We’re big fans of Takayas custom jewelry around here. Not only do they make amazing geeky wedding and engagement rings, but they always seem to be super enthusiastic about the projects.

Meagan and Mario approached us with their ideas for a custom Superman and Konami wedding ring set, it was impossible not to be excited. We’re so happy to be able to share their story.

After the consultation, both of them knew the rings had to incorporate the Superman symbol, but Meagan also wanted to incorporate a butterfly design and Mario wanted his wedding band to be based on the Konami Code.

Meagan’s Superman and butterfly wedding ring set may be one of our favorite projects to date because it’s a perfect representation of the balance we try to strike when designing pieces with comic book references. If interpreted too literally, superhero designs can quickly become the kryptonite of a timeless engagement ring. So for her ring set, Takayas decided to build both of her rings using the silhouette of a butterfly as the main focus, and for the engagement ring, he subtly added the Superman “S” into the setting.

Takayas said they had a lot of fun with the groom’s ring.

Mario’s ring was a lot of fun because his band is actually a series of video game controller D-Pads linked together. His ring is based on the popular cheat code that appears in many Konami video games. If you look closely, you’ll notice that in place of an arrow, each button is represented with the Superman symbol’s diamond shape. The B and A buttons are in the back of the band.

Somehow, they made these unusual combinations work as both individual rings and as a set. Take a closer look at the designs in the images below.

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We featured the first wave of Sunstaches mask sunglasses last month, but a whole bunch of ridiculous new options are on their way. We’re talking Power Rangers, Wonder Woman, Superman, and even Minions.

Check out all of the latest Sunstaches after the break…

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Entertainment Earth has just announced another exclusive for SDCC and the Bizarro Chair Cape is a fitting partner / nemesis / companion to the Batman Classic Chair Cape we posted a while back.

Promise me you’ll get one of each and so you can race those chairs around the office. Take pictures.

More details are available after the break.

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I love when cosplayers take characters outside their traditional roles for super viral photo ops. So Superman is totally smooching Arrow. Wonder Woman looks okay with it, but Black Canary looks piiiiiiissssed.

Photography by: Frozen Memories by CJ

Black Canary: AlyCat Cosplay

Green Arrow: Epyon Merquise

Wonder Woman: PhoenixForce85

Wonder Woman, a.k.a. Laura, posted this fantastic kiss on her Deviant Art page where she was able to catch the moment between this super hunky Superman (her boyfriend) and Arrow. They have an awesome combined cosplay page called JessoLauraRex for all their adventures together. And side note, Black Canary and Arrow are actually engaged in real life. That would explain the look. He’s in so much trouble!

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DC Comics characters are no stranger to costume changes and artist Stephen Byrne has thrown his hat into the ring with new looks for Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman that appear to take some cues from Denis Medri’s work. That resulted in this Trinity image, which combines the three perfectly (though the Wonder Woman design is our favorite).

See more of his art after the break.

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It’s Batman v Superman Spy vs. Spy style. Plus it’s only $14 in our Nerd Approved Shirt Store for a limited time!

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It was rumored that the first run of Geoff Johns and John Romita, Jr.’s new take on Superman in the New 52 would feature the Last Son of Krypton wearing an updated costume. And it looks like the rumors were true! Well, the costume doesn’t look that much different from what we’ll see in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, but I will say that I like his new belt, and I also like the higher neckline. What’s up with the fingerless gloves though? Is that some sort of ’80s fashion statement?

See the full costume after the break…

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Karen and Charles Kent (yes Kent!) have a thing for Superman—Smallville in particular. The couple’s wedding was inspired by the long running series about Clark Kent, with the event actually taking place at Hatley Castle in British Columbia. You may recognize it as the Lex Luthor mansion from the series. It’s also been featured in the X-Men films and on Arrow. It’s the superhero/villain estate of choice.

Their wedding featured red, blue, and yellow colors in the classiest way possible, and the groom donned a Superman cape for parts of the event. They even explored Smallville filming locations during their honeymoon.

As you’ll see in the pictures and video after the break, it’s a nerdy dream wedding done right.

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Photographer Sacha Goldberger recently took part in a photo exhibition at the Grand Palais in Paris. He created positively stunning portraits of comic book superheroes and villains, Star Wars, and Disney characters as they would appear in 16th century art. He spent two years creating his Super Flemish series (inspired by Flemish paintings) and worked with a team of twelve people to get the makeup, hair, and special effects just right. Five costume designers made the outfits for the characters in the series including: Batman, Wonder Woman, Iron Man, R2-D2, Darth Vader, Hulk, and many more.

The photos have been retouched, but even without that, this series is absolutely magical. The art looks like paintings rather than photographs. Plus, the likenesses to actors like Christopher Reeve and Lynda Carter (an effect created with makeup and lighting) is uncanny at times.

Check out more of Goldberger’s amazing images after the break.

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