At the cons I have attended, I see a ton of creative cosplay (people dressed up in costumes representing characters from books, movies, TV, manga, etc.). I can pretty safely guarantee I’ll see a variety of fandoms represented – almost always Star Trek, Star Wars, and Doctor Who. I always enjoy seeing other characters, however, and recognizing their references. Makes me feel a little self-righteous in my geekhood.
That’s why I was tickled to recently find this tutorial on a Ramona Flowers cosplay, from the graphic novel series, video game and movie, Scott Pilgrim. We have enjoyed watching the movie several times at our house, and my daughter has read the books. Mia did a great job breaking down the steps to creating the iconic hammer in her tutorial, right down to the bell on the end of the handle – great attention to detail! She also gives tips on how she was able to travel by plane with the hammer!
Be sure to check out other examples of Mia’s cosplay wizardry – such as Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones, Fiona from Adventure Time, and Female Engineer from Team Fortress 2.
This week’s Etsy Treasury is brought to you by the amazing Scott Pilgrim vs The World!
As always, be sure to click the picture to be taken to the actual treasury.
This delightfully adorable work of bead art was crafted by Pixelated Production and is available in her Etsy shop. She has dozens of wonderfully geeky works of bead art for sale, including Scott Pilgrim coasters and a Super Mario coin box that you can actually put coins in! This particular piece is available as is, or mounted onto a canvas background.
As you may have read in my previous post, I recently attended the Wizard World Comic Con in Chicago. While many in attendance were in full-scale cosplay mode (costume-play), some stood out to me because of the crafty–DIY nature of their projects.
I loved this crocheted ode to Dr. Who‘s Tardis. My model very sportingly gave me two views.
And with another homage to the good doctor – a walking Tardis! I’m not sure how much of the con this young lady got to see, as she was stopped frequently for photo opps!
This Scott Pilgrim-inspired couple didn’t seem to think their costume very photo-worthy, but I thought they were great. I loved their little labels on their shirts and the giant mallet. Made me want to watch the movie again. It also reminded me of this fantastic embroidery project, posted on GeekCrafts earlier this year. (And I have seen a girl with hair like that – that’s mine pretty much every morning when I wake up! Except the purple part…)
I had to marvel at this repurposed use of a set of Star Wars sheets, used to create a smart suit for the Mayor of Star Wars Town.
Unfortunately I didn’t notice many crafty things for sale at booths, but then, I was cruising through the aisles at warp speed. I was able to nab a few pictures.
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It’s a geek-culture mashup, don’t you love it? Scott Pilgrim + LittleBigPlanet = The Ramona Flowers Sackgirl Doll (omgwtfbbq so CUUUUUTE!)
In the words of the crafter Mike, owner of the Etsy shop MiCrochets:
“This little sackgirl was inspired by the SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD movie. She has a working zipper and her arms and legs move. She stands about 9” tall. Crochet goggles and purse are removable.”
That’s some heavy duty crafting boys and girls! certainly worth a reader submission shout out.
Thomas over at Game Craft tumblr posted this Ramona Flowers embroidery (featuring “7 little kisses?”) on February 5th. The drawing is from the movie Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, but it was drawn by Bryan Lee O’Malley (the author of the comics) for Michael Cera to use. I can’t believe I didn’t think of this! I had planned to put this on a tee shirt, but now I want to embroider it too! Maybe one in each of her hair colors?
If you haven’t seen that movie yet, btw, you should. It’s awesome!