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Become a DC ‘Bombshell’ with these comic-accurate cosplay patterns

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With the biggest comic conventions of the season still ahead, cosplayers across the globe are working on the looks they’ll debut for thousands of fellow fans. And if any cosplayers are stuck when it comes to a exactly which hero they should become, the folks at Simplicity might just have you covered. The noted pattern makers have made it a little easier for cosplay creators to construct their own impressive, superhero-inspired ensemble.

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Mark Hamill Tells Fan ‘Gender Matters Not’ When It Comes to “Star Wars” Cosplay

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“Star Wars” legend Mark Hamill has a word of advice for any fan who wants to cosplay his iconic character Luke Skywalker: “Gender matters not.”

Though he boasts over 1 million followers, Hamill is very active on Twitter, often responding to fan inquiries. In this specific case, he answered one fan who asked if it would be alright if she cosplayed Luke and said,

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This Baymax will be your Imperial Stormtrooper companion

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On a scale of 1 to 10, we’ll rate this Big Hero 6/Star Wars cosplay a 10, naturally. How could you not?

The work of Benito Garcia of Wetworks SFX, the Baymax/Stormtrooper mashup is so perfect — and perfectly adorable — that you have to wonder why someone didn’t attempt it before — you know, beyond just cute illustrations.

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R2-D2 debuts Boba Fett-inspired redesign at MegaCon

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At this past weekend’s MegaCon in Orlando, Florida, a working, replica R2-D2 was spotted that donned the Mandalorian armor of everybody’s favorite “Star Wars” bounty hunter (sorry, Bossk fans), Boba Fett.

Cosplayer Victoria Schmidt (Scruffy Rebel) captured the following pictures and footage of the impressive R2-D2/Boba Fett droid:

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This ‘X-Men’ fan created an amazing 7-foot Juggernaut costume

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If you hear someone bellow “I’m the Juggernaut, bitch!” this weekend at MegaCon, odds are that it’s Bryan Doell — and you’ll probably want to get out of his way.

After talking about it for two years, the South Florida costume and prop maker finally decided in April to bring the X-Men’s longtime nemesis, and occasional ally, to life — all 7 feet 2 inches of him.

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The First Order awakens with this new Stormtrooper armor

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Moving past that unfortunate incident on Starkiller Base, the First Order aims to be operating at full force in time for Star Wars: Episode VIII, with a little help.

Costume company Anovos is accepting preorders for officially licensed First Order Stormtrooper armor in two versions: completed ($6,915), meaning you’ll be ready immediately to ship out to Jakku, or the kit ($2,225), which you’ll have to assemble yourself. Yes, it’s pricey — many times more than the classic Imperial Stormtrooper armor — but what’s money compared to the approval of Captain Phasma?

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Hey, puddin’, here’s how to make Harley Quinn’s giant hammer

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Harley Quinn has been a cosplay staple for years, between her growing popularity and the upcoming release of the Suicide Squad movie, we’re virtually guaranteed to reach peak puddin’ this summer at conventions. That doesn’t mean you should dump that red-and-black costume you’ve worked so long on — you just need to stand out in the crowd. Say, with your own comically oversized prop hammer.

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This may be the greatest Ant-Man cosplay you’ll ever see

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If you’ve been busy sketching your idea for the perfect Ant-Man costume, just throw away whatever you have, because it’s going to be difficult to beat this one. I know cosplay isn’t a competition (except when it is, of course), but this kid’s Ant-Man and Antony costume clearly wins … everything.

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Armored Bat-Baby will rid the nursery of evil-doers

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Armored Bat-Baby’s parents taught him a lesson, that the world only makes sense if you force it to. In retrospect, however, they may have been talking about the Shape O Ball.

Who are Armored Bat-Baby’s parents? It’s difficult to know for sure; rumor has it their last name is Wayne. Whoever they are, they should be honored, and not with graveside oath, or a bouquet left once a year in Crime Alley. Y’know, celebrated, because they’re clearly awesome.

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Amazing Tank Girl cosplay is a comic drawing come to life

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Emma Rubini takes us back to the 1980s with this impressive Tank Girl cosplay, inspired by Jamie Hewlett’s original black-and-white comics. “They told me I could be anything,” she wrote on Facebook. “So I became a comic book.”

There’s little arguing with that, as Rubini not only mimics the white page but also the black ink lines, best showcased on the shorts, tank top and hair.

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Take this: ‘Legend of Zelda’ cosplay sword and shield

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Before you set out in your official Legend of Zelda cosplay hoodie to rescue that Princess (or Prince), you may want to make sure you have the right weapons and accessories for the quest. Because, y’know, it’s dangerous to go alone.

Merchoid has added replicas of the Master Sword and Hylian Shield to a growing Legend of Zelda Cosplay Collection that already includes Link’s armor bracer.

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Say “Good Night, Puddin'” with Harley Quinn’s plush bat and mallet

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First there was the licensed “Daddy’s Lil Monster” shirt, and soon cosplayers will be able to get their hands on a bat and comically oversized mallet, just like the ones Harley Quinn wields in the Suicide Squad movie.

Well, not just like. They’re part of Factory Entertainment’s SWAT (“Soft Weapons and Tactics”) line, which also includes plush replicas of Batman’s Batarang and Wonder Woman’s sword and shield from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

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‘Star Trek’ redshirt brilliantly has cosplayers ‘kill’ him, repeatedly

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Attending a comic convention dressed as a Redshirt from Star Trek is, y’know, fine but not exactly inspired. But attending a convention dressed as a Redshirt, and then posing with other cosplayers as they “kill” you over and over again? Genius!

That’s what Timothey Adam did last weekend at Emerald City Comicon in Seattle, recruiting cosplayers dressed as characters ranging from Batman and Harley Quinn to Chewbacca and the War Boys to put that Star Trek trope to the test.

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Cosplaying ‘Star Wars’ family reawakens the Force

There are a lot of terrific Star Wars cosplayers, but few have fully embraced their characters as Victor and Julianne.

Calling themselves “The Real Finn and Rey,” the Utah couple makes the perfect, well, Finn and Rey from The Force Awakens, going so far as to bring Baby-8 — the only thing more adorable than the actual BB-8.

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Watch Goku hit the streets of Santa Barbara on his Flying Nimbus

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We’ve seen Dragon Ball fans take to the convention floor and even the streets of Taipei on their own versions of the Flying Nimbus, and now one Goku-clad skateboarder recently turned heads in Santa Barbara, California, atop a rolling yellow cloud.

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