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gillen ALS

Karen Gillan has posted her ALS Ice Bucket Challenge after being nominated by Matt Smith and, well, she did it dressed as the Pink Ranger.

She also has other Power Rangers help in this challenge and the whole thing is just so…Karen Gillan.

On a side note, I love the way her hair’s growing out.

Also, in case you missed it, I’m including Matt Smith’s challenge. After all, this is all for a good cause and any little bit to help raise awareness or help donations, right?

You can see the videos after the break.

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One thing about trends, no matter how well meaning they may be, someone is going to try and make a buck if they can.

That seems to be the case here with this Ice Bucket Challenge costume.

I will say that they get some leeway from me on this for adding a link to ALSA and donating $10 to ALS research for every Ice Bucket Challenge costume sold. But $40 for this is laughable. That having been said, you could probably make your own version of this costume for under $10 and donate the other $30 to ALSA.

Product Page ($39.99 via Mashable)

501st ice bucket

The 501st Legion is no stranger to combining charity and Star Wars, so they really rose to the occasion when J.J. Abrams nominated them for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Many members participated, and they edited a sampling of doused Stormtroopers, Tusken Raiders, and more together in a video. Some of them even use their helmets, a.k.a. buckets, to dump icy water over themselves.

Don’t forget to visit the ALS website to donate and learn more about the Ice Bucket Challenge.

Watch the video after the break.

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h signs t mens

WeLoveFine’s new H Signs t-shirt is based on Matt Fraction and David Aja’s Hawkeye #19. In the comic, Hawkeye suffers an inner ear injury that leaves him unable to hear, but the bigger win for the comic was how well it portrayed the daily life of deaf people.

This tee depicts “Hawkeye” spelled out in sign language and comes in purple, grey and black.

Additionally, Matt Fraction is donating his proceed from the shirt sales to the Signing Time Foundation. Great shirt and a great cause.

Product Page: ($25 via Technabob)

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Chris Pratt has been making the press rounds for Guardians of the Galaxy (it’s out today, by the way), and when he talked with Panzer TV, he revealed that the stole his Star-Lord jacket from set. He didn’t do it for selfish reasons; he swiped the costume piece because he thought it might be valuable to a sick kid later. MTV News transcribed Pratt’s words:

“I stole the jacket and some of the wardrobe so that, if this movie comes out and does what everyone hopes it can, I can follow the example of someone — say, like, a Russell Wilson [Seattle Seahawks quarterback] — and go visit kids…

If it was a big enough movie to where it would mean something to a kid who’s sick in the hospital for Peter Quill or Star-Lord to come visit them, I’ll do that. I think that’s awesome, man. That would give me real meaning for this movie, you know?”

Insert a collective, “Awwww,” here.

Watch the interview after the break.

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deadpool cupcakes

Recently a guy dressed as a Stormtrooper put a street on lockdown thanks to citizens that weren’t familiar with Star Wars. This time, commuters in Australia who are clearly not comic book fans called the cops on a Deadpool cosplayer named Reuben Rose who was on his way to a charity event.

Granted, he was openly carrying (plastic) swords, and firearms which was probably not the best idea in this day and age, but he was also carrying cupcakes—which is where this story gets amusing.

Thankfully, he was not charged with any crime and was soon on his way to work where he was trying to raise money for Bear Cottage at Manly, a hospice for children.

Check out a video of Deadpool dancing on the train after the break…

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leia jon colbert-21 (dragged)

Y’know how J.J. Abrams is helping raise money for UNICEF by working with Omaze to give away a role on Star Wars Episode VII as part of the Force For Change? Well, it looks like Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert just got word as well.

Personally, I hope both of them get a role because they’re amazing and hilarious.

Plus. Jon Stewart as Leia. What more do you need in life?

Make sure you’re not drinking anything and check it out of the break.

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Iron Man charity

Redditor IWasSurprisedToo recently embraced every facet of the superhero persona when he donned his Iron Man armor. He appeared at an event for disabled children and children with Down’s Syndrome called the Teen Tastic Fishing Derby. The event is hosted by Gigi’s Playhouse of Fox River Valley, and this is the second year Iron Man has attended. He gave hugs, high-fives, and spread smiles to kids who need a boost. You rock, Iron Man.

See more images from the heartwarming event in the gallery after the break.

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spidey and wonder woman

Remember the guy who built an incredible Ultimate Spider-Man costume last year? Well, he’s been out and about doing some superhero-like things. No, he hasn’t been tackling bad guys, he’s been visiting hospitals to cheer up sick kids. Performing charitable acts is a big aspect of cosplay for some, and we’re pretty sure Wonder Woman and Spidey spread some cheer on Free Comic Book Day.

They partnered with a comic book shop, The Comic Bug, to take a little of the comics holiday to people who couldn’t get out and attend the events. The expressions on the faces of kids and adults in these photos says it all.

See more photos from the heartwarming visit after the break.

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doctor zipline

I don’t know what you did this weekend, but cosplayer Andrew Younger ziplined off the top of London’s Tyne Bridge as the Fourth Doctor to help raise money and awareness for Tiny Lives. It’s a charitable trust that helps to care for 700+ premature and sick newborn babies and their families each year.

While he had to trade Fourth’s hat for a safety helmet, Younger did make the leap in the full suit and signature scarf. You can see it flapping as he goes. It’s pretty awesome.

He even managed to shout out “Would you like a jelly baby?” on the way down. That’s commitment. I think he gets Doctor Who bonus points for not passing out. I know I would have.

Head after the break to see the video. It’ll make your day.

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