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Nathan Fillion became the Dark Lord of the Sith to help raise funds for the 501st and the Make-a-Wish Foundation. He makes a stunning Darth Vader and you can purchase a print of Lord Fillion along with a very attractive Chewbacca to help support the cause. That’d be Make-a-Wish, not the Empire.

See the making-of video after the break…

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Tina Fey was one of the guests at the recent gala “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Cure Parkinson’s” and, citing the inability to score a dress and get her hair done, dressed a lot like Marty McFly.

She was, as always, awesome and adorable.

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Horses go onto the field of battle with armor, so why shouldn’t your guinea pig be afforded the same courtesy? Lucky looks like he could take on an army of Orcs, but sadly he passed away recently. His owner has decided to auction off Lucky’s armor with the proceeds going to Metropolitan Guinea Pig Rescue in Virginia. You can get some incredible handmade armor for your guinea pig and be helping his furry friends at the same time.

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From the Press release:

Arkham, MA (March 15, 2013) – On view from April 1 through June 2013′s Full Moon, at Pickman Gallery, Arkham, MA: A Tremulous Song, the Miskatonic Valley Through a Child’s Eyes.

As part of a county-wide effort to promote and support Miskatonic Valley early education programs, the Pickman Gallery will be displaying artwork created by Hangman’s Brook Family Center student, Lilith Barrial.

A public reception with Pickman Gallery staff and the faculty and students of Hangman’s Brook Family Center will be held at Pickman Gallery on March 31, 2013, from midnight until 3am. No RSVP required. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches generously provided by the Arkham Asylum Rehabilitation and Reassimilation Project.

As part of the newest BPAL update, scents will be released based on the Tremulous Song series and proceeds will be donated to First Book, an organization that distributes books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low-income families throughout the United States and Canada.

Each of the scents is listed with the artwork that inspired it, the medium, the artist explanation and a scent description. For example, CYKRANOSH (photo above) is done in “Construction paper and glue, 2013″, is described as My Saturn has all the rings & a scent description of “Sour gummi bears, cherry cordial, and apricot preserves”.

Check out more artworks and associated scents after the break.

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Although most people see cosplayers as just people who like to dress up, many cosplayers use their incredible costumes to help raise money for charities. A great example is the 501st which is a worldwide costuming organization that doesn’t charge for appearances, but instead requests a donation be made to a charity in their name. If you’re a Star Wars fan, then having your local garrison of the 501st at your wedding will not only add some geeky flair to the event, but will let you start your married life off by helping those in need.

May the Force be with you on your wedding day!

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Thanks to the Bungie Foundation there’s a very deserving little boy who has an awesome new Spartan helmet. It started when his Dad, redditor fiscal_, made a post asking for help getting in touch with the folks at Bungie. His son, a huge Halo fan, was recovering from a liver transplant and his Dad hoped the foundation could help him cheer up the little guy. They stepped up to the plate and gave him his very own Spartan helmet, and he looks ridiculously happy. Well done, Bungie.

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We’ve already had a look at Jessica Lynn’s WWII Wonder Woman cosplay from this year’s New York Comic Con, but now we’ve got a gorgeous photoshoot courtesy of the amazing Adam Jay. Jessica says she designed and made this costume herself and is planning on creating more great cosplay. She’s also working on a superhero themed charity and hopes to find other cosplayers to join her in her efforts.

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If you didn’t manage to win a pair of the limited edition Paranorman Nike Air Foamposites that were given away to promote the movie, then this is your second chance. Paranorman is auctioning just 80 pairs of the shoe and donating 70% of the proceeds to the Born This Way Foundation. The auctions still have a few days left, but you better have some cash ready because they’re going for around $2000 a pair!

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Cosplayers who use their powers for good warm my heart. There are several organizations with hundreds, if not thousands of members, who cosplay for the sake of charity. Dustin Dorough dresses like Superman, and he’s taking his costume and compassion one step further: he wants to travel the United States and visit children’s hospitals. His project is appropriately called Hospital Heroes.

He knows that receiving a visit from Superman with a few encouraging words can make a huge difference. He wants to go to all 48 states and visit at least one hospital in each. The kids will get one-on-one time with the hero, an autographed photo, and a certificate of heroism. Most of all, Dorough wants to deliver hope—but he needs our help to do it. He’s raising funds for his trip on IndieGoGo. The guy is even willing to sleep in his car every night and shower at gyms so that the funding amount is lower. Let’s help him blow past his goal. Contribute here.

Watch the video to learn more after the break.

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The As You Wish Helmet Project is raking in all kinds of impressive helmet mods. We saw the Iron Fett helmet last week, and this time around we’re drooling over Thomas Spano’s twist on the Darth Vader bucket. He’s combined the Sith’s mask with H.R. Giger’s Alien, and it looks terrifying and awesome all at the same time. Seriously. The creativity and craftsmanship of this piece knocks my socks off.

See more photos of this incredible design after the break.

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