Little Big Barda

It turns out that Big Barda can be adorable and fierce at the same time. Pattie Marcotte of Heroic Girls said Anya wanted to be Big Barda for Halloween this year, and despite the challenges of making the costume, she and her family figured it out. They crafted every part of Anya’s ensemble from the armor to the Mega Rod. The finished outfit is absolutely wonderful.

More pics after the break including a tiny Black Canary.

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Life on the internet can be rough sometimes, which is why having cats that ride around in costumes on Roombas has become a moral imperative.

Luckily for us, Max-Arthur aka Shark Cat is back and he’s all dressed up for Halloween.

Here he is as Princess Jasmine taking us all on a magic carpet ride.

Check out the video after the break.

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Even after all these years, retro gaming is still the one.

Do you long for the days of simpler gaming systems? If so, this ring from Austin Moore’s Earth Art Jewelry and Gem might be for you. The sterling silver band features engraved bricks a la Super Mario Bros. surrounding the game controller, and the A and B buttons feature natural rubies. That’s what we call leveling up.

The ring is made to order and has a 1-2 week turnaround.

See the ring from another angle after the break.

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Infinity Gauntlet dress

The Infinity Gauntlet is a dangerous weapon in the hands of the Marvel villain Thanos. It holds six soul gems, and when the powers of those jewels combine… well, that’s when it’s time to hold onto your butts. One cosplayer took the concept of the powerful gauntlet and turned it into a creative dress. Why wear the Infinity Gauntlet on your hand when you can cover your whole body with it? I think Thanos should adopt this look.

Photo by David Ngo.

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Nail art aficionado The Nailasaurus has put together some fun (and relatively simple) nail art ideas for Halloween, complete with links to tutorials, instructions and pictures.

With designs like Frankenscars, Morticia, Happy Jack, Candy Corn, the Nightmare Before Christmas inspired Patchwork to name a few, you’ll have lots of great ideas to choose from.

Head on over to The Nailasaurus for more info on how to recreate these looks.

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The queen in Aliens 2 is absolutely terrifying, but this one is simply beautiful. It was made by animation director Ashley J. Long and features a headpiece made from 50-60 pieces of cardstock that were carefully arranged and glued together over the course of two months. Jewels were added for a little creepy sparkle and the whole thing sits atop a bike helmet that secures it to her head.

There’s also a paper mache egg and a spine made from aluminum. Add a very elegant black dress and you have a seriously stunning outfit.

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Star-Lord Lolita Dress

I have no doubt that Peter Quill’s red Star-Lord jacket from Guardians of the Galaxy will be all the rage at Halloween parties this year. It’s easy to find a jacket that resembles what he wore in the film, and all you need to add to sell the look is a walkman. If you wanted to put something a little different together though, you can’t go wrong with this lolita-style Star-Lord dress by Siren.

Though I adore the red overcoat, my favorite part of this costume design is the Awesome Mix messenger bag. I bet we’ll see a cosplayer tackle this look when convention season swings back into gear.

(Nicholas Slayton via TMS)

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Father Daughter Star Wars Halloween

Tom Burns is showing us all just how great and supportive a father can be by dressing up as Princess Leia to compliment his daughter’s Han Solo costume for Halloween. Initially, his daughter wasn’t sure if she would be allowed to dress as Han Solo for Halloween, since she was a girl and Han Solo was a boy. Tom immediately used the power of the internet to show his daughter that many women successfully rock a genderbending Han Solo cosplay.

Then Burns’ daughter hesitantly suggested, “If I’m a Han Solo, you should probably be Princess Leia, I guess?”

Read what Burns did next after the break!

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castiel costume dress

Pair this Supernatural Castiel Costume Dress with this set of black wings and you’re all set to help fight the Apocalypse or just try and work out you feelings about someone.

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