Pikachu trading card cosplay electrifies our hearts

Going a step up from the typical Pokemon cosplay, Don Schwabs created this clever Pikachu trading card costume, which he recently showed off at Melbourne's Supanova Pop Cultcha Expo. Get enough of these costumes together, and you could play through a live-action version of the card game. [Albotas via Fashionably Geek] » 4/22/12 3:45pm 4/22/12 3:45pm

"The Women of The Future," according to 1902 French trading cards

In 1902, a French trading card manufacturer released this curious batch of playing cards depicting women and their futuristic careers as soldiers, lawyers, journalists, and cigarette-chomping students. But because these cards were designed to titillate, many of these outfits aren't entirely practical — note the… » 3/08/12 10:05am 3/08/12 10:05am