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The Ultimate Cosplayer Built a Working Version of Batman’s Grappling Hook Gun

Probably best known for his functional electromagnetic Captain America shield replica, YouTube’s The Hacksmith and his team spent the past six months designing, building, and re-building a working Batman grappling hook gun that makes it extra easy to escape awkward cosplay conventions. Read More >>

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Live Out Your Wolverine Fantasies With a Retractable Set of Lolly Stick Claws

There are two great reasons to follow this tutorial which teaches you how to turn 15 wooden popsicle sticks into your own set of wearable Wolverine claws: 1) You get to run around pretending to be Wolverine, popping balloons and being awesome, and 2) You have a great reason to eat 15 ice lollies. Read More >>

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This Record-Breaking Batman Cosplay Has 23 Working Bat Gadgets

Cosplay is about more than just buying a cheap costume online and wearing it round a convention hall all day. A lot of people put serious amounts of time, effort, and money into making some incredibly impressive costumes. But not many of them can compare to this incredible Batman suit. Read More >>

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This Live-Action Transformers Fan Film is Better Than All of Michael Bay’s Attempts

Using a mix of computer graphics, remote control miniature models, and some truly impressive costumes, Lior Mocho and the crew at Chisel Pixel have created the live-action Transformers fan film we all hoped Michael Bay’s first effort would have been. Read More >>

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You Can Finally Buy that Light-Up Wearable Mega Man Helmet

Back in July of last year Capcom teased a truly magnificent wearable Mega Man helmet replica. And while it made appearances at Comic-Con and other geeky events since then, ThinkGeek has finally added the prop to its online store so you can finally do Mega Man cosplay right. Read More >>

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It Takes 300 Officials to Ensure Comic Con Cosplay Guns Can’t Hurt People

This week's San Diego Comic Con is the biggest date in the geek calendar, expected to attract more than 130,000 visitors. And, like every large public event, security is a big concern. However, Comic Con's guests (compared to, say, your average sports fan or gig goer) complicate security procedures somewhat – with so many cosplay fans in attendance, the large majority of which bringing fake weapons along with their costumes, officials on site have to be especially vigilant in order to ensure no real dangerous weapons make their way into the show. Read More >>

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The Most Accurate Vader Costume Ever

Anovos has been outfitting geeks with replica costumes from popular sci-fi franchises for years, but at Comic-Con this year the company has what is easily the ultimate power in the cosplaying universe. Based on the design created for The Empire Strikes Back, this Darth Vader getup is the most accurate, and surprisingly comfortable, costume you'll find anywhere. Read More >>

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A Transformers Trucker Hat Mask is the Easiest Halloween Costume

The general rule of thumb is that the older you get, the simpler your Halloween costume becomes. And with yet another Transformers movie hitting cinema this summer, there's no doubt these Optimus Prime and Megatron-themed trucker hats, complete with masks that unfurl, will be a popular choice this October. Read More >>

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Facial Contortion Cosplay Should be the Next Big Thing

It's way funnier than regular cosplay, right? Take JoJo's Bizarre Adventure fan Sekaichizu Kinoshita -- he's turned it into an art form, using his rubbery face to mimic the impossibly mad expressions of the characters from the long-running manga series. His Twitter feed is just full of gold. Here's hoping the wind doesn't change though. [Twitter via Kotaku UK] Read More >>

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Playing Star Wars at Home in Mexico City

Darth Maul has probably made you a coffee—at least if you've been to Mexico City. This is one conclusion you can draw from photographer Marcel Rius's Fanatic Wars. He's spent years documenting Star Wars cosplayers and collectors in Mexico, visiting their homes and putting together a visual answer to the question: how do you live with Star Wars? Read More >>

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This is the Best Consumer-Ready Iron Man Suit We’ve Ever Seen

Do you like Iron Man? Got £1,225 lying around? You're in luck, my friend, because the Iron Man Factory is open for business, and they're selling the best Iron Man suits we've ever seen. The only problem is you'll have to wait, oh, about a year to get yours. Read More >>

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Humourless Carpet Maker Sues Over Amazing Floor Camouflage Cosplay

Guess what? People who design carpet patterns are really protective of their intellectual property on the internet too, as the maker of the above (amazing) carpet-inspired cosplay costume discovered to his cost. Read More >>

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The 17 Types of People You See at Any Nerd Convention

San Diego Comic Con has wrapped up and E3 has been long over, which means two of the biggest  global "nerd" conventions are gone until next year. That's okay! If you've ever been to a convention like that, maybe the MCM London, no matter how much fun you have, or think it will be, you'd know that going too often will take years off your life. But still, you'll miss the nerds dressed up, the celebrities you can't help but love and the people who take this stuff so seriously. Read More >>

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This Guy Built the Most Incredible Spider-Man Suit Ever

Though building out the armour required for an Iron Man suit is obviously (some would say imposingly) impressive, re-creating the detailed webbing and lithe nature of Spider-Man's suit is just as incredible a feat. MoonSpider shared the Spider-Man suit he made and it puts all Halloween Spidey costumes to shame. This is something Tobey Maguire / Andrew Garfield / Peter Parker would wear. Read More >>