Design

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The quest for realistic graphics in video games continues and 3D artist Tarkan Sarim is all about the bouncin’ and behavin’ hair. Sarim has created Loreal level hair using NVIDIA HairWorks version 1.1.

While it would likely kill your framerates, it sure looks cool to see 500,000 individual hair strands swinging as carelessly as a coed’s.

Check out the videos after the break.

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It’s become more and more common to see women with multi and brightly colored hair, myself included. It’s just another way we can express ourselves and our creative sides.

Now guys are getting in on the trend, and they’re bringing their beards on board.”Merman Hair” is all about bright, bold, and multi-colored dye jobs. Incorporating a beard just makes it more intense.

I love everything about it.

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We all know that many female superheroes tend to wear costumes that are impractical at best. Artist Lord Ingvard is working on a series of revamped costumes that are functional but still feminine. He writes:

I love comics and superheroes as much as the next nerd, but the women’s costumes—sweet mother of Moses!—the COSTUMES. At the very least, highly impractical. And at worst, incredibly sexist. I mean, EXTREMELY so. Honestly, I don’t know why women haven’t been a lot more angry and vocal about this kind of thing over the years. Like “Ferguson riot” angry. Don’t get me wrong, I believe that expressing one’s sexuality is a natural, healthy thing, and certainly not something to be censured or shamed, but holly hammer of Thor, there’s a time and a place for everything!

That being said, I just had to take a shot at addressing the most obvious problems. Now, I am not by any means an experienced or accomplished character designer. I am not suggesting these costume re-designs are ideal, or even very good. My main goal was to at least TRY to approach the subject of female superheroes with the degree of logic, equality, and respect they—and their readers—deserve.

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Not only is artist Kevin Wada is both incredibly talented and awesomely humble, but he manages to capture some of our favorite characters in moments that are unique. His recent Black Widow took my breath away.

My favorite part of his tweets are the numerous artists that pop up in the replies. It’s cool to see the admiration they all have for each other.

Check out the tweet after the break.

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Architect and fashion illustrator Shamekh Bluwi has come up with a unique way to combine his two skills into one. He creates paper cutouts of his dress designs leaving large blank spaces. He then holds them up to the real world and lets the city of Amman, Jordan complete the design.

See more examples after the break.

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iron man samurai

It takes a talented and creative mind to imagine this Iron Man Japanese Samurai Warrior armor. Fortunately, we have the opportunity to peer inside the mind of Hong Kong artist Jack Lee.

Lee shot a time-lapse video while he was creating this gorgeous art so we get to see both his skill and the influences that went into creating this stunning Iron Man Samurai. Hopefully, we’ll see it cosplayed at a convention one day.

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We’re going to go ahead and call this “mouth cosplay”. After all, what Laura Jenkinson does is more than just makeup. Her expressions really sell the characters.

We’ve featured her work in the past, but this round includes all sorts of new cartoon characters from The Simpsons to Rugrats and more.

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dinosaur dress

Rawr!

Redditor glimmerlady looks lovely (and deadly) in a Jurassic World-inspired Dilophosaurus dinosaur dress that she made herself.

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Scooby Gang 10s

We’ve seen our share of period makeovers for pop culture characters (the Mike Wrobel Game Of Thrones series comes to mind), but Julia Wytrazek’s Scooby Gang series is something new. In her Behance project, Wytrazek explains that she was inspired by the changes she saw in the characters from their debut in 1969. So, she decided to draw them for every decade of the 20th century.

Keeping their original color schemes, here are her reimagined takes on Velma, Daphne, Shaggy, and Fred. I personally love Daphne in the ’90s and Velma in the ’30s.

See the rest of the series after the break.

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These little cat paws socks are designed protect your floors from scratchy chair legs. They are called “Nekoashi” which translates to “cat feet”. They come in a selection of cats including calico, silver, or brown tabby. Wacky, yes—but so, so cute.

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