A Transformers Trucker Hat Mask Is the Easiest Halloween Costume

The general rule of thumb is that the older you get, the simpler your Halloween costume becomes. And with yet another Transformers movie hitting theaters this summer, there's no doubt these Optimus Prime and Megatron-themed trucker hats, complete with masks that unfurl, will be a popular choice this October. » 6/03/14 2:00pm 6/03/14 2:00pm

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… » 3/28/14 12:20pm 3/28/14 12:20pm

This Light-up Hoodie Gives You Unfathomable Imaginary Magic Powers

It started life as another one of ThinkGeek's impressive April Fool's Day prank products, but like the Tauntaun sleeping bag before it, there was enough demand from the site's fans to make the Technomancer Digital Wizard Hoodie a reality. If you're a cosplayer who's ever dreamed of magical powers, you better go get… » 12/05/13 4:30pm 12/05/13 4:30pm

The 17 Types of People You See at Any Nerd Convention

San Diego Comic Con has wrapped up and E3 has been long over, which means two of the biggest "nerd" conventions are gone until next year. That's okay! If you've ever been to a convention like that, no matter how much fun you have or think it will be you'd know that going too often will take years off your life. But… » 7/24/13 1:00am 7/24/13 1:00am

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 realized he could probably make a few bucks from his creation. So he got a small production line going and is now selling the helmets on Etsy for $500 until they run out, or until… » 5/21/13 12:41pm 5/21/13 12:41pm

This Guy Built the Most Incredible Spider-Man Suit Ever

Though building out the armor required for an Iron Man suit is obviously (some would say imposingly) impressive, re-creating the detailed webbing and lithe nature of Spider-Man's suit is just as incredible a feat. MoonSpider shared the Spider-Man suit he made and it puts all Halloween Spidey costumes to shame. » 5/20/13 11:39pm 5/20/13 11:39pm

This Dead Space Plasma Cutter Blinds and Burns With Lasers Instead

Apparently today'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… » 5/03/13 4:00pm 5/03/13 4:00pm

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

Iron Man has finally returned to theaters across the country, inevitably leaving a lot of us lusting for our own set of red and gold armor. But it turns out that billions of dollars, a genius IQ, and the magic of Hollywood aren't required to realize that dream. At least, not for these brilliant amateur creations. » 5/03/13 10:01am 5/03/13 10:01am