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.

June 6

The Geek’s Bedroom

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Arachnea, a self-proclaimed geek from Ontario, posted this project on Craftster and called it, “The Geek’s Bedroom.”

She said she’s a geek and so is her husband, so she decided to create a roombox miniature of a geek’s bedroom. More specifically: a comic book geek. In the series of photos she posted, Arachnea included an amazing amount of details in her little room: furniture, a rug, a ton of books, comics, candy wrappers, a little t-shirt, an even posters and stuff on a bulletin board! It’s the kind of place I’d like to hang out.

May 25

Fan Art 365 Giveaway!

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Love fan art? Then this is the giveaway for you.  Artist Kayly describes herself as a “mum, tea drinker, geek, outdoor enthusiast, board gamer, and lover of handmade things,” and she’s embarked on a new journey, one we’re invited to go along on.  She’s set a goal of creating 365 fan art drawings in the next year, and she’s giving away three drawings a month! Each winner gets to pick from a variety of her work, too.  Based on her first round of drawings, it’s clear she has a wide array of interests: from Disney, to Marvel, to Star Wars, to Sandman.  There’s bound to be something of interest for everyone.  Don’t miss your chance to cheer Kayly on in reaching her goal, but also to win one of her pieces too.  You can enter her giveaway here.

Don’t forget, you can enter each month from May 2015 – April 2016!

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May 23

The Geek Crafting Gods Have Smiled On Us

Remember my post about the lamp featuring Obi-Wan Kenobi fighting a Great White Shark? Someone has made another great action figure lamp!

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downtwobane posted an album of the process on Imgur. His sister bought a cheap Avengers playset ($10) at the Disney Store for his birthday. He had seen other examples of action figure lamps online and decided to make one with these figures. The lamp was $2 from a thrift store, and he Super Glued the figures to the lamp base.

And as a thank you to his sister, keep scrolling through that album to see the Frozen lamp he made for her.

May 7

Shirts.com Deadpool Shirt Giveaway!

Congrats to Ella! Keep your eye on your inbox! Didn’t win? Go to Shirts.com and order your own, they ship worldwide!

 

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Hello friends!

Today I come bearing an awesome giveaway from Shirts.com! They have generously offered up one of their amazing shirts! Not just any shirt, oh no, I managed to pick the best shirt for you. Don’t believe me? Feel you could have picked better? False, it’s Deadpool riding an alpaca.

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Even the description for this shirt is amazing: “Superman can fly. Batman has a Batmobile. And Deadpool? That guy doesn’t have such fancy modes of transportation so he has to improvise. With this Deadpool t-shirt you can show everyone that this guy isn’t too good to ride around on an alpaca if that’s what he needs to do.”

How do you get in on this? Easy! Follow Shirts.com on Facebook or Twitter, and then come on back and comment with your e-mail address for your entry. If you don’t leave an e-mail, I can’t send you your stuff, so be sure to include it! You have until noon ET on Thursday, May 14. Also, a huge thank you to Shirts.com for allowing this to be a world-wide giveaway! So go get liking!

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April 19

DIY Comic Book Collage Silhouettes

Comic book silhouette collage by The Nifty Nerd

With so many great TV shows and movies out, there’s a lot of attention on comic books these days. It’s always nice to go back to the source material for the full backstory. While you’ve got your comics out, you might want to use some of the extras for this cool collage project, brought to us by Jessica from The Nifty Nerd.

Jessica has kindly put together a Nerdy Craft Tutorial on how she created her striking silhouette collages to adorn her hallway, including cutouts from Spiderman, plus a really cool Rohan horse banner crafted from Fellowship of the Ring book pages – you won’t want to miss that!

She also talked about other cutout backgrounds, like the Hogwarts houses, or Game of Thrones family crests. What fandom would you like to collage? I have a TARDIS in mind, from Doctor Who comic book pages…

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