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Playing Star Wars at Home in Mexico City

Darth Maul has probably made you a coffee—at least if you've been to Mexico City. This is one conclusion you can draw from photographer Marcel Rius's Fanatic Wars. He's spent years documenting Star Wars cosplayers and collectors in Mexico, visiting their homes and putting together a visual answer to the question: how do you live with Star Wars? Read More >>

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This is the Best Consumer-Ready Iron Man Suit We've Ever Seen

Do you like Iron Man? Got £1,225 lying around? You're in luck, my friend, because the Iron Man Factory is open for business, and they're selling the best Iron Man suits we've ever seen. The only problem is you'll have to wait, oh, about a year to get yours. Read More >>

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Humourless Carpet Maker Sues Over Amazing Floor Camouflage Cosplay

Guess what? People who design carpet patterns are really protective of their intellectual property on the internet too, as the maker of the above (amazing) carpet-inspired cosplay costume discovered to his cost. Read More >>

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The 17 Types of People You See at Any Nerd Convention

A follow up to its infamous 15 types of people you see at Comic Con, Dorkly created 17 more people you seem to always bump into whenever you hit up a nerd convention. Which one are you? [Dorkly] Read More >>

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This Guy Built the Most Incredible Spider-Man Suit Ever

MoonSpider admits that he didn't actually make the suit himself but he connected all the right and talented people to get his creation off the ground. Still, it's impressive as hell. There are hidden zippers all around the suit, sneaky shoe uppers tied to the feet and incredibly detailed colour representation. It's pretty much perfect. Read More >>

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Don't Get Daft Punk's New Album Without Also Getting the Helmet

After Halloween revelers desperately wanted to buy his impressively detailed Daft Punk helmet (Thomas Bangalter version) Mauricio Santoro realised he could probably make a few quid from his creation. So he got a small production line going and is now selling the helmets on Etsy for £340 until they run out, or until Columbia Records catches wind of it. Read More >>

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Police Called as Rival Sci-Fi Clubs Battle for Doctor Who Star's Attention

The usually sedate and harmless Norwich Sci-Fi and Film Convention at the University of East Anglia kicked off and required police intervention, after a rival science fiction group dared to enter its turf. Read More >>

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This Dead Space Plasma Cutter Blinds and Burns With Lasers Instead

Apparently, this week's theme is dangerous DIY props because as a follow-up to the frightening 80,000-volt Thor hammer we now have an equally terrifying replica of the Dead Space Plasma Cutter. As far as prop design and attention to detail go it's beautiful, but the use of a pair of 1,500-milliwatt burning blue lasers has us cautious about recommending this as a DIY. Read More >>

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10 DIY Iron Man Suits That Give Tony Stark a Run for His Money

Iron Man has finally returned to cinemas, inevitably leaving a lot of us lusting for our own set of red and gold armour  But it turns out that billions of pounds, a genius IQ, and the magic of Hollywood aren't required to realise that dream. At least, not for these brilliant amateur creations. Read More >>

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If All Storm Troopers Looked Like This I'd Join the Empire In a Heart Beat

Do you know what the Empire's lacking? Women. Why were the Storm Troopers all blokes? Maybe it's because no one made them any, errr, decent costumes? How about these supposedly sexy Star Wars getups? Read More >>

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Whip Up a Bewildering Nerdy Decor With This Giant Sword and Arcade Scented Candles

Need scented candles, a giant foam sword, or a ringtone machine to annoy your buddies? Of course you don't but, you want 'em and ThinkGeek's spread for Toy Fair 2013's got you covered. Read More >>

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Scare the Crap Out of Your Friends With This Life-Like Star Trek Borg Costume

Halloween is tomorrow so it may be a little late to start on that paper-mache masterpiece you've been dreaming up, but with a little foresight and planning you could have made something truly incredible like this -- a Locutus of Borg costume with working lights, robotics, and everything. The ultimate sci-fi geek's costume. Read More >>

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This Incredible Moving Iron Man Suit Is What Everyone Should Wear to Go See the Avengers

Cosplay, at least in Britain, is notoriously lame. Loads of gothic dolls and cardboard uniforms, but at least one American knows how to do cosplay right. You might have already seen this in photo form, but this is what cosplay costumes should all be like -- awesome moving replicas of the Iron Man suit that we can only lust after. Read More >>

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This Awesome Steampunk Portal Gun Makes Me Crave For a 19th Century Portal Game

We've seen what the portal gun looks like in pixel-perfect replicas, but what would happen if you dumped it back in time? This gorgeous steampunk version, built out of the odds and ends of old dead things, is about as close as you'll get to finding out. Read More >>

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Now This Is How You Express Your Mac Love

And you call yourself an Apple fanboi? Dressing up like a mutton-chopped Steve jobs (true to life!) while your buddy tromps about in a cyborg suit comprised of vintage mac parts—that's showing your fandom. Read More >>

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Worst. Cosplay. Evar.

I've been to my fair share of Comi-cons. I understand that not everybody can blow ten grand on a fully-functional Patlabor costume, and that's cool. I dont expect you to. I do, however, expect more than whatever the hell this is. Read More >>

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