The 2012 edition of BuzzFeed's reader submitted costume gallery was a case of highs and lows, glorious triumphs, like the Battle Rufio costume pictured above, and utter failures like a guy dressed as Steve Irwin wrestling his crocodile girlfriend. You'll have to decide which category the rest of them belong in for yourself.
Meet Darla Vader, Darth's relatively unknown sister. She's used to having her way and doesn't use the Force much because men usually give her what she wants without much of an argument. Darla, and her dangerous curves, invite you to join the Dark Side!
We come across people all the time who remind us of someone we know or look familiar to us in some way, and it turns out that's because a lot of people look alike whether they're related or not.
This series of portraits by Canadian photographer Francoise Brunelle is full of people who bear a striking resemblance to each other, exploring the idea that everyone has a doppelganger out there somewhere.
Behold the mighty guinea lion, a savage beast that kills with the power of cuteness.
Adventurous animal lovers will discover many more examples of guinea pig-animal hybridization at the link below, but don't let their adorability fool you- these cuties are packing a mean set of chompers!
Even horror movie icons like Chucky and his bride have to ride the subway to get around town, but is it too much to ask for them to put away their bloody weapons?
If you spot this sadistic duo while riding on public transportation try not to stare, or you might attract their attention...
This WTF moment comes to you courtesy of Daihatsu, a company that understands business can sometimes feel like a rat race in a hamster cage.
Would employing a hamster as a manager make employees more or less productive?
Patty the cat is not a big fan of balloons, and who can blame her when the darn things keep sticking to her legs because of static cling!
Oh well, since the balloon is already stuck to the poor kitty's leg let's enjoy this comedy moment without hurting poor Patty's feelings...
--via Laughing Squid
Sometimes it's hard to decide which superhero you'd rather be-Batman or Superman. They both have their strengths and weaknesses, and they're both really cool characters, so why choose between them?
Just create a hybrid super-suit and capture the essence of both iconic DC comics characters and every kid who sees you will think you're the coolest guy ever!
This simple yet effective recut of the classic National Lampoon movie Vacation puts the comedy in the back seat and lets the horror of it all take the wheel.
It's funny how such a silly movie can seem like a full blown horror flick when presented in a different light!
(barely NSFW due to language)
The smash faced little kitty in this video must have attended Miss Manners' etiquette classes because he's so polite that the person next to him doesn't even notice him pawing at their sleeve!
Lesson one kitty- use your inside meowing voice when your paws fail to get you the attention you deserve.
--via Tastefully Offensive
Sriracha hot sauce seems like the last thing anybody would want to smear all over their lips, so it was only a matter of time before someone came up with a Sriracha flavored lip balm!
This sadistic product was created by The Oatmeal and J&D Foods, just for the burn of it.
Maybe it's an ironic statement, a lip balm that burns the lips rather than soothes, or maybe it's a way to punish those who agree to make out with you...
Performing as a mascot is a really hard job, which involves a lot of physical acting, endurance and the agility needed to stay on your feet when you can barely see where you're going.
The Japanese mascot school featured in this video take the art of costume character acting very seriously, and their rigorous program is not for cream puffs covered in peach fuzz.
Only the strongest mascots will survive...
--via Unique Daily
Santa Claus is trying to update his image, so he's traded his long white locks for a candy cane mohawk!
Santa doesn't look as warm and cuddly with his new hardcore 'do, what's next- replacing the reindeer with flying choppers?
Link --photo by Caro Scuro
The New Zealand SPCA has a creative way of handling the pet adoption situation- they teach dogs how to drive so people can see how smart they are and adopt them.
The dog featured in this video is named Porter, and he's the first New Zealand SPCA Driving Dog to drive solo.
It's going to be a long time before these furry little buggers are allowed to hit the road alongside humans, and let's hope nobody teaches dogs how to text or we're really heading to the danger zone!
--via Tastefully Offensive
Russian architecture took some rather strange turns during the Cold War era, and the results are out of this world.
Take a gander at these (mostly concrete) unusually shaped buildings, which were built with the power of imagination!
Photographer Nacho Alegre, along with graphic designers Ana Dominguez and Omar Sosa, came up with a bright idea for photographing bread- stack the loaves into leaning towers and capture the crusty balancing act for Apartamento magazine.
Somewhere a bakery window designer will be inspired by these layouts, and the balance of bread will be restored...
When a package arrived at the University of Chicago addressed to Henry Walton Jones, Jr. (aka Indiana Jones), eyebrows were raised.
When they opened the package and found a bunch of stuff directly related to Indiana Jones movie mythology inside a manila envelope mystery began.
Here's more on the mystery package:
Inside the manila envelope secured with string, school employees found a treasure of meticulously executed Jones lore brought to life, including a journal penned by Abner Ravenswood -- Indy's academic mentor and father of his Raiderslove interest, Marion Ravenswood.
"The book itself is a bit dusty, and the cover is teal fabric with a red velvet spine, with weathered inserts and many postcards/pictures of Marion Ravenwood (and some cool old replica money) included,"
The university has thrown it out to the Internet, in hopes of finding out just who is responsible for this extraordinary stunt.
"If you’re an applicant and sent this to us: Why? How? Did you make it? Why so awesome? ... If you are an Indiana Jones enthusiast and have any idea who may have sent this to us or who made it, let us know that, too.... Any hints, ideas, thoughts, or explanations are appreciated," the school writes.
Anyone with any pertinent knowledge is prompted to forward what they know to a special email account set up in honor of the mysterious package: email@example.com.
Dressing up like your favorite Transformer is one thing, but arming your costume with a working flamethrower means you're taking the robot cosplay thing to the limit.
This custom made Bumblebee costume was built by Travis Culling, features working LED lights and headlights in addition to the flamethrower, and is currently for sale on Etsy.
It may look cool to spout flames out of your arm for photo ops, but what happens if your (mostly wooden) costume catches on fire?
Parents know that their kids will want to share whatever their eating, or currently chewing on, with them on a regular basis, and kids don't understand how germs are shared much to your immune system's dismay. So before you agree to share a cookie with your kid make sure you've got some sick days saved up!
Die Again, Undead One is a silly horror-comedy short directed by Roman Coppola and starring Jason Schwartzman and Margarita Kallas. It was shot as part of the Ultrabook Experience ad campaign, and is quite possibly the most entertaining product related advertisement-film-sketch ever made!
Studio Ghibli's animated feature The Secret World Of Arrietty delighted both kids and adults alike with a story about four inch tall people trying to survive in a big person's world, and cosplayers have finally started looking to the film for costume inspiration.
Here's a cosplayer named Sam- she's got the look and all the right accessories for playing Arrietty, but what really sells the tiny person factor is the giant Colocasia leaf she's carrying around with her, it makes her look so small!
When you're walking back and forth in an 8 bit winter wonderland called January you'll hear the sounds snowflakes make when you catch them before they hit the ground, and the pixelated sky will make sweet music.
January was created by digital artist Disasterpeace, and the game is so soothing it may be just the kind of break you need from the holiday hullabaloo.
Zombie comics absolutely do not begin and end with The Walking Dead, and undead tales from the Golden and Silver age featured some truly amazing cover art and storylines that had to be more than just a bloody gorefest.
Zombies: The Chilling Archives of Horror Comics is a vintage collection edited by Craig Yoe and Steve Banes that's sure to please both the avid horror historians and those recently converted by the modern zombie craze.
Finally, couples no longer have to share their potato chips, they can both enjoy their own unique bag of crunchy, contrasting flavor at the same time with these couples chips 2 pack by Japanese snack maker Koikeya. Their potato chip love affair was both sweet and sour...
You wouldn't want to wear these undies, or wipe your face with that towel, because you'd end up with a bunch of splinters in the worst possible places.
Taiwanese sculptor Mary Leu carved up this set of undergarments with such fine detail that your eye is tricked into believing they're actually made of dingy fabric instead of wood.
Transforming mundane laundry—such as socks, towels and underwear—into fascinating works of art, one can actually see the miniscule weaves of fabric imprinted on these wood-carved creations upon closer inspection.
Each piece is sculpted out of a single piece of boxwood and may take up to a year to complete.
Stan Lee's addition to the convention circuit is the Comikaze Expo, and this year Todd Awesome captured a ton of video footage showcasing the cosplayers in attendance, then he set the whole thing to a snappy tune he wrote just for this epic costumed experience!
Is it possible that the "fancy jacket wearing monkey lost inside an Ikea" story was actually a publicity stunt for the Swedish company's latest product?
Probably not, but it's fun to imagine little fur coat wearing Ikea monkeys running around greeting shoppers as they choose the perfect Ugelkloper for their new home.
The name of this product says it all, because as soon as you take one bite of what would normally be a cool and creamy peanut spread your mouth fills with the flames of hell.
Instant Regret has extract from both Habanero and King Naga chilis, and measures 12 million on the Scoville scale. You're gonna need a lot more than jelly to put out the fire Instant Regret leaves in your mouth!
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