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ABOVE: This beautiful Chi cosplay, based on an artbook design, comes from Ani-Mia. You can check more pics of this and more costumes on her Facebook page. You’re familiar with Chobits, right? The manga and anime about guy who falls in love with his cute, humanoid personal computer, Chi. Yup, a true nerd fantasy. (Fashionably Geek)


Some people fear the new line of “girl-friendly” LEGO bricks won’t offer the same creative freedom for kids as other sets. But I don’t believe that’s the case. Just look as this badass mech created by Mark “lego_nabii” Stafford made entirely out of a new LEGO Friends set. He also updated LEGO Friend Stephanie, giving her a custom painted flight suit and boots. Check out more photos at TDW: Geek.


‘Brave’ Gets New Trailer

Pixar’s latest trailer for Brave seems to have all the bells and whistles of a animated hit. The animation is fantastic and the story seems set to raise little ginger headed girls to the top of the class. It’s about time those gingers had someone to look up to besides that Ron guy from Harry Potter. I’m just glad there will be a whole new slew of red headed girls at conventions cosplaying.   

Since ancient times, stories of epic battles and mystical legends have been passed through the generations across the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland. In “Brave,” a new tale joins the lore when the courageous Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald) confronts tradition, destiny and the fiercest of beasts.

Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus (voice of Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (voice of Emma Thompson). Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin (voice of Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (voice of Craig Ferguson) and cantankerous Lord Dingwall (voice of Robbie Coltrane). Merida’s actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Wise Woman (voice of Julie Walters) for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to discover the meaning of true bravery in order to undo a beastly curse before it’s too late.

Brave makes it’s way to theater screen on June 22, 2012.