avengers

black-widow-cover

Across the globe starting at noon today, cosplayers will be taking over the Internet with one simple, powerful message: #WeWantWidow!

It’s no secret than many fans and feminists alike feel Avengers: Age of Ultron completely dropped the ball with Black Widow. We were all excited to see where this bad-ass assassin would go in her character development in the latest film, and were all pissed when screen time was wasted on a sudden romance subplot. Not to mention the obvious lack of representation in merchandise.

So today, I have coordinated a massive multi-city flash mob of Black Widows. The first of its kind and spanning 16 cities from San Diego to Sydney, cosplayers from around the world are joining forces to send a powerful and positive message: #WeWantWidow.

Read more about this insane cosplay event after the break.

[click to continue…]

adidas-basketball-avengers-pack-detailed-look-138537

Images of Adidas’ upcoming line of retro-style basketball sneakers inspired by the heroes of Avengers have been unveiled.

See Also: Marvel And Adidas Join Forces For Avengers Sneakers And Running Shoes

The new line takes the style of Adidas basketball sneakers from the ’90s and early 2000s and splashes them with the fantastic colors and silhouettes of several members of the Avengers team. Iron Man covers the Adidas Crazy 8, Captain America colors the Adidas Crazy 97, the Hulk is on the Adidas T-Mac 1, and Thor is on the Adidas Real Deal. No details on pricing or a release date thus far.

Take a closer look in the gallery after the break.

[click to continue…]

avenger-tee-shirt-hoodie

For cool summer nights, grab your favorite Marvel Avengers-style hoodie from Etsy shop Kusuriurisan’s awesome collection. There’s both cotton long sleeve and short sleeve hoodie t-shirts available representing Captain America, Hawkeye, Winter Solder, Black Widow, and more.

Take a look at more designs after the break.

[click to continue…]

download

Take some of your favorite Marvel Avengers to the beach this summer (or spend a little time by the pool sipping something cool) by slipping into either this Captain America or Avengers collage monokini. There’s no Hawkeye or Black Widow version, but I figure they’re both too stealthy for beachwear. Maybe a wetsuit and a little jetskiing?

Product Pages: Captain America Monokini / Avengers Collage Monokini ($39.99)

hulkbuster

Xing Yile, a 26-year-old art teacher in China, is clearly a bigger Avengers fan than you are because he went through the trouble to make a life-size Hulkbuster suit.

It took he and assistant two months to build this 3.4-meter, half ton behemoth and he even build a downsized Iron Man as a companion piece.

He’s my new hero.

See more pictures after the break.

[click to continue…]

iiur_cap_amer_shield_backpack

It’s about time this product came into my life. The outside of this Captain America Shield Backpack is made of hard plastic so it’s sturdy and durable for your crazy adventures. On the inside, there’s tons of room to store your costume supplies with a large main pocket, two accessory pockets, and a padded laptop/tablet pocket.

“And to make sure your Avengers: Age of Ultron Captain America Shield Backpack is comfy on your back for long missions, we’ve made it all nice and padded. But even the padding has been geeked out a bit, as it looks just like Captain America’s uniform front! The Avengers: Age of Ultron Captain America Shield Backpack – Stark Industries tested; Captain America approved!”

Check out more pics of this super marvelous bag of holding after the break.

[click to continue…]

dark side of the cube

The Avengers-inspired “Dark Side Of The Cube” is new in our Nerd Approved T-Shirt Store and it’s on sale for just $14 through today. Grab it at a discount while you can!

Product Page ($20 $14)

fa-1024x512

The fantastic Hero Complex Props sole purpose is to help cosplayers improve their costume with accessories using the technology of 3D printing. This impressive Ultron helmet was pulled off by group effort, starting with a 17-year old designer.

Jacob Morin created the helmet using the program Blender then passed off the design to the founder of Hero Complex Props, Michael Ruddy. Using his gMax 1.5 XT 3D printer from gCreate, Ruddy printed the helmet in four pieces. The jaw printed in 13 hours, the ears in 10, while the face and top portion of the helmet required 30 hours each. Although this was a terribly long printing process, breaking it down this way ensured the structure would have the stability and support it needed.

See Also: It’s Hard To Believe That This Ultron Cosplay Is Mostly Foam

The pieces were then delivered to Sean Shaw of Shawshank Cosplay Props for the finishing touches and to create a mold. Shawn glued the pieces together, sanded and polished it with XTC-3D’s Smooth On epoxy. Then the helmet was taken apart in order to create a silicone mold. After the mold was created, the newly made pieces were assembled, spray painted, and outfitted with glowing red LEDs.

Check out photos from the building process after the break. 

[click to continue…]

BlackWidow6-1

We love our male Avengers, but it’s time we start celebrating how awesome Black Widow is. She can more than hold her own in a mega battle with Ultrons, and cosplayer Sadie by Design has captured her perfectly.

Photography: Joe Everson

Check out more awesome Black Widow photos after the break.

[click to continue…]

age-of-ultron-avengers-titan-hero-tech-cosplay

For the premiere of Avengers: Age of Ultron in Thailand, this cosplay group went all out. Partnering with Walt Disney Studios (Thailand), Village’s Hope created these magnificent Ultrons out of EVA foam, PVC leather, and LED lights. Yes that’s right, almost every piece of armor that looks like shiny metal is made of foam.

Mind. Blown.

Check out more of this incredibly detailed cosplay after the break.

[click to continue…]