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Holy crap. The Nike Mag is real—and you can score one of a very limited edition of 1500 pairs starting tonight at 11:30 PM EST on eBay.

Here’s the deal—Nike has reproduced the Mags from Back To The Future and will only sell 1500 pairs off to the highest bidders. All of the proceeds will go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Disease Research and Google‘s Co-Founder Sergey Brin will match the bids.

The shoes will be faithful reproductions of the originals, though the power lace technology will be absent since it isn’t really ready for primetime. However, the sneakers will feature LEDs and an electroluminescent Nike logo.

Gah! I am so excited about this! And if this hasn’t got you psyched enough, check out the promo videos after the break.

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Halloween is rapidly approaching. Do you know what costume you’ll wear? If not, we are here to help. Fashionably Geek has teamed up with to offer our readers the chance to win one of two $40 gift cards good towards anything in their store*.

We’re talking awesome (and sexy) superhero costumes, scary costumes, Star Wars costumes and much more.

To enter, simply “Like” and Fashionably Geek on Facebook and comment in the contest thread. You can also follow @FashionablyGeek and @funcostumes on Twitter and retweet this post with the hashtag #giveaway and #halloween.

The last day to enter will be Friday, September 9th. Two winners will be chosen at random (US residents only) Good luck!

*$40 voucher must be used in a single order.

Our friends at QMx are hooking Fashionably Geek up with another excellent contest—and that is especially true if you are a Firefly fan.

Together, we are giving away two replica Jayne Cobb shirts to a lucky Fashionably Geek reader! Hit the jump for more details.

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Eh, Anne Hathaway’s costume is kind of anticlimactic really. No ears or anything—but she does have the goggles. At this point, it seems as though that insider description we posted back in June was spot on. Let us know what you think in the comments or on Facebook or Twitter.

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Here’s your first glimpse at Henry Cavill as Superman for the upcoming flick Man of Steel. You can also check out an image of him as Clark Kent sans glasses after the break—which kind of looks like Henry Cavill wearing a dress shirt and pants.

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The Dark Knight Rises is currently shooting in Pittsburgh, and the locals were treated to a close-up look at Tom Hardy in full Bane costume. Naturally, plenty of photos and even some video made its way to the internet.

Check out some footage from the set after the break, including video of a what appears to be a prison break scene and footage of a local pair of newlyweds who were allowed to check out the Tumbler.

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Suit up! You’re going to battle in the urban jungle. You’ll need to be prepared with the right equipment, and we have provided a list of products that will keep you connected while also keeping you mobile. Cue ’80s movie “lock and load” montage — only this time Rambo is wearing glasses and an ironic T-shirt.

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San Diego Comic-Con is a never-ending parade of visual overstimulation. At this convention, the attendees are just as much as part of the show as the exhibitors and panelists. That’s because a large percentage of them come in costume. And by costume, I don’t mean something that can be purchased at the Halloween store. Those are present of course, but most of the costumes are painstakingly handmade by someone. Hours of gluing and stitching are represented on the convention hall floor, and cosplayers are almost always happy to stop for photos. Even in a crowd of gold medalists, a handful of costumes stand out. Here are my favorites of the costumes that crossed my path. 

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The secret is finally revealed.

(Blogtown via TDW)

We both have the word “geek” in our title, so Fashionably Geek and ThinkGeek make a perfect pairing. Speaking of pairs—we are giving away two pairs of ThinkGeek’s new Geek Statement Socks to lucky readers!

Choose between “Geek”, “Bookworm”, “Nerd” and “Bacon” versions.

To enter, “Like” us on Facebook and comment in the contest thread and/or follow us on Twitter and retweet this post with the hashtag #giveaway. You can also email us at with “ThinkGeek Statement Socks Contest” in the subject title.

Make sure to specify which pair you would like when entering.

The last day to enter will be Sunday, July 24th. Two winners will be chosen at random. Good luck!