On December 28th 1974 the Fourth Doctor, brilliantly and memorably portrayed by Tom Baker, made his debut. Along with a delightfully odd sense of humor, a manic smile and, of course, his trademark scarf. A scarf that so captured the imagination of scifi fans around the world that it’s one of a handful of clothing items with its own fanbase dedicated to recreating the thing as accurately as possible.

During the early ’80s, the BBC regularly received letters from the public asking how they could get their own Whovian neckwear, and the then-new BBC Enterprises (the commercial arm of the company, now known as BBC Worldwide) responded in quite possibly the most BBC way possible – by providing instructions for knitting your own. A standard memo was prepared to respond to such queries. That memo was shared online by 93Fangshadow, and you can see it below. [click to continue…]


Planning on cosplaying as a Little Sister from BioShock? Good news – Adafruit have you covered on the “giant menacing syringe” front. Not only have they provided instructions on how to 3D-print your own big ol’ scary stabbin’ needle, they’ve also provided the files you need for your printer. Isn’t that nice of them? Get all of the info below. [click to continue…]


Earlier this year we featured Alyson Tabbitha’s exceptional cosplay of Lightning from Final Fantasy XIII. Now Alyson has put together videos showing how she put every piece of the cosplay together, from the wig to the costume to that incredibly detailed makeup. Check out her tutorials below. [click to continue…]


I suspect that Stranger Things cosplay will be hot this Halloween. Eleven and Barb are the obvious choices—a box of Eggo waffles and a pair mom jeans are easy enough to procure. However, if you’re feeling ambitious you can try the following Demogorgon makeup tutorial which will require some extra effort. The results would be worth it though. [click to continue…]


Well, here’s the perfect thing to pair with those dragon gloves we featured last week. If you know how to crochet that is.

Patterns for these dragon slippers from Etsy seller Bonita Patterns are available for less than $10 and that includes permission to sell the final product. So, there’s still hope for those of us who lack the skills necessary to make cozy dragon slippers of our own. Check out more colorful versions of the design below. [click to continue…]


Actually, McCall’s has added two new cosplay patterns to their lineup, but we were especially taken with the beautiful kimono “Obi:Gado” version. Check out all of the details and additional pics below. [click to continue…]


Well, I assume it was crafted with mystical powers. I mean, look at how perfect it is. Clearly, cosplayer Philip Odango aka Canvas Cosplay is harnessing forces that the average cosplayer wasn’t meant to control. Check out more pics below. [click to continue…]

dip dye top

If you’re looking for a way to make your wedding dress both unique and beautiful, what about dip dyeing it? It’s a way to do something dramatic without spending a ton of money for a custom dress. Plus, it looks really cool.

UPDATE: It has come to our attention that this particular example was airbrushed, not dip dyed. Either way, it probably isn’t a good idea to alter your expensive dress unless you know what you’re doing. Check out some additional pics below along with a link to a tutorial on the dip dyeing process. [click to continue…]

colinfurze copy

Enthusiastic tinkerer and professional lunatic Colin Furze is at it again. As part of a promotion for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Colin made an actual arm gauntlet device that boasts a knife, taser, and, a working retractable rocket launcher. As with most of his creations, it’s dangerous as hell. See it in action in the videos below. [click to continue…]

fabric cutting tools

I’m guessing the means of your horrible death will be very creative.

(via Reddit)