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Live-action DC Superhero costumes have come a long way… or at least, most of them have. Reddit user hitokirivader created a unique tribute to the evolution of Superman and Batman costumes—he also included a nice jab to help remind everyone just how little cinematic attention the one true Amazonian princess, Wonder Woman, has received in the last few decades.

Check out the costumes after the break…

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tardis oxfords

Shoes with geek flair make me happy, and though I’ve seen plenty of decoupaged and painted footwear, I haven’t seen anything quite like these nerdy oxfords by Sew What By Monica before. She buys oxford style shoes in the size you specify, paints and seals them, and adds Doctor Who fabric. They’re beautiful and even though the patterns are obvious, they have a more classy look to them than painted shoes.

She has styles featuring the TARDIS and Gallifreyan writing. The shoes even come with a matching bow for your hair! Turnaround time for the oxfords is 3-4 weeks.

See more pics of the shoes after the break.

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megacon hiccup

MegaCon happened in Orlando a couple of weeks ago, and it was overflowing with terrific cosplay. Jen of EPBOT captured tons of great costumes, and the Hiccup pictured above is one of my favorites. I love that he has a tiny Toothless by his side and just look at the viking vest and boots. Aww! Now I want to watch How to Train Your Dragon.

She also spotted a very cool and very detailed Pink Decepticon cosplay. Check out those pictures after the break.

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Speaking as a Mom, you have no idea how close every single one of us comes to making this type of mistake on a daily basis. Personally, I live in fear of Spirit Week and the possibility that I’ll send my daughter to school with Crazy Hair on Mismatch Day and she’ll be traumatized for life. For this kid, it’s too late. You can just see on his face that this moment will be the one that has him in therapy in his thirties. The day Mom mixed up Pajama Day and Picture Day will never be forgotten.

(reddit via Happy Place)

batman disney princess

This Batman as a Disney Princess cosplay by Sunday Cosplay was inspired an awesome drawing that’s been doing the rounds on the internet over the last couple of years.

It makes sense. I mean, we already know Batman is into cosplay. Maybe he likes to cosplay as a Disney Princess on weekends.

It could happen!

Photo by Decade Three Pictures.

Hit the jump to see the inspiration and another great photo after the break.

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skyrim amulet of mara

Skyrim has a lot of options on the roleplaying side of the game. Your character can be friendly and flirt and can even enter into a marriage with another character if the Amulet of Mara is present. It unlocks certain dialogue that’s not otherwise available. So, when Sarah Briody’s boyfriend wanted to propose and incorporate their mutual love of Skyrim into the special occasion, he gave Sarah an Amulet of Mara first.

Sarah told Kotaku:

“He gave me the amulet and while I recognized what it was—it didn’t really click as to WHAT it was. I put it on and he started to smile from ear to ear. Then he said:

‘Is that an Amulet of Mara? I’m surprised someone like you isn’t spoken for.’

“Then it finally registered that he was proposing! He got down on one knee and slipped the ring on my finger.”

D’aww! As you can see from the picture above, she of course said yes.

(Reddit via Kotaku)

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I don’t know how tattoo artist Nika Samarina does it, but these are some of the most vibrantly colored tattoos I’ve seen in my life. The ink looks like it was painted on instead of embedded into the skin!

Her work definitely has a signature look and feel.

Head after the break to see more.

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GOT Nail Art nailasaurus

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cardboard iron man

The Stan Winston School of Character Arts knows a thing or two about creating creatures, so there’s something really fun about hearing the sheer amazement in their voices when they’re looking at the work of Taiwanese student and Cardboard Artist Kai-Xiang Xhong.

Xhong and the SWSCA talked about a year ago. They saw some of his work and were blown away by it, so they asked him to let them know about any new work he did. As they put it, “We anxiously waited for nearly a year to see what he would create next, and we were blown away to see all of his new work, including a full-size, wearable CARDBOARD IRON MAN SUIT!!!”

Head after the break to see more pictures and the video of their conversation. It’s pretty awesome.

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Crusader costume flying

Do you drool over beautiful costumes and lament the fact that you can’t sew? I’ve been there, but you know what? An inability to sew or a schedule that’s too busy for making intricate ensembles doesn’t mean you can’t cosplay. You can simply commission someone else to make a costume for you. I’ve had a few costumes made, and though each experience is different, the basic steps are the same: choose your dream costume, find a seamstress/seamster, send in measurements, pay, and receive a ready to wear costume. It’s kind of like magic.

If you’ve been thinking about commissioning a costume of your own – maybe an Elsa ensemble? – we’ve broken the process down step by step. Read more about it after the break.

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