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Image of the day: Amazing fan-made Groot mask turns this guy into a legit man-tree

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May 29, 2014, 11:14 AM EDT (Updated)

With Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy set to open up a whole new audience to the motley crew of galactic heroes, the cosplay is getting started a little early — and this guy just set the bar very, very high.

Guard the Galaxy shared this Groot mask, designed by a fan named “Lee,” and it’s extremely cool. Seriously, this thing looks almost like CGI. Well done. Now, make Rocket!

The design is modeled after the film version of Groot, though James Gunn’s movie designs do borrow heavily from Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning’s stellar 2008 comic run. If you’ve never read it, we highly recommend you track it down — it’s awesome in its own right, and serves as a great introduction to the characters. 

(Via Guard The Galaxy)