Monthly Archives: November 2009

Magical Zoltar Costume

Magical Zoltar Costume

Remember the Zoltar machine from the Tom Hanks movie, Big? This costume looks just like it!

Jonathan, the creator of this extravagent costume, sent me some great photos and video of this costume. This was a complete DIY project that he admittedly “went all out” on. No kidding! This is amazing.

Not only did he make this incredible costume, but he mounted it on a Segway scooter so it moves and follows people!

You can learn more about this costume on his website,, where Jonathan has posted a nice gallery of photos and videos.

Here are a couple of Zoltar Assembly videos, along with the original trailer for Big. Great work, Jonathan! Thanks for sending this in!

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ThatCostumeGirl and the Return of Super Turkey

I hope everybody had a fun, turkey-filled Thanksgiving!

It appears ThatCostumeGirl was busy during the holiday. She made a turkey costume, and a Super Turkey video! Isn’t she the best?

It’s a great costume, and looks like making this video was a lot of fun. You can learn about how she made the costume HERE, and there’s a link to the unedited version of the video HERE.

Great job, TCG!

[via ThatCostumeGirl]

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A Klingon Christmas Carol

Klingon Christmas Carol

Just when I think I’ve heard it all. A Klingon Christmas Carol? You betcha.

A theater troupe in Minneapolis is performing the Christmas Carol in Klingon costumes, and the entire performance is spoken in Klingon! Apparently they’ve been doing this for a few years now.

To catch this year’s show, you can purchase tickets directy from the Mixed Blood Theatre.

Scrooge has no honor, nor any courage. Can three ghosts help him to become the true warrior he ought to be in time to save Tiny Tim from a horrible fate? Performed in the Original Klingon with English Supertitles, and narrative analysis from The Vulcan Institute of Cultural Anthropology.

The Dickens classic tale of ghosts and redemption adapted to reflect the Warrior Code of Honor and then translated into tlhIngan Hol (That’s the Klingon Language).

Written & Translated by Doqtuj vestai-ruStaj, Q’DroS vestai-Kiln, Qe’pa sutai-Qul, Qob zantai-Hurric, and qurgh sutai-lungqIj

Here’s a news report on their 2007 performance.

[ via BoingBoing]

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Amazing Bioshock Cosplay

BioshockWow, I’m just blown away by these Big Daddy and Little Sister costumes from the Bioshock video game.

These costumes were made by Harrison Krix, and they shot this cosplay set at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. What a great location, everything looks so surreal.

There’s also a great step-by-step photo gallery at Volpin Props that shows the tremendous work that went into the Big Daddy costume. Amazing job!

Update: I just received word that this very Bioshock costume is now for sale on Ebay!

Amazing Bioshock Cosplay

Amazing Bioshock Cosplay

Amazing Bioshock Cosplay

Amazing Bioshock Cosplay

Amazing Bioshock Cosplay

Amazing Bioshock Cosplay


[Volpin Props via Geekologie]

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Star Wars Adidas Sneakers

Star Wars Adidas Sneakers

Star Wars sneakers! Just what I always wanted.

HypeBeast has a preview of the new line of Star Wars sneakers from adidas. I actually like the looks of the stormtrooper and Darth Vader sneakers – not so sure about the rainbow silver ones with photos from the orginal Star Wars though.

These shoes will hit retail stores next January. No word yet on the price, but you might have to sell your landspeeder to be able to afford them.

For its Spring/Summer season adidas Originals teamed up with Star Wars for a memorable collection of footwear and apparel. Although the theme has been used in the world of fashion already, this new collection seamlessly fuses inspiration from legendary Star Wars characters and scenes with iconic adidas Originals silhouettes.

The pieces begin to hit all adidas Originals stores and other select retailers in January 2010 while a closer look into the lineup will soon be made available.

Star Wars Adidas Sneakers

Star Wars Adidas Sneakers

[HypeBeast via GreatWhiteSnark]

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Venice Costumes Fashion Show

Venice Costumes

Take a look at these awesome Venice costumes!

These were part of a recent Venice fashion show at the Archaeological museum in Sofia, Bulgaria. Entitled, “The Secret of Masks,” 20 Bulgarian celebrities wore these impressive costumes and masks for the show.

Venice Costumes

Venice Costumes

Venice Costumes

Venice Costumes

Venice Costumes

Venice Costumes

Venice Costumes


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Predator Costumes

Predator Cosplay

Here’s a fun set of Predator cosplay, courtesy of the Hunter’s Lair, a group dedicted to Predator costumes and props.

Great costumes! These guys are serious about their cosplay. I think my favorite might be the Queen, but all of these costumes are incredible and show the amazing talent and dedication of these artists.

Very well done!

Predator Cosplay


Of course, I can hardly blog about Predators without including this oldie but goodie, Batman: Dead End. This fan made short never gets old.

[Hunters Lair via io9]

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How to Knit a Princess Leia Hat


The clever folks at ThinkGeek have put together a nice tutorial on how to knit a Princess Leia bun hat.princess-leia-dog-hat-1

LOL, it looks great on dogs, too!

1. Get some comfy, Carrie-Fisher-esque brown yarn. Bulky, wooly yarn works best (especially for the optional felting step below) to make sure the braids are chunky enough, and you’ll probably need two skeins.

2. Procure circular or double pointed knitting needles. (Andrea used size 10 double pointed needles on her hat.) Grab a big ol’ tapestry needle while you’re at it; you’ll need it for the braids.

Read the whole tutorial on ThinkGeek!



[via ThinkGeek]

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