8. Downton Abbey
There have been many interesting characters on PBS’ Downton Abbey, but none more so than the building itself. An exquisite photorealistic replica, this Downtown Abbey costume could easily double as a dollhouse for an extremely lucky child. The creator, Rob Cockerham, printed out a photo of Highclere Castle, which is the real Downton Abbey, and attached each side of the building to foam core. Cockerham lays out each step in incredible detail on his blog leading up to its full completion, including a video with shots of the costume from above.