The Best Geek-Themed Baby Nurseries And Nursery Decorations

Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

It’s only natural for parents to hope their children follow in their footsteps and for geeks, that means getting their youngster to love sci fi, fantasy, video games and the like. These geek-themed nurseries and accessories are perfect for sparking a lifetime of geek fascination in any little one.

Star Wars Baby Nurseries

When it comes to creating a nursery with a full Star Wars theme, this room featured on Apartment Therapy is perhaps the most impressive as it features lightsaber sconce nightlights, a wampa skin rug, Star Wars crib sheets, a starship mobile, a Boba Fett lamp and quote from the movie on the wall and pillow. Little Rocky M Olsen III  is sure one lucky geek.

If you just want the Star Wars crib sheets, you can make your own from Star Wars cloth, or you can order a custom set like this one made just for your crib courtesy of Etsy seller Pam and Ander.

A rocking horse is fun, but a rocking AT-AT, like this one by Epbot, is something every future nerd baby needs to pass their days away. Granted, only the Dark Side tends to use AT-ATs, but letting your little one rock away on any great Star Wars toy is a great one to get them started on the path to geekness.

Custom mobiles are always cool, but when they figure in some of the most iconic starships in the universe and the Death Star, they are hard to beat. If your little babe wants to sleep under the stars and dream of blowing up Empire ships, you’ll want to check out this one by Etsy seller ARCre8.

Mario-Themed Baby Nursery Decorations

Sweet dreams are made of 1-ups. Or, at least, they can be if your little one falls asleep below this fantastic Mario mobile by Etsy seller IFeltinLoveBaby.

For those that like to go the DIY route, it’s hard to beat the Mario nursery by the bloggers at Blueberry W. They not only put up these adorable vinyl decals in their baby’s room, but also made their own Mario mobile from small plush toys.

Every little one needs something to cuddle with and whether your babe is a princess or a plumber (or even a gorilla named “Donkey”), Etsy seller GeekUnique has you covered with their adorable 8-bit, game-inspired baby quilts.

Superhero Baby Nursery Designs

Every parent wants their baby to be super, but if you really want to get them started off on the right path, why not put him or her to bed in a cozy superhero nursery like this one by The Diary of A Dame. With a super color scheme, Superman’s logo on the quilt and curtains and superhero paintings on the walls, the room is a clean and fitting tribute to the iconic heroes of both Marvel and DC.

So what do you hang over your baby’s superhero crib? How about this custom mobile by Etsy seller dropsofcolorshop? The seller will even customize the mobile with your choice of characters so you can make sure your little one grows up aspiring to be the right kind of hero, not just any old comic book character.

Finally, when you need to swaddle your babe up in a cozy heroic quilt, you wrap up your little one in this great superhero baby quilt by Yoderby Design.

Lost TV Show Nursery Design

A lot of people were disappointed with the ending of Lost, but those of us who watched the series know just how fascinating the show was during the first few seasons. For those little innocents who still haven’t seen the end of the show though, it still has the glimmer of promise and potential –which is why even those disillusioned by Lost can still enjoy this fantastic nursery based on the show by M&J Collection. The collection not only features the Lost bedding and décor you’d expect, but even Dharma Initiative baby food and an airplane mural.

Game of Thrones Nursey Decor

You might not actually want your babe watching or reading the sex and violence in Game of Thrones until he or she is much, much older, but there’s no harm in letting them enjoy an adorable wall mural, like this one by Tumblr user Somepointless, featuring cartoon versions of all the house sigils.

Once you have a mural, you might as well add a matching mobile and Etsy seller VosKiss Store has just the thing you need when it comes to preparing your babe for the horror and excitement of the Red Wedding and the Battle of the Bastards.

If you like geek home décor, don’t miss our other articles on nerdy home theaters and amazing Star Wars furniture.

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50+ Killer Cosplays from the 2019 San Diego Comic Con

Thursday, July 25th, 2019

There’s always great costumes at the SDCC and this year was no exception. Here are some of our favorite cosplays from the 2019 San Diego Comic Con.

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This Constantine looked spot-on. He even had a bag of tools for the job.
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This one is cosplayed by Maggie Marvelous, who is an absolute sweetheart.
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The perfect response to the Christian protesters at the convention. The other side of his sign said “Tony loves you 3000.”
The Batman Joker cosplay
Technically this Joker is from the The Batman animated series, but since he was originally a comic book character, here we are.
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Here’s Taskmaster and Deadpool having a bit of fun.
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Venom sure looks scary with those massive teeth!
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It’s not easy to pull off a good Juggernaut cosplay, but this guy sure did.
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Oddly both Riddlers I saw at the convention were female.

Movies

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Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice family cosplay!
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This young wizard has a promising future.
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You can’t have a convention without Star Wars cosplay.
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It doesn’t get more fabulous than this stormtrooper.
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Speaking of fabulous, it’s hard not to love this great BB-8 dress.
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We already mentioned those Christian protesters, but this Vader is the forgiving type, offering them free throat hugs.
Mad Hatter woman
We’re all mad here, or at least you become crazy after dealing with the crowds.
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When the Queen says “off with her head, she means it!”
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Looks like someone escaped from L.A. only to come to sunny San Diego.

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Steampunk Tinkerbelle? Yes, please!
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Meg’s dress looked even better here than it did in the movie.
Monster high costumes
I have seen far too few Monster High cosplays.
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There simply aren’t enough Rainbow Brite costumes in this world.
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This couple looked adorable as the characters from Over the Garden Wall.
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Don’t have a costume but have a lot of hair spray? Consider going as a Troll doll.

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Easily one of the most popular costumes this year was the Scoop’s Ahoy uniform.
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What do you call a Klingon and Ferengi who go on vacation together? Just another cosplaying couple at the 2019 San Diego Comic Con!
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Game of Thrones may be over, but there were still tons of cosplayers fighting for the Iron Throne.
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These three beauties looked fabulous in their Game of Thrones costumes.
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Ultra realistic mask-makers HyperFlesh were here to promote their creations with Prison Mike and Dwight masks

Video Games

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I’ve never seen a Minute Man at Comic Con
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This Mass Effect makeup looked fantastic!
Street Fighter
There’s always a few Chun Lis at the con, but it’s always nice to see a group cosplay.
Kingdom hearts costumes
This is certainly a cute take on the Kingdom Hearts game.
Bowser
All bow down to Queen Boswer!
Pikachu girl
Pikachu is always adorable and this is no exception.

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She-Ra and Xena sure look great together, even if they don’t quite fit together in the same universe.
Bob Ross or Bob Ross Pool
How can anyone be sad with Bob Ross around? Especially when he’s decked out for the con with a little Rocket Racoon on his shoulder and a Deadpool mask in his pocket.
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Steven Universe and the Jedi Dude certainly look good together.
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It’s always good to see Prince. RIP.

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Here’s your turn to identify all the cosplays from the 2019 San Diego Comic Con that I don’t actually recognize!

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This dragon is awesome, but what is he from?
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I love all the incredible details in this costume -even the ruffles are adorned with skulls, sadly, I don’t know where it’s from!
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Yes the character on the right is Pennywise, but who is the character on the left with a Joker fish, Thor’s hammer and a Pikachu hat?
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This is a fun genderswapped cosplay, but who is he dressed as?
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That’s certainly Freddy Mercury on the right, but who is the woman on the left portraying with that gorgeous floral dress and headpiece?
Female Shazaam and pirate
We’ve obviously got a female Shazaam on the left, but I’m not sure about the decidedly pirate-looking lass on the right.
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Many people will undoubtedly recognize Master Roshi from Dragon Ball, but who is the awesomely armored guy beside him?
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One final group where I recognize one but not the other. We have Bram Stoker’s Dracula on the left, but who is the woman on the right?
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She’s got a spear and gills, those should be some big clues!
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If you like a girl with a big gun, you’ll enjoy this cosplay, but do you recognize it?
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This costume is seriously epic with its light-up details, but I regret I don’t recognize it.
Cool She-Ra?
This kind of looks like a modern take on She-Ra, but I’m not sure. Can you confirm or deny this?
Cute wizard girl
I love this magical wizard costume, but I don’t recognize it, do you?
BMX cosplay
I’ve been told these two are from a BMX movie, but I don’t know which one. How about you?

Like these cosplays from the 2019 San Diego Comic Con? Then check out our past cosplay pictures from Comic Cons in 200820092010201120122013201420152016, 2017 and 2018 as well as hot ladies at Comic Con from 201620142013201220112010 and 2008, the hot guys from20162012 and 2011 (there just aren’t as many most years) and both genders from 2015, 2017 and 2018. I also have pictures from WonderCon 2014 and 2013.



Over 100 Awesome Cosplays From SDCC 2016

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

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5 Places Around The Globe That Inspired Disney Movies

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

Most of us have seen at least one Disney movie, but not many people know that some places pictured in those amazing fairy tales are actually real! In fact, Disney was often inspired by real destinations around the globe and captured those places beauty in amazing cartoons.

If you need more proof, get acquainted with the five places here which indeed inspired Disney movies, rounded up thanks to the Travel Ticker team. Enjoy it!

Chateau de Chillon, Switzerland 

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Sitting just nearby the beautiful lake of Geneva in Switzerland, you can find a castle which indeed looks like it was taken straight from a fairy tale. Chateau de Chillon dates back to when Roman Empire existed, and is a beautiful example of medieval architecture. Tourists love visiting this castle not only to admire its beauty but also to enjoy its beautiful surroundings as well. However, this is not why we are talking about it. In fact, this castle was the one which inspired Disney animators to create a Prince Eric’s seaside castle in The Little Mermaid. Some believe that even the rooms of the drawn castle represent the real ones is Switzerland. Visit one day and decide about this myth for yourself!

Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland

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We are going to talk a lot about castles today, and you know it! And this one, located in Scotland was the one that inspired Pixar to create a castle where the heroes from the film Brave live. This breathtaking castle sits on an island in the middle where three grand sea lochs meet, surrounded by mountain scenery and making it look just exactly how we would imagine from our childhood fairy tales. The good thing is that the castle is pretty well preserved and open for tourists, so you can indeed enjoy walking around there and grasp the amazing atmosphere of beautiful Scotland.

Festival of Lights, Thailand

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Ok, we just have to mention this festival here, because it is one of the most beautiful scenes (at least in my personal opinion) in any Disney movie and one of the most beautiful festivals in the world as well. The Festival of Lights is also called ‘Yi Peng’ and during the celebration, people light over a thousand lanterns and send them into the night’s sky all while making a wish. Sounds familiar? Yes, the exact “festival” was pictured in the most expensive Disney movie ever made, which you know by the name Tangled, and you can definitely experience the same beauty pictured in the cartoon in real life. Do we need to say more to entice you?

The Forbidden City, China

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One of the mysterious cities in the history, the Forbidden City in Beijing, has inspired hundreds of movie makers all around the globe. Nowadays this amazing palace is open to the public, so you can definitely walk through the halls and enjoy its luxurious and amazing interior, which was pictured in the Disney movie Mulan. However, the timeline of the movie is set during the Han Dynasty,  from 200 B.C. to 200 A.D.; while the Forbidden City was built about 1,200 years later. While there are a few incorrect facts in the film, that doesn’t stop us from enjoying this amazing building and wonderful  movie!

New Orleans, Louisiana

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Let’s end with the beautiful city of New Orleans, which was the main setting for the Disney movie The Princess and the Frog. Indeed, this city is well-known; with its famous Mardi gras celebration, the fact that it is the birthplace of many music genres like jazz or blues, and its rich culture, New Orleans is very inspiring. There is nothing surprising about this entry, it is impressive how precisely animators captured the spirit of this marvelous city in yet another one of their amazingly beautiful stories.



6 Great Etsy Gifts for the Fallout Fanatic In Your Life

Saturday, November 21st, 2015

True Fallout fanatics have almost certainly already got their hands on the latest incarnation of their favorite series, but just because they already have Fallout 4 doesn’t mean there’s nothing left to give them this holiday season. In fact, Etsy has tons of amazing, one-of-a-kind creations dedicated to the post-apocalyptic game series. Here are a handful of items that would make excellent gifts for any die-hard Fallout fans.

A Pip Boy

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Every Fallout player knows just how critical a Pip Boy is to your survival in the wasteland.

Vault Dweller Dress

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Just because the world has ended doesn’t mean we can’t look good and every gal will look great in this Vault-approved dress.

The Fallout Christmas Card

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You don’t have to spend a lot of money to show someone you care even after the apocalypse.

A Wasteland Care Package

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Sugar Bombs, Nuka Cola, Fixer and more, you’re sure to brighten any Wasteland wanderer’s day with this care package.

Vault Boy Cookie Cutter

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Finally a chance to make cookies just like the Vault cafeteria did back home.

A Painting of Obama With a Pip Boy Riding a Unicorn in a Vault Suit

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If you have to ask why, you’re never going to understand.

Etsy is always a great place to find unique items that satisfy just about any strange interest. During the holidays, their gift guide is particularly handy for finding gifts for all those hard-to-shop-for people, so even if you don’t need a Fallout-related gift, you’re sure to find the perfect item for everyone on your list.



60+ Cool Pictures of Cosplay From WonderCon 2014

Friday, April 25th, 2014

WonderCon 2014 just rolled around and here are some of the hottest, cleverest and most fun costumes from the convention. If this isn’t enough to satisfy your cosplay craving though, we also have pictures from the last year’s convention, as well as tons of cosplay photos from Comic Con.

Comics:

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Here’s Black Widow looking fabulous as ever.

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Black Canary and her friend had some amazing legs. Anyone recognize the other gal?

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Here’s a recreation of the famous Superman Crisis cover.

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And here’s the winner of the DC comics prize at the masquerade.

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These costumes are all fun, but I simply love the Loki dress. I hunted her and Thor down through the whole convention to get this pic.

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I’ve seen a lot of Wonder Women costumes in my time, but this one by Callie Cosplay is by far the coolest.

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Oddly, while there were a lot of Winter Soldiers there, this was the only one I managed to get a picture of.

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You can’t go wrong with a little crossplay and this Lady Riddler and Joker were simply fantastic.

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I’m kind of hoping the next Arkham City game gives these two this type of bruiser look.

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It’s always great to see someone take a classic character in another direction and this Cat Woman and Harley Quinn did a great job making their dresses perfect for the villain’s ball.

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Of course, there’s nothing wrong with a more traditional look like this Batman and Robin have.

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Since the convention was right next door to Disneyland, it only  made sense for Tony Stark to stop by and ride a few rides and grab an Iron Man Mickey hat before hitting the con floor.

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This would be quite the father/son crime fighting team.

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Here’s a great take on the Comedian as a female.

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And this lovely Hawkgirl did a fantastic job with her costume -especially the wings.

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Lady Death’s skin was so white she almost seemed to glow in the dark.

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This is a great take on Valeera Sanguinar from WOW’s Hearthstone.

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And while I’ve seen a lot of Skyrim cosplay, I’ve never seen a Khajiit before.

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Mileena from Mortal Kombat was looking good.

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And the whole team of Castle Crashers looked fantastic.

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Per the norm, Steve looked quite boxy.

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I wouldn’t want to mess with these two assassins for sure.

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By far one of the most popular costumes of the entire convention was this Powdered Toast Man one. Just tell me you don’t want to grab his butt cheeks and go on a ride.

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This steampunk Ariel was quite fetching.

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But this battle-ready Ariel was a picture of badass.

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That being said, there’s nothing wrong with the classics and the sight of an Ursula in human form was a cool one indeed.

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There was a whole series of Playboy bunny Disney Princesses, but I only saw these two and a Jasmine later on.

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With the new movie coming out, Maleficent was an all-too-popular costume this year, and this masquerade version was one of the best I’ve seen.

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These two evil queens were quite a pair though.

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I’ve never seen an Ursula quite this wonderful before either.

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His name is Olaf and he likes warm hugs -except when they come from strangers who seem to attack him from nowhere, which seemed to happen to him quite a few times.

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I didn’t know what Hexadecimal was, but I was really impressed with the costume’s accuracy when I looked it up online -especially since her costume is made from duct tape.

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Of course, everyone loves a good Bumblebee costume.

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Melisande here looked absolutely fantastic.

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And Circe looked downright royal.

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I’ve seen plenty of Amy Pond’s before, but I’ve never seen one that looked this dead on.

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And this young Doctor was absolutely adorable -especially with a Dalek and TARDIS in tow.

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DSCN3852 Don’t miss our roundups of cosplay from Comic Con from 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, and 2008, as well as our collections of hot girls from the convention in 2o13, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2008, and hot guys from 2012 and 2011.



Deliciously Hairy: The Burt Reynolds Eclair

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

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What’s sexier than Burt Reynolds? How about a nude Burt Reynolds on a delicious eclair? It’s like a hairy and sweet dream. This tasty treat is a creation of Lou Lou P’s Delights in Leeds and features not just any iconic image of Burt Reynolds, but his famous Cosmopolitan centerfold from the 70s.

By the way, that centerfold pretty much made Burt into a household name and launched Cosmo into a whole new realm of women’s publishing. You can learn more about the infamous photo in this great BBC article, but personally, I’d rather just eat Lou Lou P’s eclair.

Via Incredible Things



Breaking Bad: The Alternative Ending

Sunday, November 17th, 2013

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You probably thought Breaking Bad was the story of a chemistry teacher who turns to cooking meth in order to provide for his family after he dies from cancer. As it turns out though, the show was really just a really dark Malcolm in the Middle spin off show.

Via Laughing Squid



If Woody Allen Directed Wolverine

Saturday, August 17th, 2013

What happens when you replace Logan’s angst and anger with neurotic mumbling? You get Woody Allen’s version of Wolverine.

Something tells me this film wouldn’t do nearly as well as the blockbuster version that’s out right now.

Via The Mary Sue



You Will Never Win With Grumpy Cat Dungeon Master

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

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You can get this delightfully cruel D&D Grumpy Cat shirt from Off World Designs.

Via The Mary Sue