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Though all the Incredibles in Pixar’s superhero film of the same name are endearing and likable, Violet is my favorite. The shy girl with invisible powers is special, and I want to be friends with her. I think we’d understand each other. Cosplayer Tsuki No Ookami did a wonderful job with her Violet costume and looks like she popped right off Pixar’s concept art pages. Photoshop displays of superhero power don’t always work, but I think they do a great job of showcasing Violet’s skills in this case.

Photos by Fimolicious.

More of the series after the break.

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A superhero has to keep up with the times, as evidenced by this poster with the uniforms of the X-Men in their many incarnations. It’s the work of artist Rogan Josh who has drawn all of them and even included pithy quips from the X-Men on their feelings about their uniforms. The poster is available in a variety of sizes so you can decorate your home with a little X-Men fashion.

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woman as parrot bodypaint

When you look at this picture, you see a parrot. That’s what you’re supposed to see.

But it’s not a parrot. It’s a woman bodypainted and posed to look like a parrot.

What’s really amazing is that, even if you see her, you can go back and look at it and see a parrot and enjoy it just as much.

This little bit of gorgeousness was created by artist and former world champion body painter Johannes Stoetter, who put 4 weeks of planning and 4 hours of painting into this one perfect image.

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Barbie dolls have an insanely large wardrobe. They come with extra outfits and accessories, but none of them come with armor. What if Barbie needs to make a stand on the battlefield? She’d be screwed! Luckily, Jim Rodda is helping Barbie be prepared by Kickstarting 3D printed medieval armor sized to fit her. Awesome.

He’s already designed a prototype (pictured above) and is planning to fancy it up to fit into Barbie’s style. Yes, it will include a sword and shield. The Kickstarter will enable him to distribute digital files that backers will then need to get printed. I’ve got to say, I think the armor suits her.

See an additional photo and the Kickstarter video after the break.

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Capcom currently has this beautiful Mega Man jacket up for preorder on its site in both men’s and women’s cuts, but they won’t actually be made if they don’t get at least 200 preorders for the men’s and 100 for the women’s by March 31st.

Designer Enzo Volante (who’s work we’ve featured in the past) has done a great job of capturing Mega Man with little details like a yellow zipper to mimic a buster gauge. If you want one, put in your preorder before time runs out!

If the campaign is successful, then they jackets will officially be available on July 23rd.

See the women’s version after the break…

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Want to get all wrapped up in tentacles? Stop your search here. DeviantArt user KTOctopus whips up fantastical and eye-catching jewelry sets full of octopus goodness. She uses a variety of polymer clay colors to craft the necklaces, bracelets, and earrings, and seals them so they’ll last for a while – that doesn’t mean you should take them under the sea though.

She’s created several tentacle jewelry sets, and the most amazing pieces are the necklaces. Just look at how gigantic and awesome they are! It’s a statement piece you could pair with a simple dress or incorporate into cosplay. I’m drooling.

More examples of the striking pieces after the break.

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thief cosplay

Thief cosplay by Lyz Brickley Cosplay. Photo by Darshelle Stevens.

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Black Milk Clothing has been launching product left and right. Their Batman line recently hit the web, and in just ten days, they’re expanding their superhero collection. While it’s still all about DC Comics (this Marvel girl has a sad face), it focuses on non-Gotham City heroes.

You’ll be able to choose from Wonder Woman and Superman suits with capes, a Rorschach tee, a Black Freighter tee, and star covered leggings that look like they’d be at home in Wonder Woman’s closet. The line also features shiny blue and silver pieces, and a sexy and fun Catwoman bodysuit design. You’ll be able to acquire these items at 9am AEST on March 27th.

Check out more of the line after the break.

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kimono tardis

Cosplaying doesn’t have to be an uncomfortable experience. Designer Darling Army developed adorable yet low maintenance cosplay pinafores, and now she’s figured out how to create cosplay kimonos. She used a “ton of fabric and lace for them,” and they have three parts: the skirt, the jacket, and the obi/sash. That means you can wear it at least three different ways!

She already has designs featuring the TARDIS, Link, and Elric. She’ll be opening her shop for orders for the stylish pieces soon!

See a couple more styles after the break.

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Photos courtesy of Paul Pape and Paul Michael Design/Etsy

Geeks are quite creative when it comes to memorable events in their lives—especially weddings and proposals. For the most hardcore fans, ring boxes and even the engagement rings themselves get specialized with a geeky theme. It’s a big moment when you decide to spend your life with someone who is probably just as, if not more, passionate about a fandom as you are. What better way to make them remember that moment forever than by having the items in your proposal be geeky too?

Over the years we’ve shown you a number of amazing custom made rings and ring boxes with themes from Batman to World of Warcraft. But how are these works of geeky art created? If you’re interested in making a special custom engagement ring or ring box but don’t know where to start, we have you covered.

We spoke with two of the best in the business, Paul Michael Design and Paul Pape Designs about how you can have your own custom engagement ring or ring box made. Take a look inside the process with our guide and find some inspiring photos after the break.

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