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subzero beanie mask

Hats and scarves are great and all, but here’s a great way to keep your face warm without inadvertently giving someone a means to choke you should you suddenly be challenged to a “FIGHT!”.

I present the Sub-Zero crochet mask/beanie hat by Etsy seller Sun’s Fashion.

Product Page ($49 via Geeks Are Sexy)

star wars xmas sweater

Fashionably Geek’s own Amy Ratcliffe may have stumbled upon the world greatest sweater for all of your “Ugly Christmas Sweater” needs.

Of course, as she mentions, it’s not ugly. It’s GLORIOUS.

It was made by Redditor imnojezus‘ co-worker by modifying an existing sweater with some needle-felting skills.

But, I’m sure those people who do not worship at the altar of Star Wars will think it’s ugly, which means you can wear it and fulfill your party requirements while still allowing you to feel utterly fabulous.

(via Geek With Curves)

destiny cosplay

Maybe it’s cheating, but cosplayer Sloan Hood has an inside track when it comes to this cosplay for the upcoming Bungie game Destiny.

He’s an artist at Bungie. Which means that he had all kinds of access to the artwork for the costume and the 3D models for the “Thorn” sidearm (which, incidentally, looks frakkin’ amazing).

Apparently, he got his hands on the actual model for the gun from Destiny’s 3D artists, broke it up, and ran it through a 3D printer.

I wonder if he’ll make an extra one for me. :-)

Check it out after the break.

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lady cassandra cosplay

Cassandra cosplay by Hannah Bockenfeld. Photos by Lauren Rapciak.

Check out an additional pic after the break…

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despicable me minion mittens

Whether you’re an adult with chilly hands or you’re trying to keep a baby’s teeny fingers warm, these Despicable Me Minion Mittens come in a size you’re looking for to make sure that your hands are nice and cozy.

They’re handmade, adorable and knitted to warm your heart ;-)

Product Page ($14 via Cheezburger.com)

wonder woman cosplay

I wrote about Kamui Cosplays Armor Making E-Book yesterday, so it’s pretty nice to see her armor front and center in this Wonder Woman cosplay at Comickaze 2013.

She really does amazing work. Check out another view of this gorgeous cosplay after the break.

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sweater pants top

Cozy sweaters are one of my favorite things about cold weather. They make you feel enveloped in warmness. Steven May thinks your legs and butt should get to share in the joy your arms and torso get from sweaters so he’s come up with swants. Sweater pants! Sure, they may look a little silly but how many of us wear tights with character faces all over them? This isn’t so different. I bet this guy can’t wait to make a pair to match his cat sweater.

See more photos of this spectacular creation after the break.

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don't panic towel messenger bag

Don’t panic and always carry a towel! The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is full of useful advice, and it’s worth putting some of it into practice. Blogger Nerd by Night came up with an easy way to be prepared and to always have your towel by crafting a towel messenger bag. It will keep you hidden from unsavory creatures and hold all of your adventuring supplies. All you need to make the bag is one large towel and a sewing machine. Yes, it is that simple. Check out the full tutorial.

(Geek Crafts via Neatorama)

mass effect sweater 1

When there’s not an awesome Mass Effect sweater on the market, all that’s left is for you to hand knit your own. Tumblr user Crafty Consulting Cannibal put together this impressive jumper for a convention. I dig all the details and can’t even imagine how complex the pattern must have been. I would have ended up with a shapeless blob full of different colors instead of a striking one-of-a-kind wearable. Luckily this crafter has way more knitting skills than me!

Check out the back of the sweater after the break.

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gandalf the fabulous

Redditor gnatman64 wins Halloween.

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