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lotr-rings-topTakayas Custom Jewelry looked to J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy realm for a little inspiration when they created this incredible wedding ring set for LOTR fans Wesley and Sarah.

For Wesley’s ring, Takayas looked to The Key to Erebor for design inspiration while Sarah’s rings incorporated elements from the Leaves of Lorien and Arwen’s Evenstar necklace (they’re also designed to fit seamlessly together).

The finished products look like they were actually forged in Middle Earth. Take a closer look on Fashionably Geek

little-mermaid-cardiganFrom Fashionably Geek: The Little Mermaid flyaway cardigan is perfect for cool summer nights at the beach. Made of 94% polyester; 6% spandex, this seafoam cardigan has an ivory lace raglan sleeve and back panel and ivory allover Ariel and shell print.

The Little Mermaid Flyaway Cardigan ($49.50-$53.50)

Damn LARPers

larpbombAlex of Alexandria Photography has experienced the nightmare of every professional photographer.

The dreaded LARPbomb.

Look at that awesome dog though—ready for battle!

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mccalls-belleMcCall’s has teamed up exclusively with Fashionably Geek to premiere the third wave of patterns in the Cosplay By McCall’s collection.

Two new patterns BELLE ROGUE and BELLE NOIR were developed in partnership with Ichigo Black, a designer known for her Japanese fashion inspired line of handmade clothing. Like all of her pieces, these new McCall’s patterns draw their inspiration from gothic, lolita and steampunk styles.

But wait until you check out the pics on Fashionably Geek

knightmage-afro-samurai-topCosplayer Michael Wilson aka Knightmage has put together an Afro Samurai cosplay that makes me think we need a lot more Afro Samurai cosplay in our lives.

I love the hair and I’m kind of fascinated with the headband. I wish I could walk around looking like the wind was constantly blowing around me.

Photos by Gwendolyn Graham and Black Apple Studios.

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20160426_ht_lb_starwars_01We’ve been teasing the Her Universe Star Wars: The Force Awakens Collection for awhile now…but today is the day.

Reveal day.

The day you can actually own this stuff.

The entire collection is live at Hot Topic, and it includes that awesome Phasma jacket and leggings, a Finn jacket, a Rey cardigan, and a series of dresses based on Poe, Kylo Ren, Stormtroopers and BB-8.

Take a closer look on Fashionably Geek

CD1Artist Camilla d’Errico’s adventurous pop surrealism has been seen everywhere: from convention halls to private galleries. Where some artists leave droplets that ripple onward to inspire, d’Errico has taken the reigns on where the inspiration from her art is directed by penning books on pop surrealism and encouraging a new generation of female artists to find their place in the world. Some of her biggest fans/clients include the likes of Stan Lee, Scream Queens’ Emma Roberts, Geek & Sundry’s Felicia Day, and legendary author Neil Gaiman to name a few.

Now d’Errico is branching out with a gorgeous eyewear collection in collaboration with Derek Cardigan.

We sat down with the artist to talk about the collection, her books, her inspirations and where things will go from here.

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itmj_hp_corsetsThese officially licensed Harry Potter corsets aren’t SERIOUS corsets, but they are a looot more affordable. Perfect for a creative cosplay on a budget.

Although they have lacing in the back (and a privacy panel – thank you very much whoever designed these), they also have a zipper on the side. A zipper on a corset? Well, yes. It’s not a srs corset, people. You’re not going to do waist training in this. It has plastic boning. But the zipper on the side means we can get in this without requiring another human’s intervention or, you know, magic.

The Harry Potter corsets are available in Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, or Slytherin styles. Check out more pics on Fashionably Geek

GrantGauntlet_PIC2-615x407We’ve seen “working” Iron Man gauntlet builds before, but when former Mythbuster Grant Imahara is building one, you know it’s going to be special.

Joining him is Allen Pan, who you may remember from his awesome biometric Mjolnir, and flaming lightsaber builds. Pan is playing for Team Cap by building a version of Captain America’s shield that will actually ricochet off walls.

Imahara and Pan are teaming up with Mouser Electronics and Marvel for the project, and if this first teaser proves anything, it’s that the challenge is going to heat up quick.

Check out the video on Fashionably Geek

gijinka-pokemonAbout as far back as I can remember, gijika (humanized) Pokemon cosplay has been a hit at just about every convention I’ve ever attended. So when I saw this amazing fan art set by artist Tamtamdi, ideas started churning.

Not only does this colorful set bring Pokemon to life in fun ways, it also focuses on cool, body-positive designs.

Check out more of these designs on Fashionably Geek