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Captain America vs. Thor in a spectacular cosplay photo shoot

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While there are undoubtedly some fans willing to argue about who would win in a fight between the god of thunder and the Sentinel of Liberty (no contest!), there’s little debating how amazing this Thor-versus-Captain America cosplay photo shoot is.

Photographed by Adrian Gibbs, the series stars Sharon Rose as Captain America and Kayley Marie as Thor, who stand ready for a clash of uru and vibranium. The details on both costumes are incredible, but I particularly like Cap’s shield.

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Design student creates functional Batsuit

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While some students play video games or merely hang out in their spare time, Philadelphia University’s Jackson Gordon always has bigger things in mind, including the designs for the functional Batsuit he debuted two weeks ago at Katsucon.

Gordon, an industrial design student, told USA Today his suit can handle anything short of a bullet: punches, machetes, baseball bats, the works. While designing the suit, he made sure it wouldn’t inhibit movement, which he is more than happy to demonstrate with a few moves he picked up while earning his black belt in kung fu.

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This incredible 3D-printed Ant-Man helmet is no small feat

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Inspired by the release of the trailer for Marvel’s Ant-Man, designer Stefanos Anagnostopoulos set out to design a helmet like the one Paul Rudd wears in the film, and to do it in a day. What took him 10 hours to design required a staggering 50 hours to print on 3D prints, but you can’t really argue with the results.

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Man 3D prints functional Iron Man Hulkbuster armor, is generally awesome

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On his personal YouTube channel, James Bruton has begun a Hulk-sized undertaking. Well, a Hulkbuster-sized undertaking, at any rate — he’s 23 videos into a 3D printing project to build his own WiFi enabled Hulkbuster Iron Man armor.

And that’s not all — Bruton’s armor is fully functional, as can be seen in a handful of the later installments when he tries it on for size. Jury’s still out on whether or not it could handle the Hulk himself, though; I suppose we’ll have to wait and see in his last video!

You can check out his first video below and the rest on his YouTube channel. Also check out his website, where he shows off many of his other products — which include an R2D2, an Alien xenomorph suit and a life-sized Iron Man MKVI costume armor, among others.

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This Darth Vader medieval armor is impressive, most impressive

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Prince Armory, which created that unnerving Joker armor and the breathtaking Loki armor, has gone medieval on a galaxy far, far away, unveiling a version of Darth Vader that’s both beautiful and frightening.

Jokingly referred to as the “Darth Knight,” the custom mask, helmet and suit are made of leather. If you want other details, like, say, the price, you’ll have to contact Prince Armory. However, I imagine it’ll cost you … and they don’t accept Republic Dataries.

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Cosplayer uses 3D printing to create ‘Arkham Origins’ Batsuit

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When U.K. cosplayer Stevie Dee wanted a realistic Batsuit, he turned not to online costumers but to 3D printing.

A CG propmaker, Dee worked with Tundra Designs and Gauntlet FX to recreate the Dark Knight skin from the Batman: Arkham Origins video game.

According to 3D Print, the suit was 3D modeled before being printed. A mold was then created for casting of the armor (everything except the cape and undersuit shown in the photos was produced through 3D printing). “The suit is quite comfy to wear and movement is great,” Dee said. “I can’t bend at the stomach but I didn’t expect that.”

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Photo of the Day | The greatest (or worst) Pikachu cosplay ever

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As the headline states, this may be the absolute worst or the most inspired Pikachu cosplay in history, Really, it could go either way, likely depending to some extent on your fondness for the Greendale Human Being.

The photos — yes, there are more, below — were snapped at Comiket 87, which wrapped up today at the Tokyo Big Sight. Held twice annually, in August and December, Comiket (aka Comic Market) is the world’s largest dojinshi fair, drawing more than a half-million attendees. This edition opened Sunday with 180,000 people, an increase of about 10,000 from the first day of August’s Comiket 86.

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Santa Doom sees you when you’re sleeping

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It never feels like the holidays without a visit from Santa Doom, the fearsome Monarch of Christmas. Thankfully, Cash Branson was on hand to channel the armor-clad spirit of the season and spread yuletide fear. He even came bearing a Naughty List, which includes Reed Richards, Carol Danvers and Fantastic Four director Josh Trank.

Santa Doom was famously introduced by Scott Lobdell and John Byrne in 1991’s What The-?! #10, in which Santa Claus is seriously injured trying to deliver a present to Doom’s castle, and asks the Latverian dictator to complete his Christmas rounds.

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The ‘X-Men Epic Cosplay Video’ is, well, pretty epic

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Distractotron has released the appropriately titled “X-Men Epic Cosplay Video,” featuring a wide range of Marvel’s mutant — and mutant-adjacent characters — from Archangel and Scarlet Witch to Omega Red and Apocalypse. There are even anti-mutant protestors, and I’m pretty sure I spotted Doug Ramsey.

Shot at DragonCon by Blake Faucette, Justin Reich and Micah Moore, it includes animation by Reich, and a lot of slow-motion effects. Fair warning: The confrontation between the Beast and Toad is the stuff of nightmares. Don’t believe me? Just look below …

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The Joker’s wild in these wonderful cosplay photos

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These incredible photos of cosplayer Dark Incognito as a female Joker — rather than Harley Quinn or Duela Dent — makes me wish DC Comics has used the New 52 as an opportunity to introduce a Clown Princess of Crime. The shakeup to the decades-old dynamic with Batman could’ve been fascinating.

Check out some of the photos below, and even more in the galleries of Dark Incognito and photographer Akami.

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Spider-Man struggles with life in Cairo in amazing photo series

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With a metro population of 20 million, Cairo suffers from all the traffic, pollution and noise problems you’d expect from the wold’s 10th-largest urban area. Even lifelong residents can find daily life in the city’s crowded streets to be a struggle. But how would a superhero fare in Egypt’s capital?

That’s what 20-year-old Hossam Atef set out to discover in a series of photographs depicting Spider-Man — actually, 21-year-old chef Atef Saad — as he experiences a normal day in Cairo, running to catch an overcrowded bus, finding a place to sit on the Metro and driving a tuk-tuk, among other activities.

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Photo of the Day | Chihuahuas cosplay as Groot and Rocket

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As the former owner of a Chihuahua with an extensive wardrobe — stop looking at me like that; they get cold! — I’m more than a little envious of the Guardians of the Galaxy fan who had not only the skill but the gumption to create these tiny dog-sized Groot and Rocket Raccoon outfits.

They’re even endorsed by director James Gunn, who posted the photos on Facebook: “This photo just may be the peak of my existence.”

Not-so-puny god: Medieval Loki burdened with glorious armor

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Earlier this year we showcased the gloriously terrifying medieval-style Joker armor, but this is the first I’ve time I’ve seen the gorgeously detailed Medieval Loki, commissioned from the same company Prince Armory.

The wearer’s Facebook page states only that, “I am Loki, of Asgard … but son to no Asgardian,” but you can see plenty of photos of him in both his armor and his more casual trickster-wear.

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Joker and Harley Quinn tie the knot in costume-filled fan wedding

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Last year we showcased photos from a Batgirl- and Nightwing-themed wedding, so it’s only fair for us to give a couple of Gotham City rogues equal time.

“So I married Joker on Saturday,” user MCAddict writes on imgur, where she shares photos of herself (with a classic Batman logo tattoo) dressed as Harley Quinn and the groom decked out in purple and green. The wedding party was a mix of the expected (Catwoman, The Riddler, Poison Ivy and Bane) and the slightly puzzling (Wolverine, Wonder Woman and Mario).

More surprising still: Batman officiated the ceremony. Check out some of the photos below, and even more at imgur.

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College students dress up as Spider-Man for new world record

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A London costume costume brought together 398 college students Thursday to set a new Guinness World Record for the Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Spider-Man.

Escapade, which last year set the record for the Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Superman, partnered with manufacturer Rubies UK to provide participants with free licensed Marvel costumes. The event, which included aerial performances and a competition, also served as a fundraiser for the British military charity Help For Heroes.

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