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Many thanks to cosplayer Jinglebooboo for sending us pics of her amazing Red Sonja cosplay. She notes that it’s based on the Sideshow figure (spot on) and the entire costume was made from scratch.

And don’t even get me started on the photography from WeNeals. Gorgeous.

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strawberry-shortcakeFrom That’s Nerdalicious: Just like those Sanrio erasers that smelled so much like bubble gum that I tried to chew one in second grade, these new Strawberry Shortcake Funko Pops are going to be the death of me because the darn things are SCENTED.

Strawberry Shortcake and Custard, Blueberry Muffin and Cheesecake, Lemon Meringue and Frappe, and Orange Blossom and Marmalade are all going to be Funko Pops with appropriately sized pets—and I’m pretty sure I’ll end up choking to death on Custard at some point when I’m having a sugar craving.

What a way to go.

Strawberry Shortcake Funko Pops ($9.99)

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In the latest episode of Bloodworks – a show that takes a behind-the-scenes look at movie makeup and special effects – host and musician Scott Ian shows us how the Game of Thrones effects artists go about making White Walkers.

As you’ll see below, the transformation is pretty incredible! [click to continue…]

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The first time I saw the trailer for Blizzard’s Overwatch, I knew it was going to be popular with gamers. What I didn’t realize, was just how popular it was going to be with cosplayers.

One of those cosplayers is Fredrik Just, who built a Genji cosplay that looks like armor straight out of the game. It even lights up.

I have a feeling that Fredrik’s entrance into cons is going to be almost as cool as Genji’s entrance in the new “Dragons” trailer. Check out more pics below. [click to continue…]

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And just like that, sleep will be elusive.

You have makeup artist Chrisspy to thank for your night terrors. Perhaps the best solution is to confront your fears and try this transformation for yourself. Chrisspy will show you how in the tutorial video below. [click to continue…]

SONY DSCYou know what would be perfect for a Game of Thrones finale-watching feast? Cookies. I don’t think you’ll find an authentic Westeros recipe in the official cookbook, but you CAN use this GoT-inspired embossing rolling pin to add a little flair to your cookies, crackers, pies, cakes and more.

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Craftsperson Samuel Lee of Prince Armory has put together this exceptional custom leather armor, based on what he imagines Sauron would have worn during the First Age of the Lord of the Rings lore. Says Lee:

…this design is more focused on a scenario of what might Sauron’s armor looked like in the first age (Far before the well known 3rd age featured in the Lord of the Rings films). I won’t get into the volume of lore left behind by Tolkien but one thing worth noting is that Sauron himself was a capable artisan and armor smith. Perhaps he would feel at home in this armor.

See Also: More Incredible Prince Armory Designs

It’s pretty bloody dazzling, too. Check out more photos below. [click to continue…]

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For a split second, I thought this pic from Jason Laboy was from the actual Suicide Squad movie. But no—it’s actually a killer cosplay shoot.

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dark-horse-coloring-booksColoring books for adults are huge right now, and Dark Horse is jumping on the bandwagon in a big way with a new series that kicks off with Serenity, Avatar: The Last Airbender and Bait: Off Color Stories For You To Color by Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk.

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Every now and again, Mark Hamill does something that reminds you that he’s an awesome person and the perfect ambassador for all things Star Wars. For one thing, even though he has over a million followers on Twitter he finds the time to interact directly with fans.

Case in point: when asked by cosplayer Jessica Bentley if he thought it was okay for her to cosplay Luke at a con, Hamill channeled his inner Yoda with the words “gender matters not”.

So there you go—the Jedi Master has spoken.

Check out the tweets below. [click to continue…]