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30 DIY Comic-Con Ideas

From Cardboard Cosplayers to Superhero Sweatshirts

— July 20, 2013 — Art & Design
Making your own DIY Comic-Con costume is time-consuming and can take months, depending on how elaborate the look you're going for is. If you're hard-pressed for last-minute ideas, these DIYs are great ways to still show up in style. Even if you're not great at making your own projects, paper crafts just require a bit of cutting, folding and gluing to create elaborate masks and even sidekicks from beloved comic book series.

Basic garments and accessories like hoodies, tights and shoes make the perfect canvases to add emblems and other super sci-fi and comic book-inspired elements to. If anyone knows the importance of a good accessory, it is a superhero. A mask or a pair of glasses can give you a completely new identity -- just ask Clark Kent.
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DIY Superhero Disguises
DIY Superhero Disguises
Make Your Own Real-Life Rorschach Mask That Actually Shifts
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DIY Sci-Fi Pinatas
DIY Sci-Fi Pinatas
Mostlymade’s Novelty Pinata is the Geeky Way to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo
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DIY Sci-Fi Snow Toys
DIY Sci-Fi Snow Toys
The Star Wars Snowspeeder Sled Lets You Recreate the Battle for Hoth
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DIY Superheroes
DIY Superheroes
The 'Hero Factory' Lets You Design Everything from Outfit to Powers
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Glam Superhero Manicures
Glam Superhero Manicures
These Wonderwoman DIY Nails Are Just in Time For the Fourth Of July
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DIY Superhero Jumpers
DIY Superhero Jumpers
The Retro Wonder Woman Sweater Requires Knitting Skills
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DIY Sci-Fi Carriers
DIY Sci-Fi Carriers
The Ladyada TRON Laptop Bag is Intergalactic
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DIY Sci-Fi Treats
DIY Sci-Fi Treats
These DIY Star Wars Snacks by 'justJENN' are Out of This World
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DIY Sci-Fi Show Uniforms
DIY Sci-Fi Show Uniforms
With a Little Sewing Know-How, Star Trek Fans Can be Members of Starfleet
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DIY Sci-Fi Vehicle Models
DIY Sci-Fi Vehicle Models
Recreate Star Wars With These Mini DIY Popsicle Stick AT-STs
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DIY Superhero Toys
DIY Superhero Toys
This Toy Kit from ThinkGeek Allows You to Build Your Own Action Figure
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Family-Friendly Costume Play
Family-Friendly Costume Play
Matching Outfits for Parents and Children
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DIY Superpower Loaves
DIY Superpower Loaves
Channel the Man of Steel with Every Slice of the Superman Bread
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DIY Sci-Fi Drink Coolers
DIY Sci-Fi Drink Coolers
The R2D2 Beverage Dispenser Quenches Your Star Wars Thirst
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Insane DIY Cosplay
Insane DIY Cosplay
Nathan Sharratt's Bioshock 2 Big Sister Suit is a Feat of Extreme Engineering
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DIY Sci-Fi Paper Art
DIY Sci-Fi Paper Art
Shunichi Makino Designs Eco-Friendly Models and Shares the How-To
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Cut-Out Comic Costume Posters
Cut-Out Comic Costume Posters
Murat Cagri Creates DIY Superhero Masks Using Vector Graphics
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Cardboard Cosplayers
Cardboard Cosplayers
Alexander Lam Makes a One-of-a-Kind Shogun Vader Costume
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Sci-Fi Kiddie Dress-Up
Sci-Fi Kiddie Dress-Up
This Lil Robocop Costume Makes for a Machine of a Mini-Man
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DIY Sci-Fi Christmas Decorations
DIY Sci-Fi Christmas Decorations
Build the Nerdy LEGO Death Star Ornament for Yourself
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DIY Sci-Fi Bikes
DIY Sci-Fi Bikes
The Custom Stormtrooper Cruiser Brands a Two-Wheeler in Star Wars Motifs
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Superhero Sweatshirts
Superhero Sweatshirts
Batman and Superman Hoodies Make You Want to Fight Crime Too
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DIY Superheroine Tights
DIY Superheroine Tights
Fight Crime and Be Batgirl with These Easy to Follow Instructions
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DIY Superhero Masks
DIY Superhero Masks
These Printable Avengers Masks are Cute and Cost-Efficient
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DIY Sci-Fi Helmets
DIY Sci-Fi Helmets
Create Your Very Own Star Wars Clone Trooper Helmet
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Superhero Sweatshirts
Superhero Sweatshirts
The Power Ranger Hoodies Let Your Harness the Power of the Dinosaur
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DIY Superhero Kicks
DIY Superhero Kicks
The Easy Comic Book Heels are Crafty
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DIY Ironman
DIY Ironman
Fan Takes Cosplay to a Whole New Level With This War Suit
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DIY Sci-Fi Fridges
DIY Sci-Fi Fridges
Spherical Magic's Decals Will Provide Your Very Own TARDIS Fridge
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DIY Sci-Fi Snowflakes
DIY Sci-Fi Snowflakes
These Star Wars Snowflakes Add an Intergalactic Feel to Your Holiday Decor
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