Monthly Archives: November 2009

Michael Jackson’s Glove Sells for $350,000

Michael Jackson's Famous Glove

I guess is should come as no surprise that Michael Jackson’s famous glove recently sold at an auction for $350,000.

According to Reuters:

The Jackson memorabilia was the highlight of an auction of hundreds of rock’n’roll items, including many not associated with the “King of Pop,” who died in June.

Darren Julien, CEO of Julien’s Auctions, which ran the auction, called the glove “the Holy Grail of Michael Jackson,” and many expected it to sell for far more than its pre-sale estimate of about $50,000.

With the added commission, the final price excluding taxes, ran to some $420,000.

Wow, almost half a million dollars for a glove. It’s interesting that the pre-sales estimates priced it at only $50,000. It just goes to show, NEVER underestimate the power of Michael Jackson fans!

[via Reuters]

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Build Your Own Lego-Style Dress

Lego Dress

This is interesting. A group of Dutch designers have a new line of “fragmented” clothing that snaps together like Legos. The same garment can be worn in a variety of ways, completely altering the design, and the individual pieces can be washed separately.

What a fun idea. Plus, if you gain or lose weight, a few extra snaps will keep the garment fitting perfectly. Very convenient!

The click/fold assembly system allows you to wear the same garment in countless ways and replace the parts separately.

To create an interlocking skirt or dress, the square- and star-shaped modules are pieced together via small slices in the wool, which eliminates the need for yarn. (The felt doesn’t fray, either.) The resulting mosaic-like clothing can be worn in a variety of dynamic ways, so you can get by with fewer clothes and yet never get bored.

Lego Dress

Lego Dress

Lego Dress

Lego Dress

[via Ecouterre]

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The Craziest Beard Ever!

This must be seen to be believed, it’s the craziest beard EVER. From a 1991 facial hair competition, this “head cage beard” also has an opening door for his mouth. Just insane!

I love how the crowd goes completely wild. Listening to them cheer is almost as fun as watching the beard in action. Ah, good times.

Thanks again, Internet!

[via BoingBoing]

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New Moon Roars into Theaters

Twilight - Edward Costume
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Today is a big day for Twilight fans, as New Moon opens in theaters. Anticipation for this movie is so high, New Moon has broken a record for the Top 10 Advance Ticket Sellers of All-Time. Very impressive!

I admit, I’m not personally a fan of this series, but I know a lot of MD readers love the Twilight Saga. I found this picture of Edward cosplay – it’s pretty good, don’t you think?

Here’s a clip from New Moon, and a few fun “Then and Now” photos from Yahoo. I hope you all enjoy the movie!


 

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Jewish Superhero Costumes for Kids

Here’s something I didn’t previously know existed – Jewish superhero costumes for kids?

Save the day as Menorah Man, Dreidal Maidel, Shabbas Queen, or with Magen David armor.

Why not? This is a fun idea, and fairly inexpensive. I bet these costumes are big sellers during the Hanukkah season.

Menorah Man Costume
Menorah Man
Shabbas Queen Costume
Shabbas Queen
 
 
Dreidel Maidel Costume
Dreidel Maidel
 
 
Magen David Costume
Magen David

 
[via Costume Craze]

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Recycled Costumes by The Sustainable Sirens

Recycled Costume

What a great costume – made entirely out of recycled material!

Lately, Hollywood has been getting a bad rap for their excessive waste during movie productions. Reel Green Media is an environmental consulting company for the entertainment industry, and they’ve put together a “green” costume campaign in an effort to help the movie industry reduce their environmental impact.

As you can see, this costume is made of empty bottles, old batteries, plastic bags, wire hangers, magazines and cardboard. Pretty cool!

Dubbed The Sustainable Sirens, this campaign plans to debut 6 recycled costumes by Earth Day, 2010.

So far, only one dress has been made, and it will be on display this afternoon, Nov. 19, at a fashion show from 5 pm – 8 pm at Code C, 8641 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles.

[via MNN]

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Cute Star Wars Cosplay

Luke and Leia

How cute is this photo?

But Luke, you’re holding the lightsaber all wrong – aw, never mind.

I’m not sure where this photo came from, but thanks to Diane for sending it in!

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Savage Dragon Costume

Savage Dragon Costume

Check out this awesome green lady, and what appears to be a Savage Dragon costume. That’s quite a paint job!

Savage Dragon While not as famous as Superman or Spider-Man, the Savage Dragon is still a popular comic book character from Image Comis, and he even had an animated series on the USA Network in the 1990’s.

The Savage Dragon is a green-skinned reptile/humaniod who has super strength and healing abilities. He wakes up in a burning field in Chicago with amnesia, eventually becomes a policeman.

Here’s a clip from the animated series. Enjoy!

[via GreatWhiteSnark]

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