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Our shirt store is full of nerdy designs from the best independent artists and they’re all on sale for just $14 this week! But that’s not all:

  • T-Shirts – $14
  • Mens V-Neck – $18
  • Tanks – $18
  • Zip Up Hoodie – $38
  • Hoodies – $35
  • Crew necks – $30
  • BaseBall Tees – $17
  • LongSleeve Tees – $15
  • Scoop Neck – $21
  • Infant Onesie – $15
  • Kids Tees – $14
  • Prints and Canvas 25% Off
  • Mugs – $12
  • NoteBooks – $10
  • Laptop Cases – $30

Head on over to the store and grab your favorite designs at a discount while you still can!

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Pokemania has gone from a simple plague to full on armageddon levels. So now is the perfect time to unload related products—like, for example, this adorable female Pikachu on a new line of cosmetics and accessories coming out of Japan.

Stationary, totes, eyeshadow, nail polish and more have super cute female Pikachu art and colors. Prices range from 150¥ ($1.50 USD) to 3000¥ ($28 USD).

All of this is more cute than I can handle. Check out more products in the lineup below. [click to continue…]

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Adam Savage is a fan of cosplay. It’s one of the many reasons why we love him.

Then we saw this video from the 2016 TED conference. In it, he speaks from the heart about his love of cosplay and the community around it. For him, cosplay is more than a hobby—it’s personal, emotional thing that he still struggles to be comfortable with:

Cosplay as storytelling is really personal to me. It’s also probably the hobby I’m most embarrassed about. Even more than prop collecting, it’s a weird thing to be driven to do. And yet it’s important.

Check out the video below and be prepared to love Adam Savage even more. [click to continue…]

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You know, I was a bit irritated at the fact that my house didn’t have a proper coat closet—until now. Yes, now I am filled with joy because I am “Forced” to use these Vader and Skywalker lightsaber wall hooks for coats and bags and what have you. Hell, I’ll put one up in each bathroom for my robes.

A Jedi can never have too many robes after all.

Star Wars Lightsaber Wall Hooks 2 Pack ($24.99)

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Apparently, this adorable little girl asked for this Ghostbusters costume way back when she was 3 1/2 years old. Now that she’s all grown up, it’s time to answer the call. Check out the entire pic below. [click to continue…]

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We’ve featured the Pokémon Gijinka (humanized) designs of Grumpy Old Bastard Creations in the past, but he’s been hard at work adding to the collection in the months since. In fact, he’s been working on making cosplay props based on the designs. Check out more examples below. [click to continue…]

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July’s Loot Crate theme is FUTURISTIC! The description reads:

Join us as we celebrate the FUTURISTIC! We’ve packed July’s crate with items from some of pop culture’s favorite prognostications of science and the future.

Look towards tomorrow with items from Rick and Morty, Futurama, Mega Man, Valiant Comics and Star Trek including a model, a figure PLUS our monthly tee, collectible pin and MORE!

If you would like to try out Loot Crate for yourself, signup for a subscription and save 10% off your order with the code “NERDAPPROVED”.

Feel free to peruse our monthly reviews to see what a Loot Crate subscription is all about.

Better hurry though—today is your last chance. Signups for The FUTURISTIC crate end on July 19th at 9pm PT.

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Why wear diamonds when you can wear celestial fireworks?

This Celestial Fireworks bracelet features an image of Westerlund 2, a cluster in the constellation Carina, captured by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope.

ThinkGeek then took that already beautiful image and added 15 teeny white LED lights that sparkle. The bracelet’s lights are powered by a rechargeable battery and USB cable that are both included.

Check out more pics below. [click to continue…]

pg vests

We recently spotted our first Pokemon Go cosplay and now we’ve discovered our first Pokemon Go-themed Trainer vests by Volante Design. These vests are handmade in the US and have a zipper pocket on each side to keep basic items secure—like two portable battery chargers. They also have webbing on each side of the hip for other stuff you may want to clip on—like extra battery chargers.

See Also: 6 Must-Have Accessories For Pokemon Go!

Volante also says the first 40 orders will be numbered special editions, so if you want one, you may want to hurry. Check out more pics below. [click to continue…]

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McCall’s continues to expand their fantastic cosplay pattern lineup with three new releases: Valor, Spectral and Resistance.

  • Valor: Create a fantasy warrior for any Realm.
  • Spectral: A Gothic Romane Heroine in search of things that go bump in the night
  • Resistance: Become a Post apocalyptic Freedom Fighter in a faraway galaxy

All three patterns will be available starting today at Cosplay by McCall’s. As always, multiple views are included, along with step-by-step instructions and guide sheets. The outer envelopes are also designed with more room for additional information, sewing tips, line drawings and photo references.

Check out loads of additional pics below (and stay tuned for a short video and McCall’s tutorial on Fashionably Geek in the coming days). [click to continue…]