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Tested recently took a trip to the Immortal Masks workshop in Southern California to give us a behind the scenes look at how they make stunning, freakishly lifelike creature masks.

Check out more of these amazing masks after the break along with the behind the scenes video.

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iron man hand

Mechanical designer Pat Starace may have created one of the coolest prosthetics ever with this Iron Man 3D-printed glove.

It’s a functional prosthetic that can be fitted with a number of technical and fun additions from LED “lasers” to voice control. In essence, a child can overcome a physical challenge and feel like a superhero at the same time.

Pat’s hoping to put this into mass production, however, he’s currently taking individual requests for now. I hope someone decides to help him develop these because I think it’s an amazing idea.

Check out the video after the break.

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tardis flats

Is there such a thing as too much glitter? Catherine of Aisha Voya Creations was worried that these Exploding TARDIS ballet flats might have a bit too much glitter, but I’m going to go on the record as saying there’s no such thing.

Hand painted and hand glittered, these pretties are made to order as are many of her designs, all of which are very cool and awesomely geeky.

Head after the break to see more of these Exploding TARDIS flats, Dalek flats and Weeping Angel flats.

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bowser

He calls himself a Dancin’ Fool on Reddit an The RPF, but I’d call him a darn good costume maker thanks to this Bowser cosplay.

It always amazes me to see what time, effort, and some EVA foam can create.

Check out more pictures after the break. The one with little Mario is my favorite.

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dc oh noes

Female geek friendly apparel has come such a long way that it almost hurts my neck from whiplash when I see something this…bad.

The Superman version first came to my attention thanks to a tweet by fellow Fashionably Geek contributor Alan Kistler (thank you Alan!) which cut pretty much to the heart of why they were so…icky. Apparently,  Wonder Woman is a thing to win and girls can only grow up to be Batman’s wife. Amazingly, someone at DC approved these designs.

It’s a bummer because there are a lot of licensed tees out there that empower women to BE the superhero instead of belonging to one.

In this day and age, it’s too bad that these these regressions still happen. However, I content myself with the knowledge that, overall, things are better than they used to be and that we’re making strides all the time.

(via The Mary Sue)

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Rene Auberjonois recently shared this rather horrifying picture on twitter so we’d have enough nightmare fuel to make it until Halloween. It shows the Star Trek actor in the process of removing the makeup that turned him into a Changeling.

He said it took about two and a half hours to turn him into Odo, and that he couldn’t wait to take the masks off at the end of the day. Still, he kept a few when the show ended. Now he’s using them to raise money for a good cause, as he’s auctioning one of the masks to support Doctors Without Borders.

Check out the tweets after the break…

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Galaxy beard

If you have a long beard, it seems like a moral imperative that you must fancy it up once in a while – with something other than crumbs. Redditor delpaint gets crafty with his beard, but his latest modification is especially wonderful: behold, the galaxy beard! He used large flakes of glitter to create the sparkly effect and noted that, “No amount of hot showers will get rid of the glitter on me now.” He’s probably right.

(via Neatorama)

Enterprise NCC1701 messenger bag

As a sucker for messenger bags, I can’t have just one. In the case of this Star Trek Enterprise NCC-1701 messenger bag, you get something that lets you show your Star Trek love with a front flap that depicts the hull of the NCC-1701 and custom buckle hardware inspired by the auxiliary engine.

It measures 18-inches long x 12-inches tall x 5 1/2-inches wide and has flap pockets, zipper storage, and an inner padded pocket that can fit a laptop measuring up to 15-inches long.

Product Page ($79.99 via Geek Alerts)

all men must die

Here’s a t-shirt write up that comes with it’s own trivia factoid. According to ThinkGeek’s website, HBO’s Game of Thrones employs a comic book artist and writer to do their storyboarding, and the three-eyed sword raven that we’ve seen featured so prominently in the Season 4 advertising was created by comic book artist William Simpson (Batman, Judge Dredd, Hellblazer).

I didn’t know that until I saw their All Men Must Die Ladies’ Long Sleeve Tee with that same awesome raven design.

Product Page ($24.99)

Capture

If you’re working on anything Tron related for your next cosplay, then you’re going to love this fancy new thread made by Corning. It comes in a variety of colors, is flexible, and can be used in everything from cars to household decor to clothes. Think of the possibilities!

It’s called Fibrance and this fiber-optic thread just needs a light source like a laser pointer to let loose its glow. When it’s not doing its Tron thing, the thread is so thin that it’s basically invisible.

See the video after the break for more info.

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