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With makeup and body paint, artist brings comic illustrations to life

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You may recall Lianne Moseley, the self-trained makeup artist who turns fans into faithful recreations of superheroes. However, she’s not the only one using cosmetics to make people look as if they stepped out of a comic book.

A hairstylist and freelance artist for MAC Cosmetics, Argenis Pinal uses makeup and body paint to similarly impressive effect, transforming ordinary (if well-sculpted) mortals into the likes of She-Hulk, Superman, Wonder Woman, Jean Grey, Carnage, Green Lantern, Wolverine and Cyborg Superman. Heck, even J. Jonah Jameson — now a blond! — spends some time beneath the brush.

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This Iron Merman cosplay is impressive, but can he talk to fish?

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While there’s certainly a lot of Iron Man cosplay out there, few are as imaginative and fun as this “Iron Merman” mashup, which debuted late last month at Tampa Bay Comic Con.

It’s the work of Aracknoid3, who incorporated his wheelchair into the costume with the addition of the wonderfully crafted fishtail, and included such details as the repeating trident insignia, light-up “gills” on the torso, the helmet (with its catfish-like whiskers), and of course the trident itself.

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How to build your own ‘Batman v Superman’ mech suit

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Although plenty of scorn has been heaped on the trailers and promotional images for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, most of us can agree the Dark Knight’s mech suit is kind of badass. (I said most of us!) It turns out you don’t need to be a billionaire to have one; you can make it yourself. Just don’t go picking a fight with any Kryptonians. Or anyone else, for that matter.

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This custom Batman armor goes above and ‘Beyond’

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We’ve recently seen a lot of cosplay inspired Batman: Arkham Knight, but this is one of the few I’ve spotted based on Batman Beyond (albeit with a bit of video-game twist). And it’s pretty impressive.

The work of French cosplayer NightCold Creations, the costume is made even more amazing when you realize that it’s hand-crafted, not 3D-printed (he says a 3D printer is simply too expensive).

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PokeRangers is the cosplay mashup you’ve been hoping for

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We may never know by a crazed mashup between Pokemon and Power Rangers has never existed before now, but clearly the world has been missing out.

Unleashed last month at Otakon 2015 in Baltimore, PokeRangers brought together Mega Garchomp, Mega Scizor, Mega Charizard X, Mega Rayquaza and Magikarp to form … something. Not a Zord or Megazord, but, still, something wonderful.

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Sydney may have broken record for largest Spider-Man gathering

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It was only last year that 398 college students in London set a new a Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people dressed as Spider-Man, but it looks like that crown has already been snatched away.

Although there’s been no official proclamation from Guinness, The Sydney Morning Herald reports the record was broken Tuesday as part of a charity event organized by an Australian recruiting agency. Hundreds of adults and children clad as the wall-crawler filed into the City Recital Hall, where they had to sit in full costume for five minutes, in keeping with Guinness criteria.

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Amazing Arkham Knight costume looks like it stepped out of game

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That impressive 3D-printed Batman: Arkham Origins suit may have met its match in this incredible Arkham Knight cosplay.

Based on the costume of the title villain from the recently released video game, it’s the work of cosplay Crimson Coscrafts, with 3D printing by Graphix Monster. To make the effect complete, he turned to Lucas Ambrosio Photography for photos that look as if they were pulled from the game.

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Professor cosplays as coral—for a cause

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Northeastern University professor Mark Patterson is at Comic-Con International to talk about his experience as a real-life Aquaman, living underwater in the Aquarius lab in Florida and as part of Fabien Cousteau’s Mission 31 project. He really got into the spirit of things in San Diego yesterday as he attended the con in cosplay—as a coral polyp.

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DC is recruiting for Gang of Harleys at Comic-Con

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Do you have what it takes to join the Gang of Harleys?

Harley Quinn collaborators Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti will host the first “Great Harley Quinn Cosplayer Showdown” Friday at the DC Entertainment booth at Comic-Con International.

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This Asgardian Iron Man armor is better than anything Tony Stark has

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Samuel Lee of Prince Armory is behind such mind-blowing costume and armor creations as the medieval versions of The Joker, Loki and Darth Vader. Now he’s back, this time with a gorgeously detailed Asgardian Iron Man.

The one-of-a-kind suit, made from leather, with brass hardware, isn’t for sale, but he’s always willing to discuss custom orders. However, you may need to have Tony Stark-sized bank account to afford it.

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Batman is truly the Dark Knight with this custom medieval cowl

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The next time Bruce Wayne is hurled into the far-flung past (come on, you know there’s going to be a next time), he may want to invest in one of these: a medieval-style Batman cowl, ideal for the battlefield.

The piece was created by William Selby over the course of three days using 720 scales. There’s no word whether he plans to make the rest of the suit, but that would definitely come in handy if Batman were to come face to face with, say, this terrifying medieval Joker.

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This ‘Arkham Knight’ Harley Quinn cosplay is just about perfect

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Although fans who preordered Batman: Arkham Knight have to wait another two weeks to play as Harley Quinn, this cosplayer already has the character down pat.

Going by the name dreamhunter707, the Polish cosplayer is the spitting image of the hit game series’ latest take on the fan-favorite antiheroine, from the patent-leather corset to the tights to the candy-striped club. She almost looks like a screenshot from the game.

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Stormtrooper makes ‘poor decision,’ gets arrested outside school

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It seemed like a good idea at the time. When 40-year-old Star Wars fan George Cross bought a Stormtrooper costume, he thought it would be fun to show it off around the neighborhood in Lynn, Massachusetts, and surprise students at an elementary school. What could possibly go wrong?

Cross quickly found out.

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This Master Splinter has all the other Ninja Turtles cosplay beat

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There’s certainly good Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cosplay — ones that don’t involve hastily applied green body paint — but few rise to the level of “great.” Maybe that’s because so many fans dress as Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael and Donatello, with the occasional Shredder thrown in for good measure.

But not Baback Moussavi of Diffuse Moose Creations, who’s expanded his Turtles repertoire to include a truly masterful Master Splinter, one that wouldn’t be out of place on a film set. The amount of detail is amazing, right down to the gnarly hands. Er, paws.

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Power Rangers morph into the perfect wedding attendants

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If we’ve learned anything from two decades of Power Rangers, it’s that Rita Repulsa can ruin just about any occasion, from a first date to a parade to a picnic. So why take a risk with something as important as a wedding?

Ensuring that Goldar, Baboo and Squatt wouldn’t show up to spoil their special day, bride and groom Nawwal and Ameerul enlisted the Power Rangers to stand guard at their ceremony, held Saturday in Rawang, Malaysia. Ameerul in his navy suit and Nawwal in her white gown passed between the eight superpowered sentinels as they walked down the aisle; they also accompanied the couple to their reception, keeping a lookout for any signs of Rita and her minions.

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