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.
I just got to see the Minion movie this weekend (laugh-out-loud-adorable, by the way) and thought I’d share this epic Minion Halloween Costume tutorial with you all. Linda from Craftaholics Anonymous posted this one a couple of years ago, but given the recent movie, I imagine Minions will be super popular this year. Plus, I think it’d be pretty easy to adapt these patterns to adult sizes, if you’re of the adventurous type.
For more Minion-related goodies, check out The Costume Wrangler’s Geek Crafts Pinterest Board! And don’t forget to share your awesome Minion creations with the Geek Crafts family!
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Some people may think that John Green is just for teenage girls, but I disagree. I think he’s the ultimate nerdfighter, fighting against ‘world suck’. Here are some things based on not only his books but also his vlog.
Don’t forget to be awesome!
I get a lot of my geeky crafty inspiration from Pinterest, so I thought I would share with you all my favourite pin each week. You can follow my Pinterest geek crafts board here.
My favourite pin this week is this Harry Potter quiet book. How epic is this?! I love it! You can get the pattern to make one for yourself here. I actually quite want one for myself, even if I don’t have a child! Enjoy :)
Those may not be the droids you’re looking for, but O Comic Con’s inaugural show was definitely something to see, especially the cosplay. (All photos courtesy of Brent Schumacher from BPI Multimedia).
A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasuring of taking The Costume Wrangler’s Closet to O Comic Con, the first pop culture convention in the Omaha, NE region. The expected turnout was estimated to be around 3,000 people. They had twice that over the course of three days, and attendees did not disappoint when it came to the cosplay.
From She-Hulk, to Thor, to Anime characters, Steampunk Wonder Woman, kids in costume, the 501st Legion, a kick-butt dinosaur, and so much more, there were tons of great cosplayers strutting their stuff at O Con. For more of the extraordinary cosplay that was at O Con be sure to take a look at professional photographer Brent Schumacher’s galleries here!
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Bad title puns aside, this is a lamp I need.
Dickie of Master Glasster of Sandusky, OH recently made this stained glass R2-D2 lamp shade. It looks to be about 18-20″ wide and 10-12″ tall.
It’s no longer a part of the Master Glasster’s Etsy shop, but he does have a great TARDIS glass lamp you might be interested in.