August 13

Pokémon Amigurumi – Pin of the Week

cyndaquil ami

 

I actually came across Wolfdreamer‘s crochet patterns a few years ago, and I think they’re fantastic. This gorgeous Cyndaquil just popped up on my pinterest and I had to share it, as well as her other patterns, with you all. She not only has dozens of free Pokémon crochet patterns, she also has patterns for Sonic the Hedgehog, Mario Bros, and lots of other wonderful characters to crochet. Thank you, Wolfdreamer, you’re awesome!

July 6

Studio Ghibli Full Sleeve Tattoo

Studio Ghibli Full Sleeve Tattoo

Check out this stunningly beautiful Studio Ghibli Full Sleeve Tattoo! Ghibli has to be my all time favourite animation studio (possibly tied with Disney), and this tattoo shows off the artwork beautifully, incorporating at least five different Ghibli films in a seamless sleeve. I have to say, I am very jealous of this ink!

April 26

Jupiter Power, Cosplay!

Sailor Jupiter cosplay by Geeky Seamstress
Cosplay photography by Aperture Ashley

I’ve mentioned before how cool the Female Geek Bloggers Google+ Community is. It’s through that community that I found the Geeky Seamstress. She is a cosplayer/seamstress extraordinaire – her blog is packed full of tutorials and costume notes on her various projects.

One striking project she completed was this fantastic Sailor Jupiter cosplay, which she debuted at Anime Fest 2014. Her blog post details her design process, including extensive customization. I bow to her sewing greatness – I’m lucky if I can sew a straight line for an infinity scarf!

What cosplay projects have you been working on, or are you most proud of? Share links in the comments!

Links of Interest

October 26

My Bouncy Neighbor Totoro for Geek Babies

Totoro bouncer by Cation Designs

I get a little thrill when I see crafty projects that repurpose/upcycle a useful something into a geekier version of a useful something. Case in point: Cation Design’s Totoro variation on an existing “Snugabunny” bouncer. I mean, really, if a manufacturer can make up something called a Snugabunny, it equally stands to reason it could be morphed into a Totoro.

For those unfamiliar, “My Neighbor Totoro” is a highly popular anime movie written and directed by the world-renowned Hayao Miyazaki, who also made “Spirited Away,” “Princess Mononoke,” and “Howl’s Moving Castle.”

Cation’s post walks readers through her creative process, including crafting a fleece-lined Totoro-shaped slip cover and dangling Soot Sprites.

What geeky repurpose/upcycle projects have you created? Link us up in the comments!

June 12

Giant Totoro

Giant Totoro

LadyKatka from Ravelry made this incredibly huge Totoro. Seriously, he weighs 14.8 lbs. For those people without Ravelry accounts, do not despair, all the photos are on Flickr too. It’s worth clicking through for the rest of the photos – my favourite is the one where he takes up her entire backseat.

March 30

Pokémon Easter Eggs!

Pokemon Easter Eggs

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It’s Easter!! And what better way to celebrate than an Easter egg hunt with Pokémon eggs?! Gotta find ’em all!

Yaltro on Flickr made this fantastic selection of Pokémon Easter eggs, with food dye, sharpies and white out. The first lot were made in 2011 and the second lot in 2012… I hope there’s a third lot on the way this year!

Why not give it a go yourself this Easter? My favourites from this lot are Psyduck and Snorlax! Do you have any other ideas for geeky Easter Eggs?