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Now that’s a happy face right there.

Siena College students created a very special prosthetic for 9-year-old Karissa Mitchell, who was born without a right hand. But what makes the prosthetic so special? Well, it turns out that Mitchell’s favorite movie is Disney’s Frozen, so the Siena students took that theme and ran with it. The ice arm even has a detachable Olaf light!

The college noted that the school’s student run e-NABLE program designed, assembled, and 3D printed the prosthetic. They were also involved with the Iron Man prosthetic designed by Pat Starace back in 2014. When Karissa’s mother, Maria, heard about Starace’s prosthetic, she wondered if e-NABLE could help out her daughter. One of the e-NABLE students, Alyx Gleason, noted that Mitchell was pretty pleased when she got to check out the printed-hand. “Karissa’s face lit up when we showed her a test hand. She is a very deserving girl,” Gleason said.

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Cosplayer Casey Renee loves both Disney and the study of history, which is why she describes her Rococo Belle cosplay as “a dream project”. She writes:

Back in February I finished a dream project of mine. Rococo Belle is a historically accurate version of Belle from Beauty and the Beast. I narrowed the time period down to the 1750s in France and used popular silhouettes such as the boufant wig and the watteau train to construct this beast of a project. It took over 300 hours to make the 9 garments (including socks and shoes) complete with over 2000 beads and pearls. The entire garment weighs 22 pounds with 30 yards of fabric and a wig that Cogsworth (which I also constructed) sits upon.

She says the costume allows her to share her love for Disney and history with children who tend to follow her around.

I can see why! Check out more pics of the costume below. [click to continue…]

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And just like that, sleep will be elusive.

You have makeup artist Chrisspy to thank for your night terrors. Perhaps the best solution is to confront your fears and try this transformation for yourself. Chrisspy will show you how in the tutorial video below. [click to continue…]

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Craftsperson Samuel Lee of Prince Armory has put together this exceptional custom leather armor, based on what he imagines Sauron would have worn during the First Age of the Lord of the Rings lore. Says Lee:

…this design is more focused on a scenario of what might Sauron’s armor looked like in the first age (Far before the well known 3rd age featured in the Lord of the Rings films). I won’t get into the volume of lore left behind by Tolkien but one thing worth noting is that Sauron himself was a capable artisan and armor smith. Perhaps he would feel at home in this armor.

See Also: More Incredible Prince Armory Designs

It’s pretty bloody dazzling, too. Check out more photos below. [click to continue…]

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Ben Templesmith is unleashing his demons in a new Demonogica Collection that includes dresses, tees, and leggings.

They’ll be available for pre-order until July 10th, so you better hurry if you want them before they return to dark below. [click to continue…]

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Let’s be honest – there have been some, shall we say, misteps with Saban’s upcoming Power Rangers movie. First, there was that logo, which looks like something they had an intern knock together in about half an hour. Then there’s Rita Repulsa’s costume, which isn’t strictly speaking terrible but is perhaps a better fit for, say, a Mortal Kombat character. Then there was the Power Ranger uniform reveal, which… well, just look at it. Maybe you saw it before and mistook it for rejected Iron Man concept art.

Artist Carlos Dattoli‘s designs do a far better job of marrying the classic appearance of the Rangers with a more modern design aesthetic. The helmets are far more faithful, while the bodies seem to take some of the better design cues from Superman’s outfit as seen in Man of Steel without losing anything that makes them Power Ranger-y.

Check out more of Dattoli’s concepts for the Rangers below. [click to continue…]

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We’ve had a preview of Elhoffer Design’s Hamilgown Collection, but now it’s ready for opening night. Plus, the photos by Lauren Elisabeth Photography capture both the fun and beauty of the collection and the cosplayers.

What started as Katie’s personal plan to make a dress for when she went to see Hamilton: An American Musical, became a collection—because she never does anything small.

This collection is also more elaborate than much of her previous geek fashion and uses fabric-covered and metal buttons, cuffed sleeves, pocket flaps above side-seam pockets, epaulettes, lace detailing, and more. They’re also light and easy to wear because none of these pieces actually have coats. It’s a very cool illusion due to topstitching and asymmetrical patterning.

I really hope Lin-Manuel Miranda sees this collection. I think he’d be thrilled to see what Hamilton has inspired. [click to continue…]

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Women have more options for geeky clothing than we’ve ever had in the past, but Instagram user Cetine Dale is operating on a level that goes way beyond t-shirts and pajama pants with her series of Star Wars designs. This is geek haute couture at its finest and I’d love to see more of this kind of thing on the runways in Paris. Check out more of her work below. [click to continue…]

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Some of our favorite cosplay is based on unique fanart. This D.Va cosplay by Kitty Lapin based on art by chexgirlfriend is a PERFECT example.

Meanwhile, I’m still waiting for those Warhammer 40K Disney Princesses. [click to continue…]

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Comic Sans, all caps, line breaks, weird kerning, hideous color combinations—this shirt is guaranteed to make just about any graphic designer go into full meltdown mode.

The Best Graphic Designer Shirt ($21)

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