Monthly Archives: May 2010

Wave-Gotik-Treffen

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According to Wikipedia, “Wave-Gotik-Treffen is an annual world festival for dark music and arts in Leipzig, Germany…With 18,000 to 20,000 regular attendants, the WGT is one of the largest events of the Goth-, Cybergoth-, and Rivethead- subcultures worldwide”

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So many incredible outfits all in one place!

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Be sure to check out the rest of Sebastian Willnow’s photogallery via The Star Phoenix.

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Teen Werewolves?

Have you heard of real life teen werewolves? Apparently these groups are cropping up in San Antonio schools.

LOL, this news story is something else. These kids form packs, and wear tails, colored contact lenses and fake fangs. They hang out together in malls, and sometimes under the full moon!

I see similarities to Furries, but I’d say it’s not really the same thing. I don’t know… what do you think?

[via Topless Robot]

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Watch this Girl Transform into a Tusken Raider

I stumbled onto this delightful Tusken Raider costume that was just barely posted on Youtube by silverquill212. Upon completion of this costume, she will hopefully become a full member of Garrison Carida, which is part of the 501st Legion.

It’s fun watching her transform into a Raider. This is a great costume! Great job, SilverQuill!

Shoes: tennis shoes wrapped in fabric, with extra fabric to wrap up the legs (secured with velcro)
Shirt: heather longsleeved Hanes tee, with canvas gloves attached at the wrists, and fabric to wrap the arms

Inner robe: heather fabric

Outer robe: linen fabric; design is my own

Neck piece: linen fabric

Bandoliers: sewn brown vinyl, belt buckles, thumb tacks

Helmet/mask: bought on Ebay (made from half a baseball helmet, a customized plastic mask, and other materials)

It still needs:
-to be dirty
-breather device
-gaffi stick

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Scary Halloween Props Made from Bread

A baker from Thailand has achieved fame by baking bread that looks like grotesque body parts! What a crazy idea, perfect for the zombie wannabe.

I missed breakfast – is it wrong that the thought of warm, fresh bread makes me hungry?

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[via InventorSpot]

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London’s 2012 Olympic Mascots Revealed

The new mascots for London’s 2012 Olympics have been revealed. Meet Wenlock and Mandeville, the friendly one-eyed monsters, created after “18 months, 40 focus groups and a secret operation worthy of MI5.”

Admittedly, many media outlets have made fun of these mascots. Geekosystem has even compared them to Kang and Kodos from the Simpsons.

I don’t know… I think they are fine mascots. Not mind blowingly awesome, but not terrible either. And I suppose all that really matters is what children will think.

From Telegraph.co.uk

“We’ve created our mascots for children,” he said. “They will connect young people with sport and tell the story of our proud Olympic and Paralympic history. By linking young people to the values of sport, Wenlock and Mandeville will help inspire kids to strive to be the best they can be.”

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Best Chicken Costume EVER

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LOL, this is the funniest chicken costume I’ve ever seen! So cute and weird at the same time.

And for some reason, it makes me hungry. Is it lunch time yet?

[via Geekologie]

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Male Chest T-Shirt

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Oh my. And I thought nipples on Joel Schumacher’s Batsuit were bad. I think we have a winner!

This body/chest shirt was made by artist Simon Berg, who was thoughtful enough to include pimples on the back side.

Cool! Don’t you want one? I know I do!

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[via Illusion 360]

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Lego Batman and Robin Costumes

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It’s the Dynamic Duo in Lego form! LOL, great costumes.

These are based on the popular action figures and video game. Well done! And thanks to Marie for sending this in to us.

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