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Australian cosplayer Major Sam owned the Sydney Oz Comic Con thanks to an incredible Carlotta cosplay from The Phantom Of The Opera that won her the OZCC Champions of Cosplay award.

The cape took about 60 hours to make and 3,000 plus beads were individually sewn in. Now that’s dedication.

Sam also cosplayed Miss Kitty from The Great Mouse Detective at OZCC, so we included a picture of that cosplay as well, but it’s easy to see why Carlotta won the weekend.

See more pictures after the break.

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Guess What? PokéButt!

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It’s all about cute PokéButts thanks to Japan’s Pokémon Center Hip Hop! Parade! collection.

Pikachu, Piplup, Chirutto, and more of your favorites are bottoms up and adorable in everything from plush to bags to boxers.

In other words, it’s a bunch of adorbz.

See more pictures after the break.

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Ordinarily, Monopoly tears people apart. This might be the first time the game ever brought people closer together.

Justin Lebon hired wood-worker Mark Becker to create this gorgeous custom Monopoly board as a unique way to propose to his girlfriend Michal Ott. He writes:

The reason I chose a homemade monopoly board is because: A) it’s michals favorite game B) we play on a “Glenmoor monopoly” board I made in high school, and it’s missing pieces :/ it’s fun, but when you pull a chance card that says “go to reading railroad” and nothing on the board matches…. It makes it kinda difficult. Anyways, monopoly board idea is born. All of the spaces have a special meaning to us.

I handed her a pair of loaded dice. They would only allow her to roll a 7. The number she needed to land on Chance. That’s where I put the “will you marry me card” Michal takes the dice. Rolls a 7. Says” Ooh a Seven! 1,2,3,4,5,6,7! Ooh, Chance!…”

She reads the chance card out loud “…Will you marry me?” and said “is this REAL!?” I said ” what else does the card say” … Michal replies “If yes advance to luxury tax” After michal quickly moved her piece to luxury tax I got down on one knee and poured my heart out. I said everything I wanted to say and took my time. It was great. Then I reach down into my pocket and pulled out.. A long Wire key. Michal had gone through a lot at this point and was still trying to put it all together. I asked her if she would marry me. She said yes. I asked if she wanted to see something really cool. She nodded her head up and down. I took the wire key and popped open a secret door underneath the luxury tax.

Check out all the details of the board and the proposal story in the gallery after the break…

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Netflix And Chill Is On Tinder

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I do believe imgur user vrpowell2000 just sparked a thousand Halloween costumes with his new Tinder profile pic.

(via Mashable)

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When Canadian-based cosplayer Vicky Lau from Vivid Vision was invited to showcase her cosplays at Western Canada Fashion Week, she became the first designer ever to have cosplay included in the event—we hope she’s just the first of many.

Lau not only made all the cosplays for this showcase, but both the Battle Princess Anna and Heart Seeker Janna cosplays were original designs. I love the Battle Princess Anna and I’d love to see an Elsa version.

See more pictures and a video after the break.

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October Theme

Loot Crate has announced their subscription box theme for October, and given the impending Back To The Future celebrations on October 21st, it comes as no surprise that the theme is “Time”:

October’s theme is time and we are going back to the future to give you some of the wibbly wobbly details with our 100% exclusive (including t-shirt and Funko POP!) TIME crate!

We’re celebrating the 30th anniversary of Back To the Future (in the month and year Marty McFly travels to in Back to the Future Part II, the timeless appeal of Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (The Movie) and the timey-wimey charm of Doctor Who!

If you’re interested in jumping in to a Loot Crate subscription with “Summon”, you can get 10% off your subscription when you use the code “FASHIONABLYGEEK” at checkout.

If you’re game to jump in to a longer subscription, you can save 15% on a 3-month subscription for a limited time in our Nerd Approved Deals Store!

Check out our monthly reviews to see what a Loot Crate subscription is all about.

Signups for the “Time” crate end on October 19th. And don’t forget that one lucky looter will receive the MegaCrate on their doorstep. Find out what’s inside after the break…

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Dragons, elf ears, silver, and skill all come together in these gorgeous ear cuffs by Etsy seller ManikID. The beauty of the designs coupled with the delicate look of the silver feel like they’ve been pulled from the pages of a fantasy novel or movie and it’s hard to look at them and not want them all.

See more designs after the break.

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When I was a kid, I wanted to be a mermaid because I thought they were beautiful, amazing creatures. Of course, when I got older, cold hard reality ruined everything.

Maybe you can’t be a real mermaid, but you can definitely pretend in a very realistic way. There’s even a hobby called Mermaiding, and one part of that hobby is all about tailmaking.

This silicone tail tutorial gives you an idea of just what goes into tailmaking and it’s pretty impressive! Tails can weigh 35lbs or more and custom tails can run into the thousands of dollars. But a skillfully crafted tail is definitely beautiful.

See more pictures of the final product after the break.

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Imperator Peachiosa [Cosplay]


How great is this?

Cosplay by Emily Finke (a.k.a. Seelix). Photo by Matthew Sperzel Photography.

Head after the break to see the art that inspired this awesome Imperator Peachiosa cosplay.

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After undergoing spinal fusion surgery, redditor “Penguinz90” was required to wear a large neck brace that she thought might “freak out” the kids she teaches in her science class. In order to reduce the risk, and add some style to what is otherwise a completely utilitarian object, she decided to unleash some steampunk imagination:

I dyed the foam insert hot pink, then got a black oil based paint Sharpie and colored the plastic and Velcro straps black, then added the steampunk gears with hot glue. I took it off and leaned my head back on a recliner to color it, put it back on to dry off then glued everything on while looking in the mirror.

As you can see in the photo above, the result could lead to a new career in the jewelry business—not to mention the burgeoning world of custom nerdy medical gear (which includes wheelchairs, helmets and prosthetics).

(via Neatorama)