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Remember last Halloween when those kids riding a custom Mad Max Power Wheels War Rig went viral? Or how about that adorable Ecto-1 costume or the Back To The Future DeLorean from a few years back? Despite a desire to take a break from elaborate Halloween costume builds for Halloween this year, Cory and Jeremy Newton-Smith couldn’t resist doing something creative.

Inspired by the original Glowy Zoey costume (you have to check out this year’s Glowy Zoey costume btw) Cory and Jeremy decided to tackle their own version of an electroluminescent costume with a 3-in-1 superhero upgrade. Take a closer look at the costume below. [click to continue…]

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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.

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We’ve seen many a Iron Man cosplay, but this is the first with realistic looking thrusters.

The effect was created by Wayne Berendhuysen from EHV Props using CO2 and 10-watt floodlight LEDs. He describes this MK 39 cosplay as his “Eleanor” (referencing Gone In 60 Seconds).

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Now your laptop can cosplay as Iron Man and save the day battling villains like “Starbucks Latte” and “Crowded Subway” thanks to this Stark Industries Messenger Bag.

This Marvel Stark Industries Messenger Backpack is the latest development in mobile computing. With a light-up Arc Reactor on the strap, it’s just showy enough to get other people’s attention (and envy). Mostly, it’s practical, with an organizer under the messenger-bag-style flap and a massive 15″ wide x 10″ tall x 1 1/4″ gusset laptop/tablet pouch inside. And if your device doesn’t fit in there? That’s okay. The main compartment also features padding on all sides, just not as much as the dedicated pouch, and it measures 20″ wide x 12″ tall x 6″ deep at base.

Check out more pics below.

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A few weeks ago we featured a video in which Mythbusters alum Grant Imahara teamed up with Allen Pan (whom you may recall as the guy that built a Mjolnir replica only he could lift) for a friendly Civil War-inspired build competition.

Namely, they set out to build “real” versions of Iron Man’s gauntlet and Cap’s shield. See how they turned out in the video below.

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Robert Downey, Jr. continues to prove he’s an awesome human being. This time he took a little side trip to The Great Ormond Hospital before the London premiere of Captain America: Civil War.

While he was there, he took pictures with some of the kids, including 7-year-old Ethan Miller who, based on the costume, is definitely Team Iron Man. Needless to say, Chris Evans needs to follow up for Team Cap.

Check out more adorable pictures below.

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We’ve seen “working” Iron Man gauntlet builds before, but when former Mythbuster Grant Imahara is building one, you know it’s going to be special.

Joining him is Allen Pan, who you may remember from his awesome biometric Mjolnir, and flaming lightsaber builds. Pan is playing for Team Cap by building a version of Captain America’s shield that will actually ricochet off walls.

Imahara and Pan are teaming up with Mouser Electronics and Marvel for the project, and if this first teaser proves anything, it’s that the challenge is going to heat up quick.

Check out the video below.

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Everybody’s getting ramped up for Civil War next month, but just in case that ramp leads to an epic jump and you’re worried you might not stick the landing, the guys at HJC Helmets have you covered. Specifically, they have your head covered with these Iron Man and Captain America helmets, which drop in May. Cap’s is $174.99 and Stark’s is $249.99.

But hey, maybe you don’t have a horse in that race. Maybe you’re feeling a little more… revengey? Is that a word? Either way, they’ve also revealed a helmet themed around The Punisher, because why not. That helmet also comes out next month, and is priced at $174.99.

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Good news cosplayers! Marvel and Hasbro are teaming up to release a line of role play accessories that are highly detailed but won’t cost anywhere near as much as a typical movie-accurate replica. The line starts with Cap’s shield and Iron Man’s helmet.

The Iron Man helmet has a removable faceplate, light up features and sound effects. Marvel Legends Captain America shield measures 24-inches across (the same size as the movie shield) and comes with a faux-metal finish and adjustable straps.

Both are priced at roughly $100 and will be available in the Fall. UPDATE: The Cap Shield and Iron Man helmet are now available for pre-order.

Check out more pics below.

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Photographer Antti Karppinen asked cosplayers to come down to his studio for a small photoshoot, and this guy showed up. Karppinen notes that his “mind was pretty much blown”.

He was struck by the fact that he doesn’t see a lot of people cosplaying the Mk1 and, given the detail on this, I can see why. Cosplayer stark_will_fix_it_all gets major props from me for building this impressive cosplay. Check out more pics below.

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