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Liam Porter just got a very cool 3D-printed arm that looks like it belongs to a Clone Trooper. It was made by e-NABLE who 3D print limbs for kids who are growing too quickly to qualify for regular versions. John Peterson made the limb for Liam after being inspired by a group of cosplayers at Maker Faire. They even showed up when Liam got his new arm making it a moment the boy will likely never forget.

See Also: This Steampunk Prosthetic Leg Is A Clockwork Wonder

See the video after the break.

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David Bowie makes me feel like a slacker. He’s successful and has accomplished much over his long career, and also, he’s changed his look repeatedly. I’ve left my hair in the same basic cut and style for years.

In fact, Bowie has sported many fantastic hairstyles. Artist Helen Green illustrated them and created a gif I can’t stop looking at.

See a black and white one sheet by the same artist after the break.

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These gorgeous pictures show us how Frozen characters would look in traditional Chinese garb called Cheongsam. It’s the work of Constable-frozen who created these computer-generated versions of Anna and Elsa that puts them in China instead of Norway. We’d love to see this movie.

See more pictures after the break.

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The ShoeFury goodness just keeps coming. This time around, we’re going Alice In Wonderland-themed with this Cheshies design by Emilie B.

Done in purple and black, you get a smiling Cheshire Cat on the outside and the swoop of that tail on the inside of your foot.

Head after the break to see more pictures.

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Not a bad looking shirt right? Well, take a closer look at the pattern after the break…

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More good stuff out of ShoeFury. This design by Orlando Aracena is titled “Alien Rage”. You may have seen it in this Alien 35th Anniversary poster round up. It definitely looks cool in this new iteration.

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Batman V. Superman is set to be a blockbuster of a film and it will include the big screen debut of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. Although we are excited to see the character, her outfit is less impressive. This version, by Dave Paget, is much more in line with what we want to see in the movie. Who do we need to call to make this happen?

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English comedian Adam Buxton recently flipped through the Star Wars Annual with his 5-year-old daughter, and she has some very specific thoughts about Leia’s infamous metal bikini outfit in Return of the Jedi. Her opinion probably isn’t what you’re thinking because it turns out that she likes the Slave Leia look. She knows Jabba the Hutt is bad, but she thinks he “chose a really nice dress” and she likes the way it all comes together and pairs with Leia’s braided hair. She sums it up, “It’s actually a pretty good look for her.”

Buxton tells his daughter that some people think the outfit is demeaning, but her response? She thinks it’s quite nice and she doesn’t care if people don’t agree. It’s flipping adorable and hilarious.

You have to watch the amazing video and hear her commentary after the break.

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In the world of fashion designers, Anouk Wipprecht is anything but typical. One of the last creations we saw from her was a chainmail dress that was also a Faraday cage, and the robotic Spider Dress that we featured earlier this year has definitely evolved.

The Spider Dress is an extension of the wearer and uses sensors to detect anyone or anything that encroaches upon their personal space. If someone approaches the person wearing the dress, the animatronic limbs move into attack position. Or, as Wipprecht explains:

Approach the system under calmer circumstance and the dress just might beckon you to come closer with smooth, suggestive gestures.

The dress was 3D printed and runs on Intel Edison. It’s still in the testing phase, but Wipprecht will display the Spider Dress at CES in January.

Watch a video of the dress in action after the break.

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Star Wars continues to take the fashion world by storm. We saw Rodarte create some geek couture dresses inspired by the galaxy far, far away last year, and they aren’t the only galactic threads taking to the runway. Indonesian magazine HighEnd hosted a fashion show last week at the Hotel Indonesia Kempinski in Jakarta called “The Masterpiece Strikes Back: A Fashion Exploration inspired by Star Wars.”

Sixteen fashion designers participated in the show and sent outfits inspired by the Millennium Falcon, C-3PO, Queen Amidala, Darth Vader, and more down the catwalk. I adore seeing more Star Wars out in the world – even in the form of wacky dresses.

See more photos from the event and design sketches after the break.

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