LED Bow Ties Light Up the Night

Because nothing says I’m a fancy gentleman from the future like a light-up bow tie, these are the Glow in the Dark LED Bow Ties created by Neon Nightlife and available on Amazon (affiliate link) for $25.  The adjustable ties are available in seven different colors (aqua, green, blue, orange, pink, red, and white) and are powered by a single AAA battery for approximately 10 hours of light.

In addition to the standard ‘on’ mode, the ties can also be set to a ‘slow blink’ mode to ensure you catch the eye of everyone at the cocktail party.

So, do you think James Bond will be wearing one of these in his next film? Because I would if I were him. Of course, if I were him I’d also probably fail to thwart the plot to melt the polar ice caps and flood the world and get fired from MI6. Then what? Then I’m just a handsome devil in an LED bow tie with a battery that died hours ago, sipping a martini the bartender insisted would have to be my last before I’m asked to leave. So yeah, I guess you could say I’d make a pretty great spy.

When Is a Shoe Not a Shoe? When It’s a Cake, Naturally.

I’ve heard the old expression “I’ll eat my hat” when betting on something improbable. But I’ve never heard anyone say “I’ll eat my shoe.” But I’d definitely eat my shoe if it were actually a delicious cake. Natalie of Sideserf Cake Studio has made some pretty epic cakes in her time, from hyperrealistic foods to nightmarishly creepy. Now, she’s made a cake that looks exactly like an adidas ZX 2K Boost sneaker.

Like most of her cakes, she made the structure from layers of cake and buttercream, then sculpted its exterior and sole from modeling chocolate. We love how she even accurately sculpted the tread pattern even though it’s mostly hidden underneath the cake. The video below shows off the full cake making process. While watching, I was actually ready to eat the shoe when it was just cake and buttercream.

Here’s a picture of the original shoe for comparison. Seriously, this cake is so accurate that if she wasn’t careful, she might try and put her foot into her dessert.

Garden Gloves with Claws Make You Look Like a Monster

Who knew that garden gloves with claws were a thing? I sure didn’t. It turns out that they are, and they’re meant to make it easier to work in the dirt when you don’t have a shovel handy.

These unusual garden gloves come with removable fingertip claws that make quick work of breaking up dirt while planting. They’re also great for scaring off nosy neighbors when they peer over your fence to see what you’re doing. Heck, you could probably use them for self-defense in a pinch. Or put a pair on your hands and stick some extra claws onto your FiveFingers shoes and walk around on all fours like a giant feral cat to really confuse people. Just don’t try and pick your nose while wearing them.

As an added bonus, when you’re not using them in the garden, you can use them as part of your low-budget Wolverine Halloween costume. You can find a whole bunch of these weird but useful gloves over on Amazon.

Batman Engagement Ring: If Batman Ever Proposes to Catwoman

Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle have been dancing around their relationship for as long as I can remember. I think it’s about time that Batman got down on one knee and asked Catwoman for her hand in marriage. Sure, there was that time when Catwoman gave up her life of crime and married Batman back in 1955, but that took place in an alternate reality on “Earth-Two,” so that doesn’t really count.

Seriously, put a ring on it, Bats. I’ve even already picked one out for you.

Among their various wares, Canadian jewelry shop Geeky Rings sells this sweet Batman-inspired engagement ring. This particular ring is made of gold with a bunch of bats flying around the band and holding up a ruby red gemstone at its center. The ring can be special ordered in other gemstone colors, as well as in white or a rose gold and silver combo, and an 18K gold version. If you’re looking for something that captures the “dark” aspect of The Dark Knight even better, they also sell a murdered-out black version.

Prices for the Batman engagement ring start around $550 and go up to $930 depending on the materials used. That’s chump change for the Wayne family, so you’ve got no excuse, Bruce.

Now, I wonder if this is the ring that Peter Parker gave Mary Jane back when they got married in the 1980s.

Keep Whatever You Want Inside These See-through Platform Shoes

Back in the 1970s, there was a ridiculous pair of pimp shoes which had goldfish in their see-through heels. Now, there’s a modern take on that design which lets you fill up the bottom of your shoes with whatever strikes your fancy.

Made by YRU Shoes, Qloud shoes have a see through platform under their foot box, which can be loaded up with anything you can get through the secret opening under its insole. You can fill it with candy, gumballs, coins, paper clips, vending machine toys, marbles, or whatever. And while I don’t recommend filling these with water and goldfish, they could make for an interesting ant farm under your feet. Or Pepperidge Farm Goldfish crackers.

While the versions shown in the video and images above appear to be sold out at the moment, YRU is taking orders for its new neon pink and black Qloud Elevation shoes, which both start shipping in mid-August. They’re going for $150 a pair.

This Alien Facehugger Face Mask Keeps Viruses and Xenomorph Eggs In

If you’re going to have to wear a face mask to keep from spreading germs, it might as well be something interesting, right? Well, I can’t think of anything better than this Alien facehugger mask to prevent the your nose and mouth droplets from escaping and infecting others. As an added bonus, it’s guaranteed to increase social distancing by others around you.

Of course, it does mean that you’re willing to subject yourself to xenomorph eggs being implanted in your belly, but that’s a small price to pay for public health, right? You might even get a little tap dance out of it. This awesomely creepy mask was made by UK leather artist Pirate’s Leatherworks, who did an amazing job that’s sure to have him swimming in custom orders for quite some time.

If you’re interested in buying one for yourself, keep an eye out on the artist’s Etsy shop, where no one can hear you scream.

[via Reddit via Geekologie]

This Tauntaun Handbag Doesn’t Smell Bad on the Outside or Inside

When it comes to Star Wars movies, many of us agree that The Empire Strikes Back was still the best of the nine film Skywalker Saga. Among its many contributions to the lore of Star Wars were the tauntauns that Luke and Han rode around in the snow on Hoth. And now, you can tote around your everyday essentials inside of a tauntaun fur bag.

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back, Loungefly has created a pair of accessories look like they came straight from the ice planet’s surface. First up is the larger item, a sherpa cross-body bag that features diamond stitching, a debossed Empire logo, and an imperial metal plaque on front. In addition to your phone, wallet, and keys, it’s a great place to keep your Luke Skywalker action figure warm.

Don’t need a new purse? Then keep your imperial credits (and credit cards) inside of the matching tauntaun zip-around wallet, which features fur on one side, and a shiny, iridescent faux leather on its backside.

We’ve been assured that no actual tauntauns were harmed in the making of these bags, so before you go all PETA on these guys, stop it. The larger bag sells for $70, while the wallet is just $40. Either or both would make swell gifts for a Star Wars lover on your shopping list. Both are available while supplies last from Loungefly.

Burger Socks: Hold the Lettuce Between Your Toes

Hungry? How about a delicious, juicy cheeseburger? That sounds yummy to me. What if I told you somebody’s stinky feet had been touching your sandwich? You’d have second thoughts about cramming it into your mouth for sure. So while these cheeseburger socks are cute, they’re definitely not fit for consumption.

Rainbow Socks makes this this whimsical and colorful set of printed socks that look like a burger when folded up and stacked. In fact, you’re looking at a double cheeseburger, fully-loaded with two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun. Wait a second. That’s the Big Mac song. Actually, the burger socks come with tomatoes too, something McDonald’s wouldn’t try until the McDLT.

Of course, they come packaged in an appropriate burger style container too. You can grab two pairs of the burger socks over on Amazon for $19.99. Would you like fries with that?

[via Toxel]

Star Wars Beauty Face Masks: Use the Moisturizer, Luke!

If you’ve spent any time over in Japan, you know that those stick-on beauty masks are everywhere. They come in all kinds of designs, from panda bears to Hello Kitty. Now, Star Wars fans can get in on the moisturizing goodness too!

Beauty product maker Isshin Do is making face masks that make you look like some of your favorite Star Wars characters.

Yes, now you can walk around the house looking like the Dark Lord of the Sith while at the same time improving your complexion. Each single-use face pack contains a mix of water, glycerin, water-soluble collagen, Vitamin C, and hyaluronic acid, which sounds like a skin-melting chemical developed by the Empire to make Rebel scum talk.

In addition to Darth Vader, the masks come in Chewbacca, Stormtrooper, Darth Maul, and C-3PO designs, so you can stomp around in your slippers and quote the odds that your mask will come off in one piece.

If you live in Japan, you should be able to find them at a variety of retailers for about ¥438 each (~$4 USD). Overseas, you can order them from the Japan Trend Shop, where they’re going for $31 for a 3-pack.

Razer Kraken Kitty Headphones are Cool for Cats

Razer is best known for its bold and highly stylized computers and computer accessories. The vast majority of them are done up in black, with accents of neon green, and maybe some color-changing LEDs. But Razer also makes one product that stands out from the rest, and they’re pink headphones that look like cat ears.

Razer Kraken Kitty headphones let gamers show off their love for cats while blasting their opponents with laser cannons. Like other Razer products, these ones do offer the latest and greatest in technology, rocking THX 7.1 spatial surround sound, a chat microphone with active noise cancelling, and Chroma RGB lighting, which can be synced up with other peripherals. They just make you look like a kitty cat. And if pink isn’t quite your style, they make them in classic Razer black.

So if you’re a crazy cat lady (or crazy cat guy), you can get either colors of the Razer Kraken Kitty headphones from Amazon for $149.99.