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Anovos – Star Wars: The Force Awakens Rey Salvaged X-wing Helmet Accessory

Friday, July 7th, 2017

Anovos, creators of high-quality, fully-licensed movie and television props, will soon be releasing a wearable version of Rey’s X-Wing helmet from ‘The Force Awakens’. The helmet is built from a digital scan of the original prop and made of ABS plastic, with a fully-lined interior and weather exterior.


Bionic Jetpack Tutorial

Sunday, June 18th, 2017

Fantasy Armor creator David Guyton showed off a high-quality jetpack build designed as a companion piece for his bionic armor set. You can check out more of his designs via his YouTube channel.

You can get the template at armortemplates.com.

ThinkGeek – Mass Effect Omni-Blade Cosplay Weapon

Saturday, January 28th, 2017


In the far-future world of Mass Effect, technology is advanced enough that hard light constructs exist, and that includes hard light being used as a quick-deployable ‘Omni-Blade’ for close quarters combat. ThinkGeek has released a cosplay version of the Omni-Blade made of transparent orange resin, with a switch on the wearable disk letting the wearer swing the blade out or sheath it along their arm.


Anovos – Rogue One Replica Death Trooper Helmet

Monday, December 12th, 2016


Anovos, known for their extremely high-quality licensed costumes and props, is releasing a replica Death Trooper helmet based on the upcoming Rogue One film. The helmet, digitally scanned from the actual movie props, is made of fiberglass, with a fully lined interior.

If you have $615 lying around, you can pre-order the helmet at the link below:


Fully Functioning Fallout 4 Automatic Laser Rifle

Sunday, November 27th, 2016

Ok, to be fair it’s not “functional” in that it shoots an actual laser projectile, but the barrels (if you can call them that) spin, the muzzle flashes with light, and it makes game-authentic sounds.

If you have the aptitude necessary to make one for yourself, the creator put the plans online here:


Kids Skull Commando Costume

Saturday, September 17th, 2016


Since Halloween fast approaching, it’s time to start considering trick-or-treat costumes for the kiddies. One such costume is this Ghost from Modern Warfare 2 Kids Skull Commando costume. It comes with a grey, black, and green hooded shirt with printed skull face mask, as well as a vest, pants, belt, thigh holster, kneepads, headphones, and sunglasses.

Note that the toy gun and footwear is not included with the costume.


Star Wars – Tatooine Cosplay Starter Kit

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016


OK, so these two items are in no way, shape, or form known in any official terms as the “Tatooine Cosplay Starter Kit”. However, if you are looking for either a foam Tusken Raider’s Gaffi Stick, or are cosplaying as a Gamorrean guard (The pig guys that guard Jabba’s palace) and need one of their weapons (in foam), then these are honestly your best bet. We got ours on Disney property, so if you’re ever in the area be on the lookout for them.

3D Printable Boba Fett EE-3 Carbine Blaster Rifle

Monday, June 6th, 2016


Thingiverse user AprilStorm has produced a 3D-printer-friendly version of Boba Fett’s EE-3 Carbine Blaster Rifle from the Star Wars series. It was designed principally to be used for prop use by charitable organizations such as the 501st, however it’s also under Creative Commons non-commercial license, so as long as you give credit where credit is due (and don’t mind assembling the components), you can print out the design yourself.


Golden Armor – Prop Replica Helmets

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Golden Armor

The website Golden Armor has an impressive display of prop replica helmets based on SciFi properties, including Star Wars, Alien, and Starship Troopers. Unfortunately, these pieces aren’t for sale, as they’re one-off models. However, they are offering a Korban Dallas Multi Pass in their ‘For Sale’ section, so not all is lost.



Anovos – The Force Awakens First Order Stormtrooper Helmet Pre-Order

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015


Do you like the new Stormtrooper design, particularly the helmet? Would you like a high-quality prop replica helmet to wear to the range to which you can attribute any misplaced shots? Well, high-end prop manufacturer Anovos is selling pre-orders on the standard line First Order Stormtrooper helmets. The helmets are derived from the digital files used in the production of the upcoming Episode VII, and they’re constructed of lightweight injection-molded plastic.

Shipping is estimated to start January 2016, so unfortunately you won’t be wearing these to The Force Awakens when it comes out in theaters, but at least you’ll be set for any upcoming conventions that year.


Steampunk Gas Mask

Sunday, September 6th, 2015


Unfortunately, this is a costume piece, not a working mask, but it’s still really cool looking. It’s made of silicone with machined aluminum with a copper finish, and adjustable jeweler’s lenses over both eyes. Reminds me of Karl Ruprecht Kroenen from the first Hellboy flick.


Cosplay At SDCC 2015

Saturday, July 25th, 2015

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Here’s some pics I took of cosplayers while I was at SDCC 2015. I’ve got more photos of the show in general to show off as well, so stay tuned.

Fanmade Immortan Joe Respirator Mask

Monday, May 25th, 2015


Looking to cosplay as Fury Road’s Immortan Joe in the near future? Then you might want to consider a “Skull Respirator Half Mask” currently available on Etsy. Made from cold cast aluminum fiberglass with resin and rubber parts, it comes with an adjustable elasticated strap, and foam padding on the inside.

Build time is 4-5 weeks due to increased demand, but it looks worth the wait.


Team Fortress 2 – Heavy Minigun Prop

Sunday, May 4th, 2014

I am Heavy Weapons Guy….and this is my weapon. She weighs one hundred fifty kilograms and fires two hundred dollar, custom-tooled cartridges at ten thousand rounds per minute. It costs four hundred thousand dollars to fire this weapon…for twelve seconds.

YouTuber Cory Alexander developed this prop model of ‘Sasha’, the Heavy class’ default minigun from Team Fortress 2. Built using 3D printed parts along with traditional materials and techniques, ‘Sasha’ features lights, motors, and full sounds.

This build is a component of a Heavy costume that will be revealed at Phoenix Comicon in June.

Stronghold Leather – Clawed Gloves

Thursday, February 27th, 2014


A reader messaged me on Facebook asking if I’d featured these gloves on the page before. I had not, but they’re cool looking, so I used some good old fashioned Google magic to find out what they were. Turns out, a company called Stronghold Leather based in New Brighton, Minnesota makes them. Unfortunately, the pair featured in the image above is sold out, and the mustang brown leather used to make them has been discontinued. However, Stronghold has an eBay store where they’re selling the design in a variety of other colors, along with dozens of other leathercraft items.


Nuclear Snail Studios

Monday, January 13th, 2014


Nuclear Snail Studios is a post-apocalyptic design studio led by Dimitri Zaitsev.

Check out the rest of the apocalyptic series on Facebook.


This May Be The Only Way You’ll Ever Own A Pair Of GPNVG -UPDATED-

Monday, July 8th, 2013


I made a bit of a blunder yesterday; turns out the original GPNVG I posted was only a 1/6th scale model. These, however, are in fact full sized. The GPNVG18 Dummy (Standard Version) by Spartan Airsoft Tactical is made from ABS plastic and (sadly) features no powered components. There was also a deluxe version that did light up, but it was limited to 800 pieces, so it could be quite a bit harder to get a hold of a set.


Meg Turney – Princess Leia Photo Shoot

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

Check out this video of Meg Turney cosplaying as Pricness Leia for a shoot at Gentle Giant Studios. FYI, there’s a bit of crass language and suggestive dialogue, so this one’s probably better off not seen while at work.



TacHacker – Articulated Street Sign Armor

Saturday, December 24th, 2011

Looking to perfect that Mad Max or Fallout cosplay? Then you might want to follow the example of Ivan Owen and build a set of street sign armor. Although the exact details are scarce, the piece was constructed from forming street signs using an anvil and ball peen hammer and affixing said signs to a belt harness. Mr. Owen also has an Etsy store where it’s entirely possible you can commission said armor, provided your smithing skills aren’t up to snuff.

MAKE – Street Sign Armor

Army Commando Costume

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Available at Target, the boy’s Army Command Costume consists of two pieces, the uniform and helmet. It’s made from 70% polyester and is available in small, medium and large sizes. My favorite aspect of this costume is the ‘Army’ tag; it’s a nice touch that lets other people know: “Yes, I am pretending to be an Army Commando this fine Halloween’s night. Candy, please!” There’s also something familiar about the camouflage that I can’t quite put my finger on…

Thanks to Gordon from Indy for the tip.

Target.com – Army Commando Costume

Wasteland Weekend: Get Your Mad Max On

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

It’s not too late to go visit the Atomic Café, Thunderdome, Wasteland Casino or Mushroom Cloud Lounge. With any luck you’ll have time to get a free mohawk.

Wasteland Weekend started today, but it goes through Sunday; it’s not to late to dunk your face in a bucket of fishhooks, throw some leather on, grab up your sawed off scattergun or crossbow and get down there. Go have some fun in the sun in the lovely Mojave Desert with the finest in fringe elements of a Mad Max loving subculture.

There are a lot of bands scheduled to be playing in addition to numerous events (an archery contest, Wasteland Games (including boomerang toss and gas can carry) plus, of course, multiple Thunderdome fights. There will also be some sort of sermon delivered around an ‘unexploded nuclear bomb’ on Sunday.

They are working toward an immersive environment. From the official website:
“Wasteland Weekend reserves the right to prohibit any vehicles, structures, or items it deems unfit for the look of the themed area. (Any unfit property can be stored outside the gates of the themed area in the general camping area or hidden from view.) We are trying to create a convincing 360-degree post-apocalyptic environment. We hope you understand.”

In addition to individuals, there are a number of “tribes” who will be in attendance. There are several, including the Petro Pirates and Dukes of the Nuke, but our favorite has got to be the Dystopian Slut Militia.

Wasteland Weekend is a relatively new post-apocalyptic event, but organizers expect it to be much larger than the 400 attendees they had last year.

One long weekend of booze, body piercings, pointy things, makeshift weaponry and metal, punk rock, industrial rock and cleavage. What’s not to like?

Wasteland Weekend

Batman Captured In Michigan

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

A comic geek dressed as Batman decided to go full-on vigilante in Michigan, but was caught by police early yesterday morning while hanging off the ledge of a building. Although his climbing skills weren’t up to snuff, he was prepared to rumble: besides a utility belt that contained a collapsible baton and a can of pepper spray, he was also rocking a pair of lead-lined gloves. No information on him having any batarangs or world-class martial arts skills, I regret to say. Because of his obviously beneficial service to the community, he was charged with possession of dangerous weapons in addition to trespassing. Just goes to show you how dangerous, under-trained idiots get very little respect these days. Or antiperspirant for that matter.

Hat tip to thesmokinggun.com.

I Love It When A Plan Comes Together

Friday, January 21st, 2011

Last night at the 14th Annual Wilson Family Fishing Trip. The theme was 80s TV Zombies. Can you guess who I was?

You Can Never Have Enough Multicam

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Feel you need more Multicam in your wardrobe? Then you need to place your bid on this sweet custom made Jedi Knight tunic set. Featured at this year’s Dragon*Con, it was worn for only 3 hours by the creator. It comes in two parts, the first a large size Tru Spec Multicam Combat shirt with the hook and loop patch backing removed from the sleeve pockets. The tunic itself is sized as a men’s Large in two ply fabric with tabards that are sewn into the shoulder seam and hang down the front with an obi that velcros around the waist. Included is a Clone Wars Galactic Republic patch that’s not sewn on the tunic. Finally, a piece with both tactical and cosplay functionality.