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DIY Pokémon Go lifehack from Japan: rest tired arms with creative hands-free “Poké-Han” device

Arms tired from holding your smartphone in front of you all day? We’ll show you how to make this ingenious “Poké-Han mobile gaming accessory!

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Tokyo designer’s DIY Space Invaders kimono is retro fashion in more ways than one

German-born Tokyo designer Anji Salz wows with this home-made Space Invaders kimono, and she’ll show you how to make your very own, too!

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This realistic, incredibly detailed recreation of Voltron’s Flaming Sword is simply amazing!

Over at YouTube channel AWE me, the men and women at Man at Arms recreate a realistic replica of Voltron’s Flaming Sword, because, uh… Why wouldn’t you?

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Ingenious cosplayer shows us how to make sword blades nearly two meters long for a few bucks

Sub-meter decorative swords just not cutting it for you? Try this method for legendary blades of up to 1.82 meters (6 feet) that won’t slice into your budget too much.

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Man recreates favourite Japanese restaurant set-up in kitchen, internet applauds

Can you guess what’s underneath the plastic bucket at the end of all that aluminium tubing?

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DIY video series shows how to make your own Metroid arm cannon

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Cool dad needs only US$2 to make a lightsaber, shows us how to make one too【Video】

A few dollars and a handful of materials are all you need to make your very own lightsaber—and this crafty father shows us how!

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Amazing creations made using only a hot glue gun have Japanese Twitter on meltdown【Pics】

Apparently it’s possible to create something other than burned fingers when using hot glue.

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Want something sweet to add to your drink? Make some Rilakkuma cup-hanging cookies!【Video】

Watch the step-by-step process of how to cook these cute, completely edible cup accessories yourself.

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Crustacean Suit Gundam: man builds MSN-04 Sazabi out of a lobster’s shell

It’s like the saying goes: When life hands you a lobster, make a Psycommu-system-equipped mobile suit with it.

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This tsundere-prone steampunk ramen timer is kind of impractical, totally awesome!

Do you love cup ramen, but hate boring technology? Then this mercilessly strict steampunk ramen timer is just what you need!

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Forget dog-earing and bookmarks that fall, make your own easy origami bookmark instead!

We’ll show you how to never again lose a page number to the dreaded “bookmark slip.”

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Snow globes are the newest winter trend in Japan!【Photos】

Christmas is over, but that doesn’t mean the magic of the season can’t live on. Check out these amazing snow globe accessories trending on Twitter!

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Japanese gamer builds his own custom arcade cabinet full of nostalgic feels 【Video】

If you’ve got the time and dedication, here’s one clever way to recycle your old analog TV monitor!

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Make kitty happy with these clever cat project ideas

Find your purr-fect creativity outlet over the holidays and give these eight kitty-compatible DIY projects a try.

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Trash to treasure: Incredible motorised steampunk goggles are made out of nothing but spare parts

Halloween has already passed, but when you’re talking about amazing steampunk-inspired outfits and accessories, like these custom-made motorized goggles, who needs a reason to dress up? Check out how this crafty Japanese Twitterer turned some spare parts into a work of art!

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Computer overheating? Japanese Twitter suggests using 10-yen coins to cool it off

We’ve all been there: you’ve been marathoning a TV series on your laptop, or maybe playing a game for way too long, and now your fans are going haywire and the whole computer is hot to the touch. What are you supposed to do? Put your viewing on hold and wait for your computer to cool? No way!

Thankfully one Japanese Twitter user has another solution: cover your computer in 10-yen coins. Read on to find out why this idea just might be crazy enough to work.

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100-yen water guns get super cool makeovers, make awesome costume accessories 【Photos】

Halloween is less than a week away! Do all of you have your costumes ready?

If you’re still looking to add a nifty additional touch, then you can do as these handy DIY-ers on Twitter did and turn inexpensive, 100-yen (US$0.84) water guns into clever, steampunk-ish accessories. All it takes is some paint and a little creativity!

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Summer is drawing to a close. With vacation season ending many people are burnt out and low on cash. But that doesn’t mean the party has to end! You can get a few more miles out of your summer and create your own swimsuit for next to nothing to strut around in at the beach. All it takes is the clever use of only one household item: the humble plastic bag.

Just in the past week, wearing plastic shopping bags as a swimsuit has become something of a fashion phenomenon in Taiwan. Could this be the next international DIY fashion trend? We think so, and we tried making some for ourselves.

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Nintendo fans, get your sewing machines ready! Official Nintendo fabrics now available to buy

Have you ever wanted to lounge around in your own pair of Legend of Zelda pajama pants? How about snuggling up with a Mario Kart or Donkey Kong pillow? Well now thanks to Jo-Ann Fabrics, all of your Nintendo-related craft dreams can finally come true!

The U.S.-based arts and crafts retailer is now offering more yards of Nintendo-themed fabric than you can shake a Master Sword at. From Mario to Donkey Kong, Zelda to Pokémon, they have it all. Who says fully-grown adults can’t make their own homemade Pikachu PJs?

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