Arts & Design

8-Bit Costume Makes Your Friends Look High-Def in Comparison

I know, summer has barely begun, but it’s never too early to start hunting for that perfect Halloween idea. Kiel Johnson and Klai Brown created this awesome 8-Bit costume, lovingly referred to as “Gary,” by cutting out large cube-shaped pixels out of high-density foam sheets. The pixels are attached to an articulated cardboard structure to provide wearability in all three ...

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Wonder Woman Gets a Modern Makeover

After nearly 70 years of wearing the same sexy costume, Wonder Woman has been given a makeover. But that’s not the only change in store. In Wonder Woman issue #600, writer J. Michael Straczynski also delves back into Wonder Woman’s past, reexamining her origins. Instead of being raised as Amazon royalty, Diana was smuggled from the island as a baby ...

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One Field, 600,000 CDs

Bruce Munro and 140 of his closest friends placed a total of 600,000 CDs over the span of Wiltshire field in the UK over the course of a weekend. The CDSea project started when Munro asked the public to donate their used CDs. After amassing a collection of 600,000, Munro did what any sane person would do after accumulating so ...

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Cheshire Cat Stormtrooper Helmet

I’m not quite sure where the merging of Alice in Wonderland and Star Wars became an idea that seemed worth trying, but I’m glad it happened. The Cheshire Cat Stormtrooper Helmet makes your typical imperial trooper seem creepily happy and just a tad too furry. I doubt these helmets would ever pass Darth Vader’s stringent uniform protocol, but a trooper ...

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8-Bit Game Characters in 3D

Just because the animation wasn’t made for 3D, doesn’t mean that we can’t use modern tools to bring the days of retro gaming into the modern age. Hell, we’ve already seen it work the other way around. Deviantart user Cezkid utilizes his mad skills to create 3D versions of classic 8-bit gaming art, including this Super Mario rendering. Also included ...

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If the iPod Was Invented in the 70s…

Imagine the reaction if something resembling the iPod was released in the 70s. People would have assumed it was some sort of extraterrestrial device. What other choice would they have? So, if the iPod had been released in the in the 70s, of course it would have looked a little different. Ok, maybe a lot different. The Pocket Hi-Fi, an ...

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Custom Pokemon Hoodies

I was a little too old to really go crazy over Pokemon, but I have played a few of the games. Never got into the whole trading card thing either. I was a Magic: The Gathering guy. Pokemon cards were about a generation too late for my interest. But there’s no denying the inherent cuteness (for the most part) and ...

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Iron Man Becomes Iron Can: R2-D2, Meet Tony Stark

Poor Artoo has really gone through a lot the last few years since we publisher our first post back in 2006. From his image being branded on the sides of mailboxes to being used to peddle trash cans to messy geeks, we can’t say R2-D2 has gotten much of a fair deal as far as his image goes. But this ...

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Roadkill Rug

Just thinking about this rug makes me hungry. The Roadkill Rug demonstrates the “struggle between attraction and repulsion,” encouraging owners to cuddle up with the image of a mangled fox, or as I like to call it, the foretelling of a barbecue. There’s just no competing with my grilled fox entrails. Cooked in the traditional fashion, via exhaust fumes, of ...

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