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Redditor calid7 wins the Reddit Secret Santa gift exchange this year. She received a few gifts from Bill Gates in the annual present swap, including a replica Loki helmet. No really. It was calid7’s “pie in the sky” wish, and he made it come true. Here’s what else he gave her:

The amazing human being Bill Gates sent me a Loki Helmet which i have been dying to own ever since the first Thor movie came out!! He read my “pie in the sky wish” that i filled out in my questionnaire and fulfilled it! I also got an amazing coffee table book of gorgeous pictures of Africa (somewhere i desperately want to go, its on my bucket list!) with an inscription and a Giant microbes polio virus stuffed animal!

On top that, Gates made a donation in calid7’s name to Shot@Life; the charity operates in poor countries and provides vaccinations for kids that need them. Yeah, he rocks.

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Back in February, Fashionably Geek reader Ross Swanson sent us a pic of the epic Zelda tattoo he had done on his leg. If you haven’t seen it yet, do yourself a favor and check it out: it’ll make you want to play a jaunty tune on your ocarina.

Ross had some additional ink work done to the same leg recently, and he was kind enough to send us a pic. Looks great, Ross, and thanks for the tip!

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This fantastic Diablo III cosplay features Stephanie van Rijn as a Demon Hunter and Chris Lambert (Tormantor) as a Crusader. Stephanie got to show off her hard work at Blizzcon and even presented a prize at Tristam’s Got Talent.

Photography: Lexa One Photography

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For the first time in forever, some new Frozen apparel is coming to the market. Japanese fashion label Comme des Garçons has designed some snazzy and artsy t-shirts that feature everyone from Elsa to Olaf and even Marshmallow! You can choose from shirts that are white with printed sleeves (like the one pictured above), an Olaf with polka dots look, and a button down black and white shirt featuring Anna, Kristoff, and Sven. Look for these designs in stores sometime in the next few weeks.

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In the world of fashion designers, Anouk Wipprecht is anything but typical. One of the last creations we saw from her was a chainmail dress that was also a Faraday cage, and the robotic Spider Dress that we featured earlier this year has definitely evolved.

The Spider Dress is an extension of the wearer and uses sensors to detect anyone or anything that encroaches upon their personal space. If someone approaches the person wearing the dress, the animatronic limbs move into attack position. Or, as Wipprecht explains:

Approach the system under calmer circumstance and the dress just might beckon you to come closer with smooth, suggestive gestures.

The dress was 3D printed and runs on Intel Edison. It’s still in the testing phase, but Wipprecht will display the Spider Dress at CES in January.

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You can channel your inner ’80s child with these costume blankets featuring Voltron, Skeletor, and He-Man. Each blanket is 100% polyester and features sleeves for your arms built into a full-size blanket that will keep you warm and cozy all through the winter. The Skeletor version even has a hood.

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This Ame-Comi Holiday Catwoman Cosplay by Leaping Lizard Cosplay is so good that I find myself wishing she had actually made the stand so she could pose exactly like the figure. Liz made the cosplay, which debuted at Holiday Matsuri in Orlando 2014.

I love it.

Photography by Short Fuse Pinups.

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Will there ever be a day when we tire of little Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy? I think the answer is no. He’s too precious and just looking at him is enough to make you smile. Artist steve, a.k.a. geo, created these sweet plastic charms based on the final scene of Guardians, and while they’re not listed in her shop right now, it sounds like they will be eventually.

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Star Wars continues to take the fashion world by storm. We saw Rodarte create some geek couture dresses inspired by the galaxy far, far away last year, and they aren’t the only galactic threads taking to the runway. Indonesian magazine HighEnd hosted a fashion show last week at the Hotel Indonesia Kempinski in Jakarta called “The Masterpiece Strikes Back: A Fashion Exploration inspired by Star Wars.”

Sixteen fashion designers participated in the show and sent outfits inspired by the Millennium Falcon, C-3PO, Queen Amidala, Darth Vader, and more down the catwalk. I adore seeing more Star Wars out in the world – even in the form of wacky dresses.

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I’m not sure what it is about this Captain America Women’s Costume Crop Top t-shirt, but the second I saw it, I thought it was sexy as heck and really cool looking. I may be out of my crop top wearing days, but I’d think this would look great with a skirt and boots. Or jeans…or pajama bottoms…or tactical pants.

I guess I really do like it.

It comes in slim sizes small through XL and it’s in stock now.

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