Monthly Archives: June 2013

Break your Arm? Become a Superhero

Here’s a great way to make yourself feel better after breaking your arm. Don’t settle for a boring white cast, when you can turn it into a costume. Now he’s Iron Man! He even drew the repulsor light, what a clever idea. Get well soon, Mr. Stark.

[via Buzzfeed]

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Costumed Penguins Welcome African Politicians

Now this is what I call a welcoming committee. These African penguins got all dressed up to welcome 50 African leaders visiting Japan. This meet and greet was held at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise amusement park in Yokohama. So adorable! What a great way to make their guests feel honored and welcome.

[via Yahoo News]

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Crazy Costume YouTube Guy

I should probably apologize in advance for this post. Ha, I stumbled onto this guy’s costume-filled YouTube channel yesterday, and all I could do was say WTF over and over. Oh, it’s completely safe for work– he’s just so freaking weird! And I’m sure Ray Sipes would take that as a compliment.

It makes me wonder… what did all the strange people do before there was YouTube? 🙂

[via Ray Sipes]

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Llamas Parade in Costumes

After watching this video, now I really want to own a few llamas. What awesome animals. Here’s a llama costume contest, held annually at the Minnesota State Fair. Wow, everyone looks great! I queued the video to start with the costumes, but if you’re interested in learning more about llamas you should watch the whole thing.

[via dMPRdotOrg]

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Handmade Rocking Red Star Trek Dress

This lady is my hero. Check out her awesome crocheted Star Trek dress. Very nice! It looks like she’s posing at Comic Con, but she’s actually at a Crochet Guild of America conference.

Her design was first published in Interweave Crochet magazine and it was simply known as her Rockin Red Dress. But then she got inspired to boldly go to science fiction. By making the dress a tiny bit shorter, tweaking the collar, and adding the Star Trek logo — she created the perfect crochet Star Fleet officer dress. She looks great! Wonderful job.

Crochet the dress a couple of inches shorter, wear it with black boots, a T-shirt collar and a spiffy replica of Lt. Uhura’s insignia from the Star Trek 2009 reboot film, and, it reverts back to the original inspiration for the design.

[Doris Chan via Fashionably Geek]

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Gaze-Activated Interactive Dresses

Gaze upon these dresses… and watch them swirl!

Artist/Designer Ying Gao is debuting a line of interactive dresses, that are triggered when they think you are looking. That’s amazing! Each dress contains an eye-tracking system, and the little motors in the dress turn on when an eyeball is detected. These dresses will debut in November, 2013 at the Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art.

Click to watch on Vimeo — sorry, no embed code.

[via io9]

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Disney Princesses as Battle Warriors

Move over, Xena… here come the Disney Warrior Princesses!

Artist Mike Roshuk has re-imagined the famous Disney princesses as fantasy warriors. First he photographed the model, then added armor and weapons using image editing tools.

He features Snow White, Cinderella, Pocahontas, Ariel, and Jasmine. Prints are available for sale on his website, and run about $20 each. Great work!

[via Laughing Squid]

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Super Kids and Dad – Superman Celebration Fan Film

It’s Super Kids and Dad! This awesome short was made for the Fan Film Competition during Superman Celebration in Metropolis, IL. The annual event just wrapped up in the aptly named city, and there were lots of Superhero costumes to be found.

Watch the full 20-minute fan film below, as well as the “Sights and Sounds and Costumes” of the celebration itself. Great stuff. The celebration was timed perfectly with the release of Man of Steel. Ha, I bet this town is absolutely Superman crazy right now. Well, good for them. Long live Metropolis!

[via Superman Celebration & Steve Younis]

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