darth-vader-statueSPOILER ALERT: Jakub Wejher, founder of Wejherowo, Poland in 1643, is actually Darth Vader.

Darth Wejher?

You may be thinking “Isn’t Vladimir Lenin the real Vader?“, but the truth is that his statue is just really into cosplay.

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3D printing company Zortrax (who, given that company name, may also be looking to recruit five teenagers with attitude to take on Rita Repulsa) have provided the files and the instructions to 3D-print this badass superhero mask.

The design is intended to be used with Zortrax’ M200 printer using Z-HIPS printing filament which, to quote their website, is a “thermoplastic polymer allows for high impact resistance making it perfect for prototype enclosures and covers” (and superhero costumes, it would appear). Still, if you don’t have their proprietary printer and fancy-schmancy printing filament the STL files can be fed into any printer. Just the sort of generosity we’d expect from a giant disembodied head in a fish tank.

We might be going overboard with the Zortrax/Zordon thing.

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Johanna, the Crusader of Zakarum, is one of the Diablo characters you can duel as in Blizzard’s Heroes Of The Storm. Reddit user DinoDroppings created this red skin variant and it’s just gorgeous.

She also gave a little extra info on the crafting of the shield and flail, for those of you who want to make your own deadly looking weapons.

My friend Jackie Craft Cosplay made the mace last minute so I could have it with me for Blizzcon. It’s made of worbla, foam and coated in XTC-3D and painted. She has an in depth tutorial here. The shield is all eva foam and the front cross is covered with more foam for the details and then worbla to clean it up.

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This Darth Vader Briefcase definitely makes an impression. It tells everyone in the room that you mean business. Declining profits? Someone’s gonna get choked.

It’s officially licensed Star Wars merchandise and features a handle that’s shaped like Vader’s lightsaber along with a padded sleeve for your laptop or tablet.

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Cold Weather? Blame This Guy

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If it’s cold in your neck of the woods right now, the unbridled magnificence of this Mr. Freeze cosplay by ThunderMoustache is probably to blame.

If there was thunder, well, that was his the awesome power of his moustache.

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We haven’t seen horror manga cosplay before, so Mamakiteru is really in a class by herself. More specifically, she cosplays a single panel from the manga—recreating the scene in real life. It’s awesome and creepy as hell.

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Twitter user Nama Gundam loves Gundam and snowboarding. The sensible thing to do would be to combine these two passions—so that’s exactly what he did.

And yes, that Gundam armor is custom made to be functional snowboarding gear.

See him and his Gundam gang in action after the break.

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When I was growing up, my mom always wanted me to make sure I had a jacket or a cardigan or whathaveyou in case I got cold. I admit, I was a rebel about it and didn’t listen much.

That said, I’d wear the heck out of this Jedi Kimono Cardigan from ThinkGeek. Unlike those scratchy wool things I had as a kid, this cardigan is made of a light, flowy wine colored material emblazoned with the Logo of the Jedi Order in black.

Do I think there’s something dark side about the color choice? Yeah, but that totally doesn’t influence my decision. Nope. Not even a little.

UPDATE: Darth Vader version added. Check it out below.

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1-5Nerf has unveiled two new new foam-firing weapons that will be added to their anti-zombie arsenal this fall. The first, a Zombie Strike Brainsaw Blaster, not only features eight darts fired from either side of the barrel, but also includes a foam chainsaw blade that actually rotates.

Here’s hoping those zombie heads are really, REALLY soft.

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A few days ago, I showed you some very cool new fine art-inspired hair color designs by Ursula Goff. Well, she’s been hard at work and has several new styles inspired by artists like Klimt, Andy Warhol, Monet, Botticelli, and Georgia O’Keefe.

I think Warhol would dig it. Here’s hoping she adds a Lichtenstein and Van Gogh.

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