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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Nov 01, 2019. 9 comments

Have a Happy Halloween With the Annual io9 Costume Showcase!

Have a Happy Halloween With the Annual io9 Costume Showcase!

We’ve had spooks, we’ve had scares, but we’ve made it to the end of October, and it’s finally Halloween! That means its time to put on your best viewing lenses, get up right to the screen, and sear your eyes in awe at all the fantastic Halloween costumes io9 readers showed off this year!

io9 Halloween Costume Show Week 4: We Took a Wrong Turn Somewhere...

Friends, we’re so close to Halloween,...

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Andrew Liszewski Andrew Liszewski Oct 30, 2019. 10 comments

The Perfect Halloween Costume Is a Projector Mask That Can Turn You Into Anyone

The Perfect Halloween Costume Is a Projector Mask That Can Turn You Into Anyone

Sean Hodgins has come up with the perfect solution for anyone struggling to choose just one costume for Halloween. He designed and engineered a face-changing projection mask that allows you to disguise yourself as anyone or anything—at least until the battery in your back pocket runs out.

Here Are 2019's Most Awful Halloween Costumes

Spooky times are back, and you know what that means: ‘Tis...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Oct 29, 2019. 5 comments

Up Close With Star Trek: Picard's Newest Uniform

Up Close With Star Trek: Picard's Newest Uniform

Before Discovery launches itself into a far, far future , Star Trek: Picard will give us a glimpse of the furthest we’ve been in the main Star Trek timeline in quite a while. That doesn’t just mean old friends and changed heroes , it means some fancy new threads for Starfleet officers. And this weekend, we got a glimpse at one of Picard’s latest looks.

At Destination Star Trek this past...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Oct 25, 2019. 5 comments

io9 Halloween Costume Show Week 4: We Took a Wrong Turn Somewhere...

io9 Halloween Costume Show Week 4: We Took a Wrong Turn Somewhere...

Friends, we’re so close to Halloween, in their excitement these poor Starfleet officers missed their shuttlecraft back to HQ and found themselves on a strange world far, far away! So while they find their way back, why don’t you show us the costumes you’ve all been diligently working on for the big day ?

At the start of the month, we kicked off our annual October request to see the rad...

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Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin Oct 23, 2019. 8 comments

Here Are 2019's Most Awful Halloween Costumes

Here Are 2019's Most Awful Halloween Costumes

Spooky times are back, and you know what that means: ‘Tis the season for bad Halloween costumes! Cosplay and nerd culture have become more mainstream and while that means some awesome costumes , so too do we see an increase in badly made knockoffs. Some of them are supposed to be “sexy,” others funny, but they usually end up just being plain bad. We’re looking at the worst of the worst of...

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Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin Oct 22, 2019. 4 comments

Adam Savage Talks to Us About His Latest Secret Cosplay, Fandom, and More

Adam Savage Talks to Us About His Latest Secret Cosplay, Fandom, and More

Adam Savage knows how to make an entrance—even when you don’t know it’s him. The maker and former Mythbusters star has become a household name in the cosplay community for his “Incognito Cosplay,” where he secretly tours comic convention floors in elaborate costumes. He recently hit New York Comic Con to debut his latest build, and stopped by io9's studio to tell us all about it.

We sat...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Oct 18, 2019. 11 comments

io9 Halloween Costume Show Week 3: A Tale of Three Cosplays

io9 Halloween Costume Show Week 3: A Tale of Three Cosplays

We’re halfway through October, and you know what that means? The march of time itself is unyielding and relentless. But also! We’re one week closer to Halloween. Which means it’s one week closer to the annualio9 Halloween Costume Show !

Earlier this month we kicked off our yearly celebration of the io9 readership’s ability to put together the nerdiest, most elaborate, and dare we say best...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Oct 11, 2019. 8 comments

io9 Halloween Costume Show Week 2: Mister Stark, I Feel Extremely Good, Actually

io9 Halloween Costume Show Week 2: Mister Stark, I Feel Extremely Good, Actually

Last week we launched our annual Halloween costume show, and invited you to start sharing your plans for what you’re going to be dressed up as this spooky season. Turns out, being a bunch of lovely nerds, some of you already came alarmingly prepared. We’re here for it.

But even if you’re still working on your own costume, or haven’t even started thinking about it yet, you’ve still got time to...

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Andrew Liszewski Andrew Liszewski Oct 04, 2019. 5 comments

Adam Savage Upgraded His Popular No-Face Costume With a Moving Mouth Inspired by Chewbacca

Adam Savage Upgraded His Popular No-Face Costume With a Moving Mouth Inspired by Chewbacca

Adam Savage is known for building everything from rocket-powered cars on Mythbusters to props for the Star Wars sequels while at ILM. But some of his most enjoyable creations are the costumes he creates (and wears) for conventions. One of his most popular of all time was his No-Face outfit, which Adam decided to revisit and upgrade for New York Comic-Con 2019.

Those who haven’t seen Hayao...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Oct 03, 2019. 5 comments

Into the Garbage Chute Flyboys, the Annual io9 Halloween Costume Show Is Back

Into the Garbage Chute Flyboys, the Annual io9 Halloween Costume Show Is Back

Friends, it’s October. The nights are drawing in. A chill wind haunts the air (well, in some places. Thanks, climate change !). Gourds have taken their place on store shelves. It also means that the spookiest of seasons is upon us! And what better way to frighten up a storm than by taking part in io9's yearly costume show?

As in past years, we’re kicking off at the very start of October ,...

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Eleanor Fye Eleanor Fye Sep 13, 2019. 1 comments

The Ember Island Slay-ers: Breaking Down a Fiery Avatar: The Last Airbender Drag Performance

The Ember Island Slay-ers: Breaking Down a Fiery Avatar: The Last Airbender Drag Performance

Imagine, if you will: all three seasons of Avatar: The Last Airbender , reenacted by a team of queer performers in 10 minutes. We saw this stunning mega-musical live at this year’s FlameCon and had to know more about the work behind it.

io9 sat down with the mastermind of this performance, drag queen and current reigning Miss Nerd New York, Megami, to chat about what might be the wildest...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Aug 24, 2019. 10 comments

Up Close and Personal With the Armor and Weapons of The Mandalorian's Mysterious Stars

Up Close and Personal With the Armor and Weapons of The Mandalorian's Mysterious Stars

It’s Mandalorian Friday! Later this afternoon, Disney+ is expected to drop the first trailer for the brand new live-action Star Wars TV show, there’s already a poster, and we also have some excellent images of the costumes thanks to D23.

Costumes for the Mandalorian, played by Pedro Pascal , and Cara Dune, played by Gina Carano, are at the Disney+ Pavillon on the convention floor at the D23...

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Eleanor Fye Eleanor Fye Aug 23, 2019. 2 comments

The Art of Drag Turns Game of Thrones, Marvel, and More Into Works of Fabulous Fandom Fashion

The Art of Drag Turns Game of Thrones, Marvel, and More Into Works of Fabulous Fandom Fashion

Flame Con is the world’s largest convention dedicated to LGBTQ+ fandom. It returned to New York City’s Times Square last weekend and celebrated its fifth year of existence with Fire Ball, a Smörgåsbord of performances referencing some of the most popular properties in nerd culture.

Drag. Burlesque. Superheroes. Airbending. Jigglypuff. It’s a classic recipe for the best night out in ages—the...

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Cheryl Eddy Cheryl Eddy Aug 16, 2019. 7 comments

A Gorgeous New Game of Thrones Book Showcases the Series' True Winners: the Costumes

A Gorgeous New Game of Thrones Book Showcases the Series' True Winners: the Costumes

Though a not-insignificant portion of the Game of Thrones fan base is still fuming over how the series ended , even the most outspoken haters still have to admit that even if the story came up short , certain among the show’s elements were still as dazzling as ever. For instance: the intricately detailed costumes.

Game of Thrones: The Costumes, a new book from HBO and Insight Editions, puts...

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Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin Aug 02, 2019. 7 comments

Turning Nerd Culture Into Nerd Couture at SDCC's Her Universe Fashion Show

Turning Nerd Culture Into Nerd Couture at SDCC's Her Universe Fashion Show

Ashley Eckstein’s Her Universe fashion line returned to San Diego Comic-Con with another spectacular runway show featuring a series of designers turning Marvel, Steven Universe , and other iconic properties into high fashion. We went behind the scenes for an in-depth look at the outfits, designers, and a chat with Eckstein about the future of Her Universe and nerdy couture. Check out all of...

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Cheryl Eddy Cheryl Eddy Jul 24, 2019. 18 comments

The 10 Raddest and Most Random Props We Spotted at The Orville Exhibit at SDCC

The 10 Raddest and Most Random Props We Spotted at The Orville Exhibit at SDCC

Seth MacFarlane’s delightfully entertaining sci-fi series, The Orville, will be back for a third season...just not on Fox ! But thankfully that means we’ll get to see what happens after season two’s timeline shake-up . To shake things up ourselves, we stopped by a special Orville exhibit at San Diego Comic-Con last week that highlighted some of the show’s most memorable props so far.

Of...

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Julie Muncy Julie Muncy Jun 17, 2019. 9 comments

These International Far From Home Banners Offer Up a Great Look at Spidey's Variable Wardrobe

These International Far From Home Banners Offer Up a Great Look at Spidey's Variable Wardrobe

That boy does love a costume change, doesn’t he?

A set of banners released to promote Spider-Man: Far From Home showcase all three of the costumes Spidey seems to be rocking in the new movie (blue one from Homecoming not included, as it seems to not feature all that heavily).

As Slash Film reports, these international banners each give a good look at the costumes, from the Iron Spider look...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook May 15, 2019. 21 comments

Spider-Man: Far From Home's Stealth Suit Was Almost Too Cool for Peter Parker

Spider-Man: Far From Home's Stealth Suit Was Almost Too Cool for Peter Parker
Your browser does not support HTML5 video tag.Click here to view original GIFPeter takes his slick new suit into action.GIF: Sony Pictures/Marvel Studios

Peter Parker lives a pretty cool life—one that gets a bit cooler in Spider-Man: Far From Home (even if he doesn’t want it to) when superspy Nick Fury shows up and gives him a mission. The endeavor gives Peter a new costume to play with...one...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Feb 25, 2019. 20 comments

Black Panther Is a Multiple Oscar Winner [Updated]

Black Panther Is a Multiple Oscar Winner [Updated]

Nominated for seven total Oscars, Marvel’s Black Panther just grabbed its first: Best Costume Design . It’s also the first ever Oscar for Marvel Studios.

This Black Panther-Inspired Fashion Show Is Gorgeous, But It's Also for a Good Cause

Marvel’s Black Panther is currently taking the world by storm—the comics, the film, the soundtrack, …

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The Oscar went to Ruth Carter, who was...

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Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin Feb 14, 2019. 24 comments

Neither Kevin Feige Nor Brie Larson Wanted Ms. Marvel's 'Bathing Suit' Costume in Captain Marvel

Neither Kevin Feige Nor Brie Larson Wanted Ms. Marvel's 'Bathing Suit' Costume in Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel’s ensemble has seen some, let’s just say, changes over the past several years. One of Carol Danvers’ most-recent comics costumes, designed by Jamie McKelvie for Kelly Sue DeConnick’s 2012 series, inspired Brie Larson’s movie ensemble . But according to a recent interview, Larson didn’t want the more skimpy predecessors going anywhere near her.

In a new interview with the...

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