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What do you do with your giant swag bags after San Diego Comic-Con is over? Mine live in a closet and occasionally get used for storage, but io9 commenter stellastar42 turned her collection of bags into a lovely dress and hat. It took her five years to gather enough bags for the project – now that’s patience! She showed off the finished design at Comic-Con this year.

Check out more photos of the dress and matching hat after the break.

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Celebrities like to experience Comic-Con too, but the only way they can do so without being mobbed is to put on a costume. Peter Jackson walked around on Saturday as an Evil Jester, and no one suspected a thing. The director posted the following on his Facebook page:

“I had a fun day at Comic Con walking among you all. Did anyone see the Evil Jester? Some of you did because you asked him to pose for pics! Cheers, Peter J”

See more pics of Peter Jackson in costume after the break.

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Adam Savage has made it a habit to walk around conventions in costumes that disguise his identity while being totally awesome. This year he went big and dressed in an exact replica of a space suit from Alien. Savage told Tested he’s been working on the ensemble for ten years, and it’s a lot of fun to watch him talk about the project because he’s clearly excited about it.

Get a look at the costume in the video after the break.

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Her Universe brought geeky haute couture to San Diego Comic-Con last night with its first ever fashion show. Hosted at a room in the Hyatt by Her Universe, Hot Topic, and Nerdist, the event showcased work from both amateur and professional designers and took a moment to show off new items in the Her Universe collection – including a peek at apparel from their Studio Ghibli partnership.

The designers entered a contest online with a chance to participate in the fashion show and win the opportunity to work with Her Universe and Hot Topic to design a line of geek chic apparel. There were 36 designers, and they didn’t kid around. There were dresses and ensembles based on characters such as Marty McFly, Doctor Doom, Death, Kara Thrace, Loki, and so many more. Some outfits incorporated LEDs and impressive transformations, and more than a few of them included dangerous looking high heels. I was floored by the creativity on display.

There were a dazzling array of haute couture designs, and it was lovely to see geek apparel get fashion week treatment. I’ve never been to a show like this, but the runway and sea of blinking flashes from cameras looked just like what I’ve seen on television. I think these designs were much cooler than most (with the possible exception of the Rodarte Star Wars dresses).

The Evil Queen and Marty McFly took home top prizes. Designer Andrew MacLaine created a look based on Regina Mills from Once Upon a Time. The dress changed from an everyday look to a stunning black ensemble. The transformation made the crowd go wild. Amy Beth Christenson came up with a rocking design that captured the essence of Back to the Future; it looked futuristic and awesome – the crowd oohed and aahed when the ensemble made its entrance onto the runway.

See several hot looks from the runway after the break.

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WeLoveFine has plenty to offer at San Diego Comic-Con. They have fresh off the line apparel and some Comic-Con exclusives. The hilarious Spock tee featured above is limited to just 200 pieces and will be on sale at booth 1235. Other exclusives include designs from Transformers, Geek & Sundry’s Co-Optitude, and Bee and PuppyCat.

You can find WeLoveFine in three places at the convention: booth 1235, booth 5647, and booth 2913N inside the Lucasfilm pavilion. The last spot will have all their Star Wars gear, and you should definitely check it out because they have some cute dresses.

Check out more exclusives and the brand-new items after the break.

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One of the most popular collectibles at San Diego Comic-Con is yours as soon as you pick up your badge. You’ll receive a giant bag emblazoned with a Warner Bros. television series or franchise upon arrival. The trickiest part is trading with other con attendees to get the bag you want. The line-up this year features lots of tempting franchises: Arrow, Supernatural, Batman, Gotham, Teen Titans Go!, and many more.

How fast do you think one of these bags will be turned into a dress? I’m pretty sure that some attendees spend Wednesday night in their hotel room turning the bags into wearables.

See the rest of the Warner Bros. line-up after the break.

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This dress is made entirely out of several years worth of the bags they hand out to Comic-Con attendees. It’s the creation of DeviantArtist Bandoodie who is, unsurprisingly, a huge fan of the convention. She made it using a Butterick dress pattern and then wore the creation to the con that served as inspiration.

See another picture after the break.

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Wow, this year’s London Super Comic Con looked like a lot of fun. Sneaky Zebra’s latest music video–which features a nice selection of all the different cosplay costumes that were spotted at the event–captures the Con’s fun vibe nicely too.

Watch the video after the break!

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YouTuber DevinSuperTramp filmed this very cool Assassin’s Creed 4 parkour-style video at SDCC. But do you know what the best part is? Absolutely zero people in the video were fazed by having someone in cosplay leap over their heads. Oh, Comic-Con.

Check out all the Assassin’s Creed parkour action after the break…

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Cosplayer Kristl Buluran attended Comic-Con down at San Diego this year dressed up as Mia from Evil Dead. And, yes, that’s Kristl chopping off Aisha Tyler’s head with a chainsaw that she made herself. And Aisha posted a pic of her being pretend-chainsawed to her Instagram too!

Check out a more detailed shot of Mia’s cosplay costume after the break…

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