July 26

DIY Geek Wedding: Comic Book Bouquet

Comic book wedding bouquet by Amber Lackey

Talk about sisterly love! For her sister’s wedding recently, Amber Lackey of Sissy La-La created unique bouquets using comic book pages.

She cut each comic book page down to two 4×4″ squares and folded them into petals, using five squares to make each flower. The bride’s bouquet featured more than 300 petals and measured about 12-1/2″ across. It took about 150 pages and 14 hours to make. She went on to make two more bouquets.

three comic book wedding bouquets by Amber Lackey

Amber also created a garter using Marvel fabric:

Marvel fabric garter by Amber Lackey

Did you have any geek elements in your wedding, or have you seen some fun references in weddings you’ve attended? Please share in the comments!

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July 25

Sewn Comic Book Wallet

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DuctTuff is an Etsy store in Portland, OR that specializes in sewn wallets. One example is this Batman, Batwoman and Robin wallet, available for $14. It’s a handmade item, made of a comic book, sandwiched between layers of an adhesive vinyl laminate. This makes for a super durable and long lasting wallet that is very water resistant. Sewing it combined the quality and strength of a traditional wallet with the novelty of comics.

It also features: four card slots that can expand to accommodate more than one card each; a 3” x 8.25” cash pocket; comic images in cash pocket; and is about 4” x 3” when closed.

Even with the variety of wallet themes available in the shop, DuctTuff also makes custom orders.

July 20

Painted Calvin and Hobbes Shoes

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When Bill Watterson ended his daily comic strip “Calvin and Hobbes” on Dec. 31, 1995, it left a void in a lot of our hearts. And even more so, because Mr. Watterson didn’t have any product licensing for our favorite troublemaker and his best friend tiger. But thanks to crafty people like Bdopeness here, there are people who can create their own Calvin and Hobbes merchandise.

Bdopeness paints custom shoes and recently did this pair of canvas shoes.

July 11

This Asgardian Iron Man Armor is Better Than Anything Tony Stark Has

I want to just say, that as a slightly gaudy chick, I want this armor to cosplay as Iron Man. Not “Iron Woman.” I want this design. I’d wear it every. Day.

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Samuel Lee of Prince Armory is behind such mind-blowing costume and armor creations as the medieval versions of The Joker, Loki and Darth Vader. Now he’s back, this time with a gorgeously detailed, leather and brass-detailed Asgardian Iron Man.

The one-of-a-kind suit, made from leather, with brass hardware, isn’t for sale, but he’s always willing to discuss custom orders. However, you may need to have Tony Stark-sized bank account to afford it. However, the Prince Armory is not revealing the armor’s cost, because it will most likely never be made again.

July 6

Make Your Own Comic Book Shoes With This Awesome Tutorial!

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I’ve seen quite a few tutorials on decoupaging shoes, but this one is really good.  I found it on Anomaly Geek Girl Podcasts and Blog (a site well worth investigating!).  It’ll take you step-by-step through the process, complete with pictures.  And the results are pretty awesome.  Just imagine, you could have comic book shoes for every fandom!

Want another idea for up-cycling shoes into geek-tastic awesomeness? This tutorial is all about making your own glittery Police Box shoes! Look below for more fun links, and be sure to share your incredible comic book shoe creations.

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June 13

Steampunk Dark Phoenix

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Tholins posted a gallery of her Steampunk Dark Phoenix costume over on Imgur recently. She got this costume done just in time for Balticon 2015, and her boyfriend talked her into doing the masquerade.

There is a staggering amount of information that goes along with her gallery. It’s almost along the lines of a good tutorial (too much info to include here in this post), because she talks about the types of material she used for each piece.