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Adorable ‘Hellboy’-inspired Hellpugs stand between us and the a-pug-alypse

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When the world is threatened by paranormal forces or, y’know, cats, its last, best, wrinkliest hope is the B.P.R.D., which we can only presume stands for the Bureau for Pug Research and Defense. Or, as it’s better known, Hellpugs.

It’s the work not of Prof. Trevor Bruttenholm but rather of Pupstar Sonoma, which clearly knows how to pet cosplay right, from Abe’s goggles to Hellboy’s … well, everything. Just look at the details on the coat, to say nothing of the Right Paw of Doom and Big Baby.

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Fight crime in this 3D-printable superhero mask

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A 3D printing company is getting into the superhero business with a 3D-printed mask that might give you a leg up on those other vigilantes. The files are even available for free download (take that, Lucius Fox).

It’s Zortrax‘s way of promoting 3D printing as a tool for cosplayers, some of whom have already been employing the technology to create Batsuits, Arkham Knight armor and even a functional Hulkbuster. Zortrax’s mask, which bears a resemblance to that of Batman and Arkham Knight, is made from 46 3D-printed pieces.

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This terrifying zombie Joker cosplay will fuel nightmares

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The grinning, psychopathic Joker was terrifying even before he had his face surgically removed and then reattached in the comics; I mean, he’s effectively a killer clown. But add “undead” to the mix, and you have a formula for many restless nights.

Your latest nightmare arrives courtesy of makeup artist Luvekat, who transformed herself into “Zombie Joker Babe” using body paint.

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This video of kids cosplay is the cutest thing you’ll see all day

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If your week is ending on a particularly stressful note (or, heck, even if it’s not), set aside a few minutes to watch this wonderful compilation video of adorable child cosplayers.

You’ll find yourself involuntarily smiling — and maybe even saying “Awwwww!” — at the sight of Baby Hellboy, li’l He-Man, wee Captain Marvel, tiny Transformers, darling Deadpools, and a gun-toting Harry Potter. Wait, what?

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Captain Marvel, Thanos come to life with amazing 2D body paint

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A costume designer and cosplayer, Kay Pike is certainly no stranger to other people’s brushes. However, she recently took up body painting herself, with truly impressive results.

On her Instagram page, she’s shared video and photos of her first efforts, beginning with the Colossal Titan from Attack on Titan (a “Colossal effort,” Pike says), and then moving on to Thanos, Captain Marvel, Cheetara from ThunderCats and even Frieza from Dragon Ball Z.

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Play Arts Kai Variant Harley Quinn leaps to life in amazing cosplay

Like the other entries in Square Enix’s Play Arts Kai Variant line, the design of the Harley Quinn action figure is a departure from the popular antiheroine’s depicts in comics, television and video games. The costume amps up the medieval court jester elements, adding bits of armor and odd angles. You might imagine it would be challenge to reinterpret for cosplay, but Yugana Senshi Uon has certainly brought the figure to life, right down to the stylized oversize sledgehammer.

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‘Halo’ meets Hyrule in this magnificent ‘Zelda’ cosplay

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While we’ve seen plenty of The Legend of Zelda cosplay, none of it quite compares to this costume by Ten D. Motomochi.

Photographed by Chocozumo, it’s a mashup of Zelda and Halo, resulting in a Spartan Link who’s ready to travel beyond Hyrule, and upgrade his arsenal with a beefed-up Master Sword.

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Mistaking cosplayer for gunman, London police arrest Winter Soldier

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Armed police swarmed London’s Canary Wharf on Saturday, and accomplished what Captain America failed to do in his 2014 film: apprehend the Winter Soldier. Or at least someone dressed like the Winter Soldier.

According to the Daily Mirror, London Metropolitan Police responded to a report of a man with a shotgun in the business district, and quickly arrested a 29-year-old at West India Quay station. Although one witness quoted feared he was watching an attempted terrorist attack, it turns out the guy was a cosplayer, likely attending the weekend convention in Brighton.

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This kid has the best Rocket Racoon costume in the galaxy

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When Rocket Raccoon declared “Ain’t no thing like me except me,” he clearly hadn’t met 6-year-old Chase, who was a dead ringer for the tough-talking, furry Guardian of the Galaxy for Halloween.

Created by Chase’s mother, artist Christina Borchardt, the painstakingly hand-made costume has become a social-media sensation, garnering attention from the likes of Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn, Mythbusters co-host Adam Savage and Ripley’s Believe It or Not.

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5-year-old with Cerebral Palsy celebrates Halloween in custom Millennium Falcon

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The Bailey family is known in their community for going all out for Halloween. In years past, they’ve made costumes for their children including Superman and Clark Kent, complete with the phone booth to change in.

This year, they wanted to make Halloween extra special for their 5-year-old son Sebastian, who has cerebral palsy. Sebastian will be the coolest kid on his street as he trick-or-treats in this custom made Millennium Falcon! The design of the Falcon also aids in his ability to walk, which is perfect for trick-or-treating.

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Film legend Rick Baker gives his daughter a Joker makeover

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Legendary movie makeup-effects creator Rick Baker gave his daughter an epic cosplay makeover for Halloween, transforming her into the Clown Prince of Crime.

Veronica Baker, an executive assistant in digital marketing at DC Entertainment, received the full Killing Joke, even going so far as to re-create Brian Bolland’s iconic cover from the 1988 one-shot.

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This Jem/X-Men mashup cosplay is gloriously outrageous, sugah

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Sure, the live-action Jem and the Holograms crashed and burned at the box office, but fans will always have the cartoon and, now, this pretty spectacular cosplay that mashes together the 1980s original and some classic X-Men.

Based on art by Rage Gear Studios“Jaz and the Hardlight Projections” is the work of the Skirts and Swords cosplay team and Greg De Stefano Photography, who deliver the most spectacularly ’80s display you’re likely to see this week.

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Dad transforms son’s wheelchair into ‘Star Wars’ snowspeeder

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Whether he’s sent out trick-or-treating or to battle AT-AT Walkers on the ice planet Hoth, 8-year-old Jeremy Miller will be fully prepared in this amazing Star Wars snowspeeder costume his father created for his wheelchair.

Using a toy and online photos as a reference, dad Ryan Scott Miller constructed the snowspeeder with foam board, PVC pipe, bicycle brakes and duct tape. He didn’t overlook any details, either: The craft boasts working flaps and a Nerf arsenal (the darts actually glow, thanks to glow sticks). Not that Miller even stenciled “Caution Hot” beneath the blaster cannons.

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Marvel’s Silk weaves a web with these amazing cosplay photos

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One of Marvel’s breakout characters of the past year is brought to life in these wonderful portraits of Silk cosplayer Danica Rockwood taken by photographer David Love.

The two have launched a Patreon to help fund their collaborations. You can also purchase the above photograph as a signed print.

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This custom ‘Mad Max’ Power Wheels is shiny and chrome

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With this Mad Max Power Wheels War Rig, Cory and Jeremy Newton-Smith have undoubtedly earned a place in Valhalla.

The “creative engineers,” who for previous Halloweens created a DeLorean and an Ecto-1 for their son, this year transformed 4-year-old Cooper and his 11-month-old sister Ziggy into an adorably ferocious Max Rockatansky and Imperator Furiosa, complete with a pint-sized War Rig.

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