My geek craft crush today is Lanikins over at Craftster. A resident of Colorado, Lanikins makes the most wonderful poppets. Her poppet version of Frank N. Furter from the Rocky Horror Picture Show is no exception.
He was recently made for a swap, so Lanikins didn’t get to keep him. He was also named a “Featured Project” for June. One of her little poppet details that she shared: she buys fake eyelashes from Sally or Target to use on her creations but trims them to fit.
These sassy little Rocky Horror Picture Show amigurumi — made by Shove Mink (a.k.a. Croshame) – are just too cool for school.
Deceptively simple in shape, these cute yarn creations come to life in the details. Check out Frankie’s removable cigarette, Columbia’s glittery get-up, Riff Raffs red eye circles, and Magenta’s beautifully blasé expression.
I love this combination of crafting and cult cinema. Though, I don’t know how they’re going to Time Warp without any arms or legs…
I thought this was freaking awesome last year, but a Giant Tentacle Monster absolutely tops the Epic Halloween Decorations charts. In this Instructable by username flaming_pele, you’ll see step by step how to make your own Giant Tentacle Monster. There’s a supply list and several pictures, though you will need some of your own ingenuity and creativity to make it work for your own yard. However, the core idea is solid, and the result is TERROR-fic! (I couldn’t help myself.) What are your DIY Halloween decorating plans this year?
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Since tomorrow is Halloween, it’s the perfect time to feature Jasmin’s amazing cross stitch of everyone’s favourite serial killer, Michael Myers. (From the movie Halloween of course!)
Wow. Just…wow. This embroidered tribute to Ray Harryhausen (who passed away earlier this year at the age of 92) was posted to our Geek Crafts Flickr Pool awhile ago, and it blew me away! It was stitched completely in redwork by the awesome Ellen Schinderman. Ray Harryhausen was a special effects artist specializing in stop motion animation and movie monsters. If you’re into horror or sci-fi movies at all, there’s a good chance that you’ve seen at least one of the movies he worked on, like Clash of the Titans (1981) or Jason and the Argonauts (1963). One of my favourites was The Valley of Gwangi (1969) because (of course) it was about a dinosaur!
I’m a HUGE Stephen King fan, so of course I was super-stoked to hear about the new tv show Under The Dome. I loved the book (which, by the way, is also HUGE), and when I heard that Hank from Breaking Bad (Dean Norris) was playing the baddie I was super-duper stoked!
Unfortunately, the internet says that there aren’t any Under The Dome crafts (Let’s try to remedy that, shall we?), so we’ll just have to make do with a Pet Semetary craft for the time being (and by “make do” I mean “this is awesome”). Emily of Pyro Dog Pins is the genius behind this cross stitch sampler, and the pattern is available for purchase at her Etsy shop.