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Costumes

Inside a Hollywood Prop Warehouse

Inside a Hollywood Prop Warehouse

Ever wonder what happens to all the props, costumes, cars, and other items seen in movies go when filming ends? Insider takes us on a trip to the Warner Brothers Corporate Archive, an extensive warehouse where many older props get stored.

The Prosthetics of Game of Thrones

The Prosthetics of Game of Thrones

Between the white walkers, wights, and stone men of Old Valyria, Game of Thrones is filled with creepy creatures. In this great behind the scenes clip from HBO, meet the makeup and prosthetics artists who bring these characters to life, and add battle scars to others.

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Making a Bumblebee Helmet

Making a Bumblebee Helmet

Prop maker Odin Abbott showcases his cutting and painting skills as well as his creativity by making a wearable Bumblebee helmet, complete with light up eyes. As with the rest of his projects, the helmet is made almost entirely out of craft foam.

One-Man Wrestling Act

One-Man Wrestling Act

A charming performance by ballet dancer Oleg Chernasov, as he performs the parts of two smaller characters fighting each other. While the costume is definitely a big part of the illusion, it’s his agility and choreography that really make it work.

Conan Goes Kawaii

Conan Goes Kawaii

After renting himself a new family in Japan, Conan O’Brien explored the contents of some of its famed vending machines, then checked out Toyko’s colorful Harajuku neighborhood, where he got himself a flamboyant Kawaii makeover.

Smoking Ghost Rider Costume

Smoking Ghost Rider Costume

For Halloween, Mike Warren wanted to go as Ghost Rider. To make the most of his costume, he built a 3D-printed skull helmet with LED lighting and a custom fan system that uses a vape pen to generate a cloud of smoke. Build details on Instructables.

Han Solo Inflatable Costume

Han Solo Inflatable Costume
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Star Wars fans looking for something different to wear this Halloween might want to check out Rubies’ inflatable version of Han Solo, frozen in carbonite. The adult-sized costume includes a battery-powered inflation fan, and a mask and gloves to complete the frozen effect.

Chucky Bodypainting Illusion

Chucky Bodypainting Illusion

Makeup artist Mirjana Kika Milosevic likes to doll herself up in all sorts of incredible looks. Watch as she transforms from a beauty to a beast as she becomes the evil doll Chucky, complete with gaping wounds and a chunk taken out of his bashed-in head.

How to Make Ant-Man’s Helmet

How to Make Ant-Man’s Helmet

Odin Makes shows us how to make Ant-Man’s helmet from Ant-Man and The Wasp. It’s made almost entirely out of craft foam and floor mat foam, and the lenses are from a plastic bowl. If your crafting skills are up to it, you can get Odin’s templates here.

Homemade Hydraulic Hulkbuster

Homemade Hydraulic Hulkbuster

Inventor and builder Colin Furze teamed up with eBay for a crazy challenge – to construct a working replica of Tony Stark’s Hulkbuster armor using only components purchased from the auction site. Not only did Colin succeed, he excelled. Build videos here and here.

Creepy Minion Costumes

Creepy Minion Costumes

Tested dropped by Monsterpalooza 2018, where artists and showed off some amazing creature creations, not the least of which being Pat Magee’s incredibly disturbing take on Despicable Me’s normally adorable minions. Pat’s kids must win Halloween every year.

Making a Real Doomfist

Making a Real Doomfist

Adding to his collection of cool and dangerous toys, The Hacksmith and team recently built an insane working version of Doomfist’s spiked gauntlet from Overwatch. The unwieldy pneumatic fist can exert over 2600 pounds of force. Talk about a One Punch Man.

Smurf Prank

Smurf Prank

(PG-13: Language) A couple of blokes told their buddy Darren that they were going out to party dressed up in costumes. But they really weren’t planning on wearing the Smurf outfits they convinced their pal they were going to wear. Darren was not amused.

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LED Pixel Costume Light Show

LED Pixel Costume Light Show

A demonstration of four incredible LED-illuminated costumes created by high tech scenery and costume makers Stigma for EKRAN. While there’s more standing around and posing than dancing here, the costumes are the real star of the show.

Sound Reactive LED Masks

Sound Reactive LED Masks
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Outline Montreal’s foam masks have LEDs and a small controller that makes the lights automatically pulse in time with nearby sound. These new designs feature an improved controller that reacts better to sound that’s loud or from a nearby source.

London Comic-Con 2017 Cosplay

London Comic-Con 2017 Cosplay

The guys from Sneaky Zebra stopped by MCM London Comic-Con 2017 to check out some of the awesome costumes that fans wore to the show. There’s a little something for everyone, from Wonder Woman, to Pickle Rick, to Beric Dondarrion and his fiery sword.

Speeder Bike Halloween Costume

Speeder Bike Halloween Costume

Jesse Wellens and Casey Neistat are back with another awesome Halloween costume build. After riding around as Aladdin on his magic carpet, Jesse took to the streets of NYC with model Carmella Rose on a real-life speeder bike from Return of the Jedi. BTS video here.

Super Mario Odyssey Cappy Hat

Super Mario Odyssey Cappy Hat
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As expected, Nintendo delivered another classic game with Super Mario Odyssey. ThinkGeek lets you bring the game’s new and imaginative mechanics home with this wearable Cappy hat. If you don’t have a Switch yet, you can also get the hat as part of a console bundle.

DIY Cardboard Minifig Costume

DIY Cardboard Minifig Costume

Maker The Q’s latest (and possibly greatest) build is a larger than life, fully-articulated LEGO minifig costume you can build yourself using cardboard and hot glue. With more than two weeks left until Halloween, you should have plenty of time to make yours.

Beetlejuice Halloween Masks

Beetlejuice Halloween Masks
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Celebrate Halloween this year dressed as Adam and Barbara Maitland from Tim Burton’s classic Beetlejuice. The duo of hilariously creepy masks is based on the scene where they’re practicing how to scare the Deetz’s out of their house. Finish the look with a pair of eyeball gloves.

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The Spacesuits of FBFX

The Spacesuits of FBFX

Tested’s Adam Savage stopped by UK special effects costume house FBFX to check out some of the incredible spacesuits they’ve made for science fiction movies. The engineering, detail, and craftsmanship in each of these outfits is truly extraordinary.

DIY Rocketeer Jetpack

DIY Rocketeer Jetpack

Prop maker David Guyton shares his favorite build yet: a steel replica of the Cirrus X-3 jetpack from The Rocketeer. It’s definitely not for beginners and takes a lot of time to build, but if you’re up to it keep an eye on his store for the free template.

SDCC 2017 Cosplay Video

SDCC 2017 Cosplay Video

Sneaky Zebra dropped by this year’s San Diego Comic-Con and captured some of the many awesome and creative costumes that fans were showing off. Among our favorites are the Lord of Darkness from Legend, Yondu Poppins, and of course, the Dog Wonder.

DIY Spider-Man Web Shooters

DIY Spider-Man Web Shooters

Odin Makes shows us how to make cheap but great-looking replicas of the web shooters that Spidey uses in Spider-Man: Homecoming. They’re made mainly out of foam floor mats and craft foam. If you want to make your own, you can get Odin’s patterns here.

DIY Bionic Jet Pack Costume

DIY Bionic Jet Pack Costume

Prop maker David Guyton made chest armor with a computer fan in front and a LED-lit jet pack at the back. He made it mostly out of steel and MDF, but he says you can use EVA foam instead. You can purchase the template for $5 on his website or his Android app.

Adam Savage: Chewie & 3PO

Adam Savage: Chewie & 3PO

Adam Savage likes to go to conventions undercover. For Silicon Valley Comic Con, he dressed as Chewbacca, complete with an awesomely annoying C-3PO strapped to his back. We also learned that Chewie must go through an awful lot of hairspray.

WonderCon 2017 Cosplay

WonderCon 2017 Cosplay

Sneaky Zebra dropped by WonderCon in Anaheim, California to hang out with the many dedicated fans who turned out in their best costumes. The Joker and Mr. Meeseeks both want Lucille, John Wick got his dog back, and that dude from Beetlejuice still has a tiny head.

Katsucon 2017 Cosplay Video

Katsucon 2017 Cosplay Video

BeatdownBoogie dropped by Maryland’s Katsucon to spend some time with many dedicated fans who turned up in their finest costume garb. There’s lots of eye candy, though we had to wash our eyeballs out after the creepy dude at 1:04.

Creepy Alien Creature Masks

Creepy Alien Creature Masks
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Halloween might be several months away, but it’s never too early to start shopping for your next awesome costume idea. These freaky looking handmade masks from Bird Art Bulgaria should do the trick just fine. There’s some awesomely weird stuff here, folks.

Working Robocop ED-209 Costume

Working Robocop ED-209 Costume

For their scene in the feature-length Robocop remake, Ghostlight built this fantastic replica of the villanous, but flawed ED-209 robot from the original Robocop. But instead of just being a static mockup or a scale model, this one is full size, and can be walked in by a puppeteer.

Puppy Power Loader

Puppy Power Loader

Get away from her, you bitch! takes on a new territorial kind of meaning with this hilarious build by prop and costume artists Frank Ippolito and Bill Doran. Their awesome doggy version of the power loader that Ripley donned in Aliens was crafted mostly from lightweight foam.

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