This awesome mechanized Xenomorph costume was created by professional cosplayer Peter Kokis using an impressive variety of everyday objects such as knife sharpeners, toilet plungers, drain mats, and conduit tubing. He spent 16 months simply gathering all of the parts he needed and then about 400 hours assembling the suit. The fearsome costume weighs 120 pounds and has been dubbed the “Brooklyn Alien.”
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Adventure Time, c’mon grab your friends, we’ll go to an awesome Adventure Time art show!
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"I used pepakura technique. But I did not add any special color on the surface. Keeping the cardboard color and texture was deliberate. That’s my style."
Head over to the Stan Winston School of character Arts to check out more of Kai-Xiang Xhong’s cardboard creations.
German-born artist Gabby Wormann uses painstaking care to combine the delicate bodies of animals such as tarantulas, crabs and winged insects with intricate clockwork mechanisms to create beautiful creatures which she calls MeCre, or mechanical creatures.
"Wormann is interested in humanity’s intervention into complex biological systems, and her work postulates the hybrid forms’ role in the future. To the artist, they symbolize a synthesis between biomass and mechanics that will become part of our evolution. These creatures are more resistant, efficient, and technically optimized for a world where we are focused on continually improving at all costs."
Visit Gabby Wormann’s wesbite to check out more of her remarkable MeCre creations.
[via My Modern Metropolis]
"KitRex began as a homework assignment where I was asked to research a manufacturing process and demonstrate it in a unique way. I decided to research Industrial Origami, and over the course of 50 hours I designed, cut, and built a wearable 15-ft long velociraptor out of cardboard. I took him to a costume ball, and when I tromped into the room, literally everyone stopped to stare. He was the star of the evening, and everyone wanted one. I knew I had to do something."
Lisa then started (and successfully funded) a KitRex Kickstarter project to help her mass-produce an adorable 3-foot-long KitRex (since most people don’t have the space for a 15-ft paper dino). After months of prototyping and testing with kids between 8 - 12 years old, the final KitRex was born as a bristol board model that’s easily flat-packed and shipped anywhere (But you have to add your own googly eyes). A few lucky Kickstarter contributors were rewarded with giant 15-foot KitRexes of their very own.
Lisa isn’t quite ready to ship the KitRex, but for the time being you can click here to download a free pattern that fits on a standard 8x10 sheet of paper. It’ll be like playing with a dino hatchling.
Joyce Lin is a student at the Rhode Island School of Design and in her spare time she creates awesome interactive kinetic sculptures like the beautiful flying fish and bird study pieces pictured here. Although the design and construction process must’ve been painstaking, they were made using simple materials such as popsicle sticks, mylar and tracing vellum.
Speaking about her work she says, “When people view and activate my sculptures, I would like them to feel a kind of childlike awe and wonderment while being reminded that we are part of an infinite chain of systems within systems.”
Visit Joyce Lin’s Behance page to check out more of her creations.
A functional watch carved entirely from wood other than one sole metal spring. Ukrainian creator Valerii Danevych used to made wood artworks until he moved onto mechanics, see more here
Captain Jules’ Extraordinary Telescope Ring
This amazing ring transforms into both a working telescope, a magnifier and a compass! It is also very lightweight and can be detached from the body of the ring for easier use and comes in many different sizes.
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Growing Jewelry is a redifinition of modern values. It is a clash of jewellery and gardening couture and organism.The collection of this hand jewellery is designed for people in metropolitan cities and is an experiment in drawing nature towards man, as nature being the presupposition of life.This collection is a production made in Iceland and all pieces are made out of stainless steel with real Icelandic moss placed inside the jewellery.
New masks are in the shop!
These stealth recon squad masks have seen some action! Just kidding these are cast urethane made to look like battle worn scuffed metal helmets. Each mask is hand painted and sealed with clear coat with adjustable elastic straps and interior foam installed. Ready to wear.
You will get the exact mask pictured. Please use the letters in the first two pictures to pick the mask you want.
The mask can be seen out of but the black-out cloth conceals the wearer’s eyes. Imagine the character you could build around this piece!
While these pieces of art are wearable please treat them with care. Wipe any dirt with damp cloth, do not use solvents to clean the surface.
This mask fits most faces but a perfect fit is not guaranteed.
Do not use this as safety equipment or a welding mask or anything else but costuming. Use common sense, please. I am not responsible for injuries sustained through improper use of this mask.
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Richard Teschner (1879, Bohemia—1948, Vienna) made prints and illustrated books in turn-of-the-century Prague, hanging out with writers like Meyrink and Paul Leppin and exhibiting withHugo Steiner-Prag.
He finally settled in Vienna and devoted himself to the puppet theater. Brittanica says he “developed the artistic potentialities of the Javanese rod puppet for western puppet theatre.” I’ll keep digging! (For instance, someone needs to comb through this archive of his puppets.) [update: some photos of Teschner’s puppets here.]
Via 50 Watts
Vehlmann and Keracoest is one of my favorite comic teams of all time. Everything they do is GOLD. It’s pretty rare that French comics get an English version. Super rare. You guys get about 0.02% of what we produce. but everything in that 0.02% is amazing. So, yes, read Beautiful Darkness. It will knock your socks off and lead you to questioning your humanity. For reals.