Darth Vader already represents a rather strange watershed confluence of speculative fiction concepts, being an evil cyborg samurai starfighter pilot technomage, but sculptor Michael Barrera proves you can add one more geek-niche adjective to the list and get something even cooler by invoking Fan Fiction Rule #1: "No matter who cool a character already is, that character can only get cooler if he is a zombie."
Thus, I give you Zombie Darth Vader. The first person to turn this design into a viable Halloween costume gets 10,000 Geek points. Same goes for Barrera's other undead Star Wars design, Zombie Slave Leia. Heh, metal bikini-clad zombie hotness.
(Found via SFSignal.)
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