This 3D Alien Xenomorph suit is the work of UK-based James Burton of XRobots who makes all sorts of science fiction props. This is just the latest of his incredible creations. According to 3D Printing Industry:

This isn’t Bruton’s first Alien suit, he previously constructed a suit by sculpting the parts in clay, creating plaster molds and then casting the parts in latex rubber. While he was happy with the results of his first suit he found it to be messy and time consuming to construct. Additionally the head was extremely heavy and the bodysuit was made of more liquid latex, so it was quite difficult to move around and uncomfortable.

His new Xenomorph project will be constructed in small, individual 3D printed parts that can be easily fit together. By designing his suit in pieces not only can he build it to a size specific for himself, but he can put in closures and connectors so each piece can fit together seamlessly.

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This body paint is so good that it takes your brain a few seconds to grasp what it’s actually seeing. Believe it or not, this is a contortionist that’s bent over backward and painted to look like a tarantula. She also did a sea horse and giraffe design but the spider is by far the creepiest of the lot.

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It’s fun to shop for products simply based on packaging from time to time, and I definitely do it with perfume bottles. I mean, if I can get a nice scent and have something that looks good on my shelf, why wouldn’t I buy it? Needless to say, I’d be tempted to buy several of these superhero serum cologne bottles if they actually existed. Web design company Animink created concept art for an upscale men’s fragrance line as an experiment. The bottles are inspired by heroes such as Captain America, Batman, and Superman.

Check out more of the cologne bottle designs after the break.

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The creative team behind Batgirl is changing up and the character is getting a new costume to match. Gail Simone is moving on with Cameron Stewart and Brenden Fletcher taking over writing while Babs Tarr takes on drawing. Batgirl’s look gets a nice update with some chunky yellow boots and a slick leather (not spandex!) jacket that cosplayers will likely jump all over.

The first issue with the new look (#35) hits shelves this October. Check out an interview with the team on MTV.

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High heels look great, but they are never comfortable. London College of Fashion graduate Silvia Fado Moreno has come up with a solution in the form of high heels with built-in hydraulic springs to cushion your every step. The Kinetic Traces collection was developed by Moreno through studying impact absorption, shoe weight, traction, and durability and then adding components to make the shoe more comfortable.

There are springs and even rubber balls worked into the designs which have lots of unique wood and leather elements. The shoes were created using both traditional leather and woodworking combined with laser cutting and 3D printing.

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Some people might just throw away the cardboard boxes after having a ton of presents shipped for Christmas. They might even go so far as to take them to a recycling place. But, How-Lun Chen took it to the next level.

He decided to make something with those boxes; a simple helmet, shield and sword out of cardboard. Not surprisingly, his kid had a blast playing with them.

In fact, he and his son had so much fun making these armor pieces out of cardboard that he turned the idea into a kit and created Crafteeo. From left over cardboard boxes to a small business. How cool is that?

And, he just keeps building on the idea. How-Lun has created characters who have different helmets and armor. Pathfinder, Crimson Lion, Hammer Fist, and Wave Rider even have a story on his site with illustrations by Art Edel.

Check out a video about How-Lun and his cardboard creations after the break.

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It can be very hard to go off the grid these days since the simple act of keeping your phone with you in case of an emergency means people will be intruding on your time. Japanese designer Kunihiko Morinaga has come up with a solution in his radio frequency shielding fabric.

The collection is called Focus and it is part of an odd collaboration with Trident gum to encourage all of us to stay focused on our lives without being distracted by our technology.

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Haute couture cosplay designs are on the rise, and there are plenty of talented artists stepping up with fashionable sketches. Sara Richard is one of them, and she’s just launched a new project called HautePopC. She’s combining her love of fashion, character design and cosplay to come up with some creative concepts that I hope cosplayers will make a reality. So far she’s drafted sexy looks for Hellboy, Abe Sapien, Marty and Doc Brown, and even Ray Arnold – you know, Sam Jackson’s character in Jurassic Park.

I love her style, and I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next!

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Spider-Man Costume Evolution Infographic edit

Spider-Man’s costume has been through a lot of changes over the years and cosplayers often have a certain genre or time period they’re looking to create.

I’m not sure if that’s why asked writer and graphic designer Kate Willaert to put together this infographic showing the evolution of his costume, but it’s really cool either way.

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Fantasy costumes don’t have to be based on specific characters – it’s a blast to come up with original designs. Lillyxandra of Firefly Path loves thinking about different looks and imagining what those around her would like in fantastical apparel. She came up with a Dragoon Warrior Collection to capture the elements of earth, wind, fire, and water. There are reds, blacks, and some crazy cool wings. Each of these outfits look fierce.

Photos by Indigoverse Productions, collection modeled by FantasyNinja and Laura.

More of the designs after the break.

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