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With all the conventions on the calendar these days, it’s imperative that each con figure out how to stand out among the crowd. Anime convention KantaiCon manages to do that by taking place on an aircraft carrier, specifically the USS Yorktown. Talk about a unique setting for cosplay photos! Beat Down Boogie was at the convention and put together a cosplay video that shows just how epic the location is.

Watch the video after the break.

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This Chewbacca dog might not pull your arm out of its socket, but he could kill you with cute. The picture was posted by redditor ejara80 whose friend dressed up the little pooch and entered him in a Star Wars costume contest at Petco. He won third place, which seems entirely unjust because he is the cutest ever. Perhaps there was a Jedi mind trick involved in the judging.

(via Tastefully Offensive)

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If you want to put together a quick but fun NBX cosplay, Hot Topic has this The Nightmare Before Christmas Sally Cosplay Dress and a pair of The Nightmare Before Christmas Sally Tights that should do nicely.

Whether you want to wear it as is for an NBX inspired look or go the extra mile with the make up and hair, it’s a pretty good deal and great for someone who doesn’t sew or wants something they can cosplay in and also wear casually.

Check out more pictures after the break.

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Activision and Sony’s Destiny was just released last week, and I’ve already seen a lot of chatter about the sci-fi first person shooter game on social media. If you’re already hooked into the post-apocayptic world of Humans, Awoken, and Exo, Gamer Heaven has chic-looking Hunter, Warlock, and Titan hoodies as well as wallets and cool t-shirts available for pre-order.

See more of Gamer Heaven’s Destiny merchandise after the break.

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Mega furniture store IKEA is a cosplayer friendly place. You can find cheap LEDs and miscellaneous items to use in costumes or simply peruse the vast number of storage options the store offers. IKEA Malaysia took it to another level by hosting an IKEA product look-alike contest. Yes, it’s IKEA cosplay. That means entrants dressed like lamps, clocks, plushies, and alarm clocks—it’s hilarious. I love the creativity on display in photos of the 21 winners.

The prizes? Gift cards for IKEA. Of course.

More terrific entries after the break.

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These beautiful Harry Potter dresses let you relive your glory days at Hogwarts. Each features fabric patterned with the crest of the house of your choosing. Since they’re custom made, you’ve also got a little room to customize choosing either a tank or skater style and the option of short sleeves or even longer or shorter hems.

Product Page ($75 Geekymerch via Boing Boing)

sherlock cosplay

I’ll be honest. A good Sherlock cosplay will make me weak in the knees and this Sherlock cosplayed by Mi-caw-ber definitely caused a bit of a buckle.

The combination of a great cosplay and beautiful photography by ItsLOKI really works.

Check out more of this cosplay after the break.

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selfie hat

If you thought the selfie hairbrush we posted the other day was silly, wait till you get a load of this Selfie-Hat by Acer UK and fashion designer Christian Cowan-Sanluis for London Fashion Week.

The Selfie-Hat spins 360 degrees to let you find you “best angle” and has an integrated Acer Iconia A-1 840 tablet. Acer explains:

“Whilst slowly moving the screen from left to right, not only does the selfie sombrero help the user finding their best angle, but also how to understand lighting, how various expressions can change your face and ultimately create the perfect social media moment”.

“Users can access any apps such as Facebook or Instagram whilst wearing the hat – being on social media never looked so glamorous,” Acer added.

Um…yeah…I got nothing.

Believe it or not, this hat can actually be purchased by appointment. Interested parties can contact “Hans” at the Acer press office for more info.

(via Pocket Lint)

iron giant cosplay

Remember when we posted that really cool Iron Giant cosplay/puppet? Well, Iz Reloaded interviewed the creator Orvis Evans at the Singapore Toy Game Comic Convention.

It’s a great look up look into how this Iron Giant works and what it’s like to take it out for a walk.

The fan reaction is my favorite part. It’s so great to see how many people loved this cosplay.

You can view the video after the break.

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Goodness gracious, great balls of fire, Top Gun pajamas are a thing that exists. Though they’re technically called the “Aviator Onesie,” the back of the onesie says, “I feel the need, the need for sleep.”

The concept is so silly that it’s kind of fantastic. And bonus: the pajamas sound like they’d be more comfortable than actual flight suits since they’re made from cotton. The onesie also has plenty of pockets for… whatever it is you take to bed with you.

See the back of the pajamas – and you really need to see them – after the break.

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