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If you’re in search of a beautiful, geeky statement accessory, look no further than TaDa Laboratory. Shop owner Corey Christopher crafts leather cuffs by hand, adds designs based on her sketches, and dyes and paints them. Her work features meticulous art inspired by Iron Man, Agents of SHIELD, Smaug, Captain America, and more. And she takes custom orders – imagine the possibilities!

More of Corey’s creative designs after the break.

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Director Phil Coulson has been feeling compelled to scrawl an alien script on any and every surface since the end of season one on Agents of SHIELD. Tumblr user concertigrossi was inspired by the glyphs and created a double-knit scarf covered in the creepy writing. It’s subtle and fashionable and incredibly creative.

Even cooler? She details the pattern on Tumblr so you can make your very own SHIELD scarf.

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If you’re planning to get Dad a tie this holiday, hold up. Binary Winter has designs that are interesting, a little bit nerdy, and artistic at the same time.

The designs are created and illustrated by Cody and Shea, who silk screen every item by hand and who are committed to keeping it vegan and eco-friendly.

You also don’t pay a lot for that extra homemade love. The ties run $24 and are just some of the things you can find at their Etsy shop.

Head after the break to see more designs.

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As if we didn’t already love Marvel enough, all the recent cinematic universe news has Marvel front and center in our fashionably geek brains. We have a feeling many of you might also be looking for ways to display your excitement for Marvel in your style, so we assembled some everyday cosplay outfits that perfect for showing your love of their classic heroes and villains in just about any situation.

For each outfit we found dresses inspired by Marvel characters along with some heroic cosmetics and accessories to continue the theme and really capture the spirit and style of each character.

From Captain Marvel to Iron Man, after the break you can find seven Marvel-inspired everyday cosplay outfits that will make you the stylish hero (or villain) our universe needs!

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Mystique costume

I like when people put a lot of time and planning into their Halloween costumes, and Redditor drbonedaddy and his girlfriend went all out. He became Gambit, and she put together a rather awesome Mystique costume. She even dyed her contacts! Here’s more info about the build:

Wasn’t easy at all. The spandex suit had to first be landmarked, then painted. Each side took three to four hours and had to be allowed to dry overnight. Applying the latex for the scales on her face and painting it took two to three hours as well. She dyed her hair for the costume which was another hour. So in total it was roughly a 10 hour process over the course of a few days. I’m sure there are some very intricate costumes posted on here, but it really was a painstaking process to make it come together

See another pic of Mystique and of drbonedaddy’s Gambit costume after the break.

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Even though some shoe companies produce rad fandom-themed shoes, your best bet for getting a unique pair of kicks is heading to Etsy and purchasing from a shop like Eclectic Goods. The shop’s owners, Jaquan and Nicole Robinson, paint Converse shoes with characters from franchises such as Star Wars, Doctor Who, The Walking Dead, and Firefly. They work in a lot of detail and nail the likenesses of the characters they paint.

The shoes are made to order, and turnaround time is 3-5 weeks.

Check out more of Eclectic Goods’ work after the break.

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DIY Krang Hat

If you’re not fully committed to making an elaborate Krang from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles costume like this one, you can cheat and simply craft a Krang hat. Instructables user ashleyjlong made the hat for an art gallery project and then realized it would work well as part of a costume. All you need is pink fleece or an already-made pink fleece beanie, felt, black paint or yarn, glue, stuffing, and basic tools.

Creating Krang’s creepy but cute face is pretty straightforward, and this is definitely a project you can tackle in an evening. So, if you still don’t have any kind of Halloween costume to wear, this is a good last minute idea.

See a couple in-progress shots after the break.

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Etsy seller Charming Clay Creation comes up with the best friendship necklaces. We’ve featured her Sherlock and Watson design in the past, and now we’re drooling over her superhero and villain pairings. Each heart-shaped necklace can be worn as one piece, turned into a magnet, or split and shared between friends. They’re handmade from polymer clay, and the designs featured the Joker and Harley Quinn, Captain America and the Winter Soldier, and more. I’m head over heels for them.

Note: the Etsy shop is closed right now but will reopen on October 15th.

See more friendship necklaces after the break.

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These simply beautiful hand-painted Doctor Who shoes are the work of Etsy seller arteclair. They feature a design inspired by the current season’s opening titles with clocks, spinning gears, and of course, the TARDIS. Although this pair has sold, you can contact the seller about getting a Doctor Who design custom made just for you.

See more pictures after the break.

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The era of the 12th Doctor is in full swing, and Etsy products like these hand-painted shoes are starting to trickle in. These sneakers are the work of GallifreyanMarket who has painted them with all sorts of 12th Doctor tidbits. The front features his coat, the sides have the gears and clock seen in the opening credits, and then the back has the best part of all—the intense Capaldi stare. The Doctor is watching your back. Or your ankles as it were.

See more pictures after the break.

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