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Things We Saw Today: The Best Geeky Cosplay For a Baby Bump

Informal poll: If you found yourself pregnant and hankering for some cosplay, what do you do about that growing belly? It starts heading into “cheesy Halloween costume” territory, doesn’t it? Pregnant Leia, pregnant Wonder Woman … but why stick to humans and try other orb-shaped elements of geekdom? Like this expectant mom did with the Death Star? See more pics at Global Geek News.

  • Did you see Prometheus this weekend? Were you as let-down/confused/disappointed/underwhelmed as many (but certainly not all) of us were? This post on LiveJournal by user cavalorn might just be enough to change your mind. Maybe.
  • Renae De Liz, the organizer behind Womanthology, has been hospitalized for several health problems including an infection to her blood and kidneys, and pneumonia. Currently without insurance, her husband, Ray Dillon, is seeking help from her fans and friends to help pay for what could amount to $30,000 in medical bills. For more information and updates, visit the Womanthology Kickstarter page. Donations can be made via PayPal on Dillon’s blog. (via Robot 6)
  • Marissa Willman at The Frisky discusses how everyone’s favorite Jim Henson mammoth Snuffleupagus saved her relationship. Who is your spirit Muppet?

  • Jason Enright at Fanboy Comics name-checked The Mary Sue in his open letter to DC Comics concerning their sexist content. Thanks, Jason!
  • The Chinese don’t generally release the names of their astronauts until hours before the flight, but why aren’t they celebrating their first women in space, Captain Wang Yaping and Major Liu Yang? (via IHT Rendezvous at The New York Times)
  • Etsy seller VaLa Jewelry is selling this Star-Trek-inspired engagement ring for when your Trekkie lover is ready to “engage” or “make it so.” Get it? See what I did there? I tried. (via Fashionably Geek)

    A subway worker in Boston jumped onto the tracks to save Nummy, a little girl’s stuffed bunny. I can’t even … it’s too adorable (and perilous). (via The Jane Dough)

    Want to turn your iPhone into an iPhone-shaped Star Wars character? PowerA introduced these cases at E3 last week, and they can totally be yours. [insert Chewbacca cheer here] (via Nerd Approved)

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    • Anita Chainsaw

      Why don’t they make Star Wars cases for the Droid phones? I want my Droid to look like R2-D2!

    • John Wao

      If Darth has a boy she should name it Luke so one day she can say: “LUKE….I AM YOUR MOTHER.”

    • Anonymous


      But Charlize WHY DIDN’T YOU JUST RUN TO THE SIDE?? /facepalm

    • pcnerd37

      I’m glad you guys liked my post on the pregnant Death Star cosplay enough to mention it!  You guys clearly have good taste :)

      I will do my best to post more great stuff on Global Geek News you guys find worthy of mentioning!

    • JoAnna Luffman

      The best pregnant costume I saw was a woman with a very pretty white dress and doll arms sticking out of the belly, with lots of fake blood. 

      Very Aliens, and I loved it.