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The neon lighting in TRON is made for high fashion – brightly colored trim against black almost always works. Design student Alexander Morgan thought it would be perfect for watches, and he came up with concept art that definitely has the feel of the movies. Even if you’re not familiar with TRON, the designs still work because they’re simple yet fashionable.

See the design in more colors and watch a video after the break.

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It’s always interesting to see the various steps it takes to make a character’s look complete. Selina Kyle and Catwoman appear to have gone through a few changes before reaching the on-screen look in The Dark Knight Rises. Piles of sketches were created for everything from the mask to the way her iconic heels are cut. I like seeing what could have been, but I definitely approve of their final choices.

Check out the gallery of designs after the break.

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Donkey Kong Nike Dunks

Donkey Kong Nike Dunks by Antony Hollingworth. Sadly, these are only a concept (for now).

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German designer Markus Gerke devised a concept pair of sunglasses with Instagram filters built in. The glasses are activated by pushing “Insta” and choosing between different filters, allowing you to capture any glorious or mundane moment of your life and upload it straight to Instagram. Now your entire life can look crappier in real-time. Oh boy!

There doesn’t seem to be any details about future development plans, but there are a bevy of images. Check them out after the jump.

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We’ve already seen concept Avengers dresses in both stylish and anime-inspired designs—but deviantARTist Kelsey Michele has gone a step further with some gorgeous evening dresses.

Check out the Iron Man and Hulk versions after the break.

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Christine Schotty recently provided an update on her Mass Effect 3 hoodie designs, and it turns out that BioWare is onboard with the project:

I had a talk on the phone yesterday with a couple of people who are part of the team that make official mass effect apparel. they were really nice people, and I was a nervous wreck. XD it was agreed their designers will be taking on the hoodie project! chances are my hoodies are nowhere near the final product, afterall I’m no true designer and haven’t got the slightest idea what looks good on clothing and what doesnt. I just conceptualized the idea. they will be redesigning the hoodies, and will sell a few as a trial run, and if it goes well more hoodies will be added I’m sure. thus, the project so far I consider a success. in the end, it was all about making fun character hoodies that made me feel like my favorite mass effect character and all their memories were with me. afterall some characters in the bioware store have been restricted to one sex, when really both male and female characters are loved by both male and female fans. really I just wanted my tali clothing for mah womanly shape.

Currently, there’s no word on which hoodies will be included in the trial run, or how much they will cost – but based on the prices in the BioWare store, customers will probably have to shell out a fair chunk of change.

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8-bit styles are all the rage, and artists seem to be designing them left and right. The 8-Bit Zombtee pictured above is a concept for now, but if it gets enough votes on Design by Humans it could become a real t-shirt. It’s not the only pixelated tee the artist has in mind either.

Check out two more designs after the break.

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Behold the Ear Hat. Of course, the bottom part of the ear might still get cold, so I propose adding an Ear Mustache…and maybe an Ear Monocle. By Tove Greitz and Minna Magnusson.

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A dude named Patrick has created a plasma ball-inspired watch which uses two tiny electrodes (indicating hours and minutes) rotating slowly around the perimeter of the watch. When you touch the center of the watch face, sparks would shoot between your fingertip and the two electrodes and through a bubble of Argon gas, creating what appear to be lightning bolt clock hands. If you would like to see this become and actual product, head over to the TokyoFlash design blog and cast your vote.

Check out some additional images after the break.

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Designer Lulin Ding is taking makeup to a whole new level with a digital eyeshadow concept that uses a system of wires and an LED bulb to bathe the wearer’s eye in light.

“I was interested in the way women wear eyeshadow and how most of the time you can only see the details when their eyes are closed,” writes Ding on her website. “I sought to translate the attributes of eyeshadow into a digital medium. I made the initial decision to use the light to paint the eyelids when you blink and close your eye.”

I don’t know if this will ever catch on in its current form since it seems a little uncomfortable to wear (and it might give you a blinding headache), but I will say this—when you wink at someone it will be a lot more powerful. Maybe her next project could involve getting our teeth to flash and make that “ting!” sound when we smile.

Check out the demo video after the break.

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