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Are These Transformers Costumes Sexy?

80s Tees has a new line of Sexy Transformers Costumes. What do you think? Ha, I kind of like them, but I wouldn’t necessarily call them sexy. I might go with bizarre, or simply WTF.

You know what? At $80 a piece, I’ll go with WTF, final answer. 🙂

[80s Tees via Fashionably Geek]

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Movement Against Racist Costumes Becomes Internet Meme

What do you think of the “cultural” Halloween costumes that appear in abundance this time of year? Is a Mexican costume racist? Or does it merely attempt to celebrate their culture? Are people being overly sensitive about racism, or is it a serious issue that should be addressed?

A well-meaning student group from Ohio University has launched a campaign to end “racist” Halloween costumes. Known as S.T.A.R.S, they are the “Students Teaching Against Racism in Society.” They’ve put out a series of posters like the two shown above.

Apparently, lots of people on the Internet are making fun of this concept, and have turned their campaign into a humorous meme. I did get a good laugh out of the images below.

So what do you think? Has political correctness gone too far? Does the STARS campaign deserve to be turned into a joke? Or are they making an important point about underlying racism in our society? I welcome your comments below.

[Know Your Meme via BoingBoing]

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Seriously? Casey Anthony Halloween Mask

What on Earth? Sigh. A Casey Anthony mask is currently selling on Ebay for over $25,000. I don’t have much to add, except, “WTF!!!!”

Want to contribute to the downfall of the human race? Hurry, bidding ends in 9 hours.


I can almost guarantee it’s the ‘only’ Casey mask on the planet. Sculpted to precision for a parody video by enigmatic pop artist / sculptor Torro, only 9 of these film props were made for production and I got my hands on a few after the video wrapped. One of the best Halloween masks I’ve ever seen. This one is in excellent condition and it is numbered 6 of 9. I kept one for myself because I know these will be priceless. A significant piece of crime history. No matter what your opinion of the trial is, this is still one heck of a conversation piece.

[via Ebay]

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Where Have All the Hats Gone?

Reddit user ainsmart asks a great question…

“Men, why did we stop wearing hats?”

Does anybody know the answer?

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Squirrel Taxidermy Costumes?

Okay, this is pretty weird. Why would you dress dead squirrels in costume? Oh boy.

Yes, there’s a guy on Ebay selling a variety of action squirrels, thanks to the powers of taxidermy. The above photo, showing the squirrel with the Superman costume was apparently inspired by this Photoshopped image which went viral last year.

You can now buy Superman Squirrel, Squirrel in a Top, Squirrel Playing Piano, and much more.

Wouldn’t this make the perfect Christmas present?

[via GreatWhiteSnark]

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What the Heck is a Wireless Dance Costume?

I came across this really interesting Instructable about how to make a Wireless Dance costume.

This looks really cool, and they’ve done a great job explaining how to make one. I’ll admit though, I’m still confused about what exactly a wireless dance costume is for. Hopefully someone can enlighten me in the comments below.

By running wires and pressure sensors throughout the costume, a computer can map the dancer’s movements. As we can see in the video, the dancer is able to generate sounds. I can hear a piano sound generated by the pressure sensor, and when she moves her arm she makes R2-D2ish noises.

So what is the point? To allow dancers to make their own “live” music while dancing? Based on what I’ve seen, I think a whole group of dancers wearing these sensors would sound very chaotic.

So please, Dear Readers, help me understand. Thank you.

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[via quasiben]

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Awesome Costume from C2-E2

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Wow, this costume is totally amazing! Anyone know what it’s from? It sort of looks like a big spider-Jabba-the-Hutt-Frankenstein-thing. Very cool!

I spotted this costume on Marvel’s photo gallery of last weekend’s C2-E2 pop culture convention. They have lots of great photos from the Con, definitely worth checking out.

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Sexy Schoolgirl Dog Costume? Noooooo!

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Hahahahaha…. sigh. *face palm*

WHAT?!! A sexy dog costume? LOL, this is so wrong. Leg Avenue, known for its lingerie and exotic wear, has a line of costumes as well.

This is a sexy schoolgirl costume for dogs! And that pose is sooo on purpose. Who are they trying to entice with that? This isn’t Doggy Fashion, it’s more like… Doggy Style.

And now I’m wondering what my dogs do when I’m away from home.

 

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[via Leg Avenue]

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