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Vajra Tactical Concepts – Tacticute Seifuku

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

This is Vajra Tactical Concepts’ Tacticute Seifuku. A must have for any tactically-inclined waifus, it combines the iconic Japanese schoolgirl ‘Seifuku’ uniform with the modern combat uniform. The resulting fusion of which is neither fully appropriate for an educational environment, nor the field of combat, but ascetically pleasing, all the same.

The shirt portion features combat uniform-style cargo and bicep pockets, with Velcro panels for the attachment of morale or ID patches. The pleated skirt features an adjustable waist side zipper, and dual cargo pockets, as well as wide belt loops perfectly sized for a tactical belt.

Interested parties can contact Vajira Tacticalc Concepts via their Facebook page to order.

www.facebook.com/vajrataconcept/

Marvel Legends Gamerverse Punisher War Machine Helmet Prop Replica

Saturday, June 29th, 2019

As part of Hasbro’s Marvel Legends prop line, they will be releasing a ‘GamerVerse’ Punisher War Machine Helmet prop, based on the Punisher in War Machine armor as seen in the video game ‘Marvel Future Fight’.

The helmet is 1:1 scale, and sized so that most adults should be able to wear it. It features a highly-detailed sculpt and paint job, with glowing LED eyes and electronic sounds. The faceplate is magnetized, so it can be attached and detached, which triggers the aforementioned eyes and sounds.

This is a retailer-exclusive release, so you’ll have to get it through Entertainment Earth. It’s up for pre-order now, with an expected release this coming October: www.entertainmentearth.com/product/marvel-legends-gamerverse-punisher-war-machine-helmet-prop-replica-exclusive/hse8679

Star Trek TOS Gorn Latex Mask

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

Arguably, it’s a bit early to start prepping for Halloween, but on the off-chance you were planning on wearing a Gorn costume this year, you may want to take a look at Trick or Treat Studios‘ (the same folks behind the awesome ‘They Live’ mask) Gorn Latex Mask. Officially licensed by CBS, this high-quality mask is based off the ‘Gorn’ fought by Captain Kirk in the classic ‘Star Trek’ episode ‘Arena’. It’s available for pre-order now, with an expected ship date of September 30th.

Honestly, though, this is really an excuse to lead into the classic primitive gunpowder canon scene from the same episode.

www.monstersinmotion.com/cart/original-series-movie-era-c-10_338/star-trek-tos-gorn-latex-mask-p-26210

Thunderball Spectre Ring Prop Replica

Sunday, May 12th, 2019

Website ‘Monsters In Motion’ is currently offering a pre-order sale on a prop replica of the SPECTRE ring from Thunderball, manufactured by Factory Entertainment. Sized at ring size 11, these replicas are “handcrafted in 14K yellow gold over solid sterling silver, with the recessed black enamel SPECTRE insignia accented by polished rhodium.” Simply put, these are a decently high-quality prop replica, with a price to match: $249.99. Each ring also comes with a gift box and a Certificate of Authenticity, and the run will be limited to 500 pieces.

www.monstersinmotion.com/cart/item-list-fj-c-5_258/james-bond-007-thunderball-spectre-ring-prop-replica-p-26573

Kenneth Chan – Asian Tactical Conical Helmet

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

This is a concept for a Asian Tactical Conical Helmet by Creator/Artist/Painter/Illustrator/Designer Kenneth Chang. Combining aspects of a modern ballistic helmet and an Asian Conical Hat, the Asian Tactical Conical Helmet would be constructed of NIJ Level IIIA PE with a 4-point chin strap and NIJ Level II rated bulletproof headband, with obligatory helmet pads and accessory mounts. Various ballistic panels would be mountable on the exterior, including some hanging panels of NIJ Level III material to protect the neck and upper back. Rounding out the design is an NVG mount. It would come in at 30cm / 1 ft in diameter, and about 2.5kg / 5.5 lbs fully loaded.

It’s a really cool concept, and practicality aside, I’m sure plenty of people would love to get their mitts on an actual release.

You can check out more of Kenneth Chan’s concepts via his Artstation page: kennethchan512.artstation.com

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.

www.anovos.com/products/star-wars-the-force-awakens-rey-salvaged-x-wing-helmet-accessory

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

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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.

www.thinkgeek.com/product/jonn

Anovos – Rogue One Replica Death Trooper Helmet

Monday, December 12th, 2016

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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:

www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=ANV10130&mode=retail

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:

www.myminifactory.com/object/fallout-4-automatic-laser-rifle-25153

Kids Skull Commando Costume

Saturday, September 17th, 2016

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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.

www.spirithalloween.com/product/99556

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

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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.

www.thingiverse.com/thing:150686

Golden Armor – Prop Replica Helmets

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

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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.

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goldenarmor.com/helmets

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

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

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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.

www.anovos.com/products/star-wars-first-order-stormtrooper-helmet-accessory-standard-line-pre-order

Steampunk Gas Mask

Sunday, September 6th, 2015

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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.

www.thinkgeek.com/product/inju

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

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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.

www.etsy.com/uk/listing/208609397/skull-respirator-half-mask

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

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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.

www.ebay.com/usr/strongholdleather

Nuclear Snail Studios

Monday, January 13th, 2014

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

Check out the rest of the apocalyptic series on Facebook.

www.facebook.com/nuclear.snail

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

Monday, July 8th, 2013

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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.

www.bunnyworkshop.com.hk/SPA-NVG18-S-spartan-airsoft-gpnvg18-dummy-standard-version-pre-order

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.

http://www.megturney.com/

http://www.gentlegiantstudios.com/

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