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The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) are responsible for the U.S. National Laboratory on the International Space Station. This year they teamed with Marvel to make an official mission patch that stars Groot and Rocket Raccoon.

Honestly, I’m not surprised. There’s a nerd or two working for NASA after all. In fact, I’ll be the other agencies are super jealous right now.

The patch was revealed at SDCC by CASIS rep Patrick O’Neill, who notes that the patch represents all of the scientific investigations on the station’s National Laboratory for 2016. From The Verge:

“These are characters who have a bit of a space-based background to begin with,” said O’Neill. “So both of [these] characters already embody some of the characteristics associated with what’s happening on the space station.”

Check out more details about the creation of the patch in the video below. [click to continue…]

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It looks like The Flaming C got a costume upgrade.

Ironhead Studio has crafted costumes for many of Hollywood’s big budget superhero movies, but now their skills will be put to the ultimate test. Can they make Conan O’ Brien into a proper superhero despite his lack of muscles, lack of a butt and tiny crotch area?

See what they came up with in the video below. [click to continue…]

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We’ve featured cosplay and fashion inspired by the work of Hanna Alexander in the past, but she posted this pic of her Final Fantasy gals the other day and we felt it was high time we did a post about this amazing illustrator.

As you’ll see in the pictures below, she’s heavily influenced by all things Disney and Mucha. Her designs are also wildly cosplayable. [click to continue…]

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We’ve featured the Pokémon Gijinka (humanized) designs of Grumpy Old Bastard Creations in the past, but he’s been hard at work adding to the collection in the months since. In fact, he’s been working on making cosplay props based on the designs. Check out more examples below. [click to continue…]

Poké Lips

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Stare at the mouths. Yeah, this is even weirder to look at when you’re delirious from Pokémon Go-related exhaustion.

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Well, it looks like Tony got a bit of a weapons upgrade, huh? Mars Studio‘s “Invincible Iron Man” armor design looks like it has enough firepower to take down all of Hydra.

Check out more pics below. [click to continue…]

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Once again, Dutch fashion designer Iris Van Herpen has skillfully incorporated 3D printing into her newest fashion line. With Seijaku, which is part of her LUCID collection, Van Herpen has printed up dresses and accompanying shoes that evoke images of sea creatures like squid, starfish, and even coral.

I don’t know where you’d wear a dress like this, but I have no doubt you’d be the center of attention.

Gwendoline Christie is also a fan of her work, having taken part of her Quaquaversal show and having a dress 3D printed onto her during the presentation.

It’s interesting to see the progression in her designs as 3D printing innovations continue to expand. Check out more of these amazing designs below. [click to continue…]

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With a bit of paint, clever lighting, photo-editing, and a little imagination, artist Lisha is able to transform her arms into trippy optical illusions.

See Also: More Crazy Body Paint Masterpieces

She noted on Bored Panda that she’s “fascinated by anything weird or unusual.”

Apparently, so are we.

Check out more of her work below. [click to continue…]

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Catherine Elhoffer has done it again.

This time, it’s a Hawkgirl inspired dress with removable caped wings. Wear the dress with wings or wear it without. Choices are the best.

Dresses with wings are also the best. [click to continue…]

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Now that’s a happy face right there.

Siena College students created a very special prosthetic for 9-year-old Karissa Mitchell, who was born without a right hand. But what makes the prosthetic so special? Well, it turns out that Mitchell’s favorite movie is Disney’s Frozen, so the Siena students took that theme and ran with it. The ice arm even has a detachable Olaf light!

The college noted that the school’s student run e-NABLE program designed, assembled, and 3D printed the prosthetic. They were also involved with the Iron Man prosthetic designed by Pat Starace back in 2014. When Karissa’s mother, Maria, heard about Starace’s prosthetic, she wondered if e-NABLE could help out her daughter. One of the e-NABLE students, Alyx Gleason, noted that Mitchell was pretty pleased when she got to check out the printed-hand. “Karissa’s face lit up when we showed her a test hand. She is a very deserving girl,” Gleason said.

Check out the video below. [click to continue…]