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Beautiful and haunting photographs of Shanxi, China’s Lunar New Year celebrations
08.02.2011
12:14 pm

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Lunar New Year


 
From photographer Zhang Xiao:

These photographs were taken in Shanxi Province in the Northwest of China. They document the ancient customs, which originate from pagan religious beliefs. Today a number of these customs have survived as one of the most important cultural practices in the Lunar New Year. People dress in stunning costumes, paint their faces, and stage themselves as mythical creatures. I suppose, by contrast to their daily peasant lifestyle, on this special occasion everyone must have felt quite extraordinary, especially since they were representing powerful ancient deities. When I first saw them line up and walk around in the village, I kept on wondering: did I step into wonderland?

Zhang Xiao captures his images with a Holga camera, known for its “low-fi” aesthetic.
 

 

 
More of Shanxi after the jump…

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Al Pacino costume from the movie ‘Cruising’
08.01.2011
03:33 pm

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Hilarious Halloween costume of Al Pacino’s character from Cruising. I think this costume would get a lot of attention, don’t you?

Thank you, Gwendolyn Witherup!

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Douchebag T-Shirt Template
08.01.2011
09:14 am

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Portable glory hole
07.28.2011
10:52 pm

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It S-T-R-E-T-C-H-E-S!
 
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Bowie and Iggy: Hot chicks
07.27.2011
09:43 pm

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“Well I’m just a modern guy.”

Update: Dangerous Minds has the hippest readers on the planet. Thanks for the heads up. It seems the above photo is an altered version of the photo below of Iggy and Sable Starr.
 

 
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Money Stacks Backpack
07.27.2011
12:29 pm

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Yeah it looks real and everything, but you’d have to be total knob or P. Diddy to carry this thing around.

The Money Stacks Backpack sells for $50.00 over at Sprayground.

Update: A reader points out that the Money Stacks Backpack reminds him of Cheeky’s Suitcase Stickers. I have to agree.


 
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Uneek Doll Designs


Oscar Wilde
 
Handmade miniature character dolls of famous artists, authors, historical figures and actors by Etsy seller Uneek Doll Designs. Each doll measures around 4 1/2 inches tall; all the clothes and costumes are handmade and they retail for $30.00 - $36.00. I never thought in my life I’d stumble across a Noel Coward doll or Harper Lee doll!


Pablo Picasso
 

Edith Head
 
More dolls after the jump…

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Freddie Mercury’s eyeball jumpsuit
07.25.2011
03:49 pm

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”I dress to kill, but tastefully.” Freddie Mercury.

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Moon Shoes Boogieland: the best of Soul Train line dances
07.25.2011
09:15 am

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I like how someone points out in the YouTube comments that Americans are too fat to dance like this anymore.

 
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Kickin’ Jeans


 
Kickin’ Jeans—not to be confused with “Chuck Norris’ Action Jeans”—was advertised in the back of Black Belt magazine in 1979 for a measly $19.95. Notice how the jeans have a “gusset crotch” sewn in them. You know, so your “bits” can be carried light-n-tight..

 

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