At last year's Toy Fair Hasbro made it a lot easier for Marvel fans to live out their superhero fantasies without requiring an Avengers-sized budget. The company's detailed but affordable role-play line is expanding this year with two new accessories for Thor fans, and those who wish they could join the Guardians of the Galaxy.
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Video: The talented filmmakers — or should that be, remakers — at Ghostlight recently reshot the 1987 Paul Verhoeven masterpiece, RoboCop. But since they didn't have a million dollar Hollywood budget, they had to build all of the film's props and practical effects themselves, including this impressive ED-209 costume.
Video: A Japanese company called On-Art Corporation wants to build a Jurassic Park-like attraction called "Dino-A-Park". But instead of spending billions of dollars trying to bring extinct creatures back to life, the company has instead created some of the most life-like and realistic dinosaur costumes you've ever seen.
Video: Can't understand how people in oversized hats riding horses and bulls is supposed to be entertaining? It turns out that rodeos were only boring because cowboys were wearing the wrong outfits. Put one in a T-rex costume on a bucking bronco and suddenly you've got the best spectator sport in the world.
Video: Last we checked, coating your body in melted silver wasn't the safest way to dress up for Halloween. So Jesse Wellens instead enlisted the help of makeup artist Alexys Fleming to help turn him into the Silver Surfer. His impressive getup was made even cooler with a silver electric surfboard that let him cruise through the streets of New York City.
Just a regular ol' Wonder Woman costume probably would have been great, but photographer and #1 dad Josh Rossi decided to make his daughter's Halloween even better by getting an amazingly crafted costume for her, and then did a special photoshoot compositing her into scenes from Batman v Superman and Wonder Woman.
Video: Besides the free lollies, Halloween is supposed to be about scaring yourself silly. But don't waste your time on horror movies, haunted houses, or ghost stories. Just watch this behind-the-scenes look at how Hyperflesh makes its oversized baby masks. You'll be terrified of going anywhere near a daycare afterwards.
Video: Lots of kids are terrified of thunderstorms, but not Zoey. Her dad, who you might remember from the glowing stick figure costume he made her a few years ago, is back with this over-the-top Princess Cumulus thunderstorm costume that's as wonderful as it is impractical for actual trick-or-treating.
Halloween is less than a week away, and your time for finding a costume is almost up... almost. We've got a guide to a bunch of quick, cheap, do-it-yourself outfits that also happen to be genuinely good costumes — and they're not only good, they're timely, too! If you're a nerdy procrastinator on a budget, you can't go wrong with these.
Looking for an incredibly easy, inexpensive, last-minute costume? I recently found a treasure trove of comfortable (and soft!) adult onesies that a) make Halloween shopping a cinch b) are nerdy beyond belief and c) are so glorious that picking just one to buy is honestly the hardest choice I have faced this year.