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Things have changed a lot since the ’70s, and the costumes worn by Electra Woman and Dyna Girl are no exception. The original Sid and Marty Krofft series had the pair in red and yellow spandex with capes, but Grace Helbig and Hanna Hart get much better outfits in the upcoming Legendary webseries. This new costumes are fantastic!

See the original costumes for comparison after the break.

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An industrial design student at Philadelphia University named Jackson Gordon (no relation to the Gotham detective) recently built a Batman-style combat suit that might actually be able to protect you from a stabbing at the hands of Talia al Ghul.

It’s not bulletproof mind you, but it does offer protection from bats, machetes and fists. Originally, Gordon designed a cosplay version of the Batsuit that was purely for entertainment purposes, but he soon felt the need to design an actual suit, so he started making prototypes last September.

The suit weighs roughly 25 pounds (the helmet alone weights three pounds), and speaking with USA Today he notes:

“It sounds like a lot, and when you have it in a bag over your shoulder it weighs a ton, but when you are actually wearing it, you barely feel it,” he said. “If this were to inhibit my movement, it would be completely useless.”

Check out a video demo and another pic after the break…

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Those cute little mice whip up a beautiful dress, but this variant might be out of their reach. In Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella, which opens next month, the wedding dress designed by Sandy Powell draws on the original, but with updated touches that make it worthy of any bride walking down the aisle today.

The beige silk organza gown took 15 people over 500 hours to complete and features a dozen layers of fabric. To keep it looking light and airy, they used crepeline silk, printed polyester, and iridescent nylon. The wedding dress was so complex that only one version was made for the movie. Her ballgown, however, was duplicated 9 times with each using 270 yards of fabric and 10,000 Swarvovski crystals. Those dresses each took 18 people 500 hours to complete.

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This crazy-cool pixellated hair is a new trend in coloring by X-Presion that was recently featured in a Revlon Professional collection. Hair color is applied to just small sections of the hair to give it a blocky, pixellated look. Sometimes it’s subtle with colors complementing the natural hair color, but some of it is wild with bright greens and reds that will have you rubbing your eyes.

See Also: This Leatherdos Hair Clip Doubles As A Multi-Tool

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These gorgeous pictures show us how Frozen characters would look in traditional Chinese garb called Cheongsam. It’s the work of Constable-frozen who created these computer-generated versions of Anna and Elsa that puts them in China instead of Norway. We’d love to see this movie.

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Not a bad looking shirt right? Well, take a closer look at the pattern after the break…

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If you’re looking for a different, and more literal, form of self-expression, then you’ll probably dig these unique Typo Buttons. The buttons were designed by a Korean design shop called AND, and the basic idea behind them is that you can spell out a message with some creative stitching (and a couple extra button holes). Unfortunately, they aren’t available yet, but I have a feeling that these will be pretty popular, so expect to see them popping up soon.

Of course, you could probably make these fairly easy at home by modifying standard buttons.

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In the world of fashion designers, Anouk Wipprecht is anything but typical. One of the last creations we saw from her was a chainmail dress that was also a Faraday cage, and the robotic Spider Dress that we featured earlier this year has definitely evolved.

The Spider Dress is an extension of the wearer and uses sensors to detect anyone or anything that encroaches upon their personal space. If someone approaches the person wearing the dress, the animatronic limbs move into attack position. Or, as Wipprecht explains:

Approach the system under calmer circumstance and the dress just might beckon you to come closer with smooth, suggestive gestures.

The dress was 3D printed and runs on Intel Edison. It’s still in the testing phase, but Wipprecht will display the Spider Dress at CES in January.

Watch a video of the dress in action after the break.

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May-Britt Moser is a co-founder of the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience and Centre for the Biology of Memory at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). She’s also a winner of the 2014 Nobel prize for Physiology and Medicine along with colleague John O’Keefe and husband Edward Moser for discovering grid cells that make up the brain’s positioning system.

London based designer Matthew Hubble, who designs some pretty gorgeous science-inspired clothing for women, made a dress for Moser to wear at the ceremony that features the neuron grid she helped discover in the design. The precision, detail, and thought that went into the design are both inspiring and remarkable in their dedication.

Hubble also designed a grid cell scarf to match the dress design.

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It looks like Arya Stark is getting a makeover for the next season of Game of Thrones. Actress Maisie Williams is happy with the change telling EW:

“I love Arya’s new look. It’s very neutral, very plain, but clean! I have clean hair that actually moves.”

The change in costume is one that’s designed to help her character remain anonymous on the streets of Braavos. It’s the brainchild of costume designer Michele Clapton. She said her goal was to reflect both the change in location as well as the fact that Arya is not a boy and can dress like a young woman.

For comparison, see the costume she’s been wearing after the break.

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