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Cosplayer Parker Nettles may be little, but he has big dreams. He also has a dad who’s a photographer and encourages his cosplaying. Talk about a perfect pair.

Last year, Parker cosplayed as Link. This year, he wanted to cosplay as the new Spider-Man aka Miles Morales. His dad John Nettles thinks he was inspired by a Miles cosplayer he met at HeroesCon back in 2014.

John explained that Parker went as the Peter Parker Spider-Man and the Miles Morales cosplayer “took some time and posed with Parker, taught him how to do a ‘spidey squat’, and overall left a great impression on my son and that helped make his FIRST con experience so much more magical.”

Awwwwww!

From the pictures, you can definitely tell that Parker’s going to be a cosplayer for a long, long time. See more below. [click to continue…]

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Fans of the classic Miyazaki film, My Neighbor Totoro might enjoy these stylish and versatile pouches from Etsy seller HachiCorp.

There are two versions available—one featuring Totoro and the other Catbus. Check out both designs below. [click to continue…]

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Of all the Assassin’s Creed games, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag was by far the most fun. I mean, you could spend the vast majority of the game sacking ships and bombarding forts—what’s not to love there, right?

Speaking of swashbuckling pirates, Leon Chiro‘s cosplay of Edward Kenway from Black Flag is entirely on point. Check out a few videos of the cosplay by Simone Chierici below. [click to continue…]

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Roughly three weeks ago, the Internet was introduced to the goth fantasticness of a black bath bomb sold by Bella Muerte clothing and promptly lost its everloving mind. Myself included.

Because of the popularity, the black bath bomb (aptly named Black As Your Soul) and other bombs like Nightmare (purple/black), Bathory (red) and Hell Fury (black/orange) have all sold out.

However, don’t cry and mess up your eyeliner yet because the lovely and talented Corinne over at ThreadBanger made a tutorial so you can DIY as many of these bath bombs as your dark little soul can handle.

She also made a couple of bathtime bonus items that are ready to blacken the rest of your body as you soak.

Check out the video below. [click to continue…]

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We’ve seen many a Iron Man cosplay, but this is the first with realistic looking thrusters.

The effect was created by Wayne Berendhuysen from EHV Props using CO2 and 10-watt floodlight LEDs. He describes this MK 39 cosplay as his “Eleanor” (referencing Gone In 60 Seconds).

See more of the effect in action in the video below. [click to continue…]

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Thanks to BeatDownBoogie, you can check out ColossalCon’s legendary cosplay pool parties in glorious 4K.

If you watch this in the tub with a margarita it’s almost like being there! [click to continue…]

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We’ve seen a full zip Colossal Titan cosplay hoodie, and now Attack On Titan fans of the option of casually cosplaying as Mikasa.

This is actually one of the more elaborate costume hoodies we’ve seen. It comes with the cropped jacket, the white shirt, and her signature scarf that doubles as a hood.

Check out more pics below. [click to continue…]

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Fire, ideally, belongs in three places – in a fireplace, in a grill, and far away from Southern California’s many forests and brushes. Of course, it appears Sufficiently Advanced didn’t get the memo, as they’ve only gone and made a bloody mask that shoots flames out of your eyeballs.

Drawing inspiration from Cyclops, X-Men’s fearless leader and occasional whiny crybaby (in the movies, at least), this helmet shoots two streams of fire in whatever direction the wearer happens to be looking.

It makes this seem like a sensible DIY project.

Check out a video of the contraption in use below. [click to continue…]

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Need I say more?

How about the fact that these cute ankle socks are made for grown ass women?

Yeah.

Darth Vader Ankle Socks ($6)

(via The Kessel Runway)

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Bandai figured out exactly what anime loving ladies want—and they just opened it in Tokyo Station.

The store’s official name is Otona Joshi Biyori and roughly translates to “A Fine Day for Adult Girls”. That right there is the best name I’ve seen in a while because it perfectly describes this store full of anime themed makeup, accessories, clothes, and other little things you NEED right this minute.

This is Bandai’s first “character beauty shop” and it’s targeted directly at women in their 20s and 30s. If you’re a fan of Sailor Moon and Hello Kitty it will blow your mind.

Now I just need them to open one in L.A.

Check out more pics below. [click to continue…]