Nipple armor is almost never a good idea. It didn’t work for Batman, and it doesn’t work for anyone else – including the Sand Snakes on Game of Thrones. The first photos of the new characters from the upcoming season of the HBO series revealed their beautiful armor, but many were not pleased with the built in nipples. Game of Thrones costume designer Michele Clapton recently spoke with NY Mag and mentioned the inclusion of the nipples on the armor is regrettable:
“You’ve picked a bone of contention!” Clapton laughed. She told the Cut that “it certainly wasn’t my intention” to have nippled armor. “I’m not terribly keen on it,” she added. “I don’t see the necessity for it. You don’t do it on men.” Well, except the famously ridiculed Batman suit. “Yeah, okay, that. But I wouldn’t do it on men, and I don’t really like the concept of it on women. Of course you have to have the woman’s shape. That’s fine. But [nipples on armor] is almost from a man’s point of view, and there’s something slightly cheesy about it.”
She explained that the nipple addition was more or less a mistake. They were present because of the molds used to make the armor, and they weren’t sanded off to the extent that Clapton wanted. She didn’t notice the error until the set photos surfaced, but claims that they aren’t that noticeable in the actual footage.
This design by Kelly Larson is a big bundle of feels from my childhood wrapped onto one perfectly poignant design. This mash up of Star Wars and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince is called The Little Princess and I want it on everything I own.
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DeviantArt user Prathik has an eye for design. He came up with a plethora of costume hoodie designs for the cast of Avatar: The Last Airbender, and they’re spot on. The designs aren’t exactly subtle, but they’re not too obvious either. It’s a pity they’re only concepts and not actual products; I’d happily buy and wear the Raava and Katara designs!
If you’d like to add some steampunk flair to your life without donning Victorian attire and adding brass, you could simply apply the theme to your nails.
Actually, there isn’t anything simple about this steampunk nail art by Simone Gilbert. It features an intricate floral design paired with embellishments like goggles, gears, clock hands, and even a tiny corset. Color me impressed.
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When people joke about there being a Tumblr for absolutely everything, they’re not kidding. There’s even one that tells you what outfits to wear for ridiculously specific occasions. What to Wear When… is run by Rave Sashayed, and the posts offer helpful advice for situations such as: WHAT TO WEAR WHEN: You Are An Evil Queen Donning the Full Regalia, WHAT TO WEAR WHEN: You Are A Billionaire Playgirl Philanthropist Using Your Fortune to Fight Crime (pictured above), and WHAT TO WEAR WHEN: Slinking Into a P.I.’s Office After-Hours to Tearfully Beg Him for Help Finding Your Husband’s Killer.
Yeah, it’s that awesome. As intriguing as the titles are, the explanation of the items included in the outfit are even better. You’ll want to set aside a few minutes to browse this Tumblr’s archives.
Read the details behind the playgirl philanthropist look and see another example after the break.
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The newly released Star Wars Costumes: The Original Trilogy gives you a look into the Lucas Archives to see the incredible costumes that made the original trilogy come to life onscreen. It contains over 200 photographs, sketches, and behind-the-scenes photos and notes about how all those amazing costumes came together. Not only will this give you a new appreciation of just how much work went into the costumes, but it just might be the inspiration for your next cosplay.
See the video book trailer after the break.
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Nail art aficionado The Nailasaurus has put together some fun (and relatively simple) nail art ideas for Halloween, complete with links to tutorials, instructions and pictures.
With designs like Frankenscars, Morticia, Happy Jack, Candy Corn, the Nightmare Before Christmas inspired Patchwork to name a few, you’ll have lots of great ideas to choose from.
Head on over to The Nailasaurus for more info on how to recreate these looks.
I have no doubt that Peter Quill’s red Star-Lord jacket from Guardians of the Galaxy will be all the rage at Halloween parties this year. It’s easy to find a jacket that resembles what he wore in the film, and all you need to add to sell the look is a walkman. If you wanted to put something a little different together though, you can’t go wrong with this lolita-style Star-Lord dress by Siren.
Though I adore the red overcoat, my favorite part of this costume design is the Awesome Mix messenger bag. I bet we’ll see a cosplayer tackle this look when convention season swings back into gear.
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These incredible designs come from the mind of DeviantArtist No Flutter who has reimagined some of your favorite villains as pirates. We’ve previously featured her work and some of the amazing cosplay it’s inspired. This time it’s Catwoman, Poison Ivy, and Harely Quinn who’ve been transformed. They all look ready to take the bounty in these very sexy and elaborate pirate interpretations of their usual looks. Someone needs to get a group cosplay going for this one because it would be stunning!
See more pictures after the break.
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