ThinkGeek just took their Bag of Holding concept to the next level with the new Backpack of Holding. The canvas bag is giant and full of places and pockets for you to hold all of your gear for classes, for a convention, or for an adventure. Seriously, Bilbo Baggins needed to have this bag with him on the way to the Lonely Mountain.
One of the coolest aspects is that the top flap can be unfolded to give the bag another 1.5 feet of space so you can carry rolled up posters or cosplay props. Here are all of the important specs:
Brown canvas backpack, designed and made by ThinkGeek!
Chrome d20 badge with “Bag of Holding” proudly printed on the flap
2 3/4″ wide shoulder straps with mesh back for wicking adjust from 19″ to 36″
Top handle for easy grab-and-go
Flap doubles as top of bag & can be unfolded to bring bag up to 2 ft. tall
Flap closes with 2 leather-reinforced, nylon quick-release buckles
Snaps on side of flap keep it in check
Edges of flap/bag reinforced with bias tape
External Dimensions: 18″ tall x 16″ wide x 7″ deep (24″ tall with top of bag unfolded)
Main compartment: 17 1/2″ tall x 11″ wide x 5″ deep
Padded tablet sleeve with hook and loop closure (inside main compartment): 12″ tall x wide x 10 1/2″ wide x 1″ deep (if you choose not to use the closure, this compartment could hold an object up to 17″ tall in standard backpack formation or 23″ tall with top of bag unfolded)
Four pockets (inside main compartment) to hold pens, phone, lipbalm, etc. (no closure, for use only when top of bag is unfolded)
1 zippered front compartment: 9″ wide x 6 1/2″ tall x 1 1/2″ deep
2 zippered side pockets: 4 1/2″ wide x 7 3/4″ high x 1 1/2″ deep
See more pics of the epic backpack after the break.
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I don’t know who’s making design decisions at Hot Topic these days, but I hope they never leave because this new The Nightmare Before Christmas Jack & Sally reversible girls hoodie is perfection.
Feeling more like Jack one day and Sally the other? No problem. Just reverse the hoodie and you’re all set. I love this thing. Seriously.
It comes in sizes XS – 3XL and is in stock now.
Head after the break to see more pictures (including the Sally side).
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Fairy Tail’s Erza Scarlet is a mage with some kickass armor. Koralene Cosplay cast some spells of her own when she made this striking Erza costume because she made craft foam and posterboard look metallic. Even with the lightweight materials, it must have been a challenge to move in the bulky costume.
Photos by L Exposed Imagery.
See more of the series after the break.
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So, you’ve survived the initial onslaught of the zombie invasion. Congratulations! Now, the next step is to build up a tough image–you know, establish a the-apocalypse-is-actually-fun-for-me look. You can go with tire armor or a multi-colored mohawk, but personally, I’d go with this Daryl Infinity Scarf.
Then again, the design might look more badass as a poncho. It works either way.
This scarf is made from 100 percent polyester, and one size fits all.
Product Page: ($30.00)
Date rape drugs are a problem faced by men and women all over. Detecting whether a drink has been doctored with drugs like Rohyphnol and GHB can be almost impossible, but one undergraduate team at North Carolina State University is working on a product that could help. Undercover Colors is a nail polish that changes color if it comes into contact with either of the two date rape drugs mentioned above. All you have to do to test a drink is dip a finger into the liquid. They’re currently in the research and development stage and accepting donations. From the Undercover Colors Facebook page:
In the U.S., 18% of women will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime. That’s almost one out of every five women in our country. We may not know who they are, but these women are not faceless. They are our daughters, they are our girlfriends, and they are our friends.
While date rape drugs are often used to facilitate sexual assault, very little science exists for their detection. Our goal is to invent technologies that empower women to protect themselves from this heinous and quietly pervasive crime.
For our first product, we are developing a nail polish that changes color when it comes in contact with date rape drugs such as Rohypnol, Xanax, and GHB. With our nail polish, any woman will be empowered to discreetly ensure her safety by simply stirring her drink with her finger. If her nail polish changes color, she’ll know that something is wrong.
Through this nail polish and similar technologies, we hope to make potential perpetrators afraid to spike a woman’s drink because there’s now a risk that they can get caught. In effect, we want to shift the fear from the victims to the perpetrators. We are Undercover Colors and we are the first fashion company empowering women to prevent sexual assault.
I hope they get funded and gain wide distribution. Ideally, I’d love to see a product like this stocked at bars and made available for free to anyone who wants to use it.
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These Disney princesses are more than capable of saving themselves, thank you very much. This group of cosplayers imagined much tougher versions of the ladies and debuted their look at Anime Revolution in Vancouver, B.C. last weekend.
Jasmine: Gladzy Kei
Megara: Megan Langan
Elsa: Jessica Nigri
Anna: Vivid Visions
Cinderella: Jessica Roh
Snow White: Andy Rae
Ariel: Caroline Dawe
Photography: The Will Box
See more pictures after the break.
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Her Universe seems determined to get you right in the feels with this new Doctor Who tank top. It’s called Goodbye Raggedy Man and I now have to go find a tissue ’cause there’s something in my eye.
Product Page ($25)
One thing about trends, no matter how well meaning they may be, someone is going to try and make a buck if they can.
That seems to be the case here with this Ice Bucket Challenge costume.
I will say that they get some leeway from me on this for adding a link to ALSA and donating $10 to ALS research for every Ice Bucket Challenge costume sold. But $40 for this is laughable. That having been said, you could probably make your own version of this costume for under $10 and donate the other $30 to ALSA.
Product Page ($39.99 via Mashable)
You may or not be a fan of people who wear clothing emblazoned with colleges they never went to, but I’m betting you’ll change your tune thanks to this Miskatonic University Zip Hoodie.
Winter is coming, after all and you’re going to need to keep warm. I think H.P. Lovecraft would approve.
Product Page: ($48.99)