online store, but you can find him at cons if you’d like to pick up some of his artwork or follow him on Facebook.

(via Andrea Towers)

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Etsy shop Fashion4Freedom blends fashion and fantasy in these unique wooden platform heels.

“Fashion4Freedom takes liberty in translating the timeless beauty of ancient Vietnamese wood art through the lens of modern luxury. After 18 days incubated in the hands of village artisans, our reincarnated soles are born. The collection is a fusion of ancient symbols found in traditional art combined with a modern sensibility for comfort.”

These shoes also feature rubber soles for traction, a pig skin lining and an outer-skin of semi-gloss ultra smooth leather. And each beautiful style is made from wood representing that dragon’s legendary heritage.

View more designs after the jump.

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During the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead, friends and family pay homage to loved ones that have passed on and help guide their spirit through the afterlife. The festival includes customs of cooking the departed’s favorite foods, building ofrendas, and making decorated sugar skulls in honor of Mictecacihuatl, the Lady Of The Dead.

Inspired by this beautiful tradition, California-based photographer Tim Tadder created a stunning photo series called ‘Las Muertas.’ His subjects adorn intricate makeup from artist Krisztianna and evocative costumes from designer Julia Reeser.

Macabre and mezmorizing, check out more pics from the series after the break.

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The 8-bit pixel style is awesome for geek gear, and Etsy shop The Pixel Bar even lets you create your own designs.

After you select a bag type (messenger or backpack) you can request your favorite characters from Marvel to Disney to Minecraft to be pixelated in silicon blocks which are affixed to the silicon panel.

Or you can create your own character using a template of the purchased bag. The template will let you place each pixel on the board and tally up how many blocks you will need to purchase. You could have a different design to match your fandom every week.

Check out some bag styles and pixel designs below.

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