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    Show and Tell: 3A Dead Cosmonaut Figure

    For this week's Show and Tell, Adam and Norm geek out over collecting highly-detailed sixth-scale figures, like this alternate reality cosmonaut from artist Ashley Wood and ThreeA productions. We take it out of the box for the first time at the cave and marvel at its intricate details!

    Adam Savage's WWII Uniforms from HBO's The Pacific

    Another surprise package arrives from our friends at Prop Store! This time, it's a pair of screen-used World War II soldier uniforms from the HBO show The Pacific. Adam and Norm examine the costumes and discuss the ways they're weathered and distressed to simulate combat wear and tear for filming. And of course, we can't resist trying the costumes on--that's half the fun!

    Adam Savage's Ghostbusters Costume

    To celebrate both Halloween this week and the 30th anniversary of the release of Ghostbusters, Adam shares his own Ghostbusters uniform and prop replicas that he has made and assembled over the years. We geek out over fond memories of the film and its contributions to cosplay culture. This is a costume that anybody can make!

    Adam Savage's Samurai Armor Costume

    Adam invites us to the Cave to join him in opening a package from Prop Store, a movie memorabilia company that collects and sells props and costumes from our favorite films. Sometimes, the props from lesser-known films are the best deals, like this awesome octopus-themed samurai armor from 47 Ronin.

    Adam Savage's Incredible Muscle Suit

    Adam invites us to the Cave to check out a new costume that he can't wait to try on. Without knowing what it looks like beforehand, we get to see it for the first time and are left dumbfounded. It's one of those things you just have to see to believe!

    Adam Savage's Alien Spacesuit Replica

    Before we went to Comic-Con, we visited Adam in his shop to get an up close look at his replica 'Kane' spacesuit from Alien. At this point, Adam was just about to complete the 10-year project of building the suit in anticipation for his Incognito walk at SDCC. Here, he describes each of the unique components he obsessed over fabricating in this dream project.

    Adam Savage Incognito at Comic-Con 2014: Mercury Spacesuit

    For Adam's second Incognito walk through Comic-Con (which was actually done before the Alien spacesuit), Adam donned his Mercury program spacesuit replica and explored the convention hall. His use of a polarized helmet visor shielded his identity, but fans still managed to pick him out in the cosplay crowd!

    Adam Incognito at Comic-Con 2014: Alien Spacesuit

    Ever year, Adam Savage walks the floor of Comic-Con incognito, hidden in plain view wearing one of his elaborate cosplay costumes. This year, Adam debuts a costume he has been working on for almost a decade: a perfect replica of the environmental space suit from Ridley Scott's Alien!

    Adam Savage's Hellboy Mecha-Glove Replica

    One of Adam Savage's favorite movie props is Rasputin's mecha-hand from Hellboy. It's an elaborately machined prop that's only in the movie for a few minutes, and Adam has spent over four years painstakingly replicating it. Now that it's finally done, Adam walks us through all the individual components and how he fabricated each.

    Adam Savage's Prop Replica Drawings

    In the process of building one of his replica props, Adam accumulates an extremely detailed inventory of all the components of that prop, with specifications that match the original as best as possible. Now, Adam has taken up drawing as another outlet for his obsessions, sharing that wealth of knowledge in beautiful sketches and original graphic designs. Find out how you can get one of these art prints here.

    Tour of Adam Savage's Cave!

    Somewhere in San Francisco is a hidden workshop of wonder. A place where iconic characters, creatures, and props from cult favorite movies are pulled from the screen into reality. Adam Savage's Cave is the Mythbusters host's personal sanctum, the place he goes not only to build his painstaking creations but where he displays a lifetime's collection of oddities, eclectic memorabilia, and film props. We're pleased to give you an exclusive tour of the shop, and announce that it's not on Google Street View! (The entrance is hidden under a manhole cover somewhere in San Francisco, so you'll have to find it!)

    Animating Adam Savage's Workshop

    Adam invited animator Marty Cooper to the Cave to geek out about traditional hand-drawn cel animation and Marty's creative augmented reality cartoons. Using overhead projector transparency sheets and a stop-motion app, Marty lets loose one of his creations in the shop!

    Maker Faire 2014: Adam Savage's 10 Commandments of Making

    Every year, Adam gives a speech at the Bay Area Maker Faire. He's talked about intrinsic need for makers to build things, and how to work smart on projects. This year talk are his 10 tips for makers of all ages--the advice Adam would've given to himself when he was just starting out.

    One Day Builds: Adam's Custom Multi-Tool Belt Holster

    One of Adam Savage's everyday carries is his favorite multi-tool, the Leatherman Wave. But the leather sheath that comes with the tool is too slow and cumbersome for Adam's needs, so today he makes a custom metal holster based on his own design. In the process, Adam shares several tips for metalworking and introduces a few favorite tools in the Cave's new metal shop.

    Inside Adam Savage's Cave: Gladiator Armor

    Adam geeks out over some new costume armor he just received: a movie-quality replica of Russell Crowe's costume from his final fight in the movie Gladiator. The convention-ready costume was fabricated by Todd Coyle, who also made Adam's Indiana Jones jacket that he's worn on Mythbusters.

    Adam Savage's SXSW 2014 Keynote: Art and Science

    Adam Savage talks about the importance of the relationship between art and science for his keynote at this year's SXSW Interactive Conference. What can scientists learn from artists (and vice versa)? How can technologists be better storytellers? Adam discusses these topics and more and then sits down for a Q&A with Norm!

    One Day Builds: Customizing Adam's Hero Sword

    Adam and Norm spend the afternoon geeking out over awesome wooden swords bought at last year's Dragon*Con and then decide to make some modifications to personalize them. This gives Adam a chance to talk about some of his favorite prop-making tools and tricks. Find out how to get your own Hero Sword here.