Swedish traditional costume made from Ikea bags

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After seeing a picture of the Swedish royals in "folk costumes," she used four blue Ikea bags, one yellow one, and a Ikea Dvala bedsheet to replicate the costume -- she did a brilliant job. Read the rest

Medieval reenactor spears drone from the sky

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At the Rusborg 2016 Middle Ages festival in Russia, a re-enactor spotted a drone in the sky and did what anyone in the 9th century would: He knocked it out of the sky with his spear.

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Artist paints her body into Superman over 15 hours and the results are incredible

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Artist, designer, and model Kay Pike transformed herself into Superman using body paint.

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Howto: make a glowing bottle of Fallout 4's Nuka Cola Quantum

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Redditor MymlanOhlin shares their method for making a glowing bottle Nuka Cola Quantum from Fallout 4, a fiendishly difficult videogame whose brilliant storytelling and gorgeous, explorable landscapes have totally colonized our household. Read the rest

Racist, sexist, gross and weird: THANKSGIVING

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From the late 1800s to the early 1940s, many Americans celebrated Thanksgiving by dressing up as "ragamuffins" in masked costumes and then thronged the streets, basically trick-or-treating for money and gifts. Read the rest

Gorgeous robotic cosplay wings

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Leo spent 1,000 hours making these 17kg robotic cosplay wings, modeled on Kayle from League of Legends. Read the rest

A gecko in an AT-AT costume

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The creator offers a lot of sound advice on owning and caring for geckos, too. Images and build-log [Overlordofllama] Read the rest

Googly-eye-face Hallowe'en costume

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Lana covered her face in adhesive googly-eyes and won trypophobic, slo-mo Hallowe'en. (via JWZ) Read the rest

Immortan Joe rule 63 cosplay

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Rule 63 is a rule of the internet that reads as follows: "For any given male character, there is a female version of that character." This rule's exceptions are only in the instance that A: the male character is already so androgynous that a female version would be basically the same, or B: the female version hasn't been drawn yet.

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Nerdcore Ghostbusters rap video starring the Atlanta Ghostbusters

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djBC writes, "Atlanta nerdcore rapper Tribe One teams up with producer and mashup artist dj BC for this Ghostbusters-inspired rap joint. The video was shot at Bootie Dragon Con and on location at an abandoned farm on the outskirts of Atlanta, and stars members of the Atlanta Ghostbusters cosplay group. If you want to add the song to your Halloween playlist, it's free to download." Read the rest

Making a Princess Peach/Furiosa costume

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Seelix set out to make an incredible costume that mashed up Imperator Furiosa from Mad Max Fury Road and Princess Peach from the Super Mario franchise -- she succeeded. Read the rest

AT-AT dog costume

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Thinkgeek's $30 AT-AT Walker dog costumes come in S-XL. Read the rest

I went to Tokyo Disneyland Cosplay Day and it was spectacular

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If I have to pick the single best Disney theme park in the world, it’s always going to be the one Walt built — Disneyland in Anaheim, California. It really is different, and better, than anyplace else and the people who run it and work there take special pride in that. But the best Disney Resort in the world, taking into account all its parks, hotels, special seasonal events, and transportation (don’t you hate waiting for those buses in Orlando?) has to be The Tokyo Disney Resort. It’s has the second best Magic Kingdom style park in the world, with many unique rides. They’re really big on seasonal events, too, and they go all-out for Halloween.

Plenty has been written about Cosplay (i.e., “costume” + “play”) in Tokyo, but people mostly focus on dressing up as manga and anime characters in Harajuku — on the Harajuku Jingu Bridge; coincidentally right next to the cicadas singing in Mejii-Jingu — and in Akihabara.

Less well known is that for precisely 10 days in early September and 7 days in late October, The Tokyo Disney Resort has official Cosplay days where adults are allowed to come to Tokyo Disneyland in full costume. Here, however, the only costumes allowed are Disney characters (no surprise). These are not the tired schleppers dragging their kids around you see in the U.S. In Tokyo Disneyland there is a regal quality to the care with which the cosplayers make the costumes and the pride which with they wear them. Read the rest

Cosplayers and EFF team up for privacy

Dave from EFF writes, "More than 125 Dragon Con cosplayers posed for privacy during EFF and Access Now's Project Secret Identity 2015 campaign." Read the rest

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Goddess's friend snapped this shot of a perfect piece of timely cosplay. Read the rest

3D printed Immortan Joe mask

Andrew writes, "I made Immortan Joe's mask from Mad Max: Fury Road!" Read the rest

Steampunk diving mask

A new delight from Ukrainian steampunk leatherworker Bob Basset: Steampunk Art Leather Dive Helmet, $1100. Read the rest

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