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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)

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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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nails edit

I have a confession about geeky nail art. I love it, but I can’t do my nails to save my life. Which is why I’m a fan of the nail wraps by Espionage Cosmetics.

After the success of their first series, they’re heading back to Kickstarter to fund the new designs. I have to tell you, I think the rewards and the tiers kick some serious tail.

The new designs include art inspired by Sherlock, Little Vampires, authors Clive Barker and Seanan McGuire, Emoji, and they even have a set designed by Bobak Ferdowsi of NASA.

As for rewards, you can get a set of nail wraps for as low $10 but you also get cool things like exclusive nail wraps or a nail wrap humidor (that just sounds cool) for $50—and that reward includes 6 sets of wraps!

You can see some of the nail wraps and rewards after the break.

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Shrek 1

Designers are at New York Fashion week showing of their spring/summer 2015 lines, and Jeremy Scott’s creations feature a lot of Shrek – as in the big green ogre from the DreamWorks Animation films. Scott has items for men and women in the collection including crop tops, bras, and sweaters. There’s even a t-shirt that says “Shrek Happens.” The bold Shrek face design the above model is wearing? It’s already sold out even though it was priced at $270. I wonder what Donkey would have to say about this.

See the collection on the runway in this YouTube video.

Product Page ($225 and up via Betty Felon)

goldeneye belt

Make a fashion statement by embracing the memory of the best Nintendo 64 game ever: GoldenEye 007. Fashion designers If Industries remembers the good ‘ole days and came up with two belt buckles inspired by the game. One features a remote mine, and the one other is modeled on a proximity mine. Yes, they’re amazing, and no, they’re not available for sale – not yet, anyway.

See more pics as well as a video of the belts after the break.

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Rodarte debuted its Fall/Winter line back in February and it featured high fashion clothing adorned with Star Wars images that everyone loved. Now they’ve done an official photo shoot out at Skywalker Ranch with some of the characters in attendance. Who knew Threepio could strike a pose?

Photos by Todd Cole.

Hair by Nikki Providence, makeup by Tsipporah Liebman for Nars Cosmetics, nails by Tsipporah Liebman for Sally Hansen, styled by Ashley Furnival, modeled by Ali Michael at IMG Models.

Photography assistants: Charles Grauke first, Mike Lopez second. Digital tech: Alex Aristei.

See more pictures after the break.

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