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    Adam Savage Incognito as the Knights of Ren!

    For Adam's first incognito costume of the year, he teams up with propmaker Darrell Maloney (aka Broken Nerd) to become two of the Knights of Ren from Star Wars: The Force Awakens! Without much reference material, Adam and Darrell relish the opportunity to bring these mysterious characters to life in cosplay.

    Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Custom Workbench LED Lamp!

    While working on a recent prop project, Adam realizes that he needed better lighting for his workshop bench, and embarks on building a custom light rig for illuminating his builds. Using off-the-shelf parts like an affordable LED light panel, Adam wires up this versatile bench lamp that can be positioned precisely where he needs it!

    Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Foam Ringwraith Gauntlet!

    This week's One Day Build is a collaboration with new Tested contributor Bill Doran, aka Punished Props! Bill visits Adam's workshop to help make a replica of Adam's Ringwraith Gauntlets using thin sheets of foam, showing the versatility and accessibility of this popular cosplay material! Watch Bill's paint-up of this build here.

    Tested in 2017: Adam Savage's Favorite Things!

    To wrap up the year, Adam shares a few of his favorite things he discovered this year, including a beautiful miniature cityscape model, a few tools, a Star Wars collectible, and a favorite jacket! Thanks for watching our videos and we'll see you in 2018. Happy new year!

    Adam Savage's LEGO Han Solo Blaster!

    Adam adds to his LEGO-themed armory with this replica of Han Solo's DL-44 blaster, built entirely of LEGO bricks. We found these fan-designed kits online, and talk through the build to show some of the clever ways the pieces are assembled to resemble the parts of the iconic Star Wars blaster.

    Making the Creature Costume for "Yoshua"

    Adam welcomes costume designer Patrick Glendening to the cave to check out a creature costume made for the short film "Yoshua". Patrick talks about how a costume like this is made, from character design collaboration with the director to the fabrication suited for on-screen performance.

    Inside Adam Savage's Cave: The Deep Blue Bag

    Adam's friend Marcos Mafia--co-founder of Mafia Bags--stops by the cave to show off a new hand-crafted backpack made from upcycled materials like rugged sailcloth and wetsuit/drysuits. Marcos shows Adam a few of the bag's unique features that make it ideal for taking to the beach, and how designer Yves Behar contributed to its streamlined aesthetic. Plus, proceeds from the bag support the non-profit Sustainable Surf!

    Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Foam Excalibur Sword!

    Let's flash back to a build that was part of Adam's preparation for this year's Comic-Con! For his King Arthur armor cosplay, Adam needed a foam sword that would be suitable for the convention floor. He turned to the LARP community to find a prop, and today's build is making that sword look better with different techniques for metallic finishing. To the airbrush!

    Marcus Wu's 3D-Printed Curta Calculator

    Adam walks us through his collection of analog calculators, culminating in one of his newest favorite objects: a 3D-printed Curta calculator that's a perfect scaled reproduction of the intricate mechanical computer. This incredible replica was engineered and built by Marcus Wu, who started the project two years ago.

    Inside Adam Savage's Cave: $30 Blade Runner Blaster

    Adam shows us his newest Blade Runner blaster replica--and one that only costs $30. This model by Elfin Knights is actually a water pistol, and an impressively modeled one at that! Replica prop builders and cosplayers have already started modifying this toy to give it some heft and realistic paint finishes. And of course, Adam has to test its water blasting capability!