While I typically find myself drawn to characters from the Marvel Universe, there are the occasional few from DC that capture my attention—and none more so than Wonder Woman. Diana Prince has graced comics since 1941, was immortalized by Lynda Carter from 1975 to 1979, and continues to be a fan favorite. She’s even getting her own film (finally) starring Gal Gadot.

I’ll be cosplaying the Amazonian princess at WonderCon 2016, and have created each piece of armor from scratch. Want to make your own bulletproof bracelets? Here’s my how-to for an easy Wonder Woman costume.

First things first, decide which version of her costume you want to replicate. I chose her newest outfit.

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The 2015 convention season is almost over for the Collective team (last one in one week: 2015 Supernatural convention in Pasadena!), and it is an exhausted blogger who writes for you now. Six conventions in one year is impressive, and I’m glad that we’re closing out our comic conventions with one I’ve had my eye on for years: Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo.

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Held annually at the Los Angeles Convention Center, the expo features some of the biggest cosplay and comic stars that the industry has to offer. This, of course, was my incentive in wrangling the Collectiva Diva, the Collected Mutineer, and a handful of other friends to attend the expo. In cosplay.

Good day, Collectors!

In celebration of the beginning of the CollectiveSmash Star Wars Rewatch series, (which spans every Friday evening for the next six weeks beginning tonight!) I’ve put together a little list of Star Wars comics that you should be reading if you like Jedi and the Force and stuff. Or if you ever wondered what Han Solo would look like as a comic character.

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Last weekend I attended New York Comic Con 2015 and it was fabulous. There’s something thrilling about being surrounded by hundreds of other geeks and some of the biggest names in the industry. Now, this wasn’t my first convention and it wasn’t even my first time at NYCC. I went four years ago in 2011 with my sister, when she attended school in New York.

Back then NYCC was large but not in the same sense that it is today. I remember buying my tickets a month after they went on sale and still snagging a three day pass. This year the four day passes were sold out after a few hours and nearly all tickets were gone by the end of the day. So, if you were planning on going next year, buy those tickets as soon as possible. The Convention has grown a lot, but to be honest, geek culture has grown a lot. This is clearer than ever when you visit the same convention four years later and see what has changed.